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Sound Blaster, what coloured port for the Mic?

aphex187 Avatar
6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Am i right in thinking that SB cards have the colours the wrong way round and that the pink jack for the mic goes into blue?

Having a right nightmare trying to get the thing to work with Win7.
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Blue is usually Line In, if you don't have a pink mic input it might be a multi-function blue input
#2
On the back of the card for the blue port there is a picture of a mic, i've tried it in the pink one and still nothing from the mic.
#3
Have you turned up the "Line In" volume? (Accessed either from Control Panel or right-click the notification speaker icon and select Open Volume Control.)
banned#4
it also depends on the settings, if it is set to 5.1 output, the port assignments change, and might then not have a mic port
change it to 2.1 or one of the other settings
#5
Ok ill check after i come back from the school run (thx for the replies everyone!).
#6
Ok my set up:

Headset plugged into my SB card at the back, headphones work A OK mic doesn't.

In Playback everything is disabled except for Speakers SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio

In Recording again everything is disabled except for Microphone SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio
#7
You need to do what people have said also say in a reply what you have tried out of their suggestions. As jubbyme said the inputs/outputs can change depending on whether digital output is ticked, 5.1 / 7.1 / 2.1 etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Blaster_X-Fi

http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=1&CatName=sound+blaster&subCatID=208&subCatName=X-Fi&prodID=15855&prodName=X-Fi+Xtreme+Audio

http://www.creative.com/products/soundblaster/howto/

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1286/74986000.th.png





http://files2.europe.creative.com/manualdn/Manuals/TSD/9861/0x3B0AA6D9/Sound%20Blaster%20XtremeAudio%20Users%20Guide%20English.chm

Save the manual on your computer.
■Right-click the manual and select Properties.
■Select the General tab, click the Unblock button, and then click OK.
#8
Ok don, cheers bud!! i'll let you guys know the outcome!
#9
aphex187
Ok don, cheers bud!! i'll let you guys know the outcome!




Well?
#10
Still nothing! changed the drivers with Creative, ran the Windows drivers and they came back up to date, i did get sound through the mic but it had a lot of static interference which then gave out a loud cracking noise and went off (i could hear my voice through the headset but i had to really shout!).

The more i look into this it seems that it's something to do with this card and win7 conflicting, i might buy another card or buy a cheap mic because the mic part of the headset could be damaged for all i know.

Oh forgot to say 2.1 has always been selected, the port i'm using is defo the right one as well.

EDIT**

Right! disabled the on board HD Audio in the Bios rebooted and ran Microphone Test in Steam, before i did that i enabled Microphone +20dB Boost which gives out an annoying hissing noise. Ok so i talk normally into the mic through the test on Steam nothing, i have to literally shout at the top of my voice and voila i can myself talking but only very low!

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