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Can I use the microphone jack as a line-in? (ASUS 1005HA-EU1X-BK)

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December 14, 2009 6:57:20 AM

We got an ASUS 1005HA-EU1X-BK last week. It only has a headphone jack and a microphone jack on it, and I wanted to use it to record some material from a player's headphone jack (which I assume is amplified). I've heard microphone jacks and line-in jacks aren't quite the same and that line-in jacks are intended for amplified sources, while microphone jacks are intended for non-amplified sources.

What's the best option in a case like this? Thanks in advance.

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December 14, 2009 8:09:45 AM

It's not going to sound great but if you set the player's volume low you may avoid too much distortion -- or damage. The best option is a USB sound adapter.
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December 14, 2009 2:33:30 PM

Like "fihart" said, it's won't sound great but it will work.

Also keep in mind the MIC jack will be a mono input, not stereo.
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December 14, 2009 7:34:27 PM

Kinda had a feeling that might be the case. Thanks for the info!
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