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Windows 7: Sound Coming from Laptop As Oppose to Monitor?

24 Sep 2018   #1

Windows 10 Pro
Sound Coming from Laptop As Oppose to Monitor?

Have dell xps 15 9550. I have 2 monitors connected to my laptop. One via hdmi cable as always and one that is a usb c to hdmi cable. Previously i only had one monitor connected and it was with the hdmi to hdmi cable.

I notice that when i play sound, the sound is coming from my laptop. First off, do ppl prefer this or having sound come from monitor. Because it definitely doesn't feel right coming from the laptop. I did go to speakers and settings because i recalled last time i changed where the sound is coming from through that. But when i do this, there is speaker/headphone and the second choice is my other monitor that i use that is connected via usb c to hdmi cable. Is there a reason the monitor via hdmi to hdmi isn't shown? Previously i had just changed it from speaker to that and then sound came from the monitor.

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24 Sep 2018   #2

Windows 10 Pro

I like to mention that my primary monitor that i set up is the one that is connected hdmi to hdmi.
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24 Sep 2018   #3

Windows 10 64 bit

If you (temporarily) disconnect the USB monitor and then see if you can set, or the PC automatically sets, HDMI as default audio playback device.

Another thought. In the Playback panel, RIGHT click to see Disconnected or Disabled Devices and see if that gives you the option for the HDMI direct connected monitor.

Finally, I notice on the Dell downloads there are only drivers for Win 10 and Win 8.1. Using Win 7 may also be an issue.
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