3.5mm headphone jack

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Could someone explain it to me if the 3.5mm headphone jack in new MacBook Pros is a combo jack (microphone and speaker)? I have Logitech headphones with a microphone and 3.5mm combo jack. Will I be able to use these headphones and the headphones microphone on MacBook Pro?
 
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Could someone explain it to me if the 3.5mm headphone jack in new MacBook Pros is a combo jack (microphone and speaker)? I have Logitech headphones with a microphone and 3.5mm combo jack. Will I be able to use these headphones and the headphones microphone on MacBook Pro?
It is audio out only, there is no 3.5mm audio in.
 

TtCCToxHwc

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Wow thats not good. So only using a headset with USB connection would I be able to use headsets microphone?
 

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is a combo jack (microphone and speaker)? I have Logitech headphones with a microphone and 3.5mm combo jack. Will I be able to use these headphones and the headphones microphone on MacBook Pro?
there is no 3.5mm audio in.
I could be wrong but I think you're talking about different things.

The 2018 MBP15 (and I would assume the 13" but I don't have one to test) definitely supports audio in if your headphones/headset have a "combination" 3.5mm jack (i.e. audio out and in through a single jack).

I just tested this myself on my MBP, and it works as expected with the Apple EarPods that came with.. something, an iPhone pre-v7 I guess.

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I could be wrong but I think you're talking about different things.

The 2018 MBP15 (and I would assume the 13" but I don't have one to test) definitely supports audio in if your headphones/headset have a "combination" 3.5mm jack (i.e. audio out and in through a single jack).

I just tested this myself on my MBP, and it works as expected with the Apple EarPods that came with.. something, an iPhone pre-v7 I guess.

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Thank you kind sir. I was kinda shocked with the thought that it was only audio out. But you made it clear for me. Thank you, now I will use my gaming headphones with the macbook pro even for video calls
 

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I was told somewhere that there is only audio out.
I mean, 3.5mm jacks are apparently about as standardised as USB-C ports these days (i.e. they could be anything) so its not surprising I guess, but portable Macs have had the combo headphone/mic jack since at least the 2011 MBPs (which also had a dedicated mic input next to it though).
 
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Thank you kind sir. I was kinda shocked with the thought that it was only audio out. But you made it clear for me. Thank you, now I will use my gaming headphones with the macbook pro even for video calls
Yeah you should be able to use the headphones for phone calls. I use a pair of older gen Apple EarPods with my 2017 MBP for phone calls and it works for both audio in and out on the same port. You didn’t specify which model year of MBP you have, but I believe all MacBook Pros starting in 2011/12 used one Audio port for both in and out.
 

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Could someone explain it to me if the 3.5mm headphone jack in new MacBook Pros is a combo jack (microphone and speaker)? I have Logitech headphones with a microphone and 3.5mm combo jack. Will I be able to use these headphones and the headphones microphone on MacBook Pro?
Yes, it is a combo jack.