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Question: headset microphone not working

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

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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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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
 

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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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Ok so I had a USB logitech headset for about 2 years and it broke. I could hear sound and talk to people via skype and ventrilo just fine. Now the new headset I have bought plugs into the mic and speaker ports on the back of the comp, only problem is my computer is not recognizing the Mic.. I'm not really sure where to go from here, the headset is really awesome and comfortable but it looks like I am going to have to return it for a USB model. Does anyone know what might be wrong? I am noticing that in the device manager it is not locating my sound card.. Why would a usb headsets mic work opposed to an analog headset? I have a few conferences I need to part of coming up early next week and I need my mic working. Please help

Thanks, Mike
 

Answer:Headset microphone not working

a usb headset actually doesnt use your sound card, it uses a virtual windows sound device. In order to use the new headset you have, you will have to make sure your sound card has the proper drivers installed. If you know your make/model of pc, or if it's homegrown, you can try and find the drivers. Or if you need assistance, the best way is to attach an everest hardware report to your next post.
you can download everest here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4181
once installed, at the top select reports/report wizard. select hardware information only. and save it as a text file to somewhere on your computer where you will find it easily.
next, attach it to a post, directions on how to attach: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=86880
 

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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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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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Ok so I had a USB logitech headset for about 2 years and it broke. I could hear sound and talk to people via skype and ventrilo just fine. Now the new headset I have bought plugs into the mic and speaker ports on the back of the comp, only problem is my computer is not recognizing the Mic.. I'm not really sure where to go from here, the headset is really awesome and comfortable but it looks like I am going to have to return it for a USB model. Does anyone know what might be wrong? I am noticing that in the device manager it is not locating my sound card.. Why would a usb headsets mic work opposed to an analog headset? I have a few conferences I need to part of coming up early next week and I need my mic working. Please help

Thanks, Mike
 

Answer:Headset microphone not working

install your audio drivers (realtek) are most common if u have an onboard soundcard...
 

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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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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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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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Hello Eightforums.

Firstly, my problem is that my headset microphone is not working correctly. As my laptop (Lenovo g505s) only has 1 audio jack, but my headset has 2 cables (green and pink), i bought a 3.5mm headset splitter adapter that splits audio output to 3.5m headphone and 3.5 mic jack. Having plugged it in, I am getting both my internal microphone sounds along with my headset microphone sounds through my headset.

This is what my volume mixer looks like right now: http://i.gyazo.com/6adf9c6e8ddf0f894ce152afc1d7a9dc.png

My playback tab in sounds: http://i.gyazo.com/0af54f31a3290bc9acdfa1ea7fad50c6.png

My recording tab in sounds: http://i.gyazo.com/0af54f31a3290bc9acdfa1ea7fad50c6.png

My SmartAudio : http://i.gyazo.com/5f3d621863dff95de5c7459365ffa610.png

http://i.gyazo.com/138a2a9314676735447d0b083c0522f2.png
I am unsure what how to proceed to fixing this issue.

Thanks,
Poolwizard

Answer:Headset Microphone not working

Oh, it seems the problem got solved.

My solution i found on the internet was to go to device manager and then under sound, video and game controllers, i uninstalled the sound drivers. (in my case, AMD High Def Audio Device and Conexant Smart Audio HD)

After both were uninstalled, I restarted my laptop. Then on boot up, the small speaker on bottom right on the desktop has a little red circle on it. I troubleshooted the problem (right click speaker, top option) and it installed something (i assume both the 2 sound drivers I had just uninstalled, since i just checked device manager after it had finished installing and both my previous sound drivers were present). And it seems to work now.

I still don't entirely understand how it worked, but that was my solution.

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Hello,
I just bought a new Razer headset and I can't seem to get the microphone working. This is the first microphone i've used on this computer. The headset is http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169415800.
When I built my computer about 2 years ago the CD that came with the motherboard wouldn't work so I downloaded the audio and lan drivers from the motherboard site and everything worked fine. I think that may be the reason my headset microphone will not work now. I just re-downloaded and installed the audio and chipset drivers from http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pr...ilID=897&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=16&LanID=0, but the microphone still will not work. I already checked on its not set to mute on the headset itself.
Is this a driver issue, if so where can I get a driver that will work? Or is it just some option in windows that I have to turn on to allow it to work?
The motherboard is the ECS G31T-M7 with windows 7 64 bit. Intel 2 quad core with nvidia gtx 260 if any of that helps.
 

Answer:headset microphone not working

If you have access to another PC test the Razer on it; it's possible the mic. itself could be defective.

My experience has been that ECS is (at best) marginal on driver support. If the Razer tests OK and you're tired of playing driver detective it might be worth biting the bullet and purchasing a decent basic sound card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...8&cm_re=sound_card_pci-_-29-270-008-_-Product

Hope this helps
 

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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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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 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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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.

Answer:Headset Microphone not working

Looking at this headset, on a YouTube video, the mic portion plugs into the headset. Has this ever worked? If not, I would contact Creative as there may be a problem. Or, if you have access to another PC (a friend's) you could try it on that to see if it works.

As you have both on-board sound and a separate sound card, if you want to use the SoundBlaster you should disable the on-board in the BIOS. Having two can cause conflicts and things to not work. In addition Windows only allows one default audio playback device. Also, where are you plugging in? If its the front panel of the PC case, what audio do you have connected to the front panel? From the motherboard or from the SoundBlaster? Again, if you are using the SoundBlaster but have the motherboard audio connected to the front panel it won't work.

I have a Fatal1ty motherboard in one of my PC's, it is an ASRock Z77 Professional Fatal1ty.

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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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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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Microphone on headset working on XP but not my Vista. It was working fine but about a month ago it stopped working. It's driving me completely nuts, I tried everything I could but to no avail. Im using Realtek HD and my headset is Creative HEADSET HS-450, processor AMD Phenom# 8650 X3 Triple-Core and I have Vista Home premium 32bit. Any experts of the kind? I really need help and don't know what to do or where to turn. /starshine

The microphone is detected, its set as the standard unit and I tried de-activating detection of front units. Its not muted and I updated for the latest Realtek. I tried to plug the microphone jack into all of them and noone seem to work. The wierdest thing is it was working just fine and then one day it just stopped seemingly from no action of my own!

