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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How to connect phone headphones as laptop headphones?

is it possible to use my phone's wired headphones (which have only one output jack) to my laptop and use it as both earphones and mic? Which normally require 2 separate jacks
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Strange sound from Laptop, Microphone, Speakers or Soundcard?

I have recently purchased a second hand computer. There didn't seem to be anything wrong with it on purchasing, however recently I have noticed a small issue. Any time I play sound or listen through ...
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I have nice headphones. Need a wireless USB microphone so I don't have to switch to a headset to make a call

Right now, I have a pair of Sennheiser HD595 headphones. They are plugged into a DAC/headphone amp. I spend all day listening to music through them and they sound awesome. Then, for making calls, I ...
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How to set Bluetooth headset microphone as recording device?

I've got these Bluetooth headphones I have connected with my computer. The deal is, I can either choose them to work as high quality audio output OR a VoIP device in "Bluetooth devices" window. If I ...
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Sony VAIO laptop Realtek High Definition Audio driver making buzzing sound

When I Skype or voice chat with anyone, using any voice chat program, they say they can a hear a ring or buzzing coming from my microphone. I sometimes can fix the ring by changing the settings in my ...
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How to know if my system allows monitoring?

Someone once told me "If your system allows "Monitoring" that will echo the microphone through your own speakers to test." But they didn't tell me how to find out if their specific system allows ...
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Play microphone through computer speakers Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I redirect sound coming in from the mic to the speakers output How to output microphone directly to speakers? I would like to play sound from microphone ...
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no sound with an USB Microphone and pulseaudio

I connected my USB Microphone to my Computer, but i cant get it to work. Pulseaudio recognizes the device, and i can see and edit it with pavucontrol in the Input Devices section. I also can select ...
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Retina Macbook Headphone jack Built-in Mic No Device Driver (bootcamp)

I have a retina MBP. There is only one headphone jack, which allows for headphones with built in mics (like the apple iphone headphones) to be plugged in and used along with the microphone. This ...
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MacOS host microphone not working on WindowsXP guest VirtualBox

I need my guest Windows XP to work with the host MacOS's microphone. It all seems to be configured properly, but no audio is captured by XP. Why is that? System Configuration: Host: MacOS 10.7.4 ...
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Skype effect injection?

Let's say I'm in a conversation with a friend, and I wanna show him a music but I don't have a link that directs to it but I do have the file. I want skype to transfer specific sound effects to the ...
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How do I install a microphone on a Mac Mini using iMic Griffin?

As other users before me, I have the problem of getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini. See for example: Getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini One suggested option was the use of a USB ...
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Is there an USB device to allow a computer to be used as a phone?

We have a Windows computer (touch screen) to be installed in our factory but no telephone lines. Is there a simple way for the guys who are stood next to the computer to speak with IT? The computer ...
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Headset microphone suddenly stopped working but plays some PC sound

It stopped working as I was speaking - I don't tihnk I did anything to break it. It doesn't detect any of my sound, no matter how loudly I speak, but it will detect anything that is loud coming out of ...
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Output to rear channel as duplicate output

In the following question: Dual output speakers and headset I wanted to output to multiple sources simultaneously. I was instructed that this isn't possible. HOWEVER - I have a sound card that has ...
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How to disable microphone auto increase in volume?

My friend on Skype constantly has his microphone volume increased automatically. After he says something in a loud voice the microphone goes back to normal. This also happens on RaidCall. It seems ...
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How can I re-enable microphone?

I've an ASUS K42JP. I disabled the microphone device, and I have got the following message: Your microphone device has been removed How can I re-enabled the microphone? It is an internal one.
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Windows returning output to input audio

My Windows is returning output audios to input. It allow, for instance, if I'm in a Skype conference, my friend can listen to what I'm listening (music, video, generic sounds like a click, etc.). ...
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My microphone is too quiet (seems to be connected with Skype)

I've been chatting with skype for a long time.. and I don't know why, but for X time it's fine, and then it's too quiet.. Here how it goes : I'm booting the PC -> getting into a skype call with ...
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How can I make Skype love my X230's microphone?

Skype's showing my Thinkpad X230 no love. It's only able to transfer about 50% of the audio. It appears to work for .5 second, dropout for .5 second, repeat continually... Tests fine, works fine in ...
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PC mic+audio to iPhone'ish plug

I have a good headset with a mic which has a plug like that which is on the standard iPhone ear buds. In other words, one plug for both mic and audio. I'd like to use this headset with my computer. ...
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Dual output speakers and headset [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7? This is going to sound kind of strange, but I assure you my purpose is non-nefarious. :) I have video conferences ...
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mic controlling all sound | can't use audio without mic on (feedback)

Internal mic on thinkpad x201 (XP) has screeching feedback. When the mic is turned mute (no way to totally disable), the result: nothing at all can be heard even though other features are not ...
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why can't I use my internal mic at the same time as my headphones?

I have a Samsung Series 7 NP700-Z5A, which has a dual-purpose mic/headphone jack. In both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, whenever I plug in my headphones the internal mic goes completely dead. When the ...
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Running USB cable lengths of 30 feet

I have a USB mic and would like to record from in a padded closet roughly 30 feet away from the computer. I read that buying a 30ft cable will not work, but is there anyway around this? According ...
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Microphone volume at maximum yet too quiet

I have got a reasonbly basic desktop microphone, however for reasons that I don't understand it is extremley quiet. I dual boot, both systems run Windows 7, one system is working just fine although ...
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Microphone fault after installing windows 7 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro

I was wondering if anyone could help me fix this microphone problem i've got. I was using vista ever since i've bought this laptop and just few days ago, a friend of mine gave me a copy of windows 7 ...
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Is Linux able to supply phantom power?

