imac and pc mic/headphone headset

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by macfan881, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    #2
    enabling headphone in imac pc

    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
     
  3. macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, California
    #3
    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
     

Share This Page