04-25-2012 07:37 AM
I get annoyingly low gain from my microphone in my windows 7. You pages do not provide drivers for the device and by default there is no microphone gain boost available. What can I do or is it up to you? It's really annoyng to shout to microphone. Can you make the gain boost available?
04-25-2012 08:46 AM
Which USB microphone?
This could be an issue with Windows.
Then there is the influence of the hardware – motherboard or sound card. Is there any software with that?
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04-26-2012 06:40 PM
Same problem here.
Even when I speak into the mic from 3 inches away, people tell me I sound "far away."
Logitech 980186-0403 USB desktop microphone
Windows 7 32-bit
04-27-2012 06:36 AM
Same problems. I'm using Windows 7 64bit.
I set the microphone levels to 100 and have too stick my mouth right next too the microphone for it too hear me.
Tried different USB slots, reinstalling, restarting the computer, also tried it on a different machine which had windows 7 64bit installed. There's so many people saying this microphone doesn't work for windows 7, then you have people saying the opposite. Really regret not listening to the warnings in the reviews.
04-30-2012 04:15 AM
I got mail from microsoft that my microphone doesn't nesecarily support mic boost. I can see that by myself. Then the mail said that reader wasn't sure about what microphone i was using.
Heres the link to the product. I have posted this earlier so it would be great if the line was read. I also noted that it would be great if mic boost was implemented. I got no answer for that. There is clearly others who would like this option. Dear Microsoft, could you please implement mic boost?
04-30-2012 08:19 PM
Having the exact same problem. You have to put your mouth right up to the mic to do anything, hunching over the mic really isn't ideal. Why there is no driver support is beyond me.
04-30-2012 09:49 PM
I have to agree with most of the people here, users need to be able to adjust the gain levels since not everyone will be talking 2 inches from the microphone. I don't want to have to hunch over everytime to speak something. If Logitech doesn't respond with some sort of driver support to allow changing the gains, I will have no choice but to return this mic.
05-09-2012 08:36 PM
Having exact same problem here, and have a solution. I recently ordered 2 of these while in the process of a new computer build. Once connected to my new computer, I tried a slew of various settings and could only get it moderately operational when using Ventrillo or Skype due to their software preamps. I normally don't tear into things under warrenty, however I figured there was a simple solution inside, and there was. Whoever is assembling these, is soldering the microphone elements in reverse. These mics have a preamplified mic element that needs a small voltage (of correct polarity) to actually preamplify. With it reversed, the element has no initial preamplification. I took out my trusty soldering iron and reversed the connections, and it came to life. I removed my 2nd microphone from the box and connected it to my computer .... same thing. So 2 mics in a row with the same problem.
Note: When viewing the circuit board from the component side with the switch at the bottom, the mic connection labeled "M1" will be on the left side. The M1 left solder pad should be the center conductor of the mic, and the right pad will be the shield. Hope this helps. GL.