Sunday, March 05, 2006

Excellent Treo 650 and 700 specific Headset Earbuds

About once a week I get a request for information regarding making high quality stereo earbuds for the Treo that have a built-in mic and a 2.5 mm connector. Well, now that Shure makes earbuds for the Treo, one no longer has to put up with cheap earbuds of poor quality or go to the extreme of hacking a good pair together.

Here are 3 excellent earbuds for the Treo...











16 Comments:

Blogger Shaya said...

the problem with the shure headphones (came very close to buying, is that they don't seem to have an "answer/end" button on the headset!

I cam very close to buying one, but that was a bit of a show stopper.

10:59 AM  
Blogger TreoTricks said...

These are treo specific... They have a switch, mute and volume control.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Shaya said...

so you can pick up a call and hangup from the headset?

1:53 PM  
Blogger TreoTricks said...

Yes! Even on headsets with no button, a flip of the switch will pickup and hangup.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Shaya said...

ok, I'm an idiot. What switch are you talking about?

The crappy headphones I'm using w/ my treo right now have no switch. All they have is a button, when my phone rings, I press the button and I can talk to the caller, when I want to hangup, I press the button again and it hangs up the call.

5:54 PM  
Blogger TreoTricks said...

Any headset having a button and/or a switch will work... We are talking about the Shure earbuds right? They will work!

Via the button or the switch.

5:59 PM  
Blogger vlan7 said...

hey good blog!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Jeff D said...

I'd have a real hard time paying over $100 for a set of earbuds.

Guess I'm not that much of an audiophile.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These things have the bulbous connector in-line withe the 2.5mm conector making it totally impractical. If they had a tiny small 90 degree adaptor I would consider...
-ruger

2:11 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

I have stereo ear buds with mike from Motorola and Jabra. I can only get sound to one ear with either of these sets. How does the Sure overcome what appears to be a problem with the plug?

3:34 AM  
Blogger Dennis said...

I have stereo ear buds with mike from both Motorola and Jabra. With my 700, I can only get sound in one ear. This appears to be due to the configuration of the plug. How does Shure overcome this?

3:36 AM  
Blogger TreoTricks said...

The ear buds made by Motorola and Jabra will not wokr on the Treo... they need to be Treo Specific to work.

The Shures are sure to work...

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the Shure i2c-t earphones for my Treo 650 and they don't allow you to answer the calls without picking up the phone. There is a mute button and a volume control on the cord module but no other switch/button...

I looked at the audio jack wiring you have posted on your blog. It doesn't show what wire(s) to switch for answering calls. I know this can be done because Seidio does it with their 2in1 adaptors for the 650...

Does anyone know how to make this work? I have no reservations about opening up the control module and rewiring the switch, I just don't know if it's a resistance value the Treo is looking for, a short, or an open...

Thanks...

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Brian de Alwis said...

I'll be doing some flying in the near future and finally broke down and ordered up a pair of the Shure i2c-t to watch videos and play music on the flight. Unfortunately this was before the DIY nitroglycerin terror plots. (Otherwise I might have chosen one of the bluetooth headphones instead.)

I've initially found the sound to be very tinny on my Treo 650, both with RealPlayer and TCPMP, until I tried fiddling with TCPMP's equalizer settings. Bumping up the 60Hz band has produced some very nice bass bumping.

The only real downside to these earphones is the strange sensitivity of the volume rotator: it is extremely unsensitive except at the very high end where it becomes ultra-sensitive.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, Can you or can you NOT answer the phone on the fly while listening to tunes? Yes, I am a cyclist that is doing the wrong thing and listening to music while riding. But, a phone call from the wife now and then is important (I guess). Is there a way to get the phone to cut in and let me talk while riding?

7:42 PM  
Anonymous BillGritz said...

Is there a program to be modded to the 650 that can transmit the music through a normal bluetooth headset without having to buy one of the dumb stereo ones

5:59 PM  

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