I am having a problem with mic hiss. When ever I use something like skype or anything else that requires a mic there is a rather loud hiss. I have a x-fi titanium (non hd) sound card and my mic is a zalman zm-mic1. I had this same issue with my old headset and assumed it was just the headset mic. On my sound card I can't seem to change the boost of the mic in order to try to lower it because surprisingly the option is not there in the windows 7 recording controls. When I plug the mic into my onboard audio I can remove the hiss by lowering the mic boost but then nobody can hear me and the mic is pretty close to my mouth.
Am I missing something? Is there something I can do to fix this?