ughhh my ears!

By tacopaul
Aug 13, 2007
  1. I don't know what's wrong with my sound. I'm currently using onboard sound.
    Realtek ALC883 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC

    Whatever. And everytime I use my mic to record on sound record, it sounds fine. However, when I play a song in the background, the microphone catches the sound.

    I currently have a SteelSeries 5H v2 headset. This never happened before.

    The sound from the headphones would never be heard by the microphone.

    Any possible solutions?

    P.S. It's not the headphones because I tried them on a different computer and they work fine.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Try removing the microphone boost from Control Panel->Sounds and Audio Devices->Adjust system volume->Advanced (under Device Volume)->Advanced (under Mic). Uncheck the boost checkbox and try again.
  3. tacopaul

    tacopaul TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it's already off :p
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Are you sure it is the microphone that catches the sound and not some crosstalk inside the sound card? Try recording with the microphone completely unplugged.
  5. tacopaul

    tacopaul TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The microphone works fine on a different computer. It could be something with the soundcard?

    No sound comes out after the recording. I even put on some music and nothing was being caught by the sound recorder.
  6. d310n9

    d310n9 TS Rookie

    just a random thought but maybe u have the "line in" sound on?
  7. tacopaul

    tacopaul TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope thats not it. im even COVERING my microphone and the sound of music is still being recorded.
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Well, if you are getting noise with the headset and no noise without the headset, then the issue is clearly in there.

    I understand that the microphone and the headphones share the wire going to the headset? Maybe the insulation is broken somewhere, allowing the wires to touch?
  9. tacopaul

    tacopaul TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i'll try RMAing
  10. d310n9

    d310n9 TS Rookie

    maybe something about the microphone and headphone ports? so that whenever u plug something in..they crosswire or something? :suspiciou
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