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[Q] Hook Up an External Mic to the Kindle Fire?

25th November 2011, 06:51 PM |#1  
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So I read on the Amazon Forums that you can use a iPod headset(with mic included) on the KFire like a microphone. So basically it's like a headphone and a microphone in one jack. Would this work?

Here is are some examples:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003KW...asin_lnk<br />

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is...ix=iphone+head

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25th November 2011, 07:20 PM |#2  
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That could well be - the plug on those headsets have an extra conductor to handle the mic + stereo. Anyone try them?
25th November 2011, 08:32 PM |#3  
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I was wondering this also. Has anybody tried this? I would like to know before I buy the headset.

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25th November 2011, 11:17 PM |#4  
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So no-one has tried this? I'd try it myself but I don't have an iPod headset. I have a gaming headset but it has two separate jacks for microphone/headphone.
25th November 2011, 11:22 PM |#5  
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I have a pair of those somewhere, but unfortunately no Kindle Fire just yet.
25th November 2011, 11:39 PM |#6  
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I see. Man if only someone could try and see if this works.
26th November 2011, 02:18 AM |#7  
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Wait a sec, would a 3.5 mm jack splitter (the one that makes 2 things plug into 1 port) work for this? That could help those that have separate mic and headphones possibly anyways. I mean obviously it's not the best method but that should let us check proof of concept.
26th November 2011, 02:21 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by MichaelVash7886

Wait a sec, would a 3.5 mm jack splitter (the one that makes 2 things plug into 1 port) work for this? That could help those that have separate mic and headphones possibly anyways. I mean obviously it's not the best method but that should let us check proof of concept.

That's exactly what I was referring to. The iPod headsets and some other brands have that feature. I do not have a pair and wanted someone to test it before buying.

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26th November 2011, 03:09 AM |#9  
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A splitter wouldn't help. I'm looking at one now, and it has a 3-conductor plug (called a TRS), just like a plug for stereo headphones. The plug on a mic/headphones combo is a TRRS, and has 4 conductors. I thought I had one laying around, but the plug size is 2.5mm, from an old Blackberry I had.
I'm gonna go and look in the trunk of my car. I'm sure I have one...
26th November 2011, 03:14 AM |#10  
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A splitter wouldn't help. I'm looking at one now, and it has a 3-conductor plug (called a TRS), just like a plug for stereo headphones. The plug on a mic/headphones combo is a TRRS, and has 4 conductors. I thought I had one laying around, but the plug size is 2.5mm, from an old Blackberry I had.
I'm gonna go and look in the trunk of my car. I'm sure I have one...

See if you can find one to test. Download Google Voice and call yourself and see if the microphone works. Get someone to go to another room and see if you can talk to them.

If this works then we can use Skype and GVoice.

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