I recently bought a Zalman ZM-MIC1 because the built-in microphone of my pc (Qosmio X500) is rather crappy. However I've been trying for hours now but I can't get it to work at all. It doesn't even show up under recording devices, the only thing that is displayed there is Conexant SmartAudio HD.
The microphone works fine on a different laptop, on which the Realtek HD Audio Manager pops up as soon as I connect it. From what I've gathered online, it looks like Conexant and Realtek are two different hardware types? Does that mean that this microphone is not supported by my pc?
It just seems weird to me that a certain type of microphone would not work at all on particular pcs, especially as there is nothing mentioned about Realtek on the box the mic came in. But, I'm out of ideas. I've updated all drivers
and the only sign of life I get when connecting the microphone is a short waiting animation in Conexant SmartAudio.
If anyone could shed some light on this I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!