Headjack headset, whatever you call it!

josmi

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I am confused with the differences between the original iPhone and 3G's headjack port hole thing.

Recessed? No idea what that means.
3.5mm? Just another number.

None of it makes sense to me. Usually I google these things but it just confused me more ..

The reason why I am so curious is because with my old 2G, I was able to plug in my headset comfortably and use it and all.

With my 3G, it didn't come with the headset. So I had my good ole AT&T pal sneak me one. The first thing I noticed was that it needed some force to get it plugged in. As if it didn't fit. Like I actually had to push down hard until I hear it snap through.

And I need twice as much power to remove the damn thing! :mad:
It works perfectly and all but still ..

Maybe he gave me the old iPhone headset? :eek:

Btw, it works with my laptop if that makes a difference at all.
 

Saverino

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I am confused with the differences between the original iPhone and 3G's headjack port hole thing.

Recessed? No idea what that means.
3.5mm? Just another number.

None of it makes sense to me. Usually I google these things but it just confused me more ..

The reason why I am so curious is because with my old 2G, I was able to plug in my headset comfortably and use it and all.

With my 3G, it didn't come with the headset. So I had my good ole AT&T pal sneak me one. The first thing I noticed was that it needed some force to get it plugged in. As if it didn't fit. Like I actually had to push down hard until I hear it snap through.

And I need twice as much power to remove the damn thing! :mad:
It works perfectly and all but still ..

Maybe he gave me the old iPhone headset? :eek:

Btw, it works with my laptop if that makes a difference at all.
Recessed means that the jack is pushed into the phone a little bit, meaning most headphones wont fit besides the Apple headphones...

3.5mm is basically the standard, so to speak, for most headphones.

Both headphones are the same... That's just the way the headphone jack is designed.
Personally, I like how tough it is to plug in and unplug the headphones...
 

acosmichippo

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the only difference between the two is that the edge of the 3G case is flush with the jack... whereas on the v1, the case stuck out about 2mm above the jack. This is what people mean when they say the v1 jack is "recessed".
 

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Oh yes - on the V1 I had to use Apple's included headset, but with the new 3G I can use what I like because of the "universal 3.5mm jack"...bravo Apple ;)
 

Ezekiel2517

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it just means that most headphone jacks arent thin enough to fit into the hole.

this is the only video i could find, he kinda explains it a bit

if i had my v1, i would be able to take a video and show you myself , but my cousin is borrowing it at the moment
 

josmi

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Aaahhh.. I get it. I feel like I'm going to break it when I try
pulling it out though. Since the cord is so thin! And these
things are notorious for tearing in half..

I guess thats something I have to deal with.

Thanks. :D
 

Picazzo

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Aaahhh.. I get it. I feel like I'm going to break it when I try
pulling it out though. Since the cord is so thin! And these
things are notorious for tearing in half..

I guess thats something I have to deal with.

Thanks. :D
My advise: do pull it out by holding the cord!...you must use the "jack-house"! ;)
 

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My advise: do pull it out by holding the cord!...you must use the "jack-house"! ;)
To make a small edit:
do NOT pull it out by holding the cord!...you must use the "jack-house"!
 

josmi

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Jack-house?
Is this some bad movie reference that I'm not getting? o_0

Regardless:
1. my fingers are too small
2. I have moisty hands so I can never form a good grip.

And I never pull it from the cord! I always try to get it out from the plastic covering around the jack.
 

Ezekiel2517

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Aaahhh.. I get it. I feel like I'm going to break it when I try
pulling it out though. Since the cord is so thin! And these
things are notorious for tearing in half..

I guess thats something I have to deal with.

Thanks. :D
yeah, i went from a v1 to a 3g, so i definitely noticed that the 3g has a tighter grip on the earphones. im pretty sure this is normal though.
 

josmi

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yeah, i went from a v1 to a 3g, so i definitely noticed that the 3g has a tighter grip on the earphones. im pretty sure this is normal though.
See, I knew it wasn't just me.
And to think someone called me a sissy .. :p