Hello, I am a new user of Fedora 34 on my desktop (and of Linux in general) and am very happy to be joining the community.
I use a Blue Yeti USB microphone as my both my primary audio input and output device, with headphones connected to the mic’s aux output. I’ve noticed that I can faintly hear the mic’s input playing back through my headphones at all times when using Fedora (for example, when I speak). I would like to disable this playback, but cannot find how, and so any advice would be appreciated.
Some things I’ve noticed about this behavior:
- Using the physical mute switch on the Blue Yeti makes the playback stop.
- Changing the output volume in the OS changes the volume of the playback, up to the point where muting the output volume stops the playback.
- Changing the input volume in the OS does not change the volume of the playback.
- I can still hear the playback even when I switch input devices (specifically, to my webcam’s mic).
- When I switch output devices to some speakers I have connected to my computer, I don’t hear the playback through those speakers… put if I put on the headphones I still do!
Some of these observations would make me believe this is a hardware feature of the mic itself; yet, the Blue Yeti doesn’t have any sort of direct monitoring as far as I know. Besides, I don’t suffer this playback at all when I use Windows 10 on this same machine.