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Bose headphones and iPhone

1794 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2008 4:23 PM by Kpriest RSS
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Mar 11, 2008 12:22 PM
Has anyone used Bose QC3 headphones with their iPhone? When I try to plug in the jack that comes with the Bose headphones it does not fit quite right into the iPhone and I have to keep constant pressure on it to make the connection to be able to hear the music. So can I only use the earbuds that came with the iPhone or will it allow other brands?
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  • TXHusker Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2008 12:29 PM (in response to Kpriest)
    I have used the Bose earbuds without any issues.
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  • palmerimoots Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Mar 11, 2008 12:36 PM (in response to Kpriest)
    Apple Store sold me a new cord w/ plug-in (I think made by Bose, but not sure) for my old pair of QC3 headphones. The cord is somewhat thicker than the original one that came with the headphones. The plug fits perfectly and eliminates the hideous two-inch Belkin adapter I had been using.

    Are you saying you have recent vintage headphones that were manufactured with Iphone in mind (I don't even know if Bose has done this, by the way) and yet the plug still doesn't fit?
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  • jewlz24 Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2008 2:38 PM (in response to Kpriest)
  • tmbk2 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Mar 12, 2008 5:34 PM (in response to jewlz24)
    Can you answer calls & skip tracks etc with these, or do you have to use the phone itself?
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  • cmac76 Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2008 8:45 AM (in response to Kpriest)
    I am not neccesarily in the right topic but I thought someone here might know something about this:

    Does anyone have any information on how the Bose QC2s work with CLASSICAL music on the Ipod and Iphone? I get annoyed with having to constantly adjust volume up and down when listening to the broad range of dynamic levels in classical music.

    How do they compare to comparable models made by Ultrasone or Sennheiser? Any info would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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  • Kathylee Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Mar 16, 2008 9:03 AM (in response to Kpriest)
    All I did was to take an exacto knife and cut away the small little rubber area, exposing the top of the gold plug. That was the only thing interfering with the plug fitting into the iPhone. Works great and didn't affect the Bose at all.
    Powerbook G4, Dual PowerMac G5, 20" iMac (Core Duo), MacPro "Octo", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • woodmanmrb Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2008 9:10 AM (in response to Kpriest)
    I have QC3's and have got round the problem by buying a dedicated "Headphone Adaptor" from Apple on-line shop under accessories/cables. Basically it's a 2inch long male/female adaptor costing abouy £10 incl postage. I works very well indeed and lets me use the superiority of Bose QC3 phones or any right angled jack plug. Good luck.
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  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,560 points)
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    Mar 16, 2008 9:12 AM (in response to cmac76)
    The Bose headphones reproduce the dynamic range of classical music, which is considered a feature of classical music. The other headphones will do the same; as to which are the best that is too subjective to give a useful answer.

    I think we are threadjacking here, but if you don't want the natural dynamic range of classical (or other) music go into iTunes and enable Sound Check in the options. Then re-sync your tracks. Finally, on the iPhone go into settings and enable Sound Check there also (doing it on the iPhone only won't work; it has to be done in iTunes also so the added information is encoded into the tracks). Sound Check compresses the dynamic range of any music.
    Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac (x2), Ubuntu 7, iPhone, Windows XP Pro, Leopard


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