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

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

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

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


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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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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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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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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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Hi Guys, I am having trouble with some Bose QC35 headphones. They have been working fine until a short time ago, nothing has changed as far as I can tell
Now I only have sound when the headset is connected as a headset, but not when it is connected headphones. This is a problem becuase the microphone turns on so I get feedback from surround sounds and the ANC on my headset turns off. When I go into the control panel and try testing the sound, the green bars move up and down for both headphone and headset, but I only actually hear sound from the headset. 
I have tried updating firmwares, turning computer and headphones on and off, repairing the headphones, checked all the volume selection spots I know about and as far as I can tell, there should be sound coming from the headphones
Computer is a lenovo P50 running windows 7
Anyone got any suggestions?
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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

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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 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'm using Gembird AP-880 5.1 USB headset, which uses C-Media CM108 audio chip.
i'm getting bsod while playing certain games, and ocassionally also when just in windows.

In one game and in windows i'm getting page_fault_in_nonpaged_area, probably caused by cm108.sys

in another game i'm getting irql_not_less_or_equal

i examined crash dumps using windbg

1 - page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

BugCheck 10000050, {f25815f0, 0, 9cee9352, 2}
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : CM108.sys ( CM108+c352 )

Followup: MachineOwner

kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
is pointing at freed memory.
Arg1: f25815f0, memory referenced.
Arg2: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
Arg3: 9cee9352, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
Arg4: 00000002, (reserved)

Debugging Details:
Could not read faulting driver name

READ_ADDRESS: f25815f0

9cee9352 668b2a mov bp,word ptr [edx]




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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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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 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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Hey guys I'm starting a pc based tech support job and requires me to have a USB headset microphone. I am wanting some opinions on whats going to be best bang for buck and most comfortable after about 8-12 hours a day of use. Feel free to recommend whatever, as long as its USB

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Q: Headset

Be able to talk on discord while my laptop is connected to my monitor (HDMI)

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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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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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First of all..Hello I'm new to this place and am having a problem...

I am in need of a new headset because my Plantronics Audio .90's all of a sudden died on me and have two headsets I'm really thinking about getting..

Can anyone tell me the difference between the Sennheiser PC150's
and Sennheiser PC155's besides USB on the 155's, Because I've read from places that its the exact same as the 150 except not usb. Do I really need to spend the extra money on the 155's or should I just go for the 150?

Sorry I cant post links since I'm so new, It doesn't let me..So Google it

A:Which PC Headset!?

Never used the other two...but the Audio .90's are good. Though a few days ago my Mic went out randomly and dosent work. Luckily i purchased a best buy 2 year warranty

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Q: HeadSet

My friend has a headset and her computer doesn't seem to detect it. She said it worked once for a second but then just stopped.

Her OS is Windows XP, the headset is Plantronics Audio 90 Analog, And she thinks her Sound card is a SoundMAX Digital Audio.

Any ideas? We've tried going into the recording control menu and we've made sure the Microphone option was selected. She says she's ure the mic is unmuted.

Thanks in advance.

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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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Q: Headset

Okay so when i plug the audio cable in the audio jack it works fine, however when i plug in the microphone cable it doesnt work anymore. The audio symbol keeps flikkering on and off.


Need more info.

What kind of computer?
Model number?
What OS?
Make and model of headset?

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Price is irrelevant.

A:Which headset is better?

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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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How do I adjust settings to take my USB headset and microphone?

A:USB Headset

GHooper, welcome to the forum. If I understand your situation, you want to setup your headset and microphone.  If this is correct, you go into the Control Panel / Sound and check to assure that your headset and microphone are set as the Default.  You would have to install any software or driver that came with them before beginning. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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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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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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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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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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I have a problem. My EXSOUND Shark USB headset won't work with vista x64. Windows can't find any drivers. I have looked on the web but can't find any. The headset works fine in WinXP.

Windows Update have a driver for it but it does not support the Vista x64 platform.

It's boring not to be able to use a good headset when you have it

Maybe you guys got a solution?

A:USB Headset

I have the logitech USB head set and have no problems.... i have checked in device manager and it uses the default Microsoft driver
you can manually assign a driver to the USB headset in order to try get it to work
or an even simpler way is to try another USB port or 2

i have to use the back ports for mine.. if i try to use the front ports then all i get is crackling in my ears and anyone an the recieving end of my mic will only here what they describe as a helicopter sound

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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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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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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 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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Ok, So I got a new gaming headset for Christmas and have tried everything I can think of.
These are some of the stuff you might need to know :
Headset: Creative fatal1ty professional gaming headset
It has Wires with 3.5mm Jacks
I can hear music and computer sounds fantastic.
My mic is plugged in properly.
I can hear myself.
I have the 2 jack holes at the front and others at the back.
No manuals came with it.

I am really disappointed since its the only Christmas present I got and it won't work.
Please help me fix it

A:New Headset

I can hear music and computer sounds fantastic.
My mic is plugged in properly.
I can hear myself.Click to expand...

so what exactly does not work
you can hear music - so headphones work
you can hear yourself - so mic works

so is it a particular application that wont work ?

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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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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6009 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 911306 MB, Free - 767087 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 25498 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

A:is there a way to use sep headset and mic with only one jak?

Can you elaborate? Which headset and which device are you trying to use? Which one of them only has one jack? On a PC the headphone and Mic outputs are separate unlike on a mobile device where they are the same jack.

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Q: headset

i just got a headset for my computer. if i plug in the headphone jack to my speakers, i can hear through the speaker, but cannot use my mike
if i plug both into my pc, i cannot do either one
what am i doing wrong? already made sure nothing was muted, even tried unplugging my speakers, still nothing some one please help!!


A headset should have a MIC-OUT that would plug into the MIC-IN on the soundcard. Does the headset have two connectors? If so, they need to go into the appropriate connections.

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Hey all, I'm looking for a new headset. It would be mostly for gaming. I'm not to sure what the advantage would be for USB vs 3.5 for connection. I think I want surround sound headset so I can play late at night without waking the Miss, Unless you tell me otherwise to stick with stero type. I'm willing to spend around 150 bucks or more if it will get me agood pair. I do have a seperate sound card with surround sound. Plus I would still like to keep me existing 5.1 surround speakers. Is this a problem? Do I have to manually go behind PC and connect speakers/headset every time I want to swtich them back or fourth? Thanks

A:Headset Help

getting one with a usb connection will mean that you won't have to disconnect anything, and 3.5mm will only give you stereo sound unless you get a headset that can emulate surround sound

if you have front panel audio ports then you could quite easily be able to plug a 3.5mm pair in without disconnecting your existing speakers

shop around on pc or audio specialty websites and see what you can get, newegg.com is a good one for pc parts but i don't know if they have a/v equipment on there as well

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