External Microphones for Macbook Air

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  1. sheenaaa

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    Hi, guys!

    I need your help! Do you know which brand of external microphone is compatible with Macbook air (only 1 headphone jack port, 3.5mm in size)?
     
  2. ice

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    budget?

    I'm also planning to get one once I start travelling again, but will start cheap ($20 mic)

    Basically, my goal is to have the same audio sound when using my Mac, Camera and Phone.
     
  3. sheenaaa

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    Do you know where I can get one locally?
     
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    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Planning to purchase at Lazada...

    I also have a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter which should allow me to use the same mic on my GoPro
     
  5. Shinahashirome

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    What willl be your use case and budget?

    You can get either a usb-mic (more compatible with a lot of devices other than your mba), or a shotgun or lavalier mic with a 3.5mm jack(will work on both your mba and with iPhones, android phones via their headphone dongles). Make sure that the Jack is a TRRS (tip, ring, ring, sleeve) type of jack for it to be compatible.
     

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