I have a microphone, which is phantom powered. Now that microphone uses an XLR interface, which connects to a small device, that device connects to PC using USB 2.0 interface. Microphone capture and ...
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Her microphone produces white noise, after a while?

When my friend Skypes with me or gets on FB Video with me, her sound works fine... at first. After a bit, it starts sounding like loud static. It happens more frequently as we restart video chats, ...
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Play a sound over the microphone stream?

This is not to spam someone. My friend wants to hear something over my microphone while retaining the quality (obviously playing it through my microphone using speakers would sound horrible). Is ...
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How do I listen to my microphone through my speakers in Windows 7?

I've looked around for the answer, and before you say it, I've used the "Listen to this device" feature built into Windows. The issue is that I have a USB microphone and there is a second delay before ...
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If I wanted to have Line-In and Microphone at the same time, how would I achieve this?

During livestreams, I want to be able to play games via my PSP, and still be able to hear it. At the same time, I'd like to be able to speak through microphone. How would I achieve this?
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Turtlebeach z6 earforce headset Mic is only producing muffled sounds

My Turtle Beach head set which I have been using for a while has just begun to produce muffled squeaking sounds whenever I speak on Skype. I can hear my voice normally through the speakers but my ...
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How can I get a headset's microphone to work on a laptop's combo audio jack?

I have an Asus laptop (K42JP to be more specific), running Windows 7, that has a combo audio/microphone 3.5mm jack. When I connect either the iPhone's headset or a Nokia headset, I get a pop-up asking ...
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Rosetta Stone Network V3 doesn't recognize built-in microphone in OSX Lion

I am using Rosetta Stone Network V3 on an early 2011 MacBook Pro running OSX Lion 10.7.3. When I log in, select a language and level, and then a lesson, I am prompted to select a microphone. The built ...
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Where can I get a splitter to connect a device with a single 3.5 mm plug into the audio input/output jacks on my laptop? [closed]

I recently bought the :Hype Retro Handset for Mobile Phone" -- its just a device that looks like a handset to use when chatting on a computer or mobile phone that plugs into the phone/computer with a ...
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Apply a DSP to my microphone in windows?

I'd like to be able to run my microphone through arbitrary DSP filters--Mostly for compression and amplification, but also noise cancelation would be nice. I'd then like to take that output and put ...
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Logitech webcam/mic combo not working on Ubuntu … (Mic doesn't work, Cam does)

A regular line-in microphone will work, but the mic on my mic/cam combo will not, but the camera works fine. How can I troubleshoot this? I'm running Ubuntu Oneiric.
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External Mic on Macbook Pro late 2010 not working under Bootcamp Windows 7

MacBook Pro late 2010, using Bootcamp 3.3, in Windows 7, 64bit, all updates current as of 2012-Mar-30. In MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard the MBP's combo (single) headset jack recognizes the (iPhone) ...
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iball i342MV Microphone Low recording volume

I have got some problems with the microphone recording volume in my Windows 7 machine. The mic is new and is working well in Win Xp and other OS. When I connected to my Win7 machine, the recorded ...
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Is my microphone broken?

I've been using Skype with my working mic for weeks and never had an issue. Today, I tried to talk to my friends but they can't hear me. However when I play a song they hear it. I didn't update ...
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External microphone not working on Windows 7 64 bit

I just bought Razer Carcharias headset. I plugged them in my laptop. I can hear everything but the microphone is not working. As you can see in the screenshot bellow the internal mic is disabled by me ...
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How to use my laptop as a loudspeaker?

As the title mentions, I want to use my laptop as a loud speaker. I would talk using my mic connected to the laptop and the sound should come from the speakers. I have Windows7 home edition on my new ...
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Disabling the internal microphone of a Laptop

My laptop is an Alienware m5500 with Windows Vista 32 Bit and it has a built-in mic. The issue with this is that I have an external mic that I need to use. Whenever I try to use Skype or Ventrilo it ...
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My Logitech USB Headset/Mic suddenly stopped working

Yesterday I inadvertently yanked the power plug on my USB hub. My Logitech headset/mic was plugged into this hub, a fact which may or may not be relevant. Before I yanked the power cord, the headset ...
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Is it possible to unmute the line-in/microphone output on a laptop?

I want to unmute line-in/microphone sound on a laptop. On my desktop PC, it's disabled by default, so you don't hear sound coming from it at all times, but it can be unmuted via Control Panel > ...
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How do I disable microphone volume auto-adjusting?

My coworkers started yelling at me today because apparently I started screaming in their ears during a Google hangout. And sure enough, when I go to the Microphone settings dialog, I can see the level ...
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What causes crackles on a USB microphone when connected via a USB hub?

I'm using a Logitech USB Desktop Microphone. It works perfectly when connected directly to the PC. However, if I connect it via a USB hub, it still is recognised, but I get all kinds of crackles and ...
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Built-in camera and mic don't work after upgrading to Windows 7

I upgraded the OS on my Sony VAIO laptop from Windows Vista to Windows 7 but now my built-in camera and microphone no longer work. I've checked Device Manager but it seems they are not there, nor can ...
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Good quality audio conferencing without a headset

I work at home and am doing a lot more video conferencing than I used to. I also use a softphone on the computer for most of my phone calls as well. Particularly when video conferencing I would like ...