Windows 10 USB Mic - Poor Quality
It's a known bug in Win 8 and 10 that USB microphones have VERY low sound volume.
See full thread at Microsoft forums: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/low-usb-microphone-recording-volume-at2020-windows/6c63e3a3-e200-4c4c-997f-ebca42402b2c
It's a faulty driver apparently, and only Microsoft can fix this but they ignore the issue.
Just wonder what others here use for recording. Do you use analog mic, another OS etc?
I have a relatively expensive mic, Samson C01U Pro. It's USB and I consider installing Win 7 (where it works well) or make a dual boot system with Linux.
As for now I do record in Win 10 with the mic fully boosted to +32 dB and then further noise reduced and boosted in Audacity. The end sound is not that bad after all but far from what it could and should be.