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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Is it bad to connect combined audio able to a seperate audio jack?

I have headphones for my phone which includes both headphones and a microphone. As you know, headphone cables for mobile phones don't have seperate cables for microphones and earphones. But in ...
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HD Audio codec dump from Windows XP SP2

I have win xp running on my Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (early 2008), with Bootcamp and all the stuff working properly (in particular, I'm interested in the internal microphone) I'd like to get a codec ...
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Combine two headphone-microphone splitters?

I want to connect a game console's audio output to my computer's audio input using a 3.5-mm headphone-microphone splitter. The output will be connected to the input (microphone) on the splitter. I'm ...
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Voice Activation Microphone

I wondered if any of you knew any ways to activate your microphone on a specific level of volume, so that it will disable if the volume is lower than X. If any of you have TeamSpeak, it's built in ...
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Realtek HD Audio manger doesn't detect microphone

For some reason, a couple weeks ago, realtek stopped giving me the "Microphone" option when I plug in an audio device. This is what it shows when I plug a microphone in: It doesn't show a ...
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auvio pearl buds mic isn't working in the PC

I have Auvio Pearl ear buds which have a combo jack (microphone and headphone). When I tried them in my Toshiba laptop, the sound and mic work fine on the headphone jack. When I plug them into the PC ...
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Bluetooth headset showing up in Windows as “headphones”, mike not working

I have a Purity Pro headset which works fine when connected via Bluetooth to my Windows Phone, but when connecting it to my Windows 8 laptop, it comes configured as "headphones" and thus I only get ...
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How can I find out which processes on my computer are accessing the microphone?

After reading this interesting Lifehacker post and reading the comments on the page, one person was wondering if it would be possible to use the Physical Device Object Names of other hardware such as ...
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Is there a way to stream certain sounds through my mic?

So for example, if I wanted to stream music from youtube through my headset to the people in my skype call, is there any way I can do that?
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No microphones working on desktop

I have a laptop with Ubuntu on it and a desktop with Windows 7 on it. I always used my laptop for my microphone needs and stuff, until I moved my desktop into another room and kept the laptop in ...
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Windows 7/Bluetooth Headset : Microphone has disappeared

Windows 7/64 using Skype with H800 Logitech Headset. I can still hear through the headset but the microphone does not work and as far as Windows is concerned the H800 no longer has a microphone. This ...
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What is Stereo Mix supposed to be used for in Windows?

I have added Stereo Mix to my recording devices on my laptop running Windows 7 after I have installed the driver for my soundcard (the sound was working until then with the driver from Microsoft, but ...
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How to use both the mic and headphones on Creative Wp-350 Headset?

I have had a Creative WP-350 Headset for a while, and the bluetooth and headphone quality are great. My problem is that I can't use the headphones and microphone at the same time without having the ...
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Chrome does not allow other microphones

If I go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy > Content Settings > Media I can choose my Microsoft LX-3000 microphone as input. But if I enter in https://www.sqwiggle.com/ and allow this site to use ...
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Soundcard with realtime microphone monitoring

I have a soundcard (Audigy 2ZS), which is very old and very poorly supported in modern Windows OSes, but this sound card has very important feature - when I use microphone, I can hear my own voice ...
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How to switch easily between programs & sound sources? Windows 8.1 Pro

Okay, this is a strange question, but using 1 notebook PC I would like to: Play Counterstrike on my 24" external monitor, with a usb logitec headset/mic. Use a web-based program that dials people I ...
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CAD GXL2200 DETECTION ERROR

I recently bought a Cad GxL2200 Microphone for my son and a adapter, ti was working fine until yesterday when it suddenly stopped working. The adapter blinks red when it is plugged in and it is ...
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Disable microphone for certain program

I don't want that certain program use my microphone. This isn't configuration in app to do it. Program use mic anyways. So I wonder how to disable mic for it in windows? Any ideas? I use Windows 8. ...
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how to enable microphone redirection in remote desktop

0 down vote favorite Is there a way to redirect the Microphone connected to my Local Machine to the Remote Server (hp thin client 5730w with embedded windows xp as local machine/ windows 7 as a ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded os) to remote machine(windows 7) via rdp. The problem is once I try to test the audio via skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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Microphone High Pitch on First Call

Usually when I start into a Skype call the microphone makes me sound like a chipmunk. To fix the problem I have to exit the call and restart the call which fixes the issue. Changing the quality of the ...
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Stream microphone from one PC to remote PC [duplicate]

I have a problem which I'm having lots of trouble addressing. Where I currently live I have two floors which are not physically connected. Sometimes my wife goes upstairs and leaves the baby asleep, ...
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Boost microphone volume on windows vista over max [duplicate]

I quite literally made an account on here to post this question. I've already tried the standard settings such as the slider that boosts your volume by 30% and I've maxed ALL the mic controls on both ...
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Adjust Microphone Volume After Launching Application

I currently have a USB headset plugged into my computer and its mic volume is set to 82%. Whenever I launch the game Titanfall, my mic's volume is raised to 100%. I am trying to find a way to ...
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Realtek doesn't recognize 4pin Headset

I have a headset with a 4-pin 3.5mm jack that I would like to use on my desktop at work. The front panel has two 3.5mm jacks. One with just the headset icon and the other with the headset and the ...
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Audio not playing from speakers

