View attachment Sound Clip.zip So my boyfriend just got a Surface Windows 8 Pro, and when we use Skype, his microphone emits this loud obnoxious static sound. I included a sound clip of what it sounds like. It's loud enough that we can't communicate without extreme discomfort. I see not everybody has this problem. Any suggestions? We have tried setting the microphone booster to 0dB, and that doesn't not help. Should he just return it and get a new one? Edit: It is also not speaker interference. We get the same result even if we use headphones and not the external speaker. I know it is the mic, because when using a Bluetooth head set, the problem is resolved.