Apple headphones extension?

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  1. gianthobbit macrumors 6502

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    I have a Bose headset that that has a special cable compatible with macs/iphones so it does audio and mic. This is identical to the white ear buds that come with your iPhone.

    What type of cable do you even call that? I purchased an extension for it but I lose the ability for my mac to recognize the audio input/mic.
     
  2. 537635 macrumors 6502

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  3. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is the connector or cable type even called? I could do more research if I knew where to even start.
     
  4. 537635 macrumors 6502

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    TRRS plug extension

    If you find one that works, please let me know... I sure want one.
     
  5. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. 537635 macrumors 6502

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    No idea.

    I tried one black one and two white ones. :)

    One from Fasttech and two via eBay. Whether this is the same cable - I cannot tell.
     
  7. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will give it a shot and let you know!
     
  8. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    you want to make sure it has 3 black (or white) lines going around the metal part of the plug.

    if it only has 2 rings, it's just stereo audio with no mic.
    1 ring, mono audio.
     
  9. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just came in from Amazon today, tested and works great!
     
  10. 537635 macrumors 6502

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    Damn, that's fast delivery...

    Great info. Thanks!
     
  11. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Amazon PRIME!
     
  12. pjny macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking for a short (4-6 inch) TRRS headphone extension cable for a iphone 5s with a charging case and a recessed headphone jack. My iphone headset is wearing out with frequent removal and reinsertion.

    Looking for a reliable one as the ones on amazon seem to all have bad reviews. Saw the startech.com cables but they are 1-2meters long. Looking for a 4-6 inch one.

    Thanks.
     
  13. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    http://amzn.com/B00EHL7OFM
     
  14. KBDooley macrumors newbie

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    I was struggling with this same issue, only to realize that the computer only recognized the microphone if I plugged my headphones into the extension cable before plugging into the computer... which of course makes it difficult to leave the extension plugged in as part of your desk setup.
     

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