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Headset detected, not working (2nd headset)

Question: Headset detected, not working (2nd headset)

I have tried 2 different headsets using front ports of my computer. The headsets are detected by the computer and I can hear fine out of them, but no voice is detected. I have tried numerous tests and other small things, but nothing seems to work. The headsets are supposed to be working properly according to the system.

What do I do?

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I have 2 headsets both from different companies, one from Andrea the other from Altec Lansing. I have them plugged into the front ports of my tower. My computer detects them both and says that they are working. However, I can hear out of them, but I cannot say anything. It does not hear me at all. I've tried various testing procedures and it doesn't detect anything.

What do I do?
 

Answer:Headset detected, not working (2nd headset)

Hi Cdn, The Vista default setting under audio and microphone is rear line in. Right Click the speaker
icon in your task bar or system tray. Click on the Recording tab at the top. Make sure that Front Mic.
is enabled and has a green check mark next to it. Click Apply and Okay. Try it now.
 

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Sound does not go through headset. A headset is not working. 

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Hi All,

I want to know in Vista,

At the Same time,
How to get the Head Phone Front Jack on, output
the Rear output for the Speakers -5.1 Surround
a USB Headset for another Mic ONLY that is USB.

Three things all Going at once?

Is it possible,
I cant even get the Headphones front output-pink and the rear speakers playing at the same time
Thanks

Answer:How to use front Pink Headset, USB Headset, and Rear Speker outputs atthe same time?

Hi Dash,

I know its possible with Realtek HD devices...What type of device do you have?

Steven

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Hi All, I have Nokia BH-900 bluetooth headset and X60s laptop, how to use the headset for VoIP calls? The OS is Windows XP. So far I have added the bt device to the device list, but for some reason the device connection does not activate, ie the headset keeps blinking green, not blue. And I can not find the bt device from any settings. I already tried the search on this forum, but the given instructions did not seem to match my case, or I did not understand them  BRJorma

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So basically, will this headset work with windows 7 ?

Answer:Tritton AX 720 Gaming Headset with 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Headset

Yes it will. Google for reviews.

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HelloSo three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.Thanks for any help provided!

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HelloSo three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.Thanks for any help provided!

Answer:Headset microphone not recording when headset is default audio device

Hi iBSOADed and welcome to TenForums,

First of all, you shouldn't have had to worry about installing any drivers after installing Windows 10 as Windows should do that automatically.

Have you tried using the Corsair Gaming Headset Setup program in the Downloads section of this page? Vengeance® 2100 Dolby 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset
-Chuck

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On Lenovo Thinkpad x1 3rd generation with windows 10, i'm pluging in my iPhone headset (I also tried with my samsung headset and one plus headset), but it will not recognize the mic. the headphones speakers works just fine, but the array mic stays on and no indication on windows, what so ever, that a mic was plugged too. Thank you for your assistence Idan 

Answer:Thinkpad x1 iphone headset plugged. headset Speakers works but not the mic

I'm not sure, but I think that this answer, about enabling multi-stream solved the problem https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Audio-coming-from-headphone-and-speaker... 

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Hello

So three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.

The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.

This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.

I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.

Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.

I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.

Thanks for any help provided!

EDIT: Can be closed as I found the win 10 forum after I made the thread. Sorry!

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I have an Acer Aspire V 15 (V5-591G-55pv) laptop. The laptop has a HEADSET jack (it shows a little symbol next to it referring to a headset with mic and headphone) and i have a headset that has 2 wires. 1 is for the headphones and the other is for the microphone, so i am using a headset adapter that came with the headset itself. I have used the microphone and the headset adapter on my PS4 controller and it works so the microphone is not defected. my computer does not detect my headphones but still plays audio through it, and the microphone is not detected. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
 

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I can't figure out how to fix this. I noticed that, when I'm watching a video, my headset's mic will relay the audio coming into my headset. Disabling Stereo Mix doesn't fix it. The physical controller that's on my headset cable doesn't stop it from happening, as even if I turn the volume knob all the way down and flick the mute switch, it's still picking up the audio. Muting my headset from within the computer stops the mic from hearing it, as does switching to my speakers that are plugged into the front jack. My headset is a 3.5mm jack type plugged into the back of the computer, directly into the motherboard.
 

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HELLO TO ALL !

I am knew on the board. Greetings

I installed a NEW Logitech USB Headset 350 onto my Winows XP Service Pack 2 generic 'puter.

I now have no speaker sound and no option shows except the headset and "Modem #1 line ".

It sorta looks like I have no speaker drivers .

Unplugging the headset does not help.

Anybody know how to fix this problem so I am not forced to wear a headset for audio ALL OF THE TIME ?

HELP !

(ME)
 

Answer:Installed new USB Headset NOW no speaker audio even if I unplug the headset

Yeah, my USB headset was a little weird at first as well.

Try going into your volume control (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume Control):
1. Click Options
2. Properties
3. Change the mixer device from the USB headset to your speakers.

Should work.

Also should note you can change the output settings in most audio software (for example: Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc.) so if you can't hear anything from your speakers when using those programs, try fiddling with those settings as well. I know for Winamp it's Options > Preferences > Plug-ins > Output > double-click the plug-in you use (mine is out_ds.dll) and again change it to your speakers using the drop down menu.
 

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Hey,

the topic pretty much says it. I bought myself a new headset(C-media headphone set or something) which uses a USB-port instead of an original sound-port-thing. The problem is, whenever I plug the headset in the USB-port pretty much nothing happens and I can't get the sound in the headset, it just stays in the speakers...

It used to be no problem when I used a headset with the sound-port on the motherboard to just change it. Anyone have any suggestions on what I might do? :(

edit: forgot to say that it works just fine after rebooting the computer.

Thank you

Answer:Problem with USB-headset(Can't switch between headset and speakers without rebooting)

Hi Foonksh,

Try going into the Control Panel and go into Sounds and Audio Devices. From there you can pick the default device for recording and for playback. In the playback section, set the headset as the default device instead of your speakers.

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With my old headset i used to have a blast recording sounds/music coming out of my comptuer directly using wave out. Often for MSN voice clips and such.

I haven't changed anything, but now that i have this new headset, the only recording i seem to be able to do is voice recording in sound recorder, i can't seem to record wave out mix on sound recorder, and can't record anything whatsoever in msn voice clips.

I can hear voice clips sent to me though, strange thing is, when someone invited me to an audio conversation earlier, i got the annoying ringing noise alright , but i couldn't hear anything.

I checked my volume controls nothing is muted.
Any help would be fantastic! Thanks in advance
 

Answer:New Headset dilemma (C-Media USB Headset to be precise)

Lame
 

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Logitech USB headset not detected by Lenovo T420 - 64Bit Windows 7. Headset is new and verified it works in another laptop. Tried all USB ports in Lanovo and still not detected. Any ideas?

Answer:USB headset not detected

Hi daveodonoghue, May i know does your machine works with other USB device? Please try update BIOS. If problem remain, please contact local lenovo for further assistance.Worldwide Support Center phone list for ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systemshttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=HT036550BIOS Update Utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad T420, T420ihttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018785Fred





T61 + X201i

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I have a headset that worked before I reinstalled Windows XP, and the microphone on it doesn't work now. It records whatever is coming out of my speakers. I tried changing it in control panel to my microphone, and the only option if REaltek AC'97, which records my speakers. It's a Yapster headset that comes with no drivers, you're supposed to just plug it in and it'll work. Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Headset Not Detected

EDIT: Fixed this. I had to select line-in in the audio effects program from Control Panel.
 

