Skype: Shared Input/Output Audio picked up by mic

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by kagen, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. kagen macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2014
    Hi, I hope someone can help me with this or verify if it's working as intended.

    Sometimes I use Skype on my MBA"13 with a headset/mic to talk to friends and recently found out the person on the other end can hear the output sound from my headset (Volume up/down or music playing in the background).

    I tested this on GarageBand by recording voice and it did pick up any sound my laptop was making. I'm guessing it might have to do with the shared input/output port but the lack of anyone mentioning the internet (for mac) makes me think I have some settings wrong?

    Can anyone tell me if this is normal or is there some option I can change to stop it?

    P.S. This is not the case of the mic picking up background sound from speakers. I am using a headset with an inbuilt mic.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. kagen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2014
    I'm currently using it with the iPhone 5s Handsfree for the headset and mic. The mac is a MBA"13 (mid 2013).

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