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Unable to find compatible headphones anymore

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Unable to find compatible headphones anymore

I still have my old trusty Neo V, but since I listen a lot to music and audiobooks my (cabled) headphones tend to break by the tear and wear of the connector in my pocket. That was not a problem until recently, as I was always able to get a compatible headset relatively easily. About 6 months ago the only one I was able to get at a mobile phone shop here was a Nokia stereo headphone that had an extra adapter which would convert to a Neo V jack and finding them was trick. Now this adapter has problems with the cable, and I ordered online some headphones that stated they were Neo V compatible, but they aren't. 


I understand that the compatibility issue stems from the segmentation on the jack for which there are 2 (only) separate ways to connect the segments (from what I understand the mic connection is the culprit). Is there a way (search term) to look for such an adaptor? Looking for Neo V in the compatibility list of a headphone isn't helpful anymore it seems, as it is too old now.


Please help.



Sony Xperia Support
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Re: Unable to find compatible headphones anymore

Hi and welcome @kgeorg!


The Xperia Neo V uses the OMTP standard when it comes to how the wires are connected to the 3,5 mm connector.

You can either check for a OMTP headset, use an adapter or just go with normal headphones (no mic).


More infro about the different headset standards can be found here: