External speakers or headphones that are connected to a computer improves the audio quality while enjoying web content, digital music, and other sound sources.
Speakers or headphones for computers come in two variants:
Desktop computers have three or more audio connectors at the back and some desktops also have a headphone or microphone connectors on the front panel (Figure 1), and laptops have one headphone/microphone combo connector (Figure 2). Audio connectors on desktops and plugs on the sound card are color-coded to help connect the speaker correctly.
Wireless speakers or headphones can be connected to a computer using Bluetooth. Some wireless headphones may come with a pre-paired USB dongle, which can be used to connect to a computer.
Setting the correct playback device is important. This ensures that the sound or audio is available from the correct speaker or headphone. If some devices like bluetooth speakers are not listed, verify that the bluetooth device is paired with the computer.
To change the default sound playback device in Windows 10:
To change the default sound playback device in Windows 8 or 8.1:
Article ID: SLN319604Last Date Modified: 09/03/2020 06:47 AM