My headset microphone isn't being picked up but the headphones work and it works just fine on ps4. i tried to set up microphone but that doesn't even pick up the sound. I have tried the usual methods, update drivers, adjust sound in recording, the headphones don't even appear in listening but theirs still sound coming out of the headset. Their is a laptop mic but when the cord is plugged in there is nothing being picked up. I want to talk to my friends but my laptops mic is of shit quality so i got a headset and now i have to deal with this?!!!!
Well, it could be that the port you are connecting to is only output, rather than input/output, or it could be that while it is a combo input/output, it isn't functioning correctly. If it is the first one, the headset would never work for the mic. No input. If it is the second one, then the only fix would be to either replace the port, or connection through a USB instead, using a 3.5mm to USB adapter.
Also, if the headset is a two plug one, then it may be the plug for the mic is not working, leading to the same solutions as above. Either replace the port it plugs into, or get an adapter and connect via USB.