voicechat on Yahoo messenger or skype

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by roslee7, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. roslee7 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2006
    i have a question here. I wanna chat with my friends in overseas and should i buy the mic with earphone or its not necessary? coz i think my macbook air comes with built in mic. Is the sound quality will be better if i am using additional mic use for chatting or is the same ? sometimes i wanna play guitar and let my friends there can hear me clearly. please advice me.
  2. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    One of my friends uses the built in mic with Skype, and he must trust the quality of the mic and think it's decent because he uses Skype-phone as a replacement cell phone.
  3. iPhonePhan macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    Apple FanBoy Land
    I think the built-in audio-in is OK in a pinch. A great accessory is a USB headmic from say, LogicTech.

    On the until-recently phased out MacBooks, there tends to be some background noise because the Mic picks up the fan noise. On MBA's, I'm not sure how that sounds, especially on the 2nd Gen's which tend to have a lower fan speed for overall usage.

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