1. Biker Dude1's Avatar
    Does anyone know of in-ear or over ear headphones for Android that sound great and also include a chord w/ volume / call / music controls? I know the Bose in-ears only control phone and I believe Beats do only the same.

    The most important thing is music sound quality, however.

    Thank you in advance.
    04-22-2014 01:06 PM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    Well, they are pricey, but Bluetooth Jaybird Bluebuds X are fantastic. The play/pause works fine - a long press launches "OK Google Now" - and the volume buttons work as well. Long-press of the volume up/down buttons does a skip forward/back. I run with mine, and the nano-coating water resistance was a big plus. I go through headphones a lot.

    However, I was using some Bose earbuds with the iPhone controls, and the play/pause worked fine for me (until the headphone jack stopped registering button presses, hence the purchase of the BT earbuds). I used them with Pocketcasts (mostly) and Google Play Music, and they always worked. I know Pocketcasts has specific settings for responding to external controls, and Play Music just does it. In fact, Play Music, most annoyingly, started responding to button presses when I was listening to Pocketcasts, so I found an app called Headset Button Controller, which allows you to do things like double-tap the play/pause for skip forward, triple-tap for skip back (etc. - all configurable). I could never get the volume controls to work with that app, but the volume buttons on the device are pretty accessible, so I just used those.

    Headset Button Controller: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....headsetbutton (there is also a trial version)
    Jaybird Bluebuds X: Amazon.com: JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones - Midnight Black: Cell Phones & Accessories
    04-22-2014 03:02 PM
  3. jfriend33's Avatar
    No. But I love my urbanears medis. If you're rooted you can program extra actions into your regular volume buttons on the phone.

    Sent from my unlocked consumer edition Motorola Droid Maxx xt1080m.
    04-25-2014 10:39 PM

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