Audio in rMBP Headphone Jack

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  1. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    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:
     
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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.
     
  3. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Okay, that makes more sense.

    I was wondering if you had to change a setting somewhere that switched it.
     
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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?
     
  5. CFoss macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  6. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    even with the converter in the link above?
     
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    That's great - what I was wanting to was to use a PC headset on my laptop. thanks.
     
  9. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    No prob. PC headset should work fine with that solution.

    You can also plug in dedicated mic for better sound quality, by the way.
     
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    thanks again, should be on its way soon :D
     

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    My adapter arrived today and the headphones work but not the mic?
     

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  12. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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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 ^^?
     
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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?
     
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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
     
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    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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