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Mic mutes when in-line headphones are plugged in

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    Mic mutes when in-line headphones are plugged in


    I was in a skype call and I plugged in my 3.5m iphone headphones for the first time (using an asus notebook). I got audio but my friend could not hear me. I then plugged in regular 3.5mm headphones and it seemed to be fine.

    On my other laptop (HP, Win7) I never had this problem. Is there any way to remedy this? I suspect it's because the iphone headphones have a built-in mic. All I want to do is have the audio running through the headphones and the mic working normally from the laptop.

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    You may need an adapter for the iPhone headphones/mic.

    If your iPhone headphones have the "TRRS" type plug instead of the standard "TRS" type plugs used by PC's that is the problem.

    TRRS Plug

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    Standard PC Plug

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    I just doublechecked the earbud/mic that came with my iPhone 5 and it is the "TRRS" plug.
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Mic mutes when in-line headphones are plugged in
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