I bought this recently (the $10 sale) for use with a blackberry, which it does work fine, as well as on my new Dell laptop. Sounds great, I'm very pleased. I cannot get it to work properly on any of my portable CD players, preamps, or older receivers. Does work, but I have to have the microphone depressed. These devices do not like the microphone band on the plug. Is there a fix for this, perhaps a 3 to 2 band 3.5mm converter?
That looks like what I need, at least I now know what to look for. A bit pricey, though. What I might do is get a cheap TRRS extension, find the mic wire in the cable and cut it. I guess I can also get a dirt cheap TRRS bud (monoprice has one for $2.99), cut the cable off and attach a TRS female to it minus the mic. Thanks.