iMac 2012 Microphone jack?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by p3n9u1n, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. p3n9u1n macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2012
    Hi, long time lurker, first time poster.. :D

    I would like to purchase a 27 inch iMac as soon as it is released. However, I noticed that it seems to only have one headphone port. Now my question is, how would you go about connecting a gaming headset which uses two audio jacks, one for output and one for input, to this beautiful machine. ;)
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
  3. p3n9u1n thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2012
  4. cawesjmu macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2004
    Richmond, VA
    USB to audio adapter

    I think you'll actually need something with an audio in to USB type adapter. The iWire cables are just splitters, but I don't think they are input devices. It seems like the iMac will take audio in, but perhaps only with Apple style headphones with a mic. If you don't want to use a headphone/mic set that has one cable (sounds like yours has 2 cables), then you'll need something like this: USB to Audio out/mic

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