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Use headphone jack as line in for microphone on MacBook Pro Retina [duplicate]

MacBook Pro Retinas dropped the line-in (microphone) jack that previous MacBook Pros had. Sometimes I want to plug in a 1/8" microphone, but there's no option to switch the input from "internal ...
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External Microphone input for MacBook Air 2012

I am trying to get an external microphone (this Sennheiser ME3) into the TRRS jack of my 2012 MacBook Air, through a headset splitter such as here. (this is so that I can use speech recognition ...
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Does my MacBook Pro 3.5mm audio jack accept microphone input?

How do I find out whether the 3.5mm audio jack on the side of my MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, early 2015) allows audio input from a headset microphone. (I need a headset for Zoom).
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Is the 3.5 mm headphone jack of a Macbook Pro Retina also a line in port?

The question is in the title of the post. :) The Apple website says: 3.5 mm headphone jack Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone Support for audio line out (digital/analog) ...
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External mic not working anymore on Macbook Air

I have a Macbook Air "Early 2014" with OS 10.11.6. A few months ago, I used a lavalier mic plugged into the headphone/mic jack of this Macbook Air. I recorded lots of audio narrations of ...
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Is there a way to get the TV sound being played on a MacBook Pro via HDMI?

I have an LG HDTV and a 2019 MacBook Pro with a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. What i would like to do is to watch tv normally but playing the tv's sound on the Mac's speakers. Is this possible? Does ...
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Controlling a microphone connected via combo jack

Short verstion (TL;DR) I have a microphone connected to my new MacBook via a splitter adapter (see the picture below), in which you can use the multifunction jack separating the input and output ...
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Using Turtle Beach XO Four Stealth Headset with Macbook Pro Retina 15", Mid-2012

I've read a few older posts about headsets and the TRRS headphone/mic input here, here, here, here and the consensus seems to be that the Macbook is expecting "line-level" input (either that or you ...
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Can an iPhone 4S take microphone through audio jack?

I can play audio of an iPhone 4S through the 3.5mm audio jack to headphones. I would like to use it with a headset that includes a microphone for making phone calls or recording audio. I'm not sure if ...
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How could I output audio to the microphone port on Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011?

I've seen cases where people record audio with the headphones port, so is it possible to listen to audio with the microphone port? I do not have any torx or triwing screwdrivers right now so a ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 record audio from phone through aux in jack

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro 13" and I need to record audio from Spotify playing on my phone into an audio track in GarageBand. (This is for a private, personal project, not any kind of pirating.) I ...
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Mac Desktop not detecting microphone

I have an External (XLR) SDMP15 Stagg mic that comes with a 3,5m XLR to phone plug 6,35 mm and I also bought a Bespeco Adaptor in hopes of recording audio. However, when I plug it all together (the ...
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My MacBook recognizes my earphones as input device while Quicktime doesn't, how do I do?

I've plugged my earphones to my MacBook. The OS recognizes the earphones' mic as an audio input device. However, Quicktime screen recording doesn't seem to recognize that earphones' mic, how do I do?
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