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New Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-06-2010
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: Bell

Audio from device while headphone jack in use?

Hi I am trying to figure out if there is a way I can enable audio at the device while the headphone jack is in use. The reason is, I am using my headphone jack to record the call to an external recorder. But I of course need to be able to hear the caller too. Is there a way?

Guru II
Posts: 22,044
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Audio from device while headphone jack in use?

It's only one output at a time.  Your recorder would need some way of outputting the sound. 


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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-06-2010
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9700
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Re: Audio from device while headphone jack in use?

You could try a 3.5 MM splitter. One to your recorder, one to your headphones.

Guru II
Posts: 22,044
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Audio from device while headphone jack in use?

Hey, that's a great idea.  I gave you a kudos for that! 

 

I'm not sure the device has the power to do that or if that would cause any long term damage to the device but might work just fine.  Smiley Happy


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New Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-06-2010
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Audio from device while headphone jack in use?

Thanks, I gave the splitter a try but the connectons are not working. I checked the manual for my recorder and they recommend using an ECM-TL1 headphone-type electret condenser microphone. I was surprised there wasn't a way to plug in a mic line to do this, but I think I'll give the indirect route a try. At least then I don't need to worry about losing the connection at the port.