I started recording myself as I teach what I'm doing on my screen the past few weeks. The problem though is the sound which is fairly muffled and has a slight pop or kind of a crack or space in the sound. It's hard to describe, but it is not a smooth wave to listen to. In fact I would be skeptical of me as a listener based on the quality of sound even though it is intelligible and can be easily comprehended.
I bought a Logitech headset to hear and speak in at first, and it had that problem I described above. I thought, "cheap headset, better try another brand." I bought the Turtle Beach PLA headset to hear and speak into which was highly recommended all over the web, and it had the same problem. Now I just bought the Neewer Condenser Mic and InnoGear Phantom Box, and the sound has the exact same tick and slightly dampened sound stream.
When I speak into the headsets and the condensor mic, the sound comes out on the speakers clearly. It's perfect when it's live. It's only when I playback the recording that everything sounds so poorly. I have all of the feedback issues solved. It's not feed back when the mic can't hear the sound to begin with.
I have to believe after changing the external gear 3 times to no avail, then it's the sound card, or it's the way the Join.me screen share web page/app records sound. I work with a firm that uses the same brand screen share system, and they have no sound issues at all whether it's a live screen share or a recorded screen share. It's crystal clear.
I understand what the sound card does as far as speaker playback goes, but how does the mic system on a sound card work? I know nothing about this part of the PC.
Can I just buy something for $20 to solve the issue, and be on my way? I'm a logical budget man. I'm never going to pay up big for something that can be fixed for $20.