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How to use built in Mic instead of headset mic?

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I want to be able to use my headset (microphone and headphones) as only headphones, and use the laptop's built in microphone. But whenever I plug in my headset, the laptop automtically switches to using my headset mic. Is there any way to change this?

 

On my old Dell, when I first plugged in my headset, I was prompted to select how I wanted to use it, and I would just select headphones so that that the laptop continued to use its own microphone while I used the headphones of my headset. I've been unable to find a similiar option on my Omen. The built in mic is better than the mic on my headset, and that's why I want to continue using it.

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

The following image shows information from my HP lloan machine

 

     headset.png

 

As you can see those bars, both internal microphone and microphone from headset are active/ready but the default is the headset. Now, please try to right click the internal microphone and select it as default.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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BH
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Hi there,

 

When I open the recording options, there is no option to select between my connected headset or the built in mic.

 

Screenshot (12).png

 

To be clear though, despite the headsite not showing up here (or in the Playback tab), it is using the mic on the headset when plugged in. On the Bang & Olufsen audio control, when the headset is not plugged in I can alter the input settings, but when the headset is plugged in, I cannot alter the settings because the system is using the headset mic.

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Hi, which headset do you have ? 

Have you updated/installed drivers?

 

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It's by Velodyne Acoustics, specifically this pair. I don't see where on the description it states they have a mic, but on my pair the mic is on the back of the inline controls built into the audio line.

 

All of the audio drivers are up to date, but I'm still having the same issue.

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The only way to exclude the headphones mic is actually switch the cable with one that doesn't have a mic on it, just a simple cable with two male 3.5mm jack.
There's not actually another way I think.
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