How to Set Up a Gaming Headset without a Splitter

Updated: Feb 11, 2024 3:43 PM
how to set up gaming headset without splitter guide
Difficulty Simple
Steps 3
Time Required A few minutes
Tools Needed

Knowing how to set up a gaming headset without a splitter provides a complete gaming experience, even on older computers. Using your favorite gaming headset doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

Chances are, the best gaming headset of the modern age is a single-jack headset. This article will teach you how to avoid paying for an audio splitter.

What’s the Purpose of an Audio Jack Splitter?

Previously, it was popular for computers to have separate jacks for audio input and output signals.

The field of technology is constantly evolving, and advancement in technology means most modern computers use a single, dual-purpose jack. A single headphone jack on PCs has become the standard. You should also learn how to stop your gaming headset cords from tugging to help prevent damage.


Damage to your jack ports will result in volume loss.

How to Install a Gaming Headset Without Splitters

Once you finish figuring out the ports for audio, focus on the application of headset usage. Learning how to set up a gaming headset on Discord is a great next step.

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Different audio devices use different types of headset jacks. Using an adapter or splitter for input saves time and money.

STEP 1 Open Control Panel

  • First, type “Control Panel” in the search bar at the bottom of your screen to open up the control panel settings.

STEP 2 Change sound settings

  • Then, click on “Sound Options,” which will have a small stereo sound icon next to it. This will open a pop-up window with sound settings.
  • Click on the “Recording Tab” in the pop-up window. This will show your connected devices, including your input device of choice.
    • Select the headset microphone to set it as your connection for the mic and sound.
  • You should use your single-jack headphones using this method. Check to see if there is sound output coming from your computer. If not, play with more of the settings.

STEP 3 Enjoy your headset

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