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Use different headphones but retain microphone

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by MaxiP, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. MaxiP

    MaxiP Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 5, 2009
    Hi all

    I have a 3.5mm headphone socket on my Tattoo which is nice to see. You get provided with a set of headphones with built-in mic so you can make calls without having to take the earphones out.

    However, sound quality wise, they are cruddy ! I have a good pair of Sennheiser in-ear phones that give superb sound but when I use them, I lose the functionality to use the phone.

    Question is, is there an adapter / cable that has a microphone built in that could accept another pair of earphones to allow you to have decent quality music while retaining call capability ? As far as I can tell, there should be no reason why this can't be done as the mic signal will be passed down a separate wire below where the 'good' earphones are plugged in.

    Anyone know of such a cable / extender that would be good to use with HTC Tattoo as it would probably mean my iPod would get left on the shelf ?? I've found many on the web but most are aimed at the iPhone and I'd prefer to get a quality adapter rather than a cheapie from ebay. Obviously, any buttons on the cable need to function as per the original.


  2. softwaretech

    softwaretech Newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    I help people use their toys they shouldn't have p

    Take a look at HTC's website for available hardware and look at Amazon.com. I've found some useful tools there.
  3. SoccerCore11

    SoccerCore11 Lurker

    Nov 5, 2009
    I wish that you could use the mic on the phone while you have headphones plugged in. That would solve the main issue.

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