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Question: Microphone/Headset feedback

I've had this problem with multiple headsets--basically, the microphone picks up sounds from the headset. If the sound is loud enough to be picked up by the microphone(which is as far away as it can extend--it's built into the headset), it transmits as feedback--the louder the sound, the more painful the feedback. I'm convinced this is a problem with my onboard sound(either the quality of the hardware isn't good enough or the software is improperly configured). I'm using Realtek HD Audio drivers, up to date. As far as I can tell, i've only had this problem since I installed Windows 7.
There's also a consistent hiss sound when the microphone is transmitting(I test in Ventrilo by using two instances of myself, both transmitting and receiving the same sounds), though i've minimized it using the equalizer utility. This happens whether or not the microphone is plugged into the headset(it's detachable).

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

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Answer: Microphone/Headset feedback

After talking with a friend, he recommended I try vent normalization(ventrilo is the only program I use where I get this reverberation) using the compressor feature and changing specific gains. This limits what my inbound volume can be--even if someone is shouting. This fixed my problem. Not only that, but I was also able to use any volume---even complete maximum volume--and get 0 reverberation/static when others speak(so even though the sound is louder than before, because of the normalization there's no reverb).The setting that worked for me was:Gain 5Attack .01Release 498Threshold -30Ratio 100Pre Delay 4Figured I'd post this if someone else ran into this problem.Ventrilo:http://www.ventrilo.com/download.php

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I've had this problem with multiple headsets--basically, the microphone picks up sounds from the headset. If the sound is loud enough to be picked up by the microphone(which is as far away as it can extend--it's built into the headset), it transmits as feedback--the louder the sound, the more painful the feedback. I'm convinced this is a problem with my onboard sound(either the quality of the hardware isn't good enough or the software is improperly configured). I'm using Realtek HD Audio drivers, up to date. As far as I can tell, i've only had this problem since I installed Windows 7.
There's also a consistent hiss sound when the microphone is transmitting(I test in Ventrilo by using two instances of myself, both transmitting and receiving the same sounds), though i've minimized it using the equalizer utility. This happens whether or not the microphone is plugged into the headset(it's detachable).

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

Answer:Microphone/Headset feedback

After talking with a friend, he recommended I try vent normalization(ventrilo is the only program I use where I get this reverberation) using the compressor feature and changing specific gains. This limits what my inbound volume can be--even if someone is shouting. This fixed my problem. Not only that, but I was also able to use any volume---even complete maximum volume--and get 0 reverberation/static when others speak(so even though the sound is louder than before, because of the normalization there's no reverb).The setting that worked for me was:Gain 5Attack .01Release 498Threshold -30Ratio 100Pre Delay 4Figured I'd post this if someone else ran into this problem.Ventrilo:http://www.ventrilo.com/download.php

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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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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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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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Question: Headset Feedback?

Hello,

I use Ventrilo. I just purchased a headset so people wouldnt hear have to hear themselves speak through my speakers when I key to talk. However, they still do, except its through my headphone/headset. Im not sure what I need to click or unclick. Im still learning vista so everything is still new to me. I really do not know where to go to make sure I have the right input/output settings clicked. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Headset Feedback?

Forgot to add:

Vista 32bit
Logitech headset not usb so i guess.. headphone jack? lol
Plugged into rear panel

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Question: Headset feedback

I have recently started using teamspeak while gaming but i seem to have alot of interference and hearing lots of echos is there any way i can fix this.Also is there a way of not picking up the noise of the game as i speak because i also seem to get a lot of that so if i am moving on the server it picks up my footsteps so when i speak it causes a noise over my voice .Any help appreciated

Answer:Headset feedback

Make sure that you only have one Mike in use and that there is a physical barrier, in the direct line, between any of your Speakers and the Mike.

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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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Sorry I r not so smartz about computers please bear with me

Anyways I have an Asus laptop and two of the Usb ports are right next to the audio and microphone connectors. As soon as I plug anything in these two USB ports like my mouse, I will hear strange feedback sounds from my headphones. Like I can literally hear my mouse move across my screen.. its so damn weird! I have no idea how to solve this problem... please help :(

The only solution I can think of is just buy a headset thats for Usb and avoid connecting into the audio jacks.

