1. I'm not sure why you persist in insulting people you deem not to your standards.
2. "the idea of nickel & dime-ing people for little odds & ends is" called capitalism.
I've heard that suggestion before, but I'm not cutting up a $120 set of ear buds just to make them fit with one device. You wouldn't shave off a corner of you iPhone just to make it fit in a particular case, would you? There may come a day when I want to go with a different set of headphones, and I don't think I'd get fair market value for a pair of Shure e2c with a "modified" plug.it took me all of 3 minutes to shave off a lil plastic from my headphones
What a lot of people are forgetting is that regular headphones are output. If it's headphones for a phone, which needs input (your voice talking) It will be a different jack. The adaptor is for headsets that don't take an input and only take an output. If this wasn't there, the headset can't be used as a phone.For what it's worth, I don't wear hearing aids and I still won't use Apple's earbuds. They're garbage. It's a kick in the junk for anybody who cares about the quality of the music they're listening to. Unfortunately neither solution is a good one - I hate having that stupid extension, but I also refuse to hack up my $120 ear buds.
I'm with you, though...I love pretty much everything else about it. The only other thing I would like to see is a more texturized case, because this little bugger seems to want to slip out of my hands more often than I'd like.
I doubt it. By that time, the market will have been so heavily saturated with "iPhone compatible" accessories, that going back won't make any sense. Actually, if I had to make a prediction, it would be that headset manufacturers will begin to modify the design of their plugs to work with the iPhone. Nobody wants to be the odd man out, especially when your product is the one that doesn't work with the Next Big Thing.My guess is that this will be one of the "fixes" that comes with the next gen iPhone.
True, I guess it could go either way.I doubt it. By that time, the market will have been so heavily saturated with "iPhone compatible" accessories, that going back won't make any sense. Actually, if I had to make a prediction, it would be that headset manufacturers will begin to modify the design of their plugs to work with the iPhone. Nobody wants to be the odd man out, especially when your product is the one that doesn't work with the Next Big Thing.
Pictures would be good. I went to R.S. and they had nothing like this.My suggestion to all is as follows:
Buy a $2 headphone male to female extension cord from radio shack or big lots, and modify that. Then plug your high end headphones directly into that. It is much more economical than cutting your expensive shures, and will not risk prying your jack open as the belkin adapter does.
TRUST ME! The last thing you want to do is apply too much pressure to one the the belkin-style hard plastic adapters. I did this on my treo 650 as it was 2.5mm and required an adapter. The jack eventually became unsoldered and rendered all calls unanswerable. The phone would just constantly think headphones were plugged in, and would not switch back to original speaker mode.
Not to mention, it looks way better and will fit better in your pocket...Ill try and get some pics up soon.