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Windows 7: Microphone is being monitored by headphones even when muted

15 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Microphone is being monitored by headphones even when muted

I just plugged in my new Sennheiser PC360's (2x 3.5mm) and straight off I notice that even with the microphone muted, I can blow into it and hear it through my headphones. Please post all possible solutions.

Heres what I have done:
1."listen to this device" is unchecked in the recording tab under microphone
2. There is no microphone in the playback tab, only headphones

I would like to use the microphone but not be able to hear myself when I blow or talk into it. Thanks.

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15 Jan 2011   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Check your sound card's settings, too, not just the settings Windows has.

Somewhere there is something set to allow monitoring of the mic.
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15 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Wow, you've got to be kidding me. Windows is amazing at detecting an error and fixing it. A simple restart fixed my mistake. I feel so dumb for not trying that.

Never doubt the power of a restart.
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