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Windows 7: Microphone constantly being listened

14 Sep 2018   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Microphone constantly being listened

I decided to dabble in virtual audio cable, installed it and i used my logitech g430 adapter to make the 3.5mm jacks connect to a USB jack on my front panel.

As soon as i connected it , my microphone was being picked up and listened to constantly by my headphones . I tried to find the issue, realtek audio manager did not register the usb device ( headphones OR microphone ) and disabling the microphone in recording ( Sounds ) did nothing .
I just installed the virtual cable and never really messed with it since i had no idea how to do it.
All i wanted was to be able to hear sounds on my speakers, in ear headphones and my g430 headphones ( would love info if this is gonna be possible )

All my current specs are on my profile.

edit: i seem to have a problem here ... i think i remember windows asking me for some sort of signature for the VAC , or something of that nature.

FINAL EDIT : i fixed it. Right click your sound icon ( bottom right ) , playback devices. Headphones, levels, mute the microphone there.
This is not how microphones work , but, i guess this is how it's gonna be. The device still works as intended and i no longer hear myself.

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14 Sep 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

At least you have found a workaround!
That is what I had to do some months back on a friends and it worked perfectly, and still does!
Thanks for sharing the solution.
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14 Sep 2018   #3

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Hello Frikster

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frikster View Post
This is not how microphones work , but, i guess this is how it's gonna be. The device still works as intended and i no longer hear myself.
On Headsets, there is usually a switch somewhere on the Headset cord, next to the volume control. Flick the switch usually disables the microphone also.
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