USB Microphone

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Harrold, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Harrold macrumors newbie

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    My USB microphone gives off a robotic sound when I'm using Skype, the people who I'm in a call with often complain of a robotic sound when I talk. If I hold the call a few times it stops for a short period of time then it continues again. I read on the Apple discussion forum that others have experienced this problem too, apparently it started after an Apple Update. I can't find any topics saying that the issue has been fixed/how to fix it..

    Has anyone else experienced this, or know how to fix it.. this is becoming very annoying for myself and the people who I'm Skyping with.

    Thanks!! :)
     
  2. quantum003 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried using earphones while you Skype, so that the sound coming out of your speakers doesn't go back in through the microphone?

    Alternately you could try a noise-reducing USB microphone that does this automatically.

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  3. Harrold thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My mistake.. I worded my first post wrong. It's a USB Headset not just a microphone, so I have my microphone and and headphones powered by USB.

    Anyone have any other suggestions on how I can prevent this from happening?
     
  4. Harrold thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone have anymore suggestions, I thought the recent update (10.6.3) would fix it but it hasn't unfortunately.
     
  5. SimAnt macrumors newbie

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    I am currently dealing with the exact same issue. I have had several headsets and they all do the "robot" after a while. I have found unplugging the USB and replugging fixes it for a short time, but does not solve the problem. Alternatively I have found that going to Audio MIDI Setup and changing the mics format from 44100 hz to 48000 hz and back will reset the mic making it non-robotic for a while. Hopefully we can find a solution to our problem eventually!
     

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