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mic test

Our microphone test checks if your mic is working. Record the instructions below for a successful microphone test.

How to use the mic test:

1. Click the test microphone button below to start
2. Grant access to start the mic test
3. Take the stage and speak!

Re-test your micTest microphone

How to use the mic test:

1. Click the test microphone button below to start
2. Grant access to start the mic test
3. Take the stage and speak!

Test your mic

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Mic test best practices

  • We recommend that you sit in a quiet place for the microphone test. Rooms with fewer windows result in better audio quality due to fewer disturbances from external noise sources.
  • It’s best to hold the microphone 6-12 inches away from your mouth when doing the mic test.
  • If you’d like to listen back to the recorded sound, we recommend using headphones. This results in the clearest sound.

Mic test not working?
Let's troubleshoot

  • Make sure you gave your microphone access to perform the online mic test. If your mic doesn’t have access, navigate to the lock icon that’s placed next to the URL bar. Click on it and give your mic access to perform the test.
  • Make sure your microphone is unblocked. Go to Chrome settings > search for microphone settings > click site settings > in the dropdown menu, select the microphone you want to use for the mic test.
  • Double-check that your browser has permission to access the microphone. If you’re using a macOS system, navigate to System Preferences > Select security & privacy > Search for the microphone tab > Checkmark the box next to Google Chrome to give access.

Mic test FAQ

How do I test my microphone?

Our mic test is very intuitive and straightforward to use. Just navigate to the top of this page and click on the button saying “Test microphone”. Now, wait until you receive the results of the test.

What to do when the microphone test isn’t working?

Try refreshing the browser. If that doesn’t solve the problem, check whether you gave your browser permission to access the microphone.

How do I test an external microphone?

As long as your external microphone is connected to your computer, you can test your mic similar to an internal microphone.

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