- Dec 13, 2009
I have a very strange problem using my Etymotic Research Hf2's and iPhone. I recently returned my original pair to Etymotic for repair (no sound on left side) and got back a replacement. This replacement produces sound from both earbuds but the microphone and the button on the microphone do not work with my iPhone. What's strange about that? Well, the mic and button DO work on two iPods i've tested them on and I even went to the apple store to test them on iPhones, the Ety Hf2 mic and button work flawlessly with all iPhones/iPods i've tried except mine. Conclusion, my iPhone jack is the problem right? Well, the strange thing is that if I use the included iPhone earbuds, the microphone and button on those earbuds DO work with my iPhone. Huh?? I am very confused as to where the problem lies. Are the Hf2's defective or is my iPhone jack defective? Any ideas as to where the problem might be? At this point, I am thinking it is my iPhone but then why would it work with the apple earbuds and not with the Hf2's?