What's wrong? jacking mic and headphones for Frankenstein headset
March 8, 2013 7:26 AM Subscribe
I really want to combine my headphones
with my microphone
so that I can use it as a headset on my home phone
So I got a 3.5mm splitter
and a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter
so that I can plug the mic and headset together, then reduce it to 2.5mm so it can plug into my phone.
It doesn't work. Why? More details inside...
posted by cheesyburgercheese to technology (15 answers total)
I did all this and I can hear calls great over the headphones, but sadly the microphone is not feeding through at all. I tried switching plugs, and I've tested the mic on my computer so it is not faulty. Clearly since I can hear callers the headphones are not faulty so I suspect that it may be a problem with the jack or splitter....
I have used a cheap crappy headset/mic combo on my phone and that works - but that is what I was trying to replace so I can still make and hear calls easily when my kids are happily playing (and making noise). I also wanted to do it this way so that if a component breaks I can replace it... of course since the components don't seem to be playing together well it's kinda a mute point.
I'm kind of at a loss as to what is wrong - shouldn't it just work?