Headset extension

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by 537635, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. 537635 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009
    I'm looking for a headset (headphones + microphone/remote) extension for iPhone / iPad / iPod. 99% of all the cables are audio only (two lines).

    The rest claimto be iPhone compatible, for instance:


    Everything looks fine, until you receive the cable in realize, that it doesn't work, because only one connector has three pins, the other only two, plus the cable has only two lines.

    To sum it up - does anyone has any idea, where one could buy a confirmed working cable? Thanks!
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    What length do you need? Lots of short ones available, to handle recessed jack issues in some phone cases.

    ED: Here's an eBay one that claims to do what you want, of course reality sometimes differs:


    Ed #2: You want a 4-pin, not a 3-pin. There is a ground pin too. So a 3-pin is a normal stereo extension without mic (left/right/ground). Just a clarification for those who are searching on 3-pin.
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    I'm surprised Monoprice doesn't offer these...

    Nitpicking but those are insulators, not pins. The metal parts of the plug are the rings that actually carry stuff.
  4. 537635 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009
    Thanks for the clarification!

    I forgot to mention, that shipping to EU is required.
  5. 537635 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009

    I still haven't found a working cable. Ordered a couple of cables, which stated they were "iPhone compatibile", but the didn't work.

    Has anyone else had any luck?
  6. Arran macrumors 68040


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
  7. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2012

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