How to reduce microphone background noise on a PC

Microphone’s background noise can be really annoying when you are chatting with your friends, or gaming or just recording something. It is a problem that bugs most of the users, but it can be solved easily!

We will give you some reasons why this is happening and some possible solutions for how you can fix this problem! Keep reading for a step by step guide.

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Why does this happen?

  • There is a chance that your microphone is one that has a really low-quality sound. You cannot do much about this, except of course, to buy a new microphone.
  • You are maybe having some kind of software problem on your computer.
  • Maybe the settings of the microphone are a bit off and you need to change them.

How can I fix it?

There are several things you can try when you are trying to fix this.

For starters, you can invest in some better hardware. You won’t lose that much money if you buy a microphone that produces a good quality sound. There are many low-cost companies that make that kind of devices that will not take much of your money but will give you a solid microphone. Go and do some Amazon, Wish, or eBay search for that kind of microphone. Or better yet, to avoid unnecessary shipping fee costs, go to some of your local tech stores, you will for sure find some kind of a microphone that doesn’t cost that much but it will do its job really well.

If you do not feel like giving some money away right now, you can always try these alternative steps:

  • Go to the Windows logo in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  • Search for the Control Panel and click on it.
  • Find the Sound setting in Control Panel and enter it.
  • Next, you will have to click on the Hardware and Sound section and then only to the Sound settings.
  • When the new window opens up on your screen, you will be able to see some of the tabs that you can adjust. Go to the second tap, the Recordings tab, and click on it.
  • After clicking it, you will be able to see all the devices that are connected to your computer and that can produce some kind of sound. You will need to look for the Properties button that should be somewhere right above the Ok button. Click on Properties when you find it.
  • Again, one smaller window is going to appear on your screen with multiple tabs available. Go to the Levels tab and open it.
  • Since you are here because you are having issues with the background noise, you will have to lower the levels of the Microphone Boost. Just move the slider to your left a bit. By doing this, you are increasing your microphone’s sensitivity and therefore the people that you are talking to (or if you are recording something) will be able to hear you clearly and your voice will become smoother.
  • And, if you want other people to hear you better and louder, move your cursor to the Microphone slider and slide it all the way up, or for a bit, this depends on you.
  • When you are finished with these settings, click on Ok or Confirm button and you can now test out your microphone to see if the noise has been reduced.
  • And now for the finishing step, go to the Enhancements tab and look for the Noise Suppression option. If it is not ticked, just click on it to enable it.
  • After finishing all of these steps, finally, confirm every setting by clicking on Ok and you are done!
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