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Reasons to use a USB/analog Headset /mic Combo

It's all about controlling your Audio Settings: Today am am using Logitech headset with analog cables and a USB adapter. I will use the USB adapter to input sound from my mic. I will use the analog headset cable to feed my headset. I did have to use a USB hub to make this work since the cables were not long enough. * I purchased it at CompUSA for about $60. * I already own a Logitech USB only Headset. It is very comfortable and works well when you simply wish to participate in Skype calls or Skypecasts. I also own a logitech USB desktop mic (rec. by webcastacademy). I use this in conjunction with a pair of cheap analog headphones. * The idea is to separate the input and output so the volume can be contrtolled separately. This is actually hand when you are skypecasting or skypecalling but not essential. On the other hand, it is imperative to use this set up when recording and or streaming your skyecast or skypecall. These are the settings I am using to make this work on my D600 Laptop: I opened three instances of the volume control properties window, Wave-In, Volume Control and Recording Control. I keep them open in my tool bar or in the background in case I need to make adjustments. Wave-In - Open the volume control properties by right clicking on the speaker icon in the lower right hand corner of the PC and selecting Open Volume Control. Click Options from the min-nav bar. Select your USB headset from the drop down menu, click the Recording radio button and check Microphone from the list. Volume Control - Open the volume control properties by right clicking on the speaker icon in the lower right hand corner of the PC and selecting Open Volume Control.Click Options from the min-nav bar. Select your sound card, click Playback radio button and select Volume. Recording Control - Open the volume control properties by right clicking on the speaker icon in the lower right hand corner of the PC and selecting Open Volume Control. Click Options from the min-nav bar.Select your soundcard, click the Recording radio button, and check stereo mix from the list. Now you have control over three things: 1. What you hear in your headset. 2. How others hear you on their headsets. 3. The level of sound coming into your computer to be captured for recording and/or streaming. So, long story short, use the dual input headset/mic combo!


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