How to Make Voices Go Through Your Headset but Sound Through Your Speakers
By Ruri Ranbe
Windows 7 enables users to configure both the audio output and input on the computer; you can change which sound devices the computer uses to play or record sound through the Control Panel. Headsets are convenient for business professionals who often participate in conference calls with customers or employees, but if you want to broadcast the audio to other people in the room, using the headset as the audio output device won't do much good. You can switch audio playback to the speakers while still using the headset as a microphone.
Click Start, then type "sound" into the search box and click "Change Sound Card Settings."
Choose your speakers from the Playback tab and then click "Set Default."
Click the "Recording" tab.
Select your headset from the list of devices and then click "Set Default." Click "OK" to apply your changes and close the Sound window.
Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.