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Headset Selection and Configuration

Rosetta Stone® speech-recognition technology is a key element of our language-learning solution. In order to utilize this feature, you'll need a USB device equipped with a microphone: either a USB headset or USB earbuds.  Click the links below to learn more about selecting and configuring your headset.

Configuring your headset from the control panel:


 

Configure Adobe Flash

If this is your first time signing into your Rosetta Stone program you will be prompted to configure your Adobe Flash.

Follow the on screen instructions to get started:get started


 

Setting up your headset

  1. Select the correct microphone from the "Microphone Selection" screen. Your device may be listed as C-Media USB Audio Device, USB VoIP Device or another USB Device.
    Note: If you don't see the name of your device in the hardware list, click the "Refresh List" button. If you still do not see the correct device, you may need to reboot your system with the USB headset attached in order to see the device.                                                                                       usb headset 
  2. Click "Continue" once your USB headset is selected.
  3. Speak into the microphone in a normal tone. Say "1, 2, 3, 4, 5." If your setup wasn't successful, click "Repeat Setup" and try again.
  4. Click "Continue" to start your Course, once your microphone is setup properly.

The screen shot below displays the microphone setup screen.
 microphone setup


 

Configuring Your Microphone in Mac OS X

For best results, use a USB device: either a USB headset or USB earbuds equipped with a microphone.

  1. Plug your device into an available USB Port.
  2. Click the Apple icon on the upper-left corner the screen.
  3. Select "System Preferences".                                            System Preferences
  4. Click on the Sound icon (located on the far right of the Hardware row).Sound icon
  5. Click the "Output" tab.
  6. Select your USB headset as the output device. It may be listed as C-Media USB Audio Device, USB VoIP Device, or other USB device.
  7. Adjust the Output volume to 30%.        volume 30
  8. Click on the Input tab and select your USB device as the input device. The device will have the same name as the one you selected in the output tab.
  9. Adjust the input volume to 50%.             input 50
  10. Close the Sound window.

 

Configuring Your Headset from the Windows 8/10 Control Panel

For best results, use a USB device: either a USB headset or USB earbuds equipped with a microphone.

  1. Plug your headset into an available USB-Port.
  2. Click the Windows Key User-added image on your keyboard.
  3. The Start menu will appear.
  4. Type control and a search will appear.
  5. Choose "Control Panel" from the list.  control panel
  6. If you're viewing the Control Panel by Category, click "Hardware and Sound" and then Sound. If you're viewing by Large or Small icons, click "Sound". click sound
  7. On the Playback tab, highlight your device by clicking on it. Your device may be listed as C-Media USB Audio Device, USB VoIP Device or Other USB Device.
  8. Click the "Set Default" button. If there's a green checkmark next to your preferred device, it's already set as the Default Device.
  9. Click the "Properties" button.                                        properties button
  10. Click the "Levels" tab.
  11. Adjust the Speakers to 30.                                               speaker to 30
  12. Click "OK".
  13. Click the "Recording" tab.
  14. Highlight your device by clicking on it. It should have the same name as the device that you selected in the Playback tab.
  15. Click the "Set Default" button. If there's a green checkmark next to your preferred device, it's already set as the Default Device.                                set default device
  16. Click "OK".

 

Configuring Your Headset from the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Control Panel

For best results, use a USB device: either a USB headset or USB earbuds equipped with a microphone.

  1. Plug your headset into an available USB-Port.
  2. Open the Start menu.
  3. Click on the Control Panel.
    control panel
  4. If you're viewing the Control Panel by Category, click "Hardware and Sound" and then Sound. If you're viewing by Large or Small icons, click "Sound". hardware and sound
  5. On the Playback tab, highlight your device by clicking on it. Your device may be listed as C-Media USB Audio Device, USB VoIP Device or Other USB Device.
  6. Click the "Set Default" button. If there's a green checkmark next to your preferred device, it's already set as the Default Device.
  7. Click the "Properties" button.
    properties button
  8. Click the Levels tab.
  9. Adjust the Speakers to 30.
    speakers to 30
  10. Click "OK".
  11. Click the Recording tab.
  12. Highlight your device by clicking on it. It should have the same name as the device that you selected in the Playback tab.
  13. Click the "Set Default" button. If there's a green checkmark next to your preferred device, it's already set as the Default Device.
    set default button
  14. Click "OK".

 

Configuring Your Headset from the Windows XP Control Panel

For best results, use a USB device: either a USB headset or USB earbuds equipped with a microphone.

  1. Plug your headset into an available USB-Port.
  2. Open the Start Menu.
  3. Click the Control Panel icon.
    control panel icon
  4. Double-click "Sounds and Audio Devices."If you do not see the Sounds and Audio Devices icon, click "Switch to Classic View" on the upper-left of your screen.
    sound and audio devices              system
  5. Click the "Audio Tab" (see Figure 1).
  6. Use the drop-down menu under the Sound playback heading to select your device (see Figure 1). Your device may be listed as C-Media USB Audio Device, USB VoIP Device or Other USB Device.
  7. Use the drop-down menu under the Sound recording heading to select your device (see Figure 1). It should have the same name as the device that you selected in the previous step. drop down sound recording                                                                                                                               Figure 1. Sound and Audio Device Properties
  8. Select "Use only default devices" to default your settings to the USB device.
  9. Adjust the volume for Sound Playback to approximately 75%.
  10. Click "OK" to save the changes.