Use iPhone headphones as mic on a PC

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tex-Twil, Sep 15, 2010.

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    Tex-Twil

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    #1
    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 ?

    cheers,
    Tex
     
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    balamw

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    #2
    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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    Tex-Twil

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    do I need that also when I want to use the headphones only as a microphone ?
     
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    balamw

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    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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    Tex-Twil

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    #5
    ok.

    I just bought a new headset for some bucks :)
     

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