iPhone doesn't have a "One-size-fits-all headset jack"

RchGrav

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It is a "REAL" headphone jack, its just recessed. Just make sure if you have aftermarket headphones that the jack end isn't very large.
 
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DiscoJoey

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It is a "REAL" headphone jack, its just recessed. Just make sure if you have aftermarket headphones that the jack end isn't very large.
ok i just went to Apple.com and it says "3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack" so its 3.5mm like a real headphone jack but why does it say "minijack"
 

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What about the stereo bluetooth headsets? They should work for the phone but will they work when you are in ipod mode?
sorry, but on the list of things it doesn't have one of them is A2DP. that means no stereo bluetooth signal and no stereo bluetooth headset compatibility.:(
 

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ok i just went to Apple.com and it says "3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack" so its 3.5mm like a real headphone jack but why does it say "minijack"
Thats what a 3.5mm headphone jack is called. Its nothing different, just recessed. So if the plastic around a headphone jack is to fat, it won't fully seat, thats all, nothing too extravagent here. The "adapter" that belkin sells is just 3.5mm , 3.5mm out, with the one end being skinny enough to fit. I have a headphone with a very normal sized jack oin the end, I'm interested to see if it fits without the adapter myself.
 
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dixhills231

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Thats what a 3.5mm headphone jack is called. Its nothing different, just recessed. So if the plastic around a headphone jack is to fat, it won't fully seat, thats all, nothing too extravagent here. The "adapter" that belkin sells is just 3.5mm , 3.5mm out, with the one end being skinny enough to fit. I have a headphone with a very normal sized jack oin the end, I'm interested to see if it fits without the adapter myself.

oh, so can you just take a razor and cut down on regular headphones?
 

hydro94530

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That's what I did, mine are very expensive, but it works perfectly. Hopefully they don't crap out on me for doing it tho :)
 

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cut where? The plastic? I too was disappointed because I have some very expensive shures so ?
 

hydro94530

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I just shaved the plastic around where it connects to the metal jack on the Shure's; just narrow it up enough to fit in the headphone jack on the iPhone. Works fine.
 

hydro94530

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That's not bad at all actually. Just wish they litterally make just the piece at the end so you can stick on your headphones and forget about it. Heard Shure are making iPhone specific ones, so that's the next move.
 

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I just went to the Apple store for the first time today. Awesome! (I do not own any Mac's, but I own 6 Dells. Perhaps the next may be a mac.) At any rate, I just bought the Belkin adapter at the store for $9.95. It is large, but I'd rather not cut my expensive headphones. Works fine. Anyone know when they will make a fm transmitter the car for it? Just wondering.
 

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I tried my Apple in ear headphones and they work fine, but I have to make sure I put them in carefuly. I also trimmed my Monster splitter and now it works in my iPhone jack too. I took a really sharp knife and was REALLY careful. Then I got brave and trimmed my Shure headphones to fit in the recess; now they work fine too. Granted, they aren't as smooth looking around the connection, but you can't tell unless you look carefuly. I am sure I can find some type of modeling putty that will dry to smooth it out if the appearance starts to bother me. I am really picky and it's not too bad I am sure if Shure comes out with headphones that are made to answer the iPhone I will upgrade, but I don't have to do it as quickly now. :)
 

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Don't trim your expensive headphones bone up $10 and buy the belkin or buy a less expensive one off ebay (it's white and smaller for $8)
 

bmwlover0725

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go on your ipods and search iPhone headphones on youtube...
 

connie

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Ok, I have already given Apple so much money with the iPhone plus a couple of different cases I bought along with it that I do not want to give them one more penny (for now) so I would rather not get the adapter.
The hard plastic earphones that came with the iPhone hurt compared to my comfy, soft, expensive ones.
I got them for my ipod so I just didn't care and just got sharp scissors and trimmed the plastic. It works perfect!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!:laugh2:
 

TrippalHealicks

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I have one of those Belkin adapters, coming in today.
Hope it's worth a darn. lol
 
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Go to Amazon and buy a Sport Case for the iPod Shuffle. It includes a tiny headphone adapter and I found the case for 98 cents from a vendor there.
 

megaphore

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I don't really like the belkin adapters as they look really dorky and put too much stress on the headphone port if they get bumped into.
 

Ryukyu

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Go to Amazon and buy a Sport Case for the iPod Shuffle. It includes a tiny headphone adapter and I found the case for 98 cents from a vendor there.
There's tons of them on eBay for cheap too. Got mine for $.89 and $2.90 for shipping.
 
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If you have a plastic ring around your headphone plug that's preventing the headphone from seating properly, just take an Xacto knife and trim it back. I did this with my Quiet Comfort 2 & 3 headphones and it worked perfectly.

Now no dorky two inch connector sticking out of the top of my iPhone...