I have bought two different microphones both with a 3.5mm pink jack conection.I cannot get either of them to work,i've tried everything that people have suggested online. Now i'm wondering if i bought a usb connection microphone i might have more luck with that. Any comments!
Are you going to use them with speech recognition software, like Dragon Naturally Speaking? If so there's a good forum to go to at, I think, click here and if that doesn't work, search for KnowBrainer on Google and you should find it.
If you're plugging into a soundcard, by the way, you might need a boost in power to get the mic to work: you can get battery boxes to do this for you. That could be your problem. Again, ask at the KnowBrainer forum or browse the rest of the site there for an explanation.
I use a Logitech USB headset (earphones and mic), with MSN Messenger all the time. Works just fine.
You might have more luck - but it depends what the problem is. At least the USB mic will not use the sound card/chip - so there are different drivers, so there is a sporting chance it will work right away.