Are you tired of tangled headsets, headphones, or earpieces? Are you wondering why you can't hear your music through your bluetooth headpiece?Not all bluetooth headsets were created equal. Music is enabled through your headset if it has A2DP Advanced Audio Distribution Profile. This profile defines how stereo sound can be streamed from one device to another device over a Bluetooth connection. With A2DP you can listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks, videos, and all streaming media—all wirelessly from your mobile device to a wireless headset. You can even enjoy streaming media from your laptop, computer, tablet, or ereader to a wireless headset.
What is bluetooth technology? It is a short-range connectivity technology designed to transmit voice and data without the use of wires. Many devices can connect through this short-range other than cell phones, some examples are keyboards, monitors, printers, computers, and all bluetooth enabled devices. Bluetooth is one of many short-range wireless standards. The three main ones are IR or Infrared (used in remote controls), WLAN or wireless local area network (like a router), and bluetooth.
Bluetooth works anywhere in the world because it operates in the globally available and unlicensed ISM radio band of 2.4 GHz, this range has a reach of 10 meters or roughly 32 feet in distance. Bluetooth is capable fo supporting 8 active devices and 200 passive devices.
Where does the name Bluetooth technology come from? It was named after a Danish Viking king, King Harold Blåtand, who ruled circa A.D. 940-981. History tells us that, during his rule, King Harold Blåtand united Denmark and Norway. And since this new radio technology was expected to unify the telecommunication and computing industries, it seemed fitting to name it after King Harold Blåtand. Blåtand loosely translates to "blue tooth".
How does it work? A Bluetooth enabled device scans for other BT enabled devices within range, disregarding any solid objects in its path such as walls. When a contact "pairing" is made they begin to exchange messages for identification, for connectivity, and for security. No line of sight needed for this communication to be established since Bluetooth is omnidirectional by nature.
Combine A2DP and AVRCP Audio Video Remote Contro Profile and you get a headset that not only streams high quality sound but you get a user interface that controls play, pause, stop, forward, rewind.
All the headsets we have listed here have A2DP or A2DP and AVRCP combined. Before you decide which headset is best for you, please make sure that your mobile device supports A2DP profile. If you are not sure we recommend you visit www.phonescoop.com, enter your device model, and look under "connectivity".
|Description||Samsung HM3700 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headset||GOgroove Audio Active Wireless Hands-Free Bluetooth Sports Stereo||Plantronics Voyager Pro+ Bluetooth Headset||Jawbone ICON-Series Thinker Bluetooth Headset||Motorola HX550 Universal Bluetooth Headset||Jabra Street2 Bluetooth Stereo Headset|
|Music Time||5 Hours||7 Hours||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||8 Hours|
|Talk Time||9 Hours||Unknown||6 Hours||4.5 Hours||9 Hours||8 Hours|
|Standby Time||180 Hours||Unknown||5 Days||10 Days||15 Days||9.5 Days|
|Weight||11 Grams||12 Oz.||Unknown||2 Oz.||Unknown||3.4 Oz|
|Mono/Stereo||Convertible Mono & Stereo||Stereo||Unknown||Mono||Mono||Stereo|
|Charger Interface||Micro-USB||AC & USB Charger||USB||Micro-USB||Unknown||Mini (not Micro) USB|
|Bluetooth Version||v3.0 Plus EDR||v2.1||Unknown||v2.1||v3.0||Unknown|
|Wind Noise Reduction||Yes||Unknown||Yes||Yes||Unknown||Unknown|
|Read SMS||Yes||n/a||Yes 1st. Year Free||No||No||No|
|Range Distance||33 Ft.||30 Ft.||30 Ft.||30 Ft.||300 Ft. !!!||33 Ft.|