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Old Oct 11, 2008, 05:46 PM   #1
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Ok to use use "regular" headphones ?

Sorry if this is a FAQ ...as we all know, the ear bud jack that comes with
the iphone has 4 bands - left ear, right ear, mic/remote, ground.

A regular ear bud jack has 3, meaning if you plug this type into the
iphone your essentially shorting the mic/remote input to ground.
Is this ok or can this do damage ? ..thanks
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Old Oct 11, 2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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I've done it before...no problems...
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Old Oct 11, 2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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I'm sure it's compatible with all headphones, and the extra bands are there when you need them, but not like you have to have a headphone set that uses all of them. I use standard headphones all the time, even large giant ones.

Once when I received a call with normal headphones, no Mic, I still heard the call through the headphones and the iPhone used its own mic as if it was in speaker phone mode, so it literally was no different than using headphones that have a mic.

The whole point is to be able to use any headphone you want, which is one of the best features of the new iPhone having a built in headphone jack flush to the surface.
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Once when I received a call with normal headphones, no Mic, I still heard the call through the headphones and the iPhone used its own mic as if it was in speaker phone mode, so it literally was no different than using headphones that have a mic.
I never knew if this worked or not. I'm going to have to try this.
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Old Oct 11, 2008, 11:56 PM   #5
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They work just fine with any set of headphones you plug in...
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If you have a 3G iPhone "any" headset should work; but if you v1 iPhone then you will have to get a jack that is compatible with v1 iPhone. Too many people ended up shaving the headset plug so it would actually fit into the jack...
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