I was planning to buy a new mic for my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), but I tried connecting an old mic and nothing happened. The old mic is not broken, because I tested it on another PC and it worked.

I just want to know if I can connect the mic that I was planning to buy.

I was thinking of this microphone: http://www.amazon.com/Tonor-TN12326-Professional-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B00PZMP3Z0

  • That microphone uses a 3.5mm audio jack, which your Mac has. It should fit. – owlswipe Jun 5 '16 at 13:08

Any line-level input should work with the 15-inch Mid 2012 MacBook Pro (the MBPr is slightly different.) Simply insert it into the audio in port on your MacBook Pro using a 3.5mm jack. enter image description here

Line level simply refers to relatively amplified analog signal. Not all microphones provide this: if necessary, you may need to use an amplifier.

I'm not sure why the microphone you already have didn't work: there's nothing that should be preventing it. If you can provide more info, we might be able to help.

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  • The mic probably is providing a mic level input, – samh Mar 18 '17 at 20:45

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