My Mic (doesn't) Sounds Nice (Solved)

BucketmanBucketman Call meSkraggRegistered User regular
Hello Tech forum.

So, I have had Turtle Beach headsets in the past that have worked fine, but my sisters dog decided that no, I don't need it to work anymore. So I grabbed a cheaper one, the Earforce P11. Hooked it up to my pc and the sounds works fine, but the mic part refuses to work, on my PC or my Laptop. Works fine in my PS3 though. So I'm wondering, is the P11 just not going to work for me? Should I explore other options for my talking to internet people needs? Or is there is mystic computing ritual I am forgetting to do?

Thanks in advance.

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  • DranythDranyth Surf ColoradoRegistered User regular
    Hmm... Windows XP or Vista/7?

    I can't remember specifically how XP does it, but in Vista/7 the first thing I'd check is while the headset is plugged in, right-click on your speaker tray icon and go to recording devices, make sure the Earforce P11's mic is the one set as Default. It will also have a volume meter next to it so you can see if Windows is picking up any sound at all from that source as well.

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Windows 7, checking that now, thanks.

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Ok, my mic is set as default, but no sound is being detected. As I said, it works on my PS3, so I know its not a bad mic. Looking at the Realtek Audio Manager though, its not seeing my headset at all via the USB ports, it just shows that nothing it hooked up to the actual audio ports. Could that be an issue of some sort?

  • DranythDranyth Surf ColoradoRegistered User regular
    So it is a USB headset? Typically they have their own audio processing hardware and would be completely separate from the audio chipset.

    If the headset's mic is set as default for the Recording Devices, hmm... I'm not sure why it wouldn't be picking that up.

    If you go back into Recording devices and click on the headset's mic, you can go into Properties. There you can see if there are any strange things like, the headset's mic set to 0 volume or anything like that.

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Mic volume is set to 100%, its the defult device and its enabled. This isn't looking too good

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Update: I bought a new headset, a Razer Carcharias, so this time it plugs into the jack directly. My Realtek HD audio thing says that I have something plugged in, but there is no mic in tab to mess with ti, and when I right click on my windows 7 sound thing it says no recording audio devices are installed.

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Update of Update: This is me feeling dumb. On a whim I uninstalled the audio drivers and reinstalled them. Works fine now.

  • DranythDranyth Surf ColoradoRegistered User regular
    Well... that's a solution I guess, but I'm a little curious what could possibly have been wrong with the USB one if it worked fine on console. Strange. Ah well.

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