I use a variety of programs that require me to use my mic, for example TeamSpeak 3, or Skype. Just recently I came back to my computer and checked Teamspeak only to see a "Microphone Disabled" Icon next to my name. I've troubleshooted a bunch of things that could possibly fix my mic, but nothing seemed to fix it. Even the Firmware updater did not have an effect. My headset's speakers still work absolutely fine. When I use the headset's control panel, I'll click Mic Volume and Mic Sensitivity and I can hear my self clearly through my headset.