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Question: Headset microphone static

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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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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Hi there everyone.I've had this Dynex headset for a long time, and it has never given me any problems. It has a single earpiece on the side with the microphone, and connects to my computer through USB. My computer has an integrated Realtek chip, model ALC888. (The dynex headset appears to have a model number of 8K17A, although I would assume that's incorrect since google doesn't bring any results.)Anyhow, pluging my new XBox 360 pc controller, and starting up Ventrillo, users tell me that they can't understand me over the static that's coming from my microphone. A little surprised, I closed ventrillo and opened Audacity, and began monitoring my microphone. Sure enough, it was generating static, albeit the weirdest kind I have ever heard.My first step in trouble shooting was to check the connection. I tried a different USB port; no luck. I checked the wire itself, that didn't fix it either. I tried it in an entirely different computer, and it worked, so it must be something wrong with this computer.I then tried uninstalling all USB Audio Device drivers relating to this headset (hidden or otherwise), and then redectecting it. No luck. Even a restart didn't fix it.I would use Windows Restore, however I disabled it due to low disk space and the fact that I would never need it (till now).If anyone has any kind of advanced system troubleshooting I can use to figure out what may be causing this static to occur, that would be great.Here's some ... Read more

Answer:Realtek integrated audio + Dynex USB headset = static microphone?

Get a plain microphone and plug it into the sound card mic input. Forget about using the USB microphone.

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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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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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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,
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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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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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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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As always, got harassed into using Vent, and with every stupid ass Mic program, my music sounds like ass in a handbasket. Staticy mainly. Not overwhelming but enough to be annoying when listening to rock..Can anybody tell me the possible cause of this? Thanks. Windows 7 64bit OS.
 
Forgot to mention, The program has been removed and the problem still persists.

Answer:Static in music after using headset?

Have you tried using System Restore to roll back Windows to a point in time when everything when your computer was functioning correctly? It allows you to undo system changes without affecting your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos.Video: Fixing a problem using System RestoreIf that doesn't help, try restoring an earlier system image or backup.No suitable restore point, backup, or image available? Kick yourself -- you missed the easy solution, and you're left with digging through Windows' many settings.

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So this started about 4 days ago, but I'll start a little before then just incase there was something I may have missed.

I had my PC (custom built) working great, headset worked great - sound was crystal clear.

My hard drive failed, so I reformatted and re-installed winXP. HD works great now but my HDD light wasn't working - I switched my 300w power supply out for a 550w power supply and all the lights/fans/whatever work great now.

PC worked fine for a couple of days, and then I turn on my speakers to hear the loudest most annoying static in the world. I unplugged the headset, speakers, AC adapter, everything and realized that when my mic jack wasn't in the sound card, it was fine - when the mic jack was in the sound card, it was horrible again.

My PC case has a speaker/mic port up front - so I opened up my computer, put all the pins where they belong (according to the manufacturer's manual) and tried the front ports - same exact thing. Works great until the mic is plugged in.

I then thought maybe my 550w was creating too much electromagnetic whatever, so I switched back to my 300w (bye bye cool lights... *sniff*).

Guess what? Still has static. I've tried other headsets, and there's still static - and I've tried these headsets in another computer and they work great. Any clue what might be causing this problem??
 

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Hey everyone,

So I have a Logitech G35 gaming headset, which is amazing and I'd never want something else. This is my second one, since the earcup of my previous one fell off.

Whenever I play games (Currently Eve Online, League of Legends and Minecraft), any sound that is not the game causes extreme static in my headset. For example, during a game of League of Legends, I like to play some music and/or be on skype with people. However, as soon as I introduce any other sound than the game (so the music or skype) I sometimes hear extreme static noises.

I've sometimes thought it coincided with me pressing lots of buttons on the keyboard, but I wasn't able to reproduce it that way. I've also tried to see if it was the USB port, but other ports do the same thing. It reminds me of static noise, but I don't know how to check for this or how to stop it.

Please help, as this is extremely annoying and ruins my experience with this headset (or deprives me of my music during games!). I have the latest Logitech Gaming Software installed, as well as the latest Realtek HD drivers. If any other info is needed, I'd be happy to provide.
 

Answer:Static noise through USB headset during games

Do you have your Headphone cable close to other high powered devices or cables such as higher voltage or even lower voltage cabling. A lot of times you will have issues with signal bleed when it is too close to either. I see it all the time when I set audio equipment up for others.
 