Answer:feedback problems with headset from USB?

Hi -

If other USB ports are used, there is no feedback?

Be sure that all device drivers are updated, including audio. Go to Asus Support site as well as the device manufacturer's support site for audio driver updates.

Regards. . .

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Here's the problem I've been having recently;

I use my Headset to talk on Ventrilo. I'm using an HP Desktop PC with Front & Rear Audio connectors. I myself am not getting feedback but, whenever I record with my mic it picks up not only my voice, but any sound my computer makes. By that I mean like, here's the best example of the problem I'm having. If I record my voice while someone else is talking on vent, they can hear themselves REALLY loud. I know it's not an issue with speaker volume (because im not using speakers) and ive tested recording sound with my PC volume all the way down, but when i record, then turn the volume back up and listen, I can still hear the sounds off of my computer. Like its recording the computer sound too.
 

Answer:Mic/Headset feedback issues

Yeh me too. Hopefully someone can help us with this annoying problem.
 

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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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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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Yes, I have a friend who got a headset. She was talking threw her webcam mic at first. Then I tried to get her to use the mic on her headset. Well finally after awhile she got that to work. However when I talk to her at the same time I hear myself clear as day through my headset then I hear myself on her end to. I take it I can hear myself coming through her soundcard? Well I tried for hours to try to help her fix this with no avail. I don't know what is going on because her speakers are off so that shouldn't be the problem. I can only think that maybe the headset is a piece of crap one. Any solutions I can tell her to try so I don't hear myself coming thru my headset? Btw her sound card is Realtek. Oh and another thing it has nothing to do with any settings on my end.
 

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For some reason I can't use my headset mic to record. I have been through all the settings to no avail. I have a Toshiba NB 250 with a mic and headphone input only. There is a webcam with a mic next to it. I am trying to use audacity but I either get no sound recorded through my headset mic or screaming feedback which exponentially grows. I am fed up not getting the answer to this problem and need a result ASAP.

Answer:Can't use headset mic. Terrible feedback from webcam mic.

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I am fed up not getting the answer to this problem and need a result ASAP.


First rule, remember this is a users helping users forum. Your statement doesn't bode well for someone looking for free help.

Have you disabled the web cam mic in the Sound Panel, Recording section? That would seem to be the first step, so your headset mic is the only enabled microphone.

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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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Hi all. Recently (within the past 2 weeks) I have started to have the following problem: I am getting feedback thru my speakers from my microphone. As in, when I talk, my voice comes out the speakers. It does not reproducce the words clearly, just mumbles. If you bump the mic it causes a thump thru the speakers. I have tried muting the microphone in the playback controls and all that happens is I can't be heard on the other end. If I turn down the volume on the record side nothing happens. I have tried muting and desreasing volumes of all the other components in both playback and recording and nothing changes the feedback. If I turn the microphone boost off that helps alot, but then the people on the other end can't hear me at all. I am having the same problem on 2 computers. My main is a Pentium 4 3.2 with 2gig ram, WinXP home service pack 2, SoundBlaster Live! and a generic handsfree microphone. My other system is a Semprom 2600 not overclocked, 1.5gig ram, WinXP home service pack 2, SoundBlaster Audigy 2, Altec Lansing headphones/microphone combo.

If anyone has any possible solutions to this issue, any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:microphone feedback

Take a look into your Sounds and multimedia options under Control Panel to see if the Mixing check box is checked. This is the most common problem. You'll just have to check the Microphone box. (within record settings, not playback)..
 

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May seem silly but I cannot get my web cam to work properly...
Went into all kinds of setup stuff to adjust volumes but still getting bad feedback with major echo. Tried lowering the volume through master control but didn't help. Also went in through the control panel to adjust but the voloume bar is inactive...won't let me change mic volume?? What can I do?? Is it my web cam, maybe my speakers?? Tried putting the cam farther away but still no improvement. Think I need to lower mic volume but it won't let me...Please help!
 

