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How to connect and set up a headset on my Windows 10 PC?


The headphones is a very useful tool communication, especially at this time, when most of us are working from home, and it is important to communicate frequently with colleagues but also to reduce environmental noise. Headphones are also very popular Gamers, who want to enjoy the sounds and atmosphere of the games but also talk to their teammates. For these reasons, h Microsoft allows us to connect the headphones to Windows 10 PC us and do any job, quickly and easily.

How to set up your headphones in Windows 10

To use the headphones, you need to connect them. This is very easy, but it can be wrong if you are not familiar with the available audio ports on computer.

What options are there?

3,5 mm socket. The older headphones are split at the bottom and there are two 3,5 mm slots, one for sound and the other for microphone.

USB: USB-powered headphones offer improved experiences thanks to built-in amplifiers and other features.

WIFI connection: Whether it is Bluetooth or for a specialist USB wireless receiver, these headphones have no cables, allowing you to sit more comfortably without fear of getting "tangled".

Depending on the case and motherboard which is installed on a desktop PC, there may be ports available on the front, which may prove useful if you have a small cable or do not have free ports on the back. The most important factor in terms of sound quality is the sound card on your motherboard.

Audio output control in Windows 10

After connecting the headphones to computer You need to make sure that the Windows settings on the audio levels etc. are correct. First, you need to check that Windows have chosen headphones as default device audio output.

  • Right-click the audio icon in the taskbar
  • Select the audio device from the drop-down menu
Windows 10 PC
  • Select the connected headphones

This could have in parentheses either USB or the brand and model of the built-in motherboard audio system. It depends on the type of connection used by the headphones. You can rename each entry in this list to make it easier to distinguish them.

Now you need to do one essay, to make sure you have selected the right device and that everything is working properly. You can do this by putting a song on your PC or using it test mode in Windows:

  • Right-click the audio icon in the taskbar
  • Select "Open audio settings"
  • Select Sound Control Panel on the right.
  • Choose headphones (it should have a green tick).
  • Click "Properties"
  • Select the "Advanced" tab
  • Press the test / test button

If you hear sound through the headphones, then all is well. If not, check if you have selected the right device for the audio output and if the headphones are well connected to the computer.

Voice recording

After that, you need to select it microphone as the default input device and make sure the volume is turned on. The procedures are similar to those for headphones:

  • Right-click the audio icon in the taskbar
  • Select Open audio settings
  • Select "Audio Control Panel" on the right
  • Select the "Register" tab
  • Select the microphone
Windows 10 PC
  • Click "Select as default"
  • Open the "Properties" window
  • Select the "Levels" tab
  • Adjust the volume accordingly

Be sure to enable your favorite VoIP application or recording software to control the microphone.

Troubleshooting Windows-related headphones

Make sure you use the appropriate ports

Make sure the headphones are well connected and that they are on the right port.

Reinstall them drivers

If the headphones do not work, the problem may be with them drivers. Go to Device Manager and uninstall the drivers for the connected headphones. Do it restart computer and reconnect the headphones.

Choose differently formats

If you still have a problem, try selecting a different input / output format in the properties window (use the steps for headphones above).

Try other headphones / device

To check if the issue is related to the headphones, and not to it computer you, try using another pair. Otherwise, try the same headphones on another computer.


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