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Q: a new headset/mic

I just bought a new headset with mic and I plugged it into the holes with the icon for each. I restarted the computer and have no sound nor able to record voice. I tried switching holes but it still doesn't work. I really am not sure just how to check it and the only instructions that came with it are troubleshooting but the trouble I am having doesn't fix with what they have listed.

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A: a new headset/mic

Welcome to TSG!!

Is it mic and ear phone in the same plug? if so, you need a spliter so you can plug them into their appropriate jacks. They are about 50 cents or so at radioshack. (many things such as phones use them on the same 1/8 in mini plug)

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Hi All,

I want to know in Vista,

At the Same time,
How to get the Head Phone Front Jack on, output
the Rear output for the Speakers -5.1 Surround
a USB Headset for another Mic ONLY that is USB.

Three things all Going at once?

Is it possible,
I cant even get the Headphones front output-pink and the rear speakers playing at the same time

A:How to use front Pink Headset, USB Headset, and Rear Speker outputs atthe same time?

Hi Dash,

I know its possible with Realtek HD devices...What type of device do you have?


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So three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.

The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.

This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.

I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.

Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.

I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.

Thanks for any help provided!

EDIT: Can be closed as I found the win 10 forum after I made the thread. Sorry!

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HelloSo three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.Thanks for any help provided!

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I have an Acer Aspire V 15 (V5-591G-55pv) laptop. The laptop has a HEADSET jack (it shows a little symbol next to it referring to a headset with mic and headphone) and i have a headset that has 2 wires. 1 is for the headphones and the other is for the microphone, so i am using a headset adapter that came with the headset itself. I have used the microphone and the headset adapter on my PS4 controller and it works so the microphone is not defected. my computer does not detect my headphones but still plays audio through it, and the microphone is not detected. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

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I am knew on the board. Greetings

I installed a NEW Logitech USB Headset 350 onto my Winows XP Service Pack 2 generic 'puter.

I now have no speaker sound and no option shows except the headset and "Modem #1 line ".

It sorta looks like I have no speaker drivers .

Unplugging the headset does not help.

Anybody know how to fix this problem so I am not forced to wear a headset for audio ALL OF THE TIME ?



A:Installed new USB Headset NOW no speaker audio even if I unplug the headset

Yeah, my USB headset was a little weird at first as well.

Try going into your volume control (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume Control):
1. Click Options
2. Properties
3. Change the mixer device from the USB headset to your speakers.

Should work.

Also should note you can change the output settings in most audio software (for example: Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc.) so if you can't hear anything from your speakers when using those programs, try fiddling with those settings as well. I know for Winamp it's Options > Preferences > Plug-ins > Output > double-click the plug-in you use (mine is out_ds.dll) and again change it to your speakers using the drop down menu.

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I can't figure out how to fix this. I noticed that, when I'm watching a video, my headset's mic will relay the audio coming into my headset. Disabling Stereo Mix doesn't fix it. The physical controller that's on my headset cable doesn't stop it from happening, as even if I turn the volume knob all the way down and flick the mute switch, it's still picking up the audio. Muting my headset from within the computer stops the mic from hearing it, as does switching to my speakers that are plugged into the front jack. My headset is a 3.5mm jack type plugged into the back of the computer, directly into the motherboard.

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the topic pretty much says it. I bought myself a new headset(C-media headphone set or something) which uses a USB-port instead of an original sound-port-thing. The problem is, whenever I plug the headset in the USB-port pretty much nothing happens and I can't get the sound in the headset, it just stays in the speakers...

It used to be no problem when I used a headset with the sound-port on the motherboard to just change it. Anyone have any suggestions on what I might do? :(

edit: forgot to say that it works just fine after rebooting the computer.

Thank you

A:Problem with USB-headset(Can't switch between headset and speakers without rebooting)

Hi Foonksh,

Try going into the Control Panel and go into Sounds and Audio Devices. From there you can pick the default device for recording and for playback. In the playback section, set the headset as the default device instead of your speakers.

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With my old headset i used to have a blast recording sounds/music coming out of my comptuer directly using wave out. Often for MSN voice clips and such.

I haven't changed anything, but now that i have this new headset, the only recording i seem to be able to do is voice recording in sound recorder, i can't seem to record wave out mix on sound recorder, and can't record anything whatsoever in msn voice clips.

I can hear voice clips sent to me though, strange thing is, when someone invited me to an audio conversation earlier, i got the annoying ringing noise alright , but i couldn't hear anything.

