Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to iPhoneVideoQuest)
normal 3.5mm headsets works just fine for listening to audio
the problem comes when you bring mic into the equetion the std of the jack connector is output only
so when companys make headset which is IO with input from mic and output for audio
they all create their own std.
so no adaptor could work for all ways they handle the mic in
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to Rudegar)
Thanks for trying to solve my problem.
I agree that "normal" 3.5mm headphones (not headsets) work for listening to audio (or listening to the person you are talking with over the phone).
I am by no means an electronics engineer, but I am very confident that the iPhone 3.5mm jack connector is NOT output only.
The reason I believe this is that Apple offers a "headset" with remote microphone that connects to the 3.5mm jack. If the iPhone jack didn't support an "input" why would they offer a remote mic. Furthermore, I have used an adapter that allowed for the connection of headset in which the microphone did work. I am just unable to recall the supplier/how I had configured it to work.
Techincally, you should be able to clip the Apple "headset" with remote microphone cable and wire into a non-Apple headset to have the device's headphones and mic to function. However, this is very labor intensive and can be expensive.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to iPhoneVideoQuest)
I am pleased to inform that I have finally located an iPhone handset adapter that works!
Oddly, enough it is an accessory that is designed for the Blackberry.
This adapter allow you to use the microphone of an non-apple headset with the iPhone!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 4:12 AM (in response to iPhoneVideoQuest)
I have a related question which you may be able to help with.
I use my iPhone 4 to tune my guitar. The mic on my headset works fine, but I would like to buy an adapter so I can plug my guitar lead directly into my phone (easier to tune up in noisy envoronments).
The adapter would need to convert from a 1/4 inch jack down to 3.5mm. It would also need to send the signal to the correct connection in the phone that is used for the mic.
Ideally, if anyone knows of an already available adapter that would be perfect. If not I will have to get one made, so can anyone tell me which connections on my 4-pin headset do what (ie which is Mic, which is Audio out etc).
Any help appreciated to save me hiding in the pub toilets to tune up.
Thanks in advance.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:34 AM (in response to crunchie1967)
This accessory allows for the connection of guitar to a iPad (and most likely an iPhone) via the device's data/sync/charge port: http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/28/apogee-jam-guitar-adapter-review/. The accessory adapter features a 1/4" (6.33mm) so you can plug it directly into the same cable you use to connect your guitar to your amplifier.
The "blackberry" adapter that I had mentioned in my previous post MAY work for the connection of the guitar to the iPhone's headphone port, but you would have to buy one and try it out.
I think that it may work because the I know that the adapter is properly "engaging" the microphone pin inside the iPhone.
The aforementioned adapter is configured as follows:
3.5mm (male): Connects to iPhone headphone jack
2.5mm (female): Connects audio source's male 2.5mm connector
Since your guitar cable is a male 1/4" connector, you would need to also purchase a 6.33mm (1/4") (female) to 2.5mm (male) adapter.
All and all the connection would run as follows:
Iphone to Blackberr Adapter (3.5mm (male) to 2.5mm (female)) to Adapter #2 (2.5mm (male) to 6.33mm (female)) to Guitar Cable (6.33mm male to 6.33 (male))
The aforementioned 6.33mm to 2.5mm should be available online somewhere or at Radioshack.
Good luck and let me know if it works.