It’s nearly impossible to pass a day without using a microphone these days. Whether you have a whole microphone or a built-in one on your computer or laptop, you can’t deny that you don’t need it. However, sometimes these microphones seem to recognize some issues. As a result, they reflect unwanted noises while using the mic.
These sound distortions can happen for various reasons. Either the hardware or software is responsible for the anomalies that occur with the mic sensitivity. You might need to lower or heighten up the mic sensitivity in these cases.
We tried to provide you a step-by-step guideline on how to lower mic sensitivity in Windows 10. Also, we showed the ways you can adjust the mic sensitivity in a usual microphone. Take some time to read this article and apply the methods. We are sure you’ll receive good results!
Spotting the Anomalies to Check Mic Sensitivity
Isn’t it annoying when you are in an important call meeting and your microphone starts distorting? People on the other side of the device keeps telling that they hear muffling sounds over and over. On top of that, your voice is unclear and you get to hear a lot of “What?” while talking. We know it’s extremely disturbing. It also consumes a lot of your quality time. That’s why we are here to put an end to this problem.
Now, these disruptions may occur due to hardware or software issues. You can check your internet connection first because an unstable internet connection can disrupt your call. However, if you are super confident about your network, then it’s probably your microphone that’s causing the problem.
There might be a few reasons. First of all, if your microphone port is jammed with debris, the mic may not receive voice signals frequently. As a result, you’ll produce muffled sounds. Then, if your microphone port has problems itself, you should check it thoroughly and try to fix it. You might also experience a continuous switching of the voice from high to low. This occurs if your microphone has sensitivity issues.
So, these are all hardware-related issues that you can solve. However, you might experience troubles with mic sensitivity for software issues. Many users report that they face these issues in Windows 10.
Therefore, we thought of providing you a guideline on how to lower mic sensitivity in Windows 10. Follow the section below where we’ll discuss the solution:
Adjusting Mic Sensitivity in Windows 10 Settings
At first, you have to check if your microphone is bearable with the other person you are talking to. You can take the help of your friends and see if the volume is okay. Check whether you are causing any voice distortions.
If you see problems in your sound recordings, you will need to adjust your microphone sensitivity. Here’s how to lower mic sensitivity:
- Go to “Start Menu”.
- Type “Sound” on the search box. You will see Sound Settings under the control panel tab. Click on it. You will see a volume icon with Sound written aside. It’s how your start menu settings or theme are arranged.
- By clicking on “Sound”, you will see a window called Microphone Properties popping in front of you. Now, navigate through the window and click on “recordings”.
- Now, go to “Microphone” by double clicking the window. You’ll see five tabs. Click on “Levels”.
- Or, you can just right-click the sound icon. You’ll find it in the lower right-hand corner in the notification area. Once you find it, you’ll have to click “Open Sound Settings”.
- Select Input once the window pops in.
- Then, click the microphone in the drop-down menu. If you are more equipped with a headphone, then you should choose the headphone or microphone (High Definition Audio Device) and make it default settings.
Now, we will be showing you the core steps that you must follow on how to lower mic sensitivity.
- As you reach the tab Input, the navigation should be like this:
Device Properties > Additional Device Properties > Levels
- By default, you’ll see that the microphone level is on at 50 percent (or +6.1 dB). You can increase or decrease the level until your requirement is fulfilled. Press Apply and complete it.
- If this doesn’t work, then you can change the Microphone Boost level. You can level up the microphone sensitivity by following this procedure too.
Changing Microphone Sensitivity
In this section, we will provide you ideas on how to lower mic sensitivity which is not a built-in microphone, the one we have discussed earlier.
First, press the Power button.
Now, you have to press the Plus button on the left dome. Simultaneously, you have to press the FWD button on the right ear dome. Let go of both of them after one press.
You’ll see eight settings options available. Adjust the mic sensitivity by choosing the right option for you. Use the Plus and Minus buttons to go up and down the list. It’s best to set Mic Auto 1 for a high-low noise environment.
Exit the Menu after you set it up. Press Push-to-Talk on the right ear dome.
Now, test the setting with your friends if everything’s alright.
You can repeat these steps multiple times in order to find the right setting for you.