Windows 10: Laptop using built in mic rather than plugged in headset mic?

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  1. Laptop using built in mic rather than plugged in headset mic?


    Laptop using built in mic rather than plugged in mic?

    I’ve been having this problem ever since I purchased my laptop. The laptop model is the Alienware m15 r3, and the headset is the Razer Kraken X, 3.5mm variant. When using the headset plugged in, the laptop uses the built in mic rather than headset mic. I’ve confirmed this after plugging in an Xbox controller to the laptop via a USB cable and then plugging in the headset to the controller. The mic works perfectly this way, but when I unplug it the problem continues. I’ve set what I believe is the headset and headset mic to the default devices, updated drivers, checked the Realtek audio console, etc. I’ve spent an hour now searching for fixes without any luck.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Leave any questions below if it may help you out. Thanks in advance.

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    /u/owofelix, Nov 26, 2020
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  2. Windbrand Win User

    Laptop won't detect built-in mic on headsets/earbuds

    I'm running Windows 10 home on a Lenovo Ideapad laptop, and it doesn't detect the mic on any of my headsets/earbuds. I can hear playback fine on my headsets/earbuds, but it can't speak through them, since it insists on using the laptop's internal mic. This results in my typing/mouse clicks all being captured on audio.

    • In sound properties recording tab, I just see "microphone (Realtek high def audio)" and "stereo mix (Realtek high def audio)"
    • In sound properties playback tab, I just see "speakers (Realtek high def audio)", yet I hear audio fine on my headsets/earbuds?
    • In device manager, it doesn't detect a headset either, displays the same list as the recording tab
    So do all 3 of my headsets/earbuds have some kind of "plug and play but stays invisible to the OS" feature? One of them is the default Apple earbuds, I'm 100% sure there's a mic on there and these are brand new, so they aren't broken. Are these not supposed to appear as a "headset" device with the headset icon in sound properties?
     
    Windbrand, Nov 26, 2020
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  3. Zoladex Win User
    Laptop not splitting headset mic & audio?

    Hi
    Simple version. When i plug in my headset to my laptop windows10 is not splitting it into one output and one input.

    I fixed this years back by setting the popup box 'whats plugged in' from headphone to headset. Then it split the audio and mic. However i had to reinstall windows and now when i select headset it just mutes my laptop mic and audio manager just shows the one mic, but two audio outputs.

    It was working before the reset and i have tested the headset on another computer and it is working find.
    So far i tried device manage audio driver install, for both Realtek driver and High Definition driver but either resolve the issue.

    Any suggestions why windows would pick up one and not the other?

    I currently have it set to headphone plugged in so that i can use my laptop mic, but ive been told i sound really bad *Sad

    Cheers,
    Zola
     
    Zoladex, Nov 26, 2020
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  4. HEM
    HeM Win User

    Laptop using built in mic rather than plugged in headset mic?

    Laptop won't detect built-in mic on headsets/earbuds

    Hi,

    You may mute Mic: right-click on taskbar speaker/Sounds/Recording tab-->Mic properties/Levels-->mute.

    Your laptop should have two mini-jacks, usually in front. One for mic (line-input) and the other for earphones (line-output) or external speakers.
    You have to use a splitter cable which splits your 1 mini-jack headset cable into 2 mini-jack cables.
    One for mic and the other for earphones:

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