Solved! Headphone splitter not working

Feb 26, 2020
Hello, I recently bought a headset splitter (1 female + 2 male), but they do not function with any of my headsets or any of my computers.
  • When i plug the two male jacks into my laptop, it notifies me that these two jacs have been registered.
  • When I plug the two male jacks into my desktop, I receive a pop-up for each of them asking whether they are either line in, microphone in or headphones.
My laptop is a 4-year old MSI, and my desktop is a newly built one.

The problem is both the microphones and the headphones when using the splitter:
The headsets will only play sound on one side, and the microphone will not pick up any sound. If i press the jack from the headphones into the female jack from the splitter, sound and microphone seem to work, but will stop working if i let go.
Both headsets’ headphones work like normal if i plug them directly into the computers.
- One headset is a Razer Blackshark, and the other from my Huawei P10.
Additionally, the microphone on the headset from my phone has been tested and works with my phone.

At a point, when i was moving the jack from my headset a bit in and out of the splitter, i was able to make the microphone work a little bit, but the volume was low, and my friend was able to hear my audio.
I got in contact with the people i bought the splitter from, and they sent me a new one, but it’s the same problem.

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