Anyway of using the earbud mic on the mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Brinkman, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Brinkman macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2010
    Instead of the internal mic?

    I'm guessing not :(
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    No, the mic input is not a mic input, rather a line in, so any mics have to be amplified before being plugged into the Mac.
  3. Brinkman thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2010
    Would be nice, if on future mac computers, they used the same mic input they use on the iPhones.
  4. andris macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2008
    If you own a 13 inch Macbook (current), 13 inch Unibody Macbook pro or Aluminium Macbook then you can use both the earbud mic and the buttons on the earbuds.. i.e top, bottom volume controls and the centre button for play/pause functionality

    (Those products listed have a "Combined headphone/line in" socket)

    hope that helps :)
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    i believe the unibody MBpros can use the microphone on the headphone cord as well as the buttons to control media. you might have to go into sound settings and enable it once you are plugged in though.

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