05-18-2014 01:58 PM
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  1. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I have yet to find one pair of headphones with a mic to work on this thing (1520). Even headphones labeled universal or windows phone compatible haven't worked. The only thing that has worked is Bluetooth headphones but Bluetooth makes music sound like trash. Do I have an option for something that's actually of decent quality and has mic control. Btw I'm a bit of an audiophile so I can definitely hear quality. I'm not expecting the greatest headphones ever but I would like at least apple earpod quality (which isn't a high bar to pass at all). I will definitely return my phone if I cant get anything good. its just that important to me.
    05-10-2014 06:47 PM
  2. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Hmmm, I don't think I have had a set with I'm line controls... I am now happy Bluetooth headsets work, lol... Though my 920 needs to be reset due to skipping and such over Bluetooth after the last update...

    My Samsung focus has a button to answer the call... I have a pair of schorche (:-s) that had a volume slider which is the best giving the circumstance.... Hmmm, it may even have a answer call button.

    Yeah, everything is for IOS. Lol. My beats had a line for HTC phones so maybe the HTC 8x has a jack and software that better handles headsets/phones designed for ios/android.

    WP is getting more ans more with the program... I don't want to say give it time, but that is we have been doing. I have not had a reason to move to another phone...
    05-10-2014 07:08 PM
  3. knuckles245's Avatar
    I have yet to find one pair of headphones with a mic to work on this thing (1520). Even headphones labeled universal or windows phone compatible haven't worked. The only thing that has worked is Bluetooth headphones but Bluetooth makes music sound like trash. Do I have an option for something that's actually of decent quality and has mic control. Btw I'm a bit of an audiophile so I can definitely hear quality. I'm not expecting the greatest headphones ever but I would like at least apple earpod quality (which isn't a high bar to pass at all). I will definitely return my phone if I cant get anything good. its just that important to me.
    I am an Audiophile as well, took me awhile to find the right headphones that gave me good quality audio with MIC/Controls that actually worked with my phone... I have a Lumia 925. The only headset I personally have found to work all around (Audio Quality/MIC/Controls) are the Samsung Galaxy headphones. I would come across headsets that never worked when it came to track skipping, forward or backwards. The Samsung headset does it all, even when you hold the call button a few seconds, Cortana will activate just as she would like holding the phone search button.
    05-10-2014 07:16 PM
  4. manicottiK's Avatar
    Try the Etymotic hf2. The mic works, the button answers, hangs up, controls music, and invokes Cortana. I presume that the mc2 also works, but I don't have experience with it.
    They're available here Etymotic Research, Inc. - Headset + Earphones, at Amazon, and elsewhere.
    05-10-2014 08:09 PM
  5. Glen Urbina's Avatar
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    I have not found anything yet... Bose and Shure headphone controls ain't working...

    Anyway I always use a sony bluetooth, there one's one from nokia is pretty much the same thing.
    Works great, battery last forever and all controls are working (volume, tracks, play/pause-answer), mic works too!

    Its so nice to be able to listen to music without an annoying cable in my little baby!
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    05-10-2014 10:11 PM
  6. humblehyper's Avatar
    I bought the Mythro earbuds and works good on my 1520. You can even double click the mic button to skip track or press and hold to activate Cortana :) problem is I lose all those functions sometimes, I'm assuming its a bug from 8.1.
    05-10-2014 11:19 PM
  7. buxz777's Avatar
    skull candy titans 2.0 work 10mm driver not to bad with right ear bud size , can be found quite cheap , mic and button work ;-) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skullcandy-T...pUvbUpU2531667

    klipsch s4i rugged apparently work fine as well ;-) Image S4i Rugged All-Weather Earphones Red: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    the htc sensation beats work , remote works , mic works , you can even control volume with the remote ;-) In Ear Headphones Original Monster Beats By Dr Dre HTC Sensation Black Headset | eBay

    there the ones I have tested on my nokia 1020 and all have worked fine , you can also buy a htc beats remote adapter from a seller on ebay based in china called low### if you type into ebay htc beats mic adapter you will find them , they come in red and black and you can connect any headphone to them , you will be able to skip tracks , adjust volume , awnswer calls etc etc

    headphone Earbuds Adapter with Remote and Mic Extension Cable for HTC Smartphone | eBay

    the adapter above is probably best for people who rate their own headphones because then you can plug in any set , the only thing is the cable is quite long , so if your headphones have a long cable to , you will have a very long headphone lead which some might find frustrating

