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Razer Carcharias mic suddenly not working

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I have been using my Carcharias for 1 good year with no problems. Now, just two days ago the mic stops working. It creates buzzing noises but does not pick up my voice. I updated my realtek HD audo to the latest (11.5.13) and did not solve any problems. I see the headset under my device manager and its also my default device for speaking. Also played around with the mic changing the level and boost but no good. Any help? :^(
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    Did you try them in another computer to see if they work?

    By the way I had exactly the same headset as yours and mine lasted only 1 year. If I remember well in my case it was one of the earphone that would come on and off, so I got rid of them.

    But to tell you the truth, I don't miss them. I bought Corsair HS1 instead and I've owned them for 3 years and I'm very happy with them. Much better build quality than the Carcharias, much better sound too, better mic, etc... And they seem like they're built to last, every parts and details are strongly built, I feel like I could throw them on the wall and they would not break. The HS1 is now a discontinued product that's been replaced by the Corsair Vengeance 1500 instead. Fortunately they seem to retain the same build quality based on Tom's review :

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/surround-sound-headset-benchmark,3125-4.html

    Could be a last minute Christmas gift to you. ;)
  2. MC_K7 said:
    Did you try them in another computer to see if they work?

    By the way I had exactly the same headset as yours and mine lasted only 1 year. If I remember well in my case it was one of the earphone that would come on and off, so I got rid of them.

    But to tell you the truth, I don't miss them. I bought Corsair HS1 instead and I've owned them for 3 years and I'm very happy with them. Much better build quality than the Carcharias, much better sound too, better mic, etc... And they seem like they're built to last, every parts and details are strongly built, I feel like I could throw them on the wall and they would not break. The HS1 is now a discontinued product that's been replaced by the Corsair Vengeance 1500 instead. Fortunately they seem to retain the same build quality based on Tom's review :

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/surround-sound-headset-benchmark,3125-4.html

    Could be a last minute Christmas gift to you. ;)




    Just tried them on my laptop and same problem. I'll look forward to that headset though if I have the money. Still hoping that this headset can be revived though :/
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