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Hi i have a lenovo ideapad, not sure which one im not techy.I recently bought a microphone headset to start working for an online DJ broadcast because the internal mic sucks , but the microphone on the headset does not work on the computer and it is not shown in the control pannel so i have no clue how to hook it up, i have been searching google endlessly for 3 days and bought many different headsets none of which are working. like i said i am no good with computers and am getting very frustrtated. Should i just get a mac or a different brand computer ? this is ridiculous. 

Answer:My headset microphone isnt working?

Hi briianna_tomeii,
 
Welcome and Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to help you with the issue that you?re facing when you look on the screen frame can you see like any model like: G580,Y580?
 
Another way I?d like to help you to get the Machine Model when you enter BIOS by turning on the machine please keep pressing on F2 and you will access the BIOS and you can see Serial Number,Bios Version and another information and maybe one of them Product Name: Lenovo ?
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Thanks and Best Regards,
 
Soha





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Hi everyone. Last month, I installed Windows 10 preview on my 2012 macbook pro via bootcamp. Today I tried to use my headset for the first time in Windows 10 (Skullcandy SLYR). Audio seems okay, but the microphone isn't detected. In "Manage Audio Devices", only thr Cirrus built in microphone works. When installing windows I had a few issues with the Realtek Drivers, but it all seemed okay after manually downloading the driver. The microphone is nowhere to be found in the system, but it works. I've tried it with my iphone and it detects my voice clearly. Can you guys help me?

Thanks a lot!

-Necket

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I purchased a microphone headset from my local electronics store, it worked the first day i purchased it and now its not working anymore, it registers in the windows sound manager as working and it is the ONLY microphone recording device enabled when i went to test it again through a recording program (I.E. Audacity) Its recorded nothing but air, even when I had the microphone boosted and speaking at a louder tone than usual. Then I went into Team Fortress two to test it, and still nothing, even with the microphone enabled and settings at max. I was considering purchasing a new microphone but i do not want to waste extra resources if i find out the problem is fixable. I don't know the name of the microphone and my photos don't seem to be uploading... im sorry.


I am running Windows Vista. (Normal)

Has anyone else had this problem and or know how to fix it? or should i just get another microphone?
 

Answer:Microphone headset worked first day, now its not working at all

Is it still new? I would return it to the store and exchange it for a new one.
 

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Hi everyone. Last month, I installed Windows 10 preview on my 2012 macbook pro via bootcamp. Today I tried to use my headset for the first time in Windows 10 (Skullcandy SLYR). Audio seems okay, but the microphone isn't detected. In "Manage Audio Devices", only thr Cirrus built in microphone works. When installing windows I had a few issues with the Realtek Drivers, but it all seemed okay after manually downloading the driver. The microphone is nowhere to be found in the system, but it works. I've tried it with my iphone and it detects my voice clearly. Can you guys help me?

Thanks a lot!

-Necket

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Well as the Threat implies my headset microphone just stopped working. I searched all over but couldn't find a solution thus far. First i thought something is wrong with the driver but the build in microphone works. People suggested to right click the sound button -> Recording Devices -> Microphone and then click the Configure button. I am however unable to do this because it doesn't let me hit the button its just grey.

Also if possible i would like to install Realtek audio driver but everytime it finishes installing and i reboot i end up with the vista driver >(

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I've been googling and searching youtube for three hours now, without finding a valid solution. My new headset microphone simply won't work on Windows 7. I have:

- Switched it on
- Made absolutely sure it's plugged in correctly
- Downloaded and installed the latest Realtek HD audio codec driver
- Unmuted the microphone (as it's muted by default)
- Tried increasing the sound level in various places to no avail
- Tried increasing the efficiency boost to the max to no avail
- Set the microphone as my primary recording device
- Restarted my PC a few times
- Went to the toilet
- Enabled listening of the microphone
- Done a virus check
- Unplugged and replugged my headset a number of times
- Got my laptop's integral microphone as well as the headphones of my headset, but since only one of these can apparently work at a time that's no solution
- Messed around with everything in the Realtek HD Audio management
- Despaired
All right, I will admit there's one thing I haven't accessed yet, and that's the speech recognition. This is because I can't access it, since it's disabled for my OS language which is Finnish (I didn't and wouldn't have chosen that myself, it was pre-installed). But I only noticed something related to the speech recognition listed in two or three of the solutions I went through, and besides I just don't want to believe Windows 7 could be dumb enough to not let something as basic as a microphone... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Headset microphone not working

Test the mic on another PC to verify that it works.
 

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I've purchased an Aspire e14 laptop and a headset ( GE 98974 Voip Stereo Headset ) but the microphone on the headset is not detected by my laptop.  I have tried other headsets but the mic still doesnt work. I have updated the driver but it still doesnt work. Device manager does not detect the other microphone.  Headset has a 4 pin single jack. Please help. Thanks,Anne











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EUREKA!! I was able to fix the problem!In case you are experiencing the same, this might work:1. Pull up the TASK MANAGER. Under the "Start up" tab, check if Realtek HD Audio Manager is disabled. If so, right click on it and then click on "Enable". 2. Search for "Realtek HD Audio Manager" and click on it. 3. Under Microphone tab, make sure mic is not on mute and click on the folder icon on the right side   4. Once you click on the folder on the right side, a pop up like this will display and you will need to make sure that the radio box is ticked like the picture below:  5.  Now, plug in your headset-mic device and you should see a pop up message like so...and tick on the "HEADSET" radio button. Now, you may test the microphone by using Sound Recorder or skype.It worked for me and i felt so helpless. I even tried Acer's chat support and the person didnt even asked troubleshooting questions and just told me to bring the unit to a service center  I hope this helps!! Thanks,Anne  













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I recently bought a custom PC and previously had a Mac. With my mac (before it died) I used to use my Turtle Beach XO Four gaming headset with no problems with both the mic and headphones working. Since getting the custom PC, the microphone does not work. The headset has a single male 3.5mm output and I have bought a 3.5mm 4 pole plug to 2 x 3.5mm socket lead (https://www.jaycar.com.au/3-5mm-4-pole-plug-to-2-x-3-5mm-socket-lead-250mm/p/WA7020) to hopefully fix the issue but have had no success. I have uninstalled all realtek drivers and installed up to date versions and I am still having the problem. I seem to get a tiny amount of input when I look at the recording devices in the sound manager, but no matter how much I boost this it remains quiet. PLEASE help. I have spent hours in the past week and bought multiple different cords hoping to fix this issue without any success.

