Zalman mic seems to be REALLY quiet so I have to boost the mic to +20db.
I've recorded a short audio test to let you hear it for yourself: http://snd.sc/t24iyq
Here is another audio test without mic boost: http://snd.sc/sOVJAI
I found this random audio test file for Zalman: http://soundcloud.com/kern3l/zalman-zm-mic1-test
The sound is very clear and has absolutely no static noise behind it, unlike mine. I have no idea who this is or what he is saying. I found this from Google.
Anyone have idea how I can fix this?
I'm not sure if this would help, but I'm using on-board sound card from Asus P8P67 Rev v3.1.
I've updated BIOS, sound drivers from the manufacturer, and even tried using a driver from Realtek. Of course, I tried using it from the rear side.
I have a mac, so I can't test on this machine since it only accepts line-in input.
I really appreciate your response. I really want this problem to be fixed, but I'm almost close to giving up. I just can't 'cause I do live broadcasting.