Mic on headset doesn't work. Keeps using internal mic

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Clandest, May 28, 2009.

  1. Clandest macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Ok, So I have the mic plug hooked in the mic slot, and the audio plug hooked into the audio plug. Now when I talk its using the internal mic and not the headset mic. And I am not sure how to switch theses. When I talk people hear the fans from my MBP more than me.

    I am using windows 7 beta when talking on the mic not OS X

    Thanks for any solutions

  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    The input on the MBP is not a mic input, it is a line in. You can't use that headset as a mic.
  3. MacRUK macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009
    System Prefs >> Sound >> Input

    However, as stated, audio input "Line In' is at line level, ie not mic level.

    You need to raise the mic level, iMic best solution.

    Some (cheapy) USB devices also do this.

    Line in is still line in whether under OSX or Windows.

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