03-17-2014 06:07 PM
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  1. anon6002755's Avatar
    I purchased the jbl synchros 100a. This model is lists Lumia phones as being compatible with them. Supposedly they are universal in jbl's opinion which basically means anything but apple. They aren't working for me. They work fine in my old g2.

    Any suggestions on ones that have worked for anyone?
    03-07-2014 09:18 PM
  2. mikeofthegarden's Avatar
    Suggestions on headphones? I got Jays 5 specifically for windows phones. Only ones i could be SURE would work. Sound better than the Apple Earpods i used to use.
    Neo Nuke and anon6002755 like this.
    03-07-2014 09:47 PM
  3. T Moore's Avatar
    I was given a set of Nokia WH-920 Purity earbuds. They sound better than any I have ever owned and all the button controls work.
    Info on inline controls: Jays AB headset for Windows Phone and a note on headset standards
    03-07-2014 10:05 PM
  4. Pulak Vatsya's Avatar
    Same here.couldnt find any with proper inline remote 😳
    03-07-2014 10:25 PM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    Don't headphones that say they are compatible with Android work with the in lines? I once plugged in a Samsung headset that comes with the S3 and the play/pause worked
    03-07-2014 10:36 PM
  6. anon6002755's Avatar
    I was given a set of Nokia WH-920 Purity earbuds. They sound better than any I have ever owned and all the button controls work.
    Info on inline controls: Jays AB headset for Windows Phone and a note on headset standards
    i'm gonna bite the bullet and buy some of the purity headphones.

    Don't headphones that say they are compatible with Android work with the in lines? I once plugged in a Samsung headset that comes with the S3 and the play/pause worked
    i thought so as well. maybe its just these earbuds that are as compatible as they say they are on the box.

    Suggestions on headphones? I got Jays 5 specifically for windows phones. Only ones i could be SURE would work. Sound better than the Apple Earpods i used to use.
    i'm leaning toward those but wanted to see if they worked for sure. maybe the s100's are compatible with older windows phones as suggested by the info in t Moore's response.
    03-07-2014 10:53 PM
  7. buxz777's Avatar
    skullcandy titans 2.0 work and the mic and button work as well , they are ok ear buds and can be had for 15 in the uk brand new in the box , they are much better then the ones that come with the phone

    I have used skullcandy full metal as well and they worked and sounded a bit better then the titans due to the bigger driver
    03-09-2014 12:38 AM
  8. gomezz's Avatar
    I use a pair of Samsung HS3000 Bluetooth earphones.
    03-09-2014 06:01 AM
  9. avlad's Avatar
    The best budget phones are Xiaomi Piston 2.0 imo. They are second version gold instead of silver first one. All controls fully working including volume ones. Pickup-end calls, next-previous-stop, voice recognition, all you need. They have a sound that is hard to beat under 100$ and their build is very nice and strong. Beware of fakes on eBay tho, they sell around 30$ this days from reputable sellers. I was lucky to get them at 19$ before the hype started which makes to me even better value. :)

    Sent from my Nokia 820 using Tapatalk
    03-09-2014 08:00 AM
  10. TnA206's Avatar
    I use the klipsch s4A (Android) and they work flawlessly

    Sent from my RM-927_nam_vzw_100 using Tapatalk
    03-10-2014 09:58 AM
  11. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    The best budget phones are Xiaomi Piston 2.0 imo. They are second version gold instead of silver first one. All controls fully working including volume ones. Pickup-end calls, next-previous-stop, voice recognition, all you need. They have a sound that is hard to beat under 100$ and their build is very nice and strong. Beware of fakes on eBay tho, they sell around 30$ this days from reputable sellers. I was lucky to get them at 19$ before the hype started which makes to me even better value. :)

    Sent from my Nokia 820 using Tapatalk
    Purities don't do most of this. Pickup call, end call, and volume only.
    No voice control (which would be fantastic), nor any way to move forward through songs.


