MacBook Air built-in speaker stops working after connecting the microphone, what should I do?
If the built-in speaker of your MacBook Air stops working after connecting the microphone to your computer, relax, take a deep breath, then please note the following points:
First, this is normal. We would like to point out the fact that the recent MacBook Air generations, with one headphone jack, do not recognize external microphones like the older ones with separate microphone and headphone ports.
Instead of recognizing the microphone as a microphone it sees as a microphone and headphones at the same time. In other words, your built-in speaker stops work, as it does in a smartphone. So, while you can use it to record, you will need to unplug the microphone to listen to the recording. Specific operating systems don’t even recognize the microphone at all but the built-in speaker of a MacBook Air still stops working
Connecting the microphone through the USB port of your MacBook Air rather than the headphone port is another way of allowing the external microphone to function independently of the computer’s built-in speaker.
However, the PowerDeWise microphone has a 3.5mm jack adapter, therefore, you’ll need a 3.5 mm headphone and Mic females to male Type A USB male end USB Soundcard, which allows you to connect the microphone to your device’s USB port.
To buy a USB Soundcard now, follow the link below:
Furthermore, the USB Soundcard like all USB Adapters has a 3.5mm TRS female microphone port so you’ll need to connect the microphone to the TRRS to TRS (4 to 3 Pin) Adapter. The male end of the TRRS to TRS (4 to 3 Pin) Adapter will be the end going into the USB Soundcard. In other words, the connection is PowerDeWise Lav Mic > TRRS to TRS (4 to 3 Pin) Adapter > USB Soundcard > MacBook Air
After this, follow this sequence: Apple menu > System Preferences Sound Input. If the sequence is followed correctly, you should see a list of input devices. Select the USB Adapter as your preferred audio input device.
click on the “Output” tab, then select your internal speaker as your preferred audio output option.