|Item model number||MUYHSMFF|
|Item Weight||0.317 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7.87 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||7.87 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||July 28, 2017|
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StarTech.com Headset Adapter, Microphone and Headphone Splitter - 3.5mm Male Aux to 3.5mm Female Audio & Mic Combo Jack Y Cable for Laptop / PC (MUYHSMFF)
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- MIC & HEADPHONE COMBO: With one 3.5 millimeter male (TRRS) & two 3.5 millimeter female (TRS) connectors, the adapter transforms a 3.5 millimeter audio output port into one 3.5 millimeter headset jack and one 3.5 millimeter mic port. This is NOT AN AUDIO SPLITTER & is NOT designed for two headphones.
- KEEP IN TOUCH WHILE TRAVELING: This microphone and headphone Y splitter features a compact and sturdy design that fits perfectly into your laptop bag. It’s designed with travel in mind and is a great solution for mobile applications.
- KEEP YOUR LEGACY EQUIPMENT: Eliminate the cost of upgrading. This headset adapter enables you to use your older audio accessories with newer PCs and devices like your Ultrabook, smartphone or tablet.
- MULTIUSE FUNCTIONALITY: This 4 pin headphone & mic splitter cable can be used for connecting a separate headset and microphone combo to the audio port on your laptop, PC or controller, as well as connecting an external microphone and powered speakers to your computer.
- INDUSTRY-LEADING SUPPORT: StarTech.com offers a lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support on this microphone and headphone splitter, and has been the choice of IT professionals and businesses for over 30 years.
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Turns a 3.5mm audio output port into two distinct ports: one 3.5mm headphone jack & one 3.5mm microphone port
Simply connect the headphone plug from your headset into the audio output port marked with the headphone symbol, and connect the microphone plug into the audio input port marked with the microphone symbol. Plug the adapter into audio port on your laptop and you’re all set.
This adapter is not a headphone splitter or Y-cable. It cannot be used to split the audio output to two separate sets of headphones or speakers.
Microphone and Powered Speaker Connectivity
Want to work or game without using a headset?
You can also connect a microphone and powered speakers to your laptop using the adapter. Just plug in your microphone into the audio input port marked with the microphone symbol, and plug your powered speakers into the audio output port marked with the headphone symbol, and connect the adapter to the audio port on your laptop.
Keep in touch while you travel
Are you travelling for work or taking a trip?
The headset adapter features a compact and sturdy design that makes it a great solution for mobile applications.
Tuck the adapter in with your tablet or slip it inside another carrying case. It works great with tablets and smartphones that have a single audio port. Just connect the headphone and microphone plugs from your headset into the adapter, connect the adapter to your mobile device and start talking.
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Turns Into Two Distinct Ports This microphone and headphone Y splitter (4-position 3.5mm to dual 3-position 3.5mm) is a headset splitter adapter featuring one 3.5mm male (TRRS) and two 3.5mm female (TRS) connectors, enabling you to add a mono microphone input, as well as a stereo output to your PC or laptop, through a single 3.5mm audio port. It can turn the combo port into two distinct ports - one 3.5mm headphone jack and one 3.5mm microphone port. Innovative Audio Ports While some laptops feature only a single (4-position) 3.5mm audio port to support both audio input and output, this innovative headset splitter cable breaks the audio port out into two distinct ports - one that can be used for a microphone input connection, and the other for connecting external (output) speakers. In doing so, you can connect a separate microphone and powered speakers if you prefer to use Skype or chat online without using a headset. Compact and Sturdy Design - this mic and audio joiner features a compact and sturdy design to deliver the perfect solution for applications that require portability, and takes up very little space in your laptop bag. This headset adapter is not a headphone splitter/Y-cable. It cannot be used to split the audio output to two separate sets of headphones or speakers. Some laptops and mobile devices will not work with all external microphones. This is typically caused by an impedance mismatch between the microphone and the device, due to hardware incompatibility - it is not a limitation of the headset and mic adapter. This microphone and headphone splitter is backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.