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Hey there, so I have a gaming PC and I play a game called Day Z (the Standalone version, not the mod for Arma II). Anyways, there seems to be an issue where whenever I am using the microphone to chat whilst playing the game such as through Teamspeak or Steam Voice Chat, the whole headset stops working and becomes undetected by the PC. I have to fully close the game and the application that I am using to talk to my friend, in order for the headset to be detected again.
However, today closing the game and restarting the application did not fix the headset, and it is still undetected. I have unplugged the headset and plugged it back in to several different USB ports (It is a Siberia Elite gaming headset that plugs into its own sound card which plugs into a USB slot) all to no avail. This so far seems to only be an issue with Day Z in particular, as I haven't had problems speaking to people whilst running Minecraft, Battlefield 4, Skyrim, and various other games on my PC.
Typically I would just file this in the Day Z forums, but this appears to be more of a Win-7 Related issue.

Answer:Headset not detected after launching Day Z

Does plugging it into another pc cause it to be detected?

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I have a Toshiba Portege R835 with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I am using a Medialink BT Adapter 3.0+HS Class 2 specs. I am able to pair with my Nokia C3 00 mobile but my BH 503 headset cannot even be detected by my laptop. Please advise what drivers need to be downloaded for my BH 503 to be detected.

Answer:BH 503 headset cannot even be detected by my laptop

You can refer the following link
Connect nokia bh 503 with laptop or desktop PC - Engineer Philosophy

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Hey all

I just upgraded from xp to 7 and it stopped detecting my headset. It worked fine on xp 2 days ago and i already tried to see if it wasnt broken or anything and its not. My headset doesnt come with any cd for driver installation or anything

My sound card is a SB audigy from creative.

Cheers

Answer:Headset isnt being detected

Are the soundcard drivers up to date? W7 installation can't always be trusted to get it right!

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I turned my PC on a couple of days ago and my headset was being detected as speakers, No sound coming from them at all, Yes my drivers are up to date, Yes I have it plugged in correctly, I've tried windows FixIt and still nothing, I tried troubleshooting audio and it didn't detect anything, I've tried SFC /scannow and still nothing, Its strange since I turned my PC off working perfectly and the next day I have these problems, I didn't download anything prior to this happening except a game update, Also I've made sure it isn't my headset that is broken, Even when I try talk with its built in mic, It doesn't pick up anything I say, I have literally tried so much stuff and nothing works... Please help

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Hello everyone! I recently got a new "Creative Fatal1ty" Headset and it doesn't seem to be detected at all! I have 2 cables to plug in to the laptop, 1 for audio and 1 for microphone, but on my HP laptop there is only one hole for a cable! I plugged in both cables at different times but neither of them seem to be detected at all. I tried on my family's public pc, which is a dell, and it works perfectly fine. What is the problem here? I payed some money for this headset and laptop and this is quite annoying. Please solve this. 

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Hello,

I have a Microsoft headset which I have been using fine until today. When I attempted to use it today the computer shows it as unplugged. The interesting thing is that when i unplug it it shows as plugged in :s

Any help on solving this would be appreciated.

Answer:Microsft headset not being detected when plugged in

ok it started to randomly work all of a sudden... however now it says my speakers are unplugged which they are not

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A Plantronics Audio 478 USB Headset is not detected when connecting via one of the USB ports. My concern is that only the 3.5mm front mounted jacks can be used on the T500 for audio devices, can someone confirm please? thanks.

Answer:USB Headset not detected on Lenovo T500

Check to make sure it is enabled as the playback and record devices in audio settings (right click the speaker icon in the tray). If that doesn't work try another USB headset, there is no reason why you cannot use one. Although if it is a work machine it is possible that the USB ports have been disabled for security reasons.

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Hi here,

I just got a new computer with Vista. I'm trying to get a headset that I used on my old computer to work. The headset is a free one that came with some language learning software so there's no driver. In the sound manager, Vista detects the microphone as being plugged in - as a "Microphone/Line In - SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC", but no program notices any sound coming from it. It is set as the default microphone and it's enabled. It works on my old computer still. Is there anyone that could help me get this working?

Many thanks,

Tim

Answer:Headset microphone detected but won't work

Hi tjm, welcome to the vista forums

may seem a bit basic but have you checked the levels, right click on the sound icon in the tray and select recording devices - click on your microphone and check on the levels tab.

hopefully it's that simple have seen new installs with either very low or muted mic channels

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Answer:New Turtle Beach PLa Headset not detected

I did a computer restore after a while, it seems to have fixed the problem, my computer wasnt recognizing my mouse either so i panicked and did a restore. I think i may have installed/downloaded something dodgy

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I can't get my new DELL AC411 wireless speakers to pair with my new DELL Precision laptop.  When I try to add a device, it shows up as an AC411 Bluetooth Headset.  Have tried many times, even after a restart.  Please advise.

Answer:Wireless speakers detected as bluetooth headset only

Per the User's Guide, the AC411 are only supported in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8. Open the User's Guide to page 5 and make sure your setup is the same.

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I have a G35 headset and I plugged it in the back of my computer. Now, when I start Windows, its not detected until I re plug it in. Its only with this headset, nothing else too. The USB works because I re plug it in again and it detects again.
I have no idea why it is doing this. My sound card is Realtek.

Answer:Headset isnt detected when I start windows

Um maybe its something having to do with windows 10 drivers for that headset or maybe the USB port faulty.

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I have a G35 headset and I plugged it in the back of my computer. Now, when I start Windows, its not detected until I re plug it in. Its only with this headset, nothing else too. The USB works because I re plug it in again and it detects again.
I have no idea why it is doing this. My sound card is Realtek.

Answer:Headset isnt detected when I start windows

Um maybe its something having to do with windows 10 drivers for that headset or maybe the USB port faulty.

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I bought an Aspire E 15 E5-571G series laptop yesterday and later realized that it only has one headset/mic jack. I am not using any kind of splitter but when I connect my headset into the jack my computer doesn't detect the device. Also, when i connect the headset, sound plays from the headset as well as the laptop's external speaker. I don't want the external speaker to play sound when I connect the headset. This is really frustrating. I would be really grateful if you could solve my problem. I have Realtek HD audio manager installed and it shows only "Speakers" under the playback panel.

Answer:Headset not detected. Laptop's pc also plays sound...

try the latest driver from Realtec.It's worth a try.http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/

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Hey.

Ive got an Logitech 250 headset USB, And i have a stereo soundsystem. So i wont be using the headset, but only the microphone. Is there anyway to 'split' the microphone from the headset, like with a software or something, Cause i dont want to hear everything on the headset when i plug the usb in, but i want to hear it on my soundsystem.

