Has anyone ever had microphone problems with X-Fi based cards? Maybe it's chip-related, I don't know. I have Auzentech X-Fi Forte (after two RMAs it finally works), and I just can't make the mic to work. To be more specific, it does work, but it's terribly quiet even if I pump the volume to 100%, put the mic virtually inside of my mouth, and yell like mad. There is the usual mic boost option, but that's the catch: when I check it, speakers start to produce terrible noise which almost breaks windows (and tbh the voice is not that ideal, volume-wise either). Anyone has any idea?
Basically there is something completely wrong with sensitivity of the mic input on the card.
Ironically enough, when I use onboard Realtek, it works perfectly. Arrrrgh!