This video will show you how to setup a headset and mic if they’re not working in Windows 10. It includes the following:

  1. Headset Configuration
  2. Microphone Configuration
  3. Audio Devices
  4. Default Audio Devices

Headphones, Headsets, and Microphones for PC

Getting a headset and mic for your computer is one of the coolest investments you can make when it comes to sound quality and productivity. Using a headset helps the user hear audio that plays from the PC in high quality and collectively focused way. It gives the user freedom from any external noises and delivers an extremely immersive audio experience.

Headsets usually come in two variations, they either have a microphone or they don’t.

Connecting and setting up your headset should be as easy as plugging it into either a USB port or by using the dedicated audio jacks – there should be two ports located on most modern computers, one for the headphones part and one for the microphone connection. The device is mostly plug-and-play, but if you happened to run into issues with the headset and mic not working along the way then here are some steps for helping you to configure your headset properly:

  1. Connect the headset to the PC and ensure it is connected and working.
  2. Switch your default audio device and set your headset as the default audio communications and listening device.
  3. Check your volume mixer and sound levels/volume for any misconfigurations.


Configuring your headset microphone

Connect the headset to your computer and right-click on the speaker icon – which is located at the bottom right of the taskbar, then select Sounds and go to the Recording tab.

If you see your microphone in the list of devices, right-click it and select “Set as Default Device” or “Set as Default Communication Device“. This should ensure that Windows 10 always uses that headset as the default for all your communication and audio feedback.

If you don’t see your microphone in the list, then you may have a driver problem – use Device Manager to update the driver of your microphone to the latest version. The driver should be called Realtek Audio Driver – this is a universally installed audio driver that manages any headset or microphone you connect to your PC, and sometimes it just needs to be reinstalled to get the microphone working in Windows 10 again.

Further instructions are available in the video short, and we’re happy to assist you with headset and mic not working in Windows 10. Contact us via the website to chat with us directly.