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Everytime i try to use my microphone for different things i get loadsa sqeaky feedback from it, When i try to talk to ppl via different things i.e msn messenger/net meeting they can hear me perfectly but i cant hear them at all, all i get is the sound of my own voice through the speakers and then lotsa feedback! can ne one help? thanks
 

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Hello, I've just noticed that when playing music on my speakers above a certain volume (~10 or so), I start to hear high-pitched feedback from the microphone. I don't have any microphone recording applications open, but the ultra-high-pitched crescendo is a pretty sure sign of feedback from the microphone. When I mute the microphone in the windows volume contro, the high-pitched sound dies. It's not a major pain to mute the microphone when I'm listening to music, but I thought I'd raise the issue anyway. I'm using a W500, and the microphone is built-in and located just above the speakers. I'm running Windows XP 32-bit. I've recently updated to the latest Conexant HD drivers. Thanks!Jacob

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Similar Situation As I explained in this thread http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=W_ThinkPads&thread.id=4127 I updated drivers because there was a fix in the new one that I thought might help, but I can't recommend you do that just yet if you haven't gone to that one yet, because I got broker than I was when I started. I think they're aware of it.Message Edited by Tempus on 06-10-2009 06:18 PM

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I have a laptop with a built=in microphone. When I "talk" on Instant Messenger with a friend who has a desktop computer with a stand alone microphone - I get an echo. If I say "no" - I can then hear "no" "no" "no" three times.

What should I be doing or my friend to eliminate this echo on both ends. I told her to move the mic away from her speakers, which she did but there still was an echo.

How should I set my volume controls on my computer and should they be set the same on her computer?

Any help would be very much appreciated.
 

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yeah just all of a sudden one day out of the blue my mic started picking up feed back its annoying and i dont know how to fix it ive tried i dont know if something got changed i just need help to not hear my self and have a screeching noise in my ear please and thank you

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Ok, I can hear myself talk through my headphones and speakers. I don't use my speakers when I use the headphones though, but I know it happens because I've tried.

I have Vista Home Premium 32-bit
I am using this sound card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102014

and I am using these headphones http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826158051

I am plugging my headphones which have 2 jacks for the mic and speakers into the front panel that came with my sound card.
When I'm looking at the sound options under recording, the only thing that is working it the "What U Hear". My "Line in 2/mic 2" is what my mic is plugged into, but it does show that it is picking anything up.

From what I understand, this is a Vista "issue". Everything I have tried hasn't worked. Half the stuff I've been looking at for Vista fixes for this issue seem more like guys with XP trying to fix Vista.

Any help would be great, thanks!
 

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My laptop has a combo port to plug into a headset. When I utilize this port (combo jack), there is a respectable amount of static from my microphone  which makes talking to others over voice chat a problem.  I don't hear any feedback, but others do (i can hear it when i check the listen box).  Wondering if there are any solutions to this problem. Thanks.

Answer:Excessive Feedback From Microphone

Hey @cl1231234, Welcome to the forums. I'm here to help. I understand you're having some trouble with microphone audio quality through the headphone jack. I'd like you to start by taking a look through this document: HP PCs - Resolving Headphones and Headset Problems Please get back to me with results. If this helps, please hit that Thumbs Up and Accept as Solution. Cheers,TechSurge.

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I have 2 computers I am trying to do voice communications with. One comp is a windows 8 the other is running windows 7.

I can hear the audio fine coming from the windows 7 comp. But when I try and communicate to the other computer through the windows 8 computer. The other computer hears an echo of any audio coming through to mine. For example if im playing music the other person will hear the music being played, or their own voice when they talk to me echo back to them.

Now we have attempted a bunch of different settings and different voice chat programs such as steam and yahoo messenger. It happens on all voice programs.

The weird thing is, it only seems to happen when I plug the headset with mic into the front audio jack. when I plug it into the rear jack the echo goes away. I would like to be able to get this figured out and fixed so I don't have to constantly disconnect and reconnect stuff into the back when I want to change stuff. Where as if I had it in the front I could just pull the cable out easy if I wanted to use the normal speakers.

If you need more info I can try and supply as much as possible to figure this out.
 

