Solution for cases with small aux openings?

Ejilol

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Oct 30, 2011
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Now a little history

I have gone from a...

1. DNA Case


to an...

2. Otter Box Commuter


to just receiving my -

3. Magpul Field Case


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All three of these cases share the same problem. Being that many items that i own don't fit in the hole that covers the aux port with the cases on.

No snug fit = Audio coming from the phone speakers rather than the item i wish to connect.

The two main culprits are~

My Grace Eco Extreme - that i use to listen to music and podcast in the shower.






and my Astro A40 Gaming Headset - that has made its way to be my phone headset from time to time.




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Neither fit fully through the case aux openings.

My question is, have any of you found any solutions to this problem that many cases have?

Either some form of splitter or cable that would fit into these cases? And work with a microphone, not simply one way audio?

But take in mind that a male to female cable may have the same problem that the original cables have... not fitting through the small opening in the case.
 

Rampant.A.I.

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Sep 25, 2009
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I've had the same problem. The only solution I've found is to get an adaptor with a smaller male end (which are usually cheap and break easily) or to switch to a case where the audio port isn't blocked. I'm using the Otterbox Defender, which is probably more case than you need or want to have, but the at least the audio out port is generous enough to fit my Shure SE earbuds with a similar connector:

 
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jeremyshaw

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Oct 29, 2011
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Personally, I use either no case, or a thin phillips case (that feels like it's made of a single rubber band). It's actually thin enough (and the opening wide enough), the massive TRS connector on my ATH-M50s fits well (an extremely small amount of stretching is required to get the connector to fit):)
 
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Ejilol

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Oct 30, 2011
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I've had the same problem. The only solution I've found is to get an adaptor with a smaller male end (which are usually cheap and break easily) or to switch to a case where the audio port isn't blocked. I'm using the Otterbox Defender, which is probably more case than you need or want to have, but the at least the audio out port is generous enough to fit my Shure SE earbuds with a similar connector:

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what adapter did you buy?
 
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Rampant.A.I.

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Sep 25, 2009
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I bought the only available adaptor from Best Buy, which was Belkin's headphone adaptor with remote


And also used the adaptor included with my iPod Touch powermat charging case, which was just recently broke. They're inexpensive and easily replaced, but it's quick-fix solution to a problem that shouldn't exist in the first place. ;)

BTW, I can understand your frustration. Every time I walked into a Best Buy or other electronics store, they tried to sell me a new pair of earbuds with a smaller jack, usually the blister-packed $19.95 models. I got pretty tired of explaining why I'm not going to use Ear Candy earbuds instead of my Shure SE210's. :rolleyes:
 
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Ejilol

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Oct 30, 2011
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I bought the only available adaptor from Best Buy, which was Belkin's headphone adaptor with remote Image

And also used the adaptor included with my iPod Touch powermat charging case, which was just recently broke. They're inexpensive and easily replaced, but it's quick-fix solution to a problem that shouldn't exist in the first place. ;)

BTW, I can understand your frustration. Every time I walked into a Best Buy or other electronics store, they tried to sell me a new pair of earbuds with a smaller jack, usually the blister-packed $19.95 models. I got pretty tired of explaining why I'm not going to use Ear Candy earbuds instead of my Shure SE210's. :rolleyes:
This is perfect! Thank you so much :).
 
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