How to Listen to Microphone through a Playback Device in Windows


If you like, you can listen to your microphone through a selected playback device such as your computer speakers or headphone.

You can also listen to a portable music player or other device connected to the microphone jack through a selected playback device such as your computer speakers or headphone.

This tutorial will show you how to listen to microphone through a playback device such as speakers or headphone in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

If you listen to a connected microphone through speakers, you may hear feedback.



Here's How:

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Sound icon.

If you like, you can open Run (Win+R), copy and paste the command below into Run, and click/tap on OK to directly open to the "Recording" tab in the Sound panel.

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,1

2. Click/tap on the Recording tab, and double click/tap on your default microphone device. (see screenshot below)

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3. Do step 4 (on) or step 5 (off) below for what you want to do.


 4. Turn On Listen to Microphone through a Playback Device

A) Click/tap on the Listen tab. (see screenshot below)

B) Check the Listen to this device box.

C) Under Playback through this device, select the playback device you want to listen through.

D) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below.

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 5. Turn Off Listen to Microphone through a Playback Device

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Listen tab. (see screenshot below)

B) Uncheck the Listen to this device box.

C) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below.

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6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn