Solved No sound from simple speakers


Kupuna

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I do not understand Win11 audio output settings. I'm stuck without sound.

I have a simple setup: A pair of Amazon Basics USB-powered speakers connected to the audio jack on my NUC.
I do not understand how to connect from sources on my hard drive (recordings, YouTube, live video) to these small speakers. Under Settings-System-Sound, I can choose:
Realtek Digital Output, Asus Audio (Monitor) or Speakers (Realtek Audio)

I have tried selecting each of these three outputs. None of them sends sound from the NUC to the small speakers. I have checked the simple volume control on the speaker cables to make sure it is not muted.

Thanks for any advice.

Windows 11 V23H2
 
Windows Build/Version
Win Pro 11 V 23H2/Build 22631.3155

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Intel NUC 8i7HN
    CPU
    Core™ i7-8809G CPU @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Proprietary Intel
    Memory
    1 TB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD build in.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLD Asus 23"
    Hard Drives
    SSD 16GB
Don't know about the NUC but have managed to acquire a few sets of Dell speakers that use the USB for power and the light green plug for the light green port on a Desktop or the audio out port on a Notebook, have no issues but they are USB 2 sets [black centers in the port and the plug].
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Thanks so much Berton. I had the speakers working for a while some weeks ago, but I use hearing aids, and the arrival of a new set got me messing with the audio settings, that's when I lost the speakers.
I can get them to make a tone when I use the "test" button in the sound settings, but I can't connect sound from something like a YouTube show to the speakers.
I think my problem is somewhere in the Settings. I can describe more about the settings if that might be useful.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Intel NUC 8i7HN
    CPU
    Core™ i7-8809G CPU @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Proprietary Intel
    Memory
    1 TB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD build in.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLD Asus 23"
    Hard Drives
    SSD 16GB
Try this.
Start a youtube video in your browser. While it's playing, right click on your speaker icon in bottom right system tray. Select Open Volume mixer.
1. Beside 'volume' make sure little speaker is not muted and slider is about 50%. If little speaker has a line thru it, click it to unmute.
2. Output device should be Speakers (realtek audio)
3. Under APPS, your browser should be listed. Make sure it's little sound icon is not muted. If it is click the icon to unmute. Click drop arrow to the right. Make sure output device is set to default.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3880
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Maybe you need to set the "playback" device?
Play a song or something. You should see the little green bars, moving in time to the music (bottom pic).
If you don't.... then you need to set the default playback device.


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What @glasskuter said... (except I use 100%)

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3880 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
Thank you all. Using pieces of several posts, I was able to get my sound back.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Intel NUC 8i7HN
    CPU
    Core™ i7-8809G CPU @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Proprietary Intel
    Memory
    1 TB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD build in.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLD Asus 23"
    Hard Drives
    SSD 16GB

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