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Why dont quality headphone makers mut a mic-out on thier cans?

post #1 of 28
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It cant be THAT hard to put a 3.5mm jack on the side of a headphone...

The companies that do it often overprice it horribly
    
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As that is not their target audience, most people who purchase quality headphones can't think of anything worse.
    
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Why dont you put one there your self. Buy 7 feet of your favorit cable, the female jack. 2 male jacks. Get a soldering iron, drill, hot glue gun..


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post #4 of 28
It's yet again another groundpoint that can cause inductance with the rest of the headphones internals, when touching it for example. Can also react as an antenna to electromagnetic signals.

These things, how minuscule/nonaudible their effect is, are by all means avoided in headfi-gear. Especially when you pay 300 or up for a headphone.
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Because there childish? and think of there own peckish needs? All Headphones should have built in microphones now..... we are not in the past.... this is the future! Things should be more advanced now, not missing features
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If I bought a pair of $250 headphones that were mainly used to listen to music I would be kind of embarrassed to walk around with a mic sticking out of the side of them.
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post #7 of 28
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They dont have to put it inside the can, Just mould it to the outside.

And i cant see it causing any more interference than a clip on mic
    
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
If I bought a pair of $250 headphones that were mainly used to listen to music I would be kind of embarrassed to walk around with a mic sticking out of the side of them.
Thats why I was suggesting a mic jack. so you could plug in a mini mic like this to talk on vent/skype ect. And you could just unplug it when your listening to music.

Its such a minor thing, and considering a significant chunk (speculating) of their customers use a computer to voice chat, I don't know why no one has done it yet.
Edited by gunhound45 - 5/26/11 at 3:03am
    
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post #9 of 28
Zalman clip on mic.
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also, typo in the thread title
    
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