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Hi, I have a problem with my front audio jack. The cause of this problem may or may not be the DAW reaper. I set my front headphone jack on my laptop as reapers input and the speakers on the laptop as its output. This did not work so I uninstalled the program. I tried to use my headphones but there is nothing. I uninstalled all the drivers for Realtek and reinstalled them. I have also tried system restores, 4 times. They keep failing regardless of whether Avast is off or not. The speakers work, and when the headphones get plugged in (they work on my phone and other PC's in the house perfectly fine), they are recognized by Dell Audio. The problem is, the only thing in the playback tab in sound (hidden or not) is speakers and a monitor I don't want to use. Can anyone help me diagnose the problem? I really want to use my headphones again.

Headphone model: SkullCandy Crushers
Laptop: Dell Inspiron 15 3537

Answer:No sound at all through headset jack just static

The "headphone" jack on this model can be a Headphone jack, a Microphone jack or a combination. I couldn't find out what type of plug is needed, whether it uses an iPhone type 4 connection plug or a standard 3 connector plug. That may be one problem.

Second, set the Stereo Mix as the default recording device. Then whatever is used will be heard by the speakers and a recording program, providing stereo mix is set as the source. You also need stereo mix if you want to record audio from the Internet.

I have a recording studio (Sonar) but use a separate USB connected recording interface unit, not the PC's sound card.

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I recently upgraded my dell latitude d830 to windows 7 pro and now i have very bad static in my microphone when gaming or using a voice chat program. is there a way to get rid of this problem. The headset is razer carcharias

Answer:Static in microphone

Generally static is caused by loose or shorting wires.
Do you have a different headset or microphone that you could try.

Since you upgraded and didnt have issues before it would stand to reason that the trouble shouldnt be with the computer itself.

Has the headset suffered any sort of trauma recently?

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Question: Microphone Static?

Well, hello everyone, after looking around on the internet to try and fix this. I still haven't found anything.

I stream on a site, where I play video games and talk to my viewers, and on my old computer, the microphone I am still using sounded fine, no static (Turtle Beach's X11's).
I ended up getting a better computer, but now there is a static sound in the microphone (Here is a sample of the sound Vocaroo | Voice message)
I also tried this on my mothers computer, and the mic sounds crystal clear.

I'm basically just looking for a fix, that doesn't involve money unless it's my last choice. From what I've seen it might be something like bad wiring on the microphone jack on the motherboard.

Anyone have any idea how I could fix it?

Answer:Microphone Static?

Hi DrParabola,

Welcome.

Are you using front, or rear panel jack?

/CRIT

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i get static on my microphone when recording and i dont know what is making it static. my microphone is sm58 so its not a cheap one and my cable is a monster cable so i know its not the mic or the cable(they work fine on my old computer). the problem is that i get static from both the front and back microphone jack but NOT when i use the line in jack. iv tryed everything i know from uninstalling/reinstalling the sound card drivers, making sure they are up to date and even just plugging in a adapter so my computer reads a mic being plugged in without there being a real mic in, and it still gives statics but if i use line in i dont get static at all. any advise on what is making both my front and back mic jacks create static but not the line in jack that is 100% clear when i use it.

Answer:microphone static please help

nevermind i got tired of trying everything i knew and could find and called hp support and they are going to replace my chipset and everything that needs to be fixed because my computer wasnt the only one doing this. he said the main problems in the other ones where defective insulation on the wires or interference from other wires because the wires are so close around the plugs or a defective chip set because it wasn't all my plugs making static but only my front and back microphone jacks that where making static.

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Question: Microphone Static

Every now and then when I use TeamSpeak 2 my friend tells me I will sometimes start transmitting constant static. Recently it's been happening more frequently, to the point where probably 75% of the time I am transmitting loud static. I tried my backup microphone and the same issue happened. I'm using onboard sound.

However, it works perfectly fine in Skype and Windows Sound Recorder in XP. But for TS2, and some in game voice programs all everyone else gets is static. Do you think this is a sound card issue? ie. should I get a new soundcard and see if that fixes things? Thanks
 

Answer:Microphone Static

I would try a little contact cleaner first.Spray it on the plug and plug and unplug it a few times,repeat if it seems like it gets any better.Use a good electronic cleaner spray.It could even be the contact in the socket that the plug goes into is wore out a little and not making good contact.Do you unplug it and replug it a lot?
 

