The microphone is a transducer that converts sound into electrical signals. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, tape recorders, hearing aids, concerts and in radio and television.

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Why isn't the mic volume and receiving volume working?

When I join a group call, host a group call, or call the Echo/Sound Test Service my mic starts to increase in volume as I speak and the volume of my friends is maxed out. I can't lower it. The ...
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Skype microphone not working, Surface Pro 3

I have a surface pro 3, with Skype 7.22.0.109 installed on Windows 8.1. When in calls, I can hear received audio, but my microphone will only give static or nothing. I have checked in the settings and ...
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earphone malfunctioning when plugged into phone

My microphone work alright on my computer but on my mobile they don't. When I plug them in completely the voices become muffled but the music works fine hence I have to plug them in at half so they ...
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Chromium: No microphone devices

I am using chromium on ArchLinux, and I have tested that with ffmpeg the microphone works and I can record a wav file. But when it comes to using online flash recorder, it shows that "Microphone ...
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How to create script to change audio device in SIP Phone on Windows 7

I hope I am posting in the right place, if there is somewhere more suitable, please point me in the right direction! Here is the picture describing what I want to accomplish with a hotkey or a ...
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Mic on skype doesnt work well at all

I was using skype and I had gotten a new computer which I now use to play on. Skype then decides to add a static to the call. This then results in my friends moaning at me, if I boost my mic then more ...
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Laptop with 1 audio jack and headset with 2 seperate cables?

I have a laptop, but my laptop have only one audio jack. So i would like to know and ask, is it possible to connect ONLY the microphone from the headset to the audio jack on my laptop and speaking ...
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Use browser's audio output as a mic

I am looking for a way in Windows 10 to pass audio from my browser into another program like it was a mic. Ideally, I would like to be able to use my mic as normal as well (I can do this with VAC, I'm ...
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Connecting a smartlav+ microphone to a computer through a sound card adapter

I am trying to connect a smartlav+ microphone to a computer. When connecting the mic directly to the computer or to a mobile phone using the audio jack, the mic records perfectly. When trying to use ...
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Microphone not recording

I have a microphone set as default device with normal levels, but it doesn't record anything. Sound works fine. I have windows 10 and it works fine on my other computer. I have reinstalled the ...
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Is Speech Runtime Executable spying on me in Windows 10

When looking at task manager I see Speech Runtime Executable always taking a bit of CPU Cortana (not Hey Cortana) is ON and Hey Cortana is OFF is enabled and these are my privacy settings My ...
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How to activate the microphone in Win 10 only when a certain key is pressed?

As a quite frequent user of the microphone in Windows 10, especially using TeamSpeak (with Push-to-Talk), I feel worried knowing my (propably not bullet-proof) system can listen to my terrible ...
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How to get SnagIt to recognise my microphone over VMWare

I use VMWare to work from home sometimes, and recently I have needed to make a couple videos in SnagIt, but my work computer says that it can't find a microphone, is there a way to make it recognize ...
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How can I use iPhone earpods as a recording device in Windows on a MacBook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro circa 2012 (last model with a 17" screen). It has 2 sound jacks. I have both Mac OS X and Windows 8.1 installed. In OS X, when I plug my iPhone earpods into the headphone ...
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Samson Go Mic not working on Windows 10 64-bit

I have Samson Go Mic USB microphone. It was working on Windows 10, till the motherboard change. All drivers (and devices) disappear after trying reset to the backup point windows 10 funtion. I update ...
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Noise cancellation of PC audio output from microphone input

I am trying to begin streaming games online, and I would like to refrain from using headphones. The stream will consist of game audio and microphone recordings. As such I have external speakers for my ...
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Microphone boost makes noise through headphones

When my microphone boost is turned up (+30.0 dB), I can hear my recording clearly, but I hear a noise in my headphones, but when it's lowered (+20.0 dB) the noise is unnoticable, but I can barely hear ...
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Can I use SONY MDR-ZX770AP as microphone in Skype?

I buy headphones SONY MDR-ZX770AP. From specification: In-line remote and mic for hands-free calls With an in-line remote and built-in microphone on the headphone cord, you can take ...
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Microphone high pitched until default format quality is changed

Microphone: Logitech Webcam C500 Whenever my computer starts up or wakes up from sleep mode and I go to use my microphone anything I say will be in a very high pitched form and sound as though I have ...
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Can Viper4Windows work at the same time with Equalizer APO?

Can I use Equalizer APO at the same time with Viper4Windows ? I am using Viper4Windows to set up the sound just the way i want it to hear. I also want to tweak my microphone so that i won't have a ...
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Cannot hear myself through headphones

I cannot hear my mic in my headphones in Windows XP. The mic works fine and I can communicate with people using VOIP, but I cannot hear myself in the headphones, which is a problem because they are ...
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MX-552 microphone acting as speaker,

After going through the house looking for a decent microphone, I found a MX-552, and after going and buying a audio jack (because it was a 6.35mm connector) to get it to fit into my computer, it began ...
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Which cable will work with my headset? [closed]

Today my audio/mic splitter cable broke, and I'm looking to buy a new one, however I'm scared I'm going to buy the wrong one. The headset description for the cable is the following: 3.5mm 4 Pole ...
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Windows 8 doesn't recognize dual headphone/microphone jack

So I'm dual booting Windows 8.1 on a late 2014 Retina iMac, and I'm trying to move my mic input from the inbuilt mic to a headphone-mounted mic to reduce background noise. I've got a pair of Bose ...
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How to redirect text-to-speech output to microphone input in Windows?

