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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
1k views

Accidentally bought OMTP headphones for a CTIA phone, what now?

I made the mistake of buying the old Sony Ericsson MH1-LB LiveSound headphones for my Sony Xperia Z1 phone, thinking the two would work together, sound, microphone, controls and all. I have found out ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

How do I find the Mac address of a paired device?

There is a Bluetooth Headphone which paired to my Android Device. I want to know what is the Mac Address of the Headphone. Is there any way to find the Mac Address of the paired device?
0
votes
2answers
44 views

Why do my headphones stop working on my LG Android?

About yesterday, my headphones randomly started pausing my music. At first, I thought it was my headphones which are Apple iPod/iPhone 5 headphones that I've had for a few months from an old iPhone, ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Incoming call sound coming through speakers with headphones plugged in

I listen to music at work and walk away from my desk with the headphones plugged into my phone but when I receive a call, the ringtone plays through the speakers and not the headphones. I share an ...
0
votes
1answer
367 views

I was listening to music on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini when the sound coming from my headphones got really low.

The Phone is three days old, and suddenly all music coming from my headphones (yes, tried different ones, and they work the same way, really low sound) got really low. The headphones work on all other ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Music plays through phone speaker instead of headphones when app is opened?

This problem started a few days ago and it's extremely annoying in quiet environments. I will be listening to music from any music player app, and whenever I open an app, get a notification, or switch ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

skullcandy earbuds with mic

My skullcandy earbuds with built-in mic only partially work with my Maxx. The earbuds do their part broadcasting sound, but I have to talk directly into the phone's mic to be heard. The earbud's ...
10
votes
4answers
6k views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
36k views

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.
0
votes
0answers
92 views

Headphone issue with android phone

So I recently got some replacement headphones for use on my android phone, Iphone and Laptop. All was well on both my laptop and iphone but when I tired it with my android phone the audio was messed ...
2
votes
3answers
748 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

force headphone mode

When I plug in the 3.5mm jack and play back media, headphone mode keeps toggling, resulting in audio cutting in/ out every second or so. Is there a way to force headphone mode or disable the 3.5mm ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Bluetooth A2DP Headset with simultaneous Wired Headphones - ROM modification

What is involved in getting a Bluetooth A2DP headset to play the same audio stream as the wired headset? Where is the stream switching currently handled in the ROM, and is this something modifiable ...
1
vote
0answers
693 views

Headphones buttons don't operate on current app

I have a Samsung s3 phone (rooted Cyanogenmod). I like to listen to audiobooks on Overdrive Media Console. I also have Poweramp installed for playing videos and songs. The problem I face is: Whenever ...
0
votes
0answers
136 views

Connect headset via micro USB input

Is there any possible way to run a headset that have micro USB output to connect to a Android LG phone by micro USB input?
7
votes
3answers
28k views

Would Apple EarPods work on my Android phone?

Apple just launched the iPhone 5; together with that they landed new earphones they call 'EarPods'. I have an HTC Desire HD Android-based phone. It has a 3,5mm jack just as the iPhone. Would the ...
4
votes
1answer
698 views

Microphone “speaker mode” sensitivity with headphones plugged in?

In my car I have the headphone socket of my Galaxy S2 plugged into my car's auxiliary socket so that I can listen to music/podcasts whilst driving. This would also be useful for handsfree calls - ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

HTC One / Beats Earbud Conflict

The Beats earbuds that came with my HTC One initially worked great: the inline control worked, sounded decent. Recently, the phone fails to recognize them however. When I plug in alternative earbuds ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

iLuv HeadPhones Not Being Detected by my Android?

I just purchased the iLuv iHP613WHT Sweet Cotton High Fidelity Stereo Headphones with Speak EZ Remote for Apple iPad, iPod and iPhone - White. I didn't realize I bought the iPhone version (yes, I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Phone sometimes gets microphone input from earbuds

I use earbuds that don't have a microphone on them. However, my phone sometimes gets the microphone input FROM my earbuds. People can't hear me when this happens (As my earbuds don't have a mic in ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Beats By Dre Buzz sound when tapping the screen

Phone: Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Headphones: Beats By Dre: Studios (First edition) I own a Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, and when my Beats by Dr Dre (BDD) are connected with no music playing, it makes a ...
0
votes
2answers
128 views

How to get max of sound quality for music listening?

Yo, I like to listen to music through headphones, so I'd like to tweak the sound parameters on my phone and tablet to my taste. What can be done in this direction? My devices are not rooted.
8
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
572 views

How can I change music track without getting my phone out of my pocket?

I know there are apps that let you change tracks with the volume button. But that can be awkward (e.g. if the phone's in your pocket and you're jogging or something). I was wondering though, do you ...
5
votes
2answers
378 views

Making Android not respond to connecting headphones

My android (Galaxy sII, CM9) has this thing where if I connect/disconnect headphones (either audio jack or bluetooth) it responds to it. (Like turns the song on or off.) I use Poweramp for music. The ...
1
vote
1answer
448 views

S3 headphone jack not working properly

My Galaxy S3 doesn't play music through an AUX cable, but it works with the headphones that came with it. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?
7
votes
7answers
70k views

How to make volume buttons on earphones/headphones work with Android?

