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

Flyinb

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I saw a video on engadget regarding Headphones for iPhone, If I can locate again I will post it. Anyways you can take the headphones that came with your iPhone dismantle the earbuds soilder off the wires and re soilder any earbuds of your choice.

I have never soildered before and accomplished this in about ten minuted its easy, and you get to keep all functions of click button on iPhone wires.

Found it:

http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/05/diy-iphone-earbud-replacement/
 

spyrwebs

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I bought that same adapter, looks better. but i also trimmed some of the plastic on other plugs i have (like car radio plug). Also, my old iPod headphones do not fit either.

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.
 

Romanesq

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The SuperFI 5 Pro's were also listed as not compatible. After I got them I used the airplane adaptor they came with but that still wasn't optimum. Radio Shack had nothing and then I took a closer look at the base of the plug.

There was plastic around the base beyond the curve and I took a very sharp knife and cut around it, probably removing a circular piece not even a millimeter wide.

It works just fine now and there's no concern about negative impact to the headphones which sound excellent with the iPhone.
 

Hondamaker

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I saw a video on engadget regarding Headphones for iPhone, If I can locate again I will post it. Anyways you can take the headphones that came with your iPhone dismantle the earbuds soilder off the wires and re soilder any earbuds of your choice.

I have never soildered before and accomplished this in about ten minuted its easy, and you get to keep all functions of click button on iPhone wires.

Found it:

http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/05/diy-iphone-earbud-replacement/
Just did this, works great. Now I have nice inner-earbuds with the iPhone cord. I still have all the controls of the original earbuds, with better sound and earbuds for jogging!
 

Ryukyu

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Just did this, works great. Now I have nice inner-earbuds with the iPhone cord. I still have all the controls of the original earbuds, with better sound and earbuds for jogging!
For you guys (and/or gals) that did this, did you use the JVC Marshallows to replace the earbuds with?
A friend tod me that he didn't like their sound at all. Just looking for other opinions/ideas.
 

gmcenroe

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I got a wire type adapter, its about 3 inches long from www.radtech.com, works great and is easy to carry in my pocket as compared to the stiff belkin adapter that Apple stores carry.

Glenn
 

connie

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May I just humbly say that you people who hack your phones, add ringtones, change your earbuds on the originals, you guys just impress the heck out of me. I am not brave enough to do any of these things but I am totally impressed by some of you that come up with the "how to". My hats off to you guys. I am just not that brave or "techy" to try these things. But wow, I am amazed on what your guys can do. I am truly impressed and fascinated by reading some of this stuff.
 

Hondamaker

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May I just humbly say that you people who hack your phones, add ringtones, change your earbuds on the originals, you guys just impress the heck out of me. I am not brave enough to do any of these things but I am totally impressed by some of you that come up with the "how to". My hats off to you guys. I am just not that brave or "techy" to try these things. But wow, I am amazed on what your guys can do. I am truly impressed and fascinated by reading some of this stuff.
Thanks, connie. Changing the earbuds was easy, hacking into the iPhone is too risky IMO. Better to wait for updates and such.
 

iPhone-Planet

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Does anyone know if headphone jacks can be replaced at an electronic store or by your neighborhood electrician? I tried to shave the black plastic awayh on my Sony headphones to make them fit the phone and I somehow messed up the steel on the plug and they won't work now in my laptop.

Does Radio Shack have plugs and can these plug wires be spliced and attached to new plugs and work fine?

Thanks!