Also, it may be important to note that my headset has a unpluggable microphone attachment. I have unplugged this attachment and plugged it in separately just as a microphone and it works, so I really do not understand what the issue is considering the driver updates I have done. Here is a link to the headset I have if that is any help. I don't know too much about computers and I'm very frustrated lol. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:HEADSET MICROPHONE NOT WORKING | WINDOWS 10 | PLEASE HELP

Hello

Hopefully some of our members will chime in soon.
 

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I've purchased an Aspire e14 laptop and a headset ( GE 98974 Voip Stereo Headset ) but the microphone on the headset is not detected by my laptop.  I have tried other headsets but the mic still doesnt work. I have updated the driver but it still doesnt work. Device manager does not detect the other microphone.  Headset has a 4 pin single jack. Please help. Thanks,Anne













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Answer:Headset microphone is not working on Aspire E14. ...

EUREKA!! I was able to fix the problem!In case you are experiencing the same, this might work:1. Pull up the TASK MANAGER. Under the "Start up" tab, check if Realtek HD Audio Manager is disabled. If so, right click on it and then click on "Enable". 2. Search for "Realtek HD Audio Manager" and click on it. 3. Under Microphone tab, make sure mic is not on mute and click on the folder icon on the right side   4. Once you click on the folder on the right side, a pop up like this will display and you will need to make sure that the radio box is ticked like the picture below:  5.  Now, plug in your headset-mic device and you should see a pop up message like so...and tick on the "HEADSET" radio button. Now, you may test the microphone by using Sound Recorder or skype.It worked for me and i felt so helpless. I even tried Acer's chat support and the person didnt even asked troubleshooting questions and just told me to bring the unit to a service center  I hope this helps!! Thanks,Anne  

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Hi everyone!

I have a similar problem to others, microphone won't respond at all.

I have attached images, I know little to nothing about sound on computers so I'd appreciate any help.

Thanks!

Answer:Creative Fatality Headset - Microphone not working

Any advice?

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Hallo,

The microphone on this non-brand headset isn't working due to the microphone not showing up under the recording devices. Audio is working for the headset (and anything else that I plug in ), but not the microphone. The green bars do not go up in the audio manager either when I test the microphone. I'd like to use this for teamspeak, but there doesn't seem to be anything that I have found on google to solve this so far, or anything that I've figured out on my end. I have attached a screenshot of what is happening in my audio manager. When any headphones/earphones are plugged into the green jack, they work and sound is audible, however in the audio manager it still says that no headset is plugged in even with them plugged in & working.

- As well, I have a d945gtp motherboard

- I also have an actual sound card in the motherboard ( a soundblaster live sb0060 )..it currently doesn't work at all, and shows up in the device manager as 'multimedia audio controller' with a yellow exclamation mark. If I could get this working instead, that'd be much better too as an alternative fix.

Any help is appreciated, thanks. =)

Answer:Soundblaster card & microphone on headset not working

hi, as for the sound blaster card I think you might as well remove that ,chance of getting win8 drivers for a win95/98 sound care are slim .

plugged into the green port they are working as speakers .what happens when you plug them into the pink port
edit , just google you board and it seems obvious this is not the computer in you system specs, so what are the specs of the computer you are trying to use and what os are you using.

if you are using winxp you can check google to get driver for the soundblaster .
soundblaster live sb0060 - Bing

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I bought a headset microphone to use with Skype about a week ago and it was working perfectly. Everytime I plugged it in it asked me something about choosing line in or microphone. I always chose microphone and it worked fine. Last time I used it, the same box popped up and I checked the "do not show this message again" box. Unfortunately after that, the microphone stopped working. The headset part (speakers) still work, but the microphone doesn't. I even exchanged it in the store for a new one and it still isn't working. PLEASE HELP. This is really really important to me!

Answer:headset microphone stopped working...need help desperately!!

Hi

Have you checked Control Panel>Sound>Recording and made sure that the mic is selected and is identified as 'working'?

Regards
UKMedia

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Hi guys. I just bought a logitech headset/mic to use when I'm on Skype, etc., and it doesn't appear to be working. My voice is not detected (the PC says it can't "hear anything.") I have already enable all devices and checked to make sure the drivers were installed. Nothing looks peculiar. It's just not working. The levels are extremely low. Any recommendations?
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

Answer:IdeaCentre 300S - Headset Microphone not Working

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide your machine's model name/number so we can confirm your thread is in the proper forum.Regards.

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Hello all

I've just installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit onto my machine this morning and am encountering a few problems. Right now my biggest problem being my headset is not working properly. It worked fine yesterday when I had XP installed, but since the installation of Vista there's been problems. I can hear out of it just fine, but the microphone does not work at all. I have no idea why....I've checked all the settings and don't see why it isn't working. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you correct it?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Just installed Vista, USB headset microphone not working

A lot of people seem to have problems with Microphones in Vista.

Right click the speaker icon in your taskbar and click on Recording Options and see if Microphone is listed, if it isn't, right click anywhere in Recording Devices and select "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices", if microphone is there now, right click on it and click "Set as Default Device".

If it's still not working, double click on it and go to the Levels tab and make sure it's not muted.

Also, just to be safe, if your microphone has an on/off switch on it, make sure it's turned on.
Usually the problem is it's not set as the default device.
 

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I have a headset plugged into the microphone jack in my XPS 9560.  The Waves MaxxAudio Pro pop-up appears and I select Headset.  But while I get sound on the headset, sound is not being detected from the mic.  Any ideas on what the issue might be?
This is definitely a software issue, if I remove the drivers then the sound and mic works, but the sound quality seems to not so great.

