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Was really excited to purchase this drop but the mic quality is abysmal at best
I've been using this thing for haf a year now and that is not my experience with them. What exactly makes the mic abysmal and what do you plug it into?
That's too bad! What are you connecting it to? My mic is pretty solid, works on my phone and xbox flawlessly. I was using Astro A40's before and my friends noticed a marked quality increase when I switched, even though I didn't tell them about it. Maybe you got a faulty unit, have you tried reaching out to community support?
PC, made sure to unplug any other possible microphone inputs, wasn't the best, think it might just be a defective unit, sounds like a webcam
I've uploaded a recording made on that mic somewhere in this discussion. Will have to look for it but I'm sure it sounded much better than a webcam.
Hmmmm, I'll have to give it a go on my laptops and see if anything changes but as of now my 2-3 year old Razer Kraken sounds better.
I assume you did install the propriatary audio software of your laptop/mobo? For instance this headset was horrible until I installed the Nahmic 2+ software for my MSI motherboard... now this headset is the best I've used overall.
Nope, my BIOS is up-to-date and I've tried it on several different machines at this point, not quite sure what's going on, but I'm going to reach out for a warranty claim
it's not the bios... it's the audio software for your motherboard/laptop drivers. For instance installing the standard audio drivers was not enough... I had to download the Nahimic software too power the headset.
I've been building white boxes since I was like 10 for a lot of people, never had to do anything like that pretty sure a BIOS update is going to update firmware like that. My other stereo headsets are working great.
I don't understand why you keep saying BIOS update... The bios and it's updates rarely have anything to do with the built in sound card or audio features... those are all things controlled via windows and software within windows. The software dictates instructions to the computer in how to manage the information being delivered to the headset. I have tested the Nahimic 2+, Razer Surround and bought the Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO and all of those things improve the performance and audio output of this headset than without them. If building computers means something in this discussion I've been doing it for pushing 20 years since I was 12. Audiophile grade headsets generally require an amp or a dac to improve the performance... or a high end built in interface like what came on my 500$ motherboard.
Because when you update the BIOS, chipset drivers (such as an on-board audio card) are generally updated as well?
No... Not at all... A bios update generally has a very small number of changes such as "DDR Compatibility" "CPU Compatibility" to get your audio to function you have to download the drivers and install them WITHIN windows.
He is correct. Bios firmware updates have nothing to do with audio drivers. Windows 10 by default installs some standardised ones. Jedi is talking about running a custom audio driver. If I'm not mistaken.
I get that - suppose I've just never had a need to do anything like that for an on-board sound card.
Anyways, I've tried it on a total of 4 machines at this point, with the quality of the microphone staying the same.
ok, ur mobo will have a dac chip. its built in. however no idea about the issue u are having.