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Audio Switcher

Easily switch between sound devices on Windows Vista/7/8/10

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Easily switch the default audio device, input or output, on any Windows PC (Vista and above)

Using this application you can switch output OR input sound devices at the click of a button, or the press of a key.

I designed this application to be incredibly small and lightweight. There is no bloat, it does exactly what it should, nothing more, nothing less.

- Windows Vista/7/8 32-bit or 64-bit
- .NET 4.0 Client Profile

Have some great ideas for features you want added?
Or maybe you just want to tell me how awesome it is?
You can tweet at me @xenolightning and include #audioswitcher

Updated with a Donate Link. Audio Switcher is developed by me, for free, and will remain free; so why not buy me a beer for my efforts? :-D

NOTE: All old .NET 3.5 version will remain available for download, but there will no support or regular bug fixes for any older version.

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  • Change Windows Default Audio devices without opening Control Panel
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 32/64 bit
  • Full Global Hot Key support which allows you to change the default audio device with the press of a key
  • Favourite Devices - Only your "favourite" devices will show up in the Tray Icon Menu.
  • Quick switch: Click on the notification icon once and it will cycle through your favourited devices! Great if you have two devices you switch between often.
  • Settings support for closing to tray, starting minimized to tray and running at start up (using a registry key)
  • Optional: Periodically check for updates


User Ratings

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features 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 4 / 5
design 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 4 / 5
support 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 4 / 5
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User Reviews

  • ticoss
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great soft ! Now it's easy t ouse my two DAC with my computer

    Posted 05/03/2015
  • baile
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Sweet and Easy... just like me :). There's one thing I would like to see added though and that is 'auto-switching', i.e. where I start a game and Audio Switcher will direct output to the headphones only, and when I close the game it should switch back to the speaker. I know, it may make the program a lil bit bigger, but still..... :) Cheers, Baile

    Posted 04/29/2015
  • francois-c
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Just does what I needed. If you set it to start minimized with Windows, you can right-click the gadget in the systray to get a single menu for audio output AND input. No longer need to use the inconvenient (and nearly hidden to ordinary users) Windows 7 command (even if you create a special audio settings shortcut, you have to navigate through tabs, then close the window...) A small improvement could be adding a slider for adjusting power like in AudioSwitch;) - which does not control the input and therefore does not suit my needs: if you change the output you may have to control the input in order to avoid Larsen effect.

    Posted 04/02/2014
  • konduktans
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Works as expected. Would have liked to be able to left click to choose output though(now one can only right click).

    Posted 02/08/2014
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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

.NET/Mono, Windows Aero

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