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Are there really no Android-compatible in-ear wired earphones with a mic and remote?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

I've looked so much on the internet and couldn't find any such earphones.

I've also just received V-moda RemixRemote earphones and found out that they sadly don't support any products other than Apple's.

So the earphones would obviously work in the sense that you would hear the music, but most (if not all) other functionality would not.

 

Can anyone help?

post #2 of 28

Klipsch Image S4A

http://www.klipsch.com/image-S4A-headphones

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Introducing the first-ever Klipsch headphones designed specifically for Android™

 

Jays a-Jays One+

http://www.jays.se/products/earphones/a-jays-one-plus.html

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On a-JAYS One+ we’ve added a one-button remote with a built in mic so you can control talk and music on your mobile device. You get the same award winning sound as on a-JAYS One and our beloved tangle free cables. Out of the box you can control Play/Pause, Answer/Hang up and with the free of charge JAYS Headset Control App for Android you will be able to add functions such as volume control, track control etc.

 

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post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your help.

They both have the one button control which sounds suspiciously annoying.

And the Klipsch is not only ridiculously expensive, but got bad reviews on Amazon.co.uk regarding compatibility with Android phones, and its one button remote being quite annoying to use (lags, needs special software, etc.)

 

So I conclude that there are no proper 3 button earphones with a mic for Android in the market..?


Edited by liranh - 12/14/11 at 1:31pm
post #4 of 28

The problem is that most of the Android hardware manufacturers do so many different things with the OS. A company that releases a headphone with mic/controls has problems dealing with all the differences in the phones, so not many Android-compatible headsets get released.

post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
That's a shame. Do you reckon the remote of the V-moda remixremote that I have (I have not yet opened them because I might want to return them) would work with my Android HTC Desire if I install the Klipsch app?
post #6 of 28

Maybe I'm lucky, but I have a HTC inspire (or desire), and they work perfectly with a pair of vmoda's I purchased at best buy a while back. I bought these before I discovered this website, but they do sound pretty good for the money. My only other reference are bose iems, truck stop cheapies, and the apple earbuds. The vmodas sound the best out of all of them. Ofc, they are nothing compared to my hd 598s but that's to be expected. 

 

The button will allow you to play/pause and answer calls, if music is playing when you received the call, it will continue after it has ended. 

 

Headphones:

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Noise-Isolating-Headphone-Universal-One-Button/dp/B000WN00FK/ref=sr_1_11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323902163&sr=1-11

post #7 of 28


If i am not wrong, HTC phones use a three ring 3.5mm jack, should be quite standard. Never knew anyone had any problems. if it doesnt work, rooting your phone may help enable it

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Originally Posted by liranh View Post

That's a shame. Do you reckon the remote of the V-moda remixremote that I have (I have not yet opened them because I might want to return them) would work with my Android HTC Desire if I install the Klipsch app?


 

post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 

Yeah but those are one button earphones.

Mine have 3 buttons.

My phone IS rooted. Do you reckon it might work? I'm so tempted to open the box and try it out..!!

 

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Originally Posted by davisman View Post

Maybe I'm lucky, but I have a HTC inspire (or desire), and they work perfectly with a pair of vmoda's I purchased at best buy a while back. I bought these before I discovered this website, but they do sound pretty good for the money. My only other reference are bose iems, truck stop cheapies, and the apple earbuds. The vmodas sound the best out of all of them. Ofc, they are nothing compared to my hd 598s but that's to be expected. 

 

The button will allow you to play/pause and answer calls, if music is playing when you received the call, it will continue after it has ended. 

 

Headphones:

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Noise-Isolating-Headphone-Universal-One-Button/dp/B000WN00FK/ref=sr_1_11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323902163&sr=1-11



 

post #9 of 28


Open it up dude. If you're rooted then you have tons of options. If it works with any android phone at all the guys at XDA-developers will be able to help you get it right. I wouldn't worry that much. 

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Originally Posted by liranh View Post

Yeah but those are one button earphones.

Mine have 3 buttons.

My phone IS rooted. Do you reckon it might work? I'm so tempted to open the box and try it out..!!

 



 



 

post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 


You're not wrong about the 3.5mm jack (not sure if it's 3 rings or not), but I've read online that generally the remote on these 3 button earphones doesn't work well with Android phones. Infact I have not yet seen one person (online that is) saying a 3-button remote earphones set has worked well on an Android phone. That's why I'm sceptic.
 

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Originally Posted by kenman345 View Post


If i am not wrong, HTC phones use a three ring 3.5mm jack, should be quite standard. Never knew anyone had any problems. if it doesnt work, rooting your phone may help enable it



 



 


Edited by liranh - 12/14/11 at 2:51pm
post #11 of 28

give me a few minutes, i have a pair of Apple earbuds with the remote thing on them and an HTC Sensation 4G. Let's see how it does
 

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Originally Posted by liranh View Post


You're not wrong about the 3.5mm jack (not sure if it's 3 rings or not), but I've read online that generally the remote on these 3 button earphones doesn't work well with Android phones. Infact I have not yet seen one person (online that is) saying a 3-button remote earphones set has worked well on an Android phone. That's why I'm sceptic.
 



 



 

post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 


Wicked man thanks..!
 

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Originally Posted by kenman345 View Post

give me a few minutes, i have a pair of Apple earbuds with the remote thing on them and an HTC Sensation 4G. Let's see how it does
 



 



 

post #13 of 28

What about an adapter cable from Meelectronics or Fiio, e.g.:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiio-LU1-Adapter-Cable-headphones/dp/B005I0GHV8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323261907&sr=1-1

 

According to the description, with this little cable you should be able to use iPhone specific headsets with various Android phones.

(I have no experience with them though).

post #14 of 28


Yea, looks like this might be needed to use those things. I honestly dont know why its not working, but it if you ended up not being able to use them then this device should work and if not it is a fairly easy task to get the values of the commands the headset sends to your phone and then use that with some type of program. I wouldnt imagine it being terribly hard to bake into a ROM. 

 

Big ups to FiiO though for having a product, may look into getting it myself sometime soon

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Originally Posted by deephile View Post

What about an adapter cable from Meelectronics or Fiio, e.g.:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiio-LU1-Adapter-Cable-headphones/dp/B005I0GHV8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323261907&sr=1-1

 

According to the description, with this little cable you should be able to use iPhone specific headsets with various Android phones.

(I have no experience with them though).

EDIT: That adapter isnt available from the US version of Amazon :(
 

 


Edited by kenman345 - 12/14/11 at 3:15pm
post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 

deephile and kenman345, thanks you very much, that's great help.

I'll just continue a bit more research in xda-developers.com and then i'll probably try the V-moda's on my HTC Desire.

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