Porkspeare, on Aug 1 2005, 12:13, said:
I too have bought one of those, i found if i push it all the way into the socket i only get mono, but i pull the jack out slightly then i get glorious stereo again.
You bought the wrong one then. The correct adapter won't do this. Some have different wiring, and the HTC BA is totally different to all the others. You probabaly aren't getting stereo sound, just either the left or right channel through both speakers.
As for hooking up to a hifi, sure, that'll work. Will probably sound crap though, my laptop is horrible hooked up to a hi-fi, and I can't imagine the phones audio hardware being any better! Depends on what you are hooking it up to in the end, if it's also crap then it won't matter much!