DIY mic for ipod touch

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by urra901109, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. urra901109

    urra901109 New Member

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    1st of all, please correct me if i used the wrong word/grammar..english is my third language

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    I found many mic over the internet,they're cheap and cool but for no apparent reason my debit card wont allow me to use it with paypal

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    so no way i can buy it from the internet..

    so i grab the cheapo generic nokia headphone that has 3.5mm jack and do some reverse in "polarity". this modification will allow the ipodtouch to use the mic and only involves some basic soldering skills.

    here is some photo of it

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    if you noticed, the apple's branded earphone+mic comes with the 4 ring jack while the one w/o mic comes with only 3 ring
    so here is the differences in pin outs for the apple and nokia one.
    APPLE-------------------------------NOKIA
    the tip :left audio out------------left audio out
    2nd ring :right audio out-----------right audio out
    3rd ring :Mic+--------------------------Gnd
    4th ring :Gnd---------------------------Mic+

    i even get the play/pause skip button to work..
    got what i'm trying to say?

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    if you dont get it, i'm sorry, i'm always bad at explaining something to the others.

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  2. Happyman7

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    Could you show the whole thing (wire and unit)?

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