How To Make Hassle-Free Calls with Your Skype USB Phone and Headset

Skype USB Phone

Skype has definitely become the number one choice for video call services nowadays. Whenever people have to get in touch with an important business contact or a far-flung loved one, Skype is always the preferred communication tool for most.

These days, you can even utilize Skype USB phones or headsets for calling. Read on find out how you can make the most of your Skype experience.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista users can get their USB phone or headset ready for a Skype conversation by doing the following:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Go to the Control Panel.
  3. Click Hardware and Sound
  4. Go to Sound and select Manage audio devices under it.
  5. Once there, you’ll get to see the tab for Playback.
  6. Make sure that your loudspeaker is selected as the Set Default.
  7. Afterwards, go to the Recording tab and choose your headset or phone as the default device.

With that, you will then be perfectly ready to use Skype. Log-in to your account. Cick Tools, Options and Audio Settings. Go to Microphone and Speakers so you can select your device from the list.  Make sure that you click the Save button afterwards.

On the other hand, those who have Windows XP for their operating system has to go through the process a little differently.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Go to the Control Panel.
  3. Go to Sounds and Audio Devices.
  4. Click the Audio tab and go to Sound playback so you can put your loudspeakers as the Default device.
  5. Afterwards, go to Sound recording and assign your phone or headset as the Default device.

Once you’re done, log-on to Skype and click Tools, Options and Audio Settings. Go to Microphone and Speakers, choose your phone or headset from the list and then hit Save.

This way, you can have a great experience with the service whether you are simply using it to make or take calls or you have plans to record Skype calls for podcast purposes.

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