- 10-06-2010, 11:55 AM #2
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- 10-06-2010, 12:59 PM #5
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Buy some cheapo blackberry ones off of amazon, if you don't require audiophile quality sound. They generally only cost about $5 a pair. The sound is loud and decently clear (on par with my $40 sony in-ear buds). I have a set for wearing with my motorcycle helmet.... no issues even after two years of abuse.
- 10-06-2010, 02:09 PM #7
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- 10-06-2010, 07:11 PM #11
I was using the blackberry ones as well but they are not comfortable. I found some really decent motorola ear buds at my local Frys electronics for 20 bucks. Not sure if you have a frys where you live but I'm sure you could find them else where. I have been using a set of skull candys for at home use. I needed these for work purposes and was shocked to put them in and see that they out performed them. They come with the standard arrangement of different sized buds and a really nice pouch. Worth every penny.
- 10-07-2010, 04:03 PM #13
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- 11-11-2010, 12:32 AM #17
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I too am searching for a wired headset with mic. I just bought a cheap pair of HTC oem’s that seam to work well except for the button controls. I didn’t expect the forward and reverse buttons to work but I was hoping that the answer/end button would function, that is not the case.
A working answer button is a must if you want to use a water proof case.
I was looking for the type of ear pieces that sit inside the ear and not inside the ear canal. Meaning I don’t want the ones that have silicone fittings, because they always transfer cord tremors to sound.
- 11-19-2010, 12:37 PM #18
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- 02-17-2011, 11:39 PM #22
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Cord tremors arenít the only thing I donít like about silicone in-ear-canal type headphonesÖ they just feel funky. They get sticky and uncomfortable and even itch.
Iíve had a very noisy life being in the military with gun shots and heavy machine noise happening all around me without prior warningsÖ so I have lost some portions of the audible spectrum in both my ears, I can still hear everything just not the same portions in both ears. Iíll put it another way, even with my hearing loss I can still tell the difference between a lossless wav file and a 320 kbps mp3 file but I will never spend $185 on headphones even if my phone WASNíT going to be the only thing I would use them for.
Noise cancelling is also something I am not interested in as I want to hear ambient noise around me so I can tell if someone is trying to grab my attention, the only place that might be beneficial to me is on Airplanes. I have the same beef with Silicone earbuds, as those isolate ambient noise to much too. Maybe itís just me but I really like to know what is going on around me, and to do that I need all my senses. The world can be very dangerous, even if you are just a civilian in a safe place.
The biggest aspect of headphones for the Droid X that concerns me is the in-line controls with a mic.
I can find headphones with a working mic but I cannot find a set that has working phone controls for the Droid X. I have searched quite a bit about this topic and the conclusion that I have come to is that: Moto Blur and/or the Android OS does not support the phone answer/end commands.
Android 2.1 didnít support either answering or ending a phone call from in-line controls.
Android 2.2 does support answering a phone call but does not support ending a phone call. This is close enough in most cases, all you have to do is rely on the user on the other end of the call to hang up.
The support of phone controls is paramount if you want the Droid X to work in a waterproof case.Droid X 2.3.3 w/ Moto BH6X Bat, SanDisk 32G C2, Superior Dual Cover Case, Trident Kraken Case
- 08-26-2011, 02:27 AM #23
- 09-19-2011, 10:48 AM #24
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Re: Best In-ear wired headphones/inline mic
I have been searching the same FOREVER, for my Droid X. Everytime I find a pair, the mic doesn't work, no one can hear me. Even with Skull Candy, same problem, everything is made for IOS. The only success I have had is from monoprice. They only make 2 brands, but their prices are great. Unfortunately only ear buds are available, no headphones. But I would love to find some new ear buds and headphones for longer trips like on airplanes etc. Someone pleeease help. (Maybe this is a specific issue for Droid X too?). Just search "In-ear Earphone w/ Inline Microphone" on Monoprice ( I can't paste links because I'm a new user.
- 09-20-2011, 10:19 AM #25
Re: Best In-ear wired headphones/inline mic
I've given up on using wired headsets with the DX. I have three sets of varying quality that I've accumulated over the years since I had an iPhone. They all sounded good on the iPhone, a Blackberry Storm 2 (and worked for calls as well as music), and they still sound good on an iPod Classic and an iPod Touch.
However, on the DX, there is a lot of background hiss when using all of them. There is also a lot of background hiss when plugging the headset jack into the AUX input on my car.
I took these same headsets to the VZW store and tested there on their demo DX and two other random Androids (one of which was the salescritter's own Samsung something). The two others sounded good, the DX had a lot of background hiss.
No such problems with BT. My advice, go BT.--
PDA/Smartphone path: Palm IIIx -> various Sony Clies -> Kyocera 7135 -> Treo 650 -> Treo 680 -> iPhone 3G -> Crapberry Storm2 / iPod Touch -> Droid X -> iPhone 5