As much as I love the iPhone, it certainly has a few quirks. My number one complaint is the ridiculous recessed headphone jack that won’t fit nearly any headphone plug, other than skinny iPhone and iPod headphones. And it’s not like this was some naÃ¯ve accident that Apple didn’t know about… since the first day the iPhone went on sale Apple has stocked lame, overpriced adapters.
I didn’t want to spend $10, nor did I want to carry around a stupid little adapter, so I went with the free and obvious solution, trim the excess plastic off each of the audio plugs I wanted to use with my iPhone:
(left to right: Shure E3C in ear headphones, Monster FT transmitter, standard iPhone headphones)
Use a sharp knife like an Xacto to trim away just as much plastic as necessary to make the plug fit. Be careful you don’t cut too deep and slice the actual wires.