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LadyHoneyBabe
May 11, 2010, 08:07 AM
I've been looking for some good wireless headphones where the band rests behind the neck instead of on top of the head. I already have the Motorola BT headphones, but I would like a different, better brand. Any suggestions?



xraytech
May 11, 2010, 08:51 AM
I've been looking for some good wireless headphones where the band rests behind the neck instead of on top of the head. I already have the Motorola BT headphones, but I would like a different, better brand. Any suggestions?

http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-906-US-BackBeat-Headphones/dp/B001TK3ACA

fishmd
May 11, 2010, 09:09 AM
The company Jaybirds is coming out with their BlueBuds very soon. I spoke with their company yesterday about them. They will have some information on their website within the month and will hopefully be selling them soon after. They were announced at CES 2010 and were a best of show. They look amazing and should have a lot of great technology in them to make them sound great. I am planning on giving them a go when they come out. :)

LordOBoogie
May 11, 2010, 09:52 AM
I have these, and I like them a alot:

http://www.cellhut.com/images/products/Samsung-SBH500_8517_B.jpg

http://www.cellhut.com/Samsung-SBH500-behind-the-neck-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headphones-8517.html?u=2&ppc=26438&name=Samsung-SBH500-behind-the-neck-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headphones

OneMike
May 11, 2010, 11:17 AM
Had these (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfish%26%23153%3B+Mobile+-+RF-MAB2+High-Definition+Stereo+Bluetooth+Headphones+-+Black/9246862.p?id=1218068108153&skuId=9246862&st=rocketfish%20bluetooth&cp=1&lp=6) since december. Also can be used as a handfree for phone or whatever. No complaints

sonofpismo
May 11, 2010, 01:18 PM
These are my favorite...

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/file/1.674975.1255494915/HBH-IS800-Overview-top.jpg

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/accessories/overview/hbh-is800?cc=us&lc=en

Small design with a great sound, but no volume control... although let's just say that problem could soon be resolved any day.

flanger
May 11, 2010, 02:06 PM
These are my favorite...

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/file/1.674975.1255494915/HBH-IS800-Overview-top.jpg

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/accessories/overview/hbh-is800?cc=us&lc=en

Small design with a great sound, but no volume control... although let's just say that problem could soon be resolved any day.

Does that mean you can't control the volume on the headphonescontrols or that you can't lower the volume with the ipad itself (so that it can just play at one volume)?

SchneiderMan
May 11, 2010, 02:31 PM
If sound is important for you then I would strongly suggest you get non Bluetooth earphones or headphones.

sonofpismo
May 12, 2010, 01:42 AM
Does that mean you can't control the volume on the headphonescontrols or that you can't lower the volume with the ipad itself (so that it can just play at one volume)?

CURRENTLY, the iPhone OS does not support volume control of bluetooth devices. The above Sony headphones I mentioned, DO NOT have their own volume control.

However, this issue may be addressed in a future software update to the iPhone OS platform. :cool:

LinMac
May 12, 2010, 02:04 AM
CURRENTLY, the iPhone OS does not support volume control of bluetooth devices. The above Sony headphones I mentioned, DO NOT have their own volume control.

However, this issue may be addressed in a future software update to the iPhone OS platform. :cool:

iPhone OS 4.0 supports this capability. I have confiremd that iPhone OS 3.2 on the iPad does not support it. It is also not supported in iPhone OS 3.1.3.

I own a set of Sony HBH-IS800 headphones (the set pictured above) and tested this on my devices.

Note to anyone testing with the HBH-IS800: Pair your headphones with the iPhone then power cycle (turn them off, not sleep, then turn them back on) once before use. This only needs to be done just after pairing and has to do with audio quality.

bursthead
May 12, 2010, 03:16 AM
I currently use Sony hbh-ds980 and I have volume control, but I can't change tracks.. I can pause and play too on 3.2 iPad and 3.1.3 iPhone 3GS...

