Mic Tester: Test Your Microphone Online

Are you ready to dive into the world of audio recording and testing? If you're starting with microphone testing, you're in the right place. 

Check if your mic is working and properly configured.

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Microphone Information
Microphone Name
Automatic Gain Control
Number of Audio Channels
Device ID
Echo Cancellation
Estimated Latency
Noise Suppression
Sample Rate
Sample Size

Get Started With Mic Tester!

The concept of a mic tester is a device or tool used to test a microphone's functionality and quality. It is designed to measure the audio input and output levels and check for technical issues or defects in the microphone's performance. 

The mic tester can be used by professionals in the audio industry, such as sound engineers, musicians, or broadcasters, to ensure that the microphone is working correctly before using it for recording, live performances, or broadcasting purposes.

Test your microphone by following the instructions below.


Step one

Click on the test your mic button.


Step two

You will be able to navigate to the testing area.


Step three

Then click on the start mic test button


Step Four

Permit to access the microphone


Step Five

Speak and check the visual to test your mic.

Key Features:

Visualized Waveforms :  Our tool displays colorful sound wave visualizations during microphone input, making identifying irregular patterns indicating hardware defects easy.

Real-Time Playback :  Microphone input is played back through your speakers in real time to hear distortion or quality issues live while adjusting positioning and settings.

Recording & Playback Controls:  Save recordings of microphone input to isolate issues and utilize a built-in audio player to replay tests, adjusting speed as necessary to pinpoint abnormalities.

Decibel Measurements:  We provide real-time decibel readings of sound frequencies being input, allowing qualification of volume levels during speech and analysis of input gain.

No Sign-Up Needed:  Start immediately without creating an account. Our mic testing tool is entirely free to use.

Download Your Recording:  Save the audio recording of your microphone test for playback and analysis. Please share it with tech support to help diagnose issues.

 Playback Controls: Use our built-in media player to replay your mic recordings. Adjust playback speed as needed to hear any abnormalities better.

 Get a Diagnostic Certificate: Receive a detailed diagnostic certificate summarizing the results of your mic test and outlining any identified issues.

 Identify Your Device: We automatically detect the make/model of your microphone or headset device while testing.

Cross-Platform Support:  Test any microphone on Windows PCs, Macs, iOS, or Android mobile devices. If it can record audio, we can test it!

Tips for Running Your Mic Test

Get Close –  Hold the microphone about 2-3 inches from your mouth. This way, it can easily pick up what you say.

Be Quiet –   Find a peaceful spot without background noise. Use headphones so you can hear clearly.

 Check All Devices – Test mics on computers, phones, and headsets. Our tool works with most devices.

 Listen Carefully – Play back your test recording. Listen closely to hear any crackling or dropping out.

Do Many Tests –   Test your mic a few times while lightly wiggling the cord. Faulty connections may cut in and out.

 Compare Results – Look at the colorful visuals we provide. This makes it easy to explain issues you hear to tech support.

Browser Requirements

Browser Requirements: Compatible with Windows 10, macOS Mojave (10.14), or later versions.

Below are listed the Browser Requirements and the minimum versions of supported browsers:

Windows 10
  1. Chrome 51.0
  2. Edge 13.0
  3. Firefox 68.0
  4. Opera 60.0
  5. Yandex Browser 19.1
  6. Coc Browser 70.0
Windows 8.1
  1. Chrome 63.0
  2. Firefox 74.0
  3. Opera 68
  4. Edge 88.0
  5. Yandex Browser 21.11
Windows 8
  1. Chrome 80.0
  2. Firefox 74.0
  3. Opera 68
Windows 7
  1. Chrome 56.0
  2. Firefox 56.0
  3. Opera 40.0
  4. Edge 87.0
  5. Coc Browser 63.0
  6. Iron 88.0
  1. Safari 12.1
  2. Chrome 87.0
  3. Firefox for iOS 112.0
  1. Safari 13.0
  2. Chrome 96.0
  1. Safari 11.1
  2. Chrome 75.0
  3. Firefox 68.0
  4. Opera 53
  5. Edge 85.0
  1. Firefox 38.0
  2. Chrome 60.0
  3. Chromium 65.0
  4. Opera 71
  1. Firefox 74.0
  2. Chromium 80.0
  1. Samsung Browser 5.2
  2. Chrome 50.0
  3. Firefox 68.0
  4. Edge 45.0
  5. Android WebView 88.0
  6. Silk 86
  7. Opera Mobile 64
  8. Yandex Browser 21.11
  9. Android 4.0
Chrome OS
  1. Chrome 58.0
  1. Firefox 48.0
Windows XP
  1. Firefox 47.0
Xbox OS 10
  1. Edge 18.0

