Steam Support
An error occurred trying to handle that request. Please give us a few minutes and try again.
Steam Support
Sign in to get personalized help for SteamVR.
You selected the issue: No sound in headphones
Change default playback device in Windows
Make sure that Windows is sending audio to the HTC-VIVE-C audio device.

  1. Press the Windows key
  2. Type: sound
  3. Select Sound in the Control Panel
  4. Under the Playback tab, right-click the HTC-VIVE-C audio device and select Set as Default Device
  5. If sound still isn't sent to the Vive, disable other enabled audio devices

If this fails, go back into the Playback tab and try setting the Speakers USB audio device as the Default Device. Sending audio via USB may add extra latency to sound playback. We recommend using the HTC-VIVE-C HDMI audio device when possible.
Check playback device volume level
  1. Click on the "volume icon in the task tray
  2. Locate the HTC-VIVE-C (or USB Speakers) volume
  3. Set volume to 50%
Check application volume in mixer
  1. Click on volume icon in the task tray
  2. Under HTC-VIVE-C (or USB Speakers) volume slider, click Mixer
  3. Locate the application's volume slider and set to at least 50%
Restart SteamVR
Click the X to close SteamVR, then launch it from Tools in your Steam library.