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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by euroemkay2, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. euroemkay2

    euroemkay2 Member
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    Hey there. I just got My EVO Yesterday from BB. Now today i was trying to mess around with the FM radio app and i noticed that you need to use your headphones as an antenna.. i plugged mines in and i got reception no where. idk if it is b/c my headphones aren't good enough. help would be nice. Do i need to get some sort of a special headphone proper for it?
    -MIke
     

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  2. dylan88

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    what kind of headphones did you use? i noticed that if my headphones where touching a desk or something id lose reception. other than that it worked great for me.
     
  3. Evo_Pimpin

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    Yeah mine works like crap too. I have tried different headphones and even gone outside to see if it would. Needless to say it didn't do a damn thing for me. I can't pick up a single station.
     
  4. HTCeasar

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    Mine did the same thing. Even went outside and nothing worked. I was using my ipod touches 3rd gen ear buds with mic.
     
  5. Hax0rPunk

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    I have a pair of Monster Jamz, which have a steel shell so it pulls the signal in very well
     
  6. Ashenor

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    I used a pair of Skull Candys earlier today and i picked up quite a few stations around here. Some i did have to manually tune to though, they still came in fine.
     
  7. dylan88

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    i have no problems. all who are having problems, maybe its just your area? try wifi?
     
  8. cmanbrazil

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    mine sucks, indoor at least. I can't get one station using skull candies. oh well.
     
  9. KiLo11

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    i tried a bunch of headphones and worked very well

    i tried the apple,bose,monster,skullcandy and some sony headphones
     
  10. euroemkay2

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    idk i need to find something good..
     
  11. RTan

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    I use the same headphone from my iPod and it works great on my EVO.
     
  12. cmanbrazil

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    probably is just the city then
     
  13. joeco

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    No prob here in indy,comes in great, used head set from instinct
     
  14. euroemkay2

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    I just bought Klipsch S4 still nothing. They were $80. Idk maybe it is just NY.
     
  15. IPvFletch

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    So if headphones act as the antenna, how do you hear the music? Headphones also?? BlueTooth?? :) Speakerphone? I have yet to play with it - in the midst of battery testing atm.
     
  16. KiLo11

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    headphones act as antenna and u hear thru hedphones also u also got option to play thru speaker while headphones r connected no bluetooth
     
  17. IPvFletch

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    Thanks KiLo!
     
  18. phearx

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    Have you pushed the headphones all the way down? I noticed mine wasn't working until i forced the headphones all the way in.
     
  19. dan330

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    I think there might be an issue with the phone jack.

    any headphone should work
     
  20. euroemkay2

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    nope i just tried pushing the jack down and still nothing.. i can listen to music off iheartradio or pandora fine with and head phone..
     
  21. IPvFletch

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    *remembers back to when the iPhone 2G came out and hardly any headphones could fit into the jack (all the way)* LMAO!! Poor Apple!! :)
     
  22. armandov99

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    Mine picks up nothing, tried 2 different sets of headphones. I think not all are made to act as antennas. Wish there were a way to know which do and which don't...
     
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