Mono behind-ear-with-boom-mic Skype headset for rMBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mobidutch, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. mobidutch macrumors member

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    When I am traveling I am currently limited to using the built-in mic for Skype calls, with my stereo earbuds that I use for listening to music for audio out. I'd like to use a small, travel size boom mic for Skype calls, something like the Plantronics MX500i. However, I am very confused on how the headset plug on the rMBP 13" works. It needs one of these 4-contact 3.5mm plugs. Does anyone know if there are adapters that will make that work with headsets like the MX500i?

    I would also not mind going for a USB headset, but ones I found (like the Blackwire 435) dont have Mac drivers.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    The headphone jack works with the microphone on the iPhone earbuds, if the plug is the same, it will work.
    I have a 3rd party pair that works.

    a bluetooth headset will also work.

    as a side note the button on the iphone buds also works for controlling iTunes.
     
  3. mobidutch thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thx. Don't like the Apple earbuds, so now I'll have to find a 3rd party (one ear) headset with such a plug, or find some adapter...
     

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