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I have the item and determined what the connections were by plugging a TRS male to male cable into the mic/headphones plug. Labeling the connection on the plug as TRRS (tip first ring, second ring and shield) I measured the following continuities.
T----->No Connect (R is open)
R----->No Connect (R is open)
R----->S (only, equiv to common/gnd)
S----->T (only, equiv to mic signal)
T----->T (only, equiv to left)
R----->R (only, equiv to right)
R----->S (only, equiv to common/gnd)
This is consistent with the Android requirement that the plug order be L,R,G,M. If you use a studio/PA mic with XLR you will certainly need a preamp (e.g. a TubeMP), other mics (like on a standard headset) probably not needed. I have found StarTech cables to generally be reliable and well made as is this one.
Hope that helps.
The TRRS refers to the "three ring" male side, where you see four metal bands: T for tip, R for ring, R for another ring, and S for sleeve.
Most companies have the TRRS metal bands used for LRMG, meaning L for left headphone channel, R for right headphone channel, M for microphone, and G for ground. Apple, of course, is LRGM, switching the mic and ground just so you have to buy their special adapter which costs more -- yes they are that cynical.
Anyway, this adapter does not connect on of the MG lines to the microphone. Some devices will tolerate this and compensate, depending on how its connected (e.g., the ground may be connected elsewhere). But for many, it just means that the microphone side will not work at all, or that it may have terrible quality. That's the root of most of the 1 star reviews on here -- the "it does not work" variety.
I had this problem and had to order a different one from a different company. But I was in a huge hurry, so I ended up having to cut this StarTech one apart and solder a new wire in for the MG. I attached a couple pictures for anyone who also has this problem, doesn't mind soldering, and is in too much of a hurry to wait for a new one to be delivered.
Suffice it to say, StarTech is being extremely misleading by not mentioning this in the advertising. Now I can't trust them and will not be buying any more StarTech products.
If you want to use this with a gaming headset, ensure you have plugged the mic and headphones into the adapter first, then into the MAC. That is the only way for it to see the mic. I did not find the mic input to be great. That isn't Startek's fault. The whole thing is maddening....
For some reason Amazon listed the it as ineligible for return. Luckily they refunded my money when I emailed support.
UPDATE: 2 months after purchasing both the headset and this adapter (I use the headset ONLY on weekends), it now sounds "scratchy" making me have to plug it directly into the PS4. Even then, I must stay super still while playing as I cannot move it from a certain spot. I am not sure if the headset is to blame or if the adapter is what caused the headset to fail. This adapter is no longer usable.
UPDATE ON UPDATE: Ended up getting a new headset and it has been working great after not using this adapter.
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Note that the adapter follows the CTIA standard (see picture attached).
The support provided by StarTech is amazing, I had to cut the 2.5mm connector off my car mic and solder the loose wires to a 3.5mm jack - and they told me exactly what way to solder it (audio/red to tip, ground/black to sleeve). The diagram they emailed me is attached - in case anyone finds it useful.
I ordered this on the off chance that it would fix my problem and it did. The splitter is suitable for 2 part jacks and it solved my problem perfectly.
As an additional benefit and one of the reasons I chose this is that the seperate channels of the splitter are on different cable whereas my previous one was just two sockets on the same block. This meant that the bulkier of the plugs would not both fit in at the same time and even smaller ones often put pressure on the plugs as you try to put two in at the same time.
Happy to recommend this.
This is not going to last you at all, the wires inside will break from average use and then you will slowly end up with no sound and have to twist the input jack CONSTANTLY to get it to work for around 2.3 seconds. You will repeat the whole twisting process constantly until you get it in JUST the right position to get sound in only one ear and when you move 0.3 microns you will lose sound again. Why.
