Headphone compatability

Discussion in 'iPod' started by danny_w, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    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?
  2. DavoMrMac macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2005
    I have tried some with exposed metal on the touch, and it worked fine. Cannot recall the brand though.
  3. robPOD macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2006
  4. samuraikiss macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    Washington, DC
    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.

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