Need good wired hands free for N1

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  1. Talderon

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    Hey all,

    I need a good wired hands free kit for the N1. I LOVE the one that comes with the N1, however, the earbuds are just too damn big. :(

    I would like to have one that has controls on it. Does anyone know of any N1 specific ones out there or ones from other devices that work?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Roze

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    Have you tried the ear phones with out the pads? I found that with the ear pads they make the earpieces too big and uncomfortable. I found that helped. :)
     
  3. Talderon

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    Yeah, I have never installed the pads. I can get them in my ears, but if I move my head at all, then they just come lose and fall out. :(
     
  4. Roze

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    Awww...that sucks, the earphones are virgin snug in my ears (sorry...I had to use that phrase). I can't help you on this one, I'm a bluetooth earpiece type of person. I'm only using the stock earphones because it's cute with the android on it. :D
     
  5. Talderon

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    LOL! Nice! I like that cute little guy on it because it tells me which ear that one goes in. :p

    Thanks for replying, I may try a DIY thing that someone else did on XDA that takes those ear buds off and allows you to put a 35mm female input so you have the same controls and the mic, but your own headphones.

    Stock headphone mod - xda-developers

    More details here:

    http://www.irregular-expression.com/?p=14
     
  6. Roze

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    That's way too much electrical skills for me...the best I can do is...screw on a light bulb >_>

    hmm...the buttons on the controller has just died on me! And this is my 3rd day using the damn earphones!!! :eek: Is there a way I can reset it? *argh* :mad:
     
  7. Talderon

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    Ummm... uhhhhh... take the batteries out? You know, those micro-mini ones that you can't get too because they are so small you have to imagine they are there?

    Honestly, I have no idea really. I just want it for the inline mic.

    If I can find an already made set that will work and not cost me my other arm and leg from buying this phone, I might part with my headphones for ya. :D
     
  8. Roze

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    Very kind of you, but they should be under warranty. I'll call HTC support later tonight and see if they'll replace it for me.
     
  9. Bazan

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    The iPhone headset is pretty nice.
     
  10. Talderon

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    Does it work with the Nexus One?
     
  11. Bazan

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    Yeah, thats what I use
     
  12. Roze

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    Found the issue...it was for some strange reason caused by the Helix Launcher 2 app...when I switched back to the stock Launcher, I could use the buttons again. Now here's the funny thing...when I went back to Helix Launcher...the buttons still work! haha.
     
  13. lithium1330

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    I just did a test with both headsets (iphone 3GS vs. N1). I called my gf's iPhone and left 2 voicemails, 1st vm with the iphone headset, the 2nd with N1 headset. Both calls done within 1 min using the N1.

    My hypothesis was that the iPhone headset would sound louder/better because the mic is much closer to the mouth of the user (those not familiar with the iphone headset, the mic is on the shorter lead - ~8" from the ear-bud). Whereas, the N1 headset would offer a lower volume since the mic is hanging around my chest area (the mic is approx. 16" from the ear-bud, or ~2x the distance compared to iPhone headset).

    The result: the N1 headset actually offers better audio quality (less static, clearer and louder volume) than the iPhone headset. So, I'm a little confused to where is the mic for the N1 headset. My gf believes it could be the impedance of the headset, but I can't say for certain.

    Thoughts from others?

    BTW, the N1 ear bud is slightly larger (by 1mm or so) compared with iPhone's.
     
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