Test 1, 2... Can you hear me now? In order to level-up your chat status, plug the mic into the Penrose port with the Mic symbol. Align the flat side of the mic plug with the flat side of the port and push the mic in firmly. Then, be sure the Mic Mute Switch on the upper part of the left earcup is flipped UP. Now put Penrose on your head…
The actual position of the mic near your mouth can be very important. For the best mic position, we recommend between 2 and 6 cm from the lower left corner of your chin, below your mouth and pointing slightly downward. Experiment to find the position that gives you the best signal, while reducing breath sounds and external noises.
You’ll be able to hear your own voice through the magic of a feature called Sidetone. You can use the Audeze HQ app to toggle sidetone on and off, see the HQ section below.
On most devices over wireless or BT, simply spin the Microphone Volume Control wheel to adjust mic gain. Over AUX connection, use your source device to control mic gain (the Mic wheel will have no effect).
For Xbox, the Mic wheel also functions as a balance control for chat vs. game audio. Just click, release, then spin the wheel until you have the desired balance between your two audio sources. These functions can also be controlled by the Audeze HQ app.
You can also adjust the mic’s level in the hardware and software settings of your chosen machine/platform/chatroom/thing. Check in with your teammates and associated AI interfaces to find the best level.
If you experience any strange mic-related anomalies when connected to your game, chat app or other software, please make sure you’ve adjusted any settings on your source device and in the software you’re using. There are often semi-hidden settings that control level, noise reduction, and other features, so check your software guides and ask your co-pilots for advisement if you have trouble. Experiment with all the settings to see what works best for you, so you can get the most out of the Penrose mic. Remember that internet connection speeds can also affect audio transmission quality, so be sure you have a strong connection on all ends (including teammates).
For tips on use with Discord, please see this article.
For tips on setting up your Xbox for Penrose, please see this video.
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