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Windows 7: Microphone picking up sounds, but not voice.

01 Jun 2014   #1
tomwaterman2010

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Microphone picking up sounds, but not voice.

Hi all,

I am trying to get my microphone (a Samsung earbud mic) to work. My computer can hear everything that is "loud", like when I tap the microphone on the desk or when I breathe heavily into the mic. But the mic can't hear my voice at all. The microphone boost is maxed out (at 30 dB) and the microphone is not muted. I have looked for several hours online but no one else seems to have posted a similar problem. Any ideas?


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02 Jun 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Exactly what do you have? What type of plug is on the mic? If it was made for phones, and some game consoles it will have a "three" connector (Tip, Ring1, Ring2, Sleeve) rather than the standard 1/8" stereo (Tip, Ring Sleeve) connector that is used for PC mics.

If it is the three connector plug you will have to get an adapter to make it work.
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02 Jun 2014   #3
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Just to add some pictures.

Here is a 3 conductor plug and a 2 conductor plug


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