WHY AEROPLANES HAVE TWO AUXILIARY INPUTS
With tens of thousands of people travelling the world daily on aeroplanes, most commercial airlines offer creature comforts such as inflight entertainment. This normally consists of a collection of the latest and greatest blockbuster movies, films and series – and, of course, an entire library of music for their customers to enjoy while sitting on their arses for hours on end.
And, to be quite frank, there is little to do otherwise. So thank goodness we have the luxury of at least having something to binge.
What usually happens is you are handed a set of earphones, provided by the crew, then you plug them in and away you go. The only issue is that, most of the time, these earphones are seriously uncomfortable, cheap and not nearly loud enough to prevent you from hearing that baby crying two rows down.
Ahh, so why not plug in your set of Bose noise-cancelling headphones instead? Well, to put it simply, you can't. Airlines specifically change the auxiliary input to require two jacks and not just the standard 3.5mm one.
Why, you ask? Well, it's for preventing passengers from stealing the inflight earphones as you are required to hand them back in after landing. If you keep them, you will have absolutely no use for them.
So, the solution is to invest in an adaptor that you can take with you on your next flight. This will allow you to use your comfortable headphones in flight and not need to use the airline ones.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Hi-Fi Insider, on Review: The Awesome RHA Wireless Airline Adaptor