Headphone/Mic jack splitter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HerrRogers, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. HerrRogers macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro and while I think it's cool that I can use iPhone headphones with it I miss using my old school analog headset with a boom. I use skype for calls and find that people have a hard time hearing me with iPhone headphones. Is anyone aware of a splitter for that jack so that I can connect a headphone line and a mic line? I've seen lots of solutions that have a built in mic but I was hoping that there's simply a splitter out there somewhere.

  2. HunterMaximus macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    I was a little curious if something like this existed, and I came across this: http://www.showmecables.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=8335

    It's for the iPhone, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work on the new MBPs. But at $20 it's a bit pricey for some passive circuitry and jacks that someone with some competent soldering skills could probably whip up for $2 of parts (way less if you bought in bulk. And a USB adapter can be had for $8...
  3. HerrRogers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Awesome HunterMaximus. I feel the same way. Way expensive for something that should be pretty dang simple but maybe we're the only two in the world that would care for such a device. Thanks for the link. I'll probably bite the bullet and get it anyways.
  4. HerrRogers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
  5. HerrRogers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Finally got the adapter

    I ordered the adapter on 6/24 and just got it 7/9. I had called a rep and he said that they had to wait for a few parts because they have a guy that makes them by hand. Wha?

    In any case they seem to be working great. Audio quality sound great with the headphones and the mic. The only beef I have is not with the adapter but with my mac and/or skype. I have a physical mute switch on my headset and if I use it then skype switches over to my internal mic after a bit. Good thing I didn't say anything embarrassing during my conference call.

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