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Headset recording PC audio instead of my voice?

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I'm no tech wizard and I honestly don't know how to explain this but one day I plug in my headset, and try to call a friend on skype and when he answers he cant hear me, my headset speakers are fine but my microphone wasn't picking up my voice. Had some music playing on spotify while trying to figure out what the problem was, opened up OBS to test if my microphone is recording me again but when I play it back all it's recording was the music, then decided to try other things like youtube videos and thats all it picks up, even windows sounds and all these things. So I don't know if I may have messed with some sort of setting without my knowledge that switches up the way my microphone records but i'd like to be able to use it again, I don't have another device to test this microphone on to see if it may be broken but I don't believe it is. Please help!
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Some sound cards have a feature called "What U Hear." This means that your system records every audio source currently being played on your computer. This "What U Hear" recording option may have been chosen by accident in your control panel. Go to control panel, sound and then choose the 'Recording' tab. There you will see every possible device that captures audio. In the picture below you can see that I have a Microsoft WebCam, Creative Microphone, the "What U Hear" optioin I spoke of above, my digital audio inputs on my Sound Blaster ZxR Riser card, and the Axillary or "Line in" choices. Sometimes, when devices are plugged and unplugged, your system defaults to the next available device for recording source.

I am 100% certain that if you have a microphone plugged to your microphone port and leave it plugged there, and you then choose it as the default source in control panel, your voice will now be recorded rather than other audio sources (game sounds, music, movie, or TV playback).
post #3 of 5
Check for "Stereo Mix" in your recording devices. If it's set as default device, that's your problem.
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Thank you for replies, I only have the sound card I guess built into my motherboard so I don't have that feature you mentioned, as for the second reply when I did it already shows my microphone is set to the default and it seems to be even disabled.



P.S. Sorry for extremely late replies, I completely forgot about it for awhile.
Edited by DawnBladeDN - 3/25/15 at 4:53pm
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From your image it's a USB device. You could try finding proper drivers or uninstall\reinstalling it. Try it in another PC if you can otherwise it might just be faulty.
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