Hey Fireberd - hope you're on today... I did as you mentioned. I ran every thing through the on-board sound card that came with my computer and the mic will record - but in the earphones it sounds like a strong echo. Tried to rest my settings on my computer to play through the headphones only and record through the mic - but no matter what mic I used - even an old Headset mic... I still got an echo. Any ideas?