[SOLVED] Headphone mic not working with audio splitter

Alecoco

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I recently got an audio splitter so that I can connect my headphones and a set of speakers to my laptop. However, while both the speakers and the headphones now work, the laptop isn't picking up the microphone. Is there anything I can do about this?
 

hang-the-9

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Thanks for answering. Laptop: Lenovo Legion 7i Headphones: HyperX cloud alpha Speakers: Logitech Z120 Splitter: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07431YDWM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And the headphone mic does work without the splitter so I'm assuming either the splitter doesn't support it or I have to change something in settings.
That is the wrong adapter, what you bought is to split a single audio stream into two to share with two headphones, not to use as a headphone and mic. The headphones use a 4 pole connection, that adapter is a 3 pole connection for only headphone use not a combo with a mic.

For this to work you would need a 4 pole splitter like this https://www.amazon.com/MillSO-Headset-Splitter-TRRS-Headphones/dp/B07569QKQQ/ref=asc_df_B07569QKQQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309881068962&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13331259853827367101&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001809&hvtargid=pla-568363539067&psc=1

The speakers should still work with it.
 

Lutfij

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Make and model of your laptop and it's SKU? Make and model of your audio equipment? A link to the audio splitter would help us two fold. Does the mic regain functionality when you remove the splitter and use the headset standalone?
 

Alecoco

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Make and model of your laptop and it's SKU? Make and model of your audio equipment? A link to the audio splitter would help us two fold. Does the mic regain functionality when you remove the splitter and use the headset standalone?
Thanks for answering. Laptop: Lenovo Legion 7i Headphones: HyperX cloud alpha Speakers: Logitech Z120 Splitter: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07431YDWM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And the headphone mic does work without the splitter so I'm assuming either the splitter doesn't support it or I have to change something in settings.
 

hang-the-9

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Thanks for answering. Laptop: Lenovo Legion 7i Headphones: HyperX cloud alpha Speakers: Logitech Z120 Splitter: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07431YDWM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And the headphone mic does work without the splitter so I'm assuming either the splitter doesn't support it or I have to change something in settings.
That is the wrong adapter, what you bought is to split a single audio stream into two to share with two headphones, not to use as a headphone and mic. The headphones use a 4 pole connection, that adapter is a 3 pole connection for only headphone use not a combo with a mic.

For this to work you would need a 4 pole splitter like this https://www.amazon.com/MillSO-Headset-Splitter-TRRS-Headphones/dp/B07569QKQQ/ref=asc_df_B07569QKQQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309881068962&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13331259853827367101&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001809&hvtargid=pla-568363539067&psc=1

The speakers should still work with it.
 

Alecoco

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Apr 12, 2017
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That is the wrong adapter, what you bought is to split a single audio stream into two to share with two headphones, not to use as a headphone and mic. The headphones use a 4 pole connection, that adapter is a 3 pole connection for only headphone use not a combo with a mic.

For this to work you would need a 4 pole splitter like this https://www.amazon.com/MillSO-Headset-Splitter-TRRS-Headphones/dp/B07569QKQQ/ref=asc_df_B07569QKQQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309881068962&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13331259853827367101&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001809&hvtargid=pla-568363539067&psc=1

The speakers should still work with it.
Thanks. Would this work? The headphone and the mic share a jack. And the speakers could run out of the microphone slot? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Headset-Splitter-SAMERIVER-Nintendo-Laptop-Black/dp/B08C5N25B8/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=4+pole+splitter&qid=1614968646&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyS0dLV1ZBWVRUN05YJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODM0NDg2MVJZRlhaVFNIOVFOWSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTQyNjY5MlFCR0JEVUYxWkNMJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
 

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