NightGhost wrote:That's not what the salesman who sold me the 8GB model told me (I have the 32GB, which came with a headset w/mic). I think you just made the rest of my family very happy!
Not all salesmen are as informed as myself. The 32GB 3rd and 64GB both include a headset, and that's probably why he didn't know.
Yup, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB 2nd gen models can all use a headset. It doesn't need to be the Apple headset either. I've used the headset from my Blackberry Curve and one from a Nokia N800 without issue.
Any 3.5mm stereo headset should work just fine. The only drawback is that you won't have volume controls. Also, there are companies that make microphone adapters now to allow you to use any headphones as a headset.