Microphone boost goes up to +10db max?

  1. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro

    Microphone boost goes up to +10db max?

    Is this a hardware limitation? The microphone boost goes up to 10db?
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  2. Posts : 35,413
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Well, +20db would be typical- I guess that's what wou're expecting...

    Considered here, with no solution:

    Figures up to 40dB are mentioned- this shows 30dB..
    How to Boost or Increase Microphone Volume in Windows 10

    -which comments:
    Audio features depend on the chipset and drivers installed. If you do not see the Boost option, you may try the following:

    1. Change the port to connect the Microphone
    2. Run the Recording Audio troubleshooter
    3. Update Drivers: Updating Sound, Microphone & Audio drivers will help. If it is a Realtek chipset, you can get the updated drivers from Realtek.
    Lenovo offers a useful System update tool you should download if you don't already have it,
    Last edited by dalchina; 21 Sep 2019 at 03:28.
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  3. Posts : 2,310
    Windows 10

    It is a practical useable limit.
    My mic boost slider goes to +36 dB in 12 dB steps but unusable above +12 dB, with the first slider at max.
    Even with noise cancellation/suppression, and echo reduction, still unusable above about +12 dB.
    It is a Realtek chipset, the drivers are a mix of drivers from 2013 and Windows updates. It works, I don't mess with things that work.

    As that is a more modern Laptop it is probably the useable limit, possibly hardware.

    I use boost set to +12 dB which means the max in the main first slider is that, so essentially a max limit.
    As a practical test I use the Windows 10 Voice Recorder App. Useful to assess the differing qualities of mics.
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