Answer:Dell XPS 9560 Headset Microphone not working

You should be able to select Headset also and the mic should work.
One thing I noticed, if you have a Playback device in the Speaker Icon Playback devices which shows as just Speaker and not Speaker/Headphones, the mic will probably not work.
If you show that, reload the drivers..

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Upgraded to Windows 10. Headset Mic not working. Internal is fine. Updated Realtek Drivers. No Result. Ensured all Dell Updates applied. No Result. Uninstalled Realtek Drivers and re-installed. No Result. Anyone else faced the same problem?

Answer:M3800 Audio - Headset Microphone not working

I have the same problem, did you ever resolve this problem?

Any standart headset (non-usb) with 3.5 mm jack have the same problem. The mic don't work.

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Hello There,

Sorry to bother you it's just I recently purchased a software called (Dragon Home 13) which has installed just fine, the issue I face currently is that my new headset (non USB) microphone is not working, I'm using a Philips headset and it allows me to listen to sounds via YouTube, however, when looking via: sound/mixer it does not show:



Information:
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My Toshiba model: C75-A-10P -=> http://www.toshiba.co.uk/discontinue...ite-c75-a-10p/
Headsetup with mic: Philips (non USB)
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I have looked inside the sound/default devices and it just shows the built in camera microphone, I can not find the new purchased one anywhere.

Thanks

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What should I do to use a headset with a microphone to my laptop with a 2 jacks? Mine has only one jack.













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Answer:Windows 8 G405 Headset microphone is not working.

hi charm0994,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
From G405 HMM, this unit uses a Stereo Headphone and Microphone combo jack. To use a headset with the traditional headphone / microphone connector, you will need a Microphone/Headset Jack splitter as discussed in this article.
 
- Sample item
 
 
Regards

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The title is the overview. I'm at my wit's end here and don't know what else to do, and I don't want to shell out more money for this problem than I already have for another splitter or headset unless I know it will work. I make calls online daily and my other headset is being held together with duct tape, so I'd really like this one to work.I have the T430i, this is the splitter I'm using, and this is the headset I'm using. My OS is Windows 10. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi everyone,
I'm having a slight issue with my turtle beach xo four stealths on my new pc. Before on my laptop, I simply plugged the 3.5mm jack into the headphone port and they acted as both headphones and windows recognized them as an input device also. However now on my new pc build, I have a headphone and a microphone jack and they work separate from each other. This is a pain as I'm trying to stream with OBS and I can either have a mic or my headphones not both like I used to have. Also on a side note, when I plug the headphones into the microphone jack the sound is super quiet with loads of background noise. These are designed for an Xbox one controller and work flawlessly on Xbox with clear sound etc but on the new pc, they are awful!

Edit: Just found that whenever I plug the headset in as a mic or any earphones or headset windows thinks the earpiece or speakers are the microphones which accounts for the bad audio quality. Now is the question of why in hell does windows think the speakers are microphones

Any help is appreciated!

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Alright, so i just bought this headset a couple days ago, and the headset works fine i can hear everything perfectly, but the mic doesn't work. I phoned the creative tech support but they know as much as i do. They just told me to return the product or contact my computers manufacturer . I read the post on this forum with someone having the similar problem but i was unable to follow the instructions to fix the issue he was having haha . So if anyone can help me that would be great

Answer:Creative Fatal1ty Headset (Jacks, not USB) Microphone not working

Hi JBrito and welcome to Vista Forums

Check that you are plugging the mic into the correct socket - it should be coloured pink - and that it isn't set to mute or that the levels are too low. You might also need to enable mic boost. Also check the headset - is there a mute switch (or similar) on there to disable the mic?

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Hi everyone,
I'm having a slight issue with my turtle beach xo four stealths on my new pc. Before on my laptop, I simply plugged the 3.5mm jack into the headphone port and they acted as both headphones and windows recognized them as an input device also. However now on my new pc build, I have a headphone and a microphone jack and they work separate from each other. This is a pain as I'm trying to stream with OBS and I can either have a mic or my headphones not both like I used to have. Also on a side note, when I plug the headphones into the microphone jack the sound is super quiet with loads of background noise. These are designed for an Xbox one controller and work flawlessly on Xbox with clear sound etc but on the new pc, they are awful!

Edit: Just found that whenever I plug the headset in as a mic or any earphones or headset windows thinks the earpiece or speakers are the microphones which accounts for the bad audio quality. Now is the question of why in hell does windows think the speakers are microphones

Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Turtle Beach headset working either as headphones or microphone.

Exactly as you stated....they only work for/with Xbox. They are not designed to work with a PC. I've found nothing on Turtle Beach website that states otherwise.

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First of all, sorry for my english (I am danish).
I'm trying to help my son, as he has troubles with his new headset.

The headset works fine, he can hear everything perfectly, but the microfone doesn't work. I can see, that he is not the first, who has this problem, but now I have read most of the questions/answers and I still haven't found out, what to do to solve it.

The computer is running on a Vista Home Premium 32-bit.

Hope to hear from someone who can help.

Kind regards
A frustrated mother

Answer:Creative Fatal1ty Headset (Jacks, not USB) Microphone not working

Hello FruLind,
Take a look at this thread, it is the same problem as you are having and we were able to fix it.

Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - Microphone Problem Reply to this Post Post Reply

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Hello
I am just writin 2 u with a problem l have with my logitech clearchat stereo headset and microphone its not workin and its not detected on the computer when l first brought it worked but now it doesnt do l need to install any drivers for it to work my laptop is with windows vista home premium plz can u help l dunno wat to do without it
Thanxs

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Hi all The X230T, which I own, of course has one of these combo jacks that will take in the 4 pole, 3.5mm (TRRS) headset/mic combo devices, such as an iPhone headset with mic. I have one of these adaptors, with a 3 pole (regular) headphone plugged into the Speaker hole, and another 3 pole (regular) microphone plugged into the microphone hole. If I half-unplug the microphone from the microphone hole on the adaptor, then I can hear from the microphone, but the webcam's dual-array microphones are still active, producing a lot of noise of course. If I plug the microphone all the way into the adaptor, then I can only hear from the webcam's microphone! The strange thing is, this adaptor with the same headphone/microphone plugged in, works on other phones and devices that take this combo port, i.e. phone transmits voice that is going into the microphone that has been plugged in. So the phone works, but the laptop doesn't. I have all the updated drivers from Lenovo on the Realtek sound card. What can I do????   I am on Windows 8.1 Pro. Thanks in advance

