Microphone not picking up voice?

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  1. Sketchy1
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    for some reason, i plug my earphones (with built in mic) into my pc's mic port, but i cant seem to get voice input. i raised the microphone boost to +20, but all i can get are basic sounds, like me blowing into it or tapping it on a desk.

    any help would be appreciated, cause its driving me crazy
     
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    Is it a combo mic/headphone port, or are there two separate ports for that?
     
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    Have 4 ports:

    2 for headphones (audio only, one is line in)
    1 dual port
    1 mic only port

    I've been trying the mic only and dual port
     
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    Hm. Does the mic work properly with a phone?
     
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    Yes it did work, have checked the mic because I too thought it was just a faulty headset when I first noticed this
     
  6. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    there is some bullshit by different companies mainly apple.
    i guess you using a 3.5 headphones with the 4 rings right?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_connector_(audio)#PDAs_and_mobile_phones

    check if they both work in iphone. probably you will experience that issue in iphone...
    and your pc uses the iphone jack standard (or vice versa)
     
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    Only things I got on hand are 2 iPods atm

    Edit: just tried on an iPod touch 2g (without the built in mic) and it did work using the recording app
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    it's a mess.. are you sure it's just not your port bad? picking basic sounds seems like it has really bad connection... or not properly inserted...
    anyway, i got some apple headphones (dont judge me, i got them free), i am surprised that both audio and mic work, but the volume keys don't...
    i suspect that you got a case of the "wrong TRRS standard" either that, or a bad port.
    you can always get cheap as hell adapters in ebay to turn your 1 jack headset into mic and audio jacks
     
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    I also noticed, my headphones only have 3 rings

    Does that change anything?
     
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