I recently bought a new smartphone - HTC One V. I noticed that its 3.5mm headphones jack socket design is a little bit different than what I'm used to - it's not completely flat:
Therefore, when I plug in my headphones, part of the plug is still outside:
I know that the important part of the plug is connected to the socket and that the part that is outside doesn't connect to anything, but I noticed that there are noises when I listen to music while walking or running, and I think that it has to do with the connectivity of the headphones jack.
Could it be related to the rounded headphones jack design? Could this design cause connectivity problems?
I see this jack design more and more today, yet it looks less safe and less stable than the regular flat jack design.