Any help? Without ripping my headset apart? :b
 

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I've searched around a lot about this topic, but after hours and days of searching, I've found nothing to fix my problem. I have a headset that has speakers and a microphone (3.5mm jacks) that work fine, except when I'm trying to talk to someone using the microphone, they can hear the sounds coming from my headset (youtube videos, game sounds etc). I've tried installing the Realtek HD Audio Codec but it disappears after it finishes installing and after I restart (although it still remains in the Programs and Features uninstall page), the program files for it is empty with the exception of RtlUpd64.exe which doesn't do anything when executed and a few other files.
In device manager, the things I have under sound, video and game controllers are Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus and the Intel Display Audio. I've updated everything to the latest. Also, I recently system restored my computer and before I did I had IDT High Definition Audio Drivers, but after updating they were changed.
I think the problem is that stereo mix is enabled somewhere or something to do with my drivers as when I tried plugging my headset into my brother's computer, it worked fine (he has the Gigabyte Realtek Audio Manager thing and was able to adjust the stereo mix settings).
If there's a program or workaround to this, or how to disable the stereo mix like through registry or something, please let me know.
My computer is a HP Pavilion dv6-7040tx running Wi... Read more

Answer:Headset mic recording sounds through headset?

You are correct, that is the usual cause of this problem. And aside from being set in the drivers, it can sometimes be set in the application (used for the communication).

That model does appear to use the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio chipset. The problem is likely in the fact that you upgraded to Win10 and I don't see that HP supports nor supplies drivers for Win10 (I only see drivers for 7 and 8). Which means you are using generic drives supplied by Windows. The generic Windows drivers often work well enough to get hardware functional, but quite often don't support all hardware or all features of all hardware.
 

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I have a almost broken headset, but the microphone still works fine, The microphone is connected on the wire right before the headset, Its not actually touching the headset itself.

Would this microphone still work if the headset was cut off?

Sorry but I can't manage to take a photo but

Answer:Will a Headset microphone still work if I cut it off the Headset?

Is the microphone actually supported by the headset, by that I mean when the set is on your head is the microphone carried close to your mouth so you have both hands free. If this is the case then cutting off the headset will mean the microphone will not have any way of being held near your mouth.
If you cut it off you will have to be very careful you don't cut the wires for the microphone & it's possible that there is a common return wire for the earpieces & the microphone in the form of a shielded cable, so it would be very difficult, but if you have skills in this area it could be done.

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Ok I know this sounds crazy but i received 2 new Creative Fatal1ty headsets in the post yesterday. Proceeded to turn off my 2 Gladiator Titan Systems ( both running Win XP Pro Sp3 btw (i forgot to include that in my details when i registered)) and pluged in the new headsets. When i came to turn the systems back on BOTH systems wouldn't boot both showing an identical couldn't find system disk message. Checked in the BIOS and neither is detecting the HDD's. Both PC's were running perfectly up until i pluged in the new headsets, in fact I shut them both down to plug them in so the fault wasn't there up until that point.
If anyone has any ideas what could have caused the problem or how to remedy it i'd be most appreciative.
Thanks In Advance

Ralph

I should probably add that the BIOS still detects the optical drive just not the HDD.
 

Answer:Solved: Sata drive no longer detected after conecting headset???

After a lot of reading i'm guessing i've contracted a BIOS virus (never even knew you could get a virus that effected the BIOS).
Working on steps to remedy this now, ie
1/.remove M/B battery discharge power
2/.Replace battery
3/.flash bios
4/.Format MBR and delete partitions
5/.Reinstall everything

Obviously won't be doing steps 4 & 5 unless i get to see the HDD again after the 1st 3, but heres hoping.

I'll post the results of how it turns out as soon as i know.
 

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I just bought a Logitech Premium Stereo headset (the 3.5 plug one, not the USB) and only just a few minutes ago tried them, plugged them in the soundcard in their corresponding slots, yet they don't work, not even after reinstalling updated drivers. I've been told that they might be faulty, but when I ran a test for them, mic and headphones both registered sounds, but I couldn't hear them...

I got a Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 soundcard, which is quite old, and a really old MB, Via KuDo something...

Any ideas anyone?
 

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I recently got a new headset to replace my broken one and noticed that the only cords on this headset are a 3.5mm green audio cord and a usb. I figured that the recording device would be the usb since there's no mic in, but I'm having issues making this work. As far as I could find, there's no drivers for this headset posted anywhere online or on any official site.

The headset is found here with all it's details: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIABRY4YW7133

I should note that the audio works fine and it's just the microphone isn't getting picked up.
 

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I have a Creativ(E?) Fatal1ty
I've updated to the latest drivers, nothing 'happening.

People seem to be able to hear my computer sound, but not the mic itself, and I've tested the mic on another computer and it's working just fine there.
What can the issue be?

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


After some research, it could be the driver that's corrupt
Is there any FREE program that could fix this?

Answer:Headset - Mic is not working (With SS)

thats the same card i had in my pc it thinks the mic in put is a line in. if you plug your mic into your onboard sound you get your mic working i still have not bin able to get mine working just like you

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HI all

I used to use a USB headset and the sound and mic worked fine. But alas, the headset kicked the bucket and died last week. I bought a bright shiny new expensive headset, the Carcharias by Razer.

Well, this headset has the mic and audio jack and not a usb. I plugged it in.... the audio sounds great but for the life of me, I cannot get the mic to work. I have it plugged in the back of my PC right into the sound card. Pink in pink, green in green. LOL But it wont work.

Help?
I dont really know where to go from here.

I have gone to the control panel - sounds - Audio tab, In sound recording field, the drop down box doesnt show anything other than SB XFI Audio which is my sound card.

Same thing in the Voice tab under voice recording. Just my soundcard. No option for the headset.
 

Answer:headset mic not working

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I bought a Natec Genesis HX55 USB headset. The first time I plugged it in I heard audio which was quite loud and clear. A few minutes later it got quieter and more static'y. Now there is absolutely no sound. I have contacted their customer support to no avail. It shows up in my list of playback devices and when I play a video or some music the little green bars move to show there's sound but absolutely nothing is coming through the headphones. Pulling my hair out over this as I can't find any help or solutions and I need it for work. Some assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I'm running Windows 8.1 x64(Unfortunately).
 

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when i used my audio in headset is not working but when i change it in speaker is working but the headset is still working in other computer and its all new.. and i insert in correct position..what is the problem with that and how can i solve it plsss...thanks a alot
 

Answer:My headset is not working

More details please... Things like headset model and make and model of your computer would help us help you
 

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I have Windows 7 64 bit. It is up to date. All drivers are up to date. All sound works. The issue I have is that out of nowhere my headset stopped working. Its functional. I have tested it. I cannot work out why it stopped picking up on this PC.

I have tried everything. I will say this again. I have done everything to make it pick up. Someone please help. I am desperate to get this to work. The last thing I want to do is to reinstall Windows.

Answer:USB Headset Not Working

Quote:
I have tried everything. I will say this again. I have done everything to make it pick up.




What is everything?

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My headset broke so I decided to buy the razer carcharias headset, so I got home and plugged it in but the sound and mic didn't work so I tried it in my Ipod and it worked fine, later I asked my friend whos good with computer to help me sort this out but we only had time to do the sound part, we messed around with some options and then after I restarted PC sound was working fine, but mic wasn't ( Yes I've made sure that mic is enabled in sound options etc) And I really have no idea what to do and I hope I can get help from here =)
 

Answer:New headset - mic not working

What is the headset's make and model, that isn't working?
 

