Test the microphone on your headset
If you want to test the microphone on your headset, you can use your computer. Apple and PC have different ways to do this. The PC has a recorder shows, where you can talk into the microphone and record sound. Macs have something similar, but you can open a program to watch on the screen if the microphone is working. Once you’ve determined that your microphone is working, you can use the Internet to chat or record audio.
Testing the microphone of a handset with a PC
Open the Microsoft Sound Recorder. To do this, go to “Start”, “Programs”, “Accessories”, select “Multimedia” and then “Sound Recorder” menu.
Plug in your headphones. If it is a USB headset, plug it into a USB port. If it comes with a headset jack, connect it to the audio output jack of your computer, which has a headset icon next to it. Usually this is in the front or back of your desktop computer. If a laptop is used, is likely to be on the side of the computer.
Click the “Burn” button with the red circle and speak into the microphone. It can be played back by pressing “Play”. If you can hear playback, the headset microphone is working.
Testing the microphone headset on a Mac OSX
Open the audio panel. You can do this by going to the “Apple” menu and selecting “System Preferences.” Select the sound icon. The audio panel opens.
Plug in your headphones. Like a PC, if you have a USB headset, plug it into a USB port. If you have a headset with a jack, connect it to the corresponding audio output on the Mac.
Speak into the microphone. You see VU meters on the bottom panel displays sound if your voice is being collected. Make sure you are using the headset, is selected in the dialog entry panel sound.
Testing the microphone of a headset with a Mac OS9
Go to the “Apple” menu, select “Sound Simple” then “File” then “New.” This will open a sound recorder.
Plug in your headphones. If it is a USB headset, plug it into a USB port. If the computer has a plug, plug it in making appropriate sound.
Click the “Burn” button on the sound recorder and speak into the microphone. When finished, press the “Stop” button and replay. If the microphone is not working, you will hear the sound recorded .