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Initial post: Oct 22, 2012 2:04:28 PM PDT
Are there earphones available that fit Kindle Fire? Can't find one that Amazon offers for this item

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2012 2:09:40 PM PDT
Erich says:
Any headphones will work. There's no need for a Fire specific model.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:34:34 AM PST
Sanibel444 says:
Not TRUE! I cant use my ipod earbuds. And have tried several others that claim to fit kindle fire. Still searching since I don't want to pay more than $20.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:53:31 AM PST
Interesting. I use my iPhone earbuds on my Kindle Keyboard with no problems. Does the Fire have a different jack?

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:57:07 AM PST
Carbonbased says:
It's a standard 3.5mm earbud jack. If you can't hear anything, check to make sure the jack is fully seated and you have turned the volume up on the Fire--Gear; Volume; orange bar goes all the way to the right.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:12:05 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2012 10:21:16 AM PST
Any 3.5 plug will work. The 3.5 plugs are pretty much universal these days. You can get 3.5mm ear buds at Wal-Mart for $5 that work just fine.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 10:18:46 AM PST
I have used at least 6 different sets that I have had around the house with no problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:24:06 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
If they plug in they should work. Make sure you are pushing it in all the way. If they are not working you could have a faulty device. You might want to restart the Fire and see if that fixes it. If not contact customer service.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 10:26:51 AM PST
Ariel Taylor says:
I'm using the Sony earphones that I use for my generic mp3 player. I believe that you can get them on this website for around $10.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 11:55:55 AM PST
U can use any ear buds. The fix is that u have to turn down volume all the way. Grand daughters just figured it out

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 12:14:43 PM PST
The official case I purchased with the Kindle HD did not have an opening large enough for the headphone plugs on most of my headphones to seat properly but they all work fine with the case removed.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 10:36:15 AM PST
I have some headphones that I use for xbox 360, but the headphones barely work for Kindle Fire. I can barely hear any sound.

Posted on May 4, 2013 2:27:45 AM PDT
I have just bought the kindle fire hd and I can't find the jack you guys are talking about. Only a flat shaped one next to the charger socket. Help!

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 3:33:06 AM PDT
@V. Knappett: Hold the Fire with the charger socket on the right. The power switch is now at the top of the Fire. Look to the left of the power switch. You'll see the headphone socket there.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 3:34:26 AM PDT
Thank you it wa hidden by the case :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 3:35:51 AM PDT
@V. Knappett: It was partly hidden on mine as well. Enjoy. :>)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2014 4:20:30 PM PDT
Emma says:
A kindle fire has a standard jack size

Posted on May 16, 2014 11:26:15 PM PDT
godha says:
It was hidden because of my case! Thank you so much! :)

Posted on May 17, 2014 5:35:58 AM PDT
Mary McManus says:
Apple's earbuds work fine in the Fire for me.

Posted on May 31, 2014 6:19:55 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 6:27:47 AM PDT
Erich says:
Oh boy. It's going to be one of those days around here, isn't it?

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 4:44:31 AM PDT
Donna says:
not all earphones work. Some are too small--cover on or off.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2014 4:50:32 AM PDT
If you have earbuds for an older phone, it may be 2.5mm size, which is too small. But that size isn't used so much now, 3.5 is the standard.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2015 3:55:11 PM PST
D Nalop says:
insert the ear phone plug, turn the volume down and then turn it up slowly and the audio magically comes on. It worked for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2016 6:59:36 AM PST
Headphones with a built in microphone (small thin plastic oblong device halfway down the wire) will not work with Kindle Fire. Earplugs or headphones which only have wire connecting to the jack plug from the ear plugs will work.
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