Need help with new headsets

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ranger052, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. ranger052 macrumors newbie

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    cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    Can't you just skip the adapter and plug the headphones directly into the headphone and microphone jacks? They're all 3.5mm. I also see that company has drivers for Windows but not Mac on their website.

    http://steelseries.com/support/downloads

    If it needs a driver to work on a PC and they don't make Mac drivers it probably won't work. But I'd plug it directly in without the adapter and see.
     
  3. ranger052 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the reply.

    That adapter doent need drivers, the drivers they have on the website are for another adapter which is USB but for this one is just plug and play.

    My iMac only has one port on the back so I have no way to connect it without the adapter :(

    and I need the mic because I play LoL with my friends :)

    I know it says it is for mobile but the iPhone and the iMac both have the same connector so I see no reason why it doesnt work :(


    is there another adapter I could use?
     
  4. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    Ah, I see that now, I wonder why Apple took the Microphone input away. I don't know about another adapter. I suppose the iPhone/iPod are built so that jack can run both ways, output (headphone) and input (microphone), but the headphone jack on the iMac might only be capable of output. I wish I had an answer.
     
  5. ranger052 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah that could be the issue :(

    I gonna try to go to the apple store later tonight and see what they have to say about this. Hopefully they have a solution :)

    Thank you so much cocacolakid :)

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    Look at what I found on the apple website:

    Stereo speakers
    Dual microphones
    Headphone port
    Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
    Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone


    it seems that yes the iMac has the same connector as the iPhone so why isn't this adapter workinggggg GRRRRRR
     
  6. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    Good, at least we know it's capable of working through one port. Hopefully Apple has an answer. Good luck.
     
  7. ranger052 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you :)
     

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