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Accessories Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eulerphi8, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. eulerphi8

    eulerphi8 Well-Known Member
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    I have a pair of Apple in-ear headphones with remote and mic that I would like to use with my Droid X. The microphone doesn't seem to be working at all though. When I have it connected it disables the mics on the Droid X but it doesn't get input from the mic on the headphones either. Also the buttons aren't working very well. It seems like the Doubletwist App has taken them over and all they can do it pause and play. It seems like the the buttons can be remapped though since before I installed Doubletwist pressing the buttons would bring up the "Speak Now" screen.

    Does anyone have these headphones or knows of a way to at least get the mic to work?
     

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  2. zanix

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    I have a pair from my wife's iPod Touch
    I'll check them out
     
  3. zanix

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    Here is what I found
    Note: I do not have doubletwist installed, I'm using the default music player

    It looks like the vol down button dials the last number, the vol up and the 'middle' button does nothing
    The mic doesnt seem to work either :(
     
  4. eulerphi8

    eulerphi8 Well-Known Member
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    No that's disappointing. I think it is detecting a mic on the headphones since it also disables the microphone on the phone when I plug it in but it is just not picking up anything from the mic on the headphones. I wonder if a software hack can make this work.
     
  5. jfint

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    the connection for the mic on the apple set might not matchup well with the jack in the phone.

    Anyone have a headset like this from another brand and try it out?
     
  6. ses1er

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    This is the most frustrating thing about this phone, none of the headphones I have with vol control and mic work with it. Meanwhile, they all work for the HTC Incredible.

    I have the Skullcandy 50/50s and the Beats Tour with ControlTalk and both doesn't work. On the Incredible, I was able to use the mic during calls and can doubleclick the middle button to fast forward songs, but the volume buttons did nothing. On the DX, the middle button does nothing and the volume up/down pauses and resumes songs. If I doubleclick in a certain pattern it'll occasionally ff to next song. The mic flat out does not work. It's come to the point, I don't even bother and just whip out my phone to change songs and unplug headphones to answer a call.
     
  7. masse

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    I have them but the buttons don't work on any device.

    Pretty crappy headphones. Sound quality surprisingly good though.
     
  8. novemberwhiskey

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    So are any headphones with mic/controls going to work with the DX?
     
  9. eulerphi8

    eulerphi8 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah this is getting slightly annoying. Now my phone has started calling the last contact or bringing up voice commands when I connect/disconnect the Apple In-Ear headphones. Also when I answer a call with the headphone connected, the person on the other end can't hear me even when I unplug the headphones, i.e. the microphone on the phone is disabled even after I unplug the headphones.

    I wonder if stock android builds behave better? If HTC phones work better maybe there's a software "fix." At the very least DoubleTwist manages to reroute the buttons on the phone, so it's doable. As for getting the mic to work...
     
  10. itsnotashley

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    I'm wondering this too :( I've got Skullcandy FMJ in chrome and even though they're meant for the iPhone it works on some other phones... I was hoping they'd work with my DX (still waiting for it to ship though) too but now :thinking:
     

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