Wow! In-ear headphones works with my MBPro!

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  1. akbc macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I searched the forums but I couldn't find anything.

    I just found out that the new Apple In-Ear Headphones work perfectly with my Unibody MBPro. Volume, mic, playing with iTunes for the Two click/Three click works almost too perfectly. Just by plugging it into the headphone jack.

    Why doesn't Apple advertise this?! (Or am I just too stupid to notice)

    Has anyone tried it with their other Mac machines?

    PS. Yes, I mean the CONTROLS attached to the earphones. Sorry for the misunderstandings :(
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    That's pretty cool, wonder if it'll work for older MBP users, the ones that don't have the media keys along the "F" keys.
     
  3. umgoblue2008 macrumors regular

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    Yes, a 3.5mm headphone works with anything that has a 3.5mm jack... :p
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    That was my initial reaction as well. I think they mean that the controls work flawlessly as well as just the headphones. ;)
     
  5. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Read the entire post, not just the title, before post supposedly witty remarks...
     
  6. akbc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, and reading a post before replying to it also works... :)
     
  7. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    Just tried it with my Griffin iPhone headset, it played the music fine but the button presses on the mic did nothing. I'm on a Macbook (May 2007 update.)

    I didn't think it would work anyway, but good to check.
     
  8. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    The controls don't work with the new MBAir though.:mad:
     
  9. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow!, same with the new Macbook unibody (I have the 2.4).

    Even the controls on the headset work :)
    when you plug them in to the headphone socket the mic comes up as "external mic" in sys prefs.

    Funky considering one would normally associate 3.5mm jacks on computers as either mic OR headphones, never as one (I am aware these have 4 connections on the 3.5mm jack).
     
  10. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Same here. They work flawlessly with the Unibody MB 2.0 :)
     
  11. skylennard macrumors newbie

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    Hi, has anyone figured out how this is accomplished on an OS level at all?

    I'd love to hack this functionality to have the headset controls input from my MBP's headphone jack to control thumbs up, thumbs down and pause/play in Pandora One. I imagine that this should be relatively easy to do, if I could figure out what was receiving this input and passing it to iTunes?

    Thanks!!!

    -nate
     
  12. blevins321, Apr 28, 2011
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    blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    OOOOhhhh...excellent idea. Give me 20 minutes. :D

    Edit: Fail. I screwed my audio kext lol...
     
  13. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    My 2010 Mac Pro does it as well. This is true on all newish macs. I don't know when it started.
     
  14. b-rad g, Apr 29, 2011
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    b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    They DO work on my 2010 MBAir. I have been using them since I got the machine and use the Volume and Play/Pause controls on the Apple headphones.
     
  15. The.Walrus macrumors member

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    Works on mid-2009 MBP with 10.6.7 (has worked since 10.6, and I think even 10.5, but can't remember for sure).
     

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