Looking for a USB audio in adapter, anyone using one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fs454, May 3, 2011.

  1. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    The only thing I can say I'm not happy about concerning my 11" MBA is the fact that the 3.5mm jack doesn't do multi in/out like the 13" MBP does, and I'd really like to be able to record audio-in from a 3.5mm jack.

    I'm looking for something that won't be a hassle to carry around, and some searching brought me to this:

    a $7 USB dongle that gives me a line-in, but the problem is that it's only mono, and it seems that maybe it's thick enough to lift up the side of the MBP when it is placed on a flat surface. Is there anything out there that people use for this, that preferably is nice and small and has a stereo line in?

  2. Oli3000, May 7, 2011
    Last edited: May 7, 2011

    Oli3000 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2009
    I was intrigued by this idea too when I discovered that the headphone port is not a digital port that can be used for in or out. HOWEVER, I found out today, by pure chance, that it can be.

    The headphone socket has 3 pins, 2 for stereo and 1 for mic, so when using the apple headset headphones you get mic/controller function!

    Therefore, if you buy one of these:



    Then you can use your headphone socket for both headphones and mic/line in!

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