- 04-10-2012, 10:43 AM #1
I'm hoping to start a database of what headphones have been tried on WP7 and the functionality level. I've seen a lot of questions about what headphones will work with our phones and have even asked Microsoft about a compatibility standard, or other way to know what will work. The tweet fleet at WindowsPhoneSupport stated that there is none.
List the make and model of the headphones, what phone model you tried them with and what functions worked/didn't work. I created a form to copy/paste into replies in order to keep the info more readable and comparable.
Type: (earbuds, headset, etc.)
(Volume - ) (Play/Pause - ) (Microphone - )
Last edited by Gungzwei; 04-10-2012 at 10:59 AM. Reason: Added "form".
- 04-10-2012, 10:49 AM #2
Volume - No Play/Pause - Yes Microphone - No
Phone: HTC Trophy
These are iPhone specific, but I was a little suprised that the mic. didn't work. The sound quality was good, so I gave them to my wife to use with her fruity phone.
Last edited by Gungzwei; 04-10-2012 at 11:25 AM.
- 04-10-2012, 11:33 AM #3
Model: Timbre Pro
(Volume - N/A) (Play/Pause - yes) (Microphone - Yes)
Phone: HTC Trophy
Usually I avoid products with lowercase 'i' in front of the name, but..
I was quite dissapointed that the remote didn't include volume control. In the end I decided to keep them because of the sound quality and style. And also... I can use them to make phone calls.
They have a wood chamber for "superior sound" which I think is just a gimmick, but I like wood, so it worked on me. The cord is a cloth wrapped wich has a nice look and it helps to minimize the "chair dragged on a floor" noise you get when the cord rubs against something.
- 04-10-2012, 12:16 PM #5
The 3.5 mm headphones aren't the focus.
It's the remote functions that come on a headset which don't always work between iPhone, Droid and Windows Phone. A remote control enabled headset will have 3 rings + tip connector on the plug. A regular headset will have 2 rings + tip connector on the plug.
- 04-10-2012, 11:55 PM #6
Headset compatibility has nothing to do with the OS, its about the hardware, specifically the headphone jack pinout for mic and buttons.
HTC and Apple headphones are interchangeable, Samsung and Nokia are different (maybe match each other)
- 04-16-2012, 02:29 AM #8
This site (headset) as well as many others have good headsets for pretty much every for. The great thing about this site though is everything is sorted specifically to each phone so you know whatever you get will work with your phone.
- 04-16-2012, 10:19 AM #9
Also they list Blackberry headphones as being compatible with the "HTC 7 Trophy". It's possible that these headsets are compatible, since they only have the play/pause button and no volume control buttons. However, I find that these sites are just guessing at what is compatible and will deal with incompatibilities as a return if the customer really pushes them. It's usually more trouble than it's worth to try and return an item.
04-17-2012, 07:51 PM #10
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It is a known issue on the 900 that needs to be fixed.
- 04-26-2012, 01:17 PM #12
05-15-2012, 12:51 PM #13
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I was just coming in here to see if anyone had tried them with non-Nokia phones as well....I want to use them with my Arrive and they seem to be well-priced($99.00/Amazon)
I'll repeat the question....Has anyone tried the Purity by Monster headphones with a non-Nokia phone?
- 04-04-2013, 03:22 AM #15
Model: RC E240 also RC E160
Type: earbuds, earphones respectively
Price: £19.95 and £3 respectively
Identical results from both
(Volume - ) yes (using FWD/REV buttons) (Play/Pause - ) Yes (Microphone - ) Yes (Fast FWD / REW or track advance/retard - ) NO
Phone: HTC 7 Pro with latest official Windows Phone 7.8 ROM
Pressing the FFWD / REW buttons only results in volume changes (no matter how they're pressed/how many times) and instructions that came with the RC E240 regarding how these button functions should work do not result in appropriate responses (despite the fact they're the latest and greatest HTC Headset - in the case of the RC E 240, being used with an HTC phone with a very recent Windows Phone OS).
I used to have an HTC TyTN II and getting the (different) HTC Remote for that device to work properly required an official HTC provided patch (cab) file to be run on the phone to fix this issue - that worked a treat on that phone. Now that HTC have removed all files/support for my HTC 7 Pro phone from their website (at least in the UK), I can't see any similar patch files. HTC tech support say no such patch is available but they've been wrong in the past (saying an older HTC remote headset should work fully with this phone but it doesn't), so I've little faith that getting full functionality is a lost cause. Maybe someone who has experience developing custom ROMs has experience with where such a patch can be obtained?HTC 7 Pro T7576, OS Windows Phone 7.8
- 04-08-2013, 12:21 AM #17HTC 7 Pro T7576, OS Windows Phone 7.8
- 04-14-2013, 12:45 AM #18
Sony mobile (not Ericsson) Nokia samsung and htc use the same hardware and software for the headphones. So if one makes headset that work on Nokia then it work on samsung (android and windows phone)
Nokia purity (hd and inear)
Htc beats. (Solo and urbeats v1)
Sony mh1c. (Inear)
Nocs ns 200h (in ear make has "h" in model #)
- 04-14-2013, 02:15 AM #19HTC 7 Pro T7576, OS Windows Phone 7.8
- 04-14-2013, 03:45 PM #21HTC 7 Pro T7576, OS Windows Phone 7.8