A good headset with a good mic can level up your gaming experience. When it comes to good gaming headsets, Corsair is right up there with the best. However, for some users, it’s not that smooth sailing. For some users, the Corsair headset mic is not working on their Windows computers. In this article, we are going to see what you need to do to resolve the issue.
Fix Corsair headset mic not working on Windows 11/10
Is the Corsair headset mic not working on your computer? If yes, then check the following solutions.
- Unplug and Replug Headset
- Check if the Microphone is enabled
- Make sure Corsair is the default
- Run Recording Audio Troubleshooting
- Reinstall the audio driver
- Check your Hardware
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Connect and Disconnect Headset
First up, we are going to unplug and replug the headset and see if that works. Sometimes, the issue is nothing but a glitch, and this simple act can get rid of that. If that doesn’t work, restart your computer. These are the preliminary solutions that will take a couple of minutes. In case, they are to no avail, move to the troubleshooting guide.
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2] Check if the Microphone is enabled
Next up, we need to check if the Microphone is enabled. To do the same, open Settings, and go to Privacy & Security (Windows 11) or Privacy (Windows 10), then to Microphone, and enable it. Also, check if there is a particular app for which the Microphone is disabled, and if there is, just use the toggle to enable the access. Hopefully, this will do the job for you.
3] Make sure Corsair is the default
Usually, when you insert a headset or microphone, Windows tend to make the microphone default. To do the same, we need to configure your sound settings. To do the same, follow the prescribed steps.
- Open Control Settings.
- Change View by to Large icons.
- Select Sound.
- Right-click on Corsair Microphone and select Set as Default Default.
- Click Apply > Ok.
Hopefully, this will resolve the issue for you.
4] Run Recording Audio Troubleshooter
Next up, we are going to deploy the built-in troubleshooter to resolve the issue. The Recording Audio troubleshooter will look for the error and resolve it. To do the same, you need to follow the prescribed steps.
- Open Settings from the Start Menu.
- Click System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
- Look for the Recording Audio troubleshooter, and click on the Run button.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Update & Security > Additional troubleshooter.
- Click Recording Audio > Run the troubleshooter.
Follow the on-screen instructions to scan and fix the problem. Hopefully, this will do the job for you.
5] Reinstall the audio driver
If your Corsair Audio Driver is corrupted, the microphone won’t be able to spit out audio. You need to try and reinstall the audio driver and see if that works. What you need to do is follow the prescribed steps to do the same.
- Open Device Manager.
- Expand Sound, video and game controllers.
- Right-click on the Corsair audio driver and select Uninstall device.
- Unplug the headset and restart your computer.
This way, your audio driver will be installed automatically. Hopefully, this will do the job for you.
6] Check your Hardware
If nothing worked, then maybe your hardware has malfunctioned. So, try connecting your headset to a different device and see if it works. If the device is faulty, you can visit the manufacturer and ask them to resolve or replace the device.
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How do I get my headphone/mic to work on Windows 11?
When you connect your headphone or mic to your computer, Windows take everything into consideration and install the required driver and add your headphone. Whether it is a wireless headset or a wired headset, this is the pathway that they follow. However, you need to check if the headphone is disabled, check the second solution to know more.
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How do I use my headset mic on PC with one jack Windows 11?
Earlier, PCs use to come with two jacks that you need to plug your device into. But now things have changed, PC manufacturers have changed the game and now the systems use to come with a single jack, however, some headset manufacturers have not caught up. If you have one of those earlier headset mics with two pins, what you can do is get yourself a splitter. It is a device that will allow you to plug both the headset and mic pins and then you just need to connect it to your system. This will do the job for you.
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