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    Surface Pro Headphone Jack???

    Howdy Everyone,

    Does anyone know if the Surface Pro's headphone jack contains a mic input for a headset? I have an iRig device that I use(d) in my iPad and iPhone for connecting an electric guitar. There is now a Windows version of the program I was using (Rock Prodigy), and it requires a "mic in" or microphone to connect your guitar. I was thinking if the Surface Pro's headphone jack were also a headset jack, the iRig would work for it too? I would like to know before I pay the $30 for the program, does anyone know? Thanks!

    Rich

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    The Spec list doesn't reference the 3.5mm jack as being a line in. The Surface Pro has a built in mic and they may have assumed that was sufficient, anyone else wanting to use a dedicated mic would probably have to go USB.

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    I dont know the specific function of your iRig device. But I have a Audio-Technica in-ear headphone with mic and iphone remote control on it. When I plug this headphone into the surface pro. The SP can identify the mic in the headphone.

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    The official specs from Microsoft's website say "Headset jack" which would lead me to believe that it is a combo port. Unfortunately I do not have mine in front of me to confirm that right now.

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    I am almost certain that it has a mic input.

    I use my Surface for Lync conference calls and the sound level of my voice gets much lower when I connect my headphones with inline mic.

    I normally use a USB based headset but I was recently stuck at an office without WiFi so I had to use my USB port for the Ethernet adapter. It worked great when I was in speakerphone mode but when I plugged in my headphones w/mic everyone complained that they couldn't hear me very well. The headphones work fine on my phone...

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    Again, here is where the Dell S2340T comes in handy. Its got both the Earphone and the Microphone in 3.5mm Jack on the left front base edge.

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    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for the feedback (thus far ). Incidentally, I had to pull out my Touch Cover to reply to this today. For some reason the on-screen keyboard would not stay on the screen. It would slide-up, and then slide right back down . Machistmo, is the Dell S2340T a monitor or some kind of dock? I actually would rather a combined port, that way the iRig would work . If a phone headset works with both the microphone and the speakers in a headset for Skype, that is a pretty good indicator that it is a headset jack vices just a headphone jack. If I can figure out a way to test out the iRig prior to buying the software, I'll post back here with an update. Thanks again everyone!

    Rich S.

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    My Windows Phone headset works great with my Surface Pro. It does use the headset microphone.
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