Is it just me or is the quality of MacBook Pro Built-in mic quite low?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by piatti, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. piatti macrumors 6502a

    piatti

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    i was on a voicechatting site and people keep saying my Mic is bad. Is MacBook Pro mic really that much worse than the things they sell at stores?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Can you provide an audio sample? Which specific MBP do you use and what chat software have you been using?

    A friend of mine once used my iBook G4's microphone to record a voice over and it was very usable.
    Is your environment silent or noise-ridden or something in between?

    Btw, you do mean the MacBook Pro, not the Mac Pro, don't you?
     
  3. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

    piatti

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    10.6.3 15'' MacBook Pro, 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM
    I was using TalkOn, a Korean voice chatting software.
    the environment was fine.
     
  4. revelated macrumors 6502a

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    I find the MacBook's mic quality quite clear - though overly sensitive. That might have led to some interference coming through in your case. I find it way too sensitive to use though - I can be standing 5 feet away and talking at normal volume and it's picking me up loud and clear; a bit much for my needs, so I use a USB studio mic that works wonders, but isn't as good on ambient noise.
     
  5. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    I chat on Skype with my MBP and the Mic works great. Maybe something wrong with the site you were using? Or maybe in the worst case scenario something wrong with your MBP.
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    My mic is ok, its useable, but its not THAT great...
     

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