How do I use the mic on my headphones instead of my laptop mic?


Nov 21, 2016

I have the Skullcandy Crushers. They have a mic on a remote that is on the wire of the headphones. I want to be able to use it on Skype instead of my laptop mic. My laptop only has one jack, which the headphones are plugged in to. I've tried going into control panel and scanning it under the recording category, but it doesn't show up.

Any ideas?


Dec 7, 2014
Bottom right of the screen, Click the volume icon, Go to recording devices, Target your scullcandys microphone, Right click, set as default communication device. done

in order to completely disable the microphone, Right click the laptop microphone, Disable it, this will force the headset to kick on


Nov 21, 2016

Nothing shows up for my headphones/mic.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Simo Erberg Laptop Tech Support 4
S Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 0
Salads Laptop Tech Support 2
S Laptop Tech Support 0
R Laptop Tech Support 0
Manuja55 Laptop Tech Support 2
Pentovillianking Laptop Tech Support 1
F Laptop Tech Support 5
K Laptop Tech Support 14
M Laptop Tech Support 1
H Laptop Tech Support 1
B Laptop Tech Support 1
S Laptop Tech Support 1
L Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 3
M Laptop Tech Support 1
T Laptop Tech Support 1
J Laptop Tech Support 1
S Laptop Tech Support 2
Similar threads
Solved! My old pair of headphones works fine on my laptop and a new pair sounds bad.
Question Audio issues with Bluetooth 5 Headphones (Motorola Escape 220) with Bluetooth 4 Laptop (Toshiba Satellite L50-C)
Question Turtle beach headphones mic is not being detected on windows 10 laptop
Solved! Headphones just randomly stop working on my laptop from time to time
Question A complicated issue with a crackling speaker - disabling it requires uninstalling RealTek drivers?
Question My headset microphone picks up all sounds played through my headphones. No changes in windows sound settings help!
Solved! Headphones are not detected by laptop
Solved! when i plug an ear/headphone into the audio jack into my laptop, it works for like 3-10 minutes and then all of a sudden it stops working.
Solved! why does only the sound work and not my mic when i plug in my headphones to my laptop?
Solved! internal laptop mic disabled when i plug in headphones
Question My laptop sound not working after using headphones
Question Headphones can't be put in when I play Games
Question Laptop is using dedicated mic instead of external mic
Question Headphones make intermittent static noises while connected to laptop
Solved! If I unplug my headphones, audio will only play through laptop speaker until restart.
Solved! My laptop's built-in mic doesn't work when headphones are plugged in
Solved! any headphones i put into my laptop arent being recognized by it. All sound is just going through the speakers. What do I do?
My headphone jack was accidentally plugged in the USB port and now my laptop won't come on it immediately shut off it's an HP
Headphones not working on laptop
Laptop Only Detects Headphones When Restarted, and Audio Quality is Terrible