What If a Void Pro Wireless Mic Is Not Working?

By Tobenna Nnabeze | August 22, 2019 |

greater than 9 minutes

Corsair Void wireless headsets are quite popular amongst online gamers. Not only do they produce great sound, they are also very comfortable and lightweight.

Despite the awesome features and recommendations, users sometimes run into issues with Void Pro on their Windows 10 PCs – in some cases, you can’t get the mic of your Void Pro headset to function. You know the product is not faulty since it serves just fine when you try using it on another computer.

It could also be that the mic works on other platforms but doesn’t on the desktop version of Discord.

The situation can be rather annoying. You probably were about to engage in a Friday night gaming marathon with your friends when you discovered you couldn’t communicate.

Why is Void Pro mic not working? What can be done to remedy this?

Believe it or not, the problem is quite easy to fix. Don’t get your nerves in a knot just yet.

This article will be divided into two sections as follows:

  • What to do on Windows 10 when the Void Pro mic won’t work
  • What to do when the Corsair Void mic won’t function with Discord

Without further ado, let’s get right to it.

How to Fix Void Pro Microphone Not Working on Windows 10

These solutions have helped other users:

  1. Check for hardware problems
  2. Grant microphone access
  3. Change the audio settings on your computer
  4. Update your audio driver

You can try these fixes randomly or sequentially as presented till you find the one that resolves the mic issue for you.

Fix 1: Check for Hardware Problems

If your headset is the wired type, the first thing you have to do is check if the microphone issue is as a result of a loose connection or faulty hardware on the product or on your computer.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Check if you plugged in the headphones to the wrong jack on your computer.
  2. Inspect the headphone cables for damage or see if they are loosely connected.
  3. Try using a wireless headset.

Fix 2: Grant Microphone Access

Make sure you have granted microphone access to the app on which you want to use your headphones.

Follow these steps to get it done:

  1. Open the Start menu (press the Windows logo key on your keyboard).
  2. Go to the search bar and type Microphone.
  3. From the search results, click the Microphone Privacy settings option.
  4. On the right-hand side of the window that opens, see that the toggle is turned on under “Allow apps to access your microphone”.
  5. Now, scroll down to “Choose which apps can access your microphone” and check if the toggle is enabled for the app on which you want to use your headphones.

Afterwards, try using your Void Pro headset and see whether the microphone works. If it doesn’t, you can still try the next two fixes.

Fix 3: Change the Audio Settings on Your Computer

When you plug in your headset, Windows detects it automatically and makes it the default playback device. But this might fail to happen, in which case you have to do it manually.

Here’s how:

  1. Right-click on the speaker icon displayed in the lower-right corner of your computer screen.
  2. Select Sounds from the menu.
  3. In the window that opens, go to the Recording tab and select “Headset microphone: Corsair Void Pro RGB wireless Gaming Dongle”.
  4. Click the Set Default button.
  5.  Click the Properties button and go to the Levels tab.
  6. Drag the Microphone slider and set the volume to 100.
  7. Click the OK button to save the change.
  8. Click the OK button on the Sound window.
  9. After you’ve set your headphones as the default device and turned up the volume, check if the microphone problem has been resolved.

Fix 4: Update Your Audio Driver

You can encounter a number of issues if your device drivers are incompatible or outdated. Therefore, you should update your audio driver and see if that removes the microphone not working issue.

You have the option of performing a manual update by visiting the official website of your PC manufacturer. There you can download the necessary .exe file and get it installed. You may need to look up the specifications of your computer to make sure you get a compatible audio driver.

However, we recommend you go for Auslogics Driver Updater. It saves you the time and stress of performing a manual update.The tool reads your system specs and then performs a full system scan to detect any missing, outdated, incompatible, or faulty drivers. Afterwards, with your permission, it automatically downloads and installs the latest manufacturer-recommended version so you don’t have to worry about getting the wrong driver.

Try out the microphone once the update is complete and see if the issue has been taken care of.

How to Fix Corsair Void Mic Not Working with Discord

Many users have reported that their microphone works just fine while using the web version of Discord. But while on the desktop app, they can hear their friends but won’t be able to respond.

An increasing number of people are switching to Discord for their gaming pleasure. Although the developers are quick in fixing bugs discovered on the platform, the microphone issue has persisted for a considerable period of time.

Since there are many factors that can lead to it, you’ll need to try a handful of fixes. But by the time you are done, you may have succeeded in handling the problem.

The solutions we are going to present here have been tested and known to help users in reestablishing communication with their friends.
Before we begin, if you have a spare headset, use it and see if you’ll experience the same issue. If you do, then apply these fixes in the order presented until your microphone works:

  1. Log out of Discord
  2. Grant Discord admin privileges
  3. Reset voice settings
  4. Set your microphone as the input device
  5. Adjust the Input Sensitivity settings
  6. Disable Exclusive mode in Windows 10
  7. Enable Push to Talk

Let’s get started:

Fix 1: Log out of Discord

A quick fix you should try once you notice your microphone doesn’t work is to log out of Discord and log back in. Here’s how:

  1. Click the User Settings icon displayed in the bottom-left corner of Discord’s desktop app.
  2. Scroll down to Log Out and click on it. It is the last entry on the list.
  3. In the prompt that appears, confirm the action by clicking the red Log out button.
    Note: You might not be able to log out successfully the first time. Therefore, keep repeating the process until it registers.
  4. Now, enter your credentials and log back in. See if you can use your microphone without any trouble.

