Griffin Announces New iMic

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tsaxer, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. tsaxer macrumors regular

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    I've heard that the quality these get doesn't compare to having a line-in built into your computer.
     
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    Is it smaller than the previous one? I was looking to buy one. Should I wait for the new one?
     
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    Hmm, I heard the in/out was BETTER than the most in/out jacks built into a computer.
     
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    cool! i was thinking about getting one...

    never use a USB audio adapter before...
    how's the sound quality like?

    can i use this for headphone and microphone for Skype?
     
  6. tsaxer thread starter macrumors regular

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    About a month ago I bought one of the "old" ones, not knowing about hte imoending updates. It works really well, just make the settings adjustments in System Preferences => Sound, and it works fine. It has a switch on it that allows for line-in or mic use, and has the 1/8" output as well.

    Generally these sound better than internal sound cards because the conversion from digital signal to analog is done OUTSIDE the case, which leads to a quieter signal. Really, usb is the way to go for serious recording and audiophiling, and this is a good, inexpensive option. I just really wonder is it's worth trying to trade my new "old" one in for the "new" one. Griffin doesn't really give a "what's new" schpiel in it's announcement though.

    P.S. I can't see any problems with Skype-like programs, it's just another audio option like built in mic or line-in
     

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