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Should old (eg. E7) Nokia headhphone buttons work....

asked 2015-01-25 20:50:30 +0300

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updated 2015-01-27 12:17:24 +0300

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...With a proper adapter? And what functionality would work? I have tried one adapter (for Samsung), works properly but only for sound. It doesn't react to buttons at all. This is all so unclear

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Yeah, I was also confused. It would be nice to get a statement on what kind of headsets are supposed to work.

piero ( 2015-01-26 11:17:14 +0300 )edit

Hey, a comment on this issue. I have tried two headsets (Nokia E52 & N9) with call/answer button and both work ok. Problem I have is the lack of tone range with these. If I listen to music or watch a stream only music with background vocals comes through and also chorus, but lead vocals seem to be missing. I have tried with Koss portapro and sounds were great and everything in order. I have a feeling this is related to audio jacks 4pin configuration/routing, because I can get all the sounds from those two headsets by keeping the call/answer button pressed down...

rivadariva ( 2015-02-15 21:58:04 +0300 )edit

Nokia E7 and N97 (and maybe some more models) headphones have the far best quality of sound in that class that I ever heard (compared to them N9's stock headphones were really "cheap"). Those work 100% with the N9, so it's the same standard. Pretty shame that not all the functions (play/rev/forward, volume..) are supported by Jolla and as I can tell never will be

clouseau ( 2015-02-21 10:17:32 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-27 10:54:36 +0300

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updated 2015-01-30 10:55:23 +0300

After there is support for wired headphones (sorry I couldn't find the exact link). I cannot say exactly for E7 headphones, but the button on the headphones for my 1020 works fine.

There is also this thread:

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I'd say that the old...well, let's cathegorise them as Symbian generation and Lumia headsets are also not compatible. I never heard any better headset that of thos comming with N97/E7 etc. I'd very much like to be able to use them on Jolla, but nowhere to turn.

clouseau ( 2015-01-28 19:26:40 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-01-30 14:20:39 +0300

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The point is, will Nokia headset buttons work with Jolla. Apparently an answer came from jolla's R&D: No. Audio and mic will work with an apropriate adapter (confirmed), and Sailfish supports only call/end button at the moment, but apparently not a multibutton headset (that modulates button signals). Here's the quote form support:

after consulting R&D folks it turned out that Jolla/SailfishOS currently supports the make/end call button only on wired headsets. With Bluetooth headsets it is better. The press of a (single) button is indicated to the phone so that the headset pulls the MIC line to ground. If the headset has several buttons then there must be a pulso code for them - the phone should interpret the code by reading the MIC line. I recall Nokia products relied on a standard called ECI. This is missing from SailifishOS now, unfortunately. This also implies that no adapter will help as the interpreting part is missing from Jolla

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