keybeeCZ, on Jan 4 2005, 14:52, said:
I used the standard 2.5 mm (3 pole) plug and it works fine. It only needs some kind of "customization".
You cannot plug the jack fully as were listed above. Some people say this results in 2-way mono sound. They are NOT right - as MPX has 4 pole connector you will only "disable" the mic pole this way. After doing this it is good to isolate the top of the plug or you will hear some noise when the jack touches the "pole-slot" for mic (i used normal isolation sticker - be careful to fit it well or it can stuck in your phone).
Another problem is the right position of the plug - try it in different positions and then use the spacers for exact fitting. I have got the spacers the same hight like the half of 4th pole on the plug (it "replaces" the plug by one "mic" pole).
At the end I recognized the plug is moving out from the phone sometimes as it is not fitted properly by the "inner spring". I drilled my plug coating in the point it touches the "headphones slot cover" and connected it together.
The last thing you have to do is the registry edit like described in this topic (for bass sound enabled - it works without any problems):
..."HKey Local Machine -> Audio -> Softwaremixer -> and press the left top button for "Values" and viola.......the EnableLowPassFilter pops up. On default it's on 2 (I had it 1 on WM2003), so changing in on 0 makes a difference!"...
Finally I used the betaplayer with 10 band equalizer...
It works perfectly for me - the sound is not the best like from any professional CD player but it is sufficient and comparable with standard MP3 players...
PS: It is better to buy the 2.5 - 3.5 adapter from e-bay with 4 pole jack but I am from Czech rep. and so it makes me to much problems to get anything from US e-shops... I used the Hama 2.5 - 3.5 mm standard headphones adapter.
I've got to say, after owning an MPX and fighting the bass problem, there are 4 things you need to do:
1. the registry setting, explained above;
2. load TCPMP (aka betaplayer) and adjust the equaliser settings to the point of clipping - which means a smile with the bass end much higher than the treble, and take a lot of the mid-range out;
3. get a correct 4 pole 2.5 to 3.5 mm adaptor - even the Harrier headphones will do;
4. get some Koss Spark Plugs.
Then ...... audio heaven - the phone is now quite loud, and remarkable and leaves most MP3 players for dirt. it also then hass OK bass and fantastic stereo separation that verges on a quasi-3d effect.
However, if you get a VOQ, and do all the above, it's even better and louder, which helps battery life too!