Problem with headset

Discussion in 'Tech Help' started by Jame, Aug 23, 2012.

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    Jame Community Member

    I'm using SteelSeries 5H v2 Headset (not USB). The problem is, that the mic volume is very low. I can use the boost setting to be heard, but that adds a lot of static. I tried with my older 4H headset as well and the problem is the same. When I tried with some dirty cheap 5€ USB headset, my voice was loud and clear. Tried updating drivers, but the problem remains the same. Google doesn't turn up with anything useful.

    Anyone got an idea what might be wrong? Or should I just go and buy a USB headset...
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    is the volume in windows set to max?
    Click on the speaker icon and then 'Mixer'
    Then the look at the teamspeak audio channel

    I think you hear yourself not loud enough.
    As far as I remember I can hear you fine.
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    Jame Community Member

    It is in max yes.

    I've actually gotten several peeps saying they can barely hear me so I tested it out, and recorded myself with the mic, and it was barely a whisper... But if you say you heard me fine, I guess I'll see how it is on launch.
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    come on teamspeak if you can, miss. ;)
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    Karasu Community Member

    Here's a few options. The first one is the most informative.

    * Try it on another device
    * Try another program (VLC <> browser)
    * Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Sound - Adjust System Volume - put slider to max
    * Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Sound - Manage Audio Devices - Properties of active playback device - Levels @ 100
    * " - Advanced - set exclusive modes on
    * Update Drivers

    In general USB should be worse. I never used one though.
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    because you are using an audio input jack it's probably your audiocard or interface.
    Or teamspeak/windows.
    we'll find it out.
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    Jame Community Member

    Stuck at work, but will be there in the evening. :)

    The sliders are on max (apart from the booster, since that adds so much static), drivers are updated (assuming I updated the right ones) and if I remember correctly, the exclusive modes are on, will recheck when I get home. I'll try to get some other comp to try it on to see if the problem remains, but currently I only have this one working computer (apart from my 10 year old mac).

    Ty for the help guys!
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    Mantle Veteran BOON

    Really weird thing to try but my crappy headset only works if you speak into one side of the Microphone :bounce:
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    Xom Veteran BOON

    Is it just Teamspeak or other programs too?
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    Jame Community Member

    I've used TS and vent. I tried to check the volume with frap (recorded myself). That's how I realized just how low it is (doubt it's the fraps settings, since when I tried with the crap USB headset I got, it was fine).
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    Jame Community Member

    Ok, so apparently the volume is fine in TS and just the recording volume was like a whisper. And that one doesn't matter, so all is well.

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