i am unable to find any switch application or system setting that i can use to switch between audio devices on my laptop.

Sound control panel(recording), Sound control panel(playback) windows has only one input/output(realtek audio) for inbuilt speaker, mic and for earphones that i plugged into my laptop's 3.5mm jack. In sound control there is no separate devices for my earphones and my inbuilt speakers. that means i cannot manually set inbuilt speaker or earphones speaker to audio output. For example- if i want to use laptop inbuilt speaker for audio output and my earphones mic as a audio input then i am unable to do that.

As laptop has inbuilt speakers and mic for audio output and input, similarly earphones also has mic and drivers for input and output so there should be four combinations of input and output like:-

  1. mic(earphone) and driver(earphone)
  2. mic(laptop) and speaker(laptop)
  3. mic(earphones) and speaker(laptop)
  4. mic(laptop) and driver(earphones)
first and second is default but i am interested in third combination.
Linux help me achieve that but i dont find that functionality in windows.

Please help me so that i can add that functionality in windows, as i sit in online classes about 4 hr longs so i find it difficult to put the earphones and my laptop mic quality is not good.
  • How are you trying to set these devices?
    – harrymc
    Jun 30 at 19:54
  • windows setting or control panel.
    – Divyanshu
    Jul 1 at 3:23
  • In Control Panel > Sound > Playback, find the audio device and click on "Properties". Under the "Advanced" tab, do you see an option similar to "Separate all input jacks as independent input devices"?
    – harrymc
    Jul 1 at 9:16
  • There is no such option and there are two jack information available in the properties of playback device after pluging the earphones. Here see - screenshot
    – Divyanshu
    Jul 1 at 16:15
  • Your image requires requesting permission, which I won't do.
    – harrymc
    Jul 1 at 17:00

1 Answer 1


It depends what SW you are using for online classes. For example, Teams let you set up mic and speakers separately. Just click three dots next to your name, Settings, Devices. Teams

So what SW are you using? Please check in setting if there is such option. Alternatively, you can try to disable you internal mic in device manager so that way you will theoretically have only one mic - your earphones mic. Click on start, type "Device manager", open it, unpack Audio inputs and outputs, right click your internal laptop mic and choose disable device. Audio devices

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  • it is possible only when system recognizes my earphones and laptop inbuilt speaker/mic separately but that not the case. I can switch to earphones or inbuilt mic/speaker with the application Waves MaxxAudioPro but cannot use the combination of both,
    – Divyanshu
    Jul 1 at 3:28
  • Please, what application do you use for online classes?
    – BuHy
    Jul 4 at 11:27

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