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#43583 21-Oct-2009 14:41
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Hi

The phone I am looking at only has a 2.5mm jack for the head phones.

Are there reasonalble priced earbuds I can can buy that have 2.5mm jacks.

Where would I buy them as I have never seen 2.5mm earbuds for sale...


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  #265684 21-Oct-2009 14:46
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You can pick up a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adaptor from Dick Smiths for not much more than $2 or $3.



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  #265687 21-Oct-2009 14:57
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thx. thats true. But I really hate those adaptors.




 
 
 
 


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  #265688 21-Oct-2009 14:57
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i wouldn't recommend an adapter as it will put additional strain on the phone aside from adding additional length to the connection, can make it very bulky in the pocket- i had to do the same several yrs ago and would never use an adapter for a phone again (not that i'd ever get a phone with a 2.5mm plug again)



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  #265691 21-Oct-2009 15:07
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I have been awaiting for a new Nokia flip to arrive and it has with the

nokia-3710

http://www.nokia.co.nz/find-products/all-phones/nokia-3710-fold

Yes.. Im very sad to see it has a 2.5mm jack. WHY do they do this?

But there must be a supply of 2.5mm ear buds if Nokia makes phone with this type of Jack..







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  #265785 21-Oct-2009 20:33
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i suggest you try the earbuds that come with it :) - otherwise if no good 2.5mm upgrade available (doubtful) you could go down the stereo bluetooth route..

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  #265790 21-Oct-2009 20:42
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I'd go bluetooth to be honest. :)

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  #265795 21-Oct-2009 20:54
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I would agree with the Bluetooth comment as the sound transfer is generally very good. Unfortunately many are quite bulky and you can not get the in ear type. I tried a 2.5mm-3.5mm stereo adapter cable ($4 on trademe) on my Nokia E71 It works ok but seems to create a bit of noise that you do not get on the 2.5mm buds supplied with the phone (which unfortunately are rubbish otherwise)

 
 
 
 


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  #265798 21-Oct-2009 21:07
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the earphones that come with the Nokias are shyte. I have an adaptor, seems to do the job usually.

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  #265803 21-Oct-2009 21:13
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My Bose headset came with a 3.5mm->2.5mm adaptor which I use with my Nokia E51 and there is no annoyance or noticeable degradation in sound quality. I don't see why such an adaptor purchased as a cheap accessory would perform any differently.

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  #265812 21-Oct-2009 21:28
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not true fostercrif- sennheiser mm200 are an earbud bluetooth headset.


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  #265828 21-Oct-2009 21:52
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I have a bluetooth headset that I got from Noel Leemings for $60 as the E71 has the 2.5 mm on the side. The bluetooth headset works great.

I watched a movie a while ago and one of the characters had some tiny bluetooth earbuds he uses walking through the city at the start of the movie. Any ideas of the brand?




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  #265838 21-Oct-2009 22:08
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You could probably cut a 3.5mm plug off and solder a 2.5mm one on.  Probably not much better than a 2.5mm plug to 3.5mm socket adapter though.

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  #265906 22-Oct-2009 06:40
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Thanks Canterbury. I imagine being Sennheiser they would cost a few dollars. About the extra noise with some adaptors.. I think it has something do do with the fact the 2.5mm phone sockets (as any other phone socket) are designed for stereo plus a mic and some of the stereo only adaptors do not line up properly with the internal connections of the phone creating a bit of interference.

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  #265954 22-Oct-2009 08:58
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What kind of adapters are you talking about? I think DSE only has the chunky ones that sit on the end of the cable, useless in my opinion. The ones on trade me I've seen are smaller with a short cable attached which seems like it'd be better. Alasta, what is the Bose one like?

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  #265959 22-Oct-2009 09:09
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Check out this on TradeMe.

I think I'll buy one.




 

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