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How to Reset Audio Settings on Windows 11

Reset Audio Settings on Windows 11

The audio component of any device is essential. It would be impossible to enjoy viewing or consuming this type of content without audio. Microsoft has recently released Windows 11, which features a very good number of settings, especially those related to audio. You can easily undo all of the changes you made to your PC’s audio output if the audio output turned out bad after you tweaked some audio levels and settings.


There will always be a moment when you wish to reset back to its default settings, regardless of whether you have an issue switching your audio output or are testing out different audio settings. On Windows 11 PCs, these settings for audio are readily accessible, but you must know how to use them.

The guide today will show you four different ways to do so, including three built-in settings on Windows 11 and one third-party method.

How to Reset All Audio Settings on Windows 11

Whenever you reset your audio settings, any adjustments you have made will be reset to the default settings that come with Windows 11. The purpose of this guide is to show you how to reset the audio settings, the audio driver, as well as the audio services on your Windows 11 computer.

Reset Windows 11 Audio Settings to Default

You can follow these steps to restore all audio settings and equalizer adjustments back to default in one click.

Reset Windows 11 Audio Settings to Default

  • The volume icon can be found on the taskbar in Windows 11. Right-click on it to change the volume.

  • Choose Sound Settings from the context menu that appears.

  • Look for the Advanced heading at the bottom of the page.

  • Click on the Volume Mixer option under Advanced.

Volume Mixer option.

  • On the Volume Mixer page, you can see the volume levels for different applications as well as the output device and the input device.

  • You should see a Reset button at the bottom of the page.

  • Input and output levels can be reset to their defaults by clicking on the Reset button.

output to the default levels.

Reset Windows 11 Audio Driver to Default

Using audio drivers, your system outputs the desired audio through the speakers connected to your computer. In order to improve performance and fix some bugs, the audio driver is updated on a regular basis. Sometimes, new driver updates simply aren’t the best because of a problem they’ve introduced with them. In this case, you may need to reset the driver so that it rolls back to its default audio driver version. You can do that by following these steps.

Reset Windows 11 Audio Driver to Default

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the Taskbar.

  • Find Device Manager by searching for it. You can open it once the results are displayed.

  • Sound, Video, and Game Controller can be found by clicking on the arrow.

  • You can now choose Properties by right-clicking on the audio driver.

audio driver

  • A window called Driver will now appear.

  • Choose Roll Back Driver from the Driver tab if it is available.

  • The audio driver can also be removed from your computer by uninstalling Driver.

  • You will have to restart your PC so that Windows can detect the audio hardware and install the default audio driver version after restarting.

install the default audio driver

Reset Windows 11 Audio Services to Default

In order for your devices to work properly with your PC, Windows 11 has a number of services running. Audio is handled by the Windows Endpoint Audio service, which can be restarted with a few clicks. Here is how you can restart the audio services on Windows 11 PC.

Reset Windows 11 Audio Services to Default

  • Using the Windows and R keys, open the Run dialogue box.

  • Hit the Enter key and type services.msc into the search box.

  • On your keyboard, press W when the Services window opens.

  • If you cannot highlight Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, keep pressing the W key.

  • As long as its status is Running, you should be able to access it.

  • Choose Restart from the menu when you right-click on it.

  • If you prefer, you can first choose the Refresh option and then restart the services again.

  • You will be asked if you want to restart the services. Please select yes.

  • Restart your Windows 11 PC now that the Windows Audio Endpoint Service has been restarted.

 Windows Audio Endpoint Service

Reset DTSX Ultra Equalizer on Windows 11

There are some Windows 11 PCs that have the DTSX Ultra Audio Equalizer built-in, especially those from Asus. With this equalizer, you can easily adjust your audio settings. Here are steps that can help you reset the audio levels or simply rest it if you feel like it’s not right.

Reset DTSX Ultra Equalizer on Windows 11

  1. DTSX can be found under the Start menu if you type it in. The audio equalizer can be launched by clicking on the app when you see it.

  2. The Settings menu should be visible at the top right corner of the app.

  3. Choose the Reset Defaults option under the Settings menu.

  4. The setting will be reset to its default if you choose to do so.

  5. Reset the system by clicking the Reset button. Resetting the audio equalizer to factory defaults will now take place.


With these simple steps, you can easily reset the audio settings as well as other audio services in Windows 11. As soon as you reset the audio levels and settings, everything will be back to default. Depending on your preferences, you can decide to leave the audio levels at default, or you can tweak the settings to create customized audio levels.

Feel free to leave questions or queries in the comments section below.


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