Questions tagged [microphone]

a transducer or sensor that converts sound waves into an electrical signal that allows one to capture and record sound

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XLR Microphone not working with phantom power supply

I'm using macbook air. My XLR mic works fine without phantom power supply in between, it's just that audio is low. When I use phantom power supply, macbook doesn't detect the microphone. Has anybody ...
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`AppleCamera` used by Google Chrome even with all extensions+apps disabled/tabs closed

I'm noticing that Google Chrome (Version 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit) — current version as of writing this question) has enabled my MBP camera and, perhaps, the microphone: $ lsof | grep "...
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Controlling a microphone connected via combo jack

Short verstion (TL;DR) I have a microphone connected to my new MacBook via a splitter adapter (see the picture below), in which you can use the multifunction jack separating the input and output ...
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Recording with two USB microphones with different input numbers?

I'm trying to record a podcast using two different microphones (after already realising you can't record using 2x the same mic) on my Mac High Sierra. I've tried this with multiple microphones but I ...
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Audio port for external mic stops working until reboot

iMac 27", High Sierra. External headphones with mic (Bose QC25 if it matters). Everything works fine after system boots up. Then after some time (can be ~day, can be longer) mic on the headset stops ...
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How do I fix very quiet audio input on a MBP 2016?

I am using headphones at work that I also use at home. The difference is that my computer at home is an MBP 2015. The headphones work fine there. They are basic 4 pin phone earbuds, with volume and ...
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Built-in microphone level auto adjusts itself

My built in microphone in MacBook Air 13″ (2017) keeps adjusting itself to the maximum volume each time I have video/audio enabled in Google Chrome (or any other browser except Safari). This happens ...
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Preserve microphone settings while connecting Bluetooth headset

When I'm connecting Bluetooth headset with microphone, OS X automatically selects new output and input devices (headsets microphone). Is there any way to keep behavior of automatic output device ...
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System Audio is picked up on microphone when using headphones (discord, skype, macOS), how do I turn this off?

Specs: macOS Sierra 10.12.5, JBL in-ear headphones with microphone Ever since I got my new headphones, people on Discord and Skype could listen to me watching videos and listening to music, which is ...
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high sierra on MBP2010 microphone and card reader not working anymore

I have recently upgraded my MBP mid2010 to HighSierra and I am struggling to get the card reader and microphone to work. I can see them in the system report but the mic isn't working and the card ...
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iPad Air 2 microphone not working since iOS 11 update

Is it a common problem for iPad Air 2 microphone to not work? My method of communication is dictation, so the microphone is critical. It works on my synced iPhone 6.
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Internal microphone only works when Siri is activated - MacOS 10.13.2

https://imgur.com/a/jNpvW (video of the bug) Internal microphone works only when Siri is activated. I started noticing this after installing Boom 2 (I think), which I've uninstalled now and the ...
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possible to “push to talk” using iphone's headset?

I use my iPhone a lot for business calls. Improper use of the mute button could be a career-ender. Is it possible to use the iPhone's headset to toggle the mute button? Thanks!
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How to use MacBook pro internal mic and EarPods mic simultaneously?

Is there a way that I can add two audio inputs, where one is the built-in internal mic, and another is a wired earphone mic plugged into the headphone port? When I plug in the earphone/mic, I lose ...
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Recording video with two audio channels

I'm new to the filming/editing game and I am only equipped with my iphone 7+. I recently purchased a dual lightning adapter and Lavalier Lapel Microphone. I've started an ASMR channel that relies on ...
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Change safari input device (microphone)

I was trying to use this website: https://guitar-tuner.appspot.com But it wasn't working at all even after I allowed it access to the microphone. I suspected this may be to do with me having six ...
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How To Include External Microphone Audio In Headphones?

I have a pair of headphones with an AntLion ModMic (https://antlionaudio.com) that I use for making VoIP calls with a soft phone. Everything is working properly with one small caveat -- I can't hear ...
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No audio devices on Macbook Pro (Late 2011)

I have a Macbook Pro (Late 2011) running macOS Sierra that cannot recognize any audio devices. No headphones, no speaker, no microphone. I currently use a USB audio card, which works fine but isn't ...
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Combine two input sources to one input source?

Can I use soundflower and my microphone together at the same time? Example usage: stream desktop audio through Skype, while still being able to talk to the person simultaneously. I wonder if ...
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Is microphone quality different for iPhones and iPads?

Should there be any significant difference in quality between the iPad Pro 10.5 and iPhone 7 Plus, with respect to internal microphone quality? My iPad Pro seemed subjectively worse at dictation, so ...
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How to connect a 3.5mm microphone (not amplified) to an iMac for recording?

I have a headset which has separate headphone and microphone jacks (both 3.5mm) that I would like to do some recording with. I initially thought, just plug headphone into headphone and micrphone into ...
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How can I use EarPods with a dumb phone

I would like to use Apple EarPods with a Nokia 130 (dumb phone). I only need sound and microphone to work. I don't expect the volume control to work, since I assume it's proprietary. Inserting the ...
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How to always use macbook microphone with Bose QuietComfort 35?

