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Headset Selection and Configuration


Rosetta Stone® speech-recognition technology is a key element of our language-learning solution. To utilize this feature, we recommend you have a device equipped with a microphone: either a headset or earbuds.  

Please note: Earbuds that feature the microphone on the cord are typically not recommended, as the microphone may be too far from the mouth and will pick up ambient noise, background noise, etc. which disrupts the effectiveness of speech recognition.

Note For K12 Users: This article is an excerpt from the Getting Started With Rosetta Stone: Headset Setup Guide. Download yours today for distribution in the classroom.

Click the links below to learn more about selecting and configuring your headset.

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Setting up your headset

Configuring your headset from the control panel:

Mac OSX
Windows 8/10
Windows 7

 

Configure Adobe Flash

If this is your first time signing into your Rosetta Stone program you will be prompted to configure your Adobe Flash.

Follow the on screen instructions to get started:

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Please note: Although the message reads "Allow access to your camera and microphone", Rosetta Stone will never access your camera. That is a third party message which is why it references the camera.

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Setting up your headset


1. Select the correct microphone from the "Microphone Selection" screen. Your device may be listed as C-Media Audio Device, VoIP Device or another Device.

Note: If you don't see the name of your device in the hardware list, click the "Refresh List" button. If you still do not see the correct device, you may need to reboot your system with the headset attached in order to see the device.
 

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2. Click "Continue" once your headset is selected.

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3. Speak into the microphone in a normal tone. Say "1, 2, 3, 4, 5." If your setup wasn't successful, click "Repeat Setup" and try again.

4. Click "Continue" to start your Course, once your microphone is setup properly.

 

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Configuring Your Microphone in Mac OS X


For best results, either use a headset or earbuds equipped with a microphone.

1. Plug your device into an available Port.

2. Click the Apple icon on the upper-left corner the screen.

3. Select "System Preferences".

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4. Click on the Sound icon (located on the far right of the Hardware row).

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5. Click the "Output" tab.

6. Select your headset as the output device. It may be listed as C-Media Audio Device, VoIP Device, or other device.

7. Adjust the Output volume to 30%.

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8. Click on the Input tab and select your device as the input device. The device will have the same name as the one you selected in the output tab.

9. Adjust the input volume to 50%.

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10. Close the Sound window.


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Configuring Your Headset from the Windows 8/10 Control Panel


For best results, use either a headset or earbuds equipped with a microphone.

1. Plug your headset into an available port.

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3. The Start menu will appear.

4. Type control and a search will appear.

5. Choose "Control Panel" from the list (Windows 8 is on the left, Windows 10 on the right).

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6. If you're viewing the Control Panel by Category, click "Hardware and Sound" and then Sound. If you're viewing by Large or Small icons, click "Sound".

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7. On the Playback tab, highlight your device by clicking on it. Your device may be listed as C-Media Audio Device, VoIP Device or Other Device.

8. Click the "Set Default" button. If there's a green checkmark next to your preferred device, it's already set as the Default Device.

9. Click the "Properties" button.

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10. Click the "Levels" tab.

11. Adjust the Speakers to 30.

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12. Click "OK".

13. Click the "Recording" tab.

14. Highlight your device by clicking on it. It should have the same name as the device that you selected in the Playback tab.

15. Click the "Set Default" button. If there's a green checkmark next to your preferred device, it's already set as the Default Device.

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16. Click "OK".

 

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Configuring Your Headset from the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Control Panel


For best results, use either a headset or earbuds equipped with a microphone.

1. Plug your headset into an available port.

2. Open the Start menu.

3. Click on the Control Panel.

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4. If you're viewing the Control Panel by Category, click "Hardware and Sound" and then Sound. If you're viewing by Large or Small icons, click "Sound".
 

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5. On the Playback tab, highlight your device by clicking on it. Your device may be listed as C-Media Audio Device, VoIP Device or Other Device.

6. Click the "Set Default" button. If there's a green checkmark next to your preferred device, it's already set as the Default Device.

7. Click the "Properties" button.

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8. Click the Levels tab.

9. Adjust the Speakers to 30.

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10. Click "OK".

11. Click the Recording tab.

12. Highlight your device by clicking on it. It should have the same name as the device that you selected in the Playback tab.

13. Click the "Set Default" button. If there's a green checkmark next to your preferred device, it's already set as the Default Device.

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14. Click "OK".
 

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