Connected them according to the manual, and got audio but no mike response. Yes, the audio drivers are the latest and yes, I had the right software settings. Maybe I'll mess with it more later, maybe I'll just use the rear mike jack.
Went to Starbucks last night and read a bit. I'd already done all my online stuff, and I find that when I have the laptop in front of me I miss most of the eye candy. Last night this did not matter, it was almost all men, including a total jerk who was there with three young boys (grade school age) who should have been in bed by that hour. He was loud and stupid, reaching his peak when a couple of local cops came in for a break, he loudly told the boys that the cops knew they were bad boys, and had come to get them. And he went on and on like that, well past when the cops left. I finally gave up trying to read and left too.