I have noise canceling headphones (Bose QC 35), that also have microphone built-in. If the microphone is active, noise canceling doesn't work, they just pass through ambient sounds (this is by design. ...
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macOS sierra bluetooth headphones sound intermittently

I have a problem with my headphones (Sony MDR 1000X) on my mac (macOS sierra 10.12.5). It can connect well, but the sound of it is intermittent. After some searching, i found a solution by change the ...
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Microphone not working on third party apps only (iPhone 6)

Recently my iPhone's mic has stopped working but solely for third party apps such as Whatsapp, Snapchat & Telegram. I have tried the following: Restarting my phone Updating my phone to the ...
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How to force Siri to use ONLY internal microphone

I have a Bluetooth receiver in my car for playing music from my phone. It's great for that. But also has a microphone that sucks. My iPhone 7 automatically pairs with the device when I get in the ...
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External Bluetooth Microphone - iPad

I have a pair of Bluetooth headphones with a microphone and I want to use the microphone on the Bluetooth headphones to record some audio into an audio recording app on the iPad. I have tried multiple ...
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Can't record audio with Macbook + Earbuds

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina and I always used the EarBuds to talk on skype etc.. Suddenly it stopped working as the Audio Input. I still can listen to stuff, control the volume and everything ...
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macOS Bluetooth headphones connection

I use a set of Bluetooth headphones (Bose QC35) that can connect either with good audio or with a microphone and some distortion. This works well with my iPhone usually in the audio mode, but switches ...
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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

Ever since I purchased the AirPods (1st Generation), they demonstrate extremely poor quality while activating the AirPod mic, whilst they are connected to a Mac. When activating the mic to record ...
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Can I use an external microphone on my iPhone 7 for speakerphone calls?

I have an external microphone (Shure MV5) which I can connect to my iPhone 7 via a lightning connector. I know I can use this external microphone to record audio on my iPhone. But is there any way I ...
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Skype puts macOS users on mute for all calls on macOS Sierra

All of the Mac users in my organisation get put on mute whenever they make or receive Skype calls. None of the Windows users are affected. It mutes their microphones (headset or built-in) when their ...
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How to manipulate all six channels from Zoom H6 in Audio Midi Setup?

Is there a way to manipulate all six channels on the multi-channel device in Audio Midi Setup? If not, is there a way via the command line or another application to make sure that the applications ...
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mac OS microphone only works when using Siri, works fine on bootcamp

As the title says the mic only works in Mac OS when using Siri in any other application it is just muted, the input level in system setting is always 0 as shown in the picture unless I'm using Siri. ...
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Blocking the internal microphone hole

Anyone know why blocking the Macbook Air's internal microphone hole (using a tape or finger) seems to almost completely disable recording? Surely, sound should penetrate through the metal case. Could ...
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Set sensitivity of microphone from menu bar

Is there a way to disable the microphone by setting the sensitivity to zero from the menu bar on El Capitan? Is there a keystroke option? If I use ⌥ click (option+click) I can see the see the ...
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Hardware shut off of iPhone mic (eavesdropping prevention) [closed]

You may have heard of some news about iPhone (and computer) that some software can eavesdrop on you by, using a software/malware. A recent example of that is this one: Facebook Doesn’t Listen To ...
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Can I access internal microphone input level via Terminal?

I am interested in using my old MacBook as an audio baby monitor. My imagined workflow is to set a noise threshold for the internal microphone in the MacBook when baby is stirring or whining and to ...
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External mic not working anymore on Macbook Air

I have a Macbook Air "Early 2014" with OS 10.11.6. A few months ago, I used a lavalier mic plugged into the headphone/mic jack of this Macbook Air. I recorded lots of audio narrations of ...
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Attaching external mic to MacBook Air Mid 2011

I have a Mid 2011 MacBook Air that I want to connect an external microphone to. It looks somewhat like the first picture below, except that it has one ring on the audio jack instead of the usual three....
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Can I connect Apple Airpods to a Toshiba Portege laptop running Windows 8.1?

Apple's Airpods promise seamless connectivity to iPhones and Macs through intelligent sensors. At work I use my existing Apple Earpods for Skype business conference calls - as they provide a mic and ...
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External microphone input on iphone 7

Does anyone know how to import a microphone mono audio into iphone 7? Can I use a bluetooth transmitter to carry the microphone audio? Can an APP to pick up the microphone audio via bluetooth? like ...
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Use USB microphone (like a Snowball by Blue) to iPhone with Lightning cable

How to use a USB microphone like the Snowball Ice by Blue with an iPhone with Lightning port (such as iPhone SE)?
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Where's iPhone 7 microphone located?

From Apple’s official specs the bottom side holds two grills in addition to the Lightning port. Apple shows that the right grill holds built-in stereo speakers and a built-in microphone. The left ...
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Where is the mic located in apple earphones?

I heard someone say: The mic in the apple earphones is located in the earbuds itself - it listens to the vibrations from your head. I had always thought the earphones where in the volume adjuster ...
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Bluetooth Speaker microphones: Can they be used for “Hey Siri”?

I'm considering purchasing a Bluetooth portable speaker that has a built-in omnidirectional microphone. The advertising for the product says that the microphone can be used to "make calls" from a ...
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Will generic earphones allow basic inline remote / mic capability on my iPhone 6?

I'm interested in buying the Sony XBAA1AP earphones, and am curious if earphones that aren't specifically designed for iPhones, but which have an inline remote control / mic, will provide basic remote ...
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Connecting two devices to one phone

So I have been trying to connect my microphone to my iPhone 5s while connecting another device(a speaker) simultaneously. Is this possible in anyway? Also can I speak on the mic and hear from the ...
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What kind of input Jack can work on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) audio input port?

I was planning to buy a new mic for my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), but I tried connecting an old mic and nothing happened. The old mic is not broken, because I tested it on another PC and it ...
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Can iOS display the current audio input device?

Is there any way to tell whether an attached external mic is making contact with an iOS device? I am trying to attach an external microphone (Sennheiser MKE-400) to an iPhone 5. The mic has a 3.5mm ...

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