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Hello, I am using a Lenovo Edge 2-1580. I want to use a Logitech G230 headset with it; since it has two plugs (one for microphone and the other for audio output), I am using a Headset Buddy adapter with it. The adapter is plugged into the combo headset jack on the left side of my laptop. The sound coming from the headphones is fine. However, the microphone input is dreadfully quiet. I tested it by fiddling with the mic with my fingers, which should produce a loud, static-y sound, but I only get a faint rustle. In the Control Panel, I tried going to Properties on the Microphone Array to turn up the volume and Microphone Boost to the maximum setting (+10.0 dB. I've seen people get it higher in videos, but I can't seem to do that) and turning all Enhancements. Even still, I have barely any audio input from the microphone. Where is the problem? (in software, the headset, the adapter, the laptop, in the Control Panel, etc.)How do I make the microphone input louder if everything is already set to the maximum setting?Do I need any new hardware/accessories?Should the Control Panel state that the audio input device is a Microphone Array? If I'm using a headset, should it say something else?Would a different headset, say Logitech G430, work better? Thank you!

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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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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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Hi everyone,
So, my computer uses my built-in microphone instead of my headset's (a Razer Kraken Pro - in case this is helpful information) for sound recording and chatting in games. I have followed recommended procedures throughout the web, but none of them seemed to help me in any way. Can someone assist me? 
Cheers,
     Victor Hofstetter

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Hello I have a t61, and I am wondering how to disable the built-in microphone, and still being able to use my headset. It is rather troublesome to have a Skype conversation, and the other side being able to hear you type all the time, can anyone offer any ideas? I've searched Google and lenovo documentation but havent been able to find anything. Do i really have to take the machine apart and take out the microphone just to get rid of it? /tbell

Answer:Disable built in microphone, but still use microphone in headset

Sorry, I guess I can't answer your question directly, except to say something must not be working right.When I plug in an external microphone, the internal one mutes.  This is for a T60p running Windows Vista Business.If the computer isn't working correctly, another option might be to use a camera that has a built in microphone for Skype, or use a bluetooth microphone.  I have used my Jawbone for Skype calls, and it works very well, but it doesn't have a mute function.Don Mannino

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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 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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Hi

Sorry if this has been posted before but some searching hasn't
revealed any results

I have just bought a headset with microphone for use with skype.
I also have a usb webcam with a microphone, but the microphone isn't
as good as the headsets.
When I have the webcam plugged in the headsets microphone doesn't
work, I guess the webcam's takes priority. Fine.
When I remove the webcam (which will be the norm) the headset
microphone doesn't then work. I have to restart the machine before it
does.

I've tried control panel->sounds and audio devices->voice->voice
recording and I can see that there are 2 options when the webcam is
plugged in but only one when not. Nothing I do here seems to help
Suggestions?

thanks for any help
 

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Could you please tell me how I am suppose to get my headset and microphone to work ThankyouOwen

Answer:Microphone Headset ------- PLEASE HELP

Not without a lot more information from you. My ESP seems to be turned off today.

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Question: headset/microphone

so i bought a headset/microphrone for my 64 bit windows vista dell inspirion 1520 and it keeps giving me the code error 10 i tryed uninstalling rebooting and reinstalling and its still not working i tryed everything that i think can be done can anyone help?

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Question: Microphone headset

Could anyone please advise me on a good and cost effective microphone headset that my young boy can use to play games on the internet .OS W98se with Freeserve BB .

Answer:Microphone headset

click here for one I used to use with Yahoo messenger.

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I recently built a new PC and today I first plugged in my headset to play some games but realized the microphone attached to the headset would not work. I can hear the game but not speak to people. I tried plugging into the microphone jack but then I couldn't hear anything and the microphone would hardly pick anything up. I then tried to plug in my headset at the back in all three Jacks but they gave me a combination of not working at all, then only the mic working but not picking anything up, and only speakers working. The jack on the headset and my pc are all 3.5mm.
 

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Basically I've gotten used to wearing headsets the wrong way around when gaming. This wasn't a problem unti lately I got one with a micrphone to participate in clan matches.

I play first person shooters but if I wear it the correct way i can't hear where people are located so it is vital I have to wear it round the wrong way. Of course my microphone points backwards so is totally useless.
My soundcard is a realtek high definition audio device.

I'd like to find a software fix to basically switch around the sound of the headset. So left sounds into the right and vice versa. Just simply switching the current 2 directions around so when people are on the left I hear them on the left! and if they are on the right to hear them on the right. with RealTek audio manager i can set it to 7.1 surround or just normal sterio which is 2 directional. Either way the people aren't heard in there correct place.

Please, I will greatly GREATLY appreciate if somebody can help me. I've tried various headsets and all have this problem.

Answer:Headset / Microphone help

I still really need help with this.

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I have a pair of steelseries Siberia V2's and I decided to use them for my laptop. The mic and audio worked perfectly on my old pc . But when i switched Conexant SmartAudio's jack config to "headset" the microphone only produces a fuzzy sound. 

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Question: Headset/Microphone

Could someone recommend a good quality headset and microphone (price range 25-30). I use msn chat a lot and more importantly voice recognition and the mic I have at the moment is pretty poor so I could type it quicker having to repeat myself!! The mic has to be a good sensitive one that picks up my voice no problems.

Answer:Headset/Microphone

click hereCheck out Plantronics, they're major suppliers to call centres and produce quality kit.

