Questions tagged [microphone]

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 convert from TRS to TRRS?

I have a pair of headphones with a TRS pin connector. I am trying to connect them to my PC to use headphones and mic capability. Is it possible to convert from TRS female to TRRS male with no loss of ...
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Windows 10 does not connect to Sony WH-1000XM3 microphone

I have a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 that I am trying to use a headset and microphone simultaneously. The 3.5mm jack on the headphone is 3 pin so I bought a splitter so I could plug both splitter ...
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Any way to force Firefox to recognize my microphone without restarting it?

Whenever I restart pulseaudio, Firefox stops detecting my microphone and will remain that way until I also restart it, which I normally hate doing because it interrupts my flow. Is there a way to ...
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headphones not showing in playback

I have windows 8.1 (x64) on an Asus n550jk when I plug in my headphones it doesn't appear in the playback and when I try to use a mic the laptop uses it built-in mic I tried re-installing the driver ...
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How to enable speakers sounds when I plugin a external microphone ? (OS Xubuntu 16.04.6)

I have an external microphone and I would like to ask if is it possible to plugin this microphone then enable output sound for the speakers? So far when it's plugged the speakers sounds are disabled. ...
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Skype test call ok but can't be heard on other side

I set my microphone to USB, and it works fine on test call, but when I try a regular number, the mic output is too low and I can't be heard by the other party. Works fine on another computer.
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No sound from games or video when Bluetooth headset is used as input

I have a very strange problem on my Windows 10 computer: When connecting Bose bluetooth headphones and using their microphone (be it voice chat or just the "test microphone" functionality in many apps)...
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Does bluetooth 5.0 provide stereo audio and mic on Windows?

I've seen that with older bluetooth protocols it was impossible to get stereo audio and microphone working contemporarily in a bluetooth headset. The aptX codec was needed to do this. I'm wondering ...
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Microphone doesn't work (neither 3.5mm aux nor usb)

I've been suffering of this for a longer period of time, speaking 4 to 5 months. Basically any microphone wouldn't work. I tried 3 different 3.5mm clip-on microphones (through on-board sound and ...
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is it possible to connect Windows 10 WSL to the laptop microphone

I need to stream the laptop mic into the WSL environment. Install pulseAudio successfully on both windows and WSL - but my program still can't connect to the mic: (node program under WSL): var record ...
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Internal Realtek microphone_array not working

As the title suggests what problem I am facing,I am hoping for some clue how to proceed. No matter which app, the microphone does not record anything but when using an earphone microphone to record, ...
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How to get my laptop mic to work in linux?

I installed linux mint mate a while ago for a school project and just started actually using it as an alternative to windows. I still dual boot so I have both Windows 10 and Linux Mint on my laptop. ...
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Is it possible to redirect my Corsair USB mic input to my Sound Blaster Microphone input?

My reason for this is to use the Sound Blaster Recon 3DI's voice changer, but it doesn't read the USB input from my corsair's dongle it only reads through mic input jacks. Windows 10 Latest Build as ...
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I have the recon spark turtle beach headset but its still quiet on max

I bought the recon spark gaming headset and when I tried the mic it is really quiet for me even on max volume settings. I have a soundcard but I don't think it supports boosting my decibels because ...
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Applications have very low microphone input level?

I've got a 32-bit Windows machine that I've been using for several years now with devices on the microphone port for input. I've not used that feature for the last few months though (I mostly do that ...
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Record my voice and sounds comes from speaker at the same time

I recently purchased a laptop that has one audio jack (headset) instead of two jacks (one more Mic and one for Speaker) I want to record my voice for few seconds and then bring the Mic near the ...
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Play multiple sound devices

I am trying to play songs in a game whenever I press the mic (push to talk). My current problem: If I play any songs on the loud speakers and hear on mic, there is lot of disturbance from my ...
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Non-audio focused applications acquire poor microphone input

I have an USB headset (Plantronics Rig 500 HD) with a microphone on Windows 10. The microphone can only be configured for 2-channel (stereo) sampling in Windows sound controls. When I use programs ...
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Chrome Speech Recognition API stopped working in one browser, but works in Canary (MacOS)

I've been using the Speech Recognition API for a few years now (nothing too complex), but after not using it for about a year it is no longer working in my main Chrome browser: Version 77.0.3865.90 (...
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My apple headphones with Mic used to work fine on windows 10, but stopped working?

So, I have a mobile phone headphones which work perfectly fine with the mobile phone on skype. They used to work fine with skype on desktop too. But now all of a sudden they stopped working with ...
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Windows 10 microphone not working version 1803

I formatted my computer from Windows settings a few weeks ago. Since then, my microphone does not work. I switched all privacy settings for mic ON and I re-installed Realtek a few times. I thought ...
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HDMI capture to USB not capture audio

i have a Huawei te20 video conferencing (camera with mic) and a Magewell USB Capture HDMI Gen 2. I need to record the meetings/call, so i use the HDMI output on Camera and plug into the HDMI CAPTURE ...
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Headset mic not working only in Windows 10 ASUS ROG laptop

This is not the common "I plugged the mic in the headphones jack" error (sadly), I'll describe the scenario and then what I've tried. ASUS ROG G750JW laptop running Windows 10 Home version 1903 (...
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Realtime noise suppression on Windows

I have a pretty solid microphone. The only issue with it is that is is boosted a lot and with boosting comes noise. If I use OBS for my video recordings with noise suppression filter on my microphone ...
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ALC3266 w/ Intel CM238 on Alienware 13R3 - Debian 10 Kernel 5.2.11 - ALSA - No Input on Both Combo and HeadPhone Jack

I have a problem with ALSA Audio. It does not record input from Combo Jack or Mic Jack. From Combo Jack output sound is fine. Title is giving the info on hardware. Additionally, my Mic Jack can be ...
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JBL 460T connected to PC but mic not working windows 10

Hi I'm using windows 10 Pro on a PC which I built myself. My bluetooth headphone gets connected and also stereo audio works fine. But when it comes to hands free I do not get any audio nor does the ...
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Laptop microphone is not working

I have a microphone built into my laptop. It is not working in any application (for example, when I try to make a Skype or Zoom call, the application gives me a message that the microphone is not ...
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Blue Snowball Ice usb mic has echo sound

I use the Blue Snowball Ice usb mic. I have put mic around 6 - 12 inches from my mouth. I have used screen cast ometic Normalize and Reduce Noice functionalities of that tool. But I can hear a big ...
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How can I use my Android smart phone as a microphone for my laptop?

