If you need to know whether the Oculus Quest 2 comes with a mic, then you're in the right place. Making sure your headset has a mic can be pretty handy if you do want to chat to your mates whilst in a game.
Here's everything you need to know on the matter and also whether you can mute the built-in mic, and whether or not you can use a headset with the Quest 2.
Does Oculus Quest 2 Have A Mic?
Put simply, yes. The Quest 2 features a set of built-in microphones alongside some built-in speakers, meaning you don't actually need any additional headphones or a headset for the Quest 2's audio to work.
It's also equipped to utilise system-wide party chat so you can chat to friends even when you're not in a game.
Can I Mute The Oculus Quest 2 Mic?
If you do need to step away from your headset for a moment, perhaps for a scheduled break but don't want to leave your friends hanging, then you can conveniently mute the internal mic.
This is achieved via the means of navigating into the Quick Actions menu on the left-hand side of the Quest 2's home interface and then selecting the mic on, which will toggle between being muted or not.
If you want to mute yourself in a game, then you'll have to navigate into the respective game's audio settings and find a Mute toggle from there.
Can I Use A Headset With The Oculus Quest 2?
If you don't want to use the built-in speakers and mic on the Quest 2 then you can thankfully utilise a headset with the VR device, but there is a small catch.
Wired headsets and headphones will work absolutely fine as the Quest 2 features a 3.5mm audio jack built-in that they can plug into and work pretty much immediately.
On the front of wireless headsets though, things get a little more difficult. The Quest 2 does support Bluetooth to an extent, but the fact it's an experimental mode on the Quest 2 can impede performance in terms of audio and your overall VR gaming experience.
To combat this problem, a 3.5mm to Bluetooth adapter can be purchased which will allow you to use Bluetooth headsets with the Quest 2 without enabling the experimental Bluetooth mode.
Do also note that regardless of which headset you decide to use, be it a wired or wireless one, their microphone will not be compatible with either the Quest 2 or the original Quest.
The fact that the Quest 2 does feature a built-in mic just adds to its long list of cool features including its ability to play Steam games when connected to a PC and to be cast to a TV if you want to broadcast what you see to others on a bigger screen.
We'll be back with you soon with more VR news, guides and info, so be sure to check back in with us soon, and don't forget that the Meta Quest 3 could be on its way if you are looking to upgrade when the new headset's release date does roll around.
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