I really want to try out the hbh-is800 because they are the next model up from my headphones.. But I really like durability and battery life the ds980 offers at the expense of size...

flanger
May 12, 2010, 04:25 AM
CURRENTLY, the iPhone OS does not support volume control of bluetooth devices. The above Sony headphones I mentioned, DO NOT have their own volume control.

However, this issue may be addressed in a future software update to the iPhone OS platform. :cool:

So, just to be clear, even if I should slide the volume down on the iPad (not on the headphones), the volume still stays the same on the headphones?

If that's that case, I don't see the point of buying these headphones (prior to the release of 4.0)

sonofpismo
May 12, 2010, 04:50 AM
So, just to be clear, even if I should slide the volume down on the iPad (not on the headphones), the volume still stays the same on the headphones?

If that's that case, I don't see the point of buying these headphones (prior to the release of 4.0)

Correct. There is no way to lower/raise/mute the volume... just play/pause control, and access to Voice Contorl is available.

It is a drawback, but they are the slickest looking and some of the best sounding stereo bluetooth headphones around. With 4.0, they'll be near perfect.

erunamo12
May 12, 2010, 05:24 AM
I use sony HBH-IS800 headphones now with beta os 4 and is near of perfection, all works ok

sandydlc
May 12, 2010, 11:53 PM
I realize that these aren't the behind the neck bluetooth headphones you were looking for, but for the price, they're extremely well-built and sound great:

http://www.amazon.com/JayBird-SB1B-Sportsband-Bluetooth-Headphones/dp/B003156O1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273726272&sr=8-1

They both work well with iPhone and iPad - just remember to turn off bluetooth on the device you're not using or you'll go nuts trying to figure out why they're not working!!

BossHogg
May 13, 2010, 04:59 AM
I'm using the bluetooth Motorola S305's and they work like a charm as does both the inset volume control and the iPad volume control. Have a looong commute so watch a lot of video's and have not had ny problems here.

gwynne
May 14, 2010, 07:37 PM
I could use some guidance here. I need to replace a broken Sennheiser gaming headset, and I'm wondering if something like this exists for under $100: a Bluetooth wireless headset that will at least receive audio from my iPad, but which will also pair with my MBP and work with the Ventrilo voice app (I.e., has a mic the MBP/ventrilo can control). I am not an audiophile so amazing music reproduction is not a huge factor.

It seems like some things ive found and some in this thread would fit the bill, but I've never used BT audio before and I'm not clear on iPad compatibility or osx voice app compatibility.

Thanks in advance.

P.s., want over head, not behind.

batman75
May 14, 2010, 08:47 PM
I have been using the Nokia BH-905 Bluetooth noise canceling headsets. They are truly superb. Great sound quality, and very effective noise canceling. They remind me of the Bose QC3 except they are Bluetooth. They also have a 19 hour rechargeable battery life.

batman75
May 14, 2010, 08:54 PM
I could use some guidance here. I need to replace a broken Sennheiser gaming headset, and I'm wondering if something like this exists for under $100: a Bluetooth wireless headset that will at least receive audio from my iPad, but which will also pair with my MBP and work with the Ventrilo voice app (I.e., has a mic the MBP/ventrilo can control). I am not an audiophile so amazing music reproduction is not a huge factor.

It seems like some things ive found and some in this thread would fit the bill, but I've never used BT audio before and I'm not clear on iPad compatibility or osx voice app compatibility.

Thanks in advance.

P.s., want over head, not behind.

Yes the Nokia I mentioned in the post above is great. It also has ambient noise cancellation on the mic as well as the ears so you get clear voice outbound, and clear sound on the headset.

gwynne
May 14, 2010, 09:00 PM
Thanks but those look very much outside the under-$100 range. :)

gwynne
May 18, 2010, 08:36 PM
I ended up going with the cheapo Sony DRBT101 headphones. Pleasantly surprised at audio quality (non audiophile but loads better than stock earbuds). Transport controls and voice commands work fully on both the iPad and iPhone. Range seems to be excellent.

