Over the past several days, I have tried and failed to make my raspberry pi recognize the speakers that I connected to it through the 3.5mm jack. The USB microphone that I plugged in works perfectly well and I believe that my sound card is good as well. I have spent these days looking at everything on the internet and nothing has changed. If anyone has any idea what I should do, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!
EDIT: @goldilocks I am using old analog speakers that use the auxilary port. I read several notices about amplifying the speakers, but I don't know anything about it and I am not using any amplifiers as far as I'm aware.
EDIT 2: A very important note is that before I started plugging in speakers and microphones and changing the settings, I remember an "Analog" option for the speakers. However it disappeared and I haven't seen it since.