stupid headphones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nicoboss, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. nicoboss macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2002
    New York
    I hope the headphone issue is going to be solved quickly - like release of an adaptor or something.
    I was riding the NYC subway this morning and couldn't hear a thing!!!!

    This really sucks and would love to see an adaptor come out quickly (unless one already exists) - in a plane it must be horrible (plus I want to use MY headphones, not the crap one sold with the phone ...)

    Apple should have thought about it ....
  2. IrishMac macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    I have read thats there's an adaptor available, thinks its $14 or something. But yeah I agree, its a stupid mistake. Almost seems intentional really forcing people to buy more unnecessary extras (kinda like the iPods with the ever changing docks).
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    1) There is and adapter. $10 at the Apple Store.

    2) Do a search. On a lot of headphones you can do a little modification if you are handy and the headphones will fit in fine. I have the Shure E4Cs which didn't fit. I took out my Dremel tool and taper the plastic on the headphones and now the work great as ever.

    3) Buy headphones that fit or just use the crappy Apple headphones.

    Those are your choices until maybe iPhone 2.
  4. joelk macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    just in case someone didn't know ...

    Shure is supposed to start selling an adapter that works with calls ... comes out in august iirc.

    imho, there is no way this was an oversight by apple ... no clue why they made it this way though.
  5. nicoboss thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2002
    New York
    He he - I actualy have one of the only hearphone that has a METALLIC plug (V-MODA headphone), no rubber - the plug is small .... but not small enough, and of course because it is metal, i cannot fit it with a knife.....

    I am sure in the coming days, all headphone companies will come with their own solution thoug - I can;t wait as i am traveling in 2 weeks and would love to be able to watch movies and listen to music in the plane.....
  6. toddp73 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2007
    you know every time you would bump the jack, and eventually you were left with a loose or unworking headphone jack, well the inset puts the strain on the phone casing not the actual jack.
  7. joelk macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    interesting point
  8. mattster16 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2004
    I bought the v-moda rubber earbuds that Apple sells for $99. They sound amazing and they even have a built in microphone just like the ones that come with the iphone. It doesn't have a controller built in to answer calls or change songs though, so I am a little dissapointed. I may return them and wait for something else to come out.
  9. jimbot macrumors member

    May 3, 2007
    disappointing! the clicker needs to be with the mic! oh well..

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