Why can't I hear myself through my headphones while I'm talking?

Remote1 Posts 3 Registration date Friday April 25, 2014 Status Member Last seen April 26, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014 at 06:31 AM
 Remote1 - May 2, 2014 at 09:40 AM

On an ordinary telephone you can hear in the earpiece the same audio that you can hear on a local extension. But not with X-lite. If this is incorrect then what am I doing wrong?



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Apr 25, 2014 at 03:17 PM
Ok, I beleive you hit the nail on the head when you said the first fact:
"On an ordinary telephone".

An ordinary phone is an electro-mechanical device, that uses a circuit, that is nailed up between each station, and the station converts your voice into a wave form. Part of that mechanical loop is your ear peice. You receive feedback with this loop. It is actually an indication of voltage, (edit I originally stated 60 volts, but that is the ring voltage, just to be clear) on the line.

With VOIP, there is no loop, as it is not mechanical, and it WOULD ACTUALLY TAKE UP MORE RESOURCES TO GENERATE THE LOOP FEEDBACK, therefore possibly degrading the processor, which is needed to put the "TRAIN OF INFORMATION" back together into an audible message that conveys information.

Question: Have you ever wondered why there is no dail tone on a voip call?

I have had ALL of the ports on my dial tone generator card used up, where a person making a phone call on a conventional phone did not get offered the dial tone, and they didn't know what to do! It is striclty there as a prompt, and when you take it out of a phone call, most think there is a problem.

Answer: It takes resources to generate the tone. A pc needs all of its resources to do what the pc does.

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Remote1 Posts 3 Registration date Friday April 25, 2014 Status Member Last seen April 26, 2014
Apr 26, 2014 at 04:48 AM
Yeah, but my PC manages it on Skype...
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Apr 26, 2014 at 02:11 PM
does what? dial tone or feedback?
Remote1 Posts 3 Registration date Friday April 25, 2014 Status Member Last seen April 26, 2014
Apr 26, 2014 at 02:50 PM
I want to hear my own voice in my ear when I talk. If I need to get a Xeon processor I'll get one. I find it curious that it would take that much processing power.

What has aquiline aviation got to do with it?
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Apr 26, 2014 at 07:40 PM
Are these leading questions?

It sounds like you already have the answer!

It deosnt happen on x-lite. I do not use it, but all I can find on google is people complaining of hearing themselves, at that point, back off the speakers! Oh, may be that is, route your audio back through your headset and not your speakers?
First of all, thank you for your attempts to help. I really appreciate it.

What I need to know is whether X-Lite can be set up so that I can hear myself in the earpiece and if so, how do I do that? If X-Lite can't do it fine - just so I know.

I still find it hard to believe that it would require so much processing power to do this simple task. I don't know where in the developing world you're in but where I am the phones have been digital for thirty years - even so, most desktop phones have about as much processing power as a digital watch but even so, they can still manage a simple additional audio channel in the ear piece.

I work in a very noisy call centre where vocal performances on calls are important and I need to hear myself. We use X-Lite. Can X-Lite do this or not? If it can, how is it done?