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Use headphones as a microphone on some Macs
Authored by: EddEdmondson on Mar 30, '06 07:50:41AM

They don't make them with a built in microphone. Headphones and microphones are physically very similar though and work on the same principles but one in the reverse of the other, basically.

Headphones are designed to reproduce sound well at the sorts of volumes that are appropriate for them, and microphones are designed to be sensitive to sounds, so they're each best at what they're intended. Headphones are able to pick up sounds though, but the signal will probably not be as strong or clear as you'd get from a microphone.

I'd *not* want to try using a microphone as a speaker. You'd probably damage it seriously.

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