The sound comes out of the headset just fine so it is definitely connected. Search the community and support articles Windows Windows 10 Search Community member. In control panel, when i open "Sound", i see every device even ones that are disabled or not connected , and this mic is not listed there. If anyone could give some valuable information on this, I'd be really grateful. I was able to use the microphone in a game, but none of my other applications detected any active microphone as being plugged in. Headset microphone not detected : When I have my headset plugged in I want to use my headset microphone however my laptop always uses the built-in microphone instead. My laptop has Windows 11, and my PC has Windows Headset Microphone not detected. Start chat.