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Originally Posted by unnefer
Like I said above, I have no idea why this happens with the note 3, using those specific earbuds with mics that I mentioned.
Are you sure they were SGS3 ones? I only ask because I am 100% certain that the ones I tried were SGS3 and they definitely had the same problem that I mentioned in the OP.
Regardless, there seems to be a definite problem with some of the earbud headphones that include a mic, and as long as that is mentioned it will help others who experience what I have, as detailed in the OP
If the SGS5 and AKG K323XS A earbuds work, then I'd suggest ppl try them if they own a note 3 and want earbuds with a mic
Very sure, I tried both pairs (I have 2 SGS3's. Or well, I gave them away to my parents but you get the point.)
As per my last post, regular earbud headphones (without a mic) and any other stereo headphones work properly for me, which rules out a dirty audio jack
It might not rule it out directly. The microphone is a third connector ring on the plug. Which is why audio extension cables never work and a headset/mic combination, as they lack the third connector. (that's why gaming headsets have two plugs, one for the mic and one for the sound.) If the receptor for it has metallic particles on it, the phone might think you're recording voice and automatically alter some setting.
Considering that, quick and dirty trick to try. What happens if you use a tiny audio extension cable (or even a 3.5 to 3.5mm plug, or 3.5 to 2.5 to 3.5mm (two plugs)) with a headset with a microphone?? Does it still give produce the same issue? (Those are unboxed in most electronic stores, so no need to buy one to try it.)
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