So first off i’ve been experiencing this problem for a long while now, never could find out any sort of solution to it, basically i have a Laptop with a Combination jack so if i want to use my microphone as well as listen to my laptop then i need to use an audio splitter (similar to the picture attached) the problem with this is that whatever i listen to on my headphones is somehow picked up on the microphone, i’ve attached an audio example of what it sounds like, it should be silent throughout the file until i speak but instead you can quite clearly hear everything i’m listening to.
If you are able to help in any way it’s greatly appreciated.
I think you may need to get a better sound card. There are many USB sound cards that can provide cost effective solutions. The best choice of sound card depends on your budget, and what you want to do with it.
Unfortunately i have both types of Y splitters yet both yield the same result, i doubt it’s a sound card issue seeing as every USB sound card i try has the same issue if both the microphone & headphones & plugged into it.
This most certainly isn’t the case, i can have the headphones at the same volume but record the microphone using a USB soundcard, the headphones are not heard whatsoever but using a USB sound card prevents other problems that don’t occur with just using the combo jack.
That sentence does not make sense. Do you mean using a USB sound card creates other problems that don’t occur with the combo jack? If so, what are those problems? Perhaps they are easier to solve than using a low quality combo jack.
And as I asked, what USB sound card, what version of Windows, what mic make and model number, what headphones make and model number?
Yes it creates the out of sync problem i have posted about before, the USB sound card doesn’t actually have a brand on it, windows version is 8.1, microphone is the Sony ECM-CS3 & headphones are the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros.