View Full Version : Headphone compatability

Oct 17, 2007, 08:20 PM
I have heard that some of the recent iPods with the metal housings have problems with headphones that have an exposed metal ring around the plug. I have Koss PortaPro headphones which I really love, and was wondering if anybody has any experience concerning these. They have a right-angle plug that has a large portion of the metal exposed before getting to the plastic. Has anybody here used these or similar with the new shuffle, nano, or classic?

Oct 18, 2007, 05:32 AM
I have tried some with exposed metal on the touch, and it worked fine. Cannot recall the brand though.

Oct 19, 2007, 11:25 PM
I doubt it would be a problem

Oct 22, 2007, 04:36 PM
All headphones with 3.5 mm jacks are compatible with iPods. At the electronics retailer that I work at, I've actually had fights with customers about this. One man started screaming at me, just repeating "No! The iPod headphones. Not these!" over and over again when I took him to headphone sections.