New Headphones Don't Fit

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chelsel, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    I just bought new headphones and they don't fit in the iPhone. What do I do? Has anyone had luck modifying the iPhone case to accept a standard (I mean standard as in it works in everything except the iPhone standard) headphone jack?

    Cliff
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    there is a $10 adapter on the apple online store...
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Look on eBay for "iPhone headphone adapter". There are several, some are Apple (made for a previous model case kit). I've purchased several from: http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Apple-iPhone-Headphone-Cable-Adapter-Sealed_.... I purchased several of these, myself.

    Belkin makes one, although the Apple adapter is nicer, IMHO.

    Some people have modified headphone plugs, but an adapter is a better and more stable way to go. I would definitely NOT suggest trying to modify the iPhone itself.

    Best guess on why the jack is recessed is it functions as a strain-relief for the jack. This way, the case takes the stress, not the connector itself.

    btw: the recessed jack has been a known feature since before the iPhone was released.
     
  4. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    congratulations! you're the 100000000000000th person to ask this question without bothering to look at any of the 100 posts on this exact subject! please slam your head in a door and collect your prize!!! :rolleyes:
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    A razor carefully applied can often shave down the plastic to make the headphones fit. You can also use them to slit your wrists for not searching the forums before posting. :p
     
  6. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

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    yea i used a razor to cut some of my headphones too...worked like a charm. but seriously dude...search next time.
     
  7. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is the little charging base compatible with standard phones?
     
  8. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Yes, it's compatible with every phone ever made. Even your grandma's rotary dial landline.

    Are you for real?
     
  9. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was asking if the line out on the charging base is compatible with standard headphones... geez... lay off the tabasco.

    Turns out the jack is a line-out... and is not directly compat with standard phones either.
     
  10. mcdj macrumors 604

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    lol ok sorry. just snag a plug adapter off ebay. they're cheap. Apple themselves even made one that works, and bundled it with the 1G Shuffle Sport Case. I got the case with the adapter for 2 bucks, before everyone rushed to get them for the iPhone. Now they're 8 bucks.
     

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