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macfan881
Mar 20, 2007, 07:38 PM
hi i just recently got a new intel imac and i came from being a pc user and i wanted to use my pc mic/headphone set it has a mic in and ur normal headphone jack will there be anyway i can get this to work cause id like to youse Ventrillo on my bootcamp partion and skype to. or do i need a whole new set that would have usb



akbartharayil
Feb 10, 2009, 11:35 PM
can i know how to use headphone in imac pc, when iam inserting the pin the speaker and headphne both are working , i want the only headphone sound , not required the speaker .also the mic

ChrisA
Feb 11, 2009, 12:06 AM
hi i just recently got a new intel imac and i came from being a pc user and i wanted to use my pc mic/headphone set it has a mic in and ur normal headphone jack will there be anyway i can get this to work cause id like to youse Ventrillo on my bootcamp partion and skype to. or do i need a whole new set that would have usb

I am pretty sure the jacks on the back of the iMac are line level. Your mic likely is at to low of a level. you would need either a preamp to convert the signal or an external USB audio interface with it's own built-in preamp.

They also make USB headphone/mics that work well and sell for less than the price of an external USB audio interface

I solved this problem a completely different way. I use a phone that connects directly t my local network with Ethernet. They are not expensive and I don't like software based phones
http://www.telephonydepot.com/Catalog/Grandstream-Phones?gclid=CMWQkJLm05gCFR0Sagodkiza2A