Can I use 3.5mm jack to USB converter in order to connect a headset to my Raspberry Pi 2. I want to use headset with microphone as input device. When headset is connected to 3.5 mm audio jack it can be used as output device only. I don't wish to use USB webcam with Mic and speaker. The headset which I have has microphone but it isn't a USB headset. So I wanted to know if audio jack to USB converter will work or not for the same.

  • Some of them work, some of them don't. There's a list of 'confirmed working' devices here.
    – goobering
    Mar 5, 2016 at 16:46

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No the 3.5mm jack cannot be used for input it is output only. If you need input you will need either a USB or GPIO soundcard with a mic input, or a USB microphone.

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