[ltp] Headset connector on newer Thinkpads

Chris Schumann linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:37:54 -0500

Around here, just about every drug store will have several compatible 
headsets that works with that audio jack; and of course every single 
store that sells any kind of electronics will too.


On 09/04/2014 09:05 AM, Joerg Bruehe wrote:
> Dear all!
> I got a Thinkpad T530 and am now searching for a headset.
> The analogue connector is just a single 3.5 mm socket with 4 leads, 
> combining earphones and microphone in one. Checking several local 
> shops, I did not find a suitable headset - they either have 2 plugs of 
> 3.5 mm with 3 leads each, or they use USB.
> 1) Does anybody know a brand producing headsets with the single 4-lead 
> 3.5 mm plug?
> 2) Is it possible to use a USB headset on the T530 running Ubuntu 14.04?
> I need it for Skype and a SIP (VoIP) softphone.
> Thanks for hints,
> Jörg