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Team Fortress 2 + Vengeance 1500 Headset = Really crappy mic quality?

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Does anyone know of a fix to this? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling ALL drivers and software and registry entries for the headset and it really sounds awful... All I can get out of the mic when on a server is a very loud electrical buzzing noise and barely any volume from my voices comes through, I can have the mic maxed out on volume and gain and my voice is still super faint and the buzzing just stays there.... I have tried using it with and without the driver, TF2 and CS:S both have this problem. I feel like it has arisen just recently because I only started to hear complaints about my voice quality a few days ago...


So here is what I have done so far:

-Tried with and without drivers
-Adjusted mic gain in TF2 console, changed processing rate to different values
-Uninstalled all drivers and used default Windows driver with the headset
-Ran headset with Dolby Digital turned off and in stereo mode...
-Disabled all enhancements in Windows recording devices
-Tried all USB ports
-Added a shielded USB extension to the end of the cable (To rule out noise leaking from my fan controller or Ethernet cable

NOTHING helps whatsoever


Being the owner of several Corsair products, I have to say that I am very disappointed with this headset and cannot understand why they did not release a new revision of it with better codecs, or at the very least fixing driver bugs...
Note: It would seem that it only starts to screw up when I connect to a server, doesnt matter which one, it just does, the buzzing will vary in intensity and if it does not start buzzing when I join a game, it comes up after the first time I speak...


I really expected more out of this headset, and am quite puzzled why there have been no driver revisions in 2 years... Stupid C-Media. Is there anywhere that I can find a 3rd party driver or one that is intended for a different headset but works with the DSP built into the headset?


I did a good bit of research and did not see this issue come up in reviews. I mainly just play TF2 when I have some spare time nowadays and it sucks that I spent this kind of money on something that does not want to work with the one thing I really need it for... I would not hesitate to return this, but my return period ended a few weeks ago, and this problem was not apparent until this week.

This has really kicked my butt and if I don't get a solution for this soon, I can guarantee you I will be selling them.
Edited by raidmaxGuy - 3/5/13 at 2:11pm
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I would also like to mention that I just reinstalled TF2 and tried my analog mic on a server and got similar results, the codec only transmitted like 5% of the actual mic level into the game.

Edit: Mic sounds fantastic when testing at main menu, just not on any server at all. This would mean the audio codecs on the server (which may have been updated yesterday or last week)...
Edited by raidmaxGuy - 3/5/13 at 6:11pm
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