I don't know if this is the correct forum for this, but this problem I am having has me completely stumped, and this looks like it might be a good place to ask.
First of all my previous computer headset setup involved using this headset
with this adapter
to plug into the back of my computer. This worked perfectly fine.
I now would like to move my computer off of my desk, and so I bought two of these extension cables
. Now, if I use just one extension cable, for either the headphones or the microphone, everything still works the same as before. If I use both extension cables, however, anything played through the headphones gets transferred over to the microphone as well. I think the volume is slightly lower, but it comes through pretty clearly. Upon further investigation, my initial setup also seems to have this problem, but the sound is transferred at a much lower volume, low enough that it doesn't seem to matter for my purposes (not echoing people back in Ventrilo), or at least no one ever complained before.
I thought it must just be interference from the cables being run close to each other, so I have tried separating them as much as physically possible (though they obviously have to come near each other on each end). Could that actually be what the problem is? It doesn't seem to make a difference when I put the wires as far apart as possible, anyway.
I also have on board sound, as well as a sound card in my computer, and I have tried to use the microphone input from one, and the headphone output from the other. I thought maybe the problem was the connectors being too close to each other, but still the problem persists.
I'm hoping there is some stupid thing I am overlooking that would lead to a simple fix, but I'm expecting the answer to be to either not use the extension cables, or to possibly buy some shielded ones?
If this isn't the right forum for this type of question I do apologize, and thanks in advance for any help.