Quick and easy mic test

  • Allow access to your mic
  • Make some noise – talk, sing, or laugh!
  • If you see the wave form, you’re good to go!

You sound great! Ready to record a video?

Record your screen, webcam or both with audio with Screencast-O-Matic’s easy, free screen recorder. Available on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Chromebook

Easy online mic test

Test your microphone with a simple click in your browser. No install or extension needed!

Privacy guaranteed

We do not store any audio recordings. All tests run in your browser. No account required.

For any use case

Great for business, education, and personal use. Test your mic for video calls, podcasts, and more.

Free and secure

100% free to use. No hidden fees or ads. Test your mic or your webcam as often as you need to.

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Easily record audio and video for free

Now that you’ve tested your mic, get started creating engaging videos with the best free screen recorder for every device

Capture your webcam, any part of your screen, or both with Screencast-O-Matic’s free screen recorder. Record up to 15 minutes for free, and record as many videos as you want. Narrate from your selected microphone as you record. Add music and captions to your recording. Available on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Chromebook.

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Did your mic not work? Troubleshoot your microphone on Windows and Mac

Check your microphone

If your mic test wasn’t successful, let’s rule out the most straightforward fixes first. Make sure that you have selected the right mic for your test. If you have more than one microphone, choose the one you want to test and use from the drop-down menu at the top of the test. If you’re using an external mic, make sure it’s plugged into your device and turned on.

Check device connections

If using an external mic, make sure your device recognizes it. Check your connections, make sure the microphone is on and not muted, and that you have the latest drivers installed.

Check microphone volume

Once you’ve confirmed that your mic is not muted during your mic test, check the volume settings.

  • On Windows: Click Start > Settings > System > Sound. Click Input, confirm that your microphone is selected under Choose your input device and then select your device properties to check and adjust the volume settings.
  • On macOS: Under the Apple menu, click System preferences > Sound > Input. Select the mic you’re testing (your internal microphone will show as “Display Audio”) and adjust the input volume as needed.

Check browser permissions

Make sure your browser has access to your microphone to be able to test your audio. For this mic test, make sure you click “Allow” when your browser prompts you for access to your microphone. If you missed the prompt, or if your mic test is still not working, check your microphone browser permissions in Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

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