Will my headset work with Rosetta Stone?
Please note: The system requirements for you program specifically state the supported headset for your particular version of Rosetta Stone. Click here to see our Global System Requirements page.
Your Rosetta Stone program will utilize either a USB microphone headset or an analog headset depending on your version of Rosetta Stone.
What's the difference?
USB Microphone HeadsetUSB microphone headsets have one rectangle plug at the end of the cord and are capable of transmitting audio out to the earphones and transmitting audio in from the microphone directly to your computer through the USB port on your computer. A USB port and plug will have the symbol shown above on it. USB microphone headsets that work best with our programs are simple USB microphone headsets that do not require specialized drivers and have a single cord connecting the headset to the computer.
Analog headsets come in all different shapes and varieties and are capable of transmitting audio out to the earphones and transmitting audio from the microphone directly into your computer. The two major versions you'll encounter are:
A dual pin headset will have two plugs at the end of the cord: one for the microphone which will have one black stripe on the plug, the other for the sound to your earphones which will have two black stripes on the plug itself. Due to different computer manufacturers sound port stylings, you will need to refer to your computer's manual to determine which ports are for the microphone plug and the earphone plugs as they can widely vary from computer to computer.
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