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Please Help!! This is so annoying. I cannot disable or mute the microphone. Turning off Microphone Boost helped a little but it still screeches. I have tried everything in Mic Properties and nothing seems to work. I am running Windows XP ThanksMessage Edited by Magic46 on 02-17-2009 08:33 AM













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Answer:T60 Microphone Feedback mute does nothing

You may want to try and reinstall the audio driver.  See: T60 Audio Driver





--T60, 8744-5BU: 2.0 GHz T7200, 4 GB RAM, 15.4" WSXGA+, 1680x1050 ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, Win 7 Ultimate w/SP1 - 64-bit

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(I have not visited for a while, and I don't see the system description app as many months ago)

My system box is a Dell Inspiron 660S PC. My telephone software is Skype. I have speakers connected to the rear panel 3.5mm jack, and a lapel microphone usually connected to the microphone 3.5mm jack on the front panel. That connection requires me to keep the front panel open. I should therefore prefer to connect the microphone to the rear panel microphone jack. There is a problem with that.

With the front panel connection, I never experience a feedback howl, even with the volume control on the speakers turned high. With the rear panel microphone connection, I must keep the speakers' volume very low to avoid a feed back howl.

Apparently, connecting the microphone at the front panel is the better choice, but why? Why don't the two microphone connections have the same feedback characteristics?
 

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We have a new R400 Thinkpad.  The user complains that the microphone is always on, and therefore when he listens to a webcast, he gets feedback...that the microphone is picking up the sound from the speakers and is resounding it.  When he uses Skype, or similar communication tool, the system appears to function adequately, but the microphone should be on at this point.  Should the microphone always be active?  Is there a user-friendly way to activate it-deactivate it?

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Hello, Whenever I use the built in micrpohone on my Y560P, the mic picks up my voice from the speakers and reproduces it again via the speakers. Then the additional voice reproduction is send out to whomever is chatting with me. This makes it almost impossibe to use when attempting a voice chat via any of the email messenger services.Cannot turn of the speakers as it then turns off the mic. Have looked at all of the sound settings and I cannot find  a method to correct the problem.OS is Win7 Home Premiun.If anyone knows how to use the mike without the speakers reproducing the mic input , but still have the speakers reproduce what is sent to me, Iwould appreciate the info.Thanks

Answer:Y560P Integrated Microphone Feedback Issue

Hi Tom, right klick speaker symbol in taskbar > Recording devices > Microphone > Properties > Enhancements...check Beam Forming,  Acoustic Echo Cancellation and Immediate mode.  good Luck... Zehn 

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Hello! I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad z565 about 2 weeks ago. At first everything was going fine, and I honestly do love the laptop. However, recently I have been having major microphone feedback issues. My microphone is picking up just about every noise, my keyboard, the fans in my laptop, even if I tap anywhere on the surface of the laptop it picks up. I'm not sure what is casuing this, but here are some of the things I have tried: - Updated sound drivers- Adjusted both microphone volume and boost option- Disabled HDMI sound driver in hopes of some sort of conflict that was causing it.- Happsn both when i'm using my laptop speakers and have headphones plugged in. I have yet to try a different microphone because I don't have one avaliable right now. If I need to provide anymore information please let me know, i'd be happy to. If anyone has any advice or can offer any help I would greatly appreciate it! 

Answer:Z565 - Microphone feedback issues, anyone have any advice?

Well, might be not related completely, but try this set:http://leshcat.blogspot.com/2011/01/realtek-driver-r256-multi-installer-3.html . While customizing, pick up option ?2.Who knows,This driver gets rid of "static noise" and possibly it might fix this issue too.

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Ok.. long story, so I'll try and keep it as in depth and accurate as I can. First of all, I've already spent hours digging through the forums to see if this had been answered. I've seen several issues that almost looked similar.. I even tried the fix for each one with no luck.

These problems are with a 32bit version of Windows 7 Professional, using an onboard audio device and Realtek HD Audio Manager. I've already verified that I'm using the latest drivers for all devices involved. (Driver Genius)

Originally, I thought that my issue was a modulation issue with my mic. I've since proven this false. It may still be an issue, but the mic boost in the properties sufficiently makes up for any loss. The problem that I'm having now is what seems to be a software feedback. Any sound that goes through my mic is played through my headphones or speakers, dependent on which one is hooked up.

