Audio in =/= Mic in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Danno21, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Danno21 macrumors regular

    Danno21

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    Purchased the Steelseries Siberia v2 headset for use in bootcamp when I am gaming and realized that the microphone for my headset is recognized, but will not capture any sound.

    I assume the audio in port doesn't work with mics that depend on power from their connection, or?

    Should've bought the USB version :rolleyes:
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    yeah, but the USB. The MBP has a line in, not a mic in port I think. I made that mistake myself once.
     
  3. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    Pull the mic cable out half a click and see if it works. I had to do that with my cheap headset for SC2.

    The microphone in that headset is not a condenser and does not require external power.
     
  4. Danno21 thread starter macrumors regular

    Danno21

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    Tried doing it partially in but Windows only sees it connected when it's fully in.

    Going to keep them anyways for when I build my gaming rig next year since they're really comfortable and have great sound.

    Thanks.
     
  5. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    Bummer. I am using my headset in Lion, not in 7, fwiw.
     

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