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So I'm using a steelseries siberia v2 headset which has two 3.5mm inputs, one for the mic and the other for sound.

I'm not sure why but the mic input is always on and being output through my headphone speakers as well. The "listen to this device" check box under the microphone properties is in fact unchecked. Not sure what else to do.

I'm using the realtek drivers that are up to date with the motherboard(MSI x79 gd45 plus). The software seems to handle all of that but I see no where in it that it would be looping the sound.

The weird thing is that I don't see the output level meter in the sound settings moving at all while it's looping back the mic input. I can even disable all sound output devices and still here the loop coming back through...

Any suggestions?
Edited by Outlawed - 4/19/14 at 10:59am
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    In the Sound applet, open the Properties dialog for the sound playback device that is playing the unwanted sounds.  Go to the "Levels" tab, and see if there are any sliders with names like "Line In" or "Microphone".  If you find some, try muting them as shown below:

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I know with my headset any sound picked up by the microphone comes through the headset speakers at a reduced volume, there's no delay so I can't here myself talking etc, but it's a feature built into the controller in the headset which can't be disabled. Even if I disconnect it entirely from the computer and have the only connection to mains power via USB charger/adapter, when I blow the mic I can here it through the headset speakers. You should try that yourself to identify if yours is the same but it should be mostly unnoticeable.
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