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 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



I picked up a nice little shelf unit for my office this weekend. We went to set it up and lo and behold, no headphone jack. Now mind you, this thing has all the updated bells and whistles (Bluetooth, USB ports and other features I probably won't even use). Foolishly, I assumed it had a headphone jack. I should have asked but you know what they say about assuming. My wonderful Grado cans are looking very forlorn on the shelf.

Now I have to go out and buy a Bluetooth headphone adapter OR drop more cash for a set of Bluetooth headphones. I am going to go with adapter for now but boy does this get me longing for the good old days when the world was full of headphone jacks.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I still have my original Sony Walkman which I bought....I don't know when, around 1989. I have it on my bookshelf and I only have it to gaze at these days, and 'remember when'. I have 3 TDK Cassettes left over too!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Try to buy a low-cost receiver with a phonograph or tape deck input. You'll have to shell out big bucks to get either of those. Inputs for any legacy media that don't use HDMI are in short supply.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Try to buy a low-cost receiver with a phonograph or tape deck input. You'll have to shell out big bucks to get either of those. Inputs for any legacy media that don't use HDMI are in short supply.

Unfortunately my office has limited space due to my work equipment. This is a middle market unit that fits nicely and has a wonderful sound. I am going to go with the adapter for now and see how that works. I am actually playing the unit now sans the headphones and it's great. I can't always do do that due to the rest of the family being around.

Thanks for the advice though Bob. I appreciate it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

The good old days for me are the late 70s and the early 80s! Granted I was only about three years old, but that's when I came into my own.wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Wanna trade, E?

I just, out of necessity, had to buy a new 5 cd changer-bookshelf unit for my cave.
Found 1 place that had one in town, which has a headphone jack but won't adapt my iPod, something which the last one did do!
Oh, it has a cassette deck also....?!?!?!

So yes, methods of play are getting harder to deal with...unless your a cassette & LP person (again....?!?!?!)

-Sean

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Eee-Dee, depending on what is on the back panel for speaker jacks, it may be worth considering buying an adapter cord from Circuit City or some place like that.
For example, speaker plugs on one end leading to a headphone jack on the other end.

The pic in the Amazon link below shows what I mean.
But like I say, it would depend on what jacks are in the back of the unit.
If the speaker jacks aren't RCA-type (if it even has jacks at all), then I guess my idea is moot. frown

https://www.amazon.ca/Cable-Stereo-Female-Y-Cable-30S1-01260/dp/B000I23TTE/ref=pd_cp_23_1/132-3796031-1110434?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TAV9WVV9EACVPTRMJE1C

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

As far as I'm concerned, the Good Old Days were '65-75, when everything was simple yet so different!

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Eee-Dee, depending on what is on the back panel for speaker jacks, it may be worth considering buying an adapter cord from Circuit City or some place like that.
For example, speaker plugs on one end leading to a headphone jack on the other end.

The pic in the Amazon link below shows what I mean.
But like I say, it would depend on what jacks are in the back of the unit.
If the speaker jacks aren't RCA-type (if it even has jacks at all), then I guess my idea is moot. frown

https://www.amazon.ca/Cable-Stereo-Female-Y-Cable-30S1-01260/dp/B000I23TTE/ref=pd_cp_23_1/132-3796031-1110434?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TAV9WVV9EACVPTRMJE1C



Oct, so THAT's what my husband was talking about. There is an "aux in" port in the rear of the unit so I am not sure it will work. We set it up so late last night that I didn't look beyond the adapter. If I can rig it this way then it will work better than the adapter and may cost less.

Thanks for suggesting this. I have to ask though....do you really have a Circuit City near you? Ours closed long ago and became P. C. Richards. I haven't heard that name in so long.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Wanna trade, E?

I just, out of necessity, had to buy a new 5 cd changer-bookshelf unit for my cave.
Found 1 place that had one in town, which has a headphone jack but won't adapt my iPod, something which the last one did do!
Oh, it has a cassette deck also....?!?!?!

So yes, methods of play are getting harder to deal with...unless your a cassette & LP person (again....?!?!?!)

-Sean


Sean, my husband bought a 5 cd changer for me a few years ago and it lasted exactly 18 months. It looks brand new and could probably be fixed by someone willing to tinker with it. I bought a single disc player that actually takes my iPod but it's a bear to work with due to the receiver and the equalizer and not worth the hassle. I LOVE that yours has a cassette desk too. Who knew?

The only equipment in our house that we can rely on is our set of Klipsch Cornwalls!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Oct, so THAT's what my husband was talking about. There is an "aux in" port in the rear of the unit so I am not sure it will work. We set it up so late last night that I didn't look beyond the adapter. If I can rig it this way then it will work better than the adapter and may cost less.
Thanks for suggesting this. I have to ask though....do you really have a Circuit City near you? Ours closed long ago and became P. C. Richards. I haven't heard that name in so long.



That's a big nope on the Circuit City--I was a Radio Shack boy growing up.
Then they disappeared literally overnight and, one by one, they were replaced by The Source.
But it just wasn't the same. Radio Shack was like Disneyland for the hobbyist, and The Source comes nowhere near that level.
It's funny how this has made me all misty, reminiscing about what an audio geek I used to be!

Anyway, so then I take it that the speakers are either attached or the cables are hard-connected right into the casing of the unit? The "aux in" would generally have nothing to do with speakers or phones.
That sucks.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 8:53 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I can't believe I long for the good old days. Damn I'm an old fart.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 9:39 PM   
 By:   Rexor   (Member)

Now I have to go out and buy a Bluetooth headphone adapter OR drop more cash for a set of Bluetooth headphones. I am going to go with adapter for now but boy does this get me longing for the good old days when the world was full of headphone jacks.


A cheap USB to headphone jack adapter should work.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HPYSC4O/ref=asc_df_B01HPYSC4O5384997/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B01HPYSC4O&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167140037427&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8350068489770744574&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003735&hvtargid=pla-309875163255


-Rex

 
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