Just upgraded to new version of skype....BIG mistake I fear. I get lots of cute stuff which I can just close... BUT the new version doesnt let me use the mic on my headset. Yes the mic is plugged in and it tests fine with the audio; and yes Skype recognizes the headset when it's plugged in and; yes I check 'OK to Use for Skype.' Skype has no problem with the laptop built in mic, just the USB... what now?
Using the main Skype program window menu, please do:
Tools -> Options -> Audio Settings
Please make sure that both the basic and advanced settings have the same and proper audio devices selected. If you make any changes while in the basic or advanced windows, please click the "Save Button".
Do you have all Windows updates and updates to your system and any hardware devices by the manufacturers?
If this is a USB device, please unplug it and plug it back in while Skype is running. Then go to your Audio devices in Skype and check both the basic and advanced pages, once the proper devices are selected, please click the "Save" button. If this did not help, please see the below:
Please also see these:
If you are using WIN7 please see this: https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA10330/Sound-
Note: the above link has 2 pages so please view them both.
Also, you can use the Skype client program window at anytime and do:
Hellp -> Call Quality Guide -> Sound Check Wizard
A new version has just been released September 13th, 2011:
Please download from here and when prompted click the open or run button: http://download.skype.com/SkypeSetup.exe
This new version is 184.108.40.206 to check what version you have, using the main Skype client window please do:
Help -> About Skype