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I have recently purchased a combined stereo headset and microphone (Packard Bell PB-HS200), with a view to using them with my home PC (running XP home), so that I can play with one of my Christmas presents (a french language course)!The only problem is I can?t make the damn microphone work! I know that it does work as I have successfully recorded myself on a colleagues laptop (running win 98).One of the problems is that I have a six speaker set up so the mic jack is in fact a line out under 6-channel configuration. When I unplug all the speakers and plug in the headphone and microphone jacks, I can get sound out but nothing is being recorded!I have checked obvious things (like ensuring the mic is not muted and that it is selected under recording control!). Two things I have noticed is that under ?Sounds and Audio devices ? Sound recording? the advanced button is greyed out, and under ?recording control ? advanced? the tone controls are greyed out. Do these have any bearing on this problem? Before the whole lot goes out of the window is it possible to buy a USB headset with microphone and would it be possible to use these without having to disconnect the speakers as this would seem to be a possible way to go? I have to solve this problem well before the summer hols (or go to Cornwall instead!).Any help advice or comments will (as usual with my problems!) be very much appreciated.

Answer:Help with headset and microphone

You can't just unplug the working 6.1 devices and expect the mic to work - the socket will still have sound coming out of it.You need to re-configure the way the sockets work, using the supplied software (usually click on the "Sound Effect" icon in the system tray.)

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Question: Microphone Headset

Can anyone reccomend a decent headset that can be used for online gaming and MSN that has a good microphone, and that is less than £15. Thanks.

Answer:Microphone Headset

And a lot less than £15.00pI just bought three of these for my family, specifically for Skype, but my son uses it for gaming too.Go to ebuyer click here and look for Quick find code 48085.This is a noise cancelling headset that is light to wear and with an exceptional performance for its cost.

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What setting am I missing? My headset/microphone (Logitech) is not working - it works on my other computer, but fails on my laptop. Any suggestions.
 

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Hi,

I am using Dell Inspiron 14 7000 series. It only has a 1 combo headphone / microphone jack and I have a headset with an external microphone that I need for Skype tutorials and interviews. My headset have a separate headset and microphone connector. Do I need to change my headset and what to what kind? Any suggestion? If it is possible to use the one that I already have, is there something I can purchase to connect both the headphone and microphone connector in the combo jack of my dell laptop? Thank you and God bless.

Answer:Headset with Microphone

Hi ImeeJanFlores,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
You would need to use a headset with in-built microphone. You can select any model which best suits your purpose.
If you have any query, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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Question: Microphone/Headset

Can someone recommend to me a good microphone/headset (all in one hopefully). I need a fairly good one for voice recognition etc. I am looking to spend in the region of £50 but I don't really know what I am looking for. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Microphone/Headset

I have recently purchase a headset/mic from crucible technologies. Cost inc vat £23-44. They do have more expensive ones. I also got a telephone/ headset adaptor which allows you to plug in both the headset and your telephone so that you can switch from one to the other. That cost £35-19. Their web site is click here Hope this helps.

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Recently my headset has been not only recording my voice but also the background noise that the computer makes. So for example if I am in an online game trying to say something on the mic, my voice will be drowned out by the sound of the game. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thanks
 

Answer:microphone/headset issues

Turn the microphone volume down a touch so it is less sensitive. That might help, always helps with me
 

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I have a Centurion Windows Vista Business computer. I have unmuted the mic. I have a pink and green plug-ins on end of cord. There is a pink one on back of pc and on front but mic doesn't work. The only green connection on back of computer is very large, round and has metal pieces in it. Cannot plug the green one in anywhere. How do I get the mic to work? I go to school online and need to speak in my seminar classes. Thanks!

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I recently purchased the G230 Logitech Gaming Headset. It is a single wired headset that splits into to jack inputs: the microphone and speaker. The speakers work fine and I can hear everything through the headset. However, my mic is not registering and the only recording device functioning is the built in laptop mic on my Alienware M15X.

I have tried adjusting default mics,

Updating drivers,

Rolling back drivers,

Uninstalling and re-installing drivers,

I am running out of ideas. So please help! Here are my specs,

Processor: Intel Core i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50Gz

Memory (RAM): 16.0GB

System Type: 64-bit OS, x64-based processor / WINDOWS 10

Sound: Sound Blaster Recon 3Di by Creative Technology Ltd.
 

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I just bought and installed a new hardrive into my home built computer. I am running XP Professional, and after plugging in my speaker system into the computer, I still have no sound.

Also when I try and test the microphone I cant select the headset since everything shows up as my speaker system.
My questions are:

1. How do I make the sound work on my machine?

2. How do I get the headset to work?

Thank you.
 

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I recently purchased the G230 Logitech Gaming Headset. It is a single wired headset that splits into to jack inputs: the microphone and speaker. The speakers work fine and I can hear everything through the headset. However, my mic is not registering and the only recording device functioning is the built in laptop mic on my Alienware M15X.

I have tried adjusting default mics,

Updating drivers,

Rolling back drivers,

Uninstalling and re-installing drivers,

I am running out of ideas. So please help! Here are my specs,

Processor: Intel Core i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50Gz

Memory (RAM): 16.0GB

System Type: 64-bit OS, x64-based processor / WINDOWS 10

Sound: Sound Blaster Recon 3Di by Creative Technology Ltd.
 

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So i bought my headset (7.1 Tracer Sphere) 4 months ago (it still has warranty) and my friends started telling me that they hear beeping and sometimes buzzing (sound of electric current going through the microphone) so i thought i would investigate.
I tested the sound of the microphone on 2 diffrent computers and the problem persists in both of them it seems.
I am wondering if this can be fixed or should i bring the headset to the retailer and try to solve it with them ? I want to be atleast 70% sure that it is the headset before i bring it to them.

These are the two recordings of my microphone:

1 channel, 16bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality)
http://chirb.it/IwAO1E
1 channel, 16bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality)
http://chirb.it/v7FPg8
 

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I am pretty sure there are as many recording issues as there are people with microphones, and I've been searching all day for a solutions to my issues to no avail. Either the people with the microphone issues have something different going on or the thread simply ends with no solution.

So I decided to ask my own questions to you guys. Here goes.

Bought a new headset about three months ago due to a similar problem, and assuming it was an issue with a cheap headset I bought a slightly better built one.

For no reason, my microphone will not work. With the pink plug in all I get is static, with the USB attachment only silence. If I fiddle with the mic boost, the green sound bar (that indicates sound being picked up) will move to match the level of boost (boost = half way, the green bar sits at halfway).

