I have this headphone/microphone set from Logitech. I bought it quite a while ago. I want to talk on vent with my buddies from Warcraft, but unfortunately I can't get the microphone to work. It is plugged into the right jack and the headphones are working. So I can't figure out what the problem is.
Could anyone help?
I think my computer isn't recognizing the headphones. The only way to get the driver (I checked) is to download Windows Service Pack2. I don't have a valid product key, so I can't do this.
You should be able to get the driver from the website of whoever makes your sound card. If it is integrated sound, then you should look at teh motherboard web site.
Also, go into your control panel and check out teh sounds and devises part. There are tons of volume settings for most sound cards and chances are that one of the volume bars is at 0 or you have something muted.
OK, I downloaded the driver for my sound card (Xtreme Sound 5.1/16 Bit Sound Card) and restarted the computer, but the problem is still not solved. Microphone is not muted, but in sound options, the box to change microphone option is all greyed out, which I guess means that the computer is not recognizing it.
You know, I had that headset until I ran the cord over too many times with my chair brilliant on my part actually. Anyways what you need to do is plug the headset and mic into another computer and check their to see if it works, if not then my guess is mic is defective. If it does work then make sure you don't have the mic plugged into the line in port on the card, make sure your card is set as the the default device heres how. Under sounds and audio device properties in the control panel, go to the audio tab and make sure your card is set as the default device under sound playback and sound recording. Then go to the voice tab and make sure it is set for voice playback and voice recording.
The fix for me was to, first download the latest updates for my sound card. In my case, it was the AC'97 Audio. Then I had to change my mic from the computer's built-in modem to the other device. After going into my sound manager and un-muting my mic, hey-presto it worked!
I am unsure if this is your problem, but it definitely helped me!
November 4, 2009 12:27:28 PM
I think the issue is just poor design on Logitech's part. I can plug in any number of handheld microphones and they all work fine, but even at full volume settings using either of three different Logitech brand headset models, none of them seem to work unless mic boost is enabled and everything turned up so high I hear digital noise of my mouse moving more than voice from the mocrophone. Perhaps they raised the noise cancellation to an extreme that includes almost any sound at all, even voice directly into the mocrophones.
Does anybody make a simple, basic, working headset with microphone?? Perhaps even without the dysfunctional, use-inhibiting noise reduction?
August 25, 2010 8:36:37 AM
i have windows vista and cannot get my dell xps to recognize my mic jack, front or back one. it plays music through speaks and headphones so i do not think it is the sound card. help! hate vista but it's the only 64 bit os i have right now.