Wired or Bluetooth headphones let you listen to music or play games without other people hearing; in-ear or over-ear. For making calls too, you want a [tag:headset] or [tag:hands-free] kit.

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Problems with music playback - Music File corrupt?

I have an HTC Inspire 4G (Desire HD, Ace), and whenever I have headphones plugged in and am listening to music, the music player will randomly start playing new songs, pausing and starting a new one ...
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Block all sounds going out through speaker when headphone connected

I'm kind of new in Android and I realized that all the sounds are going out through the speaker regardless if the headphones are connected. If they are the sound also goes out through the headphones, ...
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Loud Tick with Headset

My phone (Samsung Galaxy S) has a loud "tick" on some actions (opening and closing applications or menus) It is fine when I don't have my headset on, but with earphones in it is unbearably high ...
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Reenable media sound over headphones without reboot? [closed]

on my Motorola MB525, I sometimes have the problem that I can't play "media" sound over my headphones anymore (although the ringtone and notifications still work). The problem disappears after a ...
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Can Android differentiate between headphones and headset?

Regardless if I plug in a headset or headphones (without a microphone), I get a headset icon in my notification bar. I would expect Android to use the builtin microphone in case normal headphones are ...
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With headphones plugged in, set incoming call ringtone to play through speaker

I use my phone to play music at work. When I wander away from my desk, I often leave my headphones plugged in. If someone calls my phone when the headphones are plugged in, the phone rings, but only ...
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My phone is not transmitting

I have an Htc Desire and I'm using the headset that came with it. During a call yesterday the other party stopped hearing me. I unplugged the headset and continued with the conversation normally. ...
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Why can't I use my iPhone Headphones with my HTC Thunderbolt?

I am trying to use my white in ear iPhone/Apple headphones with my HTC Thunderbolt. I can hear, but the mic does not work with the thunderbolt. Any suggestions for a fix? A specific app or setting ...
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How do I change the function of the earphone button?

I have a Nexus S running Gingerbread and I use the stock app to listen to music. The bundled earphone has a button that plays/pauses music, but I find this redundant since I can either reduce the ...
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Change default application for handling headset controls

I have a HTC Desire HD running stock 2.2 When using the HTC supplied headphones, the play/pause/nav controls only work with Meridian. I don't remember explicitly setting it up as such, although I may ...
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Is it possible for my HTC Desire to interupt my iPod when I receive a call?

I frequently miss incoming telephone calls because I am listening to my iPod Touch and I don't feel it vibrate. Does anyone know if it's possible for my HTC Desire to somehow notify me of the call ...
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Does android, specifically the HTC Incredible, support headphone volume buttons?

Coming from the IPhone, I love being able to control my phone from my wired 3 button headphones. Center clicking to start/stop music or answer calls and using the 2 volume buttons to adjust the ...
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What type of headset will work for my Droid X?

I'm shopping around for a nice pair of earbuds for my Droid X since I lost my other ones, and I was curious if I could get ones with a microphone to use as a headset. What do I need to look for to ...
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Media Player starts playing when I unplug headphones

The stock media player on my phone has an annoying behaviour. Whenever I unplug the headphones, if the media player is paused or not running, it immediately starts running and playing my playlist. ...
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How can I make the button on my headphones control something other than the stock music player?

When I press this button, it plays/pauses the stock music player. I don't use the stock music player--I use a comination of Last.fm, Grooveshark, and Winamp. I would like to make the button play/pause ...
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Can an Android phone be used as a Bluetooth headset/speakers?

Is there a way to make an Android phone (HTC Desire HD) act as Bluetooth speakers or headset? I'd like to use the phone as wireless headphones whilst watching a movie on a computer (running Ubuntu).
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How do I toggle headset/headphone mode manually?

It seems that the hardware erroneously regard the headset as attached at all times (to the 3.5" jack). This makes me unable to make calls without headset or speaker mode.
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Headset to HTC Desire?

I'm looking for a wired headset to my Desire (no pun intended ;)). My clients complain about sound quality when I use the one that comes with the phone. All suggestions are welcome. (I would have ...
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My SGS cell headphone's button doesn't work, what should I do?

My wired headphones, the ones supplied by samsung with the Galaxy S, button doesn't answer calls, open music player, play a track, or even pause tracks. But when I downloaded the trial version of ...
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Shuffle Controls work with Android?

I've used an iPod Shuffle for the past year and have come to appreciate the control "pod" on the headphones. Here's a link to the Sony buds I use. The controls up by the ear work very well on long ...
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Is there an app that will vocalize (text to speech) a message (SMS)?

When I'm driving with a headset active (Bluetooth or wired), I want my Android to read me any incoming text messages. Any references?
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What are good Android headphones with Play/Pause and volume controls?

I've had an iPod Touch for a while and am used to controlling the music player without having to take the device from my pocket. I've had a look around for headphones that will work with the Samsung ...