Will a audio output to microphone input work?

frazle

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I am looking to get a wireless headset but this means getting a usb headset so i was wondering if i would be able to take the output from another device (my tv or phone with a 3.5mm audio jack) have it run through the microphone jack (by a 3.5mm male to 3.5mm cable) on my desktop computer and back out by a program to my headset so i could use the headset for any device with an audio jack but would the audio from the device to the microphone jack work?
 

d85kennedy

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The microphone input on the PC might not handle a headphone out from your phone or TV - if it does then it will sound rubbish.

This solution also would mean you have to power up the PC for whatever source your want to listen to. Here is a better solution:-

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=aux+switch&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=Kx6bVMzIOpHTaPzVgbgF#q=rca+switch

Get an RCA switch. There is 1 output and multiple inputs. Connect all the devices you want to use to the inputs - phone, tablet, pc and then connect the output to your wireless headphones. You will need a few RCA (white/red) to jack cables.

Then just hit the switch for whatever device you want to use. There is no power adapter required. Simple and quick.
 
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