Question mic not picking up audio

Jan 12, 2020
So I recently built my first ever PC and so far I'm pleased with how things went, I expected explosions and absolute chaos with my absolute beginner hands at the wheel, and now I've come across an issue I just cannot fix after days of trying.

No matter where I plug in a microphone whether its by a USB adapter or in its specified holes on the front of the case or at the back straight into the motherboard it always says device is connected and that everything is working correctly however it is never actually picking up my voice and nobody can hear me when I speak.

I've got no idea what to do here so any help is appreciated.

If it helps I can list the components below :

Case - Thermaltake Versa N21 midi
Graphics card - MSI nvidia geforce gtx 1050ti
CPU - AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
Motherboard - Gigabyte B450M Gaming - not the plus

Any help I've searched for online as to if its the motherboard thats the problem only offers results for the plus variant of my motherboard and I dont know if thse would help.