How to Fix Buzzing Noise Issue in Computer Microphone

How to Fix Buzzing Noise Issue in Computer Microphone

October 12, 2018 By alberto

    Almost everyone uses skype, hangouts. Some users may use other similar services. These services are available in smartphones and tablets too. But, Still, We may need to use them in PC for so many reasons. If you have laptop or notebook, You have a built-in microphone. But, Most users use an external microphone. Desktop users must need one. But, Sometimes, Your beloved microphone can be an annoying device. It may create buzzing and humming noise even when you don’t talk or make sound. I think, Many of you are still suffering much for this issue and that’s why you are here to know the way to fix buzzing noise issue in computer microphone.

    Reasons Behind Microphone Buzzing:

    There are several reasons behind buzzing noises in computer microphone. Incorrect settings, internal hardware problem, using very old microphone etc. are some of the common reasons. But, One reason may make you surprised. If there is even unnoticable electricity flow problem in your home or specific room, It can cause your microphone making annoying noise.

    How to Fix Buzzing and Humming Sound Issue in Computer Microphone:

    To fix microphone annoying noise issue, We will follow these methods. I hope, Any of them will help you to stop those annoying sounds.

    1. Tweak Microphone Settings:

    This is the first thing you can do to fix microphone buzzing problem. At first, You can try tweaking built-in windows settings for microphone. Here are the steps.

    • At first, Open Run by pressing Win + R.
    • Now, Type mmsys.cpl and hit enter. It will open Sound Window.
    • From there, Just open Recording tab. You will see your microphone name there.
    • Now, Double Click on the microphone.
    • Then, Click on Enhancements tab. If there is no option like it, Just click on Advanced tab.
    • Now, Mark all enhancements options and check your microphone.

    I hope, It will fix annoying buzzing noise issue in computer microphone.

    2. Disable Microphone Boost:

    Sometimes, Microphone boost feature cause annoying humming noise. So, You also can disable it to check if it stops noise from your microphone.

    • At first open sound window like before.
    • From recording tab, Double Click on your microphone.
    • Go to Levels tab and set microphone boost to 0.0 db.

    Note: You may have dell audio, smart context audio, realtek etc. in your PC. You also can tweak settings from there. Hopefully, It will “fix microphone buzzing problem”.

    3. Check for Electricity Flow Issue:

    If you have a laptop, Just check your microphone in DC power. I mean just disconnect the power cable. Probably, You won’t face microphone buzzing issue anymore. It is because, There is something wrong with alternative current flow. If you have desktop, You can use a different plug socket and see if this problem still exists. If first two methods fail, Probably this method is an amazing way to fix buzzing noise issue in computer microphone.

    4. Use USB Microphone:

    Annoying problem is seen more in 3.5 mm Mic. So, An USB microphone can be a good choice. There are different kinds of USB mics available. You can buy one which suites with your budget. Click here to see some awesome budget friendly USB mics in amazon. You can buy from there, If you want. I hope, You won’t face any problem with your new mic. But, Please, Test your friend’s or any of your family member’s USB mic in your PC and see if it has same issue or not.

    I’m not saying these are 100% working solutions. But, These may fix buzzing noise issue in your microphone of computer. If you have any other good option, You can share in comment box.