How to Enable a Logitech Headset With a PC (8 Steps)

By C. Taylor

Headsets improve communication by placing the microphone closer to your mouth.
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Logitech headsets integrate a microphone and headphones in one unit to comfortably improve communication or dictation. If the headphones do not work after installation, they may be disabled in Windows 7 or not selected as the default device. This might not be an issue with 3.5mm connections that plug into your sound card and become automatically enabled, but wireless or USB connections make the Logitech headset a separate device that Windows must be configured to use.

Step 1

Install the Logitech headset on your PC according to its user manual and make sure any inline volume controls are not muted. If there's a power button, turn it to the "On" position.

Step 2

Right-click the "Volume" icon in the Windows 7 notification area and select "Playback" devices.

Step 3

Right-click an empty area of the window and check "Show Disabled Devices," so your disabled Logitech headset will appear in the list. If a check mark already appears next to this entry, skip this step.

Step 4

Right-click the listed Logitech headset and select "Enable." If you only see the option to "Disable," then skip this step; the Logitech headset is already enabled.

Step 5

Right-click the Logitech headset again and select "Set as Default Device" to use it for all audio or "Set as Default Communication Device" to set it up for communication only.

Step 6

Click the "Recording" tab.

Step 7

Right-click your Logitech headset microphone and select "Set as Default Device" or "Set as Default Communication Device."

Step 8

Click "Apply" and "OK."