Boost Headset Microphone level/quality?

zantaff

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Dec 31, 2012
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I have a Sennheiser GSP 300 headset. It is analogue with a split headphone/mic cable. Recording with the mic is fine, but the levels with the mic seem very low.

- I have boosted the levels in Windows Sound, but that just adds a lot of white noise.
- Used VoiceMeeter to try and boost levels & reduce the white noise, but that only helps a little bit before degrading the sound.
- Gotten the mic as close to my face before I start to taste it.

- What can I do to improve the recording of this headset? Does my motherboard just not provide enough power?
- Would a usb 'sound card' like THIS noticeably improve the quality, or would I need something more specific?

I don't want to spend too much, or I might as well buy a new headset.
Thanks!

 

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