    I think all the above give a few options for a wired connection ;-)
    05-11-2014 03:49 AM
  8. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    I have Sony DR-BTN200, it works perfectly with 925, I don't know about 1520, but there should be no difference, unless it's some carrier specific modification? The sound is amazing, you can't tell they're bluetooth, they do skip sometimes if the phone is in your pocket and something else is covering it (a wallet or a hand or something), in plain sight the range is easily 10m, I haven't really tested the distance. Oh and the battery lasts forever. I charge them less then once a month. And they charge with microUSB so you can use any existing charger or external battery pack. You should give them a shot. Oh and the price is very fair, I got them for 50 GBP, definitely worth it, and the sound easily matches wired headphones in similar price range.
    05-11-2014 04:16 AM
  9. Akash Patel's Avatar
    I have a budget skull candy headphones without mic and it work perfectly with my Lumia 520 the problem with skull candy Is some of their mic model are not compatible with nokia series.
    I haven't tried any skull candy with mic so cant advice you skull candy.
    Try this one from nokia.

    http://www.nokia.com/global/products/accessory/wh-510/

    P.s: Buxz77 recently told me that coloud pop were not supported by his lumia 1020 so I wont advice you to go for it.
    Last edited by Skyrocker007; 05-11-2014 at 06:23 AM.
    05-11-2014 04:29 AM
  10. vassilis1924's Avatar
    Bose Mobile In-Ear 2 is what I have for my Lumia 925. The version with the mic and one button( it's the universal version, not the one for the iPhone). It works great. But you might love or hate the ear-buds. I for a fact love them.
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=yUPRJgJD
    05-11-2014 04:50 AM
  11. buxz777's Avatar
    for Bluetooth use I found this one great http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HS30...pUvbUpU2531749 you can again connect any headphones ;-)

    skyrocker - as I posted above titan 2.0 skullcandys work with the 1020 and the button and mic work fine ;-) ebay sell them for 13 which is a bargain really ;-)
    05-11-2014 05:34 AM
  12. hs k's Avatar
    My Creative Ep630's work and Koss Prota Pros work with my phone. But I'm gonna try this baby!

    Panasonic RP-TCM125E-K Ergofit In-the-ear Headset:

    Panasonic RP-TCM125E-K Ergofit In-the-ear Headset - Panasonic: Flipkart.com
    05-11-2014 05:35 AM
  13. Akash Patel's Avatar
    for Bluetooth use I found this one great http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HS30...pUvbUpU2531759 you can again connect any headphones ;-)

    skyrocker - as I posted above titan 2.0 skullcandys work with the 1020 and the button and mic work fine ;-) ebay sell them for 13 which is a bargain really ;-)
    That's nice buddy in India that headset cost around ₹2400(I.e $40).
    Buddy any chance if ink'd 2 by skullcandy is supported in Lumia series.As there is a offer going on it now an they are just available for ₹900(I.e$15)
    05-11-2014 05:45 AM
  14. eugen serban's Avatar
    On my HTC 8X I have sennheiser momentum over the ear.
    The volume doesn't work, but the answer button does. I can answer and hang up, pause and skip tracks.
    I also tested the bose q(something) with the same results
    05-11-2014 05:49 AM
  15. zwuncki's Avatar
    Of course the old Nokia Purity Stereo HD (from Monster) fully work with every Lumia (Play/Pause, skip, volume, answer calls, mic etc.) I owned the last year (820,920,1520). Sound quality is Monster quality. Quite comfty, good noise cancelling and very cheap here in GER (you can get them new for as low as 50). But they are quite big, monster style, even though imo way more stylish than the normal Beats/Monster.

    But I'm also looking for new good on-ears which are compatible, not to big (B&W P3/P5 size), good sound. Very rare to find. The good, quite expensive, stylish on-ears are only fully compatible with iPhones (B&W, Bose etc.) I think.

    The P5 would be amazing, shouldn't work with Lumia. The Bose OE2 or SoundTrue aren't compatible either. The Sennheiser Momentum have bad noise cancelling. From what I've read people around you can hear everything. I don't want that.

    Very hard to find good, compatible on-ears even if you're willing to pay a high price. :-(
    Last edited by zwuncki; 05-11-2014 at 06:17 AM.
    05-11-2014 06:02 AM
  16. buxz777's Avatar
    That's nice buddy in India that headset cost around ₹2400(I.e $40).
    Buddy any chance if ink'd 2 by skullcandy is supported in Lumia series.As there is a offer going on it now an they are just available for ₹900(I.e$15)
    I wouldn't like to say for sure mate as I haven't used them myself :-/ sorry I couldn't help more , have you checked online for the titan 2.0? you might find them cheaper even with import ;-) good luck mate :-)
    05-11-2014 06:04 AM
  17. buxz777's Avatar
    Of course the old Nokia Purity Stereo HD (from Monster) fully work with every Lumia (Play/Pause, skip, volume, answer calls, mic etc.). Sound quality is Monster quality. Quite comfty, good noise cancelling and very cheap here in GER (you can get them new for as low as 50€). But they are quite big, monster style, even though imo way more stylish than the normal Beats/Monster.