I have a lot of social anxiety involving my voice and would like to reply back to people in Skype/TeamSpeak/Discord. Using text chat isn't always an option because the people I talk to don't often ...
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visual notification while microphone is muted

I use Lync 2013 on Windows 7 a lot and sometimes when I talk to people I want to mute my microphone for a while, e.g. while talking to someone else. It's happened a few times that I forgot to enable ...
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Chromium Speech-Recognition: Unable to set hw params for CAPTURE (Microphone)

I'm trying to get the Chromium Speech-Recognition working. I'm starting Chromium with the following command: chromium-browser --kiosk --incognito https://my.url --alsa-input-device=plughw:1 But the ...
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laptop speakers have feedback in windows 10 but not in ubuntu

My system is Acer E5 551G T16Q.In it ,the microphone is placed right between the speakers on the lower side of the laptop. When I use Windows 8.1/10 there is a loud feedback with the microphone turned ...
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How do I enable the microphone on the Surface Pro 4 (touch) keyboard?

Having used an iPad and Android for several years with their excellent speech recognition available from the microphone of the on-screen keyboard, I'm stumped that I can't find the same thing on my ...
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Macbook Pro External Microphone suddenly stop working

I have a new Macbook pro with retina display (the 2015 model) and initially the mic works fine. But after a while, it suddenly stop picking up noises and the only way to fix it is to restart. I seems ...
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Do all splitters work for headset + mic?

I have a headset with a mic on it, and two different cables, green for audio, pink for mic. However in my laptop there is only a single audio socket, so I think I have to use a splitter. But I wonder ...
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Phantom Power on laptop

I was wondering on using a condenser microphone on my laptop. My laptop doesn't have a microphone jack so I was wondering if I could use my USB jack if I used a phantom power supply such as this ...
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White noise when recording microphone, muted or unmuted

I've recently discovered, annoyingly, that any microphones connected to my computer produce background noise when connected, regardless of whether the microphone is muted or not. The noise seems to be ...
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Why can I listen but cannot talk with my headphones?

I am facing a problem that I cannot solve for some weeks. It is the following: I have a headphones with microphone and when I connect them to my computer (the headphones have 2 jack connectors ...
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Usb mic delay in win 10

I have a usb microphone and if I enable "listen to this device" in Win 10, I have a delay of about half second. I need to get rid of this delay. I have seen around the web that someone solved this ...
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Random microphone crackles

I have recently experienced some problems with my microphone. When I play in a game, my microphone randomly starts crackling. As far as I know this happens cross-platform (Skype, TS), and haven't ...
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Is there a way to start chrome google voice search from the command line?

If I start chrome with simply running chrome.exe google.com from the command line then chrome is opened and the google search page appears. I'd like to activate voice search automatically which is ...
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Make Laptop Cam and Mic available in VM

I want to make the integrated web camera and the audio/microphone available in a windows VM. Which devices do you need add to the VM via virt-manager? PCI ===> lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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When in voice call and mic is active my headset has severely reduced quality

I have a steel series Siberia headset and the sound quality is great when I'm not in any sort of VOIP call. Once my mic is active though, even when the option to listen to the mic when I speak, the ...
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Head Phone Microphone

I've notice that when I plug mobile headphones (with a built-in mic) into a computer, the microphone output doesn't come from the actual microphone, but from something inside the speaker itself (the ...
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Win10 + Kinect 2 as microphone

Trying to use my Kinect 2 (aka XBox One Kinect) with Windows 10 PC as a living room microphone. I have it hooked up using the official PC adapter, and it works pretty good -- when I have the Windows ...
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Is it possible to combine two audio sources from my PC into one audio source?

I would like to combine an audio source (like stereo mix) and my microphone into one single audio source which can then be used as a microphone is a program such as Skype. So in essence I would like ...
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Microphone not picking up voice on Windows 10

I am currently using my PlayStation 3 mic (it's actually not too bad) due to not having any other microphones available at the moment. On TeamSpeak 3, my friends can hear wind but that is about it. My ...
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IDT 92HD93 driver for Windows 10

I have a 2-year old Dell Latitude E6330 with an IDT 92HD93 sound card. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any Windows 10 drivers for that card (I've looked almost everywhere), and the Windows 8.1 ...
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Mic gets randomly muted

After every reboot my mic gets muted for some reason. I need to unmute it from: "systray -> volume -> rightclick -> Recording Devices -> select the second one (the nondefault one) -> ...
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Disable Google Hangouts microphone permission popup

Every time I receive a phone call on my Google Voice number, I get a popup window to https://plus.google.com/talkgadget/webrtcperm?hl=en_US saying "Hangouts needs access to your microphone to make ...
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Combo jack for acer aspire e1-572g doesn't work?

I have this acer aspire e1-572g and I've recently (a few months ago) acquired a SteelSeries Syberia 7h headset, which has 2 jacks. As my laptop has only one "combo" jack I firstly bought a cable ...
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Plantronics M70 microphone is very silent with Windows

I have a Plantronics M70 bluetooth headset, which works with my Android phone without any problems. However, when I try using it with Windows (7 or 8.1), the mic signal is very quiet. The pairing and ...
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Listen to Mic through Speakers on a Dell Chromebook

I'm aware that in Windows 7 you can play the microphone input out of the computer speakers. I have a Dell Chromebook and am wondering if this is possible on Chrome OS. I checked the Settings areas ...
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How to record computer playback in a more right-handed way than recording sound from speakers with a mic?

What I want is to be able to record the sound played by my laptop without recording external background noise. Since it is possible to capture screen video without using the camera, I suppose it ...