Buying a Mic for Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bobber205, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    You'll need a USB mic, since Macs don't have pre-amplified mic-in ports, just line-in. Mic signals are much lower than line-level, so they need to be pre-amplified to be audible. Just get a USB mic and you won't have any troubles.
     
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  4. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I can get one of those on ebay for my pc friends...

    Does anybody have a recommednation for a good OS X mic/webcam combo?
     
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    i'm interested in this too... I don't get why my brother should need an additional hub for a microphone to work on his mac mini. Are there simple, cheap, USB mics out there?
     
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    I don't know if there are cheap ones out there.
     

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