Discord Wireless Headset

Mar 31, 2020 In the Settings menu, under “App Settings”, select the “Voice & Video” on the left. This will bring up the menu where you can change the settings for your microphone or headset. To choose which microphone or headset Discord should use, open the drop-down menu under “Input Device”. Select the device you’re trying to configure. Hmm, Sounds like the headset uses one driver in wire mode and another in wireless mode. That means that they got 2 different settings set. You can try to connect it with USB, go in sound settings take a few screen shots of the settings. Swap over to wireless and look at the wireless device settings and look for any difference. Hmm, Sounds like the headset uses one driver in wire mode and another in wireless mode. That means that they got 2 different settings set. You can try to connect it with USB, go in sound settings take a few screen shots of the settings. Swap over to wireless and look at the wireless device settings and look for any difference. What headsets are Discord certified? ROG Strix Fusion 300 ROG Strix Fusion 500 ROG Strix Fusion 700 ROG Theta 7.1 Blue. Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless Gaming Headset - Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Headphones for PC - Discord Certified - 50mm Drivers - Carbon 4.1 out of 5 stars 2,961 4 offers from $149.97 Corsair Void RGB Elite USB Premium Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound, White (CA-9011204-NA).

It was just the other day, I opened up my Discord and I needed to call up one of my mates.

Now I was using my Apple AirPods as the Bluetooth headphones and I was expecting that everything was to go smoothly.

Until… I tried connecting my AirPods and started to speak into it.

The AirPods were connected as I could see it being indicated on my PC. It was also fully charged so that wasn’t the issue also. The issue was that no matter what I did, Discord couldn’t pick up what I say into my microphone.

I tried a whole host of things: disconnecting-reconnecting it back, using other headphones, testing with other devices, etc.

So after a few tries and methods thankfully I finally managed to fix it. (If you’re wondering, it had to do something with the settings in Discord which did not automatically pick up)

In this guide, I’ll show you exactly how you can fix when your Discord microphone is not working too.

1. Allow Discord to Use Your Microphone.

Before you go on to making any changes to the settings in your Discord, it’s important to make sure that you have enabled microphone access in your Windows/macOS.

Here’s how you do it:

If you’re on Windows 10

  1. Jump into your Windows Settings and then select Privacy.
  2. Next, choose Microphone under App permissions from the sidebar to your left-hand corner.
  3. Over here, make sure to turn on the switch under Allow apps to access your microphone.

If you’re on macOS Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave

  1. On your Mac, choose the Apple menu and then select System Preferences.
  2. Next, click on Security & Privacy and then click Privacy.
  3. Now, click Microphone.
  4. Over here make sure that you have selected the checkbox next to the Discord app so that it allows Discord to access the microphone.

2. Reset Your Voice Settings in Discord.

Once you’ve made sure that your Windows or your Mac allows access to the microphone, you can go ahead test the methods below.

The very first thing you should do is to reset your voice settings right in your Discord.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Jump into your User Settings and then from the sidebar that is to your left, choose Voice & Video under App Settings.
  2. Good. Now scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and you should see a bright red button which says Reset Voice Settings. Click on Reset Voice Settings.


If you’ve already set some settings of your own on this Voice & Video page, then those settings will be reset once you click the button. So take note!

  1. You can then test your mic, by scrolling all the way up and then clicking the Let’s Check button under Mic Test to test your microphone to see if it works. You should be able to hear back what you say into your microphone.

If you find that your microphone still doesn’t work, then don’t worry! Keep reading as there are few more solutions that you can try. 🙂

3. Choose the Right Input and Output Devices.

Alright, so you found out that your microphone still doesn’t work even after trying both of the above methods. The one other solution take you can dois to just choose your microphone under Input Device at the very top of the page.

Make sure to choose the right Input Device and Output Device.

Here’s an example (in this case both my input device and my output device is set to my device that I will be speaking into and hearing from):


Make sure that you’ve turned up the volume for both Input Volume and Output Volume. This is so that you can hear what you say into your microphone.

Once you’ve set your Input Device and Output Device and also made sure that they have enough volume, test it out by performing a Mic Test by pressing the Let’s Check button

4. Logging Out and Restarting Discord.

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It really helps, if you’re issue persists, to log out and then restart Discord. Especially if your microphone was already working fine before with the same Internet and microphone.

Here’s how you log out from your Discord:

  1. Jump into your User Settings and then scroll down the left-hand sidebar until you see a bright red Log Out button right at the bottom.
  1. See it? Great. Click on Log Out, close Discord, restart Discord and then try logging back in using your credentials.

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5. Check If ‘Automatic Input Sensitivity’ is Enabled.

Your microphone can stop functioning properly if the setting Automatic Input Sensitivity is disabled in your Discord’s settings.

When you disable this setting, it prevents your Discord app from “automatically” picking up sounds from your microphone.

