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Finding 3.5mm headset couplers/extenders? Or is there an easier way?

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  • Started 2 years ago by Ddelz
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Ddelz
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So to start off, basically what I'm trying to do is use my 3.5mm headset with awesome sound on my Xbox 360. I want to use it as a headset and to pickup game audio, so I need to have it plugged into my controller and into my TV.

If you're unaware, 360 controllers take a 2.5mm plug, but converting that is simple. My problem is finding 3.5mm couplers that also support the headset's mic line. Here's a diagram I drew to show my original plan before I realized it's so hard to find the appropriate couplers/extenders.

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owen123
owen123
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Could you not go into your xbox mic settings and set it to play through speakers then if you plug it into your tvs headphone port you should get a chat signal

Owen

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Ddelz
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Yeah that's doable, but then how would my controller be getting my headset's mic pickup? No one could hear me, but I could hear them. :/

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owen123
owen123
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I think i have got confused is there 2 cables coming off your headset or one?

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Ddelz
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The headset has the one cable, with a mic built into it. Like modern 3.5mm headset cords. The cord however, is detachable (two male ends) so what if I did it like this? That way the mic input goes straight into the controller, and I can get audio from the TV without worrying about using special 3.5mm head couplers, extenders, ect. Just thought of this.

Pic:
http://img341.imageshack.us/im.....agram2.png

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owen123
owen123
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Im fairly confident that should work

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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@Ddelz,
That does look like it will work, however, I think (not positive) that there could be some static or noise on the headphones

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Ddelz
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Aww, really? What would cause that? The whole point of doing this is to get the awesome sound quality my headphones produce. haha

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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The splitter could be trying to send mixed signals through the splitter (ex: microphone sound->game sound, game-sound->microphone sound). Also if the splitter you have/get doesn't support the 3 rings that are on the head phone jack, the microphone won't even work.

Headphone Jack w/out Microphone
Headphone Jack w/ Microphone

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Ddelz
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The mic cable only has the extra mic line on the one plug that goes into the controller. The end that goes into the headset/splitter only has the standard stereo plug. Sorry if I didn't explain it enough, but the mic itself is on the cable. You know, like a lot of cell-phone headsets with control-talk? Or the ear-bud headsets? That kinda thing.

So it should work noise-free then, right?

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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It sounds like it should work, but with all splitters, there could be some static in the background.

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Ddelz
Posts: 12

Oh thanks. Is there a technical term for a headset plug that has a mic? I'm having a hard time finding a 3.5mm to 2.5mm headset converter.
PLENTY of ebay sellers are claiming it's a "headset" plug, but you can tell from the pics that it's actually just a stereo plug with two channels and a ground. It seems like "headset" just means "stereo headphones". Where I'm from, a "headset" is a whole set, mic and "ear speakers".

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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What is the make and model of your headset ?

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Ddelz
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Not sure how that's relevant, but it's a Beats by Dre Studio. And yes I know it's over-priced, I didn't buy it. lol

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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You didn't give the actual model number.

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Ddelz
Posts: 12

That doesn't matter, at all... It takes a standard 3.5mm stereo cable that has a male end and is detachable. It also has a control-talk cable with a built in mic(in the cable) that allows it to be used as a headset.

Link:
http://beatsbydre.com/products.....&cat=1

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Ddelz
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I found this one, but it sounds like it converts the 2.5mm headset jack into a 3.5mm stereo jack and drops the mic?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1208201.....1497.l2649

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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The 2.5mm end has the 3 rings on the plug indicating that it supports microphone. This should work for converting 2.5mm to 3.5mm.

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Ddelz
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Yes I saw that, but based on it's item description it converts the 2.5mm mic compatible plug converts into a 3.5mm stereo-only female jack.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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Oops I missed that. That converter does look like it could drop the mic.

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