Switching Audio Sources

Modified on Tue, 11 Oct 2022 at 09:50 AM

In this article, you'll learn how to switch audio sources on your device.

Why would I need to switch my audio source?


Good question! When you plug any peripheral device that can put out audio or record, your computer will register the device as an audio source. This can then change the audio output on the computer.

Examples below: 

Classroom setups: You have two monitors (ASUS) with built-in speakers connecting to your docking station, classroom smartboard, classroom speakers & laptop. That is 5 different audio sources you can play sound from. 

Office setups: The desktop or docking station will be the same as the classroom setup but without the smartboard. That will leave you with four primary audio sources. Two Monitors, external speakers & laptop( if you have a docking station). 

Switching audio sources 

To switch your audio source on your device, go to the lower-right-hand side of the desktop. Locate your audio sourcesSpeaker Icon). Click on the speaker icon, and a little window will appear. In the window, you'll see your audio name & volume. To switch the audio source, click on the little arrow pointing up that will bring up multiple audio sources hooked up to your setup.

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