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Use NextRadio Without Headphones?

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By jcoinster, Senior Member on 14th April 2014, 04:42 PM
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I know reception is bad enough as I is, but if I made a better antenna from a cut headphone wire, is there a way to force the output to the speakers? Ive seen it on other phones before.

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14th April 2014, 04:50 PM |#2  
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I know reception is bad enough as I is, but if I made a better antenna from a cut headphone wire, is there a way to force the output to the speakers? Ive seen it on other phones before.

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14th April 2014, 04:56 PM |#3  
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I just went back into the app and I see the popup. I missed it the first time because I had headphones in already. Thanks!

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14th April 2014, 05:03 PM |#4  
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I do wish they could also use the USB plug as an antenna. We have awesome speakers why put headphones in.

Heck I could do without a headphone jack at all and have a small headphone to micro usb adapter. This would allow better speaker docks like ipods/phones/pad/maxipad/iPod mini/iPod nano. Etc... I know MHL works great for video/audio but I think it is a combined all or none. Would be nice to just take the audio from there.

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14th April 2014, 05:58 PM |#5  
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I was looking up some cheap 3.5 mm FM antennas that are out there. I mean. I'm sure they'll look dumb, but if they're retractable and I can play the radio at say, the beach, or something, seems worth it.

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I was looking up some cheap 3.5 mm FM antennas that are out there. I mean. I'm sure they'll look dumb, but if they're retractable and I can play the radio at say, the beach, or something, seems worth it.

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I do not see them being much better than a chopped off pair of headphones. I have headphones everywhere from flights old crappy broken ones etc...
15th April 2014, 03:28 AM |#7  
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I know reception is bad enough as I is, but if I made a better antenna from a cut headphone wire, is there a way to force the output to the speakers? Ive seen it on other phones before.

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You ever consider using Tune-In to pull in your locale channels via WIFI/cellular data connection? That is how I get my local channels, and others that are too far away. Search for Tune-In in the apps store, it is free.
15th April 2014, 03:15 PM |#8  
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I'd have no problem with Tune in but my favorite station isn't on there because they have been having stream issues for the past few months...

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