Latest in Headphone

Image credit:

iPhone doesn't work with most 3rd party headphones

15 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links


As several tipsters have pointed out, the recessed iPhone headphone port means that a lot of third party headphones don't work properly: we've tested a few models already (you can see the current list after the break), but maybe you can help us out and let us know which models work / don't work in the comments -- and yes, if you have to press down on the jack to get both channels to play sound, we count that as not working. You'll need to buy a $10 headphone adapter if you want most third party headphones to function correctly, which sounds like a great business plan to us: just break an important device function, and sell the solution for fun and profit. For now, one of the few third party 'phones that do work are the Zune headphones.

Gallery: iPhone doesn't work with most 3rd party headphones | 8 Photos



Do Work
• iPod headphones
• Zune headphones (despite the tension in the air, the Zune's headphones do work on the iPhone)
• Etymotic ER6i

Don't work
• Shure E4c
• Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro
• Sony MDR-V150
• Generic wrap-around headphones
• Grado SR80

In this article: Headphone, iPhone, third party, ThirdParty, TTY
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
15 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

'Quiplash 3' is coming to Jackbox's Party Pack 7 this fall

'Quiplash 3' is coming to Jackbox's Party Pack 7 this fall

View
2020 Game Developers Conference cancels due to coronavirus

2020 Game Developers Conference cancels due to coronavirus

View
Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Impressive but impractical

Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Impressive but impractical

View
Facebook removes Discover tab in Messenger to simplify chat

Facebook removes Discover tab in Messenger to simplify chat

View
Apple blocks Clearview AI's iPhone app

Apple blocks Clearview AI's iPhone app

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr