3.5mmAUX Microphone Help

ShastaSaurus

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I have a ASUS X550JX Laptop http://
The microphone I am trying to use is the SOONHUA SH-666 http://

I am having trouble with a new mic I bought on amazon about 5 days ago. The microphone is not being recognized by my computer as a microphone and only disables the audio because the computer thinks it is an AUX speaker. I have looked in my audio control panel and did not see the microphone under speakers or microphones. I have looked for about an hour on these forums and many others looking for a helpful answer and have found nothing.

I would greatly appreciate it if somebody could help me solve this, and I am sure other people will too.
 

popatim

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You are inserting a stereo mic jack into a 3.5mm combo jack that only has mono input so you are confusing the audio controller. You need a breakout cable like this and then just plug the mic into the pink one and your headset in the other (green).
http://www.amazon.com/Conwork-2-Pack-Headset-Smartphone-Adapter/dp/B015016UZW/

Your other option is to return your mic and purchase a usb mic and continue to use your laptops internal speakers.
 

popatim

Splendid
Moderator
You are inserting a stereo mic jack into a 3.5mm combo jack that only has mono input so you are confusing the audio controller. You need a breakout cable like this and then just plug the mic into the pink one and your headset in the other (green).
http://www.amazon.com/Conwork-2-Pack-Headset-Smartphone-Adapter/dp/B015016UZW/

Your other option is to return your mic and purchase a usb mic and continue to use your laptops internal speakers.
 
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