How to Switch between USB speakers and integrated audio

My computer is in the basement and my monitor is upstairs. I ran the video cable and USB cable during a remodel. I have USB speakers that work great that are at the monitor. I have a audio cable from the computer to my stereo (which is in different room) in order to play music. Here's what I'm trying to do .... I want to switch the audio output from the USB speakers to the integrated sound card. Is there an easy way to do this? I have not been sucessful. thx
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  1. Its a matter of selecting the primary audio device that windows uses...

    go to the Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices > Audio TAB > Select device under "Sound Playback"


    Hope that helps.
  2. nice answer, i have a related question. Is there perhaps a way to get both to work simultaneously, i.e. i have a headset and get frustrated when its enabled and i want my speakers to work without going through control panel. Perhaps a registry trick?
  3. I don't think you can accomplish output to 2 audio solutions concurrently, but if someone has a practical answer it'd offer great utility.
  4. A mixer can do it.
  5. Maybe QuickSoundSwitch helps ;-)
    http://www.soundswitch.thruhere.net/
  6. If your USB speakers have a 3.5mm output you could always just plug that in whenever you wanted to switch over to the other output device?
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