I've dug through all of the settings through windows, and through all of the settings on the Realtek HD Audio Manager. This includes ensuring that the "Listen to this Device" option is turned off, in the mic properties through windows. I have not been able to find a similar option in the Realtek manager. I even tried turning off "Allow programs to take exclusive control of this device", which had no effect. (Didn't think it would, but you never know.)

I've gone through all the settings both through windows and through realtek t... Read more

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I just got a Klipsch KG200 for christmas, and it's not working the way I hoped so I'm just going to list the problems I've noticed so far.

It has a whining/buzzing noise, which I understand might be a grounding issue even though I can't see why as I have a dedicated socket directly to the wall from my computer. I can constantly hear myself from my microphone, even thought I haven't connected the microphone input into my computer at all. I have also deactivated all other devices that are not my headset. I have also tried updating the Realtek Audio Drivers, with no luck. I've also tried watching some youtube videos and some forum posts about this but haven't found anything that can remotely apply to my case.

I'm currently using a Koss SB/45 headset, which have no whining/buzzing noise and my microphone is working fine.

If there's any information I can give that might help resolve this issue, I'm more than happy to provide this information.
 

Answer:Whining/buzzing noise and feedback from microphone.

As this is a new headset, I would suggest contacting the retailer in the first instance.. as it appears to have a fault it will be covered by the manufacturers warranty...
 

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I need to know were to look to solve this.

I don't have any specs cause it is my buddies monitor but a starting point would be most helpful.
 

Answer:Monitor with microphone giving feedback to speakers

Probably need more info ....and by the way ...Welcome to MG's
Have you tried moving the speakers .....
 

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Hi,

I currently bought the Tt eSports Shock One headset:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826254008

The microphone emits a loud feedback. Using a program like mumble, the noise suppression feature allows the buzzing to be removed.

I am looking for driver/software that would allow me to put noise supression on the mic at a Windows 7 level, rather than a program level.

Thank you for your help.

Please move this to another subforum if this is the wrong place.
 

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I have the Y580 and the external microphone is extremely quiet. The mic works fine on other computers, and the problems is that the mic is very quiet with a lot of feedback. If I use any boost at all I get way too much feed back.   I tried using the REALTEK drivers from their website for the RealtekHD, but this made so that the microphone was super quiet, and that the MICROPHONE BOOST would not take affect when changing it.  The new drivers seem to fix the feedback problem, but then leave the external microphone way too quiet, and since microphone boost won't work with the newest drivers, I am stuck using the old ones which have way too much feedback. 













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Answer:Y580 realtek external microphone has lots of feedback/quiet

please, take a look at the threads below first:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Lenovo-Y560-Mic-too-quiet/m-p/392083#M35095http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Y550P-Microphone-is-super-quiet/m-p/207333#M2...

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

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

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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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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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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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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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Hi,

I am having an annoying problem when I turn up the volume on my speakers, there is a loud feedback sound from the internal microphone that I don't know how to get rid of. When I turn down my speakers it goes away, but what's the point of having great speakers if you can't turn them up?

Please help!

Answer:Re: Feedback from internal microphone makes annoying noise when speakers loud

When you are listening music or watch some action movie it is OK to have higher volume level but ?what's the point? to turn them up by normal conversation on Skype or elswere?

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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 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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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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Hi everyone.

I am having difficulty getting my headset to work correctly and I can't figure out what exactly the problem is. I am running WINXP Prof ver 2002.

My keyboard is a HP and plugs into both the microphone and speaker jacks in the rear of my computer, and has two jacks at the back of the keyboard for the Mic and Headset. When my computer speakers are plugged into the keyboard headset jack, they work fine.

When my headset is plugged in though, the sound comes out of one ear only and is very faint, despite me playing with volume controls and the computer software volume controls. This is a brand new headset, I replaced the old one because I had the same problem and thought it was the headset. Also, for some reason with this headset, when I plug the mic into the keyboard jack, then the speakers into the headphone jack, my voice comes out the speakers and it does that stupid screeching thing. This never happened with my old headset so I'm not sure how to tackle it.

