Using a headset...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sutekidane, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    I'm trying to use a headset over skype to chat while I'm playing games online. The problem is that I have a headset that plugs into a microphone and headphone port, and apparently my intel imac doesn't have one. It just has a line in port and an headphone port.

    The built in mic works but it picks up all kinds of background noise. I checked my macbook pro and saw that it also had a line-in port but no microphone port. Same with my friends MacBook.

    In sound settings in system preferences, I don't get any audio input from my headset. What can I do?
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Buy a USB-attached headset or a USB -> audio adapter such as the one Sennheiser sells.
  3. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2004
    From what I understand you have two options - both involving USB ...
    1) get something like a Griffin iMic adapter
    2) ditch your headset and get a USB headset

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