I'm on the hunt for a great sounding, non-in-ear set of headphones with working mic, play/pause, and volume buttons. I have Bang & Olufsen's EarSet 3i, which are among the best sounding ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Can I override page buddy's recommended applications settings?

When I plug in my headphones, an Earphones page appears on my device with the title "Enjoy listening to your device", which is part of page buddy. I have a music widget and a video widget, which is ...
5
votes
1answer
226 views

Using wired and wireless headphones simultaneously?

I have 1 android device, 1 wired headphones, 1 wireless headphones, 2 ppl willing to watch film. When I connect both of headphones only wired work. Is it possible to use both of headphones ...
2
votes
2answers
116 views

Is it possible to detect a keyboard paddle press plugged in the headphone/microphone port?

I know that some devices headphone ports (maybe all of them? any reference here would be good) have 3 channels, for stereo sound and microphone. So I was wondering if it's possible to detect something ...
4
votes
1answer
554 views

How to use Android Device as Wireless Headphones for TV?

I go running in the morning and I'd like to use the Sony Internet TV in the basement without waking up my family. Is there any way to connect my Galaxy Nexus to the TV as a wireless headphone set, so ...
1
vote
0answers
434 views

Headset works on music but not on call

I have a weird problem. My headset works with music, but not with calls. The headset icon shows, but the sound still comes from the phone (instead of the headset) when I make a call. Music works fine ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Headphone Volume buttons

I've got a Bose qc15 headset with online volume and call buttons. The call button works with my Nexus 5 but not the volume buttons. Is there a way to get the volume buttons to work?
1
vote
1answer
41 views

High frequency noise from headphones when connected to cellphone

I am having a problem with my phone... when i connect headphones(any headphones) to the 3,5mm jack and play audio, there is a tiny high frequency noise in the background. However, this is only present ...
0
votes
1answer
7k views

Skipping audio track using headphones

I have Samsung Galaxy Ace. I listen to music using headphones. If I press button on headphones, it pauses/plays music. It is really annoying that I need to take phone out of my pocket, unlock the ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

What are the Standard Controls for Headphones on Stock Android Kitkat?

I have Bose MIE2 earbuds and a Nexus 5 running Android KitKat 4.4.2. The earbuds have a two-sided button: Hitting this button in different ways during audio playback triggers different actions. I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
332 views

How do I enable all the functions of an Apple EarPods?

Is there any way to make ALL the functions of an Apple EarPods work? The volume up/down won't work.
0
votes
2answers
724 views

how do I make the radio start automatically when I plug in my headset?

On my old phone, the radio would automatically turn on when I plugged in my headset. I can't seem to get it to do the same on my new phone? I have a Sony Xperia go, running jelly bean.
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
148 views

i have the samsung admire from metro pcs. would the new apple earpods mic work with my phone?

I have the Samsung admire from metro pcs. would the new apple I phone 5 ear buds work with my phone? now I know its a 3.5mm entry slot, and the head phones would obviously work. but how about the mic? ...
17
votes
4answers
14k views

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, ...
5
votes
3answers
19k views

How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones?

How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones? I.e with a set of headphones having 3 buttons Button 1: Volume + Button 2: Play/Pause/Skip Forward/Skip Backward ...
0
votes
1answer
338 views

How do I prevent the media volume from changing when a headphone is plugged in?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: Stock 4.2.2 When I listen to music with a headphone using PowerAmp, I usually set the Media volume to the max setting. I am hard of hearing. When I'm done, I just ...
0
votes
1answer
384 views

Headphones controls not working with xperia ray

I have Marshall minor headphones with microphone and control buttons for music. I am using these with my Sony Ericsson Ray but I am unable to use the microphone on the headphones. When I plug the ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

Is there a simple way to use the same headphones for my phone and PC, at the same time?

Is there a simple way to stream sound from both my PC and my Android phone to the same set of headphones? I'm open to both hardware and software solutions, but software solutions would be better. ...
2
votes
1answer
142 views

Route Media (Music) to headphones only

Look, about once a week at work I put on my headhpones, choose my music track, and then proceed to play the music for the whole office because I didn't actually plug in the headphones to the player. ...
17
votes
3answers
53k views

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).
4
votes
2answers
358 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
10k views

Set left-right audio balance

My earphones took an unexpected trip through the wash today and now the right earbud is a little quiet. I used to own an iPhone and under the accessibility settings, one could change the Left-Right ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Micro-USB headphone support in Android

I have a micro-usb headphone (from my LG GS155 phone that is a feature phone). I plugged it to my Xperia Mini Pro (Android 4.0) but it did not work. Is Micro-USB headphone supported by Android? ...