Solved My mic will work and sometimes not

November 4, 2020 at 08:40:40
Specs: Windows 10
After I tested my mic on my friends pc, sometimes when I join a discord call or zoom meeting, the quality of my mic becomes bad and really loud. My fix for this problem Is unplugging the mic and plugging it back in. But I don't want to keep doing this. My mic is normal most of the time, but sometimes when I join a call it gets really loud and noisy. This problem also occurred when I plugged the mic into my friends pc.

My mic is the NEEWER NW-8000-usb


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#1
November 4, 2020 at 08:41:06
I also changed my usb cable and is didn't fix the problem

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#2
November 4, 2020 at 09:19:45
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I'd be inclined to consider it's the mic itself. Condenser mics aren't that invulnerable; especially to being knocked or hit hard...

The actual capsule itself may well be the problem; or the usb port on the mic housing itself. To check the latter - blow some canned air into the connector, and maybe (using the pointed end of a tooth pick - or similar - NOTHING metallic) see it there any dust, fluff, muck in general inside the mic port itself?

Also bear in mind - according the manufacturer... - this mic requires an external phantom power source (48volts) if used with a laptop... See below. Is it being used/tested on laptops (only), or have you checked it a desktop system too?

https://tinyurl.com/y5ku43ax

It also appears to have a built-in amp (there's a "volume" control on the housing?) and possibly that bit of electronics is failing; or the actual "volume control" itself? Why they call it a volume control... surely level (or gain )control is more appropriate?


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#3
November 6, 2020 at 05:37:09
As you had told, this problem also occurred when you plugged in the mic into your friends pc,
so the problem seems with your mic. I will suggest you check your's friend mic on your pc too.
If they work fine, then replace your mic for better results.

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