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Jneradneraf
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Lenovo Edge 2-1580: Headset Microphone Input with Adapter Not Working/Too Quiet

Hello,

 

I am using a Lenovo Edge 2-1580. I want to use a Logitech G230 headset with it; since it has two plugs (one for microphone and the other for audio output), I am using a Headset Buddy adapter with it. The adapter is plugged into the combo headset jack on the left side of my laptop.

 

The sound coming from the headphones is fine. However, the microphone input is dreadfully quiet. I tested it by fiddling with the mic with my fingers, which should produce a loud, static-y sound, but I only get a faint rustle. In the Control Panel, I tried going to Properties on the Microphone Array to turn up the volume and Microphone Boost to the maximum setting (+10.0 dB. I've seen people get it higher in videos, but I can't seem to do that) and turning all Enhancements. Even still, I have barely any audio input from the microphone.

 

  • Where is the problem? (in software, the headset, the adapter, the laptop, in the Control Panel, etc.)
  • How do I make the microphone input louder if everything is already set to the maximum setting?
  • Do I need any new hardware/accessories?
  • Should the Control Panel state that the audio input device is a Microphone Array? If I'm using a headset, should it say something else?
  • Would a different headset, say Logitech G430, work better?

 

Thank you!

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Re: Lenovo Edge 2-1580: Headset Microphone Input with Adapter Not Working/Too Quiet


@Jneradneraf wrote:

Hello,

 

I am using a Lenovo Edge 2-1580. I want to use a Logitech G230 headset with it; since it has two plugs (one for microphone and the other for audio output), I am using a Headset Buddy adapter with it. The adapter is plugged into the combo headset jack on the left side of my laptop.

 

The sound coming from the headphones is fine. However, the microphone input is dreadfully quiet. I tested it by fiddling with the mic with my fingers, which should produce a loud, static-y sound, but I only get a faint rustle. In the Control Panel, I tried going to Properties on the Microphone Array to turn up the volume and Microphone Boost to the maximum setting (+10.0 dB. I've seen people get it higher in videos, but I can't seem to do that) and turning all Enhancements. Even still, I have barely any audio input from the microphone.

 

  • Where is the problem? (in software, the headset, the adapter, the laptop, in the Control Panel, etc.)
  • How do I make the microphone input louder if everything is already set to the maximum setting?
  • Do I need any new hardware/accessories?
  • Should the Control Panel state that the audio input device is a Microphone Array? If I'm using a headset, should it say something else?
  • Would a different headset, say Logitech G430, work better?

 

Thank you!


Hi Jneradneraf and welcome to the community,

 

I have experienced this myself and found that it was the adapter i was using.

 

I went to a music shop and they provided a good adapter and i havent had any issues since.

 

Hope this help you and let us know how you get on


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