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Can I use normal earphones with my HTC Desire?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rumbataz, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. rumbataz

    rumbataz Well-Known Member
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    Just wondering, can I plug a regular set of earphones into my Desire. The standard headset for the desire has a microphone and a 3.5mm plug with an extra terminal. Also, I find the stock earbuds very uncomfortable.

    I want to plug my Sennheiser IE7 earphones into it but don't want to damage the phone or the earphones (as both are expensive items) unless I know that they'll be fine.

    I'm not bothered about the microphone capability - I just want to listen to podcasts and music using my IE7 earphones.
     

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  2. xenole

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    Anything with a 3.5mm jack will be fine. I use some of my Sennheisers without a problem.
     
  3. photon00

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    Yes, you can use any standard set of headphones with a 3.5mm jack.
     
  4. rumbataz

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    Okay, many thanks guys.
     
  5. Lmkt

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    Man, you're still using IE7? Get Firefox like a real man.







    :cool:
     
  6. Jammy

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    My IE6s work great :D
     
  7. SUroot

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    Not entirely true unfortunately.. 3.5mm jacks that only have 2 rings on them are very quiet. You have to ensure you get ones with 3 rings to get decent volume.
     
  8. tanbe174

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    I' using my ipod earphones and it works fine.
     
  9. SUroot

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    Yes, you're ipod headphones have a TRRS Jack. 4 metal contacts seperated by 3 insulation rings. However, some normal headphones aare TRS (3 metal contacts seprated by 2 rings).

    The HTC desire is designed for TRRS
     
  10. matthew1471

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    I've noticed a few times that headphones aren't recognised when I plug them in.

    A restart of the phone fixes it, so it's not a massive problem. But irritating non the less.
     
  11. tanbe174

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    I just checked the earphones and it is the TRS (3 metal contacts separated by 2 rings) but it seems to work fine.
     
  12. SUroot

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    Second gen ipod shuffle?

    Anyway you're lucky. Almost everyone else with TRS are complaining theyre too quiet.
     
  13. diggerbucket

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    I have found that the HTC earphones pick up FM radio better than my Sony earphones :)
     
  14. freefall

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    I have just purchased a pair of Sennheiser CX 400 II's and they are fantastic. I didnt rate the audio quality in the stock earphones at all. The sound quality on the Senny's is gorgeous.
     
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