Well, Windows 11 is the new desktop operating system from Microsoft. Compared to the older version, Windows 11 has more features. Also, the operating system comes with a new UI.

Microsoft has made lots of visual changes to the operating system. Also, some of the settings have been changed on Windows 11. For example, on your Windows 11 PC, you might have several different audio output devices, such as speakers, headsets, headphones, and more.

If you want to play audio from a specific device, you must set it as default. Fortunately, Windows 11 allows you to select default speakers in easy steps. Hence in this article, we will share a detailed guide on selecting default speakers on Windows 11.

Also read: How to Use Virtual Desktops On Windows 11

Set Default Audio Device on Windows 11

The process shared below is pretty easy to follow. You need to implement some of the simple steps given below. So, let’s check out how to select default speakers on Windows 10.

1. First, click on the Windows 11 start button and select Settings.

Windows 11 settings

2. On Settings, click on the System option, as shown in the screenshot below.

System option


3. On the System page, click on the Sound option.

Sound option

4. The sound page will list all connected audio devices. Click on the arrow beside the audio output device you’d like to set as default.

connected audio devices

5. On the Audio properties page, find the Set as default sound device option.

Set as default sound device

6. Now click on the drop-down menu labeled ‘Not used as a default’ and select the ‘Use as default for audio’ option.

Use as default for audio

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can select default speakers on Windows 11.

So, this guide is all about how to select default speakers on Windows 11. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts about this, let us know in the comment box below.


  1. I have the same issue as Peter. I need to reselect my headset each time I start my PC. Is there a way to make the default headset the default headset – Period?


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