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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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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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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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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Simultaneously record microphone and speakers

Ok, I know this has been asked multiple times on every website imaginable but I've still never been able to get an actual answer, so I'm hoping my asking this won't be a waste of time. I have a ...
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Microphone echos in Skype on Logitech G430 Headset

My Logitech G430 Headset has just randomly started echoing in Skype. I don't have any other voice chat software, so I don't know if it's just Skype. When I select Listen to this device in the Sound ...
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Skype conference with two people in the room

How to organize skype conference with two people in the room and avoid two microphones input overlay? Each user must have his own headphone to hear audio from his own PC. Should I buy specific ...
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Headset Buzzing when laptop power plugged in

I have a Thinkpad Edge E535 Laptop and a Logitech G35 headet. When I use the microphone to record stuff there is a small humming/buzzing sound in the background when the laptop is plugged in to AC. ...
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Headset microphone far too quiet while at max

I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64 using an official Microsoft Xbox 360 wired headset which is plugged into an Afterglow Xbox 360 controller, connected to my computer via USB. The computer recognizes that ...
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How can I add effects to sound going into my mic live on Mac OSX?

I'm wondering if there is software out there that I can use to edit the sounds going into my mic that will change the way my voice sounds. Preferably live since I want to stream to Skype and Google ...
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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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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 muted....
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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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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 ...
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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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Recording microphone jack in Ubuntu

Greetings, I'm attempting to record Live TV from a TV capture card to FLV files with FFmpeg. When I first started on this project 2 weeks ago I was expecting something quit simple. Yet, so far I've ...
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My microphone does not work with Flash Player in Mozzila while I have a bluetooth speaker plugged in

My operating system is an up to date Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. This is really just Debian Jessie with an additional repository. I use Flash to broadcast myself. Flash registers my microphones. ...
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Headphone jack broke and trying to force the speakers

My headphones jack is broken inside of my laptop. I need to replace it but can't now. I used to listen from my computer from both headphones and speakers, but I opened up my laptop today and I couldn'...
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debian 8 usb headset mic not working

I have a fresh debian 8 install, with mate desktop, I am using Logintech H390 USB headset, the sound works fine, the microphone input driver is available but sound recording it's not recording ...
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Razer Dark Shark issue with microphone noise and IPhone incompatibility

Ηello I own a Razer Dark Shark headset. Ever since I bought it, I have issues with the microphone which makes a very loud and anoying noise with the slightest of movement. For instance, when I'm ...
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VXMBA bm-700 microphone low sound

My english is not the greatest, but I hope you can still catch what I'm trying to say. I recently bought a new desktop microphone for my pc, but When I was talking to my friends in skype they could ...
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Why isn't the mic volume and receiving volume working?

When I join a group call, host a group call, or call the Echo/Sound Test Service my mic starts to increase in volume as I speak and the volume of my friends is maxed out. I can't lower it. The ...
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Microphone not recording

I have a microphone set as default device with normal levels, but it doesn't record anything. Sound works fine. I have windows 10 and it works fine on my other computer. I have reinstalled the drivers,...
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Microphone boost makes noise through headphones

When my microphone boost is turned up (+30.0 dB), I can hear my recording clearly, but I hear a noise in my headphones, but when it's lowered (+20.0 dB) the noise is unnoticable, but I can barely hear ...
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Win10 + Kinect 2 as microphone

Trying to use my Kinect 2 (aka XBox One Kinect) with Windows 10 PC as a living room microphone. I have it hooked up using the official PC adapter, and it works pretty good -- when I have the Windows ...
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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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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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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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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 Lync/...
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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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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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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 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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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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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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Can I connect to a remote desktop computer to make a call using a home telephone landline number?

I am living in country B, I own a residence in country A where my family lives. There is a desktop computer that I remotely access and use through TeamViewer. Can I use that computer to make calls ...
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Can a PC react to phone headset controls?

I have seen MacBook users plug in their headsets and being able to use the remote controls for volume, play and pause without a problem. According to this answer, the signals are sent over the wire ...
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Windows 8 lowers volume on using any software that involves the microphone

This is not affected by Do nothing in Sound > Communication tab. So everytime I open a software that may involve microphone usage, my playback volume is automatically lowered. Easily reproducible by ...
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Microphone volume gets low after while

The volume on my USB microphone (Sennheiser pc363d) gets really low after a random time interval. (My friends on skype says the volume on my mic is so low you can barely hear it, although it isn't ...
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OnBoard Microphone (P8Z77-V LK) has a lot of static

Recently my SoundBlaster has been acting up and my PC would occasionally BSOD with a STOP 124 message. I am trying to rule out or confirm it is my SB by removing it from my PC and using onboard audio ...
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Record audio from Microphone and Computer/Speakers at same time?

The title basically says it all, this is what I have: Windows 8.1 x64 Playback Devices: Speakers(default): Levels: Realtek HD audio output: 54 (There are no other sliders on this screen) ...
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Manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is it possible to manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? The Dragon NaturallySpeaking Audio Setup Wizard automatically determines the supposedly best microphone volume (some ...
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save alsamixer input source centos 6

I am not able to save the input source of my alsamixer. Every time I reboot the system the input source is set back to front mic. I want it to stay as rear mic. I tried alsactl store I disabled ...
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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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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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Sennheiser PC360 Microphone Suddenly Stopped Working

Just recently, my Sennheiser PC360's microphone stopped working. Yesterday Night, it was working 100% fine. Muting correctly, un-muting, volume boosting, etc. I woke up this morning, and got into a ...
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Catch headset pause/play keypresses in Windows

I have a new Ultrabook which has single audio jack for input and output instead for separate 3.5 mm jacks we used to have on older machines. The jack is probably similar to American Audio Jack ...
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Record the sound of a program to the microphone

I want to record the sound of a program and to direct it as an microphone entry on linux. For instance, I'm listening a music on youtube, and I want that music to be send to my skype's conversation ...
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How can I blacklist a program from accessing a mic or volume controls?

In this particular case, I have a program that ignores settings for mic usage (eg, it always-transmits even when its own push-to-talk and such is set, and causes all other program's volume to be ...
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Windows microphone has some weird distortion over it

I'm a Windows 7 user, I have a USB headset that has been working perfectly fine for some time until recently. Now the microphone adds some kind of distortion to the sound. And another weird thing is, ...
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When I adjust the microphone levels it always goes back to 0. What do I do?

I´ve got windows 7 and I´ve also got a problem with my external microphone on my desktop. It used to work fine just minutes ago until I restarted my computer. Then the microphone stopped working. The ...