How to Plug in a Cyber Acoustics Headset to a Computer

by Shea Laverty

Cyber Acoustics is a manufacturer of audio equipment primarily geared towards desktop and laptop computer use, including headset microphones. There are several models in Cyber Acoustics' headset line, with two connection types in use -- USB and analog 3.5mm audio jacks. Connecting these devices is a simple process, with only minor tweaking required in Windows in case the headset doesn't appear to be operating correctly.

Analog Headsets

1

Locate the headphone and microphone jacks on your computer. On most computers, these jacks are color-coded for simplicity -- green for headphone audio, pink for microphone. If color-coding isn't present, small emblems should be present near each jack, with headphone and microphone symbols corresponding to their respective jacks.

2

Insert the jacks into the respective color-coded ports. Make sure that the jacks are fully connected, as a partial insertion may not establish a complete connection between the headset and the computer.

3

Test the headset and microphone to ensure they are connected and receiving. You can test the headphones with a simple audio player, the microphone can be tested with an audio recording program.

USB Headsets

1

Connect the headset to your computer's USB port.

2

Allow the computer a few moments to download the USB drivers via the built-in chip on the USB headset.

3

Test the headset and microphone to ensure they are connected and receiving. You can test the headphones with a simple audio player, the microphone can be tested with an audio recording program.

Troubleshooting Microphone

1

Click Start and select "Control Panel."

2

Click "Sound." Click on the "Recording" tab.

3

Check the list of recording devices. Depending on the number of dedicated microphone jacks on your computer and whether it has a built-in microphone, you may see more than one heading.

4

Test the device you have connected by speaking clearly into it. A series of green bars should jump up or down if there is input.

5

Select the Cyber Acoustics headset microphone and click "Set Default."

6

Click "Properties" and click the "Levels" tab.

7

Use the sliders to adjust the microphone input volume and "Microphone Boost" level. There is also a mute button; make sure this is toggled off.

8

Click OK on both the "Properties" tab and the "Sound" window and retest your microphone. If it is still not functional, contact Cyber Acoustics technical support.

Troubleshooting Headphones

1

Click Start and select "Control Panel." Click "Sound."

2

Click on the "Playback" tab.

3

Check the list of playback devices. Depending on the number of speakers connected to the computer and whether there are any built-in speakers, you may see more than one heading.

4

Test the device you have connected by playing back some audio via a media player or other program. A series of green bars should jump up or down on the device currently set for audio output.

5

Select the Cyber Acoustics headset and click "Set Default."

6

Click "Properties" and click the "Levels" tab.

7

Use the slider to adjust the speaker/headphone volume. There is also a mute button; make sure this is toggled off. If you are having balance issues for stereo sound, click the "Balance" button and adjust the slider accordingly.

8

Click "OK" on both the "Properties" tab and the "Sound" window and retest your headphones. If the headset is still not functional, contact Cyber Acoustics technical support.

Tip

  • check Cyber Acoustics technical support can be contacted via phone at (360) 823-4100.

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