Question Headphones giving pc audio through microphone

Hashir Ahmed

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I have a Turtle Beach Earforce M3 gaming headset. These headsets have a single jack for both microphone and speaker, but a splitter was included in the box which I use on my PC. The headphones work perfectly fine, except for one issue. My computer audio is also transmitted through the mic, causing my friends to hear everything from my PC, even their own voices. This causes echos and alot of issues. Is there a solution for how i can fix this, any help would be appreciated.
 

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Tommaso De Portu

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That is an audio input (which is therefore then routed to your output) and not a mic in. To the best of my knowledge, I do not think it is the same thing. It surely is not in audio (LINE vs MIC input), I assume it it the same for PC audio cards.


This is what you should have.
 

Hashir Ahmed

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That is an audio input (which is therefore then routed to your output) and not a mic in. To the best of my knowledge, I do not think it is the same thing. It surely is not in audio (LINE vs MIC input), I assume it it the same for PC audio cards.


This is what you should have.
I do not have any other back panel ports, these are the only two. Also, I use the front ports which have a microphone port.
 

Tommaso De Portu

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I do not have any other back panel ports, these are the only two. Also, I use the front ports which have a microphone port.
Sorry, I don’t get why you sent that picture then, maybe I was not clear in asking that before.

Anyhow,
  1. Have you checked with another headphone set?
  2. is that happening only within a certain game/program or is that issue consistently repeating itself (try a skype call)?
  3. Your audio output is only routed to your headset, right? No external speakers
  4. Is this your first installation of the headset or are you running into the problem now for the first time in some time
 
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I had this exact same problem myself... Plagued me for years. The problem was the front panel audio connector to my sound card. There's a shared ground wire for my case and I'm pretty sure it was causing a feedback loop into the Mic line. So my friends heard my stereo output through my mic. Pretty wild. I ended up figuring it out after a LONG while of troubleshooting. So, try disconnecting the front panel audio and see if that does the trick. Cheers!
 
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I had this exact same problem myself... Plagued me for years. The problem was the front panel audio connector to my sound card. There's a shared ground wire for my case and I'm pretty sure it was causing a feedback loop into the Mic line. So my friends heard my stereo output through my mic. Pretty wild. I ended up figuring it out after a LONG while of troubleshooting. So, try disconnecting the front panel audio and see if that does the trick. Cheers!
This also means you'll have to use the rear ports for your headphones/mic, just to be clear.
 

Hashir Ahmed

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Sorry, I don’t get why you sent that picture then, maybe I was not clear in asking that before.

Anyhow,
  1. Have you checked with another headphone set?
  2. is that happening only within a certain game/program or is that issue consistently repeating itself (try a skype call)?
  3. Your audio output is only routed to your headset, right? No external speakers
  4. Is this your first installation of the headset or are you running into the problem now for the first time in some time
  1. Yes, my older headphones used to work perfectly fine.
  2. No, every calling or chatting software is facing the problem.
  3. Yes
  4. I have been having this problem since first installing the headset.
 

Hashir Ahmed

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I had this exact same problem myself... Plagued me for years. The problem was the front panel audio connector to my sound card. There's a shared ground wire for my case and I'm pretty sure it was causing a feedback loop into the Mic line. So my friends heard my stereo output through my mic. Pretty wild. I ended up figuring it out after a LONG while of troubleshooting. So, try disconnecting the front panel audio and see if that does the trick. Cheers!
Unfortunately I cannot do this, my rear port's line in does not work.
 

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