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Hey i recently found back this old headset while i was cleaning up my house a bit, well it isnt really old just 2 months old. So anyway i hooked it up and tried talking to my buddy on skype but it turns out he could not hear me while i can hear him, i double check making sure everything was working and the headset works fine i can hear sounds from it for example: watching youtube videos i just cant get it to work with skype so should i just throw it away or what?

Answer:Headset is not working?

Check your skype settings for default device...make sure your headset is plugged in when you check.

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I am having issues with my usb headphones. I normally used them all the time but I didn't over the weekend. Now they are not working.

HP Digital Stereo Headset, model VT501AA, plug and play. I have had them for quite some time and have never had issues. Some of the audio plays fine. The best explanation is that while playing music, the background comes through fine, maybe even a bit loud, but the vocals are almost entirely muffled in comparison. Questions I saw while looking into the issue say to move it around, but of course that doesn't work with USB like a traditional headset.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver several times. I tried it in other usb ports and tried my usb mouse in that usb port.

Another detail, the headset no longer makes the "beep boop" when plugging in or removing like it did.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461593 MB, Free - 151974 MB; D: Total - 15041 MB, Free - 1669 MB; G: Total - 99 MB, Free - 84 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1693
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:USB Headset Not Working

Hi DKong27 and welcome to TSG.

Any chance you can try the headset on a different computer ? That should determine if it's the headset or your computer that's having a problem.

I assume yours is an HP laptop, what model is it ?
 

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Okay. There is a Dell computer that is connected to the linksys router, broadband cable and the logitech headset, all of this means that the cable comes into the home to the router it splits to the computer and the ps2. Here's the problem. The headset does not work on any of the ps2 games. The headset is brand new. Walk me through step by step on how to make the silly thing work. I know nothing of computers or routers, and all this other stuff. So if you have ideas or help please please please make it step by step basic stuff. Thanks.
 

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Hey every1.

I got a problem. I have a Dell XPS 420 (born with Vista 32-bit).
I installed Windows 7 64-bit on the computer and every thing works perfect. BUT it cant find any recording device. (Sound works fine)
I have tried to find all kind of drivers on the web and so on without any luck. I just wont work.
Can any1 help me? =) or is it simply because there isnt any driver for Windows 7 audio for my computer?

(im not that into drivers and so on)
 

Answer:My headset isn't working

cocobjorn said:





Hey every1.

I got a problem. I have a Dell XPS 420 (born with Vista 32-bit).
I installed Windows 7 64-bit on the computer and every thing works perfect. BUT it cant find any recording device. (Sound works fine)
I have tried to find all kind of drivers on the web and so on without any luck. I just wont work.
Can any1 help me? =) or is it simply because there isnt any driver for Windows 7 audio for my computer?

(im not that into drivers and so on)Click to expand...

Have you tried going to the manufacturers website for the drivers? Thats your best shot.
 

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I recently reinstalled windows 10 and my headset mic stopped working. Was working fine before the reinstall. Even after updating the Realtek drivers. It is detecting that its plugged in just fine. The headset is not usb.

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:Error: Not recognized I bought a new gaming headset but the problem is, it's not working.

The end of trhe cable is not the regular 3.5 mm plug.

Answer:Usb headset not working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rapstarrr91


:Error: Not recognized I bought a new gaming headset but the problem is, it's not working.

The end of trhe cable is not the regular 3.5 mm plug.


What type of cable is it? If you had to get a adapter of any sort in order for it to plug into your sound card jack on your system; there is a chance that windows might not be able to pick it up.

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I just bought a Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset and the microphone does not seem to work. The headphones themselves work fine though and I get great audio. I plugged them into a different computer and the mic and headphones worked fine. My computer is using a Asus M2n32 SLI deluxe mobo and does not have a seperate sound card. I have made sure the mic is on, plugged in right, and not muted. Also Im using XP 64 bit

Update: I got the mic to work, but instead of being clear and nice like on the laptop, I have to talk loudly and there is a LOT of static and random noise.

Update 2: I plugged a MP3 Player into the microphone jack using a 2 way connector and hit play. I have to max out the MP3 Players volume to hear it and also the recorded audio is terrible also with a lot of static.
 

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Pls help me, when I put on the headset on the socket, the headset is not working fine. I already tried t in three different headphones. what seems to be the problem with these? at first, it is working fine but after some time, 2 weeks i think, the headphone is not working anymore. everytime I put it on the socket, windows can detect it because it says "A jack is plugged" on its tray.

please help me, do i need to update the driver? but the drivers are all installed and not corrupted or damaged.

my audio manager is Realtek HD Audio Manager with ALC 883 something on its version.
 

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My Logitech headset with headphones and mic is ureently not working for no reason at all, its a smiple plug in one (not usb) you plug the jacks in to the mic and sound slots, which has been done correctly.

No drivers or anything just plug in and go, but recently it has stopped working its only a cheap pair so its not major just wondered why?

Thanks for any help,
Tom welols-day
 

Answer:Logitech Headset No Working!

Are you sure it's the headset? Have you tried real speakers to confirm it's not the soundcard? If speakers still work, there's probably a broken wire. (Logitech quality, you know!)
 

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Hi all,

This has me so stumped, I'm usually pretty good with my own tech issues but I could really do with some expert opinions on this.

I have a Creativity Fatality gaming headset, which is not a USB set, it's a normal green/pink jack set. I haven't used it in a couple of months but it always worked fine on this system before, and I've not altered any settings since the last time I used it, that I can think of, but when I plug it in the microphone just doesn't work.

The headphones work fine, which is making me think it's not the soundcard that's the issue, and I tried the headset on a friend's laptop and the mic works perfectly, so am thinking it is some kind of setting/driver issue but I have no idea what.

I have updated my Realtek sound card drivers to the latest ones. The only weird thing that might give someone a clue is when I plug my mic jack into the pink socket the Realtek sound manager thingyamebob recognises it as speakers, and when I plug the green jack in it doesn't recognise that at all.

I have done the standard stuff such as checking audio devices, volumes and stuff. When selecting the device for recording the microphone is not an option at all, it just shows the Realtek soundcard device.

Does anyone have any ideas that I've not thought about I can try? Any help gratefully received.

Sally
 

Answer:Headset microphone not working...

Welcome to the forum This may sound stupid simple but there's a switch near the volume control to turn on the microphone just double check its on.

Have you configured your audio devices?Control panel,sound,right click your sound card and configure,run the wizard and select 2 channel stereo speakers.

Go into your realtek control panel also and make sure its set to stereo and make sure your mic is enabled there,if you right click the icon in your taskbar you should be able to configure it.

Could you post your operating system and the make and model of your computer if it has one,the model of your soundcard if you know it.

Go to control panel,system,device manager are there any yellow exclamation marks?
 

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So i just bought a microphone and whenever i plug it in my headset stops working and whenever i take it out my microphone starts working, it there anyway to priorotise a usb port over another?

Answer:New Microphone Not Working with Headset

Have you tried going to control panel - clicking on your audio manager - Find "Device advanced settings" - changing the settings to something lie "separate all input jacks as independent input devices" - click ok to confirm

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My headset only seem to work on the left side when i connect the jackcabel, any idea on why and how to fix it?

