Headset Adapter 3.5mm to 2.5mm Audio Adapter and Converter (Black) – Non-Retail Packaging – 2.5MM – Male – 3.5mm FEMALE
Obtained from: Amazon on March 7, 2013
Get yours: http://www.amazon.com/Headset-Adapter-3-5mm-2-5mm-Converter/dp/B000LMBJMA/
Reviewer: Charlie Kravetz
This review is for the 3.5mm female socket with 2.5mm male plug cable. This means I can plug my standard headset with a miniplug into this, and plug this into my phone.
An easy to use adapter for headphones to cellphone that actually works.
I wanted to use my headphones I use with all my devices with my cellphone. For anyone that is not aware, this is not as easy as you think. The headphones use a mini-plug. The cellphone comes with a smaller hole than the headphones plug into. By adding this short cable, I can plug the headphone into the cellphone.
This adapter does exactly what I wanted it to do. It allows me to have a private conversation on my cellphone, even though anyone can hear my side of the conversation. I can use the same headphones for all my devices (TV, Laptop, Tablet, computer) including the cellphone now. I do not know why consumers in the United States allow so many different sized plugs and jacks.
I found I have to push pretty hard to fully insert the mini-plug on the headphones into this cable. If the plugs are not together completely, the headphones can not hear the cellphone properly. Please be aware this does not have microphone capability. It is designed to allow audio only. You still speak to the cellphone mic.
I find this cable perfect for my use. It does not add enough weight to the cords to pull on them, yet allows me to use the same headphone with all my equipment/devices. It gives me the chance to easily hear the phone at any time, even in a crowded room.