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My microphone headset volume is too low.

I have conexant hd audio and it isnt compatable with the mic boost (20db).
Is there any other way to make my microphone louder?
(im trying to use it for voice recognition)

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  • errorguy May 11, 2008

    Thank you for the help but ive already tried going to mic properties but my sound part doesnt support sound boost (there is no levels or advanced tab). I was just wondering if there was any program or other way to boost my mic.  (and im fine if there is no easy solution because i have actually just given up on voice recognition)

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    Mic boost IS NOT THERE.


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It should be able to suppor 20db boost. the way to enable it is just different. Try this: Right click you speaker icon in the lower right side of your desktop and select Recording devices and highlight your mic and click on the properties button on the lower part of the sound window and a new Mic Properties window will open. Select the levels tab and change the Mic boost from there.

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