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Old Sep 15, 2010, 06:40 AM   #1
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Use iPhone headphones as mic on a PC

Hello,
I have a macbook but also a pc and I was wondering if there is a way to use the mic of my iPhone's headphones on the PC.

I tried just plugging them in the input jack but this doesn't seem to work.

Do you have an idea ?

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Old Sep 15, 2010, 09:01 AM   #2
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Assuming you have dual inputs on your PC you need a splitter cable that takes the TRRS connector from the iPhone headset to separate TRS headphone and TS mic connectors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS_connector

I have one, but it came as part of a kit with a universal headset.

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do I need that also when I want to use the headphones only as a microphone ?
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 10:53 AM   #4
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do I need that also when I want to use the headphones only as a microphone ?
Yes. Read the Wiki article I linked. You need to move the mic connection which is back between the last ring and sleeve TR(RS) to the tip and sleeve of a mono TS connector. You can build your own cable that isn't a splitter if you want to.

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ok.

I just bought a new headset for some bucks
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