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Question: Microphone Static

I currently have this headset and have the microphone boost on Realtek HD Audio Manager set to +10db and was wondering if there was anyway i could reduce the static without decreasing the boost or increase my mic volume and decrease the boost (also i heard the problem may be relating to my sound card picking up static, although i don't know what sound card i have)
 

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Question: Microphone Static

When i'm in a skype call with my friends they often complain about static from my mic. I have Realtek HD Audio Manager which manages my mic i have acoustic echo cancellation turned on so i hear less static on my side and also noise suppression which is meant to suppress background noises such as wind, static etc. Another thing my friends said is that there's less static when i'm talking and normally after i quickly re-plug in my mic it tends to make little to no static for a short time. Another thing is it doesn't matter whether or not i have mic boost turned on or off i have tested both and they both create roundabout the same amount of static.
Just an added side note the headphone jack on the front of my pc are ****ed up for some reason and barely any audio comes out, and the headphone jack on the backs audio becomes unbalanced if i turn the cord a tiny bit.
Please help me...
 

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Question: Microphone Static

OS- Windows 7
Headset/Mic type- USB
Headset make- Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Gaming Headset
Drivers- Up-to-date USB drivers, the headset drivers itself suck and don't help
I just got Windows 7 and I love it but I?m getting a problem with my microphone. Whenever I launch something like a game my microphone gets staticky. If I have my Windows 7 sound control panel open and look under where my microphone is the sound level of my microphone is jumping from 50% to 100% green bars which means there?s something broadcasting over my microphone but I?m not even talking. I use Ventrilo to communicate during game play and now it?s becoming impossible to be enjoyable when I have people screaming at me that I?m all static. I have tried changing usb ports with no noticeable results.

Answer:Microphone Static

saw this post when searching for my own i lost track off but just wondering if you got the problem fixed because this happens to me sometimes. i know this is a old one but figured id check with ya

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Hey guy, I have an annoying problem with my Steelseries 7H headset. When I connect my headset to my sound card via front panel, I hear static background noises like when I scroll the mouse, I can actually hear it in my headset speakers, its very low and staticy but I can hear it, when I turn up all the volume, the static is clearly there.

Any help would be appreciated.

Also my case is an Antec 300.

Answer:Static background noises with my headset plugged in to sound card

Probably find it is due to poor or no shielding in the cables from the front panel to the card, a common occurrence in a lot of cases. One way to test is with the headset plugged into the front jacks, move the cable inside around and listen if the static becomes less.

No resolution but one of the people in this thread,

Front Panel Audio Problems - Audio-Technology - Audio

had the same problem. You can see from this,

shield front panel audio cable - Google Search

that it is a fairly common problem.

By the way do you get the same static when you connect the headset directly to the card? If not that is also a good indication of poor shielding in the front panel cable (and hopefully not in the front panel itself). If it comes down to it you could always try this,

How-To: Front Panel Audio Noise Reduction

to shield the cable and see if that reduces or stops the static.

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I've got a WD15 hooked up to my XPS15 laptop and it works fine. Latest drivers and chipset/BIOS installed on both Dock and laptop.
I have a pair of external active studio speakers hooked up to the 3.5 mm Speaker out jack on the back of the dock and it works fine.
However if I use Google Hangouts or Skype for business calls and plug in a headset to the front 3.5 mm Headset Jack of the dock the external speakers starts a high pitch static noise. If I then un-plug and replug the 3.5 mm jack for the speakers the noise is gone. The sound and mic of the headset is working fine from start.
The same thing happens when I unplug the headset from the front of the dock, the external speakers starts to "hum" static noise. Again un-plugging the 3.5 mm jack of the speakers and plugging it in again stops the humming static.
If I instead plug the headset into the Laptop there is no problem and the external speakers remains quite.
Why is it doing this and how can I get rid of this annoying behavior?

Answer:WD15 dock with DELL XPS15 causes static in speakers after using headset

Hi awasen,Thanks for posting.Here is a Forum post from one of our Dell team members that may be helpful.http://dell.to/2lrqLR2

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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 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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I just recently bought a new USB condenser microphone (ART M-ONE USB) to record my acoustic guitar, but when I record, there is this static-like hum. The problem lies with the connection between the mic and the computer because when I plug in headphones directly into the microphone, the hum is gone. It only happens when you hear it through the computer. I've read other similar posts and it doesn't seem to do anything with gain or such. I was more thinking it was something to do with a ground loop or something, but I can't say much since I'm not much of an expert on thee things
 

Answer:Annoying Microphone hum/static

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My analog mic worked clearly some days and had hissing and buzzing other days on MSN and Skype.
Thought that it was noise from inside the machine, so I went out and bought a USB headset with mic. No change, the new USB headset/mic does the same thing.
The tech at the store hooked up the headset to another computer (That computer had Windows XP...mine has Win 2000.) It worked perfectly on the other computer.
The tech at the store checked the configurations and says everything is fine. I've searched a bunch of posts here and covered all of the config items. (Mic is unselected on the output. Mic is selected on the input. Boost is not on.)

