philips headphone and mic for internet chat

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by roslee7, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. roslee7 macrumors regular

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    i just bought this mic and headphone for using skype or YM on my macbook air. I realised that it got 2 jacks- one for mic and one for earphone. Can it be used on my macbook air coz my MBA only have earphone input. I went to the preference and it didnt detect it...the input is still built in mic. Or i must buy the Mic that using USB?
     
  2. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    You can get a USB dongle that has a headphone and a mic input in it and a bit of software that makes it work. Think it is made by Belkin.
     
  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    FYI I believe the iPhone headset/mic works for chatting on skype and it only has one plug.
     
  4. roslee7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hi

    is it confirm that the iphone earpiece with mic works for chatting ?
     
  5. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    No it DOES NOT.

    You will need the Griffen iMic...

    plugging the iphone headset does nothing for the microphone - the reason is that the MBA doesn't know there is a MIC plugged into the system that way (plus it is an audio OUT jack only) - and it will default to the built in microphone.
     
  6. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    my bad, I thought it did :eek:

    I think it has to do with the 4 point connectors or something like that. Shame on Apple though since the new macbooks and macbook pros you can use the iPhone headset in iTunes.
     
  7. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    Yep - an absolute missed opportunity - I thought for sure they would have had it included in the MBA after seeing all the ipods getting it in September....
     
  8. Bluedaze macrumors newbie

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    chipmunk voice when I use headphones

    I have a MacBook Air. Everytime I plugged my headset, I hear chipmunk voice instead of normal voice. (I bought Motorola and Logitech, both of them same results)The headset works fine listening to music only when I use YM & Skype. Speaker is fine when chatting. I need help to fix the problem.
     
  9. Oli3000 macrumors regular

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    ERM, YES IT DOES.

    I can ring you on mine if you like, or just quote the apple website:

    "Audio

    Stereo speakers
    Omnidirectional microphone
    Headphone mini-jack
    Support for Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic"

    See:

    http://www.apple.com/uk/macbookair/specs.html

    The jack is DEFINITELY 4 pin.

    So yes you can use an external mic that uses a jack not usb. As far as an adapter goes, a USB one is lower quality. You are better off getting one for the headphone port as that uses the nice, high quality sound card.


    I mentioned this here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1147144) previously.

    Adapters can be bought:

    US:
    http://www.amazon.com/Headset-Buddy-...4783210&sr=1-1

    UK:
    https://www.box.co.uk/Startech.com_3...5_1070235.html
     
  10. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    Agree - my newest version MBA has the 4 pin jack that allows you to use the mic on iPhone headsets on the MBA. The previous versions did not, however.
     

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