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Old 03-01-2013, 03:11 PM
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Default Problem solved!

Never mind -- problem solved.

Some folks online recommended I try kVconnection.com, as they specialize in making various adapters for whatever need you might have.
I first ordered their listed 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter, which is compatible with various smartphones including iPhones. But once I received the part, it too exhibited the same behavior. So I called their tech support, and they were very willing to help troubleshoot the problem I was having.

Thinking perhaps it was a problem with the adapter they sent me, they immediately sent out a replacement unit. Two days later I plugged in the replacement adapter, but again the same issue: my iPhone was still utilizing the internal speakerphone mic instead of my headset’s boom mic.

I again called the guys at kVconnection.com, and they said this problem was perhaps due to my gaming headset's impedance level. They said they would make a custom adapter that would be modified to force the microphone impedance detection, and they would send it to me that same day for me to test out.

Upon receiving the custom 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter, I plugged it in… success! After weeks of hunting for a solution, I was finally able to use the boom mic of my gaming headset.

I though I’d share this story, given the challenge I had in finding a proper solution. Should you have a similar issue with your smartphone (and unless you wish to construct your own), here’s a direct link to this custom item, which isn’t on their site menus:
http://www.kvconnection.com/product-p/009-733.htm

A very responsive and customer-friendly vendor too.
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