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 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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Bad sound quality of 3.5mm headphone with mic on laptop

I have a set of headphones that have a built-in mic for hands-free calling. They work great on my Sony Ericsson Cedar cellphone. The problem is that when I connect headphone to my Dell N5010 laptop ...
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Drivers for headphones with in-line mic and remote control

Is there a way to get the in-line microphone and remote controller on headphones to work on Windows? I've got Koss iSpark designed to work with iPhone, but also other smartphones. It has in-line ...
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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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How to play MP3 files into the microphone input

In a chat session, whenever I want the other person to hear a pre-recorded voice, I need to play it on my speakers and use my microphone to capture it. How can I play MP3 files into the microphone ...
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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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How to output microphone directly to speakers?

I want my microphone to directly output to my laptop's speakers. I'm able to do something along these lines by recording then playing, but I want to do it live. Any suggestions how to do this?
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How to record sounds directly from my soundcard?

I want to record a sound that comes from a program in my computer, directly from my soundcard, not using crappy microphone to record it! I was able to do this easily on WinXP by choosing "what u ...
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How can I use iPhone headsets as a computer microphone?

iPhone headsets have both microphone and headphone functionality using 1 jack. However, my computer has two jacks for two different things: Microphone and headphones. How can I use it for both on my ...
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Direct sound from speakers (output) to mic (input)

This is an attempt make Skype and Ventrilo more fun/easier. I'm essentially looking for a method/hardware/application that does essentially the same thing as me physically moving my speakers to beside ...
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Listen to a microphone remotely

Is there a way to listen remotely to a microphone located on a another computer? I don't want to do a remote desktop connection with sound support, nor to connect to a webcam using some client (Java, ...
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How can I redirect sound coming in from the mic to the speakers output

I can record sounds using my mic, however I cannot hear my voice through the speakers. I have a realtek card (I have a ACER one notebook). I have been reading a lot of information in the web but I ...
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Why Mic not working on my computer with not-USB headsets?

Sndrec32.exe is able to record my voice on other PC , but it fails to record my voice on my PC. I am having this driver : microsoft uua funtion driver for high definition audio -adi 1986 ...
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USB Microphone too Quiet [duplicate]

I just got a new Snowflake USB Microphone and my recordings are way too quiet in Windows 7. I was previously using a Logitech headset, which recorded fine. I have the Snowflake on my monitor, and ...
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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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How to record sound directly from output?

I'm not sure if I'm asking the question right, but I want to record sound, by connecting its output to my pc's mic input. Is this possible ? I have a Line 6 POD 2.0 guitar processor, and a big jack ...
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how to hear mic sound over speakers- Ubuntu karmic

I want to hear the sound that goes into the notebook's mic from the notebook's speaker itself. I am on Ubuntu 9.10
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How to Record Both Mic Audio and Speakers while using headset

I'm trying to record my screen with sound at the same time, but right now, my jack stopped working (it's with the red light) and I have to use a headset so that I can have sound on my Mac. So my ...
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Stream microphone through PC over

I have a microphone hooked up to a Windows 7 PC. I need to broadcast this microphone live across my local network to Android/iPhone devices connected by wi-fi. I can't seem to find a method to get ...
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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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Quality of bluetooth headsets as microphone

I'm thinking about getting a bluetooth headset to use primarily as computer microphone. Question is: do they typically have good quality compared to traditional wireless microphones (or classic wired ...
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How to play from mic to speakers in Ubuntu Karmic?

Ok, I have a silly problem. I have few bluetooth headsets lying around and I want to make DIY baby monitor out of them. All I need is for some application to listen to the mic and send it to the ...
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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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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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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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Noise Activated Software

I read about a piece of software a while ago that a guy developed that would listen for his dog to start barking or making noise, and then play back a prerecording message of him telling the dog to be ...
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How to play the sound from the microphone?

I would like to amplify my voice using the computer. My Windows won't play the audio from the mic by default. How to configure it to do so? Should I use some app? Which one?
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How do I swap back my audio device?

It seems my microphone and speaker devices are swapped somehow. (Note that this device can detect whether my mic is unplugged/ plugged in) I cannnot input sound using my microphone However, when ...
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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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Getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini

I just bought a new microphone, and plugged it into the back of my Mac Mini. I can't seem to get it to work. I went to System Preferences > Sound > Input, and the only device I see listed is "line ...
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Using the Mac Pro integrated microphone in VirtualBox Windows XP Host?

Is it possible to use the integrated microphone that comes with the Mac Book Pro inside Virtual Box with Windows XP Host? Because I tried and the only thing I get is noise.
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windows 7 or Skype ignores microphone's boost at EACH conversation

Using REaltek codek and Windows 7. Microphone becomes silent since the begining of every Skype conversation. It forces me to set mic boost on 0db and then again on 20db EVERY single conversation. ...
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Annoying sound from microphone in headphone

I recently bought a Plantronics bluetooth headset for VOIP in Skype. But I am facing an annoying problem. The microphone is really sensitive and I could hear all the background noises and my sound ...
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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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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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Speaker sound volume drops when microphone is active

Whenever the microphone is used by some application, the speaker volume drops about 50%. Even if I open the sound device settings, the volume drops because the microphone will be activated. I already ...
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Is this sort of an audio adapter splitter that I'm looking for?

I have ASUS N550JV laptop and it has one COMBO audio jack. I want to use my Logitech G230 audio headset which has two jacks, one for audio and one for microphone. Searching the web, I realized I need ...
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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 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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What is a good microphone and overall setup for family video chat through Skype? [closed]

I have the main TV in the family room hooked up to web camera and a microphone, which allows the whole family at once to video chat. I'm happy with the setup, with the exception of the microphone - it ...
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Jack probs with heaphones/earbuds

So I already asked this question, but I couldn't respond to the answers. I can't hear out of the left ear of any headphones/earbuds because I have to push the jack towards the Earth to hear out of it. ...