I have a great stereo phone headset that I paid a lot of money for several years ago that doesn’t appear to be made anymore. It was sold in two parts, the headset itself, and an adapter that the headset plugged into which then plugged into my standard landline Panasonic phone.
The headset itself works perfectly, but the adapter plug is getting frayed and I have to carefully tape it up and tape it to the phone to prevent deafening the people I talk to with sudden feedback noise.
I’m not sure what the size of the headset plug is, but it’s shorter and thicker than the plug that goes in the phone itself.
So I figure if I know what the phone jack is, I can figure out the other half.
The term “phone” is badly overloaded here. The true telephone industry used lots of oddball plugs & jacks for their equipment. Once Ma Bell was deregulated, the makers of 3rd party telephones & telephone headset / microphone units used another large collection of differing connector sizes
Plugs & jacks for headphones used with music amplifiers were a different standard. In addition to teh plug shpae/size differences, the electronic interfaces were different as well; many components from the music world can’t be used on telephones & vice versa. Or at least they work poorly if used on the wrong world.
So some more details from the OP would be helpful.
I was referring to a landline, a panasonic cordless, to be exact.
The jack on the phone is 3.5. The plug on the headset is 2.5. For the low, low price of $1.75, I purchased a perfect little adapter that gets the job done flawlessly.
My days of tape and struggle are at an end!
(I am fortunate to live near a very handy little joint called All Electronics, where they sell all that sort of thing very reasonably, no frills. Although the frills can be fun. If you don’t know what Frys is about, you’re missing out…and I live near the best one:
They’ve actually removed a lot of the interior decor, unfortunately. But the cafe is still cool with car-booths.