Is the headphone output quality sufficient for recording on an iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mike1123, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. mike1123 macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    I want to use an iMac to record music w/ Logic Pro using headphones, but I don't want to have to buy any external sound equipment sans a MIDI controller.

  2. l33r0y macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    The iMac's headphone socket is actually a standard analog socket AND a digital audio output. You will need a 3.5mm optical to toslink converter though.

    So to answer your question, if you use digital optical out as opposed to the standard analog headphone connector, you will have no audio quality issues.
  3. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    The 1st post has me totally confused. You want to use headphones as a mic?
  4. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    I think he is suggesting using the headphone jack as a audio source for inputting to another device.

    If you can us the digital out it should be fine.

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