Connect headset to 2011 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Makaveli6103, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Makaveli6103 macrumors 6502

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    I have a headset with a mic and headphone jack. When I connect it to my iMac the headphones work but the mic does not. I changed input to Line In but still does not work.
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    You need a combo mike / headphone connector (2 bands). There might be a Y-adapter available.

    OR

    USB or Bluetooth headset.
     
  3. Makaveli6103 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So what is the point of the line in jack?
     
  4. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

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    OK, I'm gonna have to bump this one.

    I was amazed that the line in was not a mic input. I already have a nice mic and headset for my PC. I dont want to buy either a USB or a bluetooth mic. What adapter will I need to connect a normal mini-jack 3.5mm mic input to the 2011 iMac?

    I want to play Diablo without my friends complaining about the ambient noise. Please link to the adapter so I can see what kind of connection it is. Regards.
     
  5. kitsunestudios macrumors regular

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    Line in and Mic in are intended for different audio levels. You'll either need a pre-amplified microphone, an amplifier like this, the Griffin iMac (mic and line-in to USB) or a USB headset.

    I use a Logitech usb headset on my system. Works great.
     
  6. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

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  7. kitsunestudios macrumors regular

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    Hey, nifty! Nice price too. I don't see any reason why that shouldn't work. I have had lots of positive experiences with PC "only" USB devices working perfectly in MacOS X without drivers. You should be able to see that show up on your "Sound" control panel once you plug it all in
     
  8. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

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    Nice. And for it working or not, this product actually have an "Apple" on its cover - so that means it works just fine with apple products? I mean, this is genuine? :p

    Anyway, I'll report back on how the item works after the one month expected shipping from DealExtreme.
     
  9. kitsunestudios macrumors regular

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    Heh, just noticed that. Looks like a bad case of KIRF (Keeping' it real fake). Still, looking forward to the results.
     
  10. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

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    hehe, I know. A real big case of KIRF as well... Funny :)
     
  11. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

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    I can confirm, about two weeks in mail and plug an play. It's show as a 'Generic USB mic' and is working ok. No complaits from people im chatting with. Havent tested the 7.1 virtual surround feature, although i doubt it's working as advertised. :) Mic ok and a good, cheap buy.
     

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