Sound is getting there, because I can record my voice (using both Audacity and the Windows 2000 Sound Recorder.) Even if I don't talk, the buzzing/hissing records. The amount of buzzing/hissing is in direct relation to the volume of the mic....If I boost the mic or turn up the volume, the buzzing increases. If I turn the mic off or reduce the volume to zero, the buzzing is eliminated.

The tech removed components from the interior of the computer one at a time and said that the hissing gradually decreased in relation to things he removed. But he's stumped because he says that the analog mic could have been picking up noise from inside the machine, but that the USB headset can not. He had no other thoughts.

I've downloaded all current updates for Win2000 and for my MSI motherboard.

Please Help!
 

Answer:Microphone hissing/static

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Hello. When using my audio jack, which is a multimedia one btw, It statics out my internal microphone. I have no clue what causes it. iv tried reinstalling sound and microphone drivers but nothing works.

Answer:When using headphones, Microphone becomes static.

Exactly what model Ideapad? For example z560.

What kind of headphones?

Do You have Stereo Mix set as the Default Recording Device?

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I just got a refurbished u410 a week ago from the outlet and the internal microphone seems to have a lot of white noise / static. I've reduced the boost level to zero and kept the microphone level balanced and did a driver upgrade followed by a factory reset. I can't get rid of the static from this machine. Have anyone had this problem with their u410 before?

Answer:u410 microphone has a lot of static

hi whytheman,
 
Your issue might be similar to this thread.
 
Can you try to:
1. Open Control Panel (large icon view) > Realtek Audio Manager
2. On the Microphone Tab, check Noise Suppression and Acoustic Echo Cancellation and observe
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
3. Alternatively, try to uninstall the Realtek Sound Driver from the Control Panel and let it use the native Windows driver and observe.
 
 
Let me know your findings.
 
 
Regards,
neokenchi

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It is a USB microphone. When talking, people say they can only hear me through their left ear. If I talk loudly, it will give off major feedback. I can confirm this because I clicked the "listen to this device" box. I'm using a Blue Yeti Microphone and when I plug it into another computer, it works just fine. At first, it sounded like the drivers were messing it up. After reinstalling drivers and looking for new ones, I did not get any results. I've tried replugging in connectors for the audio on my motherboard after dusting them off. Other microphones however, will work normally when I plug them in through the USB. The microphone's gain isn't all that high nor is the volume in my recording devices. I tried starting windows on another one of my hard drives and tested it on that one as well. Same issue. I have no idea what the problem is. I have replaced the connecting cable to the computer and microphone. Still static-y. I don't know what else to do. This is stressful.
 

Answer:My Microphone gives off major static

Sounds like a mic issue. As you have already tested other mics on the computer and USB port, it wouldn't appear to be a PC issue.
 

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I reformatted my computer recently.
I forgot to take screenshots of all of my devices before reformatting, to be sure that I downloaded the right ones. The CD that came with my computer was confusing, but I thought I downloaded all of the correct devices and such.

The only thing that is not working correctly now is my microphone. This is the type that plugs into the microphone jack.
When I try using voice chat, the microphone is oddly silent for me (I cannot hear myself in it and when I hold it to my speakers, I no longer get a loud, sharp buzz.). Whoever is on the other end hears static and very loud static if I move the microphone at all, but they do hear me. It wasn't like this before. (And yes, it is my computer that is the problem.)

Here is what my device manager shows. I don't know what other information to include.:

Sound, video and game controllers:
-Audio Codecs
-Legacy Audio Drivers
-Legacy Video Capture Devices
-Media Control Devices
-SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
-Video Codecs

I have tried adjusting the volume controls and double checked my CD to make sure that the audio drivers/stuff were installed.

Thank you for your time!

