Question / Help Audio Monitoring issue


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Hi, I've attached logs from 2 streams I just did (two because my pc crashed) so I've attached logs from both. I can't get my audio monitoring to work.
Eg. I have an mp3 song playing at one point via obs and I have it set to "monitor and output" so both viewers and I can hear what's playing on that scene. It had been working fine and now it suddenly isn't playing anything for me as if I had it set to "monitor off", but I don't. I noticed in the logs it says "Failed to get device: 80070490" I don't know why this is happening or how to fix this. Help would be very much appreciated!


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18:06:21.323: [WASAPISource::TryInitialize]:[Speakers (Logitech PRO X Gaming Headset)] Failed to activate client context: 88890004
18:06:21.323: [WASAPISource::WASAPISource] Device '{}.{534f45eb-8243-4c42-8366-d57d3f50bf38}' not found. Waiting for device

OBS is trying to access your headset and cannot. Either it doesn't have permission, or exclusivity is on and another application is using it.

18:06:22.461: [audio monitoring: 'Christmas Intro'] audio_monitor_init: Failed to get device: 80070490
18:06:23.639: [audio monitoring: 'Video Capture Device'] audio_monitor_init: Failed to get device: 80070490

If your headset is selected as the monitoring device, then this error means these sources are failing to monitor because of the previous error.