Some desktop sounds going through to mic/aux

I'm new to recording and I noticed this persistent issue where certain sounds that are loud enough, like some voice lines (particularly voices in cutscenes,) gunshots, or weapons hitting walls, will quietly pop up on the wrong track.
I first noticed it in Cyberpunk2077 when there was an echo in my recording, but the problem also showed up in Terraria so I don't think it's game specific.
When I tested to see if my friend could hear it on discord, he couldn't even when his headset and computer volumes were maxed out; that tells me it's likely specific to OBS.
This issue even persists if I click the mute button on my headset.

here's a video of the issue. Ignore the last slide, this video was made before I noticed it wasn't just voices.

My headset is a Kracken X for consoles

log file: https://obsproject.com/logs/IcF3gjz2qewmQ3A-
I changed my sample rate to 44.1, but it was previous 48 and the issue was still there.
 

Sukiyucky

Member
Open mics pickup sounds. Mute the mics for sources and don't tick on the tracks in Advanced Audio Properties for sources you don't want to capture audio for.

Something like your speakers, the webcam should be muted. Or something like your headphones too close to your mic.
 
Open mics pickup sounds. Mute the mics for sources and don't tick on the tracks in Advanced Audio Properties for sources you don't want to capture audio for.

Something like your speakers, the webcam should be muted. Or something like your headphones too close to your mic.
Even if the mic is muted with its button on the headset, it will still pick up sound?

What do you mean 'mute the mics for sources?'

Here are some pictures of my settings, if you could be more specific for me.
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This last screen shot shows me that the issue continues even when desktop audio is muted. My headset mic is also muted here.

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Mister36

New Member
Helped on discord, this is essentially a problem with the headset mic itself picking up noises from the headphones
 
Helped on discord, this is essentially a problem with the headset mic itself picking up noises from the headphones
I'm not sure what you're saying.
The headset mic was muted with physical button. Desktop audio was muted on OBS. There's no way for the mic to pick up audio, but the sound will still quietly play.
 
I redownloaded OBS and started from scratch with the same issue.

Issue doesn't show up on my computer sound settings or discord. I just downloaded SLOBS and it looks like the issue isn't present there either, which seems to confirm it's only happening on OBS. I would prefer to just use regular OBS since it's supposed to run easier on my computer as opposed to SLOBS and I would like to have the updates as they are publish, but this issue is causing echoes on my stream and recording; since the echo is on a different track, I can't even salvage the audio from my mic if I needed too. It's frustrating that there doesn't seem to be a solution.

Is there an official way to report this bug?

edit: so apparently is also DOES happen in SLOBS. Ahhhhhh I really don't know what to do. I feel like it will ruin any potential recordings.
 
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Fitey

Member
I had this problem as well and couldn't get a fix for months so I had to just unplug my mic from my computer altogether so that it would stop picking up game audio

then after months of not being able to use my mic, I randomly went through some audio settings in Realtek Audio Console and turned on AEC and noise suppression and it somehow stopped the echoing
 

Mister36

New Member
So based on some new personal experience, the problem could lie in where you are plugging the device in - basically my brother was having this same problem and I got him a new headset, still using a 3.5mm jack - but he uses an adapter to split the mic/audio to plug into his front panel - it could be a wire issue in the front panel/wherever you are plugging in to.
 
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