I checked my volume controls nothing is muted.
Any help would be fantastic! Thanks in advance

A:New Headset dilemma (C-Media USB Headset to be precise)


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Sound does not go through headset. A headset is not working. 

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I have 2 headsets both from different companies, one from Andrea the other from Altec Lansing. I have them plugged into the front ports of my tower. My computer detects them both and says that they are working. However, I can hear out of them, but I cannot say anything. It does not hear me at all. I've tried various testing procedures and it doesn't detect anything.

What do I do?

A:Headset detected, not working (2nd headset)

Hi Cdn, The Vista default setting under audio and microphone is rear line in. Right Click the speaker
icon in your task bar or system tray. Click on the Recording tab at the top. Make sure that Front Mic.
is enabled and has a green check mark next to it. Click Apply and Okay. Try it now.

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Ive got an Logitech 250 headset USB, And i have a stereo soundsystem. So i wont be using the headset, but only the microphone. Is there anyway to 'split' the microphone from the headset, like with a software or something, Cause i dont want to hear everything on the headset when i plug the usb in, but i want to hear it on my soundsystem.

Any help? Without ripping my headset apart? :b

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I have tried 2 different headsets using front ports of my computer. The headsets are detected by the computer and I can hear fine out of them, but no voice is detected. I have tried numerous tests and other small things, but nothing seems to work. The headsets are supposed to be working properly according to the system.

What do I do?

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I've searched around a lot about this topic, but after hours and days of searching, I've found nothing to fix my problem. I have a headset that has speakers and a microphone (3.5mm jacks) that work fine, except when I'm trying to talk to someone using the microphone, they can hear the sounds coming from my headset (youtube videos, game sounds etc). I've tried installing the Realtek HD Audio Codec but it disappears after it finishes installing and after I restart (although it still remains in the Programs and Features uninstall page), the program files for it is empty with the exception of RtlUpd64.exe which doesn't do anything when executed and a few other files.
In device manager, the things I have under sound, video and game controllers are Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus and the Intel Display Audio. I've updated everything to the latest. Also, I recently system restored my computer and before I did I had IDT High Definition Audio Drivers, but after updating they were changed.
I think the problem is that stereo mix is enabled somewhere or something to do with my drivers as when I tried plugging my headset into my brother's computer, it worked fine (he has the Gigabyte Realtek Audio Manager thing and was able to adjust the stereo mix settings).
If there's a program or workaround to this, or how to disable the stereo mix like through registry or something, please let me know.
My computer is a HP Pavilion dv6-7040tx running Wi... Read more

A:Headset mic recording sounds through headset?

You are correct, that is the usual cause of this problem. And aside from being set in the drivers, it can sometimes be set in the application (used for the communication).

That model does appear to use the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio chipset. The problem is likely in the fact that you upgraded to Win10 and I don't see that HP supports nor supplies drivers for Win10 (I only see drivers for 7 and 8). Which means you are using generic drives supplied by Windows. The generic Windows drivers often work well enough to get hardware functional, but quite often don't support all hardware or all features of all hardware.

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I have a almost broken headset, but the microphone still works fine, The microphone is connected on the wire right before the headset, Its not actually touching the headset itself.

Would this microphone still work if the headset was cut off?

Sorry but I can't manage to take a photo but

A:Will a Headset microphone still work if I cut it off the Headset?

Is the microphone actually supported by the headset, by that I mean when the set is on your head is the microphone carried close to your mouth so you have both hands free. If this is the case then cutting off the headset will mean the microphone will not have any way of being held near your mouth.
If you cut it off you will have to be very careful you don't cut the wires for the microphone & it's possible that there is a common return wire for the earpieces & the microphone in the form of a shielded cable, so it would be very difficult, but if you have skills in this area it could be done.

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I have a RocketFish Bluetooth 2.0 EDR Class II Wireless USB Adapter, connected, and installed. Drivers are in and the device is working.

But when I use the Windows Bluetooth device app, and search for the headset, it's not finding it.

What am I doing wrong?


A:Trying to use Bluetooth headset as a Mic/headset on my PC

Bump. Help please?

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VR Headset for the PC

With the Oculus Rift coming out, I?ve been interested in getting into the 3D craze. I know 3D is something that?s been akin to a fad in that it?s a nice novelty to mess with every now and then. However, I much prefer a 3D TV over a 4K (not that I wouldn?t want both; but, should I buy one, I?d like to keep the purchase under $1k).