The headphones work find with both the plug and the USB attachment, and the microphone will work in my laptop, just not my PC.

I have Win Vista 64, Realtek HD, and Logitech G330 headset. If you need any more info just ask, I'd love ANY help!
 

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I have a Matrox Wave Device onboard my 6-year old MSI motherboard and whilst my mono headset speaker is working fine, the microphone playback is both low and very scratchy.

I've recently purchased a new replacement headset and that is no better.

I'm pretty sure everything is set up OK in audio devices and I've checked the jack plugs.

It could be a driver issue and I would like to contact Matrox on the subject. I believe C-Media may also be something to do with Matrox and therefore do not know who to contact.

Can anyone help with the problem or provide contact details? Thanks

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I just purchased a Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset off of Amazon. I got it today and tried to install it, and while the headphone part seems to be working, I can't seem to install the mic that came with it. There are two audio jacks, one for headphones and the other I'm pretty sure for microphones (the chord fits perfectly), but the mic isn't showing up as a recording device in my control panel. Is it not compatible with my laptop? (running windows 8)













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Answer:How to install a microphone headset?

Hi josephpatmit , 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
What model of laptop do you have ? Do you have the Machine Number from the laptop sticker ?
You may download the user and hardware manual for your pc at the support site. 
 
This would allow you to check on ports availability for for headphone and microphone ports to connect. 
 
Based on the headphone manual OS supported : Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
 
You can also use the set up guides from this video or call in United States +1 646-454-3200  for support specific for drivers and specification of this device. 
 
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards

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Today the headset i've been waiting for arrived. My Steelseries 5h v2 (W/O usb driver).
My old Headset died so i ordered this one..
My problem is that the microphone is EXTREMELY quiet. On my laptop it works just fine with no problem at all. But on my PC its quiet and i cant even get into the Microphone boost menu.
My mate on skype can't hear me talking either, i have to shout in it.
So i wondered if my drivers were the cause of this problem. So i updated them and nothing changed.
I think my soundcard is called VIA P4M890 im not that into Computers so i dont know if this is right. The driver i downloaded had some software called High Definition Audio Deck to manage my soundsettings but these doesnt seem to do anything (When i try to boost my microphone).

My earlier headset was a USB and this new one is with JACK plugs does that make a difference.


I Apologies for my bad English, and i hope someone can help me with my problem.


EDIT:

I think i've placed this topic in the wrong forum /Sorry

Answer:New Headset, Microphone Issues.

Welcome to TSF
Have you checked your Sound and multimedia setting in control Panel?
Go to Control panel to sound and multimedia to audio tab.
Click the sound recording volume button and try increasing the volume as required.

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Hello everybody

I know this question has been asked many many many times but after spending a fair amount of hours trying to find a solution, after trying each and every suggestion i have found on other posts.. i cant solve my microphone problem and it is for that that i seek your help.

Here is my problem : I cant get the hearset microphone ( Trust GHS 303) to work. It is always the integrated one that is used.

I have tried to update the drivers, i have verified that the headset works in my desktop and it does
noting is muted and all volumes are at the max.

I had Realtek installed and i tried that popular solution of going to the advance settings on the yellow folder... and blah blah but problem is that doesnt matter wich version of Realtek i install.... i can get the damn folder nor the advance settings....

As you can see when i go to the recording devices it says the mic is not plugged in ( even when it does) additionally when i have Realtek installed this option that now is grey doesnt even show

I dont know what else to try. Does any of you maybe know how can i get the mic to be detected so i can use it as default?

Many thanks in advance

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Hi, I recently bought a new headset due to one of the ears falling apart...

My old one was USB with a 3.5mm cable and worked perfectly fine. The new one I got has no USB and uses the green and pink cables. I've plugged them in and it seemed as if they were working well but I realised they're not actually picking up the sound from the microphone, they're playing my computers sounds.

I looked through other forums and found people saying that it may be a driver issue, so I updated and got the Realtek HD, which then showed the Stereo Mix in my devices. Basically what's happening is that Stereo Mix and Microphone are both playing volume at the same level and acting as if they're the same. I've tried disabling Stereo and keeping Mic but it still plays the computers sounds. I've tried vice-versa too. The "Speakers" device is also playing at the same level of volume.

And then obviously since it's doing that, it's playing my computer sounds through Skype.

Basically what I want to achieve is have the headset playing sound but also be able to speak through skype without it playing the sounds I have on.

Also, there's a little switch on the cable to act as a "Mic Mute" switch, if the Mic is ON then the sound is fine, if I switch it to OFF the sound is very echo'd and distant.

Answer:New Headset, not detecting microphone.

First, stereo mix should be set as the default recording device. Then any input device that is used will be heard.

As Windows only allows one default audio playback device, separating sounds or what's heard may not be possible or is an option of the application program. I'm not familiar with Skype so I don't know what the options are or do.

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Somehow I went into the Sounds and Audio Properties and changed the device in Sound Recording from Micrphone to wav in and I can't change it back. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Having problem using headset microphone

What do you mean you can't change it back?

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So the other day i bought a Logitech for ?15 and i get home to recorded my voice but my laptop wont pick up my headset..Like it knows its been plugged in etc and will even play sound through the headset but can seem to get it to pop up on my microphone bit! Could someone help me please?

Answer:Im having trouble with my microphone/headset..

What is the specific model number of the Logitech? Can make a difference.

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I have been using speakers with my PC which work fine. Now I have wanted to talk to my friends on line so I tried to plug in my headset with attached microphone. I can hear fine on the headset but I can't hear my voice or use my microphone for talking to people.

When I go on vent for World of Warcraft, they say they can hear my background and stuff, and I probably have a internal mike of some sort. Do I need to turn that off or something? If so how do it do that?

I have the AC97 realtek audio drive, not sure if that helps, but it seems to be where all the sound options are.
 

Answer:headset/microphone problems

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I have a new Gigaware USB headset that mutes intermittantly when I speak. I am using it with Skype, so the person I am speaking with is missing half of what I say. It sounds to them like it is cutting in and out. I have checked all settings in audio devices. Nothing is muted, all volumes are set med to high, and each tab has the headphone choice selected. I thought it was the headphones, so I took them back and got another set, but it is still doing the same thing, so it must be the computer. Any suggestions?

