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Posted · Original PosterOP

i recently bought a razer kraken headset, the mic is not working !
i am sure the hardware is fine because i tried the headset and the mic on my android phone and it did record.

please help

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4 minutes ago, call me al said:

i recently bought a razer kraken headset, the mic is not working !
i am sure the hardware is fine because i tried the headset and the mic on my android phone and it did record.

please help

How is it connected?

If it's using a single 3.5mm wire to connect, you would need to get a splitter on PC. Your Android phone has a 4 pin 3.5mm jack, which can take microphone+headphones at the same time. But your PC has two separate ports for both; meaning you need to get a female 4 pin 3.5mm to 2 male 3 pin 3.5mm wires.

Like this: https://www.amazon.com/Damomon-Female-Headset-Splitter-Adapter/dp/B011IKHHTW/


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Posted · Original PosterOP

minibois

actually my laptop has just one port, does that mean it is a 3 pin or a 4 pin ?

i also have this spliter you mentioned, it came with the headset in the box

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30 minutes ago, call me al said:

minibois

actually my laptop has just one port, does that mean it is a 3 pin or a 4 pin ?

i also have this spliter you mentioned, it came with the headset in the box

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Anyways, so you're connecting the headphones with a 3.5mm jack to your laptop's port? And your laptop has 1 port? That surely has to be a headphone+microphone combo port. But you can double check this by looking at the icon next to it. If it's a combination port, it will show a combination of a headphone and microphone next to the port.

Ensure your privacy settings are not blocking the program you're using, from accessing the microphone (Settings > Privacy > 'Allow apps to access your microphone').

 

Try going to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound > Recording > Press your microphone (which could be something like 'Realtek audio' too) > click > Set Default > Now go to properties > Listen > tick the 'Listen to this device' > Apply

Now talk. Do you hear anything?


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1 hour ago, minibois said:

Be sure to press the 'quote' button underneath a user's post, that way we get a notification of your response.

image.png.c892d8884e53b92e23032f8384edbe60.png

 

Anyways, so you're connecting the headphones with a 3.5mm jack to your laptop's port? And your laptop has 1 port? That surely has to be a headphone+microphone combo port. But you can double check this by looking at the icon next to it. If it's a combination port, it will show a combination of a headphone and microphone next to the port.

Ensure your privacy settings are not blocking the program you're using, from accessing the microphone (Settings > Privacy > 'Allow apps to access your microphone').

 

Try going to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound > Recording > Press your microphone (which could be something like 'Realtek audio' too) > click > Set Default > Now go to properties > Listen > tick the 'Listen to this device' > Apply

Now talk. Do you hear anything?

appreciate the info,

yes the port in the laptop has an icon that shows a headset with  mic.

yes i did check the privacy and all was okay, all apps had access to mic.

also i did go control panel and sounds... in the recording devises as you can see in pic it show these, i go in properties and check the box "listen to device" and i do hear myself in the headset but my voice is only picked up by the laptop mic. i also did the show disabled devices.

normally my mic should appear in this list correct ?

btw i have an acer nitro laptop

also i installed razer synaps software but it does not open

i have no idea what to do next

 

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Just now, call me al said:

 

Try to set this other device as the default. First click on it, then set as default:

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Now do the same 'Properties > Listen' etc. thing.


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"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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16 minutes ago, minibois said:

Try to set this other device as the default. First click on it, then set as default:

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Now do the same 'Properties > Listen' etc. thing.

i did this and when i get a weird sound that persists and when i play a youtube video it has weird echo in the headset and not clear.

again huge thanks for the support

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1 minute ago, call me al said:

i did this and when i get a weird sound that persists and when i play a youtube video it has weird echo in the headset and not clear.

again huge thanks for the support

The 'listen to' thing is only to check if you can hear yourself talking through the microphone, because it could be that the microphone is connected to that Realtek card.

 


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"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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1 minute ago, minibois said:

The 'listen to' thing is only to check if you can hear yourself talking through the microphone, because it could be that the microphone is connected to that Realtek card.

 

does this mean its a driver issue ?

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Just now, call me al said:

does this mean its a driver issue ?

Alright, hold up.. I think I missed something.

If you set that Stereo Mix thing as default and turn on the 'listen to' thing, do you hear yourself talking?

Same for the microphone array. You hear yourself? (But through the laptop microphone, if I understood correctly).

 

If you can hear yourself - through the headset microphone - you know your microphone works with your laptop. Then you just need to make it work with your program of choice (Discord, Teams, etc.).

If you cannot hear yourself, there is still something wrong. 


I apologize for the way I am. If my post seemed rude, that was not my intention. Just my ineptness in forming a nice coherent message.

"those times will never come back :("

"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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2 minutes ago, minibois said:

Alright, hold up.. I think I missed something.

If you set that Stereo Mix thing as default and turn on the 'listen to' thing, do you hear yourself talking? no i do not hear myself 

Same for the microphone array. You hear yourself? (But through the laptop microphone, if I understood correctly). yes you understood correctly

 

If you can hear yourself - through the headset microphone - you know your microphone works with your laptop. Then you just need to make it work with your program of choice (Discord, Teams, etc.). i cannot hear my self in the mic at all on my laptop, it just worked on my phone as i mentioned previously.

If you cannot hear yourself, there is still something wrong. 

 

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Just now, call me al said:

 

Can you take a picture of the headphone port, preferably where I could see the icon next to it as well?

Or a laptop model numbers would work too.


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"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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4 minutes ago, minibois said:

Can you take a picture of the headphone port, preferably where I could see the icon next to it as well?

Or a laptop model numbers would work too.

laptop model number: AN515-52-740K

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2 minutes ago, call me al said:

laptop model number: AN515-52-740K

Yea, that's a microphone+headphone combo jack...

Hmm, if neither 'recording' device in your laptop is working, it might just be a driver issue. Check what soundcard you have in Device Manager and download the right drivers online from an official website.


I apologize for the way I am. If my post seemed rude, that was not my intention. Just my ineptness in forming a nice coherent message.

"those times will never come back :("

"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 minutes ago, minibois said:

Yea, that's a microphone+headphone combo jack...

Hmm, if neither 'recording' device in your laptop is working, it might just be a driver issue. Check what soundcard you have in Device Manager and download the right drivers online from an official website.

i went to device manager and updated the driver for the sound card and it did, i restarted the laptop and still the same issue.

let me take that back, now it is working finally.

when i opened discord and tested the mic it worked.

thanks a lot men you saved me.

Cheers

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