A VR headset adds to that. Aside from being in 3D, you get to look around in the 3D space. I like that kind of emersion. As such, anyone know of a cheap VR system that will work with a PC? I?d like to keep the purchase to under $200. However, I?m not going to be optimistic about that price range. As such, anything up to $1k.

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Q: headset

my usb headset for the ps2 has just died , i need a new one for today , the shops in my city will probably only sell ones for pc . will a pc usb headset work on the ps2


A little late but...

Not that I know of. I think it's propertiety. If you did manage to get it to work let me know

The headsets should be about 10 now anyways.

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So my old headset it pretty battered and old, and what with Grid 2 being released next week I need a new headset.

I usually chat while racing so want something that's pretty good for voice.

There are so many to choose from and no doubt half of them are a load of rubbish, so I am looking for some recommendations please.



A:Best Headset for around 20

Hi Paul ..... Going by your budget this is the best i could come up with
**BRAND NEW** - Sennheiser - Headset PC 7 USB - Video Messaging headphones & Mic | eBay

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i just bought anew headset so i can talk to people though my mic it was working fine couple days ago but then my computer messed up so i had to reinstall windows and all my drivers

i have realtek HD autio manager on here as my sound

can someone help me out please

A:PC headset

will try. but need more info

Click Start->Run, enter; dxdiag.

When window pops up note progress bar in lower left corner. When its done click Save Information button to save a text file (.txt) to your Desktop.

Then attach it to your TechSpot post by clicking the paper clip icon. (Must used Advanced not Post Quick Reply in TechSpot to see that icon)

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A Microsoft Lifechat LX-3000, to be precise.

Hearing is no problem. Both earpieces are fine.

It's recording that's giving me problems right now. Windows Sound Recorder apparently doesn't know I'm making any noise into this thing. I've been trying all kinds of things; setting it as default sound recorder in audio properties, pressing this mute button thing (If anyone knows, when the light turns on, does it mean it's muted or unmuted?), all for nothing.

I did, however, load up Steam to try its microphone tester, and, surprisingly, it picks up a ton of white noise. That's not the strange part. Nothing I do will make any more noise...

...Except for tapping this control panel thing. I tap it, and about a second later, I can hear the tap echo among all the white noise. I tried opening the thing to see if there was anything blatantly obvious to fix, but I didn't see anything.

Any ideas?

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Q: Headset

Hey, I recently purchased a Plantronic 350 headset w/ the PC switcher to change from Speaker to headset. I plugged the PC switcher into the back of my computer where my video card is (Pink and green) and then plugged my headset cable into the PC switcher and my speaker cable into the 3rd hole in the back of the PC switcher. Now when i play music or im in a game i can hear everything on the headset and when i switch it to speakers using the PC switcher i can hear everything through my speakers. But my problem is I cannot seem to get the mic working at all. I went to control panel, hardware and sound, sound, recording, and it shows Microphone (high definition audio device) working with a check on it, Line in (high definition audio device) working, Line in (high definition audio device) working, and last Digital input device (SPDIF) (high definition audio device) working. But when i go to test it, it doesnt work or anything. Can anyone help me with my problem please?

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So, right now im using a Logitech headset to play WoW on. Its alright, it has surround sound and stuff. Very uncomfortable, and tired of the cords getting underneath my chair, obviously isnt the best headset, considering it was only $30. So what headsets would you recomend me buying? I've been thinking about buying the WoW Wireless Headset. Just dont know if thats the best deal.

Anything wireless and anything under $200 you recomend.

A:Which headset?

Don't think wireless headsets are really as big a thing as marketing people suggest. They are prone to noise, heavier, and generally not as good as their wired counterparts at this moment.

Whatever it is, don't ever think you'd get away with a cheap pair. The noise alone will make using them unbearable.

My suggestion is to actually try it out for yourself: earphones can be a pretty personal thing, unlike asking about the best CPU or graphics card (kinda like asking someone whats the best restaurant in town).

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i have a dell inspiron 6000 notebook and a logitech usb mic/headset
when i plug the usb in it take over the audio and plays it through the headset but i want it to play thought both the usb head headset and the dell built in speaker
plz help

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Does anyone know of any really good headsets I can get? I mainly play games on my PC and am on Teamspeak a lot talking to my friends. My second Plantronics 370 gaming headset, it's mic just died on me yesterday, same thing happened as last time. I just use it normally and when I go to monitor my mic I just hear a loud screeching sound, and no one on TS can hear me. I'm pretty fed up, I can go get it replaced cause I'm under best buy's plan...but I really don't wanna get a new one and go back in a week again.

