Sunday, July 1, 2007

iPhone 3rd Party Headphone Problem

The headphone port on the iPhone is recessed, so most 3rd party headphones will not go in all the way. This was the problem with my Shure E4G earbuds. I could have bought a $10 adapter just to use the headphones that I like, but instead I did a bit of modding and managed to get them to fit.

As you can see, all I did was scrape off some of the insulation surrounding the jack using an exacto knife. The headphones that came with the iPhone are on top for comparison.

1 comment:

scott said...

Brilliant!! I just got my phone today and though I was out of luck with my Shure headsets (which I love).

The only issue is what happens when the phone rings, where does the mike pick up my voice?

Thanks for your "shaving" suggestion.