USB headset question

I bought myself a USB headset at the weekend, to improve the quality of Skype and possible podcast recordings.

The thing is, with an old style headset as soon as you unplugged the headset, your main speakers would kick right in. And vice versa. Which is handy.

With the USB, that doesn’t happen. Which is not handy.

Any geeks out there know a work-around for this?

6 thoughts on “USB headset question

  1. Cyn

    I can’t be your geek, but…

    I’ve been scouring the world looking for a headset to use with Skype and I have yet to find one less than 60 bucks CAN. Any suggestions? Or do I have to bite the bullet and fork it over?

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  2. Todd

    Add me to the list.

    I have the same problem. I was skyping with Dan Pink and he has the same problem too.

    I hope someone smart sees this post.

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  3. Johnnie Moore

    So far, my USB headset works ok with Skype; I have set it up as the default microphone/audio in the preferences. Still struggling with getting control of the volume if I do that.

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  4. Ezekiel

    You should be able to tell skype which audio ports to use, and they don’t have to be the same as the general system settings. At least you can in OS X.

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  5. Johnnie Moore

    Hi Ezekiel: Yes, I found the settings to get Skype to default to the headset rather than the general settings. Only thing is, I don’t then seem to have any control over its volume…

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