How to stop hearing yourself on Mic on Windows 11/10

How to stop hearing yourself on Mic on Windows 11/10


Windows 11/10 has an option that lets you listen to yourself on a mic through a playback device. The playback device can be a speaker or a headphone. You will find this setting in the properties of your microphone. This feature is useful in certain cases like you can test your microphone by enabling this feature without installing a third-party mic testing software. Some users do not know about this feature and when they hear themselves on a playback device while recording through a microphone, they think that there is an issue with their microphone, playback device, or Windows device. If such a thing is happening to you, this article will help you. Here, we will see how to stop hearing yourself on Mic on Windows 11/10.

Stop hearing yourself on Mic on Windows

How to stop hearing yourself on Mic on Windows 11/10

If you are hearing yourself on Mic via a playback device, it does not mean your microphone, speaker, headset, or system has malfunctioned. To fix this, you have to change the Sound Control Panel settings. You can open the Sound Control Panel via the Windows 11/10 Settings app and the Control Panel. We have explained both of these methods below:

Stop hearing yourself on Mic via Windows Settings app

Follow the steps below:

  1. Open Windows 11/10 Settings.
  2. Go to “System > Sound.”
  3. Open Sound Control Panel.
  4. In the Sound Control Panel, select your mic and open its properties.
  5. Disable the Listen to this device option.
  6. Click Apply and then click OK.

Let’s see all these steps in detail.

1] Open Windows 11/10 Settings and go to “System > Sound.”

Open More Sound Settings Windows 11

2] If you are a Windows 11 user, scroll down until you see the More sound settings tab. When you see it, click on it. This will open the Sound Control Panel.

Open Sound Control Panel Windows 10

In Windows 10, you have to click on the Sound Control Panel link under the Related Settings section.

3] When the Sound Control Panel appears on your screen, click on the Recording tab. Make sure that you have connected your microphone to your computer, otherwise, you will not see your mic listed under the Recording tab.

Open microphone properties

4] Right-click on your microphone and select Properties.

5] When your mic properties dialog box appears, click on the Listen tab. Because you are hearing yourself on mic via a playback device, you will see that the Listen to this device option is enabled.

Disable Listen to this device setting

6] Deselect the Listen to this device checkbox. After that, click Apply and then click OK.

Stop hearing yourself on Microphone via the Control Panel

Let’s see the steps to disable the Listen to this device option for your microphone via the Control Panel.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Go to “Hardware and Sound > Sound.”
  3. In the Sound Control Panel, select your microphone and open its properties.
  4. Disable the Listen to this device option.
  5. Click Apply and then click OK.

Let’s see all these steps in detail.

1] Press the Win + R keys to launch the Run command box. Type control panel in the Run command box and click OK.

Open Hardware and Sound in Control Panel

2] When the Control Panel appears, make sure that you have selected Category in the View by mode. Now, click on Hardware and Sound.

3] Now, click Sound to open the Sound Control Panel. In the Sound Control Panel, select the Recording tab and double-click on your microphone to open its properties.

Disable Listen to this device setting

4] Now, click on the Listen tab and deselect the Listen to this device checkbox. After that, click Apply and then click OK.

This is all about how you can stop the MIC echo effect on Windows 11/10.

Read: How to fix Echo in Headphones in Windows

Why can I hear myself when I talk in my mic?

If you are listening to yourself on your mic through a playback device while talking, a setting named Listen to this device is enabled on your Windows 11/10 computer. To get rid of this problem, you have to disable this setting in your microphone properties. To do so, you have to open the Sound Control Panel on your Windows 11/10 device, then open the properties of your microphone. After that, select the Listen tab and deselect the Listen to this device option for your microphone.

Read: Fix Sound and Audio problems and issues in Windows.

Can I hear my own mic in Windows 11/10?

You can hear your own mic in WIindows by enabling the Listen to this device option. To do so, open the properties of your microphone and enable the Listen to this device option. After that, select the playback device from the drop-down menu. Now, click Apply and then click OK.

Hope this helps.

Read next: How to change Sound Settings on Windows 11 to get better Audio.

Stop hearing yourself on Mic on Windows



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