Razer Carcharias headset mic not working on iMac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Mavolence, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010
    Hey everyone,

    Just bought the headset in the title above, the headphones themselves work great but the mic isn't being picked up by my 2008 24 inch iMac.

    I've heard that it has something to do with the port not being powered and that Macs require a USB headset to power the microphone. I'd rather not return them if there is another way around it.

    Any suggestions?
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2009
    i'm assuming the headset plugs into the headphone jack? you'll prob need something that can split it so it plugs into the headphone and mic jack. correct me if i'm wrong
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010
    It has both a mic jack and a headset jack, apparently only the headset jack works because the mic jack needs to be powered for it to work but I don't know of any way to fix this.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    I've recently purchased the Carcharias headset and have the same issue with the mic not working. Can someone explain further in layman's terms what the problem is, as well as proven solutions or workarounds?
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    I just got the Razer Carcharias and am having same problem, i found out that it is as mavolence said the imac is a line in and is unpowered as it should be a mic in to be powered anyway. I have a question to see if this would work, if i purchased a Logitech g110 keyboard it has supported usb audio with a mic and headphone input on the keyboard, then usb to the computer. Just wondering if u think that would work?
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    From the Logitech Website:

    Also from the product's Specification's page:

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