Can I use PC headset to my Maestro

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I have new Maesrto and I need to use my pc headset on it is there any way to use it
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Maher Dazaz

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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k3Tim

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If this is a USB headset, the answer is no...

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Maher Dazaz

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Thanks for your reply I am using 3.5 Blug two first for mic and the secund for the phone but sorry mic not work
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Maher Dazaz

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If not what is Your recommendation to buy but reasonable price thank you
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Gary Wise

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If the headset uses 3.5mm plugs as you describe it will work. Connect the headphone plug to the Maestro headphone out and the Microphone plug to the Mic 2 input on the back of the Maestro.

73 de Gary W4EEY

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I purchased a PC headset mic at BrandSmart for $5.  It works just fine (I needed a 4 connector TRS Y adapter).  I purchased an older unit at a thrift store (brand new in package) for $2 (separate mic and headphone jack).  It also works just fine. 
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Koss SB45 with the 3.5mm plugs works very well.

https://www.amazon.com/Koss-sb45-SB-45-Communication-Stereophones/dp/B00081A2CW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546620275&sr=8-1&keywords=koss+sb45

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Thanks Jay
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Maher

Be careful, Koss also sells a USB version of the SB45, which wont work with a Maestro.

Amazon, and other retailers often list both as SB45's

It uses an Electret microphone which sounds great.
Quoting from the Maestro user manual ...

4.4.6 Mic 2 Connector
The MIC 2 connector accepts a 1/8-inch (3.5mm) stereo (TRS) plug and provides an unbalanced microphone input with optional push to talk input.  The connector may be used with dynamic or electret microphone elements.  A software enabled 2.5V bias voltage may be applied to the Mic (+) line for electret microphones.  See section 30.8, Phone/CW Tab for the details.  CAUTION: Failure to enable bias on some consumer electret microphones may cause the PTT line to be asserted and key the transmitter.
 

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Thanks to All for nice and good support