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It used to be that two USB audio interfaces/mics would require you to create an aggregate device in order to use them both at the same time with OS X. As this was still the case in early 2014 (see the Macworld article, below), it probably is still the case today. However, there are differing reports when it comes to identical USB devices. Back in 2011, an ...


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Following your hint on Headphone jack. When using headphones only (no microphone) (the ones with the 2 black ring plug) the system activates the built in microphone. When not plugged in, the system now thinks you plugged in an external microphone and it will not activate the built in one. The reason for that would be a STUCK contact pin in the jack. It ...


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The camera, Bluetooth module, keyboard and trackpad all connect internally via USB. No LVDS cable is required or used by the camera. The internal microphone is connected directly to the audio controller. Take a look at About This Mac from the Apple menu, go to More Info > System Report, and look at the devices listed in the USB category to see the various ...


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Swipe right at the unlock screen during an active call and the controls are displayed. There's no need to unlock the phone to access the mute.


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I've been struggling with the same issue as you and I've come up with two solutions. Dedicated headset that stays connected to the system (not really an option for you). Connecting my headset and briefly putting the system to sleep via the Apple menu. I literally wait for the screen of my Thunderbolt display to turn off and immediately wake it back up. If ...


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You can set it via the command line: osascript -e "set volume input volume 100" I have found that OSX Polycom RealPresence Desktop has a similar annoying "feature" that adjusts the mic input volume down, but never back up. My workaround is to have this line in my crontab: # Check every minute for mic input < 100%; if it is, dial it up elegantly * * * ...


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You don't need special hardware for this. Plug in both headphones, then open Audio Midi setup from /Applications/Utilities. Click the plus in the lower left corner and choose "Create Multi-Output Device." Check the checkboxes beside both headphones in the new panel on the right. If you want to rename it, you can double click the new entry in the list on the ...


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I haven't tried this, but if you're willing to experiment: Try using (no joke) Garageband with your aggregated device setup. No need to hit the record button, but you can use the monitor function to hear yourself speak. And since it presumably knows what to do with both mics, you might both be able to speak. You may also use LineIn to be able to hear ...


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There are three microphones on the iPhone 5. This setup is used to eliminate background noise while on call. One is ideally placed at the back, and two in the front. So basically when you're covering the bottom, the mic on the ear piece picks up the audio input.


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You can use the earphone portion of the headset by plugging the appropriate cable into the audio output jack on the Air. The Air does not support plug-in microphones as it only has 1 analog output jack. The boom and Startech splitter will not be of use in this configuration. My recommendation would be to purchase a Mac-compatible stereo headphone + mic to ...


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You need something to work with XLR mic's such as TASCAM’s iXZ. Search for "xlr iPhone microphone" to find other's that might fit your needs better.


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If earphone are attached, your input audio will be the earphone mic. The difference between the both depends of the quality of your earphone...


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The short answer is sorry, but there seem to be no driver to support the external input in the headset. My solution that works is to get a cheap USB to headset audio adapter that support the 4 pin 3,5mm jack of the headsets. Here is one that works, but you can surely find others in your local market: ...


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Yes, I have a Macbook air with Skype and Quite comfort QC 15 headphones with the iphone cable fitted on it and it works like a charm. Microphone is detected as an external mic and headphones as a plugged in headphones. 100% tested on a Macbook air 13" mid 2011


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The ATR3350 is not compatible with Macbook Pro. Nor is it compatible with iOS devices. It's a turkey and I regret having bought it. The manufacturer is deliberately misleading people about this unit.


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Uninstall your audio drivers and restart. Just use the Microsoft default driver. If it still not working, just press the middle button once. It seems like the problem comes with these buttons, not the mic.


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Make sure you've selected the Plantronics device in the mic chooser window in the Hangouts settings once the Hangout has begun (gear icon.) Change the default setting (which should be the internal mic on the Mac if there is one:) To Plantronics: (I have the Blue Snowball connected in this screen cap.)


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How about the "Wiretap" from Extrasensory devices?


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I am currently using two identical Blue Yetis on my MacBook Pro under the aggregate device I set up a couple months ago. (see photo) I think the trick might be creating the aggregate first but I have to say: I was panicking because I had a sit-down interview scheduled the next day and I was flailing about in my attempt at getting this set up so... of ...



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