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A phone connector, or headphone jack, is a common electrical connector used primarily for analog audio signals.

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Is it safe to use 3.5mm audio splitter for input and output?

Is it safe to plug my headphones (3.5mm) into a audio splitter (1x male to 2x female), then one end of a male-to-male aux cable into the splitter and the other end into my computer headphone jack? a ...
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Sound output from laptop

I have a laptop which has both 3.5 mm jack and type C connector. Is it possible to get sound output from 2 headphones which are connected to 3.5 jack and Type C? Currently when I connect both ...
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Windows 10 headphone volume abnormally loud

Whenever I plug any headphones into the 3.5mm jack, I have to turn down the Windows volume to 2 for the sound to be bearable. I also do not see a 'Headphones' when I click on the sound icon in the ...
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Laptop 3.5mm jack sound quality is terrible

A while ago I bought a Lenovo Flex 5 1570, running windows 10, as well as some audio things like Realtek HD Audio Manager and Dolby Audio. It's a great computer and all, but one day, after trying to ...
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My 3.5mm jack extension is giving distortion to my headphones. Is there any fix for this?

I just bought an headphone jack extension in hopes to be able to plug in my headphones in a comfortable distance, but in the end all audio is gargled and distorted beyond recognition. Is there a fix ...
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I want to connect my iMac audio port to both a set of headphones with a mic and a set of external speakers

I have a 2013 iMac with a 3.5mm headphone jack that provides stereo out and mic input in, I would like to connect this single port to my headphones that have an inline mic so I can listen to music/...
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How can I tell if a machine's single analog audio socket is out-only or a “combo”?

The ASUS VivoMini VC66R has only one socket for an audio jack: How can I tell whether this will support only audio-out (headphones), or combination audio in-and-out (in which case I can use an ...
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What is this thing?

I have a piece of hardware that my grandma gave me along with her old laptop. I have no idea what it is and neither does anyone I know. It has a mono 3.5mm plug on one end, but plugging it into a ...
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3.5mm with audio and microphone in pc [duplicate]

So, I am planning on buying a new headset and the 3.5mm jack wire is both audio and microphone in one. I am unable to find out whether my case and/or motherboard supports this kind of wire. Q1: What ...
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Broke Headphone Jack ||| Merged With Speakers

I broke my headphone 3.5mm cable into my laptop, and after using glue and a cue tip, I was able to pull out the broken piece of headphone jack out. After that, I was no longer getting sound, so I did ...
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What is this TRRS jack which appears longer than the standard jack?

I recently purchased an USB thermometer. The USB device has a 3.5mm connector to receive the corresponding cable which has a 3.5mm jack on one end, and an actual temperature sensor on the other end. ...
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3.5mm to USB with a flash drive

I need to convert a 3.5mm aux input to USB, but it also needs to work as a flash drive. What are my possibilities, is there anything like that available for sale or do I need to make a custom PCB? I'm ...
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Which cable will work with my headset? [closed]

Today my audio/mic splitter cable broke, and I'm looking to buy a new one, however I'm scared I'm going to buy the wrong one. The headset description for the cable is the following: 3.5mm 4 Pole ...
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Can I use my computer's headphone output as an input on another device (android phone)?

So what I mean is this: I put a 3.5mm male jackplug in the headphone output of my laptop, and then on the other end of the cord is another 3.5mm jackplug that I plug into my phone, so when I call ...
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3.5mm earphone media keys on Windows?

I have Sennheiser CX 5.00G earphones (the Android version) which I use for my daily music purposes. Is there any way to make Windows 10 grab the button presses and parse them as media keys? I'm ...
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change audio output ports from mic to front

Lately my front audio jack has died. The microphone jacks still works seamlessly and I would like to remap the front speakers output to the microphone if it is possible. I use Ubuntu and I have Aspire ...
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Why does 3.5 mm audio out work through headphones but not through external speakers?

I have a computer that has a 3.5 mm audio jack on the front of it. The computer itself has no speakers, so this is the only way to hear sound. If I plug headphones into it, the audio properly plays ...
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Power consumption Bluetooth 4 vs 3.5mm [closed]

I'm in my work car a lot and my only option currently for getting music/podcasts to my car speakers is a 3.5mm AUX port on the dash. I was wondering what the power consumption difference between ...
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Does the headphones jack socket design affect performance? [closed]

I recently bought a new smartphone - HTC One V. I noticed that its 3.5mm headphones jack socket design is a little bit different than what I'm used to - it's not completely flat: Therefore, when I ...
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3.5mm Audio Female to Dual Female?

I've been trying to look online for a 3.5 female to dual female adapter and I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Does it exist? What I want to be able to do is have the output from my laptop ...
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Bad sound quality of 3.5mm headphone with mic on laptop

I have a set of headphones that have a built-in mic for hands-free calling. They work great on my Sony Ericsson Cedar cellphone. The problem is that when I connect headphone to my Dell N5010 laptop ...
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Where can I buy a Stereo audio to 3.5mm adapter? [closed]

I need a stereo (6.33mm) to PC audio (3.5mm) adapter, and I'd like it to have an inch or two of cable so that yanking the connector doesn't break the audio port the 3.5mm is plugged into. I used to ...
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Serial to Stereo cable?

While going through some (really) old computer parts I came across a very interesting cable: a female RS232 (9-pin serial) to 3.5mm stereo jack. Any ideas what this cable might have been used for? (...