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Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:12 pm
by Nish
Okay, so with my old microphone I had a horrible squeeky noice (sounding like a mice)

but now, ive bought a Steelseries Siberia V_2 White
But the squeeky noice is still there, anyone got any suggestions to take this sound away?

Its usually when I talk on mumble and vent...

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:20 pm
by Seany
Drop some balls?

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:37 pm
by Nish
Mkay, so I've tried using Audio Wizard and installing the drivers, the sound has lowered, but its still there...

note that I can't finish the installation because I 'haven't' connected my headset to the PC.

Which I have...

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:17 pm
by Kaelan002
could be your computers microphone socket?

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:18 pm
by Nish
bump

STILL not fixed.

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:49 am
by Kaelan002
Is your headphone "plug"/jack scratched or corroded? (if so dont scrape it with a knife, it just makes it worse btw)
That might explain the sound?

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:13 am
by Nish
Nope T_T

I only have this problem on Ventrilo, Mumble or if I'm going to record my own voice.

Steam and Skype works like a joy.

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:30 am
by S.O.Sniper
If it's not a headset it could be your mic is too close to your speakers or your speakers are too loud, that can loop the sound and mess with the frequency.

Different programs can have different volume settings and what not which might be why it's better with some programs than others.

Edit: And I just noticed you put it's a headset. Nevermind then!

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:59 am
by cowboyfromhell
Given that it works fine on some programs, I would have to say it is likely to be a software/driver/codec problem on your PC, rather than hardware.

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:25 am
by Shuriken
If you've got the option, try turning treble boost off.

Try running it through a virtual audio cable: http://download.cnet.com/Virtual-Audio- ... 67766.html

there's a few youtube vids to set it up if you have any problems.

A daft maybe, could it be a feedback issue? Some programs use background noise cancellation and anti-feedback shennanigans, does it change at all if you move the mic around?

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:48 pm
by Kaelan002
Are you using any enhancements, for instance when i use dolby surround sound / audio enhancer, on one of my sets of headphones it makes peoples voices really quiet and everything else extremely high pitched, could a similar thing be happening with your mike?

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:14 pm
by Nish
Are you using any enhancements, for instance when i use dolby surround sound / audio enhancer, on one of my sets of headphones it makes peoples voices really quiet and everything else extremely high pitched, could a similar thing be happening with your mike?


Nope.

A daft maybe, could it be a feedback issue? Some programs use background noise cancellation and anti-feedback shennanigans, does it change at all if you move the mic around?


How would I change that?

I would have to say it is likely to be a software/driver/codec problem on your PC, rather than hardware.


Most likely, I've had 3 headsets and the same PC for the last 5 years, and the problems has always occured when I got a new microphone/headset when I'm on Ventrilo / Mumble.

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:11 pm
by Shuriken
I mean physically moving the mic to a different location further away from speakers etc lol, it's a very long shot as it doesn't really sound like feedback.

If you go into the windows volume options and click advanced at the microphone, can you turn down the treble manually? it may not fix it entirely, or do anything, but there's a chance it could help.

I presume your sound card drivers are up to date, do you have a separate control panel for the card?

edit: do you have a second microphone socket? Mine acts funny like that, the rear socket is quieter than the front, even though they're both set up the exact same way

Re: Microphone probs

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:24 pm
by sphinx
try buying an USB sound card with 2 jacks.. See if that helps (usually they are 5-10 quid or so at your local pc store from Conceptronics,Sweex,trust) cheap brands, but should do the job right.