What in the hell?
Does this Laptop (Strix 16 2023) only have a jack for audio with headphones and NO plug -in jack for the mic? That's ridiculous!
How am I suppose to use my headphones on this thing? A "gaming computer" without a mic port.
I'd appreciate some help, thanks.
The audio jack on the Strix is a combo audio jack, so it's simultaneously a mic and headphone jack. This jack is similar to what smartphones had for many years--a jack where you could plug in headphones that had built-in microphones and both would work at the same time.
The downside of this combo jack is if you have separate headphones and microphone you'll need an adapter. Luckily, an adapter to go from a combo jack to separate headphone and microphone jacks is relatively cheap and you can find it easily on sites like Amazon. I found a bunch by searching "audio combo jack splitter"