[ltp] Headset connector on newer Thinkpads

Steve McIntyre linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:52:24 +0100

On Thu, Sep 04, 2014 at 05:36:38PM +0300, Kamen Naydenov wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM, Joerg Bruehe <joerg.bruehe@web.de> 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?
>May be:
>They come with single 3.5 mm plug and conversion cable for separate
>microphone input and headphone output.

Or there are readily-available adapters to convert an existing
headset's two plugs into a 4-pole single plug, e.g.:


which is what I use.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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