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    ??????????????

    When I try to play MP3s using ptunes and the stock earbud, there's no volume through the earbud.

    If I take the 600 off of "mute," I get loud playback through the unit.

    How do you get ptunes to play THROUGH the earbud, but **not** through the unit speaker?

    Is this a dumb question? Or is the earbud worthless for playing MP3s? Is my unit broken?

    I think the whole purpose of an earbud or headphones is to have the unit sound **off** while all sound volume gets channeled to the headphones or earbud. Right? Shouldn't plugging in an earbud or headphones automatically cutoff the unit's external sound? Shouldn't having the unit on "mute" still allow you to hear sound through the earbud when it's plugged in?

    What am I missing here???????????

    I'm totally confused.
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    Originally posted by TreoScott
    ??????????????

    When I try to play MP3s using ptunes and the stock earbud, there's no volume through the earbud.

    If I take the 600 off of "mute," I get loud playback through the unit.

    How do you get ptunes to play THROUGH the earbud, but **not** through the unit speaker?

    Is this a dumb question? Or is the earbud worthless for playing MP3s? Is my unit broken?

    I think the whole purpose of an earbud or headphones is to have the unit sound **off** while all sound volume gets channeled to the headphones or earbud. Right? Shouldn't plugging in an earbud or headphones automatically cutoff the unit's external sound? Shouldn't having the unit on "mute" still allow you to hear sound through the earbud when it's plugged in?

    What am I missing here???????????

    I'm totally confused.
    I'm having the same issue when using a Palm Tungsten C using Ptunes Deluxe with the stereo adapter.
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    The 600 won't send sound to the earbuds/headphones unless it detects a high enough impedance on it (and even then, not everything, like the phone ringing, goes to the earbud).

    One trick that's been found for playing back on the (Sprint) supplied earbud is to hold down the mute key-- after a few seconds, you usually can get the music to play over the earbud.

    Other people have had mixed results using an adapter and headphones or other devices-- there are only two solutions here:

    1- make sure the adapter is solidly connected. Most people with non-Handspring adapters have had to do some surgery to make them work.

    2- experiment with different headphones or whatever. Some people have had no problem with headphones, but no luck hooking the treo into their car stereos...
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    treoscott - you said this:

    When I try to play MP3s using ptunes and the stock earbud, there's no volume through the earbud

    so I'm guessing by the term 'stock earbud', you mean the earbud that you use to make and take phone calls - the one that came with your 600, in the box. If that's the earbud you're referring to, then - no, that earbud is not intended to work with ptunes. That one is just for the phone side of things.

    To use earphones or a headphones, or whatever, to listen to ptunes, you need to get a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter (as others have referred to in this thread). The issue is the jack on the 600 is a 2.5mm one (commonly used for phone earbuds and such), and most music-type headphones use a 3.5mm jack - you have to do some converting.

    You can get an adapter from Handspring, any number of eBay places, or from Radio Shack. I have 3 of them from RS, and they work just as you state in your post - when you plug in the combo of the adapter/headphones, no more sound comes from the speaker - it comes through your headphones. (you can also get some music headphones that evidently have a 2.5mm jack, from places like SkullCandy - so a search and see what you find. Some folks, I think, have had issues going this route, though, so you're on your own).

    Good luck. There are tons on threads on the adapters, and various headphones. You can drown in all the headphone talk.

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