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Analogue headsets and extremely quiet mics

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So after getting a new pair of HS1As which were on sale extremely cheap ($30 cheaper than anywhere else) I was disappointed to find that, as with my old 5Hv2 (analogue as well), the mic is extremely quiet and requires turning up mic boost which, while fixing the problem, adds static.

I was wondering if this is normal for analogue headsets or is it my sound card? I use an onboard Realtek sound card (latest drivers) if it changes anything.
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Probably just the quality of the mic attached to the headset tbh. It's like a sub 80 dollar headset. You don't even find quality mics on 300 dollar headsets. Sad, but true. If you want clarity, you should drop 30 dollars on a stand alone mic.
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Thing is in the reviews I don't think any one of them had complaints about the mic, so I just want to make sure it's not just me.

The "clarity" is fine, there doesn't seem to be any background noise at all and picks up my voice just fine. The only problem is, like I said, it's extremely quiet and needs +30dB boost or so at 100 volume for it to actually be heard. Would there be anything else that would cause this or do you think it's just the headset itself?
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