Is it possible to transmit live voice through raspberry pi 3 without a usb soundcard I only have a hradset with a mic And I am a beginner If possible let me know the answer in a simple way Thank you

  • They make USB microphones that may work. They also make microphone to USB adapters. But most important microphone headset to USB. Hopefully that would work, I never tried it.
    – Gil
    Sep 24, 2022 at 15:49

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Is it possible to transmit live voice through raspberry pi 3 without a usb soundcard

Whatever means must logically involve additional hardware, and a USB soundcard is almost certainly the cheapest and easiest option.

I say "logically involve additional hardware" because in order to use the mic, you must plug it into something attached to the pi, since there is no built in microphone jack.

  • Can I do it with a 3.5mm mic? Apr 10, 2021 at 14:19
  • If you mean, a USB sound card/dongle with a 3.5mm jack, then yes.
    – goldilocks
    Apr 10, 2021 at 14:24
  • 5.imimg.com/data5/FC/NC/MY-10981130/… This is what I have. Can I plug it into the raspberry and do the trick? Apr 12, 2021 at 2:26
  • There is a jack on the pi that sort of fits that device, but it is an output jack, and I think it has video on it, not audio. If you want to plug a microphone in, you need a sound card with a microphone jack.
    – user10489
    Aug 28, 2021 at 23:43

The Pi 3 (and Pi 4) do not have microphone hardware.


You could use a bluetooth headset instead. Of course, this is a pain because of the need to keep an extra battery charged.

  • The OP states that he already has a headset.
    – Chenmunka
    Dec 28, 2021 at 18:30
  • Yes, but he does not say whether it is a 3.5 mm wired headset or a bluetooth headset. Dec 29, 2021 at 7:29

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