iMac microphone significantly worse on new Mac

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by CostlyTrick, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. CostlyTrick macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2015
    I just upgraded to a new iMac from my old 2007 one... The microphone recorded fine quality. However on the new one, it sounds like garbage. I've touched it up a bit EQ wise and it sounds a tiny bit better, but still pretty bad. Any thoughts?

    Observation: the new one has 2 mics for noise canceling--relationship to my issues?
  2. fastlanephil macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2007
    It should sound a little better than the older iMacs. Maybe it's a hardware issue.
  3. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2014
    London, UK
    I don't have an iMac so can't test but I feel like if you're really that bothered by the quality of the microphone would it not be better to just get a proper external microphone?
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Agreed with Joel.

    If you want high-quality recording, get a good mic.

    Are you just recording voice, or music as well?

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