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Mac Compatible Headsets With Microphone

Shopping for an Apple compatible wired or wireless headset with built-in mic for Mac Skype, FaceTime, Apple Dictation, Videoconferencing or Gaming?

Enjoy premium sound quality or create music with ease. Shop headphones and microphones for Mac from Apple. Buy online with fast, free shipping. Universal Apple Compatible Headset Digital USB.or. 4-Pole 3.5mm Connectivity Headsets can be utilized to conduct and manage Skype, Zoom and FaceTime calls from your Mac, as well as enjoy streaming computer audio, iTunes music playback and for Apple speech recognition. A headset can be either wired or wireless and can vary greatly in size and shape. The flip-to-tune microphone design enables easy operation, while the included USB transmitter offers compatibility with Windows, Mac and Xbox systems. This Astro Gen 2 wireless gaming headset has a 1050 mAh battery for up to 15 hours of battery life, and three EQ presets allow audio customization. See all Gaming Headsets.

Universal USB or Analog Apple Headset
For Mac - iPad - iPhone

Currently you'll find three types of wired Apple compatible headset hardware: All-Digital USB headsets with a simple USB cable that's instantly recognized by OSX in Sound Preferences Pane. There are Analog headsets that also include a USB Audio Adapter Dongle that converts the audio and microphone signal to a single USB connection for Mac use. Apple users could also opt for newer TRRS 4-Pole Analog headsets that use a single plug like the iPhone, iPad and newer Mac's use.

Apple Compatible USB Headsets With Mic

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Analog Mic Headsets For Mac : 4-Pole

More recently, Apple standardized on a single 4-Conductor 1/8th inch plug for earbuds and headsets with integrated microphones. This occured both on desktop Macintosh and MacBook laptops - along with iPads and iPhones. The PC and cell-phone world saw the appeal of this and many manufacturers are now delivering Apple compatible TRRS 4-Pole headsets with mic that use a single 4-pole plug that work the same with either Mac's or PC's.
4-Pole Headset With Mic
For Mac - iPad - iPhone

UsbMany older Macs used 'Microphone Level' rather than 'Line Level' input voltages in their audio jacks. The standard 1/8th inch plug looked the same, but many PC analog headsets with microphones with 2 separate plugs, one for it's built-in mic simply did not work on a Macintosh. They failed to deliver adequate volatge to the audio in port for the microphone to produce an audible level of sound. Mono and stereo headsets compatible with Mac have been a bit problematic historically. For a long time Apple used different line voltage standards for 1/8' plug microphones that fractured the Analog headset market into those that were PC compatible and others that were Mac compatible. As such, USB headsets for Mac became a far wiser headset choice for assured Mac compatibility.

USB-C Digital Headsets For New Macs

A new generation of all-digital Mac compatible

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USB-C headsets with mic can use the Type-C USB 3.1 / Thunderbolt 3 ports on newer MacBook Pro and Air laptops, as well as the latest iMac and Mac mini desktop computers.
Mac Compatible USB-C Headset
Type-C or 4-Pole TRRS Connection

Wireless Headset For Mac


Shop carefully if you want a Type-C connector; there's still a million rectangular Type-A USB mic headsets out there. However, you can use them on a newer Mac with the addition of a USB-A to USB-C adapter or hub if needed. Apple compatible USB-C earbud style headphones with inline mic are easier to find because so many new smartphones are also adopting the Type-C USB-C interface for audio and charging.

Wireless Headsets For Mac

For cordless freedom, some may prefer an Apple compatible wireless Bluetooth headset with mic. You can roam a bit while in use, though headset recharging will still need to be done via USB periodically.
Jabra Evolve Pro Headset For Mac
2-Device Bluetooth Pairing Support

Headset For Mac Features To Look For

When shopping for a headset to compliment your Macintosh computer setup, consider the varied uses and OSX applications you'll likely use. For iTunes music enjoyment, ponder headsets with larger 30mm to 50mm driver elements to reproduce deep bass frequencies most music lovers and gamers prefer. For Apple Dictation needs, some may prefer a lightweight Mac mic headset design that can be worn for extended periods. Some small business and VOIP users might actualy prefer a single-ear monophonic headset so that they can more easily interact with a conventional desk phone or converse easily with coworkers.

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When you say they 'don't work', you mean no sound in the headphones and no input detected by the computer from the mike? If you play sounds/music on the laptop, does the audio come from the built-in speakers?
You might have to set the audio in/out devices explicitly for this headset. With the headset plugged in, go into System Prefs->Sound, choose the Output tab, and make sure the headset is listed on the output device list. Select it if it's not already selected, and see if the audio comes through the headset now. If the device list just says, 'Internal Speakers', then it hasn't detected the headset as an audio output device and you may have driver problems, as the other poster suggests.
You can do the same for the Input tab - make sure the headset is listed as an input device and select it for input if it's not already. If only the internal mike and line-in port are listed, then the OS hasn't detected the headset mike as an audio input device and again, you may have driver problems.