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Old 12-31-2008, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First time post. Greetings all.

So I ordered Apple's new In-Ear Headphones with mic in hopes I could use it for both calls and for playing tunes on my new Bold. The first time I tried to use the headphones with the Bold no sound came out of the headphones and no headphone icon appeared in the Bold's music app. Headphones didn't work with the phone either. I figured there was an incompatibility and I should move on.

Upon further testing, I noticed something interesting. If I initiate a phone call and THEN plug in the headphones, the Bold will recognize the headphones, and the headphones (including the mic) will work (though the volume control won't). If I then switch to the music app, the headphones will work with the music app. But if I unplug the headphones and then plug them back in, the Bold won't recognize them, and I have to initiate the phone call process again.

Blackberry-supplied headphones work fine; I just don't like them.

Sort of odd. Smells like a bug to me. Any thoughts/explanations?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-02-2009, 04:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First time post. Greetings all.

So I ordered Apple's new In-Ear Headphones with mic in hopes I could use it for both calls and for playing tunes on my new Bold. The first time I tried to use the headphones with the Bold no sound came out of the headphones and no headphone icon appeared in the Bold's music app. Headphones didn't work with the phone either. I figured there was an incompatibility and I should move on.

Upon further testing, I noticed something interesting. If I initiate a phone call and THEN plug in the headphones, the Bold will recognize the headphones, and the headphones (including the mic) will work (though the volume control won't). If I then switch to the music app, the headphones will work with the music app. But if I unplug the headphones and then plug them back in, the Bold won't recognize them, and I have to initiate the phone call process again.

Blackberry-supplied headphones work fine; I just don't like them.

Sort of odd. Smells like a bug to me. Any thoughts/explanations?

Thanks in advance.

Happy new year.
I use the Shure iPhone "cable" with a microphone and a socket for your headphones - and have similiar issues. Occassionally I can't get the music player to recognise the headphones.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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same here I have to play with the cord to get it to recognize
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Same here as well. I have to pull the plugs out and reinsert after call is initiated.
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Blackberries don't like apples! LMAO
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Did anyone find a solution to this? I just RMA'd my blackberry because of trackball issues, now I'm getting the same problem with the new Bold.
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I use the Shure SE102MPA headset and it works fine on both my iPhone and Bold. My BlackBerry Premium Headset also works fine on both.
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My first Bold worked just fine with these Apple buds. After I returned it and got a new one, they stopped working. Same issue as described by the original poster: finicky results when plugging in the buds, most often result = not working at all. All other buds, including Shure, work just fine.

I'm thinking it has to be a hardware issue because I've tried upgrading/downgrading to nearly every OS out there. They work on my friend's Bold running .247, but won't work on mine, which is also running .247. Going to RMA once more and hope for the best.
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