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Alright, so for like the tenth time my headset went out, so I decided to stop buying the cheap ones and got myself a nice $60 headset with 5.1 sound and microphone...
It works great, when I scream into the mic. Other than that it's not likely it'll pick up anything.
I've got all the mic volume controls I could find set to the highest level, plus the "Mic Boost" setting, and I'm testing this with sndrec32.

I think it's the computer more than the microphone that's making it like this, because my temporary ghetto solution is I've got a super high-quality $130 music recording mic twis-tied to the end of the boom on the headset and that's plugged in instead of the headset mic. I normally don't use the recording mic on this box. On my Mac where I do use it, I have to set the volume down drastically cause that thing picks up conversations in other rooms if I don't, but on this one it's only marginally better than the headset mic.

So what else can I do to get this POS louder?

Edited by W-Unit, 24 February 2007 - 07:42 PM.

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make sure the mike is plugged into the correct input-socket on the sound-card. It should be plugged into 'mic in' and not 'line in'.
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