If you want to hear yourself on mic or just want to test how your voice sounds on mic then this is the perfect guide for you. Here I am going to tell you the easiest steps to hear yourself through headphones or whatever the default playback device is.
There are two ways to hear/test myself on mic-
- Through Windows sound settings
- Online tool to listen to your voice through headphones and speakers
How To Hear Yourself on Mic Through Headphones or Speakers
[Windows 10, 8, 7] :
Method 1: Mic Test Through Windows Sound Settings
Here are the steps to listen yourself on the mic:
Step 1: Right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar.
Step 2: Click on sounds
Step 3: Go to recordings & select microphone.
Step 4: After this click on “Properties”
Step 5: Once you have clicked on properties a new window should pop up.
Step 6: In this window go to the “listen” tab
Step 7: After this, you will see an option “listen on this device”
Step 8: Check this option and choose the “default playback device” from the drop-down option below this.
Step 9: Click OK and you are all set to go.
Now you can easily test your mic and hear yourself on mic through Windows 10, 8, and 7 PC.
Note: The steps shown above could be different on your PC. You just need to find “microphone” and click on “properties”. You will be able to find the option “listen on this device”
Method 2: Online Tool To Hear Yourself Through Headphones:
If the manual method doesn’t work for you or you find it a tedious task then you can use an online website to listen to yourself on the mic through headphones or speakers.
There are many websites that can help you to test your Mic on a Windows computer.
This is an easy-to-use website to check your voice on Mic. You just need to plug in your headphones which have Mic and open this website.
Step 1: open the website and go to the microphone section.
Step 2: Click on the “Check Microphone” option.
Step 3: Allow the website to access your microphone.
Step 4: Click on “Start Recording” and start saying something.
Step 5: Now your voice will be recorded.
Step 6: Now if you want to hear your voice. Click the “Play” button.
Note: You can do this process without headphones if your computer has a Microphone or Mic in it.
Using this website you can also test your headphones and webcam.
To perform any test you need to give permission to this website. I suggest after your work is done you should remove permissions from the website- Find the complete tutorial for this.
So, these were the easiest ways to hear yourself on Mic in Windows 10, 8, and 7 systems. You can hear yourself through headphones or whatever default speaker you have on your system.
If you want to listen to yourself on Mic through headphones then you should use the second method that I have described above. It should save you from a lot of hustle.
Question: Why is my microphone not working on Windows 10?
Answer: It is because your system is not allowed to use microphones. To change this Go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone and change the settings here.
Question: Why is my headset audio not working?
Answer: The possible reason for this is your audio drivers are outdated.
Question: Is there any software to test your Mic?
Answer: Yes, there are software available to test your mic. You can use “Autocord” as a mic testing software.
Question: Is there any online tool to hear yourself on mic?
Answer: you can use “webcammictest.com”, which is an online tool to listen to yourself on the mic through headphones.
Priyanka Sharma is a technical content writer at SoftAppWorld. Her keen interest is in testing different kinds of software and writing reviews about them. Her goal is to help people with software reviews and how-to guides. In her free time, she likes to create different kinds of sketches and designs. You can find her on Twitter