Only problem I'm having with them is poor audio quality from iTunes on my MBP (2007). It seems to recognize that the device is stereo but is downsampling like crazy or something; and Ventrilo won't recognize the mic, which I was afraid of and why I went pretty cheap. (very very hard to find info on this, I guess Bluetooth really never caught on for this)

Still--happy with the purchase, its nice not being tethered to a device for audio when roaming around the the house or doing noisy work.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QXDSMW?tag=tk006-20

blairh
May 23, 2010, 03:41 PM
Is there a wireless earbud model that someone can recommend for the gym? I currently use Shure SE115's and they are great. Doesn't have to match that audio quality but can't sound like junk either. Thanks.

Dogpilot
May 23, 2010, 04:24 PM
I have been using the Sony BT100's for a while now. I wear them biking and clip them to the helmet. They also work quite well on the iPhone making and receiving calls. Be kind of cool when Apple finishes up the EDR 2.1 Bluetooth commands on both devices. It would be nice to be able to do track advance and back up.
http://www3.dealtime.com/xPO-Sony-DRBT100CX

GPN
Jul 3, 2010, 04:45 AM
Hi there,
I have purchased the MM 100, it works good. I paired it also with my nokia phone and now I can listen to music and answer calls. The mute/pause music and answer/end call controls from the headset works, unfortunately the track forward/backward does not! And the price in 100usd approximately...

GPN

7racer
Jul 3, 2010, 02:30 PM
I'm waiting for these. Unfortunately, chatter on the web has them being released in Nov???

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-31045_1-10427463-269.html

But I have the Jaybird Freedom and love them as they are sweat proof. Use them on my marathon training runs.

Shinigami301
Jul 8, 2010, 02:26 PM
I have Sony DR-BT21G's which I picked up in Japan at the end of 2007. They are wonderful, they sound good (meaning, they get all out of the inferior Apple audio boards obtainable) and get me 11 hours of continuous play before requiring a recharge.

I also have the Moto S9's, which don't have a fraction of the sound quality or comfort. However, the Motos do auto-connect, which is a nice convenience.

T4R06
Jul 11, 2010, 07:34 AM
HBH-IS800 cost $99 @ mobilecityonline
That's where I got mine. Tested on i4 and they are awesome. Can't wait for the iPad iOS4

blairh
Jul 23, 2010, 10:14 AM
I hope we see more bluetooth headphones in the near future. I'm just tired of wires and I don't think any current BT sets compare to some of the better earbuds. I wish Apple would just make a pair so that way I don't have to worry if they will be compatible with future iOS4 updates.

Zodiak
Jul 23, 2010, 11:42 AM
I wish the ipad supported Single ear telephone headsets. I've purchased a Blueant Q1 before http://www.myblueant.com/q1/ which apparently is one of THE best of its kind with audio controls and everything but it will not work even though it supports A2DP and other telephones. I dont understand what the deal is with but it works on the android.

Reason why I want one is because multitasking on the IOS 4.0 is in place and skype just got updated to do multi tasking so I could send and receive phone calls while im on the road without using a phone.

Sdevante
Mar 10, 2011, 08:52 AM
Wireless headphones are the best one to have; it gives us hassle free listening experience, and it is also very easy to carry. There are so many types of wireless headphones available. I think internet is the best place to look for good and affordable wireless headphones. We will find lot of options to choose from.

You bumped a nearly year old thread for this? Brilliant!

gage006
Mar 10, 2011, 11:34 AM
Wireless headphones are the best one to have; it gives us hassle free listening experience, and it is also very easy to carry. There are so many types of wireless headphones available. I think internet is the best place to look for good and affordable wireless headphones. We will find lot of options to choose from.

lol?

brudog68
Mar 10, 2011, 03:54 PM
Well, while we're here...what are the updated opinions on best BT headphones? Been thinking about it myself here lately to use with new ipad2.

CuppyCake
Mar 10, 2011, 07:44 PM
What was the final verdict of the volume on Sony HBH-IS800