Any compliant headset? (Re: was FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update)

Richard Reichenbacher richard5 at
Fri Apr 18 23:54:36 CEST 2008

I noticed only one headphone getting sound when I was using a 3.5-2.5  
adapter with a motorola phone a while ago.  I would just jiggle the  
connection or reinsert the 3.5 slowly and it would work.  Maybe you're  
experiencing the same thing from a similar crappy adapter.

On Apr 18, 2008, at 2:15 PM, Gilles Casse <gcasse at> wrote:

> thomasg wrote:
>> What you wrote, Gilles, is a problem. I can't imagine, that FIC  
>> produced headsets that would fit for the neo only (why should  
>> they?), so I strongly assume that the headset is a standard device.  
>> Maybe you should describe what exactly didn't work, so we can try  
>> to figure out what the problem is.
>> I can only guess: it could be a problem with the alsa settings, or  
>> maybe the impedance of the headsets was just different.
> Hi Thomas, all,
> Publish please urls where a compliant headset (2.5mm, 65 ohms,  
> stereo, mic?) can be bought online. If there is no compliant  
> headset, the issue will be at least identified, hopefully first step  
> before resolution :-) .
> I tried 3 earphones: the first one was unusable, due to low  
> impedance as pointed out by Joerg's answer:
> I did not find a 2.5mm, 65 ohms stereo earphone, and fall back to  
> check two 3.5mm, 65 ohms Sennheiser earphones plus a 3.5/2.5mm  
> adapter. The audio volume is correct, but now only one ear has audio.
> Gilles
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