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Headphones for Nexus 4

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Now my Nexus 4 has turned up unexpectedly early, I suddenly need to sort out headphones for it...

Anyone got any recommendations for a sub £50 headphones + mic? (Do Nexus 4 use inline?)

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RE: Headphones for Nexus 4

*bump*

And I was looking at the SoundMagic E10 - which don't have a microphone. But the E10M do. But it's descibed as an "Apple microphone" - will this work with the Nexus 4 - or does this only support single button mikes?

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RE: Headphones for Nexus 4

I've been using it with a pair of Sennheiser PMX 680i headphones and yes, only the pause button works - the volume controls don't.

Philips announced some Android earphones at the start of the year.

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RE: Headphones for Nexus 4

Joe Cox wrote:

I've been using it with a pair of Sennheiser PMX 680i headphones and yes, only the pause button works - the volume controls don't.

Philips announced some Android earphones at the start of the year.

So, are they any good?

And are these the only android phones?

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RE: Headphones for Nexus 4

Still looking...

I did look at the made for android Klipsch Image S4a headphones + mic. I was put off by the price - £75-90 (ouch). But, Klipsch have started producing an updated version of the S4a, the snappily named Klipsch Image S4a (II). These have flat cables, to prevent tangling (which is an issue with the originals).

So, the price of the originals is now £49.90 on Amazon - are these worth it?

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