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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Can I use a 3.5 plug to 3 RCA cable as an audio In/Out interface to an iPad/iPod? [on hold]

What I'm trying to say is, can I use the yellow RCA as "audio IN" (line, I guess, but could It be a mic) and the white and red as left and right "audio OUT"? Should the yellow be used as mic or ...
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How to play audio through mic from a program/browser? [on hold]

Im trying to get some sound from my laptop on the mic , but I cant seem to figure out how to. I dont want ALL the sound from my laptop to go through the mic. Just from 1 application/browser etc. So ...
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Recording from pc speakers; headset speakers; and microphone simultaneously

I'm using Windows 7. While recording videos using Shadowplay (Recording gameplay basically) I can easily record the game sounds coming from the pc speakers and simultaneously record my own voice ...
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Microphone doesn't work in Windows 10

I've been on Insider Preview for a while, have installed RTM Windows 10 about a month ago and have reenrolled into the Insider program. Now on build 10525. For the past 4-5 builds including the RTM my ...
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Windows desktop mic loud on skype but quiet on gotomeeting

I have a low-end CA desktop PC mic that sounds loud and clear (to the people on the other end) on Skype, but very quiet to the others on GoToMeeting. I have gone into Control Panel mic settings and ...
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Switch to built-in microphone

I have an Lenovo z50. The 3.5mm jack is a double use headphones/microphone. The jack is broke and keeps detecting input. I fixed my audio, but the computer still thinks that there's a microphone input ...
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Cortana will not recognise my USB headset as an audio input device

most applications on my windows 10 PC including skype, and chrome will recognise the headset input however, cortana will not recognise any input devices and on the settings > Time & Language > ...
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Microphone with combo-jack - Windows 10, Lenovo b580

I'm looking on answers how to solve this problem since I got this laptop. This is the newer version of lenovo b580 (the one with i3 mobile). It has a single combo-jack on the side, and I cannot get it ...
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How to use my smartphone headset on my computer?

Good evening! I recently bought a new laptop, an Acer VN7-791G-79TX. There is only one jack port for both headphones and microphone. I would like to use the headset that I use on my smartphone with ...
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Prevent google hangouts plugin from adjusting microphone on Linux

Good Hangouts automatically adjusts the microphone, but it does a terrible job of it and cranks it up such that I am inaudible. While talking on Google Hangouts, I have to constantly have KMix open so ...
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Headset microphone's quality is poor only for one computer

Whenever I plug my headset into my computer its microphone quality gets bad. However when I try the headset on other computers/iPads it works fine. The headset is a Turtle Beach Z11 Earforce. My ...
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I use Dragon to dictate and since downloading Microsoft 10 the microphone is not working. How can I turn off the voice in feature on 10?

I use Dragon Speak to dictate. I use an input microphone. Since I downloaded Microsoft 10 it no longer works. What is the solution?
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Why does only internal microphone work on HP notebook?

I have tried many headsets and microphones, but they don't work on my notebook. In addition, the speaker of headset works perfectly but the microphone not :( How can I solve these problems? Thanks ...
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New mic isnt even being picked up

I just got a new microphone (Kaichi C-650) and my Windows 10 system will make a noise (when I plug it in) but on the Recording Devices tab of my sound settings, it shows "line in" and that's not ...
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How to upstream microphone audio over RDP?

I would like to be able to use Cortana over my remote desktop connection from my Mac. Windows explicitly states this is not supported in Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac. Is there any way to do ...
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can not set up speech recognition with built in mic

in order to set up speech recognition , I have to use handsfree or headset for speech recognition but mic works on skype or anywhere eles (except in Cortana search)
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Cortana cannot hear me - But my microphone works fine everywhere else

I'm having a really unique issue with Cortana not being able to hear me. I was able to set her up just fine when I did 'Learn My Voice' underneath her settings. When I click the microphone next to the ...
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Are there desktop 3.5mm jacks that can interface with smartphone TRRS headsets? [closed]

The TRRS jack is a recent modification of the 3.5mm audio connector which allows microphone data as well as control signals to be passed from the headset to the device. However, this standard does ...
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How do I join a Lync/Skype for business online meeting without a microphone?

The meeting is a presentation rather than a conference call and therefore no microphone is needed to provide feedback. Joining the call results in a Lync/Skype For Business error that there is no ...
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New USB headset has buzzing/ringing background noise

I bought the Sentey Symph USB headset on Amazon, which just arrived today and has been having trouble right out of the box. I don't believe the problem is the headset itself, because it has amazing ...
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How to make Windows 8.1 recognise/use the inline mic of headphones connected to a dual input

I've got a pair of headphones with an inline microphone in the cable, connected into a socket that is described in the "other connections" section of the manufacturer's spec list as: Dual ...
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Mac: How to record VoIP phone call (microphone and output simultaneously)?

