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2013-02-07 09:00 PM
I have recently purchased the Xperia Go and while I am very satisfied with the phone, I am having trouble picking a compatible pair of headphones with a microphone/remote. As I understand, the Xperia Go 3.5 mm jack uses the CTIA standard so shouldn't it be compatible with the iPhone accessoires? (Unless I am misinterpreting Johan's post: http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/154264#154264 ). I have purchased a pair of MA450i by RHA ( http://www.rha-audio.com/us/ma450i-black.html ) but my phone displays the following message: "The accessory's microphone and buttons are not available". As much as I like the Sony MDR-EX300 in-ear headphones I am currently using, I'd like to be able to control my music without having to take out the phone.
Thanks in advance.
2013-02-08 12:39 PM
If the headset has volume or music controls it might require a higher voltage. Xperia go can deliver 2V but if the connected headset requires more you might experience incompatibility issues.
I suggest that you check with the headset manufacturer for more info about which voltage they use.
- Community Manager Sony Xperia Support Forum
2013-02-08 01:34 PM
Thanks Johan. I've read that it's common for headsets designed for Apple products to only get partial functionality under Android (especially with a 3-button remote). Is the voltage mismatch usually the source of the problem? Is there a list of Xperia 2012+ compatible headsets somewhere? I've spent hours trying to find something yesterday but, to my knowledge, there is only the Klipsch Image S4A that is designed to work with Android.