Windows 10: Headset microphone not recording when headset is default audio device

Discus and support Headset microphone not recording when headset is default audio device in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; HelloSo three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by iBSODed, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. iBSODed Win User

    Headset microphone not recording when headset is default audio device


    HelloSo three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.Thanks for any help provided!

    :)
     
    iBSODed, Nov 13, 2016
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  2. Microphone not working since Windows 10 upgrade?

    Hi there. I ran both the playing audio and recording audio troubleshooters, both of which couldn't find or fix the problem. Just for the record, the problem is solely with the microphone, I can hear everything fine, so I'm not quite sure why the playing
    audio troubleshooter would have helped. The other piece of information that may be helpful, while both my internal microphone and my headset's microphone are not working, my headset is not a USB headset, it is plugged in through two separate jacks, the audio
    input and audio output jack. When looking in recording devices it only shows "Microphone" which is the default device and is labeled as being Realtek High Definition Audio. My only other options are "Line In" which is not plugged in, and "Stereo Mix" which
    is disabled, and both of which also labeled as Realtek High Definition Audio.

    To summarize, I can very slightly hear myself when speaking into my microphone but the volume is so low that it is meaningless.
     
    btmontanye, Nov 13, 2016
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  3. Jason.I.L Win User
    Windows say I don't have microphone plugged in, but I do.

    I have a headset with a microphone on it, but my PC didn't have a microphone port only an audio port. I decided to buy a headset adapter, so both the audio and microphone jack can fit in. The problem is when I right click the speakers and select recording
    devices, both the Microphone and the Line In are not plugged in.
     
    Jason.I.L, Nov 13, 2016
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  4. Chuck38 Win User

    Headset microphone not recording when headset is default audio device

    Hi iBSOADed and welcome to TenForums,

    First of all, you shouldn't have had to worry about installing any drivers after installing Windows 10 as Windows should do that automatically.

    Have you tried using the Corsair Gaming Headset Setup program in the Downloads section of this page? Vengeance® 2100 Dolby 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset


    -Chuck
     
    Chuck38, Nov 14, 2016
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  5. iBSODed Win User
    Hello and thanks for your reply

    I wasn't aware of windows 10 installing the drivers automatically. I uninstalled the realtek drivers and then let windows 10 install it's own after I had read about this after some googling.

    Yes, I did use those drivers from that page with the same results I'm afraid.
     
    iBSODed, Nov 14, 2016
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  6. Chuck38 Win User
    Have you checked to see if the microphone is disabled?

    To make sure that the microphone is not disabled, please follow the steps below.
    a. Right click on the volume icon and select Recording devices.
    b. Now, Right Click on an empty space and select, Show disconnected devices and Show disabled
    devices.
    c. Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled.
     
    Chuck38, Nov 21, 2016
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  7. iBSODed Win User
    It is not disabled no, apologies for the late reply.
     
    iBSODed, Nov 22, 2016
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  8. Chuck38 Win User

    Headset microphone not recording when headset is default audio device

    Is there another computer you could test the headset on? Perhaps a friends computer?

    Did the headset work before Windows 10?
     
    Chuck38, Nov 23, 2016
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  9. iBSODed Win User
    It worked great before Windows 10. So I don't think it's the headset. Also it works on the front IO ports.
     
    iBSODed, Apr 5, 2018
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