How to Make Voices Go Through Your Headset but Sound Through Your Speakers

By Ruri Ranbe

Selecting a device and then clicking
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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.