Those of us gifted with the human gene that mandates we purchase every audio utility ever made for the Mac appreciate the value of AudioSwitcher. There’s not much to this utility that Apple couldn’t build in to a spot on the already overcrowded Menubar, but AudioSwitcher is easy to install, use, and it’s free so I’m not complaining.
If you have multiple audio devices connected to your Mac how do you switch between them? Open Preferences, select Sound, and select the device for input and output. Or, for a few more controls, open the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder, and select Audio-MIDI Setup.
Or, just click on the Mac’s Menubar to open AudioSwitcher.
Isn’t that much easier?
AudioSwitcher displays the connected audio devices, either input or output, and provides a volume control for each. You can also set the initial startup Input and Output devices.
It’s hard to believe that this useful utility is free, but it’s more difficult to believe that Apple doesn’t have something like this already in OS X.