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Razer Carcharias Audio Issues

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November 7, 2013 1:39:16 PM

I've had this pair of Razer Carcharias for about a year now, and I love them, they're comfortable and the audio and mic output quality is acceptable. However, I've noticed after listening to it myself, that the microphone on the headset is picking up the audio from the headphones. I've done everything I can think of to try and fix this:

* Reinstalling audio drivers
* Changing ports (back output/input, front output/input and the output/input ports on two separate keyboards)
* Trying it out on a different computer (my laptop, which has different onboard audio than my desktop)

None of those have made a difference. I've read a couple of different things online; it's either caused by poor shielding around the audio ports or/and an issue with sound blaster specific cards. Since I don't have sound blaster on my laptop, I can only consider the problem to be a specific to this headset.

Having listened to other people who have the same headset, I really don't know what to think, so I thought asking here wouldn't be a bad idea.

Link to my motherboard model: MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-G45 GAMING
Link to my headset model: Razer Carcharias Over Ear PC Gaming Headset
November 8, 2013 2:34:27 AM

Cant say I have had this issue and I have been using a Carcharias for a number of years.
It is an open design headset, which means sound is going to leak from them. So if you have it turned up loud, I can see how could be picked up by the microphone.

Have you tried recording sound with your volume set to 0, having music playing on the computer, and listening afterward if it picked it up? If it does, you can be sure its a software issue, if not then you can be sure its hardware.
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November 8, 2013 9:54:05 PM

Check the Sound option in the Control Panel on Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and make sure that stereo mix is disabled and the source for your microphone is set to Microphone Out or w/e.
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November 15, 2013 4:18:42 PM

Mix is disabled and my microphone is set to microphone out.
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November 15, 2013 11:09:53 PM

I have this same problem.
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