Best headphone adapter and does it lessen quality

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by fcbr10, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. fcbr10 macrumors newbie

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    What is the best headphone adapter for the iPhone and will it affect the sound quality?
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    I think there's only two mass-market adapters: Monster and Belkin. Both are huge compared to the required adaptation, but I don't think any adapter will adversely affect the sound quality.

    $9.95 each at the Apple Store. I got the Monster, it's a little it smaller, but I just despise Monster products in general.
     
  3. hidehide macrumors 6502

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    The best quality will be getting the audio signal from the dock connector other than the headphone jack.
     
  4. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    i have the belkin adapter and it DOES affect sound quality - headphones (etymotic er-6i's) sound muted through it. i hate it. i just haven't gotten around to contacting belkin to give them feedback on it yet...
     
  5. ghostshadow777 macrumors member

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    Dude, don't use the the headphone adapters, they look so dumb. I've tried the Belkin on the iPhone, and it looks like the iPhone's having a mini erection. Either get the V-MODA, or wait for the Griffin (suppposed to cost around $50), or wait for an even cheaper alternative, or modify the stock headphone with some other higher quality ear buds. It's so easy with just a bid of soldering. You'll be so happy you did it.
     
  6. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    agreed, it is world's better. My new Eclipse had nothing in it so i installed a mitsubishi dock connector and then 6 months later added an aux adapter as well. The Dock connector sounds worlds better than the compressed muted sound of the aux which also requires a doubling of the usual volume. Only obnoxious thing about the dock connector is ya can't see whats playing...idiot designers...
     
  7. hidehide macrumors 6502

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    Why? I can see what song Im playing. But you need an external volume controller if you use the dock connection..
     
  8. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    many manufacturer car dock connector systems pu t acheckmark or logo on the screen and make u control everything thru the car system itself without so much as a song title to go by. Mine pretends the ipod is a cd changer. Only the newer aftermarket ones allow u to see whats playing but alas i have a mitsubishi and no one makes sucha thing for mitsubishi
     

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