I have three monitors connected to my computer through DP cable, and each monitor has its own speaker system. However, I don’t always have all three monitors turned on when I use the computer. I have a dedicated sound card that I use for all outgoing audio, and I’ve set it as the default device and default communications device in the control panel’s sound options.

Despite disabling the audio device of the monitors and setting the dedicated sound card as the default, whenever I turn on one of the monitors, all the sound is redirected to that monitor. I’m frustrated with Windows 10 for not following my instructions and want to know how to make it stop doing this.

I would like my audio to always be directed to the device I specified, regardless of how many other audio devices I connect to my computer, until I decide to change the settings myself.

Askify Moderator Edited question May 1, 2023