05-14-2012, 12:44 AM #1
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Does anybody have a list of headphones that work well with windows phones?
I'm specifically interested in those with the in line mic/volume/clicker.
I have had the Lumia 900 and Titan II (current) and my Bose in ear with clicker is a disaster with those phones.
I heard the Lumia Purity in ear work well with the lumia 900 .. What about with the Titan II?
05-15-2012, 02:59 PM #3
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I have a set of Klipsch S4i canalphones. The in-line controls and mic don't work at all on my Lumia 900 but they partially worked on my Titan. Volume had no effect but play/pause/skip and the mic worked. Those were designed for iPhone. They also make some S4a phones designed for Android. I haven't tried those but it's possible they will work better.
05-17-2012, 11:48 PM #4
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Ultimate Ears 350VM by Logitech are in-ear, noise isolating headphones that sound good and fit my ears better than most headphones. On my Lumia 900 the mic and play/pause/skip/call-answer functions work but not the volume control. They were $48 at my local Costco.
- 05-18-2012, 09:01 AM #5
- 05-18-2012, 10:09 AM #6
IIRC, inline compatibility can also depend on the manufacturer. Samsung does something stupid with its jacks (the whole female vs male fiasco), so Samsung phones sometimes require an additional adapter.
You'll be hard pressed to find any headset (apart from OEM ones) with volume controls working. Etymotic is the first I've seen to explicitly offer Windows Phone support, albeit without volume controls.
Etymotic hf2 + headset
Etymotic mc2 + headset
I suggest you email any supplier or manufacturer who has a model you're interested in. Most will probably give you a "can't guarantee" answer, but I had a rep from once who offered a free adapter (urbanears I believe, ended up not buying because I heard bad things about their SQ).
And while the below thread is now dead, you could take the anecdotes:
05-18-2012, 10:09 AM #7
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I have also noticed with Zune Pass streaming there is a long pause between songs which doesn't happen on Spotify. The only issue I have had with the Spotify app for WP, which I also had on Android, is the player will occasionally go offline for no apparent reason when using wifi. It doesn't happen often and it has never happened when on 4G. The Spotify app for WP is much nicer than on Android.
I have also noticed the sound quality on the Lumia 900 is noticeably better than on my EVO 4G. I didn't expect such a significant improvement and was pleasantly surprised.
- 05-18-2012, 10:35 AM #9
I have the zagg smartbuds, the work pretty well with the titan II. The button for play, pause and skip forward and back, work, even with a locked screen. On the lumia they didn't work when the screen was locked. The volume works because it's a small wheel in the headphone line, this means that you actually don't control the volume on the phone, but more in the line of the headphones. In my case, I set the volume at 20 and then just control from the headphones.
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