Noise from lightning to 3.5mm adapter

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dcell, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. dcell macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2010
    So i was testing the lightning to 3.5mm adapter for the first time. I hooked up my headphones to the adapter and iPhone (7 Plus) and listened to a few songs. Then i selected another song and the headphones were spitting out white/pink noise in loud volume. No music at all, just all noise. So i selected another song and the same thing happened.

    I was afraid my headphones were toast but i removed the adapter from the iPhone and put it in again and it was gone ....

    Anyone else experienced the same thing ?
  2. adamneer macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Mine did the same thing - connected via aux cable to my car stereo (which is an amplified high-end system), I get static noise using the adapter. It seems to correspond to quiet moments in the song, or sometimes at the beginning or end of the track. It seems as if the phone is constantly searching for an audio feed, and when the output dips below a certain threshold, it switches its functionality or one of the DACs cuts its output or something. I'm having a lot of difficulty googling this problem, considerring the 5 million blog articles about Apple removing the jack...
  3. vdor macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2016
    I don't know what exactly the issue is, but I've had this issue with 2 pairs of regular Apple EarPods from my old 6 and SE. I can only tell when I use those headphones with Sing! by Smule (a karaoke app), as quiet recording moments with those headphones leave an awful white/static noise in the recording. It's louder on one pair than the other. I don't hear this issue with my Lightning EarPods, although I haven't tried it with the 3.5 to Lightning adapter. Just wanted to mention I've experienced it with regular EarPods in the past.

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