Here’s how you turn on the Automatic Input Sensitivity setting in your Discord:

  1. Jump into your User Settings and then from the left-hand sidebar choose Voice & Video under App Settings.
  2. Next, scroll a little down the page and under Input Sensitivity you should see the setting Automatically detect input sensitivity. Turn on Automatically detect input sensitivity.

You can now test to see if your microphone works with Discord which will be indicated on the indicator (just below the setting) in a solid green flash when Discord is transmitting your voice.

6. Check for External Factors (Checklist).

If you still find that voice is not being picked up by Discord then it could be something to do with your microphone/headphones itself.

Here’s a comprehensive checklist for you to go through to check your headset/microphone:

  • Make sure your USB or 3.5mm headphone jack is securely connected to your computer. Try unplugging and plugging back in. You can also try to plug in using different ports.
  • Have the latest drivers and software downloaded for your device that you’re using as a microphone. A great way to look for these “drivers” or software is to google “drivers software for <insert the brand of your headphones>”. Also here’s an example of a drivers/software download page for Bose headphones.
  • Check that your microphone hardware does not mute when connected with your device. Some headphones have a mute button on the side which can stop picking upyour voice input.
  • Try any other headphones that you may have lying around to see if the problem doesn’t lie with your Discord. If you do not have any headphones lying around try to ask your friends or your family to borrow theirs.

7. Try Pushing to Talk.

For some of our readers, they have found that a workaround to getting the microphone to work is to change the Input mode from Voice Activity to Push to Talk in the Discord Settings.

The only downside to this method is that it requires you to press a button all the time when you want to talk to someone.

Here’s how you do turn it on:

  1. Jump into your User Settings and then from the left-hand sidebar choose Voice & Video under App Settings.
  2. Next, scroll a little down the page and under Input Mode you should see the two options of Voice Activity (which will already be pre-set) and Push to Talk.
  1. Check the box next to Push to Talk. You’ll need to record a keybind meaning you’ll need to assign a key on your keyboard to act as an activator every time you want your microphone to pick up your voice.
  2. So Record Keybind to assign a key and then click Stop Recording once you’ve assigned a key to have it take effect.

Done. You can try pressing the key that you selected to talk (use the microphone) the next time you’re Discording with someone.

8. Still Find Your Discord Mic Not Working? Reach Out to Discord.

Well, if you’ve gone through everything on this page and you’re certain that nothing works to fix when your Discord mic is not working, then try emailing Discord’s “talented” audio support team.

If all else fails, this should help you out as they can patch up any errors from their side.

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Share this with your Discord mates if they’re too in such a similar situation. 🙂

RGB isn't juuust for looking awesome: it can be pretty darn useful, too. If you've used SteelSeries Engine before, you probably know that it can help you keep track of health, abilities, and more inside games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and Minecraft. If you use Discord to chat with friends, there's an app for that, too.

Whether you obsessively check Discord throughout the day or only use it while gaming, SteelSeries' GameSense app keeps you in the know. Here's how it works:

Open SteelSeries Engine and select the Apps tab. Here you'll find a number of fun apps, including Discord. Turn the Discord app 'on' to connect your account.

Note: I found that the Discord app did not connect unless all other GameSense apps were off. If you recently updated the SteelSeries Engine, double check all your apps because some of them may have turned back on by default.

Select Configure to open the options interface. Using the dropdown menu, select which RGB device you'd like to customize. The app supports Discord events for Notification, Voice Activity, Personal Voice Activity (when you're talking), Specific User Talking, Muted, User Joined Channel, User Left Channel, Joined Channel, and Disconnect. Choose your key/button bindings, color, and whether you want the device to flash when your selected event occurs.

If your device has an OLED screen, you can customize what kind of information gets displayed, such as who is speaking in voice chat or what is written in a direct message.

Discord Gamesense In Action

Now comes the fun part - I left Discord running in the background and configured the app to run on the Apex 7 keyboard, Rival 650 wireless mouse, and an XL QsK Prism Cloth. For the purposes of this blog, I left everything in their default settings. As you can see, all three devices reacted in various ways according to what was happening on Discord.


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Several unread messages popped up on the server:

Someone mentioned me in chat:

In Voice Channels

OLED shows who's speaking:

The Rival mouse indicates when someone is speaking (right side) and the SteelSeries logo illuminates when it detects your microphone:

Users in voice chat are assigned a color and number from 1-0. During a voice call, each key lights up according to who is speaking. F1-F8 lights up when you speak. F9-Pause will light up red according to which user is muted.


The Discord GameSense app is ideal for when you're doing something else - i.e. gaming or working with Discord running in the background. I was able to work and play without missing any messages. Special thanks to SirKaiwade, Lennart, and Blake for giving me a hand while I filmed the effects!

Discord Wireless Headset

Do you use the GameSense app for Discord and if so, how do you customize it? Share your tips, videos, and screenshots with us on Twitter and of course, check out the SteelSeries Discord server!

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