Microphone is registered as a Headset by my iMac

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Microphone problems
Hello I am an iMac user and I recently purchased and Rockville RCM Pro Microphone that uses a Phantom 48V power source. Every time I plug the 3.5mm TRS output cable into the port on my computer, the computer registers it as an output (headphones) and not as an input (my condenser microphone). How can I get the iMac to realize that it is indeed a microphone? I believe the problem stems from the Jack being a TRS cable and since that is common for headphones, it registers as such. I tried using my RØDE TRS to TRRS adapter and I can OCCASIONALLY trick the computer into understanding it is a microphone and have been able to use the microphone to record a couple of times. However no sound is produced from the computer speakers while the microphone is plugged in. I had no problem using my USB Blu Snoball microphone with my computer, but this one is giving me so much trouble. PLEASE HELP!


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Microphones. Macintosh Computers. iMac
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  • Subhendu Sen
    The iMac & the equipment both are with you. From this side, it may not possible to deliver proper solution, however we can guess. Please check this link, support by Apple, https://support.apple.com/kb/PH24929?locale=en_US
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