Why does the recorded audio sounds distorted?

Technical part first! I'm using a Lenovo ideapad 320 portable PC, and it doesn't have a microphone jack, only headphones.

I used to use my sister's pc, an Asus, to record podcasts via an AUX Cable, which had a duo headphone-mic jack, so whenever I plugged something there, it would ask me what did I plug in (Mic or Headset).~

I usually record them via my phone, since the podcasts are via an app, I would plug my AUX cable on my phone, boot up Audacity, then I would plug the cable on my pc, when it asked, I would choose the microphone option, so it would register the cable as one, on the settings, I would put the option "Listen to this device", so it would record my phone's audio.

But since she is needing her PC for work now, I went around for an mic/headset adapter, so I could record them on my pc, and I found this adapter, the Adapter LORENZ BELL JACK 3,5 for HEADSET+Micro, it was the only one I could find, really.

Here is a picture of it!


Now, I did what I usually did, but to try it out, I tried just recording one of my songs from my player, I plugged my AUX cable, the adapter and booted up Audacity, but when I tried recording, the sound was incredibly distorted, and noisy, I tried a bunch of options to clear the noise, but it still records it super distorted.

Any help? I can provide more information, if my explanation was confusing, or forgot to add something!

Thank you in advance!

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Hi ,

Not quite sure but it seems as though you are trying to put audio into an audio out circuit.

You would be better off using something like this (examples only).

The cheaper end only have mono microphone input. If you want stereo input then you obviously have to pay more.

Just search online for USB external sound card to get the device and supplier that suits you.

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