Headphones with Play/Pause/Next Track control

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by STEVESKI07, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I'm looking for a set of headphones where I can control the music from the headphones itself. It's very difficult to change songs with the Touch when you are in the middle of a jog. I did notice the Apple In-Ear Headphones with remote and mic but I'd like to find something a little less pricey. Is there any 3rd party headsets that works with the Touch? If not, has anybody had any experience with the Apple headset? Does it work with Skype to make calls? How's the sound quality?


    Here's the link to the Apple headset:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MA850G/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0Ng&mco=MTcyOTAyNw&p=1&s=topSellers




    I also noticed they had a cheaper version that look like the stock headphones that come with the iPod. I have a real hard time keeping the stock ones in my ear. Can anybody confirm that these are the same?
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB770G/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3NA&mco=MjE1MjkxNw
     
  2. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    I love the Griffin Smarttalk adapter. You can use your favorite headset and still have the remote control access for your music, and you get a mic as well. Its been working great for me. Its pretty cheap too, $20.
     
  3. STEVESKI07 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the response, but the only problem with this is that the cord for my headphones would be way too long because my cord does not split half way. I do not want to have to worry about clipping that long of a wire. Besides, my current head phones aren't anything special, so I'm trying to use this as an excuse for getting a new set.

    I would go with the Apple In-Ear headphones but they are pricey and I heard they aren't that great sound quality wise. If there was an alternative that was the same price but had better sound quality I'd be fine with that. Also, this is a minor issue, but I'd really prefer black headphones as opposed to white.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    The Apple ones have received good reviews by unbiased reviewers, not some random internet forum people.

    There are other ones. Dozens of threads here. Just search.
     
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    A little pricier, but worth considering for the future...

    I use the Motorola S9-HD bluetooth headphones with a Sony bluetooth adapter for the iPod with my iPod Touch.

    It is a little costly, but I would never go back to wired headphones. The sound quality is good, the controls work perfectly, and it's a breeze to pair. I highly recommend it if you want to use your iPod while active.

    I use this setup for cycling and indoor climbing - works perfectly.
     
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    The fine wires they use for the headphones are very very fine and all but impossible to splice; I've tried it and failed. They use such a fine wire! I even asked a specialist and he said it was too much trouble to bother.
     
  8. STEVESKI07 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry for sounding confusing, but when I meant clipping the wire I just meant clipping the wire to my clothes so the wire isn't dangling. If it was possible, that would be a good idea though.


    I've considered going this route, but from the looks of it, none of the bluetooth adapters will attach to my Touch since I have the NeoTouch case on it and I don't want to take that off when I'm working out.


    I'm considering giving these a shot. I've seen them for around $20 and I think its worth a shot at that price. If I can't come up with anything better in the next couple days, this is the route I'm going to go.
     
  9. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about the SwitchEasy NeoTouch case? Because that's what I have, and the Sony BT adapter works fine.
     
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    That's the one. It fits. However, the adaptor doesn't "click" inside of the iPod, so it can slip out, so just throwing it in your pants pocket isn't the best method if that's what you had in mind. Also, the BT signal gets a little funky when your body gets in the way. I generally keep my iPod either in my backpack, in a shirt pocket, or at a distance, just to keep my body out of the way.
     

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