External mic disables internal speaker? Samsung A50.

bmooreryt

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Hi,

I have a wireless mic connected (TRRS) into my Samsung A50. The mic works well, but the internal speaker doesnt work. On zoom calls, people can hear me ( via mic), but I can't hear them.

Hoping for some insight.
Thanks for the help!
 

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Welcome to Android Central! My guess is that the plug is engaging the contact for the speakers, and not just the mic -- and since your wireless mic has no speaker, you're just hearing nothing at all. What's the make and model of the wireless mic? Contact that company's support.
 

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Thanks for responding. I am using a Saramonic Blink 500 wireless mic...( teaching online yoga class). The zoom app on Android lacks the ability to select the input ( mic), and output ( speaker) independently of one another.

On my Lenovo laptop, zoom has the ability to select the mic and speaker separately....everything works well.

I was hoping someone might have encountered my issue, and perhaps figured out a work around.

The mic manufacturer has no idea why this is happening.
 

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What's the exact model number? Is it the Blink 500 B5 or B6? Other models are designed for other kinds of devices. Not sure if this makes a difference, but worth checking.
 

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The mic is Saramonic Blink 500 B1.

It connects into my Samsung A50 via TRRS 3.5mm plug.
I suspect I will need a splitter to separate the mic input from the speaker "headphone" output. If I connect an external speaker, the whole setup should simply look likea headset to my phone.

Interestingly, Android supports "Separate App Sound"
Settings/ Sound and Vibration / Separate App Sound"
Lets you choose an app to play over a bluetooth speaker.

Works well for Google apps... even w my mic plugged in.
Doesnt work for Zoom app....sigh.
 

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The issue is within the hardware of the jack - if there's a plug in it, the speaker is disconnected. You could wire a speaker directly to the mic plug, or you could use a splitter to add an external speaker.