Originally Posted by derrick_
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.
btw Thanks for replying.