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jensph

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Sep 22, 2007
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What headphones exist for the iPhone that play stereo audio and control the phone?

I can find only two:

1) the headphones that come packaged with the iPhone

2) Seidio 2-IN-1 Stereo Isolator Earbud
http://store.everythingiPhone.com/content/accessories/73-74--2926.htm

My ears were not designed for earbuds (they just fall out), but maybe the Seidio's have enough pressure to stay in. Do I have any other options?

I have some Jabra's I used with my last phone, but their (4 conductor) 2.5 mm pin will unfortunately not fit.
 

jensph

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Sep 22, 2007
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What headphones exist for the iPhone that play stereo audio and control the phone?
Digging a little deeper in this forum uncovered a number of posts on this topic.

To summarize, besides the Apple set, it appears these are the options:

http://www.rivetnow.com/home/file/category/icategory_id/40/iPhone_Headset.html
http://www.seidioonline.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=804
http://www.ultimatebuds.com/etymotic.php
http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/Products/Earphones/att/index.htm
http://www.v-moda.com/collection/modaphones/vibe duo.aspx

The first two are less than $40, while the last three are at least $100.
 

jensph

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Do you have any info on which are most recommended?
My impression from others' posts is that the Rivet is a good value: they're relatively cheap, functional, though you won't get the best audio quality. On the other hand I've seen only good things about UltimateBuds' quality - though their price is out of my range for a wired headset. With the current version of the V-Moda there's apparently an issue with the clicker to take a call. I haven't seen much about the Shure or Seidio.

I'll probably go with the Rivet as a hold-over until a Bluetooth equivalent is compatible (assuming Apple updates the iPhone to support A2DP).