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FunnyBusiness
2 months ago#1
Well, the headset itself plays great, it's just that the microphone with the headset doesn't actually work unless I activate the listen option in the properties. Also, the audio from in-game audio can be heard through the mic by others aswell as the headset.

Any ideas? My headset is the hyper x cloud core if it helps.

Thanks.
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FunnyBusiness
2 months ago#2
Bump.
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2 months ago#3
Bump?
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arleas
2 months ago#4
I've never seen a mic that didn't work properly under the conditions you stated.

The closest i've seen is that someone didn't set the mic properly for the task they were doing.... I'd try audacity or something first to see if you can get it recognized normally.

If it doesn't work in Audacity at all, then your mic is a busted piece of s*** and you should return it.

If it works in audacity but not in game, then maybe you haven't set your mic for "communication".
https://i.imgur.com/w3Z7aR0.png

Notice in that pic I've got the headset mic set as "Default communication device" and a different mic set as default device? If all you set is the default device then games that expect the mic as a "communication device" are probably going to ignore it in favor of something else.

As for the other issue of people hearing the game through the mic, you can set it to mute, or lower game volume when you talk which might be necessary if your mic is picking up game sounds, though it also could be from the "listen" property being set.

Otherwise, on the sound properties page under the communications tab there's an option to mute everything when you talk, lower volume by 80%, 50% or not at all. Try those.
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FunnyBusiness
2 months ago#5
arleas posted...
I've never seen a mic that didn't work properly under the conditions you stated.

The closest i've seen is that someone didn't set the mic properly for the task they were doing.... I'd try audacity or something first to see if you can get it recognized normally.

If it doesn't work in Audacity at all, then your mic is a busted piece of s*** and you should return it.

If it works in audacity but not in game, then maybe you haven't set your mic for "communication".
https://i.imgur.com/w3Z7aR0.png

Notice in that pic I've got the headset mic set as "Default communication device" and a different mic set as default device? If all you set is the default device then games that expect the mic as a "communication device" are probably going to ignore it in favor of something else.

As for the other issue of people hearing the game through the mic, you can set it to mute, or lower game volume when you talk which might be necessary if your mic is picking up game sounds, though it also could be from the "listen" property being set.

Otherwise, on the sound properties page under the communications tab there's an option to mute everything when you talk, lower volume by 80%, 50% or not at all. Try those.
https://i.imgur.com/Gi6AgqV.png

Thanks man, setting the mic as "default communication device" seems to have worked. What I ment by others hearing audio through the mic was the in game audio was literally streaming through the mic as well as playing in the headset aswell. Can't test that at the moment though. The mic works excellent on the Ps4.

Would I have to do this every time I plug my headset in or would windows remember it?
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arleas
2 months ago#6
FunnyBusiness posted...
Would I have to do this every time I plug my headset in or would windows remember it?

You'll probably have to at least check to make sure but maybe it'll remember if you plug it into the same USB port every time. Unfortunately if you change ports it's going to be assigned a whole new name (e.g. "USB Mic 1" "USB Mic 2" or whatever) so it'll treat it as a whole new device.
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FunnyBusiness
2 months ago#7
Ah. My front ports are shot so I have to connect my headset through the ports on the back.
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