I have a USB cable that can connect my Android smartphone to my laptop's USB port. This scheme is obviously cheaper than buying a separate standalone computer microphone. My computer's microphone is ...
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ALSA Error: ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:1713:(_snd_pcm_hw_open) Invalid value for card

Hey there dear community, I have been struggling with getting a Raspberry 3b+ and microphone setup to run for a few days now, interestingly getting the same error on both projects simultaneously even ...
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Unable to record voice using windows 7 “Sound Recorder”

I tried to use the "sound Recorder" which comes with windows 7, as follow:- but when i did a test >> where i click on "Start Recording" >> i did a test speech >> click on "Stop Recording" >> where a ....
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Soundcard microphone suddenly stops working for no reason

A couple of months ago I bought a Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 Sound card to improve my sound quality for gaming. It works great with everything except with my microphone. I'm using a ModMic ...
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Windows 10: Mic Failure

My laptop is running on Windows 10 version 1903. I installed this version last week and I am sure this issue comes after 1903 is installed, previously version 1803 & 1809 I have no such problem at ...
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Is there a possibility to change microphone sound level using Windows Registry editing tools, eg. Regedit or REG command?

I'm making a script to change parameters of a microphone (name, sample rate, bit depth, channels and sound level) but I cannot find any subkey for sound level. I checked if I can modify that value ...
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Blue Yeti microphone is stuck on stand

I've had this issue for a while now, and have been unable to resolve it. My Blue Yeti is stuck on its stand. As shown in this picture here, this is its highest position. I've managed to remove one ...
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PulseAudio muting and unmuting internal microphone randomly

I have problem with PulseAudio, it keeps muting and unmuting microphone randomly. Or maybe it is a problem with ALSA... I tried to find some trigger that is causing it but without success. Has ...
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Microphone crackling

I have an issue with microphone. When I speak others can hear crackling, I tried different settings in alsamixer and also tried to play a little bit with PulseEffects but none of these two helped. ...
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How to find which program is accessing the webcam through audiodg.exe?

A webcam's light has been intermittently coming on, and I'm trying to track down what program is accessing it (without just blindly killing programs until the light goes off). I've gone through the ...
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Streaming microphone from windows 10 to Linux using Pulseaudi

I have a microphone on my windows 10 and a speaker on my Linux: When I talk to mic, I want to hear it live on Linux over Network by usning PulseAudio. I am a beginner with linux. I will be Thanksfull ...
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Failed to create AV capture input device: Cannot use Built-in Microphone

I want to record the microphone on macOS with FFMPEG. I run: ffmpeg -f avfoundation -i ":1" -acodec libmp3lame -ab 32k -ac 1 output.mp3 and get this error: [avfoundation @ 0x7fcf2b000800] Failed to ...
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Dell Precision 3510 microphone?

I have a Dell Precision 3510 laptop (about one year old). However, somehow I cannot find a camera. In the device settings I see under Audio Inputs and Outputs only one item: - Speakers / Headphones (...
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Earphone-microphone combo for TWO applications concurrently?

Windows 10: If I use the earphones of an earphone-microphone combo for listening to audio notes (.mp3 on my pc) from a transcription software, can I use the micro of the same combo to dictate into ...
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Apps don't show up in camera and microphone privacy settings in macbook

I cannot allow camera and microphone of my macbook pro to be used in different applications (Google Chrome, Slack etc.) as they do not appear in System Preferences->Security & Privacy->Microphone/...
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PulseAudio: Send/receive audio trough server to/from clients

On an Ubuntu PC I want to select a LAN-based PulseAudio available speaker and microphone from an audioserver (Raspberry Pi). The server shall not contain any speakers or microphone itself, just ...
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Desktop Audio Muted when mic is active

I have no clue why but my when my mic is being actively used by a program, for example, OBS, it will just straight up mute any sound playing from my PC, but will pick it up in the recording just fine. ...
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Skype Business Web cannot detect my microphone in Windows 10

When I join a conference with Skype Business Web, I get a yellow bar at bottom "your microphone does not work", when I plug in my headset on the front microphone/headphone jacks, on the back ...
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PulseAudio cannot Record with Consistent Rate, realtime

I want to record my microphone and process in real time, eg. show an oscilloscope view of the microphone signal. I've tried 3 ways to get the data out of PulseAudio and they all perform the same. ...
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My Dell computer microphone doesn't work in windows but works in Ubuntu

I am using DELL latitude E5530 non-Vpro computer, i installed both Ubuntu 19.04 and windows 10 19H1 in separate partitions. I have updated all the drivers including sound and microphone. but in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS - Other side can't hear from headset

When i plugin headset in the jack and open any audio/video, I'm able to hear the audio being played. While when i connect to skype, bluejeans and do audio testing, i am unable to hear my own voice. ...
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Every plug for my microphone doesn't work

Yesterday my friend's microphone suddenly stopped working and it made only static noise. Trying to help him out I figured out that the headset is not the problem since in other device they work ...