Any headset which follows the AHJ (American Headset Jack) will work with the Lumia range of phones. Lumia 820 and 920 support both American Headset Jack (AHJ) headsets and standard OMTP audio headsets.

If you have an issue with poor audio quality, low, no volume or non-functional control buttons in your wired headset, it may not be compatible with your phone. This is because of the jack connector configuration differences between OMTP and AHJ headsets:

  • The standard OMTP audio headset has the ground next to the sleeve, with the microphone connector on the second ring. This type of headset will be compatible with any Nokia Series 40, Asha and Symbian phone, and Lumia Windows phones with the cable adapter.
  • American Headset Jack (AHJ) headset, has the microphone connector point on the sleeve end, with the ground connector on the second ring. This means that ground and mic connections are the reverse of the OMTP headset connection. This type of headset will be compatible with any Lumia phones.