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Lumia 900 Headphone Compatability

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By kkrull, Senior Member on 8th April 2012, 04:27 AM
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I have a pair of Skullcandy Aviators, which other than listening in stereo have no functionality. I am curious about other Skullcandy and other branded headphones. I would appreciate it if anyone would chime in with their own headphone experiences:

Stereo music - yes
Stereo (dual-mono) calls - yes
Mic - no
Track skip - no
Track rewind - no
Volume up - no
Volume down - no
Call pickup - no
Call hangup - no
8th April 2012, 05:29 AM |#2  
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The Nokia Purity by Monster in ear work for:

Mic: Yes
Vol: Yes
Play/Pause: Yes
Call pickup - Yes
Call hangup - Yes
Master Search: Yes (Hold center button down) Make calls, search, open app, etc..

But sound bad for anything not based centered.
8th April 2012, 07:08 AM |#3  
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The over the ear Purity HD's sound pretty decent. More natural and not as bass heavy as Beats. They are made to control everything listed above.
8th April 2012, 03:24 PM |#4  
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I have the bowers and Wilkins p5. The inline buttons didn't work for my dvp and I doubt it will be any different for the lumia 900 since the b&w were geared for iPhones. But I will try and give my feedback here soon. I think the only thing that worked on my dvp and the b&w were Te mute button. I could receive a call but they couldn't hear me.

I have been trying to contact monster so I can ge a replacement inline cable from their HD purity. Cut the inline control off of that and fan my own to work with the b&w

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9th April 2012, 06:47 AM |#5  
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I have the purity hd on-ear (not the in-ear), and the inline remote only works fully when the phone is unlocked, or on the lockscreen but not asleep. When the phone is asleep the volume will work all the time, the single press pause/play will work about 50% of the time, and the next/previous double/triple press works about 10% of the time. Needless to say, I'm amazingly upset about this. I'm taking them to the AT&T store in the morning to see if it's just my phone or all lumia 900's. Since this problem is amazingly similar to the problem I had with my Focus S, I'm suspicious to say the least.

A guy on said the in-ears work completely all the time.
10th April 2012, 06:00 PM |#6  
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B & W C5: No workie
I was seduced by the B&W C5 and they have the iphone only disease.
The sound is just about perfect, which is why is so disappointing.
The worst part is that the connector layout not only prevents the in line mic from working, but the handset mic as well, so it's a 22X killer!

Play controls work
Volume control does NOT work
Mic does NOT work
11th April 2012, 02:30 PM |#7  
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The headphones I have from my Titan work perfectly. Play, Volume, and Mic all work. Even on the lock screen.

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12th April 2012, 08:51 AM |#8  
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More these HTC ones work with all the controls.

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12th April 2012, 11:52 PM |#9  
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I picked up the over the ears on launch at ATT and returned them the next day. I purchased the in-ears from amazon and LOVE them.

Sound quality is good on both. I just did not like the over the ear feel and the controls did not work very well on them. I thought they were uncomfortable after a few hours of wear and had a terrible whistle from the wind.

The in ears are one of the best pairs of in-ears I have had. I am comparing them to SKull Candy and Ultimate ears.

They also match the phone rather nice and both have a really nice cord that wont tangle.

Also- The headphones that came with my Focus worked 100% with all the controls and dont sound too bad either. The Purity are way better. Worth the $100 price tag and Amazon overnighted them to me for only $3. Free 2 day shipping with prime.
13th April 2012, 12:21 AM |#10  
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Ditto for the purity in-ears here. They sound pretty good, and the controller works perfectly. I have no idea why the purity on-ears controller is so spotty, but whatever.
My only complaint is that the flat cable makes it difficult to wrap behind/over the ears to eliminate the thump bump, but otherwise I'm liking them alot.
14th April 2012, 03:13 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by jdigital007

I picked up the over the ears on launch at ATT and returned them the next day... the controls did not work very well on them.

Would you elaborate on this? If I pay $200 for mediocre sound quality headphones the controls better work.
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