No sound from simple speakers

Copper Contributor

I do not understand Win11 audio output settings. I'm stuck without sound.

I have a simple setup: A pair of Amazon Basics USB-powered speakers connected to the audio jack on my NUC.
I do not understand how to connect from sources on my hard drive (recordings, YouTube, live video) to these small speakers. Under Settings-System-Sound, I can choose:
Realtek Digital Output, Asus Audio (Monitor) or Speakers (Realtek Audio)

I have tried selecting each of these three outputs. None of them sends sound from the NUC to the small speakers. I have checked the simple volume control on the speaker cables to make sure it is not muted.

Thanks for any advice.

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Ensure that the speakers are set as the default device. Right-click on the speaker icon in the system tray (next to the clock) and select "Open Sound settings". Make sure that the speaker icon is selected as the default device.