Question Headphone jack bias voltage?

reezekeys

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I have a late-2013 15" MacBook Pro running Mojave. It has the "combo" headphone jack that incorporates a mic input when an earbud/mic with TRRS plug is plugged in. I haven't been able to find out if the mics these earbuds use are electret condensers that require a biasing voltage and if the Mac is indeed supplying this voltage. There are adapter/splitters that take the Mac's TRRS jack and break it out into a separate mic and headphone jacks. I'd like to use a headset mic that requires 1.5 to 10 volts of voltage to work – I'm just not 100% confident pulling the trigger on this mic & adapter/splitter without knowing the true scoop. TIA for any help!
 
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reezekeys

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I'll answer the question since I went ahead and ordered the mic and splitter anyway. Yes, the Mac's headphone jack does provide plug-in power and the microphone works.
 

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