A Little Confusion With The Audio Jack on my Blackwidow Chroma

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Styil, Dec 7, 2016.

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  1. Styil

    Styil New Member

    TL;DR: Can someone tell me if a headset mic works with the side headphone jack. Or is it audio out only.

    So, been loving this new keyboard, main problem is that I have a headset, and I can't for the life of me figure out how the audio jack is supposed to work. I did notice that the keyboard has 3 pin audio connector and 2 pin mic connector, since it has surround sound, it is safe to assume that the audio plug is left speaker, right speaker, and ground, and the mic is mic + ground. Now, that shouldn't be a problem is the actual plug on the keyboard is 4 pin, with the mic integrated into the audio jack.

    So, do I need an adapter to combine the signal?

    And if so, if anyone from Razer reads this, I know you sell an adapter for it, I would also suggest a rigid body adapter, as in one that does not have wires flopping about, as in just a small box that acts as an adapter. You seemed to have designed it with the standard of airline adapters in mind, problem is that all airline adapter pinouts are not designed to house a microphone.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016
  2. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    It depends on what computer you have. If you have a computer that has a single port for Audio in and out, then just get a cable that will extend your headset cable and plug it in directly.

    If you have a computer that has separate Mic in / Audio out ports, then use the corresponding plugs on your BWC. Get a splitter to separate the single cable on your headset into two, and plug those newly separated signals into the corresponding ports on your BWC.

    If you have a computer that has a single port, and you MUST use the ports and plugs on your BWC, then you have to get a splitter to get into the BWC, and a combiner to get into your computer - this is silly.

    Your other option is to use the USB passthrough on your BWC and get an interface to go from your headset to USB.

    By the way, are you 100% positive that your connections are 4-pin? I have a BWC Stealth, and the only difference is supposed to be the clickiness — or lack thereof — of the keys, and mine are definitely TRS.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
  3. Styil

    Styil New Member

    This is what I was asking, thanks, I was fairly certain they were TRS on the keyboard, but was not sure. Guess I will need a merging adapter for it, gonna solder one up by cannibalizing a few old cables later this evening, too lazy to wait for shipping.

    My desktop does have dual jacks though, so I run into the same problem there. Currently using an external dac supplied with my headphones which is serving me well, but I still want the convenience of having it on my keyboard and I want to use desktop audio because I want to use the Stereo Mix feature of my sound card
  4. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    Just plug the keyboard jacks into the desktop, and then use the adaptor or even your DAC between your headset and the keyboard.
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