I have a Mac G5 running OsX 10.3.9 and I can't seem to figure out how to install my microphone - there's only one port, other than the headphone jack, that looks to work and when I plug it in I can't get it to pick anything up
I check at the store I bought the mic from, and it worked fine on a PC - and the headphones that came with the mic work fine...
am I retarded or is there something I'm missing? the jack I'm pluggin into has a circle with two arrows pointing inwards >o< kinda like that...is that the right one???
The Mac's audio input jack wants LINE LEVEL not MIC level. You need a preamp or an amplified mike. Or a USB mike.
To verify, launch System Profiler (via About This Mac>More Info under Apple menu). Twirl down the "Hardware" disclosure triangle. Click on the item "Audio (Built In)" in left hand column. The info in the Overview window will list audio I/O specs and will indicate mic or Line level under the "Input" item. Been true for most Macs for many years.