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Mike_M
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How to setup USB Audio in Windows Vista and Windows 7

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In Control Panel, double click on the sound icon. You will see this screen:

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Figure 1

 

Select your USB audio device by clicking on it. It will be highlighted by a darkened background. To make it the default device click on the “Set Default” button. The default device is indicated by a green dot with a white check mark in it. Next, click on the “Properties” button.

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In the Playback General Window, you can name your device and pick an icon for it. This name is shown only in the Sound configuration application. Nothing is written to the device. In this case the ClearChat Comfort headset is the device being configured. There is no “Jack” information as USB Audio devices are seen by the Operating System as a Sound Card. At the top of the window are tabs for General, which you are currently in, Levels, Enhancements and Advanced. Click on the Levels tab.

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Figure 3

You will see a “Speakers” volume slider with a speaker mute icon and a balance button and you may see a Microphone volume slide rand a mute icon if that is enabled on your device.  Be sure to set the Speaker volume high enough to hear. Be sure that there is not a red line through the speaker icon. This indicates the headphones are muted. Unless you are running a mono application the balance settings do not need to be adjusted.

The “Microphone” volume slider and mute icon control the “sidetone” or voice feedback volume. This is NOT the microphone output volume. This is the feature that allows you to hear what you are saying through your own headset. Turning this up too loud can cause severe feedback of other sounds in your environment, such as game sounds from your speakers, music or even your own voice.  If you do not like hearing this feedback simply click the feedback mute icon.  Now click on the Enhancements tab.

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Figure 4

You can change settings here to customize your listening experience. If you wish, you can reset to the original configuration which is no enhancements by clicking the “Restore Defaults” button.  Now click the Advanced tab.

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Figure 5

No changes are necessary for normal operation of your headset. If you wish, you can reset to the original configuration which is no enhancements by clicking the “Restore Defaults” button.  Now click back to the “General” tab.

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Figure 6

In this window, click on the “Properties” button.

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Figure 7

Now click on the "Driver" tab.

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Figure 8

As you can see the driver is provided Microsoft. This is the driver installed when the OS is installed.  If you are having Audio issues, a simple remedy can be clicking the Uninstall button and reinstalling this driver.  Click “OK” until you are back at the General window. Click on the “ Recording” tab.

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Figure 9

Click on your headset name and click the “Set Default” button. You will see a green circle with a check mark to denote this is the default recording device. Click on the “Properties” tab.

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Figure 10

You can change the name for your device here from Logitech USB headset to the market name or nick name for your headset. You can change the icon here as well. As you can see there is no “jack” information as the USB device is a stand alone sound card. Click on the “Levels” tab.

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Figure 11

As you can see there is one setting here. It is for microphone volume. If the volume is set too high you may experience feed back or squealing noise. There is also a microphone Mute button. If you wish to use the mic, do not have this muted.  Muted is indicated by a red line through the speaker icon. A place to start for volume is 50 % and work higher as needed. This setting is not to be confused with the “Feedback” volume, discussed earlier. Now click on the “Advanced” tab.

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Figure 12

There are no changes necessary here for normal operation. If you do change setting here and do not like them, you can revert to default settings by clicking “Restore Defaults”. Click on the “General “ tab, and then click on the “Properties” button.

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Figure 13

Click the "Driver" tab.

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Figure 14

Microsoft is the provider of the driver for your Logitech USB headset.

Your Logitech headset is now ready to use.

 

 

 

  

 

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Mike