When you are recording, it is normal not to hear your voice coming form the PC speakers. This would cause feedback.
You note that when you checked MIC in the play settings you can hear yourself talk. This is correct, it is playing the MIC, as a PA system would.
To check for correct MIC input, you need to record to a file and then play the file back to see if it is working to your satisfaction.
I can't get my mic to work. I have checked all the properties in audio an they are all raised up. I don't hear my voice when I try to do any recordings. When I do hardware check in control panel it shows the little green bar going up and down when I talk, but nothing..
When I check Play control under volume / sound playback and go to advanced and have Digital Sound output only checked, I don't hear my voice, but when it is unchecked I hear my voice in my speakers..
Also, I have a sound blaster audigy and I went and got most of the drivers..
I don't know wth is wrong. Please someone help