2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2012 9:29 AM by gaginker
gaginker Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hoping to connect a microphone to my old Macbook, but  realize that the mike presumably needs a USB connection. Can one but a standardjack-to-USB  adapter cord?

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,880 points)

    Most MacBooks have built-in audio-in, but it is line-level, meaning it needs amplification. There is also a built-in omnidirectional microphone right next to the camera above the screen. If neither of those is good quality enough, yes, you can buy a USB microphone, but make sure it doesn't require any special drivers for the Mac operating system you are using.  Most HID supporting devices have no trouble with Apple's built-in USB support.

  • gaginker Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks a Brody...


    Will check out USB mikes . Best Buy, perhaps?


    Thank you for your expertise.