How to Record the Audio From a Headset

By Ryan Menezes

Headset microphones pick up your voice and little else.
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Your headset is your computer's best device for recording audio. Its microphone stays closer to your mouth than an internal or desktop mic, minimizing outside interference, but it's still a hands-free device, leaving you free to type or use your mouse. You can use your headset microphone to record your voice for business presentations, for videos and for podcasts. If any other audio hardware connects with your computer, you must set the headset as your default device.

Connect your headset to your computer through the audio input jack, a USB port or via Bluetooth, depending on the headset model.

Click the Start button and type "Sound" into the search box.

Click "Sound" in the search results to open the Sound settings window.

Click the window's "Recording" tab and click the entry for your headset.

Click "Set Default" and close the window.

Open a recording program such as Sound Recorder, a program native to Windows.

Put on the headset, click "Record" and speak into the microphone.

Click "Stop." Save your recording.