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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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 ...
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Logitech h110 mic not working

I have a HP Pavilion Desktop computer with IDT High Definition Audio Codec mic. I upgraded to Windows 10 recently. I purchased a Logitech h110 Headset/Microphone to use. I can hear through the ...
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External Mic not working on Realtek HD Audio Manager

My mic is not working. I have Realtek HD Audio Manager on Windows 10 x64. I tried advanced Controls, Mic Boost but audio constantly goes through my laptop's internal microphone; instead of my external ...
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Audio solution for multiple inputs and outputs

I have multiple 3.5mm Audio inputs (PC, TV and the ability to expand in the future) and I have multiple 3.5mm outputs which I'd like them to play to (Speakers, a headset and soon to purchase a ...
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Can't capture mic during audio playback with ffmpeg and dshow

I record sound coming from the built-in mic on my laptop using ffmpeg and dshow on Windows 8. It works, until I start playing some music on my laptop from specific sources, for example if I start a ...
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Line/Mic in, how to use my MIC

I am using Dell Optiplex 960 machine and I want to use MIC on rear panel but here is a little issue. I know that Line In can't work with headset's mic and I have only one Jack In with both icons of ...
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Conexant HD Audio giving me problems with playing CSGO

I have a issue with Conexant HD Audio. For some reason my microphone on CSGO sounds like a voice changer, its really deep like a Darth Vader voice just even worse. Its impossible to hear what I say. ...
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Is it possible to redirect input from a microphone to speakers and adjust the output frequency?

I have a testing device, which can check if the other device I’m developing produces sounds at the right moments (volume and frequency tests are out of scope, only timing is important). It has ...
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How to connect a headphones output to a laptop microphone input

I have been struggling to find the best way to connect a stereo headphones output (the socket where you would normally plug your headphones into) to a Lenovo G575 laptop microphone input for ...
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Sound issue, microphone

I just got a MSI motherboard and when I installed the drivers, the sound went down the toilet. I have fixed my audio, but not my microphone. I use headphones with USB and 3, 5mm jack's behind the ...
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Prevent Lync 2010/Skype for business from auto muting me when joining conference call

So my headset at work has an inline switch to mute the microphone, which I've gotten into the habit of using to talk when doing conference calls. My employer has switched all conference calls to ...
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Windows 7 microphone volume is fine on all programs except Skype

I have a Gigabyte F2A75M-HD2 motherboard with a Realtek HD Audio chipset, and an Acteck USB webcam with a microphone that goes to the standard microphone jack. Using the microphone on just about any ...
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All sounds play through skype, even when the mic is muted

When playing games I use Skype to talk to friends and I would like to listen to music at the same time, the problem is that my friends can hear my computer sounds from music to game sounds. I've seen ...
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How to play audio through mic from a program/browser? [closed]

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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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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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. ...