Problems with cheap earphones and Eris Music PlayerGeneral


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  1. tjbessey

    tjbessey Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am wondering if anyone has a similar problem. The other day I forgot my skullcandy ear buds at home and picked up a cheap pair at the gym to use while working out. My music player went nuts. Has anyone else experienced that?

    tj
     

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    I've had a ongoing battle with the aux-in cable on my car radio making the Eris go wonky every time I hit a bump; I kind of assumed it was a loose-fitting plug making the Eris think that the headphone has been removed (which apparently developers can use to trigger an action). And just today I used a new pair of headphones (not cheap) , and have had the Eris shut down Pandora a half dozen times, and even change to a different app that I haven't run in weeks. None of these things ever happen when I use my old faithful Sony ear buds.
     
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    I have about 4 sets of earbuds, sport, $3 iphone compatable, skull candy but all have a mic incorporated in them. Maybe it has something to do with head phones w/out a mic?
     
  4. Gevis

    Gevis Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by "Went nuts"? I wonder if there was a problem with the 3.5mm male part....maybe it was a little too short or something? Maybe this is even a problem with your 3.5mm jack.

    By the way...how long have you had your skull candy ear buds?

    I love the sound quality and the fact that they're almost noise cancelling, but I've had 2 pairs and both of them had one of the headphones just stop working at around 3 months.
     
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    n2imagination Well-Known Member

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    I had the same thing happen the other day by plugging in a headphone pigtail to an external speaker in the garage while working on the car. The music was jumping from one song to another and pausing, etc. I think it must have something to do with the spacing of the connectors on the plug. It works fine with every set of headphones I have used, headphone or not.
     
  6. tjbessey

    tjbessey Member This Topic's Starter

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    My skullcandy buds do not have a mic on them. I have owned them for a little over a year and they are awesome. With the cheap buds my player started playing 3 seconds of a song and skipping to the next. It was crazy.

    tj
     
  7. justindri

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    I also have had an issue with my music playing skipping, stopping, and generally jumping around while working out at the gym. Is it a hard ware issue or a head phone issue?

    Justin
     
  8. Solitary

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    i highly doubt its because of the headphones..or any other kind of connection for that matter ( AUX cable or anything similar)
     
  9. brain

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    I had this happen to me with AUX port in a car.
    Here is what I've noticed:
    When music starts skipping and jumping all over, the notification bar shows Headphones with MIC icon which should be just headphones icon.
    All i did was unplugged the cord and plugged it back in and it worked fine.
    Tried it on few different occasions and it worked every time.
    I compared the length and spacing of the bands on 3.5mm jack and it matches to all my headphones, but it only happens in a car.
    Don't know why its happening but could be due to resistance it sees through the phone jack.

    hope it helps
     
  10. trau

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    It definitely has to do with the connection, and specifically the quality of the male connection going into the phone. In my girlfriend's car, we had an aux. line installed at a car audio place. They put in a really nice, fat cable with a gold input. That worked fine until she got a charging station that the cable wouldn't reach. So I bought an extension from Best Buy that was a much lower quality, thinner line with a silver metal input. It works fine for her iPod, but if I plug it into my Eris, the tracks skip all over the place and it even sometimes opens apps that I wasn't using. It's like it becomes possessed. But if I pull off the extension and plug straight into the old, high-quality line, all those problems disappear.
     
  11. 40_LTDShooter

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    I've had my Eris do the same thing with the AUX input in my car. It will fast forward thru a song, often times playing TWO SONGS at once, which is very weird when THAT happens.

    Maybe I'll buy a nice new AUX input cable and see what that does.
     
  12. ferrocene

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    I have the same problem and I find the solutions ridiculous. Gold over silver? Every other device onthe planet works just fine if I use a coat hanger, but on my phone, if i twist the plug in-place it goes haywire.

    Like another user said, it adds a mic to the headphone icon (nice catch!).

    It does this with my radioshack phono jack in the car and it's much MUCH worse with my Sennheiser headphones. The Sennheiser's aren't exactly cheap. Something's going on here. Maybe it's an impedance difference? Some headphones have volume buttons on the cord, maybe it's sensing this as input.

    Whatever the problem is, it is bad. Really bad.
     

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