Asked — Edited
Resolved Resolved by Rich!

Bluetooth Headset Quiet On Max

So. My Bluetooth headset, when on max volume and windows 8 input volume is maxed out, I sound deathly silent. You can barely hear me! Does anyone know how to make a headset that has both the device itself and windows on max volume louder? I'm trying to make robot videos with my headset and computer, and my new computers mic doesn't work, so can I get help?

Skip to comments


Upgrade to ARC Pro

Join the ARC Pro community and gain access to a wealth of resources and support, ensuring your robot's success.


TECHNOPRO, Sometimes on my Auvio bluetooth unit after connecting or reconnecting my PC shows full volume for my bluetooth, but the volume is low.
I have my robot say a long phrase and I have to manually adjust on the bluetooth unit by tapping the plus (add) volume control on the Auvio unit untill the volume matches the pc indication. This caused me much trouble untill I figured it out. Steve S

United Kingdom

I had a lot of problems with the BT headset I was using, I found that sometimes I would need to turn it off and on again a few times before it would work. Sometimes it was quiet, other times it was just white noise.

My solution, probably not the best solution but it was to get (yet another) new mic.


Steve, Thanks for the tip but my headset doesn't have adjustable output.

Rich, Was looking at it.

Will try to get new one from the source(Christmas gift card). See any on there site you can recommend or think might work anyone?


I have similar problems on my bluetooth headset. I use an Afterglow. When it works, it works real well. Then it acts up on ARC SOMETIMES where its loud on Windows but ARC's mic graph barely registers. I'm quite sure its the headset.

So can anyone recommend a good headset bluetooth mic?

United Kingdom

That's the big question, I've gone through around 10 different mic setups and still haven't found one that is as good as I need it to be.

@toymaker has suggested a wireless mic in the past, I forget the details but know it is very expensive (although I could have just gone for it from day one and saved money on the amount of mics I've bought that were no good). Search the forums and it should pop up otherwise I'll do a search when I have more time.


PC Mag rates this as the best BT headset out there. Interesting too since it has a built in accellerometer so that could be interesting.

Aliph Jawbone Era


I've never used it with ARC or even a computer but I love the Plantronics Voyager Pro. My wife and I and a few other people I know use it with our cell phones and when I talk to them when they are using it they sounds like they are sitting right next to me. Suburb sound quality and can hardly hear anything in the background. I can always tell when someone is on a headset when I talk to them but not with the Plantronics Voyager Pro. Plantronics

Now if you want a desk top mic I've had very good success with the Blue Snowball. It has three listening settings. From the web site: " unique three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad and omni), the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band - and it's ideal for podcasting." The only time I have trouble with what I say not being recognized is when I talk very soft or there is a lot of background noise. I can stand almost anywhere in the room and it will still hear me. If you're a member of the Lonely Guy Club and have built your robot for company then this may be the mic for you. I like it because I don't have to wear a headset when I want to talk to the robot. And their very cool looking also! Blue Snowball