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Question (Novice) What do I need to record audio from a 3.5mm laptop headphone jack into two 3.5 mm mic inputs?

Apr 7, 2019
I'm trying to make cassette tapes for my own personal use using my laptop (HP X7T50UA#ABA) for output and my Emerson Dual Cassette and Turntable System (M2330) to record to the tape.

The Emerson has two 3.5mm (i believe trs but im not perfectly certain) microphone ports that are labeled "left" and "right" and the laptop has a standard 3.5mm trs headphone jack.

I've looked on various websites but i've been having a hard time finding anything that fits the 3.5mm ports on the Emerson.

Would a standard aux cord with a headphone splitter work (and produce good quality audio) for this sort of thing or is there a specific type of cable that'd work better or at all?

Thank you!

Also pictures below of the Emerson in question:

Sonic Illusions

Feb 16, 2019
This will work:

You need a stereo 3.5mm plug to two mono adapter. Then plug one of the two mono 3.5mm cables into RT (red) jack on the adapter and the other into the LT (white) jack on the adapter. Then, plug the other ends into the correct input ports on the deck. Should work fine. Just tweak the volume on the laptop to avoid distorting the signal to the deck, then adjust the recording level to the type of media in the cassette. "METAL" tape is the best and can be recorded at a higher level, if your deck supports it.

Output from laptop:
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/YMM261--hosa-ymm-261-stereo-breakout-3.5mm-trs-to-dual-3.5mm-tsf-6-inch?mrkgcl=28&mrkgadid=3274408774&rkg_id=0&product_id=YMM261&campaigntype=shopping&campaign=aaShopping - Core - Accessories&adgroup=Accessories - Cables&placement=google&adpos=1o5&creative=249895767051&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIndD89szA4QIVgkCGCh3LzQY9EAQYBSABEgJ4RfD_BwE

Input to tape deck:

Sonic Illusions

Feb 16, 2019
Check the back of the Emerson to see if it has line level record inputs. Those will work better than the mic inputs since you will have to turn the laptop output down less. You will only need a cable with 3.5mm stereo plug at the laptop end and 2 RCA plugs at the Emerson end.
Yep, you're right. Synapse lapse; answered as asked...sorry about that. Record in is better, probably less noise than mic input, bc of the higher input impedance.

Just get the length you need.
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