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Windows 7: Speaker output going directly to mic input

08 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
Speaker output going directly to mic input

Apologies if this had been solved before, had a look through the topics but couldn't find an answer.

My speaker output is going directly to my mic input and its getting very annoying and everyone complains in game that they can hear everything through my mic and when they speak they get really bad echoing.

I know its not a teamspeak issue as trawling around the net looking for an answer has shown that others using ventrillo have had the same problem. It doesn't seem to be confined to one sound card either. I'm using the realtek AC'97 driver for the onboard sound.

I've been through all the audio settings i can find but nothing works.

'Listen to this device' is not ticked in the mic's properties.
In playback properties mic input is turned down to zero

Please please please can someone help me as i can't find a solution to this anywhere!

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10 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Ahhh. . . Teamspeak. It's been years since my friends and I maxed ourselves out on Soldier of Fortune, oh the memories.

I do remember that happening as well because I was using a standalone mic with speakers. I think before I moved to a headset I tried applying some kind of sensitivity level to the mic in Teamspeak and/or in Windows. I haven't used a mic in a long time, though.

Yeah, I believe if you "listen to" something you'll get either a huge feedback or a definate echo if not used correctly.


Just noticed you said
In playback properties mic input is turned down to zero
I'd imagine if you practically 'disable' your mic, no one could possibly hear anything through the mic, therefore no echo. There is an option on the "Enhancements" tab called "Aucoustic Echo Cancellation", did you try that? Maybe a mixture of settings in Windows and Teamspeak together will help out.
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11 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

Thanks for the reply bud

Soldier of fortune....old school memories of uni... :)

As i said, mic has been disabled in all but the mic properties and if i turn that final one down the mic doesn't work. Its a nightmare to figure out what is going on and i know i'm not alone in this issue. I'm waiting on the new razer tiamat 7.1 headsets coming back into stock so i really want/need to get this sorted before then!
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