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Old 04-25-2006, 10:30 PM   #1
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Okay call this a stupid question, but I'm wondering what the headphones are like on American Airlines planes. Seatguru.com says you can bring your own, so are they like regular headphones? I am also wondering if I can use them on an airtran plane. Any good responce would be great.

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Old 04-26-2006, 08:06 AM   #2
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Well, their headphones are small with the small plugs. I bring the one that I have from my discman.
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Okay call this a stupid question, but I'm wondering what the headphones are like on American Airlines planes.* Seatguru.com says you can bring your own, so are they like regular headphones?* I am also wondering if I can use them on an airtran plane.* Any good responce would be great.:)

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If I remember correctly, AA uses the standard headphone plug outlets unlike some airlines, such as US Air, which uses the dual plugs (EHA-18) which require a readily available adapter for you to use a headset. I haven't flown on AA for about 4 years now, but if things haven't changed, they provide smallish headsets which don't even totally cover your ears.

You can bring your own headset. Many travelers bring "noise cancelling" headsets on board with them which dramatically improve listening quality.
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Old 06-12-2006, 09:49 AM   #4
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If I remember correctly, AA uses the standard headphone plug outlets unlike some airlines, such as US Air, which uses the dual plugs (EHA-18)
I'm reasonably certain that you're correct - the single standard plug that you would use for an Ipod, Walkman, or most other listening devices. I don't run across the dual plugs that much anymore, but they are still some out there.
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They have the plug like my walkman does. The headset is actually 2 earbuds (the kind that you slip into your ears), just like my walkman came with.
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I fly American all the time. iPod and other MP3 players work on their plugs. Some people have said that the don't get the sound "in stereo" when using their personal headphones, but I haven't had that problem. I see many people now with the Bose noise-cancelling headphones, and when I've asked, they've said they prefer them to all other headphones they have tried, including their iPod. I don't want to spend the money, so I continue to use my iPod headphones, which are okay. If you go to any BestBuy, Circuit City, Target, whatever, you can get an inexpensive pair that should work fine. Just look for ones that fit iPod and I know they will fit.
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Last time I flew American I brought my own noise cancelling earphones that I got at Target for about $30. They work with my portable DVD player and my Ipod and worked fine with the American plugs as well. The noise cancelling earphones are more comfortable than the issued earplugs and you can hear better.
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Used AA's headsets - don't like 'em. Bring your own.
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Used AA's headsets - don't like 'em.* Bring your own.
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I agree..Bring your own..We also use the IPod headphones..
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Originally posted by Jason's Storm@Apr 25 2006, 08:30 PM
Okay call this a stupid question, but I'm wondering what the headphones are like on American Airlines planes.* Seatguru.com says you can bring your own, so are they like regular headphones?* I am also wondering if I can use them on an airtran plane.* Any good responce would be great.

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Not a stupid question at all - I used to fly Delta internationally all the time, and I was dismayed to find that their headphones still require the dual-prongs, while all other airlines (in my experience) including AA have gone to the single-plug. Having a comfortable pair of headphones, especially on a long-haul flight, truly can make the experience more tolerable. After my Delta experience, I carry adaptors with me all the time - just in case!

If you want a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones without the $200+ price tag from Bose, try Sony, sold in most airport Brookstone stores. They're about $70, and I find have excellent quality.
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