Adaptor and 2,5-mm headset

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by ljosaa, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. ljosaa macrumors newbie

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    I just recently purchased an iPod Touch 2G and think it's awesome that you can call with Skype using Fring.

    I just tried it today and it worked perfectly. Only problem is that I don't have a microphone for it. But then I remember that I had a completely new headset that I bought for my old Motorola phone.

    A three-conductor 2,5-mm headset including a mic. This made me think that the only thing I would need was a three-conductor 3,5-mm (male) to 2,5-mm (female) adaptor.

    Would this work? I found two on amazon that I think will work but people are giving it different rating and moaning about it not working with different devices. Just want to make sure before I make my purchase.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t..._shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3CTI4SHTVAILM&v=glance

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t..._shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A1TB4CRIUIFO5O&v=glance
     
  2. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    The new iPod headphones with play/pause/volume and mic work with the iPod touch...

    The adapters you're looking at are for using regular stereo headphones in a 2.5in phone handset jack. Not what you need for an iPod or iPhone.

    This adapter would make your headset fit. Work? I don't know. But fit, yes. $3 here, similar.
     
  3. ljosaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The only difference between the headsets is that your site actually says that they will work but aren't they the same adaptor in essense? Should I just go for the safe bet?
     
  4. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    The adapters I linked are identical to each other in function. The adapters you linked are for listening to music on phones from Motorola and the like.
     
  5. ljosaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But aren't mine and yours identical or are the chords different?

    I just want to understand.
     
  6. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    They're opposite each other. The male end on the two I posted is 3.5mm, the male end on yours is 2.5mm. The female end on the two I posted is 2.5mm, the female end on yours is 3.5mm. The iPhone and iPods all accept a 3.5mm male plug, and your headset from Motorola has a 2.5mm male plug.

    If I had any decent software on this five year old windows machine, I'd make a diagram. Thank god I get my mac back tomorrow.
     

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