In this video we show you exactly how to connect and setup a USB Microphone with Zoom Meetings or Video Conferencing.

Adding a USB Microphone to your Zoom Meeting is a great way to improve your audio quality and make it easier for your colleagues to understand what you’re trying to say.

You can follow the same steps for any other video conferencing platform with slight variations.

How To Setup A USB Microphone With Zoom Meetings

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Connect USB Microphone to Computer

    Depending on your microphone and computer, you will need one of the following:
    – USB C Cable:
    – USB B to A Cable:
    – USB B to C Cable:
    USB Cable

  2. Open Zoom Test Meeting
    Zoom Test Meeting

  3. Do you hear a ring tone?

    Select the speaker you want to use (Computer Speakers or Headphone Jack from Microphone)
    Zoom Do You Hear

  4. Speak and Pause

    Select the USB Microphone from the drop down
    Zoom Speak and Pause

  5. Adjust Volume On Microphone

    Until you’re getting the desired levels
    USB Microphone Volume

  6. Join with Computer Audio

    Zoom Join Computer Audio

Pricing For Equipment Featured In This Video/Article:

Highly Recommended USB Microphones:


  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:15 – Microphone Selection
  • 0:35 – What To Look For With A USB Mic
  • 1:22 – Connect USB Microphone To Computer
  • 2:58 – Zoom Meeting & Microphone Setup
  • 5:00 – Headphone Setup (Optional)
  • 5:45 – Final Thoughts

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Jordan Kettner

I consider myself to be half entrepreneur and half A/V geek. I am never content to settle for what is expected or determined by others to be the “industry standard”. Instead, I work extremely hard to break new ground and deliver value to whoever I meet.

My passion for the audio visual industry drives me to create content that will help others learn the best tools and techniques to learn how to setup their home studio.

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