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Old November 26th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Bluetooth and music

Ok, after some not informative research I am wondering if you can infact listen to music through a bluetooth headset (not headphones) and if so which ones are you using, thanks.

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I have the Motorola HT820s and they work perfectly for listening to music as well as audio during videos.
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I am looking for a headset,NOT headphones. Can't use headphones at work.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't think the headset BT profile will push music, 'cides it would sound crappy. But a nice behind the head almost invisible headphone works great (with some dropouts if the phone gets busy with other things). I use a Moto S9 which for two years on other devices I hated because of horrible sound and non functional buttons but on my Magic it works as designed.
Really, can't use headphones at work? You should tell them that they can improve productivity especially if the environment is noisy.
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anyone know ?
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i know my jawbone2 will not push music. I too use s9-hd..sound great
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I just purchased a jabra bt8040 just for this exact reason and it works great, what you want is a mono headset that has a2dp profile there are others on the market but I cant speak for how well they work. The jabra I have works great, its tiny and if you buy from ebay make sure it has all 6 eargels, the one I have came with 1 ear gel and is kinda big for my ear but it was cheap.
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The Plantronics Voyager 855 Stereo Bluetooh Headset works with only the single earbud in addition to using them both. I've had the unit since it first came out and have thoroughly been pleased with the performance. Doesn't have the bass and full range of a wired pair however is small and lightweight.

A quick check of the Plantronics website indicates that it has now however been discontinued. You should be able to find one fairly cheap online though. My only complaint with the unit is that it does not support Multipoint.
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I use this Newegg.com - Jabra BT8010 Mono Bluetooth Headset - Bluetooth Cell Phone Accessories its cheap and will last 10hrs on a charge.
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Does anyone know if the Jabra BT530 works as well ?
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Research a device that does a2dp.
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Does anyone know if the Jabra BT530 works as well ?
Yes it has A2DP
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I just ordered a BT530 from ebay for $45. Looking forward to it. I am using a wired headset now and the wire is getting in the way a bit. Does the call button on the BT headsets discussed here work to pause / play music? Does it allow you to answer a call when listening to music such that it will pause the music while talking on the phone and then continue the music once the call is done? I am using a motorola droid, BTW.

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to accomplish this and I have not found a way to activate that BT profile on a Droid. A Jawbone headset is not A2DP and will only recieve phone sounds unless SCO can be enabled. On a Blackberry Storm, you can enable SCO and then get music or streaming radio through a mono headset. If anyone finds a way to enable SCO on an Android device, sell the app because you will be rich.

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I use the Bluedock app to force on the a2dp profile while in my car. Not sure if this helps with the issue you're all having. Also I use it on a Milestone, which shouldn't matter (2.0.1 firmware).
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I just ordered a BT530 from ebay for $45. Looking forward to it. I am using a wired headset now and the wire is getting in the way a bit. Does the call button on the BT headsets discussed here work to pause / play music? Does it allow you to answer a call when listening to music such that it will pause the music while talking on the phone and then continue the music once the call is done? I am using a motorola droid, BTW.

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My 530 came in today and I mostly like it. It sounds good and does play music podcasts. The phone pauses the podcast when I get a call and I am able to answer hangup using the headset button as expected. When the call is done the podcast continues. Unfortunately the headset button does not play / pause the audio playback the way the button on my wired headset does. Too bad, but I didn't really expect it to work. I think for that to work on BT it has to support an additional protocol above and beyond a2dp. I forget what it is called. It is something like avrcp or something like that. I think the wired headset supports play pause in a different way. I noticed the plug for the wired headset has 4 zones so I figure they are for the sound, mic, and button presses.

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I can't find a way to push audio to my BT headsets which are both A2DP on the ERIS. It sounds like some of you with ANDROID op system are able to do this on other devices but I thought it was a limitation of ANDROID???
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I can't find a way to push audio to my BT headsets which are both A2DP on the ERIS. It sounds like some of you with ANDROID op system are able to do this on other devices but I thought it was a limitation of ANDROID???
Android's BT is indeed lacking in many ways but it does do A2DP. If you are paired you can long press on the listed headset/headphone in System/Wireless/BT and under Options it should show you the available profiles, hopefully headset and headphone. Make sure both (or the desired) profile is checked.
If it shows both profiles but won't connect then best to unpair and try again. I find that I don't get connected everytime and have to try it again. Once it connects it works fairly well but will sometimes skip briefly. I'm not convinced that the WiFI radio isn't interfering with BT.