I am using Windows XP.
Thank you very much for any help!
 

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Hi I've not used my headset with microphone for quite while now...........just tried & doesn't seem to work at moment .....its connected via a splitter in the pink jack for microphone........everything was fine before.

When headset connected to front of speaker works fine! but not on PC
when microphone connected to PC without splitter appears tp work when doing a test on 'Paltalk'

All seem to work togeather before? Have I forgotten something ?

When I switch off the speakers nothing comes through the headset like before ?

Appreciate any help

Thx
 

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Hello I'm Brad, brand new to the Tech Guy forums. :>

I'm having a problem with my GameCom Plantronics microphone that is attached to the headset. My computer seems to only sometimes recognize that the microphone is on, and when it does recognize the mic, I get major white noise when i talk in programs like Ventrilo.

My sound card drivers are all up to date and am using High definition audio device sound card.

I don't think it matters that much but for those who want to know I also have a ATI radeon HD 4800 Series video card and am running a Intel Quad Core 2.40Ghz processor.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
 

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I race online and I would like to use my headset for communication. When i use the mic it works but the person I'm talking with comes over my speakers instead of the headset. It is plugged in correctly as I can tell. How can I fix this p[roblem??Thanks.Harrison

Answer:Microphone headset problem

Does your mic have two connectors that need to be plugged into your computer?  I think you may need to unplug your speakers and plug a jack for incoming mic sound to that jack.

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With my new Plantronics headset (Model is this one http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...angid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10093911&catid=23277 )

I can speak into the microphone and hear it in the headphones, but nothing registers into my pc. I tried sound recorder and nothing registered, nor when I was playing a game.

if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, BT_Snow
 

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Hello,I recently bought an Aspire E5-573 and I use a new headset Sennheiser PC3 and a audio in/out splitter.I have a lot of background noise when recording - on another laptop I can just check the "noise suppression" and it works fine - but here the only enhancement options are "personal call", "recording" and "disable" - they don't solve my problem.I tried installing all the latest drivers from RealTek but I cannot get the noise suppresion option... I see this laptop is running ALC255 whereas my other one is running ALC269 ?Is there a way to get this noise suppresion option? Statis is quite significant and prevents me from making any quality recordings.Attached is a pic of what I see and what I was hoping to get....Is there a way I can change the sound effect provider to get the RealTek one and the noise suppression option?thanks in advance for your help and regards,   

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I just recieved a new headset.
Sennheiser PC 150

The sound is awsome, however everybody says my microphone is breaking up very badly, to the point they can't even hear me hardly.

I have tried the front panel mic and the back of pc mic.....still the same.

Am I missing something on my end?
Or do I just have a bad microphone? Here is a link to my headset.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106346

Answer:Headset Microphone Problem

What ever voice client your using could have a bad codec. I know that ventrilo will let you change it in a menu.

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Whenever I try to use the microphone in the headset I recently bought, it picks up no audio. The recording-device manager thimg marks it (Mic in front panel (black), as unplugged, even though it very clearly is not. I have, and use, a splitter to with both the microphone plug and actual headphones plug plugged into it, and that into the (only) audio jack on my computer, and even the USB cable on it plugged in. It doesn't do anything but make it light up; but it's plugged in because it makes me feel like I've tried even more stuff. I've tried restarting my computer, uninstalling and re-installing all the drivers related to sound, and really every suggestion the first 3 pages of Googling the problem has brought up, including using the troubleshooting for recording devices in contorl panel, which also says the problem is that it's not plugged in. Which it still is.  The painted-on label next to the actual audio jack is also labeled for a headset; the headphone icon there very clearly has a microphone stick-thing on it, and they work perfectly fine to hear through, they just don't listen. Is there anything I can do to make the microphone work?

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Good afternoon all.
I just reloaded my OS over the weekend and now I seem to be having issues with my Headset/Microphone. The chief complaint is when trying to use the mic over in any app (ventrilo, ingame voip), other users say there is lots of feedback, distortion, etc.
I really have no idea what could be causing this issue. I have tried loading the latest chipset drivers for the sound device, changed settings for the mic to no avail. One thing I did find odd was when the mic is plugged in, and I have the mic volume up quite a bit, I can talk into the mic and hear what is said through my pc speakers.
Now I do not remember this happening in the past, prior to the OS reload, but I believe this is somehow related to my problem. Also, when plugging in the headset I can hear a pop in the speakers which I also found odd. The headset itself is using a RCA plug (I guess that would be the correct type). I am using a Socket 939 Abit KN8-SLI motherboard with onboard sound.
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Hello

I've recently came across some issues with my headset's microphone.
I'm using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and Realtek HD Audio Manager.

The problems are the following:

- microphone recording volume is very low
- the max volume (in Realtek Manager) that I can set is about 60%, any higher and I sound like a robot, another problem here is that it doesn't stay that way
- it worked fine till a few days ago
- came across this issue before but it kinda went away on itself, sometimes the mic boost would activate and that would screw up my voice
- tried both the front panel jacks and the back panel ones, same problem

Any ideas?

Answer:Headset microphone problem, help please!

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you tried to reinstall the sound driver?

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Hello,I recently bought an Aspire E5-573 and I use a new headset Sennheiser PC3 and a audio in/out splitter.I have a lot of background noise when recording - on another laptop I can just check the "noise suppression" and it works fine - but here the only enhancement options are "personal call", "recording" and "disable" - they don't solve my problem.I tried installing all the latest drivers from RealTek but I cannot get the noise suppresion option... I see this laptop is running ALC255 whereas my other one is running ALC269 ?Is there a way to get this noise suppresion option? Statis is quite significant and prevents me from making any quality recordings.Attached is a pic of what I see and what I was hoping to get....Is there a way I can change the sound effect provider to get the RealTek one and the noise suppression option?thanks in advance for your help and regards,   













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Answer:Headset microphone static

It can be a crap shoot getting non-Acer audio drivers to work correctly.There are a lot of them to work with here. Maybe you can get one to work. http://www.realtek.cz/realtek-driver.php?realtek=sound 

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