Can I answer calls from the 3.5mm jack??

Globespy

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Sorry if this has been asked before - I searched and could not find an answer.

I am thinking of buying the ZaggBuds which plug into the 3.5mm jack and have an integrated microphone to make and answer calls.

I am hoping that the Sprint Hero allows me to answer calls using the 3.5mm jack?

Thanks!
 

Kcarpenter

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Sorry if this has been asked before - I searched and could not find an answer.

I am thinking of buying the ZaggBuds which plug into the 3.5mm jack and have an integrated microphone to make and answer calls.

I am hoping that the Sprint Hero allows me to answer calls using the 3.5mm jack?

Thanks!
If I recall correctly, and IPhones headset lets us control volume and music threw it - I assume calls would be answered in the same manner.
 

MrDowntown12

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I have a pair of $50 Scosche Headphones that have a built in mic and volume control but i can't get them to work properly with my phone. When i plug them in, its shows the headset with the mic, but when i use them within a call no one can hear me. I can hear them but thats it.

There isn't a setting within the phone is there? is it just that my heaphones aren't compatible?
 

A_Guy71

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I plug the 3.5mm into my car speakers and phone calls play over the system...just have to speak into the phone microphone. I would assume it would work the same with headphones.
 

idumych

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It has to be a regular headset with a single plug for it to work. The iPhone earbuds work great for example, the mic on those is way better than the internal mic on the Hero.

As far as using a button on the headset to answer calls, I'd also like to know how to program that button. I'd like to be able to press it and have it pull up voice search.
 

HeroMeng

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It has to be a regular headset with a single plug for it to work. The iPhone earbuds work great for example, the mic on those is way better than the internal mic on the Hero.

As far as using a button on the headset to answer calls, I'd also like to know how to program that button. I'd like to be able to press it and have it pull up voice search.
The way it's programmed on the iPod Shuffle is to pause (in our case, also answer calls) and long-press for voice options. The middle button of course. I don't think the volume buttons on the iPhone headset work on the Hero.
 

Nsandhu23

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To be honest it all depends on the headphones like I have the Epic 4g headphones and it doesnt work well. You might have to buy HTC headphones for compatibility.

Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk
 

Stuke00

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To be honest it all depends on the headphones like I have the Epic 4g headphones and it doesnt work well. You might have to buy HTC headphones for compatibility.

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I have the Epic 4g head phones and they work perfectly for me. I am able to answer calls as well as navigate my music with them. <3 those headphones.
 

dpeeps74

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I got a noisehush headset and works great for voice and stereo. My old HTC headset I got with the tmo wing is on its dying day.

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hummedan

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I have the Zagg buds and they work great with the hero. I can press the answer button the button on the volume adjuster that are on the buds and it works like a champ.

Great headphones!
 

tutone

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If I recall correctly, and IPhones headset lets us control volume and music threw it - I assume calls would be answered in the same manner.
I bought a pair of Sony head phones for the Iphone to use on my HTC Hero thinking that they would work because it had volume control and built in microphone but all their good for is listening to music...
 

kbitz

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I use Thermaltake eSports Isurus headphones. They're in-ear buds with a mic on the line. The use a single 3.5mm TRRS plug to connect to phones, and have a TRRS to TRS headphones + microphone splitter for plugging into a computer. They work great with my HTC Hero.

They have an on-mic button, but I haven't played with that to see if it'll auto-answer if I push it. I'm more the 'plug the headset in after i get a call' kinda guy.
 
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