I use headphones and a pair of screen-mounted speakers each for different tasks at various times during the day, and I have them both always plugged in (speakers use HDMI socket, and headphones in front audio plug). What I'd like is a faster and more reliable way to switch audio output between them than the sound properties in the control panel (the way I currently do it).
- Offers some kind of shortcut to switch between audio devices. I'm okay with it being a desktop widget, a tray icon, or a global keyboard shortcut
- Runs on Windows 8.1
- Free or inexpensive (< 10€)
Good to have:
- Keyboard shortcut is customizable. I'd like to put Scroll-lock to good use
- Ability to assign a default output device for each for each stream/application. For example, a video game would automatically output to the headphones, while a music track is directed to the speakers