Answer:Headset only working on one side

Hello, Have you tried with another headphones?

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Hi guys,

I have a USB Headset that I have used several times in the past but now I find I cannot hear anything. Volumes OK, indicator light is on etc.
Hears what is my Device Manager re. Sound, Video and Game controllers:-
- Audio Codecs,
- AVerMedia H788 PCIe Hybrid Analog/ATSC,
- Legacy Audio Drivers,
- Legacy Video Capture Devices,
- Media Control Devices,
- Realtek High Definition Audio,
- USB Audio,
- Video Codecs.

Double clicking each of the above reports that each is 'working properly.'
There are no warning or other icons associated with any of the above.

I have a volume control at the right-hand end of the task bar which, it indicates is related to Realtek HD Audio Output. It is not muted and the volume is set mid-way.

I also have a Realtek HD Audio Manager icon on the same right-hand end; when I choose it, it displays an ASUS control panel for what looks like various sound programs. I do not use this.

What I am wondering is if there is a device conflict of some sort with any of the above devices. I suspect the AVerMedia and the Realtek are in conflict, but that's just this idiot's opinion.

Any ideas how I could get my headphones workjing again?

Could I disable / remove any of the above devices/drivers without limiting my audio or video enjoyment?

Richard
 

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I purchased (what I thought looked like) a nice USB gaming headset to use with Ventrilo. It is a "Sector7 Xtreme Gaming USB 5.1" headset (or something along those lines), fairly unknown I suppose.

Anyhow, I'm running Windows Vista 32bit on an HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop, and although I have managed to get the headphones themselves working, the mic piece that plugs into one side of the headset will not read my voice.

What further drives me crazy is the fact that after the initial hour of fiddling around, installing drivers and such, I had the microphone and headphones working in perfect unison. But, after restarting my computer the mic no longer works.

I have reinstalled the headset's driver a few times, and been all over each device in Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Manage Audio Devices making sure my new mic and headphones are the defaults as well as turned up.

I have been read a TON of forums on Vista's microphone quirks, but can't seem to find a solution for my laptop.

Here are a couple screenshots of my sound set-up (Conexant is the built in audio)


I am fairly certain that all of the necessary levels are turned up to 100 (i.e. Line-in, Microphone)

Any ideas?
 

Answer:USB Headset Line-in Mic not working

USB headsets usually don't need any drivers or extra software, you just plug them in, they get recognized and then you have a new mixer device in the sound properties. Personally I have a Logitech USB headset and when I plug it in, it shows up as an alternate to my on board or sound card mixer device which in my case is Realtek AC97 Audio.

That's in XP but Vista must be similar though I have Vista also and decyphering the audio pathways are still a puzzle to me (over a year in use).
 

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Hello:

The fine single cord from my headset to my tower got caught in the vacuum cleaner the other day and won't work. The insulation was melted.

Oh well!

There are 4 wires involved. One is of copper and about 20 gage. It has a thin black plastic insulation. The 3 others are also copper, of approximately of 27 gage; their insulation is a lacquer-like coating. All the wires are stranded.

I am probably hoping against hope but can anyone tell me if there is some rather smal plug-together connector that I could use to fix things.

And if there is such, where might I obtain such?

If the connector solution is not feasible, is there anything I can do?

wumply (John)
 

Answer:Fixing my non-working headset

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I recently got the SADES SA-708 and to my surprise the microphone was not working. I have tested it on another laptop so I know it's not a problem with my headset. I'm not even sure if my computer is recognizing the headset. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Headset microphone not working

Normally, the Stereo Mix (may be called System Mixer) is set as the default Recording Device. Then whatever is plugged in can be heard, without having to specifically select a device.

Did you download the driver from the Dell downloads? If not, that is the first thing to do.

Product Support | Dell US

To set the Stereo Mix, in the Recording panel, RIGHT click in an empty space and then click to select show Disabled and Disconnected Devices. Stereo Mix should now show up and you can enable it and make it the Default Recording device. System Mixer is required if you ever want to record audio from the Internet.
Product Support | Dell US

Finally, has this ever worked? or is this the first time you've tried the mic input.

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Hello,
I purchased a razer carcharias gaming headset around four months ago with the purpose of using it for gaming as well as as a general pair of headphones for my computer. Yesterday, while I was using it on a skype call, the microphone just stopped working. After going into my computers microphone settings, I have learned that the microphone IS being recognized, but not picking up any voice.

I just need help, because I am not sure if this is a hardware problem, or a problem with the computer itself.
 

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Just bought a brand new Razer Piranha Gaming Communicator (Headset). Plugged it all in as normal, sound works perfectly, everything seemed fine, except my microphone isn't working for some reason. Just wondering why that is I have tried different ports, sockets, computer meets the system reqs. Why isn't it working? Is there something specific I need to install? My sound from the headphones is fine, but why isnt the mic working?

The computer is a HP, model a6157c, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400 @ 2.00 GHz 2.00GHz 2038 MB, 32-bit OS. The headset is brand new from Best Buy, came in a sealed box. Didn't install any drivers or in any way install it, just plugged it in the plugs and the sound worked immediately, but the Mic still doesn't and hasn't worked.
 

Answer:Brand New Headset, Mic not Working

Also I am using Windows Vista Home Edition, so I need replies concerning this on Vista, if anyone knows how to fix this, please post your replies, please don't post if you are guessing or do not understand the problem.
 

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I have a Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset , the audio work's but I cannot get the mic to work.
I have a Creative soundblaster 5.1 live soundcard and a abit fatal1ty fp-in9 sli m/b.
Audio works on both soundcard and on-board sound on the m/b , but not the mic .... I know some basics to computer's but I'm stuck here.
Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:Headset Microphone not working

Go into the Audio settings in control panel - Audio tab - sound recording
make sure there is a device selected and click on volume and make sure its not muted.

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Hi all, cant seem to get my headset and microphone to work! I have windows XP, a soundmax sound card, which i have a 5.1 logitech speakers connected to it. Below this is the pink and green buttons for microphone and speakers, also have two ports at the front of the pc for the same thing.When i select the microphone in soundmax, a yellow triangle comes up with a black exclamination mark in it, so not sure why that happens. Also playing online games, can hear sound through the normal speakers but not the headset.So do i have do something with the normal speakers to use the headset and microphone or is it something totally different i should be doing? Tried all the other windows sound options but still no use!Can anyone help please? thanks

Answer:headset and microphone not working

when hedphones are plugged in windows should automaticly transfer the sound outputted to the headphone device. if the sound is still coming out of the speakers this probably means that windows is not regestering the fact that the headphones are plugged in try plugging them into all headphone ports on your pc. as for the microphone, if you double click the sound icon in the botom righthand corner of the screen (next to the clock) then you should get a dialog window one of these options is line in, however this will only output the audio not neceserily chang how it is being inputed. to test the micrphone try recording from it in windwos sound recorder, (start > programs > accessories > entertainment >soundrecorder) and then you should be able to see an oscillating line if there is sound being recorded. if no sound is being recorded, check your microphone, and then if it is ok try checking for (updated) sound card drivers.

