ok I have been here a few times and you guys are really helpful and nice,so I'd thought I'd thought Id ask. Ok so I have tried a mic before and I thought it was broken because Windows recognizes it as a microphone,but when I go right click on the volume control then recording devices,then I select my mic then I configure everything, then when I go to the listen tab,and check listen .Then select my speakers I can use my mic but it also makes a high pitch sound that sounds like nails on a chalk board and a weird echo,I have tried two different mics because I though the first one was broken so I bought a new one today and the same problem still occurs. I don't know what to do,so can some one help me ? My laptop is a Dell with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. PS sorry for run ons and bad gamer,I have to go some where so Im in a rush.