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Yes, you can use any earphones with a 3.5mm audio jack. I'm surprised you did not just try it out :) I thought I'd add some additional background information I just read about in a report on yet another Apple-Samsung patent case, Apple holds a patent on an audio jack which has the circuitry to detect the type of headphones plugged in, and I can only assume ...


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The New iPad currently being sold on the Apple Store doesn't come with headphones of any kind, according to their site: So it seems unlikely that they'll start shipping them with EarPods, especially since the EarPods are already on sale. That said, there's no way to answer this question aside from pure conjecture. Perhaps a future model of the iPad will ...


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In short, the microphone won't work as a microphone the way you're trying it, but the earbuds will. Longer answer... In order to use the microphone from your iPhone headphones, they must be plugged into the headphones socket. You can see in the images below that the MacBook Pro "Sound" preference pane recognises that they have a microphone and switches the ...


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VLC can't switch audio interfaces on-the-fly. You either have to stop playing media entirely, and go into the preferences and change it, then start playing your media again; or, the slightly easier way: Kill VLC Plug in headphones (and ensure they become the primary output sound device, hold option and click the sound icon in your menu bar, select usb ...


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They can be used in any device that accepts a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack (and that's pretty much anything that has a headphone socket these days, alternatives include a smaller 2.5mm jack, or a much larger 1/4" one), although the inline controls may have limited use or operate differently depending on what you plug them into. As to advanced features, this ...


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It certainly does't come with the same ones at the iPhone, which are characterised by the 3 button inline controls & mic Checking with a touch I bought recently, it seems it came with just plain old earphones. Previous models of the shuffle had the full inline controls on the headphones, but this was due to the lack of controls on the actual device. ...


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You cannot directly plug your headphones into the Audio Input jack and have it work, because, the microphone/button signal rides on the third ring, and the audio input jack only connects the first two. You have to have specially designed hardware to connect to that third ring. This is currently achieved via the Headphone/Audio Output ports of devices. Only ...


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This depends - do you have separate jacks for headphones & microphone or just one jack? If you have two jacks you'll have to get a splitter for it to work properly.


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Since you're getting iTunes and system sounds through the headset, it should be set as the default audio device, but check the the Sound Preferences pane to make sure. After this, try restarting VLC to get it to use the new default audio device. This should also work for Skype, however Skype should have options in the preferences menu that will let you ...


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If the website or documentation explicitly states that it supports 'Apple Earphones with Mic' or something to that effect while still mentioning the mic, then yes, you should be able to use then as you would on an iPhone, in Skype or whatever. HOWEVER if they don't work in the input port then they will not work at all I didn't think that any other devices ...


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Exiting VLC player, and then changing the default Sound Output to Logitech USB Speakers worked for me. So long as the Logitech speakers are plugged in before you open VLC player and System preferences are set correctly then VLC should play through the Speakers. I know a lot of people use VLC player instead of Quicktime, because some Windows files don't ...


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I don't know of any software that can change the volume but you could use Apple Earphones with Remote to change the volume even though the buttons don't work. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB770G/B I also found this, a remote that can be used with any headphones: iLuv Universal Headphone Remote For iPod


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The short answer is "no". Although it shares a connector type with headphones, the 1/8" mini stereo jack on the Apple iPhone dock is a line-level audio output. Its purpose is to connect the iPhone line out (part of the dock connector) to devices like amplified speakers, stereo amplifiers, etc. These devices provide their own volume control and (aside from ...


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Sounds like to me that your earphones have started to prematurely break down. How does the cable look? Is there bends or twists near the ends? If there is then perhaps a wire is broken inside the cable. Normally this would mean no sound rather than a decrease in volume. Either way it seems that the earphones will need to be replaced completely. Are you ...


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According to Apple's Earpod product page, they aren't compatible with the iPhone 3G at first glance because they aren't listed in the compatible products section. However, under "Compatibility Information" you should be set: The remote and mic are supported by all models of iPod, iPhone, and iPad (not all models support volume up/down functions). Audio ...


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I have the same problem also. I don't want to pay to repair it, as it will cost as much as a new iPod, since my warranty has run out. I found a way to put your volume back to default (Middle. Halfway). Go to settings and select "Reset Settings". This won't delete anything on your iPod. However, if you are like me and increased the volume 100% in iTunes, make ...


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Sounds like you need to do more cleaning. Do not use metallic objects like needle. Use toothpick. Also use a ear-swab (with some alcohol). Then see if you can get the sprig out in the proper position. It is probably stuck. That's the piece that holds the plug in place. You should see it when you look inside with flashlight and magnifier.


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This is a common problem with earphones. Unfortunately there is no way to fix them. If your iPod is still under warranty (at 7 months, it is), and quite frequently even if it's not, if you take it back to an Apple Store and talk to an assistant they will simply give you a new pair for free.



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