I bought an external USB sound card just for the purpose of connecting a mic to my mac mini, which does not have a mic in port. I've used this mic on my pc without any problems at all, but now when I use it on the mac, I've encountered some static. When I first start recording or doing a voice chat, it sounds ok but the static will get increasingly worse - to the point where my voice is unintelligible. I've used Quicktime to record my voice and Gmail for my voice chats. However, GarageBand records my voice perfectly! I do not know whether it is the software, or maybe the external sound card that is causing this static. The iMic was overpriced(more expensive than the mic itself) so I bought a cheap external sound card. My mic is only a few weeks old and I do not want to buy another one anytime soon. The mini should've just come with a mic in port instead of a line in. Don't know where the problem is coming from. Any help with the static?