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I would like to ask u, is it me or is it my new mic i bought in the store! I bought plantronics headset, wheare seems to not work the mic :S [ is the link etc i tested all that i could, but it just wont work. Problem is, when i start using mic all it does is SHHHHHHH SHHHHHH and i can hear that am talking but next to it its all the time doing shhhhhh, can someone tells me problem?? Are drivers fault or broken mic?? or simply haxxed pc??? Ty Jure.


Ps (why can t i damit post a link after first post 8( nvm)
 

Answer:Plantronics Headset-mic not working!

Return the headset, and get something else
 

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I don't know where else to turn so I thought I would make a post here.

Today I bought these headphones.
Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset | Creative Labs Online Store

And they don't work.
When I go into Playback/Recording devices they are not being listed as options, only my regular speakers and mic are being listed. When I plug the Headset in no sound comes through my laptop speakers but it does not come out my headset speakers either.

Some things to know, my computer is Windows 7 64bit And I know the Headphones are not broken. Also, as a reminder, this particular headset plugs into the two Headphone and Mic jacks, not a USB. I have made sure they are plugged into the correct slot. I am on a laptop so I only have the two available jacks. One for Microphone and one for headset.

Answer:New Gaming Headset not working.

Have you looked in the Creative support pages for anything unique about these headphones and if anything specific you need to do to get them to work - I agree that these should work "out the box" but it seems strange they are not even recognized when you plug them in - do they appear in Device Manager ?

Creative link for these headphones........

Creative Worldwide Support > Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

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I have just connected my bluetooth headset successfully but cannot get any sound from it! I have made sure that it is the default sound device etc. but still no joy - any ideas? (PS it works with my mobile OK, so it's not faulty)

Answer:Bluetooth headset not working

Have you checked that it is not muted in Volume control?

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I NEED HELP MY INTERNAL MICROPHONE AND MY HEADSET WONT WORK ON MY HP ENVY M6 I REALLY NEED THIS TO WORK CAN YOU GUYS PLEASE HELP ME THANK YOU

Answer:headset not working in windows 10

@cadeb?, welcome to the forum. This is a very common problem with Win 10 upgrades.  You should go into the Control Panel / Sound and check to assure that your microphone and headset are listed and set to Default.  Also, it would be good if you ran HP and Windows Updates to assure that the software and drivers are fully up to date. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I have a pic that allows both a headphone and mic connection. I went through troubleshooting and everything checks fine. The computer recognizes the mic and is registering sound output, but as soon as I go to record or talk to other people, they hear nothing. It's not just the one headset either. Please help this is the most frustrating thing I've had to deal with on my otherwise solid pc

Answer:Headset microphone not working

Check the RECORDING device. Stereo Mix should be set as the Default recording device. Most programs use that as the audio source.

Posting (Filling in) "My Computer Specs" really helps us to try and help you. Without it all we can do is offer general suggestions or guess.

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I have a pic that allows both a headphone and mic connection. I went through troubleshooting and everything checks fine. The computer recognizes the mic and is registering sound output, but as soon as I go to record or talk to other people, they hear nothing. It's not just the one headset either. Please help this is the most frustrating thing I've had to deal with on my otherwise solid pc

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MY headset mic was working just fine the other day.. I came back from work and the mic is not working anymore. When I try to talk on ts or discord, people hear my background music or static sounds but not my voice.
 

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I have a headset that works on my other computer, but isn't working on this one. I've tried switching soundcards, and I don't know if that's part of the problem. The sound works fine, but it won't pick up the microphone. It didn't work with the built-in soundboard either.

I'm running Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111) [32 Bit]

My only option for both Sound & Recording device is "Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio"

If anyone could help me with this, that would be great. Thanks.
 

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I'm doing this as a favor for my friend whom has a laptop that has an on board webcamera and a on board microphone. The mic is terrible. I urged her to buy a USB headset so she wouldn't have to deal with the terrible mic. Well she bought one yesterday and we thought it was working. But this morning we found out it wasn't. But it also turns out its not a USB headset, like I urged. We've been trying desperately to disable the on board mic, no such luck, which is why I come here. She has windows vista and I do not. I know nothing of vista, so as you can imagine, trying to figure this stuff out for her is hard. She has a Dell Inspiron 1545 with windows vista on it. She just bought a headset with an attached microphone, but its not registering as the default, instead, its still using the on board mic, but the speakers in the headset are being used as the default, like any plug in headphones would. For the record, I do not know vista at all. Again we spent most of the morning and afternoon trying to figure out how to fix her computer so it would disable her on board mic, and use her shiny new microphone she just bought herself as the default and only mic she has. Any suggestions or ways to solve this? Needs/goals: - Disabling her on board microphone - Making her new headset be used as the default microphone. - Trying to do this without going into BIOS - To find out what windows and options to check/uncheck or mute/unmute to solve this problem. If any information... Read more

Answer:Brand new headset /w mic not working

For some reason, when I typed it out it was spaced out and neat, but when I hit submit it smooched it all together like it is now. My apologies...
 

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I have Acer Aspire F15 with one 3.5mm combo jack and i recently started using A4Tech Bloody G500 headset- but for some reason mic doesn't work. It doesn't show up as a option in Recording devices, Audacity doesn't detect it and same for games. Any ideas what could be wrong?
 

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Hello everyone and sorry if I posted this in the incorrect section!

So, I love to record when I play to upload to Youtube and I currectly own an Elgato Game Capture. Since I use a DVI-D cable to my monitor and the HDMI does not send any audio to the Elgato (Using Elgato as a third screen but mirror it with my main one) I've been using Stereo Mix to get audio to my recording.

This has been working well except for that I can't use the audio plugs on the front of my computer, only those in the back. Nonetheless, I have not really cared since I could do either way. When I have it plugged into the front Stereo Mix is totally dead and does not send any audio to the Elgato, making my clips without audio.

Now, I've bought a new headset that's wireless and uses USB instead of audio plugs. And I've been having the same problems like before...Stereo Mix is totally dead when the wireless headset is the "standard" one. I could have both headsets plugged in but it's still dead. If I switch over so the OLD headset is standard it works as a charm, just like before. This forces me to use my old headset which I don't want to

TL;DR

Stereo Mix does ONLY work if I have a wired headset plugged into the back of my computer, otherwise no.

Any help is appreciated, thanks for reading!!

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Hey i recently just formatted my computer. One of the programs i use is Ventrilo, and i use it to talk to people using my mic. For some reason, people cannot hear me when im talking and i dont know why, if anyone can help me out that would be awesome
 

Answer:Microphone on headset not working

Are all the drivers loaded on the machine? goto device manager in control panel and see if there are any yellow question marks in the list.

if so please post.
 

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I have a Speedlink Medusa 5.1 headset and Asus Xonar DS sound card and they've both been great ever since I bought them, but yesterday I turned on my PC and my microphone wasn't working. I tried it with Ventrilo and the windows sound recorder but neither of them picked up any sound.
In the windows input devices the microphone is still ticked and is "working" but obviously it is not. I have made sure it isn't muted and that is selected in the Xonar DS control panel and I've tried a system restore but still nothing.
I havn't changed any settings or installed any new hardware recently so that shouldn't be a problem. I've tried my headset in a different PC and it works fine, I've also plugged a different mic into my pc but it didn't work either.
I had to transport my pc in the back of my car a few days ago and I've got a feeling that some connection might have come lose during transport, but I wouldn't have a clue where to start when fixing it.
Any help would be appreciated,
Rob

OS: Windows vista home premium 32bit
 

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I've searched the archives for this problem but can't find any references to it.

