Why on a pro audio device is the headphone jack 3.5mm and not 6.5mm??
Is this because we are into the Igeneration??.
Not only is it small, my BB’s jack seems to be of questions quality, where lightly touching the jack plug causes one side to drop in and out or some distortion to occur
Tried the same headphones on all the kids iphones and was not able to replicate the dropout/distortion so its does seem like the BB phone jack is a bit suss.
The more I insert the jack plug, the better it seems to get so maybe there is just some grunge or solder fouling it up.
It is a minor issue, but does mean I cannot use my ‘built like a russian tank’ pro phones without an adaptor plug, and cannot stand upright with the only pair of crappy 3.5mm phones I own, with its diminitive 1m lead.
When i ran a small recording studio, it was guitarists bending down to adjust their pedals, standing on the phone lead, then standing up and ripping the phones off their head (or the leads out of the phones) that contributed to the death of every pair of ‘domestic’ phones ever bought.
Once i gave up trying to glue/solder headphones back together and got the AKG’s with replaceable parts and russian army spec leads, i never lost another set.
I am yet to rip the headphones off my head using BB, but it won’t be long I’m sure.
The last thing a 3.5mm jack needs is the leverage of an adaptor and a 6.5mm jack plug hang out of it, especially considering this is the jack closest to the foot pedal switch and the most likely one to get stomped on my mistake.