headphones don't work with ipad jack.

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    why don't my earphones work with the ipad headphone jack? I have tried bose and apple earphones.
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    is the volume off? I actually use Bose and the Apple Earbuds all the time....they both work just fine. My Bose have an on/off switch, but that has nothing to do with the earbuds.

    Remember, when you plug in your headphones you will have a different volume profile then when you unplug them...so if sound is up full blast when they are unplugged, it can be muted when you plug them in.
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    Is it a problem with the jack not going in, jbsalee?

    Do you know if there's a high level control like on the iPod?
    I don't have mine yet.
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    Make sure the plug has two black rings.
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    My Bose Noise Cancellation 3 with telephone cable works just fine.
    I love to use them for Skype calls and watching movies etc.
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    I have same problem. Is the color of the rings important? The one from my Ipod has two rings but there are white. A Sony headset has two but they are green
    tnx
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    I have Bose and my jack won't fit my iPad.
    I was told I need to purchase an adapter from Apple is this correct?
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    Welcome to the site
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    Thanks for all the help...I got my Bose's to work...and the music really sounds great.
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    This really helped!! I checked for the two rings and they was there. I just had to push real hard.
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    "I just had to push real hard." Same problem. Same solution!
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    Hi I'm having trouble with the same head phones are you using a different jack than
    what they came with. I turn the volume on the I pad down and no sound turn the
    Volume up an I get sound from bothe iPad and phones. Any thoughts
    Thanks magick
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    Magic here thx. The push worked.
    Best

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