Apple in-ear headphones with remote and mic: plug is different? (pics)

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by dbsecnd, May 30, 2009.

  1. dbsecnd

    dbsecnd New Member

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    I recently purchased the new Apple in-ear earphones with remote and mic. I realized that the plug used on these headphones are different from the ones on regular apple headphones.

    Here is the box

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    and here is the regular plug on the left and the new in-ear plug on the right

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    I remember seeing from online reviews that the plugs on both headphones are identical. Did Apple recently changed the plugs on their headphones?
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    Fishman9809 Active Member

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    left plug has standard headphone only jack (2 stripes)

    right plug has standard headphone w/ mic jack (3 stripes)
  3. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Nothing wrong with that, it's meant to look like that

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    Can't remember what the extra one is for, I'm assuming it's the mic.
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    woops my bad i meant the shape of the grip not the rings. The regular ones have short and wide plug grip and the new in-ear ones have long skinny plug grip
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Oh... Must be changed for the ones with the mic and volume rocker? iPod Shuffle pair has the same style plug as well.
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    Must have changed recently, mine still has the old one. Mine's Week 8, so it's older.
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    Hm, yeah, mine's older as well, from last winter. Here's mine.

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