Keep in mind that this is only a temporary fix. You can try out the more permanent solutions presented below.

Fix 2: Grant Discord Admin Privileges

If you contact Discord’s customer support, this will most likely be the first solution they’ll proffer.

Discord operates with the User Datagram Protocol (UDP). This means that without having the necessary permissions, the desktop app may not be able to convey audio input across the internet.

Therefore, it is recommended that you quit Discord and then run it as an administrator.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Right-click the Discord icon on your taskbar (you might have to click the Show hidden icons arrow to find it).
  2. Select Quit Discord.
  3. Now, right-click on the Discord shortcut icon displayed on your desktop.
  4.  Click on Run as administrator from the context menu.
  5. Click the Yes button when the User Account Control (UAC) prompt is displayed.
    Try using your microphone and see if you can communicate.

Fix 3: Reset Voice Settings on Discord

This idea is most likely going to get your microphone working again, especially if the problem started after you obtained a new headset.

Follow these easy steps to reset your voice settings on Discord:

  1. Click the User Settings icon displayed in the bottom-left corner of the app’s homepage.
  2. In the menu that appears, go to the App settings category and click on Voice and Video.
  3. Scroll down and click on Reset Voice Settings.
  4. Click the OK button when presented with a warning that says, “Resetting voice settings will clear all local mutes and local volumes. Are you sure you want to do this?”
  5. Wait for the app to reinitialize and then reconnect your headset. See if the issue has been resolved.

Fix 4: Set Your Microphone as the Input Device

You might be facing this issue because Discord selected your gaming computer’s built-in microphone as the default input device, even after you’ve connected your headset. The built-in mic possibly won’t have the required drivers to support Discord’s VoIP service.

Follow these easy steps to set your headset’s microphone as the input device:

  1.  Connect your headset.
  2. Click the User Settings icon in the bottom-left corner of the Discord app’s homepage.
  3. Under the App Settings category, click on Voice and Video.
  4. Expand the Input Device drop-down menu and select your headset’s microphone.
    Note: if you are not sure about the entry that represents your headset, right-click on the speaker icon in the bottom-right corner of your Windows taskbar. Go to the Recording tab and then speak into your headset microphone. You’ll find the name beside the level bar that lights up.
  5. Now, drag the Input Volume slider to the maximum level.

Fix 5: Adjust the Input Sensitivity Settings

If you’ve disabled Discord’s Automatic Input Sensitivity, your mic might not be able to function as it should. This scenario is often common amongst users.

You may have unintentionally unmarked the “Automatically determine input sensitivity” checkbox while tweaking your voice settings. This activates the manual slider and drags it all the way to the left, making Discord unable to pick the sounds from your headset’s microphone.

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. From the Discord app’s homepage, click the User Settings icon displayed in the bottom-left corner.
  2. Click on Voice and Video. It’s listed under App Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Input Sensitivity.
  4. Enable the “Automatically determine input sensitivity” toggle and then speak into your microphone. If the translucent bar below turns solid green, it means you can now communicate. Otherwise, move on to the next step.
  5. Disable the “Automatically determine input sensitivity” toggle.
  6. Drag the manual slider to the middle or slightly beyond. If the bar pulsates when you talk, it shows your microphone now works.

Fix 6: Disable Exclusive Mode in Windows 10

Some apps on your PC may have exclusive control over your headset’s microphone, not allowing Discord to pick up sounds from it.

Follow these easy steps to disable Exclusive Mode:

  1. Right-click on the speaker icon displayed on the right-hand side of your Windows taskbar.
  2. Select Recording Devices from the context menu.
  3. In the window that opens, go to the Recording tab.
  4. Select your headset’s microphone and click the Properties button.
  5. Go to the Advanced tab.
  6. Under the Exclusive Mode category, unmark the checkboxes for “Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device” and “Give exclusive mode applications priority.”
  7. Click the Apply button.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Restart your PC check if your mic now works with Discord.

Fix 7: Enable Push to Talk

Some users reported that enabling Push to talk had helped them in resolving the mic issue. Although this could cause you some inconvenience, since you have to press a button each time you want to speak, at least you will be able to communicate with your friends in the meantime.

Here’s how to enable the feature:

  1. Click the User settings icon on the app’s homepage.
  2. Select Voice and Video from the menu under App Settings.
  3. Change the input mode from Voice Activity to Push to Talk by marking the appropriate checkbox.

Now, after you’ve observed the above steps, you will have to press a button on your keyboard whenever you want to speak to your friends.

Follow the steps below to choose the key you’ll like to use:

  1. Select Keybinds under App Settings.
  2. From the right-hand side of the window, click the button that says “Add a keybind”.
  3. Expand the Action drop-down and select Push to Talk.
  4. Click on Record Keybind and press any key on your keyboard that you’ll like to use as the Push to talk button (we suggest you use W, A, S, or D. These won’t distract you during game play).
  5. Click Stop recording to save your choice.
  6. Click on Voice and video under App settings.
  7. Adjust the slider for “Push to talk release delay” to suit your preferences. This will modify the time it takes for your speech signal to stop transmitting after you’ve released the Push to talk button. The minimum setting is 20ms. You may want to turn this up a bit.

There you have it.

After you’ve tried all these fixes and your Corsair Void microphone still doesn’t work with Discord, the last option you have is to uninstall the app and then download and install the latest version. That may be able to do the trick.

We hope this guide has been of value to you.

You can leave us a comment and let us know the fix that worked for you.

Please feel free to share your thoughts if you have any questions or further suggestions.

We’ll like to hear from you.

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