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08 May 2011   #1
Muhanoid

Windows 7
 
 
Need sound (microphone) boosted / amplified

1. I did google. About 3 hours of searching and most results are not good.
2. I do not need to boost someone else, i need to boost my microphone so i would hear myself loud and clear.
3. I did do "+30 db" and it is not enough.

Specs:
1. Windows 7
2. Motherboard: MSI P965 Neo (MS-7235)
3. Ears: Plantronics Gamecom 367 ( Plantronics | GameCom 367 )

Common data:
I hear everything loud and clear. Winamp, movies, other people in TeamSpeak. But i do not hear my own voice. I am not deaf or i think so. So i need to hear just my voice louder, than it actually is.

Experiments:
1. +30 db results in that there is constant "sssssssssssss" that makes me hardly hear myself after few hours, so at about 3 am i start to talk VERY LOUD without noticing it.
2. Start -> Control Panel -> Sound -> Input -> Microphone -> Listen
Turning "Listen" on with "+30db" results in echo and in a few seconds (if i don't make any noise) it howls very loud. Constantly talking makes my clan leader nervous, so thats not an option.
3. Listen + 20 db = Echo delayed.
4. Listen + 10 db = Delayed more, but then all of sudden it makes my ears hurt when it starts making piping sound or (PIIIIIIIIIII!!)
5. Voice Changer 7.0 Diamond (turn on stereo + duplex) + 20 db boost = temporary solution. It makes just piping sound be less loud and so i can handle it for a week or so, but there is echo of my voice repeated 3 times. Need to talk. In very short. Ways. Like this.

Good thing to use would be:
1. Software, that boosts mic when i press button or when i start talking
2. Software that simply boosts everything
3. Your idea.

Sample of voice will be at morning (+5 hours from posting time, or a bit later) if needed.


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09 May 2011   #2
Coldout

Windows 7
 
 

Haha, I have this same issue. I mainly have the issue when using Ventrillo. My voice is very quiet, I get told this everytime I log in.

So, my temp cure is...

I have to go to the VIA control HD Audio deck in the taskbar, and click the Mic Boost down from 30db to anything lower, then click it back to 30db and I can be heard again normaly on Ventrillo.

I have posted this many times in different forums, even the Microsoft ones, emailed the maker of the headset , and contracted Asus who make the motherboard, and VIA who made the sound chip used on the board. NO one says there is an issue and it is just me, even though I have linked threads that have been viewed 50,000 times.

So there is an issue, and as you do, I think it is Windows 7, but no idea how to fix it, besides the workaround I use that has to be done every day I use Ventrillo.

Oh, and I have also changed different Headsets, and changed from using on-board sound, to a sound card, and it still was the same.
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09 May 2011   #3
Muhanoid

Windows 7
 
 

Actually, everyone ELSE hear me perfectly fine. I can't hear myself because headphones consume sounds from around,which is good when i play solo games and i don't hear things outside. But my voice is also "outside", so only way to hear myself is via mic -> headphones. This is why i want to boost it above 30 db.
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09 May 2011   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Using the Realtek HD Audio manager, there are two Volume adjustments.......Recording Volume and Playback Volume. You may want to increase the Playback Volume. The Windows volume mixer doesn't have the Playback Volume, IIRC. So the Realtek and VIA audio managers have some advantages.
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09 May 2011   #5
Muhanoid

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Using the Realtek HD Audio manager, there are two Volume adjustments.......Recording Volume and Playback Volume. You may want to increase the Playback Volume. The Windows volume mixer doesn't have the Playback Volume, IIRC. So the Realtek and VIA audio managers have some advantages.
It is maxed out. Recording volume And Playback volume. Sorry i forgot to mention that.
Anything that can be maxed out is maxed out.
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