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Headset 3.5mm mic and headset to Single 3.5mm with mic line in

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So here is the backstory. My laptop is a Macbook Pro and it has a single connector for a headset. This connection also has the mic input. Similar to most smart phones these days. My headset has a single 3.5mm mic and 3.5mm analog plugs. The headset I have had is older but I have been very happy with the sound quality for gaming, but the mic is unusable on my Mac.

I went and purchased a new headset that has both the mic in and audio out in the same connector. They perform fine but I feel that maybe it is a waste of money when I can find a connector that will do the job. What I found was this http://www.amazon.com/Headset-Buddy-01-PC35-PH35-Smartphone-Blackberry/dp/B002SK66OY. Has anyone used something like this or has a better alternative? Any significant sound quality loss?

Old Headset:
http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Labs-HS800-Fatal1ty-Headset/dp/B002DS4HTM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382457968&sr=8-1&keywords=logitech+fatality

New Headset:
http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Kraken-Over-Music-Headset/dp/B009SJR278/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382457949&sr=8-1&keywords=kraken
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Wait, you're joking. Why are on Earth would a laptop consolidate the mike and headphone outs into one port?

Oh, right. Apple. Nevermind.
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Primary reason was for space saving. Also the laptop opted to have a line level line in. It does not amplify the stream and expects it to be amplified. Which is great for recording audio equipment, just not headset mics.
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