Earbud Microphone

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Introduction: Earbud Microphone

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    I did that once by accident and messed up the earbuds. Now the left ear is quieter than the right ear. I used the earbuds that come with iPods.

    not that much.it has to be about 1 cm away from your mouth to pick up your voice completely. you could try talking louder than normal.

    I already talk loudly to people over the internet without knowing it i don't i'll try this i have used 5 different sets of headsets around my house and none work

    Try going into your audio properties and setting the mic volume to max. When i first tried it I could  not get it to work.  Then I checked my audio settings and found that the mic setting was muted. Also one side will not work.  Talk into both to determine which side works.

    I used an earbud and it worked pretty good for me. I am getting a little background distortion but that may just be the headphones I'm using with the earbud.

    I tried this with a 4 ohm speaker wired into the input on my stereo. It worked quite well if i had my strereo on full volume but i couldnt get it to work with a headpnone

    technically microphones and speakers are the same thing the only difference is direction of input. the only reason u cant use a regular speaker ie desktop. is cuz u would need a very loud noise 2 resonate the cone. unlike headphone spkrs

    I've tried with 2 different headsets and it's just whisperingly quiet. Yes, the input volume is turned all the way up. Any other suggestions? a

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    turn down the imput volume for one thing. try other input channels.

    This is kinda basic but it is good for all of those who didnt already understand the basic principles of electronics and magnetism+motion=a current.
    It does work with both earbuds so long as you have a stereo input and you set your computer up to use this stereo-ness and not mono

    i love this...i needed a cheap mic solution for another project...THIS IS AWESOME...mainly cuz im cheap and too lazy to go out to radioshack...

    I needed a new mic since mine went out on me. i even have and old half-broken pair of buds

    OH MY GOD. THAT'S CRAZY! JUST TODAY I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW THAT COULD BE DONE!