Appreciate any help/info. Thanks.
 

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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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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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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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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 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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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, I bought ASUS Cerberus v2 headset. All components are detected, but microphone doesn't pick the sound up and while troubleshooting appears disconnected. Any tips?

Microphone works perfectly fine connected right into PC.
I'm using a splitter.
Headset connected to the phone works completely fine.
 

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I haven't been able to find a headset w/ microphone with single plug to match the combination headset/microphone jack on my W510. Anybody have a source? (later) Found a connector on Amazon Item #B002SK66OY. 













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Answer:Headset w/ microphone dilemma

Hi, Onion_Eye, Please don't cry!   The sound quality is way better with USB. Forget analog. You can get one at Radio Shack or anywhere else. For example                                             Best, ZZ

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I recently had my computer serviced. The guy wrote DIAG, Refomat & Load Windows, Install Ram 512 on the invoice.

Now my headset will not work. I called the guy and he said "I told you, you need drivers." He did NOT tell me that. My headset worked before he serviced my computer.

What is the problem?

Answer:Microphone / Headset does not work

Check in the bios to see if they are enabled, you should not need any drivers. If you are using the font panel jacks look to see if nay wires are loose in the case, front panel jacks are plugged into the board. You need to look at your MOBO layout to check things out, if you do not have it you can find it on the manufacturers site.

Phil

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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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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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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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Is there an adapter to permit one to use an existing Plantronics headset/mic with two plugs? If so, where might one find it? Thanks!













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Answer:Microphone/Headset Jack

Hi Frihet, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
There are some alternatives mentioned in this thread:
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T510-combo-mic-audio-port-usage/m-p/223890

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I bought a headset complete with microphone to use for msn video calling to my mum in australia. My webcam works but i cannot hear or speak to her. I can hear my music through WMP through the headset. Please help, thanks xxx

Answer:I cannot connect my headset and microphone to use with msn

Originally Posted by pinkjoker


I bought a headset complete with microphone to use for msn video calling to my mum in australia. My webcam works but i cannot hear or speak to her. I can hear my music through WMP through the headset. Please help, thanks xxx



I had the same trouble and even purchased a more up to date camera with buiit in microphone, could record and play back video with sound but had the little yellow marker in the hardware manager. I even downloaded the up to date software from the manufactures website - no difference -so I removed all the software for the camera unplugged the camera and did not reinstall from the disc - I went in to the manufactures site and redownoaded the exact update that I had taken down after installing the disc that came with it and set up as prompted - camera to the usb etc and it installed and I have it working perfectly. Running Vista ultimate 32 bit -
Hope this may help

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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 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.

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

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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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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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Hi guys, been having a real problem lately. I bought a nice new corsair vengeance 1300 headset to go with my 600t case. However when i plug them in to the front jack the mic doesn't work. I know the mic works because i have tested in the back panel. Also when i plug them into the front panel i get the message for mic and the message for heasdset in.
any idea what the problem could be?

cheers

Answer:Headset microphone problems

Double check the wiring to the front panel connector on the motherboard for a start. Almost sounds like it could be a crossed wire there. Also make sure if you used the HD audio connection that the (I assume) onboard audio is set to HD audio in the bios. Same applies if you used the AC'97 connector, seeing as the case has both from the front panel.

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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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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 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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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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i just got it brand new. im trying to make videogame commentaries for my youtube channel again but this laptop wont pick up the microphone of any headset i try. all of them works on my old laptop, i tried updating drivers from this website but the links are broken and their facebook pages wont reply to messages

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(I'm on a laptop)

So I bought a new headset the sound plays through well, but that isn't my problem the thing is It's not detected so It's not in my recording devices.

My laptop also has a build-in microphone (that doesn't show up in recording devices either).

So I can't even disable my build-in microphone, or find my headset mic so how am I supposed to make it work..?

Any solution? , Thank you for your time.
 

Answer:Can't get headset microphone to work

So what you are saying is that when you open the Sound interface and select the Recording tab, the list is empty, there is nothing there at all, completely blank even though you have a built in microphone which you can see in Devices and Printers or in Device Manager.
 

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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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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 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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