This is not about about a headset with microphone. So don’t direct me to that list of compatibles. I am talking about normal stereo earphones no microphone or any fancy buttons mkay?.
Bought the FP2 this July. After losing my last earphones and not being able to replace them because they were 10 years (yes!) old, I invested in some time to listen and choose a new pair of earphones.
Last week, I bought them. Standard, stereo, 3.5mm jack.
I plug it into the FP2, start the music, all perfect.
I put the phone into my pocket.
Music plays. New track comes up.
“eh… not in the mood for that, gotta change to the next track”.
Because the FP does not have Volume Rocker Audio controls, I have to take my phone out of the pocket to change the track.
While taking the phone out of the pocket, the earphone jack unplugs, just a millimeter and the connection is lost. I hear nothing.
It takes literally next to no force to unplug the earphone jack. When held by the cable, the weight of the phone itself is enough to uplug itself.
Today, I cross-checked with my office workmates and their phones. I tried SONY Xperias, a HTC, a Huawei, iPhones, Nexus 6 and even an FP1 and the jack fits snugly in all of them and I feel a distinct “click” when doing so.
Things i’ve done:
- check headphones with other phones - earphones work perfect
- check other headphones with FP2 - same problem with all
- checked forum
– cleaned the Headphone connector - no gunk found
– tried with the cover off - no change in jack-in-depth
– replaced the Headphone module - No, I think if I should have do that, the part + shipping should be free because warranty
Pictures, maybe a Video will follow soon, tonight if I can make it.
I am happy for all helpful helping helps
PS: Don’t judge my choice. They sound best for me. Also, I believe lossy MP3 from a youtube video or whatever, decoded with a crappy Mobile Phone DAC doesn’t require 400$ earbuds.
20161207: Made a picture of the whole situation.