How to record from cell headset to PC mic?

the subject says it all. I have three VM messages on my work voice mail that I would love to just save as .wav files on my laptop.

To this end, I need an adapter which takes the monaural headphone out signal from a cellular headset jack -- a 2.5mm jack, I would surmise -- and send it into a 1/8 plug so that I can send it to 'mic in' on the PC.

I have looked and looked for such a device, and haven't been able to find one.

Can someone help? Thanks.

Reply to
Loading thread data ...

NTI CD Maker Pro will let you record audio directly to a CD.

Or record them as windows media files with WinAMP or some such.

Reply to
Tony P.

He's looking for an adapter cable and you suggest "CD Maker Pro" or WinAMP.

Reply to
Grant Edwards

If he can't figure out how to make a cable he should give up.

A little simple experimentation will do the trick. I misread it and just fired off the first thing I thought of.

Reply to
Tony P.

Whew! Let's try to get some signal in amongst all this noise...

I use a CellTap.

formatting link


Reply to
Kyler Laird

Tony P.> wrote in news:

Well, now that you mention it, I could make a cable if I knew the pinouts.

  • Where's common on the 2.5mm side? Is the shield common? Is the tip?
  • Which is the mic and which the speaker?
  • On the PC side, I'll just tie the two mic channels together but I'll be happy if I know whether the shield or the tip is common. Or the ring.

I've done MIL-spec soldering before, but frankly whipping out the ol' Mastercard is easier.

Rather than smoke either my sound card or my $100 phone handset, I think I'll find out pinouts and/or purchase a working patch cable.


Reply to

Kyler Laird> wrote in news:

Yeeks. For $79 I'll solder the damn cable. :)

Thank you, however. I think I have a handle on how to get this job done.

Reply to
Rich Forums website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.