Voicemeeter is only for multiple USB connections or microphones. You can only play games with the data connection after it already is a data connection.
We had one poster who went through the bother of building headphone power adapters so he could connect multiple headsets to his sound mixer. He was so far along when he last posted that I assume he got it all working.
Terrific. The connections on the green headphone plug are Left, Right and Protective Shield. The connections on the pink microphone plug are Microphone Sound, Computer Battery and Shield. They may look like the same physical plug, but they’re very much not wired the same.
I would totally pop for the $0.95 and see what happens.The worst thing that can happen (besides just not working) is it requires driver software and the software either isn’t available, or doesn’t support your computer. I don’t expect Plug and Play. There’s nothing natural and normal about connecting two analog headsets to a laptop.
I’ve had dozens of those Chinese interfaces. Never that cheap, but anyhow…
As the Koz said, for less than a buck, you’ll need to buy & try. Most of these are quite useable. Some are crap. But nobody knows which are which, not even the seller. You don’t expect the seller to test them at these prices, do you?
The chip inside is usually C-media and those are well supported on any platform, software-wise.
I tested at home a couple nights before and it seemed like all would work well.
We ran the system through the ringer over 2 1/2 hours last night and it worked perfectly. The sound was excellent. The recording came across loud and clear and the little gadget never missed a beat. Very pleased with the results. It’s still a little cheap thing, so I’m glad I have two spares in case it breaks during a future broadcast, but all in all, it did it’s job.
Thanks again for all of your advice and suggestions!