New jack on earpods not working correctly

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Bainmac, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Bainmac macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2012
    At nighttime I use earpods connected to a bluetooth transmitter in order to get sound from my tv, I have used this setup for several years and have gone thru several sets of earpods, having to solder on new jack in order to get them working with a regular 3.5 minijack.

    The problem now is that I can't get the new earpods to work, they give me more "tinny" sound then it should be, the old earpods work fine.
    I've tried an TRSS to minijack adapter, but this also gives me "tinny" sound.

    Is there a different wiring scheme with the latest 3.5mm earpods?.
    I've soldered the following way:

    Red wire -> Audio Right
    Green wire -> Audio Left
    Green+Gold -> Ground
    Red+Gold -> Ground

    The rest of the wires I believe is mic related so I cut them off.

    Anyone know what's wrong?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 10, 2017 ---

    Turned out that three sets of earpods where defective, the fourth one worked fine :).
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 68000


    Oct 18, 2008
    Guessing they were bought as unboxed 'genuine' from amazon or ebay?, if so most likely fakes.

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