So. This might not be the right place. If so I apologize. I’ve gotten an Asus Xonar SE audio card. I’ve noticed, as of late, my audio from my Purple Panda lapel mic is flat and muffled sounding, I have the mic clipped to my shirt, out in the open (not under my shirt), and about * reaches for a tape measure * 6 inches (15cm ish) from my mouth. I noticed this in both Audacity and in OBS. Wondering if I need a better mic setup or if I can some how fix this in post with Audacity. I tried one tutorial on Youtube and it just made it worse when I added compression. What do you all recommend? I included an official test audio (found the link to the Produce a simple Audacity Forum Voice Test) to hopefully help you out. If a better mic setup, and given most headset mics are junk (I’m told, not rich enough to go out and buy every single one to try out. >.< ), would have to be a lapel setup, be cheaper than the full studio setup with XLR mic, converter box to PC, scissor stand, pop filter, shock mount, etc. Those are future goals. But for now I’ve stuck to lapel mics as I can just clip it to my shirt, plug it directly into the computer’s front panel mic port, and no matter how I move the mic sticks with me at roughly the same distance. Though admittedly the Purple Panda (and one other cheapy I got as a hold over while the last Purple Panda got RMAed) is a 4 pole mic that I use the included 4 pole to 3 pole adapter cable. Thank you all for your time.
Edit: Oh! Totally forgot, my Windows version is over on the right in my profile (Windows 10) and my Audacity version is 2.4.2.