Fix Rift S Microphone intermittent quality dropping (Robot / Metallic voice)
I'd like to request you guys to fix the intermittent microphone quality dropping that a lot of users are facing on the Rift S. Here's a link to show you how the issue shows up:
As you can listen the quality drop occurs just for a few seconds, but it's random and intermittent getting people annoyed in social games like Pavlov VR, VRChat and RecRoom. Hope you guys can fix it somehow. I have opened a support ticket already but they couldn't help me to fix the problem. Thanks.
Jay Mayo commented
Unfortunate that this hasn't been fixed yet. It would have been great to socialize with others during these trying times, but my mic just keeps failing every 10 minutes. Shame. >:(
Antonio Schneider commented
I also have this problem for months now... Not sure what is going on with Oculus for the past few months since after update v12, everything seems to be slow and malfuctiong in terms of performance and bugs like this.
Literally happens every time I try to talk. It really kills the vibe as the main VR games I play are multiplayer.My friend has the same problem and I've met multiple people online with Rift S with it too.
Patrick Werner commented
I get the robot voice like every 5 minutes. Cerberus' tip did not help me. Disconnected and reconnected cables to the pc and the headset multiple times. Also switched to multiple other USB ports. Bug persists after new windows installation.
TheCerberus 935 commented
so i just found this easy fix for this issue, so what you have to do is take out the face cover and after that you have to disconnect the cable directly from the headset, after that make your cable straight without any kind of knot, so now all you have to do is tangle the cable on purpose BUT just al little bit so you can have like a loop in your cable then JUST CONNECT THE CABLE because you need to try if it works okay if you move your headset all around and dont see this issue apearing then put the face mask on and enjoy, if that problem persist just repeat all the steps till it works i hope this can help you guys!
PS: i had this problem for like 2 months and i was tired of it
Let me know if that worked for u!
Mark Shawnee commented
I am having this issue as well.
Eduardo Borges commented
Same here. Oculus dev, YOU MUST ANSWER THAT!
Running on Ryzen 7 3700x | RTX-2070 super
Mohamad Hamood commented
Oh my God it's driven me crazy. It works perfectly until it doesn't. Please at least respond
same here :/
ryzen 5 2600x
Bug Rogers commented
I found out that my mic doesn't work too. Only robotic noise. I also have a Ryzen, 1700x.
I have the feeling this is not the only ryzen related issue. I had problems from the start with my Rift S and RTX2070 and Win10. I know, it is new hardware and it could take a while to polish, but I had weeks where I simply couldn't use my Rift. I had a loooot of bluescreens...
And now that I thought everything might be cool now, no total crashes anymore, the mic issue appeared.
Im tired of this, please make a solution.
Yes me too. Oculus please pay attention and fix this!
Hid Oggo commented
The robot voice is like a cancer, it started back in January and it’s progressively gotten worse, just yesterday it went permanently robot and I now resort to my wired microphone on my desk, so I have extremely limited movement. If you’re going to promise me a high quality microphone on a vr headset please commit to it.
I have same problem everyone having. Why don't you sort the problem guys
Some people should let people know oculus vr s this kinda problem so others wouldn't buy as we did.
i'm having the same problem robot voice also accelerated.
i recorded a message in windows with the rifts S it worked fine but when i launch oculus software and try to record again robot fast voice.
it's oculus runtime / drivers related problem.
In my case, it works fine on an HP AMD 3700 but fails on a DIY AMD 3800x with Asus Prime motherboard. Maybe there's an incompatibility that Oculus is not yet aware of
I'm being told by Oculus support that this is *not* a widespread problem and it's just me.
Well, this thread is proof that I'm being lied to.
Oculus.. would you like me to post all the names of the tech support people who are telling me that it's MY problem? Would you?
justin shaw commented
yeah this is bull brand new 2 weeks ago sound like a dam robot.....
I'm also experiencing this problem. It's a shame it seems likes it's being completely ignored by oculus support. This headset has been great apart from this one issue.
YES im sick of having this problem. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST FIX IT!!!