Griffin Announces New iMic

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tsaxer, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. tsaxer macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2004
    Tuscaloosa, AL
  2. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2003
    I've heard that the quality these get doesn't compare to having a line-in built into your computer.
  3. dont24 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2005
    Is it smaller than the previous one? I was looking to buy one. Should I wait for the new one?
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Hmm, I heard the in/out was BETTER than the most in/out jacks built into a computer.
  5. Zoowatch macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    Sheffield, UK
    cool! i was thinking about getting one...

    never use a USB audio adapter before...
    how's the sound quality like?

    can i use this for headphone and microphone for Skype?
  6. tsaxer thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2004
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    About a month ago I bought one of the "old" ones, not knowing about hte imoending updates. It works really well, just make the settings adjustments in System Preferences => Sound, and it works fine. It has a switch on it that allows for line-in or mic use, and has the 1/8" output as well.

    Generally these sound better than internal sound cards because the conversion from digital signal to analog is done OUTSIDE the case, which leads to a quieter signal. Really, usb is the way to go for serious recording and audiophiling, and this is a good, inexpensive option. I just really wonder is it's worth trying to trade my new "old" one in for the "new" one. Griffin doesn't really give a "what's new" schpiel in it's announcement though.

    P.S. I can't see any problems with Skype-like programs, it's just another audio option like built in mic or line-in

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