Headset (not headphone) adapter

in iPhone edited January 2014
Watching a friend play with his spanking new iPhone today with a headphone adapter that has a built-in microphone for taking calls, I had to wonder why somebody doesn't make a headset adapter. That is, an adapter with both headphone output and microphone input jacks, to be used with PC headsets. A noise-cancelling microphone boom would work a lot better than those clip-on mics. So why not? Is the signal level wrong for the iPhone? I can't imagine that itty bitty microphone in the adapter being strong enough to output a line-level signal, so if it's microphone-level, the iPhone should be compatible with PC headsets.


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    regreg Posts: 832member
    Don't forget that there is a contact/switch in the microphone that will pause and restart your music while in ipod mode. It also answers calls for you. Also would your solution be comfortable while you were driving? Just a couple more thing to think about.
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