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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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Will any headset work with android?

I'm looking for a good headset, preferably with mic, answer button and volume controls. I see iPhone compatible everywhere but no mention of Android compatible. Do they use the same specifications, ...
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What determines which application acts to a bluetooth AVRCP command?

Background: I have a A2DP/AVRCP bluetooth headset (Nokia BH-505) which I use actively to listen to both podcasts and music. Of course, I listen to these with different apps. The bluetooth headset has ...
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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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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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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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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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Headphone Volume buttons do not work

I have the V-Moda Crossfade LP headphones, which have convenient volume buttons. They work great on my iPhone, but on my Nexus 7 they seem to have no effect. They even work on Windows XP, 7, and Mac. ...
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Headphone music controls not working correctly

I recently purchased a set of earphones (HTC RC E160) with music controls (next, play/pause, previous buttons). Strangely, they do not appear to work on my Samsung Galaxy Ace. The play/pause button ...
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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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Apple Earbuds + Nexus 6p

I just got a Nexus 6p. Today, I plugged in apple earbuds and found that the phone doesn't recognize them (which struck me as odd because both the Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 support those headphones). After ...
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Why does my EVO 3D think I am talking to it?

Occasionally when biking or walking, something must be going on in my pocketses because my HTC EVO 3D keeps thinking my standard headphones are evolving into headphones with an inline mic. Normally I ...
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Can I use Senheiser HD471i with an Android device, rather than Apple?

I recently purchased a pair of Sennheiser HD471i headphones, but I did not realize that the "i" stood for iOS devices, and that the HD471G where made for Android, which is what my phone is. Will this ...