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My friend was looking into getting a nice headset like this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16826504004We were wondering since he has a pci slot sound card, that doesn't have any usb, if the sound card will just be a waste/no use? He bought the sound card because he couldn't find the drivers for his sound (newegg never sent the disc with motherboard after he rma'd it) so his integrated sound doesn't work, but would it work if he used usb? Thanks for reading the post!

A:Usb Headset

You should be able to get the correct drivers for onboard sound from the motherboard's mfg. support site What make/model is it?

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Hey so I just built my new PC and I have a Logitech USB Headset and a X-Fi Fatality sound card. So I was wondering if my USB headset is using my sound card or not, because theres no point in having a nice sound card just to not use it. Also if the USB doesn't use my sound card can anyone point me to a really nice gaming headset that WILL use it? Thanks.

A:Headset Help!!!


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I bought a set of JBL E50BT wireless head set and can't get it to connect through the bluetooth set up. I got it paired or so it says on the set up page but its not working. I can get it to work but after installing then uninstall it but only sometimes.

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I am using a eDimensional AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset. The sound works great but i can not get the microphone to work on it. I have tried everything i can think of. It is currently in the front audio and mic jacks and that is the only way i can get the sound to work on it. I have tried them in the rear jacks and i get nothing. I have also tried changing my default devices and still nothing. I am running Vista Home. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Need help with headset

You might have to get into the "Sound" settings and see if you can enable the rear sound jacks from there

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Recently, I bought Rapier USB gaming headset ( Rapier USB Gaming Headset with Vibration | Gaming Range | Verbatim Europe - Data Storage, Computer & Imaging Consumables )
The problem is that it is too loud. Even when I put my volume to 1%, it is still too loud.
Do you know what could be the problem?

A:USB headset

No one?

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Q: headset

Hi all just need to ask if any know what may be better the (asus vulcan anc headset) or the corsair 1300 headset , I am also getting a amp,ed soundcard , Ido games and music anyone use any of the 2 headset



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I just bought a Logitech 350 USB headset for my computer. I got it all installed and working by adding new hardware, but I couldn't get it to work for play CS 1.6. I have used other headsets before that weren't USB, but I dont think thats the problem.

A:CS 1.6 USB Headset HELP!

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Hi everyone,

So I've decided to go and buy a new headset after my current one is getting a bit dodgy in some aspects.

I am limited to buying from this website: http://www.pccasegear.com
and I am quite confident in buying one of two Corsair headsets. I'm completely indecisive of which one though. One is a direct USB connection, and the other one is analogue that I would use with my Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card.

First option: Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 Dolby 7.1 USB Headset
(Note that this is virtual 7.1 surround sound with Dolby software)

Second option: Corsair Vengeance 1400 Analog Headset
(Note that this is stereo only)

My main concern is whether or not it is better to get the more recent 1500 model or the older 1400 model that I could use with my sound card.

I'm also open to suggestions of other headsets, although they need to be worth less than $110 on the website I mentioned. I'll be using the headset for the entire range of things from gaming to movies to music. I will be using the mic every day as well.

A:Looking to buy a new headset

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(I don't know if this is the right place to have this but i hope it is :/ ) I just built my new pc and its going good i just have a problem after i plugged the usb into the port there was this annoying poping/static noise that happened when ever sound was played i then installed the headsets drivers and still no luck this isn't a major problem but it is highly annoying especially when gaming/chating online.

headset: gamecom780
motherboard: asus sabertooth z77

A:Help with usb headset

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Hi all. I have tried google, youtube videos, changing ports, making sure that the volume is at 100%. I can't get my headset mic to record it is senicc gaming headset. I have tried recording with Sound Recorder and Audacity. It is active and says its working fine. Can anyone help me fix this?

A:New Headset

Hello and welcome ?Sally have a look at the Device Manager and see if there are any yellow triangles against any plug in devices ie the headset.

I am presuming you have updated the driver for the headset? If not try this
Driver Download

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So my Axentwear headphones finally arrived today (1.5 years since I participated in the crowd funding). They are 3.5mm auxiliary with microphone capability. Unfortunately, my Aux port is broken on my pc, but i know that the usb ports are working just fine for my usb headset. I was going to buy this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rue&ref_=ox_sc_act_image_3&smid=AKU6PB9W05OXH
and this
What I would like to know is will this work for what I want to accomplish?

