Let’s be honest; having a poor voice connection on discord can be quite frustrating. It not only drains your energy but also ruins your mood to communicate with a discord server. In fact, once you have had a dysfunctional microphone fiasco with discord, you are almost always wondering whether you can be heard or not. It sort of makes you paranoid. Doesn’t it?
But there is a way to fix this problem, fortunately. You can actually find out where the problem is. Whether it is in your microphone or in the speaker or headset of the receivers. And here in this blog, we will walk you through the process of testing your microphone on discord. Let’s get right into it without further ado.
Discord Microphone Problems
People complain about discord audio quality all the time. But most of the time, the quality of sound is quite good. The problem lies in the microphones of devices. If you have a properly working microphone, you will not have a problem. You also need to know how to use it properly. More on having clear audio on discord in the later parts.
The main problem with discord microphones arises from the tool you use. It is usually a faulty pair of headphones or maybe the receiver’s headphones need replacement. But if you are chatting in a group, it is unlikely that everyone’s’ headsets are faulty simultaneously.
How to test the mic on discord for iOS?
Testing the microphone on your iOS device is simple. First, find the discord application and open it. Then click on the profile tab. Go to the voice setting option. In this option, you will see an option to start the test. Click on the start the test option and start speaking. Next to the option you have just clicked, you will see a bar that is gray in color. Once your iOS device detects your voice, it will turn green. It means that your microphone is working fine and the discord server can receive your voice.
If someone was complaining that your mic was faulty on your iOS device, you can show this to them and prove that the problem might be with their device.
How to test the mic on discord for Android?
Testing the microphone on your android device is just as simple as testing it on any iOS device. Moreover, the procedure is also similar to the iOS microphone test.
Let’s start the audio check on your android device. Be sure to connect the audio input device you usually use. Because you need to make sure that that particular device can register your voice into the discord machine.
First, open the discord application on your android device. Then go to the profile tab. There, you will find the voice and video settings, click on them. Once in, you will find the ‘test my microphone option. Click on this option and start speaking. There is a gray bar right below this option which should turn green once the discord machine detects your melodious voice.
How to test the mic on discord for Windows?
Testing your microphone on a windows device is perhaps the easiest and the best way to make sure that you can be heard. Before you start a conference, it is always wise to test your microphone or headset using this option, just to be proactive about any technical problems.
Now let’s quickly test the mic in discord. Open the discord application and go to your profile. Then go to the user settings and look for the ‘voice and video’ option. In this option, you will see the mic test section. In it, there is a button indicating, ‘Let’s Check’. Click on this option and start speaking into your input device. Whether it is a pair of headphones or the device microphone. Once discord receives your voice, it will indicate on the bar right below. You will also hear your voice right back through your output device.
If it does not detect your voice, it will give directions to troubleshoot the problem.
Does Sound Quality Matter on Discord?
If you know discord well, you would know that you can actually get better sound quality with the premium subscriptions. Of course, most of the users on discord do not have Nitro (the premium offer). But if you can get it, you will have much better sound quality. This is particularly important if you are constantly sending voice notes or having audio/video calls.
Although discord is not a professional or formal platform, having a better voice quality does matter even in informal communication with communities and groups. If you are an admin or the owner of the server, it is very important that you have a better sound quality because you will be most likely sending a lot of voice messages and will be making calls.
How to have clear Audio on Discord Servers
Well, the first and most reliable way is to buy a premium subscription with better sound quality perks. But you cannot necessarily have clear audio even with a premium package. There are other measures that you need to take to make the audio clearer.
1. Invest in a better microphone. You cannot expect better quality audio if you are using a cheap pair of headphones. Investing in a decent pair of headphones will give you the best input and output for your audio. It is also worth it considering its benefits for protecting your auditory system – your ears.
2. Speak close enough to the mic. If your fellow disorders are complaining that you are blowing into the mic, they may be right. You are either speaking too close to the mic or you are speaking standing next to a fan. Air when blown into the mic sounds irritating on the receiver’s end. To avoid this problem, all you need to do is to speak at the right distance from the microphone. Find this right or ‘close enough’ distance using the mic testing procedure above. If you are using a dedicated mic, it would be wise to get a filter that stops the excess air from being received by the mic.
Having a properly functional microphone to communicate on discord servers is important. You can have better quality audio without the Nitro if you use the right equipment in the right way. Test your microphone on discord using the above-given guidelines and never miss a word.