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Voice communication through headset, game sound through speakers?

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So I picked up a brand new unopened Plantronics 76921-11 usb headset/mic at a garage sale for $0.50, I have speakers and much better headphones that I use for game sound so I have no use for them to transmit game sound, but would find it quite useful for in game communication, I have never used a USB sound device so I am not sure if it over rides other audio devices plugged in or works in tandem. Would it be possible, for me to run this headset, dedicated only to in game communication (incoming/outgoing) with my speakers being utilized for sound effects in game?

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Yes. You can select your audio device separately for input and output devices. Just go to your audio settings. But if you play your sounds through your speakers, it will be very loud for the person you're talking to. If you use your headphones, that's a non-issue.
Edited by DrC - 7/19/11 at 1:32pm
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Yeps.

thats what i do.

(i use skype for it)

in windows sound settings in the control panel i've set "default device" as my speakers
and default communication device as my usb headset

and also in skype, i've set communication device there, as the headset. (and set it to ring on speakers and headset, just so im sure i hear it tongue.gif)

as then the sound should exit the speakers, from anything but skype.
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it really depends on your sound card / integrated. if you toy around with the options, you should be able to just use the mic on the headset only.

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yeah just right click the speaker icon in the sys tray. Play back devices and recording devices.

But you will be playing with headphones on...while not sound blocking by any means I think it might be annoying to have the head phones on with no sound.

Maybe the mic will be sensitive enough to have it sit on your desk?

Oh? I didn't know you could set a device in Skype. I don't think that would override Windows though. Le me know if that works.

...not that I ever want to use an always on VIoP. Some things should not be broadcast. I quit Skype when a gamer acquanitance of mine had is wife come in and start screaming that she got herpes from him...yeah...awkward. I've never seen that guy on line anywhere since. I think she may have killed him.
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