Windows 10: Microphones are showing but not picking up sound. HELP!

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  1. gabecorr Win User

    Microphones are showing but not picking up sound. HELP!


    Hello,

    I just got Turtle Beach Recon 50P Stereo Gaming Headset. It comes with a built in microphone. When i plug it in, the audio works but the mic does not. I went to the "recording" settings under the "Sound" settings and I have microphones showing but only the Laptops Build in microphones pick up sound.

    I've plugged multiple different mics into the laptop AUX and none will pick up sound.

    :)
     
    gabecorr, Dec 27, 2018
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  2. Arcadian Win User

    Microphone still unable to pick up sound from Dragon Speech


    Not a techie at all sorry but follow your general drift which is interesting. I've now got a mike input (USB Pro Sound) but how do you make the connection to the headphone output as there's two separate wires ?
     
    Arcadian, Dec 27, 2018
    #2
  3. Microphone is picking up the laptop's sounds.

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about using Microphone as expected on Windows 10, we will assist you with this issue.

    I would suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1:


    • Right click on the sound icon in the taskbar and select the
      Recording Devices menu.

    • In the Recording
      tab of Sounds window, you will notice the microphone which is active, i.e. the one with a green tick mark. Right click on the active microphone and select its
      Properties.

    • Select the Levels Tab. This tab exhibits you two sections:
      Microphone andMicrophone Boost.

    • Use the sliders to modify your volume settings. You can take the Microphone Boost slider up to +40 dB. To save the changes click on Ok.

    If you do the modification while the conversation goes on then you will get the immediate feedback of the output sound from the end user and so you can adjust the volume using the sliders as per requirement.

    Method 2:


    • Right click on Start to open the Power User Menu.

    • Click on Control panel and then on
      Sound.

    • Click on the Communication tab in the sound window. You will see four options under
      When Windows detects Communication activities.

    • Click on the radio button next to
      Do nothing. Click on Apply and then
      OK. You might need to restart the computer to implement the changes.

    Hope it helps. If you need further assistance, please do let us know and we would be happy to help you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Dec 27, 2018
    #3
  4. Microphones are showing but not picking up sound. HELP!

    Microphone picks up headphone audio.

    Hi,

    A microphone is a sound receiver device that can record sounds and convert it to an audio file. To help us identify your concerns with your microphone, we’d like to ask you a few questions:

    • What is the exact brand and model of your microphone?
    • Which version or build of Windows device are you using? To know, press
      Windows + R
      to open the Run window. Type winver and press
      Enter. A new window will open showing the version and build number of your Windows device.
    • What were the recent changes made on your computer before you experienced this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    • Did you receive any error messages?
    • Did you use this microphone normally before? If yes, can you tell us if this was working properly?
    • Have you already contacted your manufacturer of your microphone for troubleshooting instructions?
    • Can you check if the device was installed properly in the Device Manager? To check it, follow these steps:
    1. Press Windows key + X.

    2. Click Device Manager.

    3. Expand Sound, Video and game controllers.

    4. Check if the devices under it have a yellow exclamation mark.

    In addition, you can visit this link:
    How to set up and test microphones in Windows 10 to know how to reinstall your microphone on your
    PC.

    We are looking forward to your response.
     
    Johann Eva, Dec 27, 2018
    #4
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