Audio in rMBP Headphone Jack

charlieegan3

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Is there a way to use the headphone jack as an audio in?

Not sure where this idea came from - I think I read it around the time of launch. Something about it being a combined port? :confused:
 

Zeov

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i've tried everything, on ALL my macs.. i have to this day still no idea what the line in actually does.. so i went ahead and bought a USB soundcard that has dedicated microphone- and headphone jack.

but yes, it is a combined port, and if you have something like a iPhone headset with the built in mic it will work.. but somehow it's impossible (for me) to get any other headset to work.
 

charlieegan3

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i've tried everything, on ALL my macs.. i have to this day still no idea what the line in actually does.. so i went ahead and bought a USB soundcard that has dedicated microphone- and headphone jack.

but yes, it is a combined port, and if you have something like a iPhone headset with the built in mic it will work.. but somehow it's impossible (for me) to get any other headset to work.
Okay, that makes more sense.

I was wondering if you had to change a setting somewhere that switched it.
 

charlieegan3

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Is there an adapter that would take in audio and line in and turn it into a plug much like the one on the iPhone headset?
 

CFoss

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The rMBP does not have an audio in port. Excluding certain headphones with built in Microphones (third band on the 1/8 jack, like the Apple Earbuds), it is impossible to use 1/8 microphones.
 

charlieegan3

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The rMBP does not have an audio in port. Excluding certain headphones with built in Microphones (third band on the 1/8 jack, like the Apple Earbuds), it is impossible to use 1/8 microphones.
even with the converter in the link above?
 

Zeov

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exactly.

I've had the same problems, with a similar adapter. its seriously impossible to get anything other than a USB soundcard to work.

does Apple even know what Line in does ^^?
 

charlieegan3

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exactly.

I've had the same problems, with a similar adapter. its seriously impossible to get anything other than a USB soundcard to work.

does Apple even know what Line in does ^^?
I'm glad i'm not the only one! So do we know for a fact that the iPhone headsets work? if so, how are they different to the adapters?
 

Zeov

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I'm glad i'm not the only one! So do we know for a fact that the iPhone headsets work? if so, how are they different to the adapters?
i know from own experiences that both the headset and microphone on Apple iPhone headsets work with the Retina MacBook Pro, so it is cabable of revieving a microphone, but not from any other headsets.. it is very weird.. for 3 years i thought i was the only one ranting about it :D
 

charlieegan3

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i know from own experiences that both the headset and microphone on Apple iPhone headsets work with the Retina MacBook Pro, so it is cabable of revieving a microphone, but not from any other headsets.. it is very weird.. for 3 years i thought i was the only one ranting about it :D
I can't see why this doesn't work? my adapter looks just like the middle one here: http://images.appleinsider.com/ipodiphoneav-review-5.jpg
 
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