how to listen to music with earbuds

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kjs862, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. kjs862 macrumors 65816

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    when i select a song to play the music comes out of the bult in speaker of the iphone. when i insert earbuds into the 3.5mm jack the music still comes out of the built in speakers and not the earbuds. any solutions?
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    Plug in the earphones before playing music.This is under the assumption you're using the earbuds that came with the iPhone.
     
  3. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    using a pair of bose earbuds... still not working
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Are they the Apple earbuds? 3rd party headphones/earbuds might not fit (re: probably won't), and it might not be completely seated. Belkin and Griffen have an adapter. I'll be getting one as soon as I can find one - my Bose Quiet Comfort won't work at all :(

    Not really complaining, mind you. I'll take the simplistic design over larger jack housings.
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Works either before or after playing - just a slight delay when it switches from internal to earbud.
     
  6. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    The image below is how i solved that problem. in the pic there are 2 head jacks.

    1. the one on the bottom is the normal one that won't fit on the iPhone because of the wide black base.

    2. the one in the pic on top is the modified one. I scraped the black base off with an exacto knife so that the base is narrow enough to sit inside the iPhone jack.

    it was either that or wait a month for belkin to deliver a 10 dollar adapter for the iphone. :D


    [​IMG]


    edit: for those who were not familiar with the problem: the iPhone does work with standard 3.5mm headsets. the problem was that the iPhone case (the circular part surrounding the headphone jack) is so narrow that most headphone jacks wont sit all the way down properly
     
  7. spicoli macrumors member

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    Bose earbuds on the iphone


    Boss1 is correct, and the Bose earbuds do not fit the iphone. I have the same problem. Bummer. Waiting for an adapter, or I might "carve up" my plug.
     
  8. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    dude don't carve up your bose headphones! lol . use an adapter to extend to the headphones. Thats what you see in the pic carved up. A 4 dollar extender i picked up at radioshack
     
  9. lucy5279 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you thank you thank you

    I was having this same issue (iPhone earphones weren't working for iPod application of phone). I simply took them out, put them back in and overly made sure that they were all the way in... and viola - they work!

    Thank gawd because now my coworkers don't have to hear me rockin out.
     
  10. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    Holy Ancient thread brought back from the dead Batman!


    Glad to see the thread helped though :)
     
  11. brown macrumors newbie

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    I like to use my UE Super.fi 5pro with a adapter on my iPhone. But the question is, do I need to unplug the earphone when I receive a call? Or I can hear the call through earphone and speak to the phone's mic? Thanks.
     

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