How to Convert Headphone Mono Jacks to USB for VoIP

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How to Convert Headphone Mono Jacks to USB for VoIP
(headphone image by Marek Kosmal from

When setting up a pair of headphones or speakers with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or other audio applications, you typically insert the audio plug connected to the speakers into a compatible port on the computer. You can also use the USB port, but you must convert the audio signal streaming through the USB port into the headset using a mono audio adaptor.

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Things you need

  • USB mono audio adaptor

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  1. 1

    Plug the USB connector on the USB Mono Audio Adapter into the computer's USB port.

  2. 2

    Insert the audio cable of the headphone or speaker into the "Audio Out" port on the USB Mono Audio Adapter. This port may have a headphone logo right next to it.

  3. 3

    Turn up the volume on your headset or speakers. All speakers have a volume dial. Some headsets and USB Mono Audio Adapters also have volume keys.

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  • Mono audio adaptors are available for purchase online or at computer accessories stores.

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