alright, how many headphone jacks have you guys cut already?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yayaba, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. yayaba macrumors 6502

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    Two for me. My car adapter and my Sony headphones that weren't cheap either. I still don't understand why the headphone jack wasn't a standard size. Oh well, at least it wasn't that hard to cut.
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    none. i got a splitter that fits just fine, I don't care much about the added bulk.
     
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    I built a small extension cable (ergo the one that Griffin/Belkin are selling) out of an old headphone extension cable. I just shaved one end and shortened the cable so that it was a few inches of bendy goodness long. Fits me fine.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    yeah, i've seen a couple adapters and some i could shave to fit, but the splitter works...plus it comes in handy.
     
  5. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    you can get decent adapters on Ebay now. Do a search.

    They even have overnight delivery for $20 (first time I've seen that on ebay)
     
  6. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    non standard head phone jack??:eek::confused::eek: Why? the iPod headphones are terrible!
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    they are standard. however, the port is recessed, making it difficult to plug in standard headphones that aren't slim enough.
     
  8. Gonzlobo macrumors 6502

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    Ok. what possessed apple to recess the jack? I'm sure a fanboy can ring in here with a positive. :D
     
  9. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Honestly I think it's because of the design. They didn't want to break up the silhouette of the iPhone so they recessed it.
     
  10. Gonzlobo macrumors 6502

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    You might be correct. I don't know, it's ok to reinvent the wheel sometimes (the entire iphone), but why mess with a standard (headphone jack)?
     
  11. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Probably because they knew that while people would bitch about it, they would ultimately not really care that much. And it's pretty easy to predict that new iPhone-jack friendly adapters and headphones would soon come out.

    Plus, the iPhone comes with headphones so it's not like you can't use it at all.

    Basically it's someone saying that form trumps function. The world has enough of function trumping form, so I don't mind a little bit of that in this corner of the universe.
     
  12. Gonzlobo macrumors 6502

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    And that's fine for someone with less-than-stellar audio standards (i.e. the iphone's headset). Buy I'd like to connect quality headphones without marring them (they fit it 99.99% of stereos). There was no reason to honkup a perfectly good standard.
     
  13. MacbookSwitcher macrumors 6502

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    Just buy a Belkin adapter for $9 at the Apple store. It's flexible and bendable, and will make any headset fit perfectly.

    http://tinyurl.com/yujzw6

    No need to destroy your headphones.
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Has anyone tried using a dremel or something like that to just take the size down a little bit? Even one of those little ones that comes in the home manicure kits ought to work... :eek:
     
  15. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    wouldn't you want headphones that have an integrated mic anyway?
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Here's a reply I got in response to my rant about the recessed jack.

     
  17. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

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    I wondered whether they recessed it so that people would tend to use headphones designed for the iphone:

    these will be made by many 3rd parties soon and will include a mic and button inline, like the supplied ones.

    by doing it this way, most people will get new headphones especially for the iphone and have a better usage, plus loyalty to future iphones (rather than say microsoft's future attempt - zunePhone?!)
     
  18. Gonzlobo macrumors 6502

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    That would certainly (sp) make sense. A home stereo jack wouldn't need to be as robust. Thanks.
     
  19. Gonzlobo macrumors 6502

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    Indeed. The iphone's headset works nicely for call (for me anyway).

    I've been IDd twice for having iphone buds (must be the mic switch/mic) even though the phone was hidden in my pocket.
     
  20. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to get the shure headphones for the iPhone, but I don't want to spend the money until they release a headset that can answer and end incoming calls and pause and skip music tracks like the official apple ones can
     
  21. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    Me too. I've slimmed down the headphone jack on my current headphones with a razor blade because I absolutely despise earbuds. Once someone comes out with non-earbud headphones that 100% functionally replace the iPhone earbud setup I'll grab one.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That was my point as to why there is no expansion slot. It's a design thing nothing more.
     
  23. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    none.

    the iphone is a mobile device. im not about to lug my expensive bose headphones around town just to become an audiophile.
     
  24. yayaba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I used a knife for one and a box cutter for the other. Anything sharp woll work if the rubber area isn't crazy tough.

    I too am not a fan of the ipod earbuds as I rather use my ear canal buds instead.
     
  25. Loge macrumors 68020

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    If you have the old sportcase for the 1G iPod shuffle, then you have a very usable adapter for exactly this situation made by Apple. Perhaps they should have bundled this with the iPhone.
     

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