Bluetooth Headset - Anyone tried Motorokr S9?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by billywhitelegs, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. billywhitelegs macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    I am trying to find a bluetooth headset to wear when walking (actually golfing). Right now I am using the earbuds and even though they work fine, the cord obviously gets in the way. I have looked all over the place trying to find something that I am sure is compatible with my iPhone, but to no avail.

    Anyone know if the MotorokrS9 is compatible? If not, is anything else? I don't want the one earpiece that is used with the phone, but the stereo headset for the music.


  2. rwdebes macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2007
    do you really talk that much while playing golf ?
    cant imagine someone playing football, and talking on the phone ..

  3. billywhitelegs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    Actually I don't talk. What I want is a headset to listen to my music! Does anyone know of a Bluetooth (wireless) compatible stereo headset for the iPhone?
  4. michelle.scholz macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2007
    motorola rokr s9 doesn't work with iphone

    I found on a different site someone said that the above headset doesn't work with the iphone, but does with other phone's and bluetooth devices. The link is below. The writter says that the phone would need to have A2DP to play and AVRCP to use the controls. I have no idea what that means, but if there is someone out there that does, I would like to know can I put those 2 things onto my iphone?
  5. Deuceklub1911 macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2007
    The S9 is compatible with the phone as an phone headset ONLY. The iPhone has a chipset that can handle A2DP but it isn't activated. So it would do you no good for what you want to use it for.
  6. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks
    Make sure you listen to blutooth stereo headsets before you buy...the spec has poor audio quality. I'd rather deal with a cord than have poor audio. At this time the iPhone does not support stereo blutooth.
  7. billywhitelegs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    Thanks for the info. That is what I was afraid of. Kind of amazing the lack of accessories, ringtones, etc., for such a great phone! Oh well, maybe Apple will develop something some day!


  8. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks
    Remember how few accessories during the 1st year of iPod?
    Just wait, it looks like a Tsunami of 3rd party accessories are already on their way.
  9. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C25 Safari/419.3)

    Who do you golf with? Can't imagine listening to music while playing a round with my buddies on the weekend. OTOH, I did play in a tourney recently that took about 5.5 hrs and was glad I brought along my apple ear buds with me. Worked like a charm, esp. with the yapper that I was paired up with. Just tuck the cords in underneath your shirt and use the mic button to skip tracks.
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Run the cord inside your shirt, problem solved.
  11. michelle.scholz macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2007
    Thanks everyone for the info. I actually just purchased vmoda vide duo wired headset, since I can't wait for a good stereo bluetooth, and they sound fantastic. They are way better than the headphones that come with the iphone, they stay in your ear and have a noise-isolating feature so they are great in the gym where it is really loud. They work with the phone and the music the only one problem with them is that you can't answer or hang up the phone using just the headset, they don't have a button. Oh, and one more issue they were a $100, but at least I can listen to my music now and the phone works great through them (both ears).
  12. billywhitelegs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    [QUOTE Who do you golf with? Can't imagine listening to music while playing a round with my buddies on the weekend. Just tuck the cords in underneath your shirt and use the mic button to skip tracks.[/QUOTE]

    Normally just used during the week when I walk. Haven't been rude to my buds yet, but.... One of the guys names I golf with on the weekends is Tony. My other bud calls them my "Tony Tuner Outers"! HA!

    I'll try the inside the shirt trick next time.

  13. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Possibly the Best iPhone Headset available

    Like many iPhone owners, I have been searching for the best headset to replace the stock earbuds. Personally, I'm not a fan of earbuds, and thanks to some poor design decisions by Apple (shocking!), iPhone owners are at a disadvantage.

    First, the headphone jack is NOT standard, despite Apple's claims on their web site. On the iPhone Q&A page
    (, Apple actually claims "iPhone has a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack, so it is compatible with most portable stereo headphones." The headset is recessed and the fact is that MOST headphones CANNOT work without a $10 klunky adapter. And from the looks of it, Apple could have hollowed out more of the casing to make room. So, any wired headsets have to use an adapter, or be trimmed with an exacto knife (which I've done), if they don't have a rare, micro-sized connector. And if you do manage to get a standard headset connected, it works for listening only, with no microphone for phone calls.

    Next, Apple chose to limit the Bluetooth support. By not offering A2DP Stereo Bluetooth, only mono audio can be sent to the headphones. The hope is that a software update could address this, but it's a surprising ommission since many cheaper phones offer this today, and it's a popular iPod add-on. I've always been puzzled by those Apple
    ads showing dancers shaking their booty, with that darn white headset cable prominently featured. By now you think they would have gone wireless.

    So, there is no easy way to have quality headphones with either wired stereo WITH a microphone, or to have wireless stereo. But this is not meant to be a gripe session... I actually found a solution!

    My research began even before I bought my iPhone. First, I searched my inventory of headsets to see which would fit. I found a Nike headset that had an adapter cable, plus a headset with a shorter wire (so you could plug it into an arm-mounted MP3 player), and trimmed the adapter cable, knowing that if I made a cutting error, it was only to the cable and not the headset. But that worked, for listening. I still wanted one solution for phone and music.

    I happened to see a Bluetooth headset at Staples for $90. It was a hybrid model. The unit plugs into a 3.5mm headset jack but for phone calls, Bluetooth kicks in and mutes the wired music port. This is meant for people carrying BOTH an MP3 player and a Bluetooth phone, but it works great for the iPhone! Even better, because the iPhone knows to pause music when a call comes in. The connector, while small, isn't quite small enough to fit in the recessed jack, but as I was about to trim it, I noticed that the connector "shield" actually slides up so no cutting was necessary! (not sure if it was designed that way or I got lucky). The unit can clip to your shirt and has nice large buttons for volume and answering calls.

    Most importantly, while the device ships with earbuds, they are swappable because the unit has its own 3.5mm jack (standard!) so you can plug ANY stereo headset in. Bose, Bang Olufsen, Sony... you name it!

    The best news is I found many of them on eBay for about $25. The model is "JABRA BT325 STEREO BLUETOOTH HEADSET" and as long as you don't mind a wired headset that still needs to be charged (USB mini-B style, AC charger included), this is a great solution!

    I hope this is useful to some of you! Take care and rock on!
  14. sJv macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    Sierra Foothills, CA
    Keep the receipt. Vmoda is supposed to have a new version of these earphones with the control button any day now.


  15. tsaxer macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2004
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    So, do you think it would work with a MBP? I can't seem to find out if my 2.33 Ghz 15" has stereo bluetooth or not.
  16. NicP macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2005
    Tiger does not support A2DP, Leopard is rumored too.
  17. CADer macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    I saw this on another thread:

    Iphone and A2DP
    Keep reading the posts at the end of the article they are very informative.

    I also read that if you plug in another cut audio jack into the Iphone it will stop the audio from playing on the Iphone!

    I about to give all this a try as I just got the S9's on sale.
  18. Bento macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2008
    Mac Pro & MotoROKR S9 with Leopard?

    OK, it's been a long time since this thread was updated, so I'm wondering if there's yet a way to get the S9 (really light and comfortable) to act as a viable stereo headset for the Mac Pro (would be great for gaming.)

    Currently once I pair it I can get audio TO the headset (sometimes), but audio input INTO the Mac is nothing but raucous didital noise. This persists across multiple pairing/un-pairings, reboots, etc.

    Is this a problem with the S9 specifically (anyone know of other bluetooth stereo headsets (including mic) that DO work with the Mac? Or is this a problem with the Leopard bluetooth drivers? And if so, any solutions out there?


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