How to Play a USB Microphone Through Speakers

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How to Play a USB Microphone Through Speakers
Connect a microphone to your computer system. (Microphone image by t-mo from

Microphones are typically used for two purposes: to record and to project. If you are looking to project the audio from an individual talking (or music instrument) it is possible to do so with a USB microphone. These microphones connect directly to your computer, and the audio plays out of the computer's speakers.

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Things you need

  • USB microphone
  • Computer
  • Computer speakers
  • Driver installation CD

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  1. 1

    Connect the microphone's USB cable into one of the USB ports on your computer.

  2. 2

    Insert the driver installation CD and wait for the installation wizard to appear. Once on the screen click “Next,” accept the license agreement, leave the installation name and location as-is, then choose “Install” to install the microphone driver.

  3. 3

    Connect computer speakers to your system, using the “Line-Out” port on the computer.

  4. 4

    Power on the speakers and turn on the microphone. Once you begin to talk into the microphone the audio projects through the connected computer speakers.

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