I just bought a Logitech Headset but it doesn't come with a CD. It's meant to self-install using the Win XP New Hardware Wizard. But, although Windows finds new hardware and recognises it as Logitech USB Headset, it can't find any software and thus tells me that it wasn't installed properly and may not work (no kidding!). I figure I need a driver but Logitech say they don't provide them and I've searched the web without any luck - it probably doesn't help when I don't really know what I'm looking for!

I've downloaded AIDA32 to let you guys know about my system - just tell me how to get the report to you.

Thanks very much,

Aussie Cossie
 

Answer:Logitech USB Headset not working

Hi and Welcome


First off you have XP Home but what service pack is installed? as the drivers for headsets so Logitech say are included with SP2 ( or if on SP1 with this update http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822603 ) I would imagine these usb headset will be or need USB2.0 drivers.

What is the model version of headset?

Did you built this PC if so what is the motherboard make and version?
IF pre-built ( HP, DELL etc ) what is the model version?

if you goto Device Managment ( right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager ) do you have any yellow ! marks, if so what?


reason for asking above three questions is I wonder if the chipset/motherboard drivers have been installed which are needed for USB2.0 drivers to be detected and installed properly.
 

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Hi,

I purchased a new USB headset and when I plugged in for 1st time it worked properly, I could able to hear sound from you tube. and mic was also working properly.

I unplugged the headset and plugged in after a while, head set is not working.

I am able to hear anything except sound like buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Please help me out to fix this problem.

Thanks

Answer:Usb headset not working in windows 7

Welcome to the Forums.

This support trick works quite often. Boot into safe mode. Delete the driver from Device Manager(in this case the headset.) Reboot normally. Windows should reinstall the driver. This technique seems to work more than half the time. It's well worth trying.

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yesterday my headset mic was working
now it isnt anymore its using the green and pink connection
and its not working
do i need update drivers or something?

Answer:headset mic isnt working

1: Make sure they are plugged in correctly.
2: Make sure the 'Line In' or 'Mic' is not muted.
3: Update the drivers, if there is no newer version reinstall the current ones.
4: Test the mic in another computer.
5: Enjoy your sound input experience / Buy a new microphone. =(

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Ok I have Windows XP Pro 32-bit with the Fatal1ty Pro analog Headset and the Fatal1ty X-fi sound card, just the card, no front panel or anything. I plug the head set mic into the back of the card but nothing seems to be detecting it. I've tried many many things...anybody have some advice? Thanks much!
 

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Using an SB X-FI Xtreme Audio sound card, windows 7 professional, Turtle Beach (x12) headset.

Months ago my microphone stopped working on my pc, then eventually sound also stopped working. I replaced my sound card with another (SB X-FI Xtreme also) and sound once again worked. However I cannot get my Turtle Beach headset microphone to work, the sound works fine.

What I've tried to resolve the solution:
*Checked to make sure it was in the right hole, of course.
*Downloaded recent device drivers for SB X-fFI Xtreme and install.
*Gone through looking for something that might have muted the microphone;



^ I've been trying to check playback using sound recorder.
*Both this headset and another headset that don't work on my pc are fully functional on my laptop.
*Attempted to uninstall device drivers and reinstalled, also didn't work.

Answer:Headset microphone not working

Where are you plugging in the mic? On the front panel or the mic jack on the SoundBlaster sound card rear I/O panel?

Also, you should set the "What You Hear" as the default recording device. That will allow you to record streaming audio from the internet and also whatever is connected either to the mic or line in will record (assuming all is well). I don't see the What You Hear in your Recording pane. RIGHT click in a blank area in that panel and then LEFT click to show Disabled and Disconnected devices. The What You Hear (what Soundblaster calls the System Mixer or Stereo Mix) should now be shown and you can enable it and make it the default recording device.

As you have a separate sound card, make sure the integrated audio on the motherboard is disabled in the BIOS so it does not conflict. You can only have one default playback device.

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Hey, my USB headset has been working for about.........2 years now and it still does work.... My USB ports on the other hand do NOT. I have been searching everywhere and couldn't find a solution so I come here.

I would be most happy if someone can tell me how to fix this below is the problem:

I plugged in my headset (via USB, It is an afterglow PDP) It had been working all this time and all of a sudden it just stopped. So I looked at the Playback devices to select it but instead, it wasn't there.... So i look at my Device Manager, Surprise it wasn't there (NOTE: It is plugged into the one Of 2 USB ports on the left side of my computer. I have 3 total. 1 works. The right one is the only one that works.). So I install Program after program and nothing works. Next, I look at my device, (I have my mouse plugged in on the right side at ALL times.) I unplug my mouse and plug in my headset, and Viola It works. But I'm a gamer that NEEDS his mouse so I need to locate the problem. In device manager i notice an Orange surrounded exclamation point. It is under "Other Devices" I also notice it is called Universal Serial (USB) Controller. With that being said I (being my curious self) click on it, It says unknown device. So i try to update the driver but it says no drivers installed. I'm 50% sure this is the source of my issues. If any1 else can help PLZ DO!!!!
 

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A few hours my headset mic stopped working on my computer and stopped picking up sound from me. It wasn't the mic's problem as it worked on another pc but not mine and was not working with Skype or any recording program. I have uninstalled the ITD Driver, loaded defaults, enabled the device and checked the volume settings with nothing fixing this problem. I am on a HP Pavilion DV7 Laptop running Windows 7 64 bit. The weird part about this is that my mic was working fine a few hours ago and then when I decided to use it again it just stopped. When I go to sound options and try to put in the headset jack in the side, the green bars light up to show that the jack is inserted, but when I talk it takes in nothing. I have tried almost everything including restoring the system to an earlier date and at this point have no idea what to do.

Help is greatly appreciate thank you!

Answer:Headset Mic Jack not working

Some things to check... 1. Doesn't your laptop have a built in mic? If so, see if that works. That may help narrow things down as to whether it is all audio inputs not working or just your headset input 2. Check Control Panel Device Manager to make sure you don't have any yellow exclamation points indicating a driver not installed correctly. 3. Check Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Sound, Manage audio devices, to make sure the correct device is showing up, selected, and configured.

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I've been trying to get it to work on Google Chrome and I have Windows 8 64bit, my headset is also a usb headset and is working perfectly with games which are installed on my computer and iTunes and Spotify, Skype.
 

Answer:Headset not working on the Internet

Explain more.. your poll makes no sense and we dont know what you're trying to do on the browsers.
 

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Hi! I've got a HP P1G57EA Desktop PC and I'm connecting a TRRS headset to the front audio port (the one which has both a microphone and a headphone icon). DTS Sound+ Software prompts a list to select as which type of device I want to connect the headset: line input, microphone input and headset. I've tried the three options and I couldn't make it work as microphone and headphone at the same time (as other computers, laptops and smartphones allow). Now my question is if it's possible to use both at the same time through the mentioned front input or is a hardware restriction that only makes posible to connect a microphone or a headphone to this input. Thank you.