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If i plug my G25 in it distorts my sound until I unplug it(G25) and restart the computer I have a M2N-SLI Deluxe ASUS motherboard, 4 gigs of memory, AMD Phenom 9600 Quad Core processor, The headset is a clear chat(logitec and I have tried a Plantronics C-420M and i get the same results....any ideas?

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I've bought a new headset with a mic attached to it, it only has 1 3.5mm jack whereas my PC has 2 for audio and a mic.
The headphones are working perfectly but the mic doesn't work at all.
I was thinking of buying this but I wanted to know if you guys think it would work: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5mm-Hea...ion_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2c83e8d1b2

A:New Headset

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Plantronics Gamecom 367?
If so, what is the sound/mic quality like and how long is the cable?

A:Anyone got this headset?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tommyd

Plantronics Gamecom 367?
If so, what is the sound/mic quality like and how long is the cable?

I don't own them but they appear to be quite good. Plantronics is a good brand of headset.

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i bought a new headset (usb) a cyber associates ac-840. and i cant get it to work i can hear through it but it wont recognize the voice. what is the deal

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I recently bought a Steel Series 3H headset. Worked fine for the first day, untill I plugged it into my mp3 player for a while. Well I plug it back into my computer the next day, and now only one earphone works. This has also happened with a different headset of mine.
The headset came with no drivers aswell, so I cant update or reinstall them.

Whats happened !?

A:New headset

Think I am just going to take it back, i'm guessing the mp3 player made it blow or something.

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Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2
OS: Vista 32 bit

Headset Microphone Help
I am at the end of my wits. I've troubleshooted with various sites regarding my issue, but I still can't find a fix. The headset works fine on my other computer, so the headset itself is not at fault.

I have Windows Vista operating system.
I have a microphone-headset combination, with two separate lines (one for mic-the other for the headset).
They are both plugged into their respective correct ports.
The headset works fine, but the system doesn't detect the microphone at all.

I have tried downloading a new driver as one site suggested, and it still doesn't work.
I've rebooted several times. That doesn't wotk.
I've tried using other microphones. Still nothing.

Everything on my computer is up to date, including my sound card and driver.

On top of that when I click the speaker icon to access that menu, I go to recording and 'NO AUDIO DEVICES INSTALLED' appears.

I have accessed my device manager to allow it to scan for updates for the "High Definition Audio Device" that is listed in the file for 'Sounds, video and game controllers'.
The response after the scan was "The best driver software for your device is already installed. The driver software is up to date"

But the microphone is still not working, and it is not being detected. The system still shows "No Audio Devices Installed"

Please help me.

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Q: Headset

I've had this head set for a while. It a Sound Blaster Arena Surround headset. Normally I have no problem switching between my main soundcard and my usb soundcard (headset).

After restarting earlier today i am not able to switch the default audio device. Certain programs only use the default sound device to emit sound.

Is there something that im doing wrong, i goto my sound devices, click on my head set, then use as default. When i hit ok and go back to that window it says my speakers are back to the default device. When i select my headset the apply button doesn't enable.

Whats wrong?


Go to the Control Panel then click on Sound. You should see the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon there. Click on that. When it loads up, double click on the two jack images below "Analogue" and you'll get a choice of headphone or line out.
See if this resolves your issue!

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I need a cheap headset to use while playing Battlefield 2 and other games for VOIP. I'm not paying 100 bucks for a pair of headphones with a mic. I refuse, does anyone know of a good cheap headset with a mic? Or even something that I can just talk to and use my logitech 5.1 speakers with, that would be ideal, as I don't really like usuing headphone, but I will because I'll prolly hear them better. THanks.

A:Best Headset

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Hello all,
So, basically, Im looking for a headset to get for Tom Clancy's End War, and, I guess, other games as well.
Thing is, I want a headset that is small, light, only covers 1 ear, and has good quality, I was thinking blue tooth or something, im not sure though,
What would you recommend?

A:Looking for Headset?

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i have a SOCOM headset for my PS2 games and i want to hook it up to my computer and play games like counter strike with it. i have read past threads and ppl say the headset works fine when you hook it up to the comp. but mine doesnt. everytime i hook it up it detects new hardware. i was wondering if i can talk to ppl without the drivers or do i need to get it somewhere

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