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Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

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Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

Is there a way to know if a particular wired headset (Sony Ericsson or not) with media controls (single or multiple buttons) will work (or not) with my Xperia Ray ? (before buying and trying it, I mean !) Winking Face
Ideally, I'm looking for a wired headset adapter with media controls (play/pause, previous/next track, volume... but I suppose a single button could be enough thanks to such android apps), and if possible with a microphone, that allows me to plug and use any headphones.

Some examples:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001C0LBEG/ref=nosim/?tag=5336653508-21
http://www.amazon.com/Headset-Hands-free-Adapter-Microphone-Generation/dp/tech-data/B000YE35I6/ref=d...
http://www.nomatica.com/fr/htc-audio-adaptor-with-stereo-headset-hs-u350.html

Would something like this work on my Xperia Ray ?
Is there such a Sony Ericsson device ?...

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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

Just received the SE HPM-75/J headset I recently ordered on eBay.

http://img.store.pchome.com.tw/~prod/M03471859/se_hpm_75j_4.jpg?pimg=static&P=1236081107

It works perfectly with my Xperia Ray ! Slightly smiling Face

(with the delivered SE headphones and also with my old ones)

https://lh4.ggpht.com/msxtq7j7gPdCebewcWf8xVPLUJ8ADKPrlJPP63ixbD4elMuFVgEcBWxYIpRvbeh8qQ=w124

With the JAYS android app, I can control almost anything I want:

https://market.android.com/details?id=se.jays.headsetcontrol

https://lh6.ggpht.com/wySVCI2cTd_3BXV7EoK_BTp4jvzciRB82g4v5Gx1oZc-hKamxIjaYWCgUsyntA8Tpg=w705
(they should just add quadruple and quintiple clicks, in order to control even more fonctions, and it would be perfect !)

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Genius
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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

There really isn't, unfortunately.

It is either (as you said) try-before-you-buy, or a bluetooth device.

We don't have a wired headset that meets your needs.

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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

Thanks for your answer.

So it means that some headset adapters will/could work ?
Then if anybody has a successful experience with such a device working on an Xperia, please let me know ! Slightly smiling Face

By the way, just a technical question: as there's usually no additional contact on the jack, how do headset buttons work ?...

Genius
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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

I hope you get some replies from other users!

As for your other question... I don't know. It must use what is already there Slightly smiling Face

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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

I have purchased SE MW600 Bluetooth earphones and they sounds excellent. However, track and album id doesn't show on headset receiver for some reason.

I also received a set of SE ribbon headphones with the phone anyway, which I've been told are really good (controls on the cord) although i've not used them yet.

any other makes/ types, i don't know...

hope this hepls..

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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

What about this SE one ?
http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/accessories/overview/mh700?cc=gb&lc=en#view=compatible_phon...
Seems it would work (the 'adapter' part), as I guess the single button should control everything thanks to an adequate app (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.kober.headsetbutton&hl=fr).

Too bad it's not sold separately (without the headphones) ! Dizzy Face

Also, here's another post from this forum with some interesting info about the compatibility issues (but still nothing specific about the "button" compatibility issues):
http://talk.sonyericsson.com/message/154264

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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

I'm wondering if a SE MH-500 or HPM-75J headset (also divided in 2 parts, so that you can use any headphones you want) would work with the Xperia Ray...


http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/sony-ericsson-mh500-p25389.htm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Ericsson-hpm-75-Sony-Ericsson-HPM-75J/dp/B003K1HH5M

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Genius
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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

They will work, but that button will only answer/end calls.

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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

But this button will still be configurable through dedicated Android applications, won't it ?

For instance:
https://market.android.com/details?id=tvk.headvoltrial&feature=also_installed

Genius
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Re: Xperia Ray: Wired headset adapter with media controls

Just tried it, works Slightly smiling Face