What audio connector has 3 pins?
Three-pin XLR connectors are by far the most common style, and are an industry standard for balanced audio signals. The great majority of professional microphones use the XLR connector.
Why do microphones have 3 wires?
However, many professional microphones connect via 3-pin XLR cables because XLR carries balanced audio and connects the ground-pin first. Balanced audio provides clean audio transfer across long cable lengths, and a ground-pin-first connection protects mics from electrical damage.
What is a microphone plug called?
These connectors are sold under a variety of generic names: CB connector, mobile connector, microphone connector, power connector.
How do I plug a microphone into my computer?
How to set up and test microphones in Windows
- Make sure your microphone is connected to your PC.
- Select Start > Settings > System > Sound.
- In Sound settings, go to Input to see your connected microphones. If it’s a Bluetooth microphone, select Add device.