I noticed the mic port is gone

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Pinkstiletto66, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Pinkstiletto66 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2010
    New York City.
    I noticed they are gone by on both the pro and air, so, if I wanted to plug in a mic, what am I to do? I know theres the usual mic on their but for singers, or actual mic users, what would I need to do?
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040


    Jan 13, 2008
    You would need an audio interface with an "actual" microphone, or a usb microphone. Singers and "actual mic users" don't use a 1/8th inch input.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Microphone port is available on 15" and 17" MacBook Pro.

    The MBP 13" single audio port also works with iPhone headphones:

    Most professionals would use an external sound card anyway.
  4. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Or hopefully in the future a thunderbolt microphone adapter.
  5. jamesr19 macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2009
    Bit OTT here. USB 2.0 is fast enough for audio transfer. I use a USB 7.1 adapter. Does a good job. Bought it off eBay for £3 and supports mic and external speakers, both 3.5mm. Can choose input and output through sound in system prefs. Auto selects USB audio when I dock my MBA as it remembers last setup when everything was plugged in
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    The new headphone jack also includes a mic input in the same jack, just like the iPhone headphone port does.

    To plut in a microphone that isn't built into an iPhone-type headset, you would need a splitter of some kind, I think this would work:


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