headphones antennea for FM Radio??

I understand the headphones are the antennea for the fm player. If I use a different set of headphones, will they still act as the antennea??

Thank you kindly.


If anybody still cares, I use a Sony MDR-G45 and get great reception.  This has a 4.5 foot cable; I’ve found anything longer to snag on any available protrusion.  You’ll get best results with a longer, unshielded cable hanging freely (don’t wrap or coil it).

No, they probably aren’t the greatest sound quality, but I’m not an audiophile; reception is my priority.

Correct. Shielded basically means an extra layer of protection from noise. But some people like good audio though including myself.