    edit - I wasn't correct, see below
    Last edited by JudgeHolden; 03-10-2014 at 11:48 AM. Reason: incorrect information
    03-10-2014 11:17 AM
  12. anon6002755's Avatar
    Purities don't do most of this. Pickup call, end call, and volume only.
    No voice control (which would be fantastic), nor any way to move forward through songs.
    Do they offer play and pause function? I just might be sending back another pair to amazon depending on how well they work today when they arrive. I'll report back later this afternoon on how well they function.
    03-10-2014 11:32 AM
  13. jmshub's Avatar
    Don't headphones that say they are compatible with Android work with the in lines? I once plugged in a Samsung headset that comes with the S3 and the play/pause worked
    Yes, they should. Nokia uses open standards that Android also uses. Apple uses it's own proprietary headphone jack configuration.
    03-10-2014 11:46 AM
  14. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    Do they offer play and pause function? I just might be sending back another pair to amazon depending on how well they work today when they arrive. I'll report back later this afternoon on how well they function.
    Oh, hey, I was wrong.
    They offer play/pause, and a double click will go to the next song. If no song is playing, a double click will go to the voice commands. However, it seems a bit less reliable, which is probably why I didn't think it would work - I just tried on mine 3 times and it didn't recognize the double click until the third attempt.
    03-10-2014 11:48 AM
  15. anon6002755's Avatar
    Oh, hey, I was wrong.
    They offer play/pause, and a double click will go to the next song. If no song is playing, a double click will go to the voice commands. However, it seems a bit less reliable, which is probably why I didn't think it would work - I just tried on mine 3 times and it didn't recognize the double click until the third attempt.
    Good to hear they do work and sad to hear that its not very well.
    03-10-2014 01:33 PM
  16. dang121's Avatar
    I have the purity headphones and it work flawless. work really well. I am using a Nokia Lumina 1020 with it. double clicks to forward and triple click to go backward. volume up/down.
    03-10-2014 01:46 PM
  17. w4rmk's Avatar
    Does anyone have a recommendation for headphones that don't stick into the ear canal and try to seal outside noise? I am looking for headphones that are similar in style to Apple's that allow outside noise to pass through.
    03-10-2014 05:03 PM
  18. anon6002755's Avatar
    Currently using the Nokia Purity head phones at the moment. There is something wrong with my phone. they do not work. Guess i'll add this to the list of defects going on this phone.
    03-10-2014 05:47 PM
  19. w4rmk's Avatar
    I will say that the Icon does seem very picky about headphones. One pair of Apple headphones works for me and one doesn't. I plug in an older set of Nokia ear buds and get a weird buzzing sound that slowly fades away. I have the Bose Mobile In-Ear Headset and while they work fine, the in-line button will not end phone calls. The Bose headphones have worked with every phone I have owned, including iPhones and Androids, but won't hang up a call with the Icon, really? WTF...
    03-10-2014 06:05 PM
  20. anon6002755's Avatar
    I will say that the Icon does seem very picky about headphones. One pair of Apple headphones works for me and one doesn't. I plug in an older set of Nokia ear buds and get a weird buzzing sound that slowly fades away. I have the Bose Mobile In-Ear Headset and while they work fine, the in-line button will not end phone calls. The Bose headphones have worked with every phone I have owned, including iPhones and Androids, but won't hang up a call with the Icon, really? WTF...

    I know what you mean. I'm at the verizon store right now and just tried them in the display models. One worked fine but the other didn't at all either.

    So after the Verizon song and dance in getting a replacement device.
    Last edited by akak84; 03-10-2014 at 08:52 PM.
    03-10-2014 07:17 PM
  21. jojoe42's Avatar
    Does anyone have a recommendation for headphones that don't stick into the ear canal and try to seal outside noise? I am looking for headphones that are similar in style to Apple's that allow outside noise to pass through.
    Budget? Are you after headphones or earphones? Although the design is love or hate, I would probably suggest these: Amazon.com: Koss PortaPro Headphones with Case: Electronics they have amazing sound for the price, but don't have the inline controller
    03-11-2014 03:10 AM
  22. avi_amartya's Avatar
    Oh, hey, I was wrong.
    They offer play/pause, and a double click will go to the next song. If no song is playing, a double click will go to the voice commands. However, it seems a bit less reliable, which is probably why I didn't think it would work - I just tried on mine 3 times and it didn't recognize the double click until the third attempt.
    Nope a long press on the answer button will activate voice command. If your phone is locked then you have to first unlock it to activate voice command. Otherwise you can also enable the option to activate voice command even when the phone is locked in the settings. I have been using this headset for a long time and it's just flawless.
    03-11-2014 03:46 AM
  23. danwanna's Avatar
    I am sad to say the inline remote on my Bose QC 20i (I know the I stands for iPhone) doesn't work with my Icon. This is one of those things that should have been standardized years ago.
    03-11-2014 09:23 AM
  24. borasar's Avatar
    I was given a set of Nokia WH-920 Purity earbuds. They sound better than any I have ever owned and all the button controls work.
    Info on inline controls: Jays AB headset for Windows Phone and a note on headset standards
    The problem with WH-920 is that they brake pretty quickly. Usually the sound in one of the ears cuts out. Check out reviews on Amazon or any other site that carriers them. They keep breaking and breaking, which sucks, if they were more reliable they would be awesome.
    03-11-2014 09:28 AM
  25. borasar's Avatar
    Oh, hey, I was wrong.
    They offer play/pause, and a double click will go to the next song. If no song is playing, a double click will go to the voice commands. However, it seems a bit less reliable, which is probably why I didn't think it would work - I just tried on mine 3 times and it didn't recognize the double click until the third attempt.
    double click=next track
    triple click=previous track
    holding down the middle button activates voice commands assuming you have it available on lockscreen enabled
    03-11-2014 09:34 AM
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