Low/No Mic Volume on Windows 10 Computer

Updated on Feb 15, 2024

You may end up in a situation where the microphone seems like it should be working in a Windows 10 computer, but it simply isn't. Try this simple trick!

Note: These steps will not work for Leitner, as the Windows volume controls will not affect those headsets.

  • In the bottom right corner of your screen, there should be a speaker icon. Right click on it and select “Open Sound Settings”
  • In the menu that opens on the right hand side, or the bottom, there will be a section called “Related Settings.” From that list, select “Sound Control Panel” (shown below with a blue arrow)
Related Sound Settings in Windows 10
  • On the new window that opens we will have several tabs at the top, go to “Recording” and right-click on your headset then select properties
Sound Control Panel, Properties in Windows 10
  • In the new window that pops up, select the “Levels” tab. There will be a sliding bar where we can adjust how loud we sound
Microphone Properties Levels Tab

  • Note: Also make sure the microphone icon on the far right doesn't have a red circle with a line through it. If it does your microphone is on mute. To turn this off, click the blue speaker icon once to remove the red mute icon
Microphone setting on mute

Still having trouble? Give us a call at 1-800-432-3738. We'll be happy to help you out!

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This is the internal support database for Headsets.com. We manufacture and sell office headsets in North America. With over 25 years' experience in the business, we know headsets.

Please use our support database for free headset support, whether you’re a Customer of ours (or not). If you have problems, suggestions, or unanswered questions, please email us at hello@headsets.com (compliments also welcomed 😀)

Looking for office headsets in the UK? Check out Headsets.co.uk.

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