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I recently bought a headset with microphone. the connectors are 2 x 3.5mm one for sound and one for microphone input. My PC is a Vista one with Creative Xfi Extreme Audio. When the microphone is plugged in (via the jacks on the front of the PC) I have right clicked the speaker icon in the system tray and selected recording devices, but the microphone is shown as "currently unavailable". I have tested the microphone in another Laptop and it works fine. I have tried configuring the microphone but nothing is heard. I can hear sound in the headset when i play music etc. I have also tried plugging the m/phone directly into the jack on the sound card but no joy. My thoughts are possibily sound card drivers?Anyone suggest anything else please...... thanks in advance.

Answer:Headset Microphone not working

These are the latest Vista drivers:click here

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Ok so i've been researching and i can not figure out what happened to my mic. its a logitech and I used it about 4 months ago and it worked fine. but when i try it now, it doesn't pick up anything ...it works on a computer with XP but not on mine with vista. Apparently one of the Vista updates messed it up.
-its plugged in the right jacks, i've tried the 2 different sets on my computer, still nothing
-I have sound through the headset speakers'
-In the "Setup Microphone" under "Speech Recognition" where you speak the sentence, the Green Bar doesnt move unless i have the Microphone Boost at max but even then it just bounces a little and doesnt pick up any sound.

-**I've tested it on a computer with XP and it worked**
-The drivers are up to date, im using Realtek HD Audio
- It's not muted, everything that says Microphone i have up
- it says the mic is working properly, ...but not so much

- i've tried everything i can think of and still nothing.

*the only thing i see that i think is different is that in "Playback" tab in the "Sound" options it only says speakers, not headset/headphones etc. Under the "Recording" tab, it has the mic there and it says its working, but its not

Answer:headset microphone not working

Hi lloydikins, welcome to the forums.

Can you do me a favour and right click the empty space where playback devices are shown, now click on "show disabled devices", this should bring up something called stereo mix, right click that and enable, now... With the headset on, can you hear anything from the microphone when you talk?

Also, the operating system doesn't show a headset as you're using analog jacks, it's just an audio device, it cannot detect a headset through analog jacks...

MrNeeds

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This is driving me mad! I have an XP system and my Logitech W160 webcam works fine in Skype. The integral mic on it works too but I have failed to install an A4-Tech HS-12 headset for better audio.
However, although my SB Live 24 bit card delivers sound to the headset, I have been unable to get the mic working on it (yep, pink plug in pink socket, green on in green socket)if I set mic source to SB card. Tried various mics and nothing seems to register on the meter. I have also tried using the standard C-Media Wave card with no better results.
I have spend ages Googling this and have gone through checking the volume levels, making sure mute isn't on and the right card is selected in Control Panel. When I run the Windows test, it shows nothing on the level meter and tells me it cannot detect a mic. WTF?! Any ideas?

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Hello,

Recently I bought a Turtle Beach Earforce X12 headset. And the sound works fine but when I tried out
the Microphone nothing happened, like it wasn't there. I have updated my drivers several times tried but no success. When I go to Recording section in Sound, it shows the microphone as a default device but when I click on it there is a red light not a green light

Answer:My headset microphone not working

The first thing I see is you do not have the correct RealTek sound driver (what Gigabyte shows for this model) installed. All you have is the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec driver.

Install the RealTek driver from the Gigabyte downloads for your motherboard as the first step.

It does not appear you have the correct AMD driver installed for your video card either. Go to www.amd.com and download and install the correct driver.

Considering the sound and video do not have the correct drivers, you need to take a look at all the drivers. Gigabyte provides an install disc with all the drivers and apparently that was not used. However, DO NOT install the Gigabyte EasyTune program, if its on the disc as that is known to cause problems. (EasyTune6 was supplied with my Gigabyte motherboard)

One other comment. I seriously doubt that you have 1TB of RAM (Memory). That is probably the size of your hard drive.

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Im currently using the Sony MDR-1A, and have them usually plugged into my Razer Blackwidow chroma's jacks.. but after encountering the problem with the mic, i tried plugging my headsets into the back of my cpu too but nothing works :(
My computer details:
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
RAM 16 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Edition (build 9200), 64-bit
Sound:
Audio 1
Sound Device Realtek High Definition Audio
Driver 6.0.1.7553
Audio 2
Sound Device NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
Driver
Audio 3
Sound Device NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Driver 1.3.34.15
I only got the microphone to work around 1/2 days before it just stopped working, i tried it using my phone and the mic is still working, just not on my pc.
Under PLAYBACK DEVICES, it has 'SPEAKERS' and 'Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output',
my headset plays under 'SPEAKERS' and no sound is generated when i click to test the 'Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output'.
IMAGE HERE:
click here RECORDING,
theres both the 'microphone' and 'stereo mix', i tried setting both and default comm devices before but the mic is still not working.
The 'Line in' states 'not plugged in' (IMAGE ABOVE)
I had my realtek HD Audio Manager updated to the latest version too.
This is how it looks like now.
click here you can see the 2nd Audio output is still there but it still generates no sound at all. My sound is still generated through 'Speakers'
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Answer:Problem with getting my Headset's mic working

Most PCs have separate speaker and mic sockets
modern laptops and phones have a combined socket 4 connections
you may need an adaptor to plug your one headphone cable into the two sockets on the PC
click here

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Hi

I purchased a new usb headset, it worked fine i plugged in for the first time. I could able to hear sound and i could able to use mic as well.


After a while, I unplugged it and plugged in back, I am unable to hear anything except the sound like buzzzzzzzzzzzz

please help out to fix this issue.

Thanks

Answer:Usb headset not working in windows 7

Is the headset detected by the PC? USB headsets DO NOT use the PC's sound card. They take the digital audio data and convert it to analog audio in the headset. Since the headset converts the digtal to analog, may be a problem in the headset. Is there another PC you can try the headset to see if it works or has the same problem?

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last weekend i went to my friends house to play some video games and i took my pc with me like i usually do. While i was there i didnt use my mic which are a pair of x12 turtle beaches. then when i got home i went to plug them in and get on skype to talk to my friends and noting happened. My headset wasnt even on my list of audio devices. Iv called a tech guy to ask for help and he told me to reinstall the drivers so i spent $14 on a program that finds and installs old drivers, which didnt work. my buddy came over that knows a little about pc's and tried to fix it and couldnt, iv been looking on the internet for solutions for the past 3 days and i finaly gave up and found this place so if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. to add on i bought a whole new x12 headset to make sure it wasnt my headset that was broken but the new one didnt work either. also when my buddy came over he brought is own logtech headset and that one didnt work either. and they both are a usb headsets with the green and pink wires, i dont know what they are called, but yeah its getting really annoying. o and my pc has a self integrated soundcard on it plus a build in speaker thats plugged into the motherboard which also doesnt work. the only thing that is playing audio on my pc is the hdmi from my video card and its playing through my monitor (of course)

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Answer:[SOLVED] Headset not working

Hi and welcome to TSF.

First of all, never spend money on programs that install drivers for you. It can be done free and easy.

Go to your Device manager: start> rightclick on this computer> select manage> Device manager. Here you can see all your installed and missing drivers. Go and see if there are some yellow question marks. like this. If I'm correct the problem here is the sound drivers that are missing.

"and they both are a usb headsets with the green and pink wires,"

They are USB and the audio plugs?

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