Answer:Microphone static after reformatting

Theres a couple of things you can try.
!) Pull the jack out of card and make sure that there is no build up on the plug.
2) Where the wire goes in to the head set, gently wigle to see if there is a short. Also wiggle at jack end while plugged in of course.
3) if this is not the case, then make sure your wire is not run across electrical cords.
4) Try taking a pencil or pen, just something small, and wrap a few rounds of the cable around it and see if it changes
5) If it is a crackle sound then you might have a bust voice coil in the ear speaker
Static in headphones and microphones is caused by the unwrapping of the shield cable in side the coverd wire. It has either worked its way and is getting feed back through the ground side, or The voice coil of the speaker is doing the short, you can check the ohms of this with an ohm/ volt meter putting red on the tip of the plug, and black up on the longer part of the silver plug. Check documentation to see what the ohms of you speaker is and compare. The reading should be within 1 or 2 % of the actuall. Hope this helped.

Credit: http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread76744.html#

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I'm running Windows X64, with an Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus Motherboard (Onboard audio chipset ADI AD1988B) and the microphone will not work properly. The microphone does not connect through USB, but directly into the sound card. I have two mic jacks as well - one on the sound card and one on the front of the tower. When I test it through the Windows recorder, or through a program such as Ventrilo, it only picks up static. Both jacks produce the same results. It is not an issue with the actual microphone, as my husband plugged his mic into my machine, and received the same result. Windows THINKS it is working, as when tested, it does register sound. However, as I said, it only picks up static, no matter how close it is to our mouths.

I searched the system Help topics for "microphone" and found instruction on how to configure a microphone. To test, it said to go to Control Panel > Speech > Speech Recognition. However, the "Speech Recognition" tab does not exist. There is only a Text To Speech tab. So, I am unable to follow those instructions.

Both my husband and I are very confused as to why this is not working. He knows more about computers than I, and he has tried everything he can think of. So, if anyone has any further ideas, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

EDIT: I'm actually going to try re-installing the SoundMAX HD software from the motherboard installation disc. I don't think it was ever installed properly.

Answer:Microphone only picking up static

Hi Jaleenieweenie,

If reinstalling the drivers does not help, then you might check these settings.

1. Open Control Panel. (Classic View)
2. Click on the Sound icon.
3. Click on the Recording tab.
4. Right click on the microphone you have set as the default. (Green check)
5. Click Properties.
6. Make sure that you have it set like these screenshots.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I just built a new rig, everything is set up accordingly and everything is running very smoothly.

I recently tried Counter Strike Source on it to see how it runs, everything ran extremely well just like I expected except for one thing. When I try to talk to my peers, they hear alot of cracking and static. Immediately I closed the game and went right to MS Sound Recorder to see if I can hear myself and the noises, but nothing, it was clear as it could get. Confused, I went back to the game and went to the game's integrated Voice Tester or whatever you call it, and in here I could hear the gross noises and static. My sound works fine, the headset works fine and the cables aren't split or anything. What can I do to help this? Is it driver related?

Rig:

OS: Windows XP Pro x64 SP2
CPU: Intel e8500 3.16ghz
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR2 800
Video: PNY nVidia 9600GT Verto
PS: Rosewill Stallion 600W Series
 

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I've had my computer for around 2 years now and there hasn't been a single thing wrong with it. Suddenly today when I plugged in my headset, there was a really loud pop sound and when the jack was pushed all the way in, there is a static noise. After a couple of minutes the sound dies down and disappears, then comes back again in a random time period. The sound responds to when I scroll up and down a webpage. It responds slightly to all other imputs (ie moving the mouse, holding down keys on the keyboard). It does not respond to cpu load. When I utilize my graphics card under heavy load, the sound changes to a different static noise. So basically the noise responds to almost anything that is happening in the environment.

The noise does not scale with the pc volume. The noise is the same whether I have the volume to 100, 0, or mute.

The sound card is the onboard of my dfi infinity motherboard.

Only this port is affected, my speaker output and digital out are fine.

I did all the wiring for the usb, firewire, mic and headset myself and they are far from any source of static. Nothing has changed in my case; I havent even opened it in a month.

The only thing new at all was a vista update, but none of them affected my soundcard.

I dont think ill die if this issue is unresolved, but its just really annoying. Also its really puzzling.
 

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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 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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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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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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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 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

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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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'm looking to buy a headset with microphone, perhaps wireless. Any recommendations? Thanks.
 

Answer:Need headset with microphone recommendation

a4tech........
 

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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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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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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 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 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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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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Any time i connect my Nexxtech microphone headset to my computer, my computer will only detect the headphone but not the microphone part.

Answer:Microphone headset detection

And, you're connecting the mic cord to a mic port, right?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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(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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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. 













Solved!

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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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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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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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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 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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