I'm having a rather strange problem where sound won't play from my speakers. If I insert something into the microphone jack, and remove it, I get about half a second of audio playing. At times, it ...
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How to record sound from an iPhone via the headphone jack to an iPad via its microphone jack? [closed]

I'm trying to record sound from an iPhone with my iPad and vice versa. I've tried connecting two iPhone compatible Headset Microphone Adapters like this one crossways, mic to headphones and ...
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How To Hear From USB Microphone To Monitor Speakers In Windows XP [duplicate]

I have an Audio Technica ATR2100-USB device, and I want to hear myself through my speakers. But every time I plug the device in, the microphone sound won't go through. The only way I can hear myself ...
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Stream windows audio over network and send back mic sound

I am a little lost as to how I go about implementing this kind of setup... We use SIP Softphones in our office, I would like to be able to, from another computer on the network, listen into the call ...
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Skype can't hear me

This is driving me crazy. My friends can't hear my voice when I make a call using Skype. Here's the scenario: Windows Sound Recorder correctly records my voice and I can hear my voice when I ...
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Is it possible to loop/wrap/connect audio out to microphone in via software on a MBP 15" Retina Late 2013?

I have an application which will only take audio from the microphone input to send out to a chatroom. The PC version of this app will take sound from the sound card as well as the microphone input. ...
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Why am I hearing very strange background noise when recording anything on my laptop?

It's the strangest thing and I have no idea what's causing it.. It happens with my headset and with my laptop mic. I have upped the mic boost and mic levels to amplify it but it is always there, ...
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Use laptop headphone output as microphone input

I have an Acer Aspire 5560G, and I successfully broken the microphone input port. Now I would like to use the audio output(headphone) port as microphone input. I've tried downloading the latest ...
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Disabling Microphone playback

I'm having a strange problem with my headset, whenever I plug in my headset I get microphone playback. When I go to Recording Devices -> Properties -> Listen -> Listen to this device, it's turned off. ...
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Windows Speech Recognition

Why is Windows Speech Recognition (the app) in Windows 8 and 8.1 so pathetic? I've been using it since they first put it on their OS years ago and it has hardly improved in the slightest. It still ...
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How do I print two A5 documents on one A4?

I found lots of advice on how to scale an A4 down to A5 and have two per A4 page. I have one A5 document that I want to print two copies of on an A4 page. I don't think it's that relevant, because I ...
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Soundboard for games

I wanted to bind soundfiles to hotkeys like a soundboard so i can broadcast those ingame via the microphone feature. Is there software which can archive this? Important: i want to use custom files. ...
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on pin configuration in ALSA

I seek explanation for a strange behavior: as my codec dump can testify, I have speakers on pin 0x14 and HP on 0x15 (and, possibly, ext MIC at 0x18 and int MIC at 0x19), then why does the command ...
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Windows 8 not picking up mic sound

I have been using an older logitech headset and both the sound and mic had been working perfectly. I purchased a new turtle beach headset and somewhere around this time the mic stopped picking up ...
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Fraps own microphone is recording faster than the sound and screen of the pc itself

I am recording with fraps and I recorded a game of 40 minutes and watched it back. I noticed the sound of my microphone is being played earlier then the actual gameplay sound. Like I got a jumpscare ...
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One speaker set for two computers

In my case, i have a setup of a linux host machine and a windows virtual machine, i have a soundblaster dedicated sound card and an intergrated intel hd soundcard. I was thinking i want to use the ...
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Hide my RDP state

I have an application (Shoretel Communicator) that tries to be "intelligent" when I RDP and disables some key functionality that I enjoy when I am actually at the computer (like answering the phone ...
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Boosting a microphone on Windows 7 beyond the limit that which windows provides

I'm looking for a software / hack to boost a microphone in Windows 7 64bit, beyond the limit that which windows gives. In Ventrilo for example, I can boost my microphone even more than it's current ...
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disable 3.5mm microphone jack

Today I heard about an advice to cover your webcam and disable the microphone of your computer or laptop. I have taped off the webcam already, and now want to disable the microphone. I've set the ...
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Always allow microphone usage in Mozilla Firefox

Is there a way to always allow Mozilla Firefox to use my microphone for a certain site? Whenever I click the mic button it asks if Firefox is allowed to use my mic, how can I set it to always allow?
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Can Windows use headsets that have a single audio jack with 4 rings?

As you guys may know, for several years now, Apple uses 4-ring headphone jacks instead of 3-ring headphone jacks, and the fourth ring is dedicated to microphone input. This is what lets you have ...
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Microphone keeps breaking up in Steam

I've just tried using my microphone with Steam (both the back and front microphone ports) and it constantly breaks up... my friend said he coudln't hear me properly, and having done the test through ...
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my sigmatel audio driver does not allow me to see the microphone or line in playback levels

Using windows Vista with (Dell dimension 520) SigmaTel HD Audio driver installed. I want to reduce the latency of the microphone and have it play back as it is recording (pass-through). I saw a load ...
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“Listen to device” Autohotkey need advice to finish

In all honesty I have no idea what I'm doing and I could really use some help I'm trying to turn "Listen to microphone" on and off with the use of the "end" key and have a desktop shortcut. I've done ...
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Microphone on Sennheiser PC360 not recording input

I've recently built a new system with an Asus Z87-pro motherboard and gone through a large system install. I have installed Realtek HD Audio Manager and everything but my microphone works fine. Some ...