Running w/ iPhone 7 & wired headphones?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Chupa Chupa, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Even though I have 6 I didn't preorder the 7 because the Lightning headphone scares me -- specifically because

    1. Lightning is thin and not as robust feeling as a 3.5mm headphone plug
    2. Many 3.5mm equipped earbuds have 45 degree angled jack to alieviate stress on the port

    I run w/ my iPhone, sometimes in my back pocket. So my question is, has anyone had any issues with bending or breaking of the Lightining plug, or damage to the port itself? Or does it just look daintier than it actually is?
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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  3. daydayvol macrumors regular

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    Just get some wireless headphones. I made the switch about a year ago. No way I could use wired headphones again.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    No concerns on my end. I think it depends on how you treat the device itself.
     
  5. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Unfortunately I have higher end Shure 535s so I'm in the opposite place as you. I've tried fairly high end BT but they just can't compete in audio quality. Plus I don't have any problem with cable management and don't really relish having to charge my headphoenes... like ever.
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    Well that's just it. I don't abuse my headphones, but just the same I don't treat them like a priceless vase either.
     
  6. RC Mike macrumors member

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    I've got the same concerns. I think it's very unlikely that the Lightning connector is as resistant to damage as a stereo mini plug. The long way, sure, but any force from the front or back of the phone? Not a risk worth taking. That plastic housing for the DA converter on the EarPod connector makes a handy lever action to break the tip off.

    I've switched to a set of wireless headphones. Had to use the EarPods the other day, though, and was very careful and mindful about the connector.

    If it were to break off, the phone might become unusable. Not a cool possibility.
     
  7. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    Not a problem at all. The lightning to headphone adapter is small and easy just to leave at the end of your earphone cord when you put them in your pocket. So it makes no difference at all that there's no actual jack in the phone.
     
  8. daydayvol macrumors regular

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    I understand that.
     
  9. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    I don't run with headphones anymore but when I did I ran them under my shirt and no problems with pulling them out
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I don't have much concern for the port. I can almost promise you that the dongle won't have a very long life in your pocket, particularly if you run.

    I'm hoping a third party comes out with something. I've got nearly a year to wait for it anyway lol.
     
  11. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    The lightning to earphone adapter is very small and easy just to leave attached to your earbuds. It's really a non-issue.
     

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