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How To Solder a 3.5mm, ⅛", or Mini Headphone Connector

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CNET [09/06/16, via CNET]
No headphone jack, no problem: 7 ways to output audio from the iPhone 7 As everyone knows by now, Apple finally worked up the "courage" to eliminate the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones. According to Phil Schiller, head of marketing, the decision was based on three reasons: firstly to show off [...]

Mac Rumors [06/23/16, via Mac Rumors]
Here's What a Headphone Jack to Lightning Adapter Looks Like The outrage is as palpable as it is comical. Then everyone calms down. The news cycle moves on. People buy the new Apple device anyway. Life continues. All competitors copy Apple's once-controversial move. And technology ends up in a better place as a [...]

CNET [04/13/16, via CNET]
Bose changed its headphones to satisfy Apple, and everybody wins Over the years the headphone plug or connector on Bose's headphones has changed, going from L-shaped to straight. In the headphone world, the conventional wisdom once was that a L-shaped plug was typically more durable. Also, the stubbier L-shaped [...]

Mac Rumors [09/20/16, via Mac Rumors]
Teardown Confirms Digital-to-Analog Converter in Lightning EarPods and 3.5mm Adapter Vietnamese website Tinhte has shared a teardown of Apple's new Lightning EarPods and Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter included in the box with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The video confirms that, as expected, each accessory is equipped with a [...]

@revquixo You could rewire your din to the neo Geo pinout and use the headphone jack

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[03/12/16, via]
Headphones Problem Should I Replace My 3.5mm jack ? I Opened The Headphones to see the wiring specs and they were as follows.. 1) Ground Going from 3.5mm jack to both left and right headphones. 2) left audio cable to left speakers and right audio cable to right speakers. [...]

[02/16/16, via Macdaily News]
Analysts: ‘iPhone 7’ likely to dump 3.5mm headphone jack for second speaker “Apple’s next-generation iPhone — expected to abandon a 3.5mm headphone jack — will probably replace the part with a second speaker, according to a Barclays research memo obtained,” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider. “To power the ... [...]

[01/27/16, via Macworld Mac Central]
How to get a Mac laptop's headphone jack to work reliably Reader Jeremy Saklad reports a problem many have experienced over many years, including yours truly: My Retina MacBook Pro has recently stopped detecting headphones properly ... it’s possible the jack’s wiring is damaged or internal circuitry has ... [...]

[01/19/16, via 9 to 5 Mac]
iOS 9 code suggests iPhone 7 could experiment with Li-Fi tech, likely confirms headphone jack going away It’s been widely reported that the iPhone 7 is destined to ditch the dated headphone jack in favor of wireless audio solutions and a Lightning adapter for wired headphones and speakers, and now internal iOS software code seems to all but confirm the rumor. [...]

[01/12/16, via The Week]
iPhone 6S: patent shows Apple is working on waterproof phone "When water enters into the device housing, some high powered components and wiring are often subject to damage even when a minimal amount of water enters the electronic device. "In particular, corrosion of soldered components is quite common and can lead ... [...]

Headphone Dummy Load

Like full sized dummy speaker loads, there are a couple of things to consider when choosing resistors to test headphone amplifiers. That being said, because headphones require far less power than speakers, your resistor choices here are more forgiving.No reason not to do this right, however :) Considerations: Resistance, power rating, precision, and inductance (or lack thereof).Resistance... ...or in this context, impedance. While speakers typically come in 4, 6 and 8 ohm varieties, headphone...

Hifiman HE-400S Headphones

Matthew Sampson takes a listen to the Hifiman HE-400S planar headphones costing $300 (£239).Being objective is difficult, especially when you go in with a strong bias. I wanted to be right, more than anything else, because I wanted to feel good about a personal purchase. When I got the Hifiman HE-400S, I already had experience with planar headphones, in the form of my Fostex TH500RP. They were bigger, they were sturdily built, they were luxuriously appointed, and, perhaps most importantly,...

Listen Up: UTV Audio Buyers Guide

You would think with all the horsepower and suspension these UTVs come with that the stock MSRP would at least include some kind of sound system as well. Heck even a weak two speaker system is better than nothing and would satisfy most owners. Besides maybe some new UTV tires or additional LED lighting, it’s safe to say the majority of side-by-side owners instantly upgrade their ride with some way to pump out tunes, whether it be a simple portable speaker or a full on multi-speaker package...

If you kill the headphone jack, you need to replace it with something better

Enlarge/ Little ol' headphone jack's causing a big ol' fuss.Andrew CunninghamAs the rumors that the next iPhone will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack have intensified, I’ve been keeping tabs on the specific argument that Daring Fireball’s John Gruber made yesterday: that removing the headphone jack from the iPhone is the modern-day equivalent of removing the floppy drive from the iMac in the late '90s. It caused some pain at the time, but it was the way things were moving anyway, and in the...