THANK YOU SO MUCH. #4 worked for me! I let windows install an audio driver for me instead of installing from Acer directly. Seems like such a simple solution now that I've got it fixed. Thank you so much, I really appreciate the help!
I apologize if this thread is long, but I am going to give as much information as possible.
My PC is an Acer Aspire TC-780, and my current headphones are Turtle Beach Recon 150 Over-Ear Gaming Headset (which have a detachable mouthpiece as the microphone).
My issue is that no matter what...