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Discussion in 'Microphones, Speakers & Audio Processing' started by W1UWC, Aug 2, 2017.

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  1. W1UWC

    W1UWC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Any headset with mic for sale at reasonable cost?
  2. KC1HOX

    KC1HOX Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can use most inexpensive headsets for computer gamers if you can use VOX as the ptt is an issue with these
  3. AA7QQ

    AA7QQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Most PC headsets are electret elements & need a voltage to operate. Fortunately, most radios have an 8V (or close to) just for this purpose. If you like, I am sure someone can give you specific mods to make it work & others, you just need an adapter. My Icoms work well with cheap PC headsets & a $12 adapter cable. Now, I would make my own. Check Ebay for adapters. Most have a jack to key them also. I will have a noise cancelling mic hanging from the overhead console in my Tahoe & run a button to the lower console to key my Ic-7000. There will be another button for my ID880H. Probably relays, or a small interface board to use the same headset for both radios.
    If mobile, you should (Must depending on laws) have only 1 ear covered.
    What radio?

  4. VE3TMT

    VE3TMT Ham Member QRZ Page

    You didn't specify which radio you want to use it on, but the Koss SB-40 is a great headset. Dynamic element requires no bias voltage. I've used mine on a FT-1000 Field, FT-950, FT-2000 and now a PROIII and get great audio reports. The earphones are "over the ear" design and are comfortable for hours. Beats the socks off the old Proset 6 Elite I owned before it fell apart.

    Best $40 I ever spent!
  5. EA5AB

    EA5AB Ham Member QRZ Page

    existen muchos adaptadores en el mercado
  6. W6UV

    W6UV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yamaha CM500.
  7. N7WR

    N7WR Subscriber QRZ Page

    Translation: Many adaptors are available on the market
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  8. KA3TJI

    KA3TJI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Agree with others on buying an adapter or making your own to run a cheap headset. The electret element is surely the best and only way to go. I've built a circuit to run one with my Kenwood V-71a on my motorcycle and it works amazingly well. I also converted two D-104 mics to electret and they do sound great both on FM and SSB. You'll find nothing beats the clarity and frequency response of a properly tuned electret element. Best of all you can do it for less than $20.
  9. K4KP

    K4KP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know this post is old, but I just got the KOSS SB40 and made my own adapter. Really impressed with the comfort and have gotten great audio reports from others. I do a net and these are perfect for that use. Running on a Yaesu FTDX1200 With eq settings set high on lows and highs notched on mids . MY .02 73

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