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# 80874 5-Apr-2011 14:47
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I purchased this headset shown below:

It only works in my phone if I plug it into the big oversized adapter below: (provided with headset)

Both ends are exactly the same - this adapter obviously does something.... what's it actually doing? The headset I previously had (that i lost) had no adapter and simply plugged straight in.

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  # 455558 5-Apr-2011 15:16
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Might be a different TRS configuration?

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  # 455559 5-Apr-2011 15:21
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Looks to have an inline mic/remote. I tried an i9000t supplied headset with inline remote in an iphone today and it didn't work either. Must have a different pin configuration.


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  # 455598 5-Apr-2011 16:17
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@lxsw20 Yeah that sounds about right, HTC and Apple use the same Mic in, everyone else, Sony, Nokia, Samsung have the pin in a different place....

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  # 455613 5-Apr-2011 17:12
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Ok, thanks for the feedback.

A bit annoying have this heavy converter hanging on the end of my phone though... oh well!

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  # 455619 5-Apr-2011 17:43
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Both ends are exactly the same - this adapter obviously does something.... what's it actually doing?

Perhaps this?

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  # 455621 5-Apr-2011 18:30
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No, its just that a certain idiot fruit based phone company decided to swap the ground around to be on a ring instead of the sleeve like on everything else.

In saying that, I do recall that I had a nokia headset with even more funky wiring in the past that was not just a simple swap between the sleeve and the ring beside it like apple to most other phones need which that adapter will be doing.


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