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Really? So does that mean that most earphones with mic + volume that was designed for the iphones will work on non-samsung android phones? Because no matter what retail store i go, most earbuds with mic and volume rocker specifically indicates it was made for iphones. The only dedicated 3rd party earbuds i saw in "retail stores" is the kplish s4a (i think), it said it on the box but it was like $99. If that is true, wow that sucks for us samsung android phone owners

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Really? So does that mean that most earphones with mic + volume that was designed for the iphones will work on non-samsung android phones? Because no matter what retail store i go, most earbuds with mic and volume rocker specifically indicates it was made for iphones. The only dedicated 3rd party earbuds i saw in "retail stores" is the kplish s4a (i think), it said it on the box but it was like $99. If that is true, wow that sucks for us samsung android phone owners

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No. Most use a special iPhone specific functionality

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No. Most use a special iPhone specific functionality

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I'm just talking about the basic functions - Mic, Volume control + a click button. Those usually cost like $9-$15 (Skullcandy, etc)

I'm not talking about those fancy ones with skip track and stuff like that. As I look at it, those 3rd party earphones are exactly the same with the OEM Apple earphones (mic+volume rocker). No other "special" Iphone specific function you are mentioning, unless I'm missing something.

Anyway, I just tried my wife's iPhone headphones with mic + volume rocker and it did not work on my co-workers Droid Maxx and HTC Evo 4G. Mic and Volume rocker is not working. The only thing that is working is the click button (pause tracks).

On the other hand, I tried my wife's old iPhone earphones with *MIC* only (No volume rocker). It works on everything (Note, Maxx, Evo). Mic works and click button.

The way I look at it, once you add volume rocker hardware on "made-for-iPhone" 3rd party earphones, the mic will also not work. If it was just a mic functionality and no hardware volume rocker installed, it will work both in Android + iPhones.

I don't think it is just a Samsung only thing. Again, I'm just talking about MIC + Volume rocker since that is all what I really need. However, I think I read that Samsung jacks have different pins or something.

I really find it disturbing that these manufacturers won't make Android compatible earphones or at least put it in the box. Its all about iPhones/iPad/iTouch on the labels

I guess I have to find a cheap earphones that has an independent volume rocker with a mic that works on my Note.

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I use a pair of plantronics Bluetooth stereo headsets I love them, no wires to get caught anywhere, when using the phone people hear me clearly even while driving with windows down. While listening to music I get great sound I can higher the volume, skip tracks, I could also use my hands free voice controls.. I bought it a while back for $99 but seen it for way cheaper. Might be worth trying out.

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The headphones out of the box from the samsung galaxy skyrocket works just fine. Great sound quality and people can hear you
Through the mic. I just got the sky rocket for my wife and was lied to in my face by the sales rep and manager that the headphones would not work on the note. They tried to sell me on 100 dollar pair of dr dre beats earbuds. Said nothing else would work. Whatever. If you can find some sky rockets or maybe even galaxy s 2 stock earphones they work great.
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The headphones out of the box from the samsung galaxy skyrocket works just fine. Great sound quality and people can hear you
Through the mic. I just got the sky rocket or my wife and was lied to in my face by the sales rep and manager that the headphones would not work on the note. They tried to sell me on 100 dollar pair of dr dre beats earbuds. Said nothing else would work. Whatever. If you can find some sky rockets or maybe even galaxy s 2 stock earphones they work great.
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studio beats by dre. Neither Mic works on the note, but both work on my tmo s2. Shrug
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Just confirming that these earphones will play (ofcourse)and allow you to use the mic. The rocker isn't working for volume or skip tracks. Just pauses music when you toggle it. I don't know if this is hardware or software related. maybe someone with the skyrocket rom port can confirm.

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I just tried my Zagg headphones and the paus/play/forward/back button works. I would recommend these headphones if you can find them for cheap, especially since they replace them if they stop working. I don't think they are worth full price.
1 Thanks! I resurrected my old Zagg Smartbuds that i used with my iPhone. They work like a charm. Great sound, voice quality over the Mic is also good. Even the volume and music controls work. I got those with a 50% off coupon but I have seen them as low as $19.99 on Amazon.

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So I know I've commented on headphones plenty of times in this forum, but the headphones I'm using seem to fit most categories that I've been seeing people ask for. Here's the 3 headphones I bought and my feelings on them:

Radius Atomic Bass 2 Earbuds with Mic
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o04_s00_i01
Price $30

These are my daily users. they fit well in my ears, they're light and built really well. The wire seems to coil a little but I'm usually moving while wearing them so I would chalk it up to that. They have a mic and button both work with my stock unrooted note. It does answer the phone, it can pause and skip forward and back in both the stock music player and pandora (well not back in Pandora lol). They have a good overall sound through bass to treble. I can see someone saying the trebles are muffled, but I generally don't like loud trebles. the Bass is crazy good and clean. I use these for both my Ipod and Note and the only time I got any distortion is when I turned it up to max on my note, was using an equalizer gearing to bass amplified the bass (equalizer is the name of the app if you're interested) but at that level the bass gave me a headache so they're decent. It's also worth noting, the earphones are weirdly designed, but allow you to wear them in 3 different positions to accommodate. For me, they will fallout if I have my ipod or note in my pocket as the cord isn't super long and will tug at them as I move. I'm also a tall fat man and use the medium cushions so I can hear a little better so that could the problem.

Scosche Increased Dynamic Range Noise-Isolation Earphones with tapLINE II Remote and Mic
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o04_s00_i00
$40

These are my girlfriend's headphones. They again work with the note in the same fashion as the one above, the volume controls do NOT work with the note and to be honest I have 4 android devices at my house and volume controls havent worked for any of them so I'm not so sure if it's android or the devices. These by far sound the best of all 3 I bought, the trebles are crisper and the mids feel a little more full but the bass isn't quite as impressive as atomic bass. I didn't detect any noticeable distortion as I cranked it up. The cord is made very well and is the one least likely to get tangled (which is good as my gf just tosses her ipod on the couch and they've been sat on many times). The earphones are heavy and don't quite fit comfortable for me, but my gf who is much smaller than I says I'm crazy. It's worth noting that the holding case these come with is crap, my gf stole my case for my Atomics and uses that.

MEElectronics M6-CL
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o04_s01_i00
$20

These are the cheapest and don't really apply here as they don't have any control on them at all and no mic. But I mention them as they're $20 and sound good but at the tail end of the pack. These have the best case by far and if you use the initial tips it feels like your brain is being probed. they feel like ear plugs and have the same dampening effect. I bought them to fit under my helmet and they do that well and don't budge but the sound isolation was scarry good on these and I couldn't hear anything around me. (I don't condone nor endorse wearing headphones while riding anything, I'm just a dumbass).

If I were to repurchase any of these it would be the atomic bass hands down without hesitation.
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I have a pair of overear Monster Beats DJ headphones w/talk only cable from another pair of headphones.

I also have a pair of red/white NoiseHush NX80s earbuds, which come in a few different color combinations. They have the flat tangle-free talk cord and are really nice & reasonably priced. The call clarity is clear and they have enhanced bass. The other cool factor is that not many people know about them, so you don't see a whole bunch of people with the same ones you have.

http://www.amazon.com/NoiseHush-NX80...A247PZVOETE1YA
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