Using Logitech headset & enable Skype to ring via Desktop speakers
Hi, can anyone please help me by explaining which settings I need to enable the following?:
To be able to speak & hear via the Logitech headset, but also the desktop speakers to work so that I can hear any Skype calls.
The headset did work properly but I changed settings, now DT speakers ring, microphone works but can only hear via DS speakers. Please help???
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It depends upon your sound card capabilities. If you open the Volume/Audio Mixer via the notifications area, you should be able to call up the settings. Some (not all) cards allow for the simultaneous enabling of both headphones and speakers via a setting in that area. The predominant default, however, is not. The assumption of course is that if you're using the headphones you don't want the speakers.
You do not say if you are using a laptop with built in speakers or desktop with add on speakers. Also no indication of your OS. I think the first thing you need to try is using a headset to cut out the possibility of 'feedback' Check out your audio set-up
Typical audio set up
Laptop x webcam/mic x Vista x Skype If you have an earlier OS, you may have to access your hardware from the Control Panel.
TEST SPEAKERS Right click on speaker icon in System Tray Select "Playback Devices" The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible Right click on the volume graph and click "Test" Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard
SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC Click "Recording" tab. To set required mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties" In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click OK Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later) Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays
CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Start Skype. On the Tools menu, click 'Options'. In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings' Set your speakers as default. Select your webcam as the default microphone. Click 'Save'
Have you checked the recording settings in Windows and in Skype? Try changing the default recording device to specifically indicate the device that has your headset plugged. I think the webcam also has a mic and that should not be selected.
Other thing to check is if there is some kind of resource conflict between your USB controller and audio card (use Device Manager).
Hi, I have a skype approved logitech headset. I can hear sound, but I cannot record sound or communicate on it. I cannot even find the headset as option as Preffered Device in Sound and Multimedia. I am using Windowsxp
z. Please help.
Maybe you need to select which Audio device you are using within Skype. It the Settings under Audio you should be able to select the default audio device that Skype talks to. If you set it to the USB headset, it might work properly.
you will need to go into the sound manager in control panel and make sure that the external mic is enabled as the default use and ensure in the sound settings that the mic is not muted, this is normally done by right clicking the speaker icon in the taskbar and selecting options and see if the mic is muted or not in the properties
Try going to Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices
Click on Voice Tab and make sure the proper device is selected. Click on Volume and make sure levels are appropriate. Lastly, click on Test Hardware and wait until you can speak into the mic to see the voice levels. If you can see the voice levels, then your mic probably works and it is just an issue of configing the COD settings.