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1. I am baffled as to why the TRR(R?)S-connector doesn't work on macs. Don't macs support the exact same layout on the iPhone headset? Is there a TRR(R?)S connector that will work so I can use the builtin soundcard on my laptop?
2. While having several thingamabobs for placing on the headsets to switch between with only one modmic, you still have to move the cable. Has there been any thoughts to making the cable replaceable so that you could just move the actual mic between headsets?
@Tofagerl Good questions!
1) It isn't the connection type that is the issue for Macs, it is that their mic port does not have any phantom power, and our mic requires 5v of phantom power to operate. I never quite understood why Macs don't have this and we have not tested every single Mac PC, but the safe bet is to assume they are unpowered.
2) Absolutely this is on our radar. It is the #1 most requested feature by far (replaceable cable) and it WILL happen. The Massdrop items won't be compatible when it does since they are fixed cables, and we don't have an official ETA yet. Just to be clear on all fronts :)
Great feedback and questions though!
1 . Not all Macs have a 3.5mm mic input, either as a dedicated one or a "combination" stereo + mic TRRS port. The USB adapter standardizes the connectivity so you don't need to worry if you have a Late 2011 Macbook Air vs a Late-2013 etc.
2. You can get the extra cable clips in the accessory pack and attach a 3.5mm stereo extension cable to every headsets' cable. You'd keep the ModMic's cable velcro-d up and then be able switch it between headsets. It won't be pretty but it can work.
I agree though, more modularity would be appreciated and it sounds like AntlionJoe already knows how much this is in demand.
That is a good idea, and just what I'l do :)
Thanks for good answers :)