3.5mm line in audio adapter to usb out — Micro Center

3.5mm line in audio adapter to usb out

does anybody have any idea where I can find this adapter? I don't see it in the Micro Center catalogue and cannot find one anywere.


  • TSMikeWTSMikeW admin
    This would be a USB sound card essentially: https://www.microcenter.com/product/364947/sabrent-3d-audio-sound-card-usb-adapter?ob=1

    Installs as an audio output device. You'll have ports for mic and headset, the former being your line in.
  • Thanks TSMikeW. But I need a line into the adapter and then a usb into the computer to bring audio into it. I've tried the mic in and it doesn't work. Just can't find that adapter anywhere.
  • TSMikeWTSMikeW admin
    That's what the adapter I link does. You plug the USB end into your PC. It'll install automatically. Connect the line in to the microphone jack and you're good to go.
  • I am using an Audio-Technica atr30 mic and have used it for years with no problems. But some time ago I had caught my foot in the mic cable and damaged the mic input port on the back of my HP desktop and the 1/4 female to 3.5mm male adapter. I bought another adapter. I tried wrapping foil around the adapter tip, super-gluing the adapter to the input port (which worked for a little while), and other things. I was told I could get an xlr USB cable for the mic but also looked into a 3.5mm female to USB male adapter cable and the only local place to have it in stock was Micro Center Houston according to their website. But the store personnel said they were out and said the QVS USB stereo adapter with mic input was one option. But I have tried everything I could think of, including going into the microphone settings and checking the input meter. When I went to Settings -> Sound -> Device Properties there was no input meter but it showed the microphone level as 100 and the Realtek Audio output as 100. The mic was enabled and I unmuted the mic. The Advanced settings showed the sample rate as 24-bit 48000Hz Studio Quality and Spatial Sound Format was off. The Enhanced Sound Effects were disabled. In Settings -> Sound the Test Microphone meter wasn't picking up squat. In Voice Recorder I couldn't record diddley. I checked my speakers in Media Player and they worked fine. I have muted and unmute the mic on the QVS adapter a number of times. Funny thing is the system recognized the adapter as soon as I plugged it in but I couldn't record anything at all. Any ideas anyone?

  • It's possibly an issue with the adapter or your drivers. If you go into Device Manager, uninstall and reinstall the audio devices under sound video an game controllers. I would also check if you can find the adapter under audio inputs and outputs and if you can find it, uninstall the drivers for the adapter as well, then restart the system. Test it again and see if anything changes, and let us know what happens. 

    If the adapter was purchased recently, worst thing that happens is you could look at exchanging it. 
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