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The typical audio only jack has 3 rings, usually call Tip, Ring, Sleeve (TRS). These typically map to Left, Right, and Ground. Phone manufactures wanted to make this jack work with existing headphone so they used a connector with 4 rings, called Tip, Ring, Ring, Sleeve (TRRS). These map to Left, Right, and Ground just like the 3 ring, but the final connector ...


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This is a hardware problem, but there is an app called toggleheadset2 that has a widget that allows you to override the hardware switch, toggling headset output off/on.


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I visited this some time ago and explored some values within the file. As it can be hard to determine sound quality comparisons, I also compared the visual appearances of waveforms. Here's a screenshot of the page: Link Note that I only listen to audio from my Nexus7 though headphones or external speakers.


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Yes, a "regular" set of headphones will work just fine, in much the same way that a single-channel earphone works in a stereo headphone jack. The other bits are for the microphone and the controls, but since your headphones won't have those it won't matter. I have had occasion to use 1st generation iPod earbuds as well as some generic earbuds in my Galaxy ...


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I will answer your question in the meaning "How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones?". This might not be supported by the system itself, but the Playstore holds a number of solutions available. Depending on your headset and Android device, one of them might work better than the other: JAYS Headset Control ...


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I own an OG Droid and a Droid Bionic and both phones eventually had similar audio jack problems. On one phone I found the issue to be a wad of dust crammed in the jack which I had to fish out with a [enter your choice of small pointy tool]. It could be a result of the internal contact points being pushed back from repeated tension. This would weaken the ...


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From the Samsung tech support, they say that: when the AUX cable is plugged in, Blue-tooth audio is dead. However, from the ICS Options during a call: During a call, you can also use buttons near the bottom of the screen to: Switch to the dialer, for example to enter a code. Controls the audio output as follows: If a Bluetooth ...


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Software wise: HeadsetBlocker & Wizdroid both attempt to block headphone buttons. However both are very outdated. Can install and try. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.idunnolol.headsetblocker&hl=en https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yifandroid.wizdroids&hl=en Hardware wise: You can try a 4 pole to 3 pole adapter ...


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HTC Desire HD Android 2.3.5 I had exactly the same problem, would plug in standard headphones/ earphones/ aux cable to speakers... all of these would register on the phone as earphones with a mic built in for some reason. it would cut music tracks short and play the next one or start ringing a call. strangely, as i was searching for this thread, the ...


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The “Micro-USB” headphone used by LG GS155 is not really an USB device — it just uses the USB connector for the same analog audio signals as in usual 3.5 or 2.5 mm round connectors. Look at the MicroUSB to 3.5 or 2.5 jack headset pinout. In order to work with such headsets, the phone needs to have the appropriate hardware to detect the type of connected ...


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Stock Samsung headphones have 3 buttons, volume +/- and pause. They also have a mic. They are only $5 on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-EHS64AVFWE-Premium-Stereo-Headset/dp/B007C5S3AU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362357220&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+headphones Admittly, they aren't the best sounding and I don't like the remote being so close ...


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I had the same issue on my Evo 3d. I downloaded an app called Headset Blocker and it disabled the phone's headset remote abilities. This solved the problem immediately.


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Sure you can, there's a product that uses the audio port as an extra button, check this: http://gizmodo.com/add-a-button-to-any-android-phone-with-this-genius-head-1221431712 Maybe this is more like a comment than an answer, but actually i can't add comments untill i reach 50 points. By the way, as microphone it's an analog input for the android, you can ...


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Your phone's headphone jack is failing. When you buy new phones, the plug is a nominal dimension (3.5 mm is the standard, but the specification is surely much more precise than that). After inserting and removing the plug a few hundred times, the tip and rings wear, reducing their size a tiny bit. The same wear occurs on the spring-loaded contacts inside ...


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Take it to the shop you bought it and get them to work out what's going wrong. This isn't the sort of problem you can easily fix over the internet: you need an expert there to see what's up with the jack. In addition, if it's a common problem, the people at the shop will already have heard about it from other customers. Maybe the jack is just too tight and ...


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Second one is showing a line out or auxiliary audio icon, which means that it had recognised that a jack had been plugged in ( but it doesn't detect a speaker or maybe it detects the speaker ) but fundamentally to differentiate between regular headset (with or without mic) and speaker connected with line out If this happens when you connect to regular ...


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My guess would be that one of the plugs on the headphone cable is slightly off-spec and isn't making good electrical contact in the socket. Swapping it around means the dodgy connector is in the other socket, and maybe that connection is slightly more forgiving. (Of course, it could just as easily be one of the sockets that's slightly off-spec. The symptoms ...


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The Apple EarPods are working on my Nexus 6P perfectly, save the inline volume controls. The microphone button pauses music on a short press, and skips the current track to the next on pressing it twice in rapid succession. Long pressing it open Google Voice Search.


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The extra part you've noticed is not USB at all: it's actually some extra contacts for the microphone and media/volume controls on these headphones. This a proprietary connector that's just for the PlayStation Portable (PSP), which these earphones were designed for. If you break or cut off this part, you can use them like normal headphones, with a phone or ...


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Try another headphone ? It's very likely the one you have its defective


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Actually, it's both. To preserve the user's ears and the phone's speakers, Android limits the sound output. However, changing this factor also influence the sound quality, having to high or too low distorts the sound ;)


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I think the OP has already bought a converter and is enjoying the MH1, but in case someone else stumbles upon this, I have Xperia Z2 and an old MH1. I use a Sony Ericsson EC250 adapter. Everything on the MH1, including the mic and all four buttons are working fine. The converter is basically a CTIA to OMTP converter for old phones, but those converters work ...


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Oh, I forgot about this. My brother came to me and jammed the jack in as far as it could physically go. The problem was fixed...


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Sounds more like a bad connector problem. Try cleaning the headphone plug using a rough-ish cloth to clean up the (probably unseen) oxidation layer. Spray the plug using a contact cleaner, then while it's not yet dried, plug it into the jack and do some left-and-right rotation. Unplug, and let the plug dry. Then replug, and do the rotations again. If the ...


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SO this has to do with the 3.5mm audio port on thje device. With special headphones (the ones with controls on the wire) this feature gives you the ability to voice search without taking out the device. but for you (and me) it just bugs out. basically the male headphone port is brushing up against the designated special area on the female port (top kek) ...


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Are you using the headphones that came with the phone? If not that could be why. Even if they're genuine Apple EarPods or Beats - it looks as though the main issue is the middle button in the headphone is stuck while pressed in.


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Try something like toggleheadset2. It's an app that has sorted that sort of problem for a lot of people. Hope that does the trick.


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I have tried doing the exact opposite thing (Forcing Audio to go through bluetooth instead of device speaker) so it definitifely is possible to play at least different audio through different streams (Media, Call, etc.) It set it inside of tasker to "Media" stream and it came out of my phone, so it might be possible to get it working. The app needs to ...


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try these - HTC Stereo Ear Bud Headset for EVO 4G SHIFT 36H00880-04M the sound quality is pretty good, and the next\ previous buttons work for volume up \ down on my galaxy s4. they have a similar functionality as apple's ear buds, but for android.


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I have this same issue with my HTC desire. My hypothesis is that my headphones or jack have a slight short and is activating the voice commands via the input channel. I am trying to see if there is a way to turn off voice commands on the headphone jack itself or all together without turning off the input channel so I can still use a headphone with a mic for ...


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