I noticed the mic port is gone

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

  1. Pinkstiletto66 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Or hopefully in the future a thunderbolt microphone adapter.
     
  5. jamesr19 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SK66OY
     

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