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Accessories 3.5 mm jack problem. Need earphones ASAP!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rotormaster, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Rotormaster

    Rotormaster Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys. I urgently need some earphones but there is only one thing in my way. I at least tried the supplied htc items but they are utterly useless. So, has anybody come up with a fix for the TRS/TTRS issue? There was a thread where someone mentioned using selo tape or something to cover some of the metal bands in the jack, I tried this (I think) but it didn't work, I covered the metal band up top on the side toward the screen but it did nothing. I really need to sort this out soon because I want to get some new senheisers but they use a TRS connector and I don't want to spend $90 on something that isn't going to work properly.

    Any ideas to make TRS earphones work with the desire?
     

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  2. SUroot

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    TRS will work with the TRRS socket it seems. Some do, some don't.

    The issue is that the socket is recessed in such a way that some trs jacks do not make contact properly / fully, resulting in low volume.

    I haven't bought any replacements yet, but I have seen Ultimate earbuds recommended.
     
  3. Rotormaster

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    Oh I know it will work, just a lot quieter. I already have senheiser earphones with TRS and they work but only at around 50%-60% of they're potential performance. The problem is mine kaput and sound only comes out of one side , which is useless with stereo sound. Cheers for your input.

    I would like to get some earphones tomorrow, does anyone have any information that could shine even a little hope on being able to use TRS (properly) with my desire?
     
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    Nooooooooooooo, thats not what I'm saying at all.

    Some TRS will work at low volume due to a bad connection (because of the socket recess + the moulding on the headphone jack itself)

    Other TRS will work at full volume like a TRRS will, Such as Ultimate ear buds.

    Although the adaptor mentioned above may be a good, cheap test
     
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  7. Rotormaster

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    I see.

    Cheers, although I would hate having to have that extra weight and bulk on the cord.
     
  8. Rotormaster

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    This is driving me insane!! It should be a law that all such connections are manufactured using a universal plug! What a nightmare!
     
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    Well at least that the socket should be a set shape / depth.

    Personally It's not a problem with TRS / TRRS, it's HTC who have dropped the ball here.
     
  10. Rotormaster

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    Oh well, no matter, I got my senheisers today:D.
     
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    Are they good?

    Which did you get?
     
  12. Rotormaster

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    CX300 II, work great mate! :)
     
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