Yelling/screaming on FaceTime, could it damage the mic?

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  1. desireek macrumors member

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    Hi.
    I got a 15" retina MacBook and i wonder if someone scream or yelling to it over FaceTime or om other program that use mic, could it be blown or take damage of loud sounds into it?

    Just curious, it happens when my kid are on FaceTime. someone say it could be damaged and other are sure it not will take any damage when it is used normal but with a loud sound a few times.

    What do you guys think about Apple mics and loud voice?

    Tnx for reply :)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it can't damage the mic, as it can only capture what it's designed to capture. However, the same isn't true for the ears of the listeners!
     
  3. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

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    LOL! Too funny! Iʻd never considered this. In my humble opinion, Iʻd be more worried about cleaning the spittle off my sensitive screen (with all the flaking issues Iʻve been seeing recently) than my mic being damaged. ;)
     
  4. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    If you are not physically touching it then no. Its kinda hard to touch it
     
  5. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Having been in the Pro Audio world for 25 yrs+, the answer would be YES, if it was a Larger Diaphragm device (as would be used in many Live or Recording situations) but it is not 'by any stretch' _ and so 'NO' is indeed the answer here.. :apple:

    That being said, the Audio being transmitted may distort if incredibly loud, but that would only make it less desirable for a listener on the other end.. Good Luck :D
     
  6. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't but...

    Why are you yelling/screaming at someone over FaceTime?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Here's why:
     
  8. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Completely overlooked that; completely understandable, kids do that to you :mad:
     
  9. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    As others have said it won't damage the Mic, but you will get clipping (distortion). What you can do to mitigate against this is to reduce the microphone volume
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  11. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    Not unless you continuously shout at jet engine decibels for a couple of years directly at the mic.
     

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