Have had this issue multiple times after an update from discord, this has always fixed it. EDIT: Also, I checked this option in my Discord client under Voice > Advanced AFTER I enabled QoS: If QoS does what it's named after that explains a lot of issues people are having with Discord. In this article, I am going to guide you on how a user can fix discord keeps cutting out. Or does it require you to restart discord? After these changes I used discord for 4hrs without an issue. Hoping it's fixed. Dunno if it was microcuts or something like that but all of a sudden I was silent and someone had to message me to restart voice chat. Thanks! Now I can't use the microphone without sound from my speakers being removed and vice versa. When this happened to me it was related to QoS on my router. On another front, if I have anything but "default" set for my discord app's audio, it will frequently be completely silent for everything but voice chat. Workaround that I know of: Manually enable streaming mode in the settings. It seems to happen after I leave a channel and then the next time I load it up or join voice it is silent. It happens with me as well. On another front, if I have anything but "default" set for my discord app's audio, it will frequently be completely silent for everything but voice chat. Thanks everyone! Hopefully this works for the rest of you. I finally got it working, I uninstalled and reinstalled Synapse, it seems that it was the cause, thank you very much! Your place to talk. It started after the Win 10 creator's update rolled out for me. Edit: Win 7 user here. Its working perfectly fine. It happens so often that I've become pretty paranoid about it. (I am saying that prematurely, I'm testing the fix right now.). Will continue to monitor it. Thanks for the fix! I'm thinking it is my router (I'm not OP, but I have the same issue) and it's perfectly fine with anything else except for the downloaded windows client. It just uses default output (instead of default comm) no matter what I do. I'll definitely give it a go and report back. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. In the discord servers I'm in, often someone swears, harasses, or threatens another in a voice channel. Many people started reporting discord voice chat cutting out during usage randomly. For example, a user on Reddit with the handle TheCaptHammer asked, “Is Discord aware of a voice cutting out randomly? Then all of a sudden I cannot hear anyone talking, but they can still hear me. Could a Windows 10 setting be causing issues? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. So I've been dealing with this issue for a while now. I was searching through the threads to see if anyone had tried this. Ayy, we have the same router! I love discord, but if I cannot fix this I think I'm done with it. I have an external soundcard (Audient id14) and had no big issues before the last few days. Have you tried that? Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. I also added discord to the priority list with the settings set to UDP 45000-6000. I hate to sound rude but you will never get a clear answer here and its kind of a waste of time. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/66p5im/a_year_and_a_half_later_discord_is_still_broken/. I have to unpower my mixamp and replug it back in for the audio to come back. For me though, I'm able to disconnect, then reconnect and I can hear them. I still have yet to resolve this issue, and I do not want to use the web version. Here's the directions I used: https://kb.netgear.com/24266/How-to-enable-Quality-of-Service-QoS-on-routers-with-NETGEAR-genie. It seems to happen after I leave a channel and then the next time I load it up or join voice it is silent. Ow disconnect from the cal and connect for it to work but still shouldn't have to do that. Out of curiosity is Turn on Internet Access QoS a different thing? I do, I can talk on teamspeak perfectly fine, and by the looks of it, everything is normal, I'm really stumped, I guess I'll just have to stick with the web version I guess. Difference is, I can't use the chat channel anymore. I can see others in the voice chat are talking, but I can't hear them.