This is for recording a Google Hangouts call on my Retina MacBook Pro. I am using the internal microphone and the internal speakers. I would simply like to record the conversation. So I would like to ...
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I always hear my in-line mic, even if the mic is disabled

I own a laptop with a headphone/mic combo jack. When I plug the headphones with in-line mic in, I will always hear the input from the mic, regardless of whether or not the Listen to this device button ...
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Mute mic while shortcut pressed in Windows 7

I want to have a global shortcut/script to mute my microphone (visible as input device), but only while pressed. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. One more requirement: it has to work without ...
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My studio mic is having issues (weird sound when talking)

I have a slight issue with my china-made studio mic. I don't think it's a flaw of the mic itself but I have done everything to get rid off it with no success. This is the mic: ...
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Using the BoseSound True Mic on Windows 8

So I bought these as an upgrade to my iPhone earbuds. I had used a mac for everything until I got a new PC and decided to switch it to my main system for at home. The only problem of course is that ...
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how to DIY noise reduction in windows with two Microphones [closed]

My office has lots of people talking, when I webRTC talk with other people, they can always hear my background noise. I use Windows 7 as my working machine OS, I plug in 2 microphones. Is there any ...
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What adapter can I get to separate 3.5 mm mic+earphone bundled to mic AND earphone (2 cables) [closed]

Right now, I have a Sony microphone+earphone 4-position plug. My PC has two separate ports for mic and speaker, so I have to buy a separate mic. It would be good to have a 4-position to 2x3position ...
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Earphone microphone not recognized in Windows 7

Windows 7 is not recognizing the microphone on any (tested 3 different) earphones when I plug them into my Logitech Z-2300 speakers. In the Recording devices tab I have show disabled devices ...
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Can I hear myself through noise-cancelling headphones without cranking up the volume all the way?

I'm using the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones with the built in microphone and I'm plugging it into a laptop that has a jack that supports the mic & speaker at the same time. By default, I can't ...
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trying to salvage overloaded mic sound

I'm trying to salvage footage where apparently the mic was being overloaded (a lot). I'm an complete audacity noob, so i'm hoping that it is fixable in some way. When i look at it imported into ...
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Possible to use Bluetooth headset in Stereo mode with Mic?

Okay, so I have this bluetooth headset (it's a Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless). I want to use it with my PC which is running Windows 8.1. I can pair it just fine. After pairing it adds three devices under ...
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Using two identical microphones on Raspberry Pi

Here's what I'm trying to achieve: Plug two USB identical (and cheap) microphones from Tenx Technology into my Raspberry Pi and use them to record audio (I will place them in different rooms). The ...
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Muting Realtek Internal Microphone doesn't work

I have a rather strange issue. Muting the microphone doesn't actually mute it. In the Microphone Settings panel I see it as being muted (graphically), my keyboard button that mutes it also lights up, ...
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Cannot use my brand new Realtek headset.

I've used a pair of afterglow headsets for about a couple years now and they've finally broken and I decided to get a brand new pair of headsets. I've purchased an afterglow universal wired headset. ...
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Placing my hand on laptop reduces buzz noise from USB headset mic. Is it safe?

I am using a laptop that I believe is having the ground loop issue. It zaps me if I touch the metallic frame when I stand on my ceramic floor. I have a USB headset and the microphone picks up the ...
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Win-F4 does not mute or unmute microphone during Lync converstation

I am using Lync 2010, and need to mute/unmute my microphone frequently during the conversation. Searching on the web, I found that the the global shortcut Win-F4 should do this, but it seems having no ...
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Is there an easy way to reduce background noise in skype (such as through a voice activation detection meter)?

Is such a thing built in to skype or has a program been made so that your mic only activates once the sensor detects past a certain threshold? I know it is common in almost every other VOIP service ...
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Skype Microphone voice too quiet

Firstly, I would like to specify that my problem only exists in Skype, I have tried Audio Recorder, Teamspeak, RaidCall and in those applications my microphone works very fine. However in Skype, the ...
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Blue Yeti Forces Itself as Default Speaker (Windows)

I have a Blue Yeti Microphone and I have an extremely annoying problem, no matter what I do, every time I reboot my PC it forces itself as my default speaker. I want my VIA definition audio as my ...
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Alternate audio driver (replace Realtek)

Is there any alternative to Realtek HD Audio driver? The reason I ask is because Realtek's audio driver makes my microphone sound really bad (friends tell me they can barely hear me). However, if I ...
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How can I improve bluetooth audio quality on Windows 7?

I just bought the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 9 Wireless Headset. The overall sound quality is very high when I connect it with phones or tablets. But the sound quality is very poor when I connect it via ...
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Log amout of times sound is detected

I would like to log the amount of times a specific sound (in my case 4 seconds) is detected by the microphone from the real world enviroment. It could be either realtime or from a pre-recorded file. ...
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How To Enable Windows Microphone Amplifier

I just bought a new microphone for my Windows PC which I plugged into my external USB SoundBlaster X-Fi Pro. It works, but if I'm away for more than 30cm the recorded voice is almost silent. ...
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How to disable front panel in Optiplex 960?

I have a little problem in my PC. My microphone was plugged into the front panel but my nephew broke its plug and half of it is now stuck in the hole. I can't use the rear panel because the PC ...
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Skype is auto increasing volume

Ok I have an odd issue going on here. Skype keeps increasing my volume despite having automatically adjust microphone settings unchecked. I have unchecked give applications exclusive control in sound ...
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How can I check if my laptop's 3.5mm audio port works with a microphone?

I am ordering a Logitech headset that has separate audio and mic connectors. My laptop only has one 3.5mm audio port. How can I tell if my laptop audio port works with a microphone? I am in the ...
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FFMPEG: commandline options to recording audio from mic and speakers

I am using ffmpeg version 2.4.7 on Fedora-21 workstation. I want to record audio, simultaneously from microphone and speakers as separate streams. I am using the following command for it. ffmpeg -f ...
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Can I make my Plantronics Savi 440 sound as good as my Logitech H760?

I'm in search of the golden goose here. I use both Windows and OSX. I have used Logitech H760 for years and love it. I've gone through about 7 because of a plastic piece on the headset keeps breaking. ...
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Skype automatically adjusts my microphone volume Windows 7

A little preface: I know this question has been asked over and over, but the archived answers unfortunately don't solve my problem. Skype automatically increases my volume to ear-deafening levels ...