Microphone too quiet

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Puppy_Washer, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Puppy_Washer
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    Hey guys, when I play Nintendogs + Cats (and, when I go to the mic sensitivity option), the microphone is FAR too quiet. A loud and firm speaking voice will yield no volume bars.
    I literally have to talk into the bottom of the 3DS.
    Is there any option to raise the sensitivity?
     
  2. ShinyLatios

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    Are the headphone ports still the same? (headphone hole+blockything)
    If so you can try on of those DS headsets.
     
  3. Puppy_Washer
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    Nope, the 3DS has a single headphone hole, no option for headsets.
     
  4. Puppy_Washer
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    Anybody? (Sorry to bump)
     
  5. Taik

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    I'm having this problem too

    I need to speak reaaally close to the bottom of the 3DS, thus moving my head and losing 3D it's annoying...
     
  6. soulx

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    I've noticed.

    The microphone placement wasn't the best choice.
     
  7. Rukia-san

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    I still have the same problem even tho I changed my 3DS, I think it is "normal".
     
  8. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Does it affect the gameplay at all? I think Nintendo nerfed the mic because it was too sensitive on the DS and DS Lite.
     
  9. Snailface

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    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Quoteth Nintendo's website troubleshooting:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  10. idulkoan

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    +1... point the mic at you and blow/talk iinto it at the bottom right
     
  11. Puppy_Washer
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    Sorry, I meant Nintendogs + Cats, which is a very new game obviously.
    So, everybody has this issue?
    I mean, considering Nintendogs + Cats is a 3D enabled game, you shouldn't need to break out of the sweet spot, then talk into the bottom of the 3DS.

    If this affects everybody too, then I guess it's normal...just kind of crappy though.

    I sent an e-mail to Nintendo regardless.
     
  12. CherrySkitty

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    I think I read somewhere that the mic is very sensitive in the back of the 3DS too. Maybe because of 3D video recording? It wouldn't make any sensei to record someone speaking with a microphone facing you >_>
     
  13. Puppy_Washer
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    Then they should have made a 2nd microphone on the back. It doesn't make sense to speak to your dog with the microphone facing the opposite way either.
    In any case, the microphone appears to be pointing downwards, actually.
     
  14. Nollog

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    It could be your aussie accent?
     
  15. JoyConG

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    Lol'd

    It just doesn't recognize any voice.

    I sort of have this issue, then I realized my hands were kind of over the mic.. didn't realize it was there near the bottom like that
     
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