I recently purchased a Logitech USB headset for SKYPE use. I am having a difficult time trying to figure out how to configure the microphone of the headset to work with the Mac.
It appears to me that the built-in Mac microphone is always operating no matter how I configure the input on the SOUND panel of the Apple System Preferences. In other words the microphone on the USB headset never appears to operate.
Any advice from the ehMac world would be appreciated.
When you open System Preferences, go to Sound > Input. Plug in the Headset - it should appear in the "choose a device for sound input" list … If it does appear, click on it to set it as the preferred device. If it does not appear - check the logitech website for: Mac OSX compatibility and possible required software. They also have forums that may help you troubleshoot. Good luck.
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Both mentioned above, but if you still need a tool, check out SoundSource (free, second item down the page).
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And here's a tip for you - I have the Logitech USB 250 chat headset. Great headset, but it makes my Mac crash 50% of the time the moment it is plugged in.
To avoid those problems, force-quit the Finder before plugging it in (and have another app running so the Finder doesn't automatically restart). Once it's plugged in, just click on the Finder icon on the dock to restart it.
And I second the use of SoundSource - it's a very useful menu=bar add-on.