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Microphone not being recognized, followed every step

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    Microphone not being recognized, followed every step


    I've been looking everywhere for a solution to this: Headphones Working Fine, Mic is not.

    The Problem: Asus Laptop with Windows 8.1 with only one audio input won't read Turle Beach X12's


    Description:
    1. The Internal MIC works fine and it works everytime even when I plug in an external one.


    2. When I plug in either external headphone (Headphone's got 2 jacks, green which is for sound and red which is for recording) into the Only ONE audio input there is, Windows gives a popup with its current Audio devices plugged in. The headphones work fine, but it just wont read the MIC. This is what pops up when I plug in the external MIC or headphone.




    3. Now, When I go to the lower right corner and select Recording Devices from the sound panel, it won't show any external or added device when I plug in the new device. It would just show my internal MIC and something called Stereo MIX, but not my Microphone.



    4. Okay, Now when I check Device Manager, and try to update all the Realtek Audio drivers it would just say "everything is latest with latest drivers installed", which is obvious since Windows 8.1 has bundled everything with my laptop.






    5. So, This is basically the problem. I've added everything here in this post, if anyone can find some solution to this that'd be helpful or else I'm going to write a long letter to ASUS to sort their shit straight by making 2 HOLES instead of ONE, since every headphone there is has 2 JACKS.. So, we need 2 HOLES for 2 JACKS.
    I will buy the appropriate audio/mic splitter to use with this headset, but before I throw away any more money I want to get the mic itself working. I belief the first step would be getting it to be recognized on the recording devices GUI...
    Guys, Your Help is Needed!



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    What is the specific ASUS model number? I can't research your problem without that.

    A comment not directly related to your problem. Stereo Mix should be set as the default recording device. Then whatever device is plugged in, e.g. microphone, will be used. Stereo Mix is also needed if you want to record any audio from the internet.,
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    What is the specific ASUS model number? I can't research your problem without that.

    A comment not directly related to your problem. Stereo Mix should be set as the default recording device. Then whatever device is plugged in, e.g. microphone, will be used. Stereo Mix is also needed if you want to record any audio from the internet.,
    Model number: ATHEROS/AR5B125
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    The AR5B125 is the wi-fi card, from what I find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    The AR5B125 is the wi-fi card, from what I find.
    That's the number I have under "model number" on the bottom of my notebook.
    I swtiched my recording device as you recommended but still no luck):
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    On the ASUS forum they refer to that as the number for the Wi-Fi card. I tried to find that under the laptop models on the ASUS support site but nothing like that was listed.
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    That website told me the model number was at the same location...
    what else could I do?
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    If you v oukd link me to this model site I'll just point out mine.
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    Found it.

    X550CA-SI50304V
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