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I can't get my apple headphones to work on my PC

I built my PC and this is what it says when I plug in my apple headphones into the microphone jack: http://imgur.com/IQSZbrx

Is there any way that I may be able to fix this and make it the front panel microphone jack? Here are my specs: i3 4160
G skill ripjaws X series 8gb 2x4 DDR3 1600 mhz
Intel HD graphics 4400
Latest realtek drivers installed
Corsair Spec-01 case
Asrock H97 anniversary ATX motherboard lga 1150
New apple iphone 6s headphones (standard headphones that you get with an iphone).

P.S Also, I need to mention that I cannot hear myself talk. I used skype testing service and I can only hear the noise when I blow into the earphones. It does not pick up anything else I say.

Please help, thanks...
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  1. Phone headphones do not work in the standard pc audio jack. Phone are 3.5mm the pc audio jack is 2.5mm. 3.5mm jacks you can see 3 stripes on them.
  2. andy_Man said:
    Phone headphones do not work in the standard pc audio jack. Phone are 3.5mm the pc audio jack is 2.5mm. 3.5mm jacks you can see 3 stripes on them.


    Oh, I see. I just built my PC and I am not that tech savvy. Thank you for answering my question. But, would this headset work with my PC? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DU2CHE2?keywords=sades%20sa-708&qid=1444769788&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

    If so, do I have to plug it into the front panel or the rear because it only shows that microphone is on the rear jack. When I click FrontMic and under jack information, it says front panel 3.5 mm jack. When I click on microphone, it says rear panel 3.5 mm jack.
  3. The back of your motherboard should have a green jack. (Audio) and a pink one(mic). Sometimes the front of the case only has one. Either should work if you hooked up your front panel correctly to your motherboard.

    Yes that headset will work.
  4. andy_Man said:
    The back of your motherboard should have a green jack. (Audio) and a pink one(mic). Sometimes the front of the case only has one. Either should work if you hooked up your front panel correctly to your motherboard.

    No that headset is 3.5 mm it won't work without an adapter.


    Oh alright, I'll take off the side windows and see if I may have misplaced any cables. Thank you for clearing my doubt.
  5. I miss spoke apparently they are both 3.5mm in size. Except one is the phone version is called a TRS connection.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_connector_(audio)

    You don't to want to have to adapt. Look for a headset that has separate mic/audio connections for the pc.
  6. Best answer
    Okay, these do have separate audio/mic 3.5mm connections.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DU2CHE2?keywords=sades%20sa-708&qid=1444769788&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
    Sorry for the confusion, I saw people saying adapters in the comment. That was people adapting to use with their phones.
  7. andy_Man said:
    Okay, these do have separate audio/mic 3.5mm connections.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DU2CHE2?keywords=sades%20sa-708&qid=1444769788&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
    Sorry for the confusion, I saw people saying adapters in the comment. That was people adapting to use with their phones.


    It's fine, thank you for helping.
  8. andy_Man said:
    Phone headphones do not work in the standard pc audio jack. Phone are 3.5mm the pc audio jack is 2.5mm. 3.5mm jacks you can see 3 stripes on them.


    Actually, phones use 3.5mm 4 poles jack and pc uses 3.5mm 3 poles jack.
    2.5mm is actually bit thinner than 3.5mm jack.
    Therefore, I recommend you get a 3.5mm 4 pole to 3.5mm 3 pole splitter
    http://www.amazon.com/Basstyle-TA-02-Cellphone-Earphone-Headphone/dp/B0151G0LB0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451964765&sr=8-1&keywords=cellphone+earphone+to+pc Here's a product for it
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