Audio Out support Microphone?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by EthanNixon, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2007
    New Jersey

    I don't post often here, but I figured I would ask this question.

    Does the Mac Mini support microphone through the audio out? As in if I have a headset that has a microphone built in, like the Apple Headphones, will I be able to transmit over VoIP? Also with Windows?

    I plan to purchase the Mac Mini as my dedicated gaming computer, as I travel to tournaments and this will be loads easier than taking a full tower, or even a mid tower, around and on long drives. The only game I play is Counter-Strike: Source, and I know I can achieve over 120FPS with the higher configuration.

    I just want to know how to plug a microphone into this bad boy without using a USB adapter.

    Thanks. :p
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    You would need one that used the line in and line out. Not many options like that. your best bet is a USB headset with mic pickup
  3. EthanNixon thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    I know that, hence why I was asking.

    When I get it, I will use my ZOWIE Hammer USB headset, since I get products like this for free to review on my site.

    I own a pair of B&W P5s too, and when I get them back I will just use those, since they have the Apple talk or whatever you want to call it. That should work with the Mac Mini as a microphone, even in Windows 7, right?

    One would hope. :p
  4. hitekalex macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2008
    Chicago, USA

    Mini supports standard iPhone headsets with mic via audio-out connection. It's a feature listed on Mini spec page. I use mine for Skype calls every day.
  5. cruzer-u3 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2011
    I use the iphone headset too,but when I am using skype call
    but really bother me when I unplug the headset & plug the audio jack speaker system
    I do 2-3 times a days :(
    anyone knows how to use adapter for easy use?
    sorry for my English

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