How to Install a Logitech USB Headset

By Nathan McGinty

One way in which small businesses are cutting down on phone bills and communication costs is by using free services such as Skype and Oovoo to contact suppliers, customers and contacts. However, in order to take advantage of these services, you'll need a headset. Logitech makes a number of USB headset models, ranging from simple headsets all the way up to acoustically modified noise-reducing sets. Installing a Logitech USB headset is mostly a matter of plug n' play, thanks to the USB connection. Depending on the model, you may need to install additional software after you've connected the headphones.

Turn on your computer and log in to the system.

Insert the Logitech USB plug into an available socket on your computer. The plug fits into the socket in a specific direction, usually with the USB symbol aligned so that it is pointing upwards. Don't try to force a USB plug into a socket, as you could damage the computer. Simply turn the plug over and try the opposite side.

Wait for the computer to install the needed software. Depending on the model and version of your operating system software, the computer may need to download additional drivers via the Internet. You'll be notified of any needed drivers by pop-ups in the Taskbar area of your computer.

Insert your Logitech USB driver CD/DVD if prompted by the system. Some models may come with additional software programs or drivers needed by the device.

Confirm that your Logitech USB headset is set to the default playback device. Click "Start," "Control Panel-" and then "Sound." Select the "Playback" tab at the top of the screen. Select your USB Logitech headset from the drop-down list underneath "Playback Devices." Click "OK."

Adjust the sound levels as needed by clicking the speaker icon in your Taskbar and moving the level indicator up and down.