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    Can anyone recommend an alternative to the stock Nexus S earbuds/mic that has a mic but aren't "in-ear" bud design? I prefer something like the iPhone's earbud design but still want to have the mic and controls for my Nexus S.

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    I just bought the earphones with mic that come with the iPhone, they work well except for the advanced features such as mute, volume up/down and voice control. That functionality is ignored by the Nexus S.
     
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    thanks for the feedback. i could live without the other lost functionality, but I'd really like to have volume up/down.
     
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    All those features work fine on the LG Shine Plus (LG Ally) with 3 different music player apps.
     
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    picked up the venerable Sony MDRED21LP Bass Boost earbuds to hold me over for now.

    accessories are definitely an area where Android is running way behind iPhone/iPod. given how many Android devices have sold there should be some type of universal marketplace with phone models and accessory compatibility, no?
     
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    If you have a tapered ear canal as I do, earbuds just fall out; and if you think the hooks over the ear are a pain, try the earbuds with the soft barbs (similar to hosebarbs). They really do stay in place. I use a set designed for the iphone with my LG Shine Plus, and they work perfectly well.
     
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    for the price, these Sony MDRED21LP Bass Boost earbuds are working out pretty well. they have a little extra bit that penetrates the ear canal, but not as deeply or securely as in-ear models. it helps keep outside noise out but don't bother me in the same way in-ear models do.

    overall, for me they're a nice compromise between say the stock iphone/ipod earbuds and the style that came with the Nexus S.

    does anyone know if Sony (or anyone) else makes a premium version of earbuds with the same fit as the Sony MDRED21LP Bass Boost ones?
     
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    Does anyone know if the Nexus One stock headset works on the Nexus S?

    The Nexus One headset comes with next/prev buttons which the Nexus S doesn't, but also the design is more comfortable and actually stays in the ear when exercising.

    I don't know how proprietary these things are, I'm assuming they are very proprietary.
     
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