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I've had this problem with two headsets both of which had splitters connected the the front Headphone and Mic-in jacks.

I first noticed the problem when chatting with friends on Discord when they told me they could hear my in-game audio.

  • They can hear my actual microphone clearly, and the not so subtle sound of my headphone output.
  • I tried every setting in my Realtek Audio Manager to fix it, none of it worked, drivers are updated.
  • Muting my mic mutes my microphone, but they can still hear my output.
  • If I unplug my microphone, they can still hear my output.
  • If I unplug my whole headset, they can still hear my output.
  • When I unplug my microphone, it says it's still connected on my recording devices.
  • The only way to fix this that I've found, is to change my output device from Realtek 2nd output (Headphones) to my Speakers which are on my back panel.
So it seems like the front mic-in is recording sound from my front input device.
Any clues? Because I'm lost. It's a custom built PC with a Z270-A PRO motherboard.
Thanks a ton
 

hang-the-9

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Looking at the Sound settings also shows that my mic is active, even when my headset is unplugged.

Hearing what you are hearing from the system is probably not coming in from the microphone but from the mixer settings, you have your system audio going through discord. There are a bunch of these questions out there, with different solutions depending on exactly what the issue is, https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/81eb11 View: https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/81eb11/discord_plays_youtube_etc_through_to_anyone_im/


https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/6nkhue View: https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/6nkhue/discord_picking_up_all_system_sounds_even_when/


And pretty much everything you can find when doing a web search.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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Looking at the Sound settings also shows that my mic is active, even when my headset is unplugged.

Hearing what you are hearing from the system is probably not coming in from the microphone but from the mixer settings, you have your system audio going through discord. There are a bunch of these questions out there, with different solutions depending on exactly what the issue is, https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/81eb11 View: https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/81eb11/discord_plays_youtube_etc_through_to_anyone_im/


https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/6nkhue View: https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/6nkhue/discord_picking_up_all_system_sounds_even_when/


And pretty much everything you can find when doing a web search.
 
Oct 6, 2019
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Hearing what you are hearing from the system is probably not coming in from the microphone but from the mixer settings, you have your system audio going through discord. There are a bunch of these questions out there, with different solutions depending on exactly what the issue is, https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/81eb11 View: https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/81eb11/discord_plays_youtube_etc_through_to_anyone_im/


https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/6nkhue View: https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/6nkhue/discord_picking_up_all_system_sounds_even_when/


And pretty much everything you can find when doing a web search.
I thought so to in the beginning, but sadly that's not the case for me...




And to be clear, this is not just a problem with discord.

Even the Recording Device shows it's recording output audio when I mute my microphone.
And when I unplug my headphones it gets even worse somehow?

Thanks
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
Do you have any other software installed like virtual audio cable?
With the headphone unplugged the only way for anyone to hear the system sounds is if you have it set to output the sounds as a recording or input device.
Without actually seeing what is on the system I don't know what else you can check.
 
Oct 6, 2019
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Do you have any other software installed like virtual audio cable?
With the headphone unplugged the only way for anyone to hear the system sounds is if you have it set to output the sounds as a recording or input device.
Without actually seeing what is on the system I don't know what else you can check.
I had it a while ago but I suspected the same thing and uninstalled it. It had no effect sadly. I'll have a look on the actual hardware sometime in the future and report back...
 

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