Gaming is one of the most popular hobbies and activity these days as it is very addictive and fun. It is the best way to spend time and have fun playing your favorite games. Especially these days when everyone is stuck in their homes, gaming can help you spend your time at home and also interact with your friends by playing online games.
Why do we need a gaming headset?
We all know what gaming requires, either it’s a phone, a console, or a PC, gaming is available on various platforms, but a really important thing for gaming is a gaming headset. A gaming headset is a device that allows a user to listen to the game audio and has a microphone attached to it so you can talk to other players.
A gaming headset can work on a lot of devices and it is necessary so others don’t get annoyed by the sound of your game and you can hear it clearly as gaming headsets are high quality and have amplified sound. This helps a lot while playing in a gaming pc. A normal headset can also work but a gaming headset is better as it has better sound and a better microphone.
How to set up a gaming headset to your pc?
First, you need to find the Audio jack on your pc, either it will be on the back of your pc which is connected to the motherboard or it will be on the front of your pc case. Gaming headsets usually have two audio jacks, one for audio and one for the microphone. They will be labelled on the headset and on the pc. You just need to simply plug it in and it should work.
You also need to make sure that your audio drivers are installed because if they are not installed you will not hear anything. To install the audio drivers, you need to go to the website of your PC’s motherboard and install them from there.
Some headsets connect through a USB 3.0 port. It is a USB port but a bit different from regular USB ports. The USB 3.0 is also either located on the back or in front of the case. Both audio and microphone will work on the single USB 3.0 port.
Some computers are not configured to some output devices like a headset. To configure your PC to your headset, you need to follow these simple steps:
- Right-click on the sound icon found on your taskbar
- Then select “Open Sound Settings”, it should open a new window
- Under the heading of “Output”, you will see a sub-heading “Choose your output device”.
- Now choose your gaming headset.
Test your gaming headset
Now that your PC is configured and the headset is connected, you should test if the headset works properly or not. To do that you can either start a game or see if you are hearing the game audio or not or you can play music to check if you are hearing the music properly.
To test the microphone, you can open an audio recording software on your pc and test your mic and then play the audio to see if your sound is proper and clear.
I hope you found this article helpful. If you are a gamer that wants to get better sound experience from their games you should always buy a gaming headset and follow the steps I have told to connect it to your PC.