Aug 19 2019 07:13 AM
Aug 19 2019 07:13 AM
A user came to me with this situation: they host weekly meetings via Teams - some members are located on-site while others are in remote locations. Those on-site will gather in a conference room and each person has Teams open and in the meeting on their own laptop.
The issue is: if everyone in the conference room turns on their microphone - there is a terrible amount of feedback. On the flip-side, if only one person has their microphone on, then others (in the room) who speak are more difficult to hear (due to not having the microphone directly in front of them). They are using the microphone(s) and speakers that are built into their laptops.
How can they overcome this challenge? Is there a best practice for such a situation? Does each person have to turn their microphone on or off, depending upon if they are speaking or not? I'd love to hear if others experience this - and how they solved the problem.
Aug 19 2019 07:23 AMSolution
Aug 19 2019 07:24 AM
Aug 19 2019 07:33 AM
To add on to @adam deltinger 's good response - I pack around a little Jabra disc speaker/mic - it works perfectly on a conference room table (for about 6 people). We use that for audio and our laptops for video. Very low cost way to get started with clear audio.
Aug 19 2019 10:18 AM
Jul 29 2020 01:24 AM
Thanks for that useful post. I take your point about the simple solution of buying a single external mike for the room. But wouldn't there still be feedback (or bad echo) in the room when the remote person speaks, even if they are doing so through a single source? Their voice will be broadcast into the room, picked up by the mike, broadcast back to them, and thence back into the room again...
I would guess that without a conferencing system there would have to be a lot of manual muting and unmuting - but I'd be interested to hear your experience.
Aug 03 2020 11:50 PM
@adam deltinger This used to work. But now the external mic is giving ring-feedback even with just me in the room. Not recognising external speakers and mic going together. To counter-act MS Teams automatically adjusts the mic volume down to zero. Not really a workable solution.
I think this changed in the last update (April?). It used to work fine before then.
Any ideas on how to fix it? Aggregate devices on Win 10?