    But I'm also looking for new good on-ears which are compatible, not to big (B&W P3/P5 size), good sound. Very rare to find. The good, quite expensive, stylish on-ears are only fully compatible with iPhones (B&W, Bose etc.) I think.
    good to know the purity work as I bought a pair of nokia coloud from amazon and they didn't work with the Lumia 1020 ...... can you believe that ..... only one ear bud worked when the jack was pushed all the way in , when the jack was pulled out a fraction both headphones worked but the button didn't work lol :-/

    Nokia Coloud Pop In-Ear Tangle-Free Headphones with: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
    05-11-2014 06:06 AM
  18. Akash Patel's Avatar
    I wouldn't like to say for sure mate as I haven't used them myself :-/ sorry I couldn't help more , have you checked online for the titan 2.0? you might find them cheaper even with import ;-) good luck mate :-)
    Yaa I have checked online buddy In India they are costly and if I import it from outside the custom charges and shipping charges will also be included and make them costly.
    I wish there were shops in which you can check first if headphones are compatible with our mobile and then purchase them.:P







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    05-11-2014 06:22 AM
  19. zwuncki's Avatar
    The Nokia Purity Stereo HD are working yes, they should as they are specially made for Lumias. And they are very stylish imo, sound is ok, I'm no audiophile at all though.
    But somehow I want something more classy, smaller, better build quality (my Purity are working fine after using them for maybe 1 year but it's still just cheap plastic feel you get).

    My favorites are the B&W P5, but they are not compatible. And with a big phablet like the 1520 you need compatible headphones to make calls, skip songs etc. Bose, B&W, Sennheiser, none are fully compatible (esp. skip play pause, mic).
    05-11-2014 06:22 AM
  20. hs k's Avatar
    Yaa I have checked online buddy In India they are costly and if I import it from outside the custom charges and shipping charges will also be included and make them costly.
    I wish there were shops in which you can check first if headphones are compatible with our mobile and then purchase them.:P

    Going off topic: Why the hell ddo Indians write buddy?
    Is it supposed to be cool? Or is it because, all Indians are supposed to be brothers and sisters? Please enlighten me!






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    05-11-2014 07:07 AM
  21. manicottiK's Avatar
    Are there no compatible headphones for this thing!?!
    So, it would appear that that the answer is "No, there are many compatible headphones for this thing." :)
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    05-11-2014 08:43 AM
  22. Humhead's Avatar
    Acoustic Research AR Performance Series Noise Isolating Earbuds - HP1030 with Mic is working great for me. Loud and clear. Mic and controls.
    05-11-2014 11:48 AM
  23. undulose's Avatar
    I have yet to find one pair of headphones with a mic to work on this thing (1520). Even headphones labeled universal or windows phone compatible haven't worked. The only thing that has worked is Bluetooth headphones but Bluetooth makes music sound like trash. Do I have an option for something that's actually of decent quality and has mic control. Btw I'm a bit of an audiophile so I can definitely hear quality. I'm not expecting the greatest headphones ever but I would like at least apple earpod quality (which isn't a high bar to pass at all). I will definitely return my phone if I cant get anything good. its just that important to me.


    There's a lot of replies already. Probably you aren't searching well enough. Anyway, mine is from Coloud (don't remember if it's Boom or Knock). Here's a quick review:
    Wires - they call it the 'Zound Lasso'. It doesn't curl up like other wires because it's flat.
    Sound -bass lines can be heard will and depending on how you set the Dolby equalizer but I can say it's better than iPhone's
    Mic function
    Remote control: One physical button for pause, okay, previous and next. Also usable during calls for answering and hanging up.

    Plus you can choose from different colors to accentuate your phone's color. I bought the red and black ones driver I have a glossy red phone.



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    05-11-2014 02:06 PM
  24. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Thank you all for your replies. One thing I think a few people missed is that I'm an audiophile. Bluetooth headphones are out of the question because they sound absolutely terrible (how do you not hear the audio compression going on?). If the phone had aptX it would probably be considered but that's just not the case. Also some headphones suggested are just terrible quality from boutique companies. I'm shocked some of you bought some of these cans. I should have mentioned that I'm looking for in-ear headphones. Sorry. From my understanding the purity headphones were completely discontinued but I'm sure I should still be able to find them somewhere. I think those and the Samsung suggestion might be my best option. Thank you all. I'll try those and see what they sound/control like.
    05-11-2014 02:56 PM
  25. fiveaces01's Avatar
    try yurbuds..there is a model at Amazon

    Yurbuds Signature Series LaMichael James Black Headphones by Yurbuds

    I had some of the issues you described although mine was on a N920 and these completely took care of it and sound great.
    05-11-2014 06:29 PM
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