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Fordosan Banzai
Posted - 2011.06.27 18:21:00 - [1]
 

Yo! is it possible to just use the built-in mic on the macbook pro for teamspeak or should I go to the apple store to get a new one? additionally, are there any mics that work by plugging into the aux as opposed to usb? because my usb ports are us-broken.

Syned Vanderog
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.27 19:27:00 - [2]
 

Using built-in micro is a possibility, however sound quality and "ambient noise" are not good for PvP.
As well as built-in reproduction may (mb not in your case) disturb other people in your vicinity.
I, myself am using sennheiser PC360Game with Lenovo USB dongle, but i can plug it in "audio" ports as well.

Josefine Etrange
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:15:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Syned Vanderog
Using built-in micro is a possibility, however sound quality and "ambient noise" are not good for PvP.
As well as built-in reproduction may (mb not in your case) disturb other people in your vicinity.
I, myself am using sennheiser PC360Game with Lenovo USB dongle, but i can plug it in "audio" ports as well.


In a MacBook I guess the fan could make a bit to much "ambient noise" to be tolerable. With a iMac this is no problem at all and I actually prefer the internal mic over a headset as it allows others in the room to comment our ts chatter ;-)

For standard headsets on macs: They work if their microphones are active, which is rarely the case. If you want to use a passiv microphone/headset you have to use an amplifier which can be bought as small external box.

Advantage: Better sound quality than most onboard solutions.
Disadvantage: A extra box with cost extra.

Another solution would be to buy a external sound card, thunderbolt or firewire preferred or just a simple usb headset with their in-build sound cards. Be carefully that you get mac drivers in this case.

Fordosan Banzai
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:44:00 - [4]
 

cool, thank you guys. I'll have access to an imac for the next two months or so, which should allow me ample time to get my usb's fixed, and then I can just buy a good headset.

Bluetippedflyer
Origin.
Black Legion.
Posted - 2011.06.28 05:32:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Bluetippedflyer on 28/06/2011 05:31:56
the built in mic's blow (from my experiance), getting a good mic was hard so ask a lot of questions to the mac store people.

Symone Hemanseh
Posted - 2011.06.28 06:38:00 - [6]
 

So how do I set up a PTT key for Ventrilo on the iMAc?

Flynn Fetladral
Royal Order of Security Specialists
Posted - 2011.06.28 14:49:00 - [7]
 

It is possible to use the built in mic on the MBP. However, I don't recommended it. The fans are going to fast, all anyone will ever hear when you talk on comms is your fans and or HDD going nuts. Your better off using a headset, or even a pair of iPod headphones.


 

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