Built in Mics

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macEfan, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. macEfan macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
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    Well a lot of mac laptops and the imacs have mini built in microphones. Do any of you out there actually use them? How's the sound quality? Im debating if I should get an external mic, or just stick with internal... I'm just going to use for basic ichat...
  2. JBot macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    depends what comp youre using.
    My pb works alot better (clearer, doesnt pick up as much background sound) than the ibooks built in mic.
    For the ibook, you have to hold the laptop up and talk directly into the mic for it to sound good.
    i suggest getting a wireless bluetooth headset, i used mine through skype and it worked really well.
  3. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
  4. Spaceman Spiff macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2003
    eMac internal mic is useless. The fan in the computer is clearly audible at all times, and adds annoying noise to all sounds.

    I personally think getting a $30 USB headset is a good option. Gives you decent sound. I've used my slightly more expensive one for some Garageband vocals even.
  5. drewyboy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2005
    My ibook mic works wonderfully. Crystal clear, and can be heard from across the bedroom perfectly fine. But when talking on skype w/ my friend, her PB mic is somewhere near the fan cuz when it goes on, i can hear the hum and it gets kind of hard to hear her, but from my experience, the ibook mic is the best so far.
  6. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    You can get a very cheap mic nowadays, my sister uses the internal mic in her Macbook for ichat but i can never hear her very well.
    Some bluetooth headsets can work as a mic for your computer & Phone (If you have bluetooth in your phone.
  7. michaeldmartin macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2006
    Testicles. That is all.
    I think you mean all... :)

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