If you want to use your own headphones with your Oculus Rift headset, you can remove the on-ear headphones using the audio tool. You can find the audio tool in the accessories compartment of your Rift box.

To remove the on-ear headphones on your Rift:

  1. Find the audio connector screw located on the inside of the main strap next to the on-ear headphones.
  2. Use the audio tool to turn the audio connector screw counter clockwise (to the left).
  3. Keep turning the audio connector screw counter clockwise until the on-ear headphones come out.

To use your own headphones on your Rift:

  1. Plug in the headphones you want to use and then open the Oculus app on your PC computer.
  2. Select Devices in the left menu and then click Rift.
  3. Below VR Audio Output, click Rift headphones and then select UseWindows Settings.

Note: If you’re using wired headphones, check to make sure you have enough space when using your Rift.

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