This is pathetically fragile and a waste of my money, what an overpriced piece of glossy plastic with an ugly logo on.
As an example, my mic audio path had an issue (there's the computer --> this adapter --> big extension --> smaller extension --> microphone), and I didn't even think of checking this adapter first (the problem was in the smaller extension); that's how my subconscious treats this product :)
Price is a bit steep but you pay for the quality and they work just fine so I am very happy with the product and would advise anyone that wants to use the same headset on their Xbox One to get these over the dearer Headset Buddy ones.
I've only had these for about a day so I can't vouch for how these fair in the long term but they are fine so far.
It works well, and does the required job. If you need to input both a microphone and a headphone set into a single 3.5mm port then I highly recommend this product.
Plugging in my rather good, Amazon-source Audio Technics headset into anything other than my phone meant I had to fiddle with it and pull it out a bit from the 3.5mm 3-pole socket, otherwise the music sounded really strange and echoey. Every time. So annoying.
This fantastic 4-pole splitter allows me to plug my earphone into it and then the other end (marked faintly with a headphone symbol) into my laptop or radio or whatever and it all just works without any fiddling about whatsoever. Brilliant!
I've not plugged the other end marked with a microphone symbol (which lets you plug it into the microphone socket on your PC for use with Skype and the like) as that's not what I got it for, but I'm sure it would work as well as the other plug.
I wish I had found this several years ago, can't live without it now!
Purchased this to work with my Logitech OEM PC 860 Stereo Headset.
This headset comes with x2 cable jacks, headphone jack and mic.
Fine if you're using a traditional pc that probably has a separate sound card for both jacks but not for what I have.
This offering from Startech provides the solution.
I use a late 2014 Apple MBPr, Ip6+ and an MS Surface Pro and Skype / GoToMeeting a lot.
Each device only has one jack socket where headset and mic is all on one port.
This adapter provides a great solution to these issues.
I've seen many comments of some confused individuals if this is compatible with Apple products - yes it is. standard 3.5mm jack which is standard on the Apple products and also other devices like the MS Surface Pro and other Android mobile devices.
Found this thing while researching online and it's a godsend! I hooked up my headset to one port and my Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver Edition to the other one and everything works like a charm. Now I can stream my games straight to Twitch whilst also having clear commentary. I'd definitely recommend this.
Even if you're not streaming, it just makes voice communication a lot clearer.
BUT: where my previous laptop had double 3.5mm sockets for my headset/Skype phone, the Dell only has one. Having been sold a totally useless splitter by a music shop overseas (which was only designed to allow two people to listen to one output, not the other way round) I was getting a bit desperate but then remembered my usual mantra - 'Try Amazon'. Trust me, there aren't many single 3.5mm (or USB that I could find) headsets around these day (certainly not for a 'reasonable' price) and I could see myself doomed to using my old laptop for teleconferences, webinars etc. And there are even less splitter adapters. Well I did try Amazon, and for £4.63 got this wonderful product that works like a dream. It even has the headphone and mike plugs marked like they were on my old laptop - fair enough, it took me a while to actually find that out: trial-and-error had worked up to then. Truly lovely.
ALSO, and I'm going to add this to all the reviews I'm hoping to do for the other 13 things I bought at the same time, I have to really commend Amazon on their Collect + pick up system. Having been overseas working on one job and just passing through London to another one, I had a problem getting the order delivered to home (especially as I have absolutely no faith in the Royal Mail to do the job, no matter how much you pay them) and so tried the Collect + system. Luckily, my local BP garage has both this and the Locker system. Unfortunately, the latter only allows three days before pick-up whereas Collect + gives you ten. This suited my ordering window - especially as the delivery was still mainly being done by the said unreliable Royal Mail. Apart from some plaintive reminders that I hadn't picked up the orders, it worked brilliantly. Top marks to Amazon once again - and up yours to the British Government.
EDIT: It has started to cut in and out after a couple of days.