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Audio output

What is audio output?

Audio output, also known as audio out, is an audio signal driven from one device to another. Examples of audio output devices are speakers, headphones or monitors. You use audio output devices to play audio, whereas audio input devices are for capturing audio (microphones and audio interface are examples of audio input devices).

When you live stream, you can use streaming software to help you set up and manage your audio inputs and outputs. Generally, you’ll want to have your audio sources routed through your software so they can be heard by viewers watching your stream. If you play audio on an output device, like a speaker, then try to capture the sound with a microphone, it’s not going to sound good on your stream at all.