Some audio ports on Apple computers are switchable from stereo output to stereo input, but not all of them are.

How do I determine if my Macbook Pro supports audio input through the audio jack?

  • I might be wrong but to me its a switchable when you only have one Jack on the Mac. Jan 3, 2014 at 2:18

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You can list specifically which audio devices your system is using in Terminal:

system_profiler SPAudioDataType

Another way you can determine if you have the combination audio port is when you're viewing System Preferences > Sound you will have an output option that shows up on the input tab.

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