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3.0 out of 5 stars Notice: Mic Buttons only work on Apple hardware., 9 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: House of Marley People Get Ready In-Ear Headphones with 3 Button Mic - Roots (Wireless Phone Accessory)
Overall I was very pleased by the product the sound quality is tip top, I love it so much. Problem is that generally microphones in my experiences have never been completely incompatible with other brands of smartphone. Sadly this is the case with these headphones, I was gutted after paying the extra £10 for the Volume control (Doesn't work on Lumia 710) and the Microphone (Doesn't work on Lumia 710). The only button that does work is the button in the middle to pause music and answer calls. Again, Only really useful to answer calls if you are holding the phone close enough to your face. I would strongly reccomend not paying extra for this model, Given the incompatibility with several devices and as I discovered in the User Guide:

"*Remote and mic supported by iPod Nano (4th Gen) Classic (120GB) Touch (2nd Gen) iPhone 3GS and newer but not all blackberry. Remote supported by iPod Shuffle (3rd Gen). Support for other devices varies by model. All compatability is subject to change."

If your product isn't on that list, Don't buy these, Save yourself some cash and buy the non-mic model, Since the headphones are still good.
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Initial post: 5 Feb 2013 17:28:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2013 17:31:02 GMT
grez868 says:
so you're giving a 2 star rating because the product does as advertised, and works on a device it was made for? seems legit...

buttons on inline cables dont work on all phone handsets/devices purely because not all phone manufacturers insert this capability into their devices. you will notice if you look at the jacks of earphones with and earphones without a mic. each of the jacks are designed differently, because each portion of the jack connects with a different part of the port on your device.

i had a set of these earphones and was disappointed that the buttons didnt work on a windows laptop, but they do on an apple laptop. thats not the fault of the earphones, but of the laptop's components and firmwares.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Feb 2013 15:02:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Feb 2013 15:05:39 GMT
Sprnt says:
As far as I can recall, At the time I purchased them there was not any indication that the product would only work on apple hardware, Hence the 2 star rating due to inaccuracy of the description.

I am aware of how inline cables work, however, many that I have come across at least, work universally, for instance, The old headset I had which also had inline buttons and a mic worked on the phone perfectly fine.

It is unfair to assume that I had not read the description before purchasing, nor is it fair to suggest that my review is invalid given the time that has passed since the date of purchase.

In addition, After I returned the headsets, I purchased the set without the 3 button mic., I have modified the review title and gave it a neutral rating of 3 Stars.

Posted on 17 Apr 2013 11:12:32 BDT
To clarify. The mic buttons don't work but the mic DOES? I've tried headsets where the buttons work but the mic doesn't! Basically unless I've got an iPhone, buying headphones is a minefield. Thanks for any info

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 16:07:21 BDT
Sprnt says:
I am not sure what you mean, However the official website displays a "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" logo as well as the following information under the 3 Button Mic.

"Note: The + and - controls on the three-button controller are designed to work with Apple devices only. The center button will answer and end calls in most smart phones."

http://www.thehouseofmarley.co.uk/headphones/in-ear-headphones/people-get-ready-in-ear-headphones.html

Hopefully this will help.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 16:20:22 BDT
Thanks. It's the bit where they mention "most smartphones". I could buy them and not be able to use the mic. Thanks for the info at least. Looks like apple have the market sewn up! Back to iPhone for my next phone.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 16:34:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Apr 2013 16:40:53 BDT
Sprnt says:
I can't say for sure, But the last ones I had with a Mic on them were SkullCandy ones for around this price range and they worked fine. I'm not sure of the model sadly, but iPhone does not own the market on headphones with mics, Wish you luck :)

Edit: Think it might be the ink'd ones around £15 right now on Amazon
Edit #2: Skullcandy advertise that their mic works on most smartphones [Mic1]
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