My computer headset microphone is not working
preamps in our interfaces are designed to be used with professional
condenser microphones that require +48V phantom power and/or dynamic
microphones normally used for live performance or as studio equipment.
Such microphones are connected with XLR or 1/4" TRS connectors to the
microphone inputs of our products. Our interfaces with microphone
preamp work only with such microphones (please note that not all our products provide +48V phantom power).
many "consumer" or "computer" headsets do not feature such microphones,
but simple electret condenser capsules. That means that they require a
small voltage phantom power supplied via an 1/8" mini-jack connector.
The typical onboard soundcard of many PC mainboards has a special
microphone input connector (which is often a pink-colored connector)
that can be used with such a headset microphone, i.e. they are designed
to be connected together.
If you need to use a headset, you have one of the following options:
- connect your headset to your onboard soundcard which would be enabled then
- use a consumer headset that features USB connection to your computer
- use a professional headset, i.e. studio equipment, that features a microphone with XLR connector