Submitted by jtupea
on Friday, November 28, 2008 - 21:36.
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Selecting Bluetooth Stereo Headsets for your phone. I am not sure if the star trek look of the communications officer is the right look for me. But then again I am not sure if the "I am out on a jog" look will be good for me at work. So this is a little of the journey I took today trying to decide on a set of Bluetooth Stereo Headsets.
|Instructions ||Difficulty: Moderately Easy|
Things You'll Need:
- 1) Your wits
- 2) Your own cell phone that is bluetooth capable...Though you could link it to your car.
- 3) Patience to weigh out the good and the bad reviews.
Realize that by stereo I mean using both ears to hear calls and music.
Looking to see if your phone supports music on bluetooth.
Verfy that your phone has A2DP or AVRCP profile. If it doesn't you may need to download an application that will let your music play optimally.
Check to see what type of headphone jack you have. It may be a 2.5mm or a 3.6mm. The 3.5mm is the normal headset size. If you have your Ipod around see if the headset fits in your phone.
You may want to use Softick-Audio-Gateway this is for those of us that don't have the A2DP or AVRCP natively.
After installing the software link your headset to your phone.
The hard part will be deciding which one to get. There are several.
Several factors must be considered, namely; form, style and function.
I don't know about you but I like my gear to be slightly understated. Fly without being over the top PIMP. If you don't know what I am talking about this doesn't matter to you.
There are different styles out there. Over the head, Behind the head wrap, ear buds and even a dogtag style bluetooth headset.
I went store to store this morning hoping that Black Friday would tell me exactly which awesome set to buy but it didn't happen. I ended up online researching several models. So researching what they look like is important.
I finally narrowed down the search to two types. The dogtag syle and the wrap around headset.
Cost is always one that is important but function should rule when making this decision. Sometimes $10 more is the right choice. I plan on using these regurlary to listen to music and to speak on so I would like a very durable set.
Once you have narrowed down the search using the appropriate factors Form, Style, Function and cost. Order them and wait to get those bad boys in. I thought this was something interesting that I am learning about.
Tips & Warnings
- Many may not understand how important it is to have the ability to stream music. They may even blame the headset. If you think it may be the headset try it on a different phone with native A2DP and see if there is a difference with the music. That way when you call outside of the US for technical help you are positive it is the headset. lol. Please read some mirth in my voice.
How To Article: How To Select The Right Bluetooth Stereo Headsets.