iMacs don't work with regular mics?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SilentCrs, May 3, 2008.

  1. SilentCrs macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2006
    Just purchased a new iMac 24" (3 ghz, 1 TB HD, 4 GB RAM, etc). By and large it's worked great, but I noticed one problem: plugging in my headset in Windows doesn't work.

    I've done a Google search and apparently older Mac Pros, Macbook Pros, etc. had this problem. They suggested using a powered mic or a USB mic (bleh). Is this still the case?
  2. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    Yes. Get an iMic made by Griffin.
  3. shwc macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2005
    I am a little confused on what you are asking.
    Headset = line out
    mic = line in

    if you are talking about line in then you need a powered mic. Macs mic port is a "line level," thus you need a powered mic (the imic adapter by Griffin will allow you to use a unpowered mic, or you can get a usb powered mic.)

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