System Requirements

  • Processor: 1GHz single-core
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 100MB free space
  • USB Port: USB 2.0 to connect external microphone
  • Internet Connection: Broadband internet
  • Software: Latest Web Browser As described above;

Troubleshooting Guide

Check Connections
  1. Issue: Loose plugs, cables, or pairing problems
  2. Fix: Tighten connections, check cables, verify configurations
Test Other Devices
  1. Issue: Mic works on some devices but not others
  2. Fix: Adjust settings on problematic device
Adjust Settings
  1. Issue: Volume too low or incorrect input selected
  2. Fix: Boost microphone volume, select the proper input
Update Drivers/Firmware
  1. Issue: Outdated software causing compatibility issues
  2. Fix: Install the latest updates and firmware
Swap Microphones
  1. Issue: Determine if the hardware defect is the microphone or device
  2. Fix: Connect alternate mics to isolate the failure point
Wrong Input Device
  1. Issue: Your operating system is using the wrong device for input.
  2. Fix: Change the input device to the correct microphone in your sound settings
The sound is Too Bass-heavy
  1. Issue: Your microphone may be positioned too close to your mouth.
  2. Fix: Reposition the mic a few more inches away to prevent booming bass.
Too Much Room Sound
  1. Issue: Background noise in the environment gets picked up.
  2. Fix: Move to a quiet room and point the mic away from noise sources.
Rumbling in Audio
  1. Issue: Nearby electrical devices can cause interference.
  2. Fix: Try another power outlet or reposition devices farther from the mic.
Breathing is Too Loud
  1. Issue: You may be breathing directly onto the microphone windscreen.
  2. Fix: Angle the mic so you're speaking across, not directly into, the mic.
Intermittent Sound Dropouts
  1. Issue: Faulty microphone cable or loose connector.
  2. Fix: Gently wiggle connectors and cables to check for and resolve loose connections.
Contact Support
  1. Issue: Cannot determine or resolve problem cause
  2. Fix: Manufacturer can assist with advanced diagnostics or repairs

Why do you need to do a Mic Test? / Why Microphone Testing Matters?

Clear Communication: A properly functioning microphone ensures your voice is transmitted accurately for phone calls, meetings, conferences, and more. Faulty mics can muddle and garble speech.

Professionalism: During video calls, podcasts, voiceovers, etc., poor audio quality needs to be more professional and may frustrate listeners and viewers. Proper mic function projects competence.

Compatibility Checking: Testing helps determine if a mic works properly with conferencing apps like Zoom, Skype, and Webex or calling apps like WhatsApp, FaceTime, or Google Voice.

Remote Work Readiness: Remote work relies on mics for meetings and calls. Testing them beforehand prevents embarrassment from sudden failures when it matters most.

Troubleshooting: Microphone testing can identify issues like buzzing, poor clarity, low volume levels, compatibility problems, and more so they can be corrected.

Frequently Asked Questions ?

Is MicTester.net Safe?

Yes, MicTester.net is Safe. So, you can use this online mic test to check if your microphone is correctly set up.

How Do I Test an External Microphone?

To test the performance of an external microphone, utilize our online microphone test. Ensure that your computer's sound options have been enabled, and select the external microphone as the audio input source.

To conduct the test, grant your browser permission to access your microphone. If you possess multiple microphones, you can test each one. Revisit your computer's sound settings and select the desired microphone for testing

How Do I Test My Mic Sensitivity in Windows 11?

Speak loudly and slowly to see the mic test's visual impact; the visual effect varies in intensity according to mic sensitivity.

How Can I Test My Microphone and Hear Myself?

You can test your microphone using a free online MicTester.net. Our mic test tool lets you quickly and easily check your microphone and listen to the mic test playback to ensure good audio quality.

Privacy Disclaimer

At MicTester.net, we respect your privacy. Our online microphone testing tool functions entirely in your web browser and does not save or transmit any speech samples, analytics, or personal information. You can utilize it freely without creating an account or signing in. Please test your microphones with confidence that your data remains private with us.

Trademark Disclaimer

MicTester.net is an independent online microphone testing tool not affiliated with any microphone, headphone, computer, phone, or software manufacturers mentioned on our website. Any references to popular brands like Blue, Shure, Apple, etc., are for example purposes only to illustrate compatibility. We do not claim endorsement from or formal partnership with these companies. All trademarks remain the property of respective owners.