What's different about the Apple's in-ear mic headphones for Touch V2?

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

  1. zimagold macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2007
    So, I have some headphones/mic with the 3-stripe tip that I use with my iPhone. The button on it allows me to play/pause/skip songs, and the mic works as it should. However, when I tried it on a friend's gen2 iPod Touch, none of those functions work. What's going on here? I thought it's supposed to be compatible with external mics. I'm not paying Apple $80 for headphones....that's crazy.
  2. 11800506 macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2007
    Washington D.C. Area
    Apple also sells the regular headphones with remote, volume controls, and mic for $29, however the iPhone Stereo Headset is supposed to work with the 2nd gen iPod touch, so I'm not sure what happened.
  3. zimagold thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2007
    Just a follow up. I bought another cheap pair of headphones with the same 3-ring tip and mic, and this one works with the Touch V2. The tip looks exactly the same as the other pair that didn't work. I have no idea what the deal is. Fring works great on it now.

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