I bought a headset with built-in mic today. It does its main job of listening to audio. However, the built-in does not work in PC. However, it does work in mobile and laptops.

The only difference that I can think of between mobile/laptop and PC is that the PC has separate audio output and input jacks. On the other hand, the mobile and laptops have just one.

I tried inserting the headphone pin in both the mic jack and the audio output jack. It only outputs audio in both of them and does not record anything.

How can I get it to work in PC?


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The PC needs separate mic and phones plugs. Your headset has a single plug with both mic and phones in one plug. You need an adapter to plug between PC and headset to make them compatible.

  • Thanks Justme. :) I just have one more question. Even if there are separate plugs, why does my headset play audio in both slots? Shouldn't it just record when inserted in the mic slot?
    – Real Noob
    May 10, 2021 at 5:53
  • No, headset will only be compatible with the headphone jack and work as headphones in the headphones jack. It will not work as a microphone in the microphone jack, because the microphone jack would try to use the headphone pins as microphone.
    – Justme
    May 10, 2021 at 7:05

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