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    Default Music Player(s) with Headphones

    Hi guys,

    New member here, just made my account. Had a question about the music player when headphones are plugged in.

    With headphones that have mic's - Iphone, beats by dre., etc - it allows you to "click" the small remote control which has 3 different buttons for 3 different functions. The remote allows you to increase the volume, decrease the volume and pause and play music (at least on iphone's) - sorry, just had to break that down for understanding purposes. With the HTC One, when I click the middle of this little remote that plays and pauses music on Iphone's, it goes to my dialer and calls the most recent person I called.

    My question is - is there a way to make it so that the remote on the headphones controls the music player and not my dialer? I have Beats by Dre headphones and the volume up and down control doesn't control the phones volume, also - which I don't understand since Beats Audio is apart of this phone.

    Anyway....can anyone help?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Music Player(s) with Headphones

    Welcome to Android Central! Which Beats headphones do you have? Check the box or the product info--are they specifically made for iPhone? There may be compatibility issues with non-iPhone devices, which they mention on their product support site: Product Compatibility | Beats by Dr. Dre
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    if you are playing music, it *should* play/pause/resume music when clicking the middle button. double tapping it would ring the latest person called.

    whilst calling people with the headphone remote is (imo) one of the very few HTC WTF moments, that is what the stock headphones do.


    if you have special headphones they might not be compatible with the HTC ONE, as B. Diddy pointed out. Beats by Dre is a separate brand altogether HTC just happened to own part of their shares and partnered to include Beats audio in their phones.


    your best choice for an iPhone like behaviour would be to purchase the 3-button HTC headphones directly from them.


    HTC Stereo Headphones Specs and Reviews | HTC Global


    those will work as you expect them to.
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    Thanks B. Diddy and Troneas!

    Both of your answers help me out and answer my question.
    B. Diddy - I have the Beats Studio Headphones 1st generation. I say 1st because I've heard that Beats have made new headphones?
    Troneas - I will def look into HTC headphones. I guess I am clicking the pause button twice with not much delay between; thus calling people.

    Thanks again guys.
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    Yeah, there you go. Product support page says "
    • Compatible with Apple iOS devices but varies with other brands or products"
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    Default Re: Music Player(s) with Headphones

    I don't know if this can help but I've seen an app called Better Headphones (I could be making out the name, I'm not really sure) that can control the behavior of a pair like yours. Look in Google Play and see if you can use an app to change the behavior of the middle button.
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    There is an app in the play store called Jay's Headset. It woks just fine without having to buy a new headset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ram1220 View Post
    There is an app in the play store called Jay's Headset. It woks just fine without having to buy a new headset.


    does it work well with the stock headphones?
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    Yes. I am using it with the stock headphones. It works great.

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