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Headphones for laptop

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 08:34 pm
Are headphones standard - can all laptops use the same headphones? I want to get headphones for watching movies/shows on my laptop without bothering anyone else.

My computer, if it matters, is a Asus Notebook running Windows 7.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 08:46 pm
@littlek,
As far as I understand, most laptops have some kind of headphone or output speaker jack and as long as the headphone itself has the right size male connection to the female jack then it should work with the laptop.

Worst case scenario, if your computer doesn't have a speaker outlet or head phone connection, if it has a USB port, you could try some wireless headphones.

Or Bluetooth connected headphones if your laptop has a Bluetooth connection.
littlek
 
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Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 09:55 pm
@tsarstepan,
I've got a jack. So, is it just a matter of hit or miss? Can I discover the size of my jack, or will it be a standard size?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 10:07 pm
@littlek,
It's my understanding that headphone jacks for such electronics as laptops, mp3 players etc are standardized, I have 4 sets of headphones bought for different devices and they are all interchangeable. the older type were RCA jacks and were much larger.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 10:19 pm
When I was looking for head phones with mic for the desktop, Izzie was very firm that I should get something that worked with USB ports. I'm using a Logitech with selector for voice and music, and has volumn control on the right ear phone instead of dangling around in the middle of the wire.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 10:24 pm
@littlek,
Standard 3.5 mm stereo jack.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS_connector

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 10:31 pm
@littlek,
I would fathom to say that most are indeed of a standard size.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 10:56 pm
@littlek,
Take it in to a local Radio Shack and they can tell you exactly what type of jack connector you need. They also have small selection of good headphones.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 01:56 am
every laptop has a totally standard jack that any ole headphones will work with. unless you're a sound geek, which you are not, you can just choose from the most common headphones. same as for mp3 players. so, go for comfort since you'll have them on your head/in your ears for couple hours at the time.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 06:29 am
@littlek,
littlek wrote:
Are headphones standard - can all laptops use the same headphones?

Yes and yes. Headphone jacks are standardized and come in one of two sizes: 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch. All laptops I've seen have 1/8 inch female jacks. So yes, you can you can use any headphone that works with one laptop with any other laptop.

Edit: 1/8 inch = DrewDad's 3.5 mm.
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 09:05 am
Thank you all! Good points to take to the store with me. I hadn't thought at all about comfort, Dasha!
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franki
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 03:02 am
@Thomas,
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ilikefollows
 
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Reply Fri 17 May, 2013 02:46 am
@franki,
All laptops headphones are same but yes there are some problem in jake sometimes so be careful for it.
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makejus
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 03:08 am
@littlek,
Thanks you very much news, I think it is a very good wireless headset handy it allows you to listen to stereo music through Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or music player, while ensuring that you never miss a call
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nazia08
 
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Reply Fri 7 Mar, 2014 10:34 pm
I've already bought the Creative Labs wireless headphones that use bluetooth and they're horrible!! Takes for ever to get a signal and then they can cut out after about a minute. Anybody have any suggestions for better ones that are also small?? Thanks to all who can help
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