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post #1 of 7
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I just bought a new headset, a Plantronics Gamecon 367 and the mic is barrely detected unless I press the mic against my lips.

I extended the mic out as far as it will go and its still a couple inches too short to make it to my mouth so it will work proper.

Any ideas of how to get it to detect my voice so I dont have to scream for it to barely pick up my voice?

Headset link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826265064&Tpk=gamecon%20367
post #2 of 7
Have you tried turning up your mic sensitivity/gain
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I think this is where you do it. is that correct?

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post #4 of 7
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Ok I forgot to install VIA Audio Deck when I reinstalled windows the other day so I want able to give the mic a boost.

But now I gave it a 30db boost and its picking up some sound but its still way too quiet. My friend can hear me on Games for Windows Live when he cranks his volume but its still not quite right.

Any ideas how to increase boost any further than 30db?
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You can do it there but I was thinking of in whatever voip your using...that's where my problems are usually fixed
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post #6 of 7
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Its not just GFWL, thats basicaly the only thing that does pick up my voice because I'm able to boost the sensativity of the mic even higher in the game settings.

In my sound devices the mic is barely detected (shows 1 bar) when I talk loud with the mic boom in the correct position. When I use my cheap $10 xbox 360 mic it will fill up all bars if I talk without having to talk louder than normal and no volume boost.
post #7 of 7
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Anyone know of any fixes for this? I'm about to call Newegg and return this headset.
I am not going to keep it if the mic doesn't work as good as a $10 Xbox 360 mic that it was supposed to replace.

My brother reccomended this headset and said it works great but he isnt using win7 so that may be a problem.
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