BT in general sucks imho and is not even up to the sub par of general BT on Android yet.
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As of September 20, 2010....there is still NO app or easy way to listen to Media on the BT device (I use a Platronics). Very frustrating, as this is clearly a needed and wanted application/option.
Can anyone give an up to date opinion if there is a way to listen to anything other than a phone conversation on my Bluetooth device (HTC Incredible). Thanks!
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As of September 20, 2010....there is still NO app or easy way to listen to Media on the BT device (I use a Platronics). Very frustrating, as this is clearly a needed and wanted application/option.
Can anyone give an up to date opinion if there is a way to listen to anything other than a phone conversation on my Bluetooth device (HTC Incredible). Thanks!
i was trolling around the internet looking for some bluetooth apps when i seen this.... i ended up registering just to help out
so i had this problem at first till i found this great app called "super mono bt"
use the free version for the 6 days then reinstall it. works GREAT on mytouch3g.
connect the normal way for bluetooth, then start your music, open the app, and click the top button. NO SETTINGS

things ive noticed... eats battery like the cookie monster on a binge... slows down my mytouch (installed swapper 2 to add swap ram. best app out IMO) must have volume all the way up before you start app. this is because it routes the sound, but if the sound is only 50% then it can only output 50% to the headset...

either way i hope this helps for at least a temp fix. i use a SONY PS3 bluetooth headset at work and listen to audiobooks/music for at least 6hrs a night
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i was trolling around the internet looking for some bluetooth apps when i seen this.... i ended up registering just to help out
so i had this problem at first till i found this great app called "super mono bt"
use the free version for the 6 days then reinstall it. works GREAT on mytouch3g.
connect the normal way for bluetooth, then start your music, open the app, and click the top button. NO SETTINGS

things ive noticed... eats battery like the cookie monster on a binge... slows down my mytouch (installed swapper 2 to add swap ram. best app out IMO) must have volume all the way up before you start app. this is because it routes the sound, but if the sound is only 50% then it can only output 50% to the headset...

either way i hope this helps for at least a temp fix. i use a SONY PS3 bluetooth headset at work and listen to audiobooks/music for at least 6hrs a night
So I installed Super Mono BT and followed your directions, but nothing happens; I dont get audio from either the phone speaker or the BT headset. I tried many different ways to get it to work but got no results. I have a rooted Droid with 2.2 and a Chevy kernel. The BT headset is a Playtronics Explorer 250.

Anyone got any other solutions?
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I know you specified headset rather than earphones, but I have had no problems using either the Jabra Halo earphones or the Aliph Jawbone to listen to music or sound from other apps.
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I use the jawbone icon plays music on bt
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I use Motorokr S9HDs and listen to music ALL DAY LONG...
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3 different people in this thread mention Motorola MOTOROKR S9 HD headphones - whereas the OP specifically asks for a headset, not headphones.

In defense of those three people, however, the S9 / S9 HD (which I also have a pair) work as both a set of stereo headphones and a headset - it has a built in mic as well, so you can actually make and receive calls on it as well.

That would be why they continue to suggest them (and with an original MSRP of $179.99 when first released, the S9 HDs can now be had for as little as $60 with some creative search-shopping - that's how much I paid for mine 4 months ago or so).

Once you hear the sound quality of those headsets, you'll understand why so many of us swear by them.
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Hi Guys,

I have an HTC Incredible S (my second one, they don't like water) and I can't seem to get music to play through my SENA SMH10 (A2DP BlueTooth reciever). The most annoying this is that it works for phone calls but when I try to play music it just starts playing it out the speaker of the phone . Furthermore, This was working fine with my old phone (same model) and now it's not. Leads me to believe there is some sort of sortware missing from the new phone, does anyone have any ideas?

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There should be a way to view the available bluetooth profiles for a device. I don't have any bluetooth devices with me to verify but check around in the bluetooth settings and make sure that you don't have only the bluetooth headset profile listed for your receiver.

Have you performed the standard first step of troubleshooting by power cycling everything?
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i use a sony ericcson MW600...it's a little control unit BT dongle that you can plug in any 3.5mm standard headphone/earbud. you have the option of using only 1 earbud while i need to talk to people at work or if i'm working alone i have both in... the dongle has controls that work with the built in media player or pandora or audiogalaxy letting me pause, skip ahead, go back and pick up phone calls. it can even connect to 3 BT units at a time..so if you have a phone, an ipod, and your computer you can switch back and forth between them.
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there is a new tool bluemusic that does the audio routing over bluetooth to a mono bluetooth headset and for the a2dp ones, also works with the carkit, they are all listed in the software if they are in the range and you can make a simple switching between them.
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You must root the phone, go to hidden menus, BTUI Settings, and enable the Music via SCO option.
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I would like to add to the discussion by saying that I use and highly recommend the Plantronics M50, which is probably the least expensive bluetooth headset that will do the normal cellphone calls AND push the audio/music sound (A2DP support) through the headset. I was looking for a headset a while ago that would do exactly what the OP was looking for, and found this headset after browsing through a bunch that did the A2DP but at much, much higher prices. The Plantronics M50 is less than $30 through Amazon and Newegg. I use it on my own stock OG Droid and it works flawlessly as a normal calling headset and as the occasional music player for me. It works with the Google Play Music and the Amazon MP3 apps, which are what I use, but I'm sure it'd probably work with other music player apps.
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After a long hunt for a one ear model (Florida driving laws now allow wearing a headset, but only in one ear and only with a phone) that was A2DP capable, I finally found the Samsung HM1700. Pairs easily and connects flawlessly. I listen to podcasts all the time.
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