Recessed Headphone Port

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  1. chenjas1 macrumors member

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    Is anyone else worried about the recessed headphone port? I was on ilounge.com and saw some accessories that were specifically made for the 'recessed' port on the iPhone. I own a pair of Shure E4c's which have a thicker base as compared to the bundled iPod headphones and really hope that the jack will fit the iPhone's port.

    Here's the link to ilounge http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/firstlooks/

    Let me hear your thoughts.
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Your link is giving me a 503 Service Unavailable Error.

    EDIT: Now it's working.
     
  3. fj2007cruiser macrumors member

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  4. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    they show the adapter for using any headphones, but the adapter looks really awkward and long...yuck. hopefully a better solution will come along.
     
  5. schuerman macrumors newbie

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    If I can't plug my Ultimate Ears UE-10's in....I'll be pissed.
     
  6. clayk macrumors member

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    I was hoping for an update to this thread but I guess no one really knows what headphones will fit. I use the Etymotics e6 and hope they will fit. I like the idea of the Apple ones with the remote and mic, but all previous Apple iPod headphones have been weak on sound and painful to wear. Maybe they will do better this time.

    Anyone have an update here?

    Clay
     
  7. loudestnoise macrumors 6502

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    Yes, if my Shure e2s dont work, I will be upset.
     
  8. appledrummer macrumors member

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    How do those sound?:rolleyes:
     
  9. schuerman macrumors newbie

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    flat [EQ]. and amazing.
     
  10. PhatBoyG macrumors regular

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    Neither my E500's nor my E4c's fit the recessed connector. I guess I'll need to get one of the adapters to make it work. I saw some of the adapters at the Apple store on the BLOWS headphones they had there, pretty awkward looking to me.

    I wonder if shure will introduce a new version of the E4i with the microphone designed for the iPhone.
     
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  12. janey macrumors 603

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    my er6i's don't fit.
    neither does ANY pair of headphones I have.

    nor the tunecast fm adapter, or the monster cassette adapter that is on the online store specifically underneath the iPhone accessories section, because god forbid I get the car fitted out to plug in an iPod when I want to listen to more than just an iPod - like, say, a laptop or a PDA or a non-apple music device, all of which I do often.

    Nor do the two splitters I have fit.

    The belkin adapter looks AWFUL. I'm going to hate the fact that I need to go shopping for a new pair of headphones that works on the iPhone with the retarded recessed port.

    if anything I'm going to go see if the splitter in the iPhone accessories section works and use that even if its only for one pair of headphones, at least it's not as disgusting and useless as the belkin adapter.
     
  13. David R macrumors 6502

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    I really don't know what they were thinking here. I'm sure there is a reason for it, but is it good enough to make most any headphones incompatible?

    A friend was giving me a ride, asked me to plug in my iPhone to his car via his cassette adapter and of course we couldn't do it.
     
  14. AirmanPika macrumors 6502

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    As a heads up they are selling a belkin adapter at the apple store for $15 that fixes this. Its retarded that apple did this but this adapter works well for what it does.
     
  15. David R macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if it's possible for someone to make an adapter that goes on your headphones instead of on the iPhone. that way you don't have a large ugly piece of rubber sticking out of your iPhone and instead you have a smallish adapter on the minijack.

    Or at least an adapter for the iPhone that is considerably smaller than that monstrosity by Belkin.
     
  16. z400central macrumors regular

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    All of you guys with Shure's will NOT work...Without some work!

    You will need to take a sharp object (Exacto Knife) and taper the edges where the plastic is. That section is all plastic, so you are fine.

    With some work, it fits!

    [​IMG]
     
  17. AirmanPika macrumors 6502

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    Try the TTY adapter they sell on the apple store website. That's about the smallest you can probably get and it should work fine with regular headphones.
     
  18. chriswheat macrumors regular

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    @schuerman

    I was thinking about making up a special cable for my UE-10pros. I was going to start by chopping the ear buds off of the Apple headset that comes with the iPhone, attaching the prongs that come on the UE-10 cable to the iPhone headset cable instead of the buds, and then I'd have a white iPhone cable that fits in the recessed plug, still has the mic and button inline and has prongs for me to attach my UE-10's to. I hate going from my $900 UE-10's to the uncomfortable and poor sounding iPhone earbuds.
     
  19. janey macrumors 603

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    It's $10 if I remember correctly, and yes it is retarded. I saw it at the apple store a couple hours ago and it looks more ridiculous in person.

    I got a splitter instead for a little extra because it looks better and is more useful. Until someone comes out with a shorter and better looking adapter (not belkin or griffin...), I'm sticking with the splitter.
     
  20. PhatBoyG macrumors regular

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    Interesting approach. My E500's have a separate extension cable from the actual headphones/cable and that worked. I just shaved the tip on the extension and now it fits just fine. Joy for quality audio!

    I would love to see a third-party extension cable that is 18" long and has the button on it for play/pause/next like the factory piece, along with perhaps a microphone for the headset. That would rock.
     
  21. David R macrumors 6502

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    That's kind of what I had in mind. But Apple had announced that it'd cost $9 (check the accessory press releases) but now they are selling it for $19 instead.
     
  22. Lionheart macrumors regular

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    My guess on the headphone design...

    I'm thinking that the primary reason for the recessed headphone jack is to protect the phone. I imagine they have a pile of iPods out there in the repair shop with damage in the plug area due to stress on the connector inside. By recessing the plug and making it a tight fit around the headset end, they have effectively transferred the stress away from the phone back toward the cord on the headphones.

    Great idea, I think. However, they could have had a better solution in place for those of us who have chosen to upgrade from those God-awful earbuds.

    I did see a set of Shure in-ear headphones in the ATT store for $99 for the iPhone. I guess they have the proper plug and control line. If anybody tries these out, please let us know how they sound. I'm due for a birthday present pretty soon (if my wife doesn't play the retro-gift card on me for buying my iPhone!)

    Rock on!
     
  23. ShockerMan4x4 macrumors member

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