Can iPod sound play through Apple BT headset?

slffl

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With the Apple BT headset, does the iPod sound play through it? Or does it only work with the phone application? What about Visual Voicemail?

Thanks
 

loudestnoise

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I'm pretty sure no music via any headset with Bluetooth. Visual Voicemail is a yes, when a headset is connected to iPhone your speaker button changes to an audio button and allows you to select output.
 

b257177

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It's a question of supported technology. The iPhone (currently) does not support the A2DP Bluetooth standard, which is the necessary technology to enable Bluetooth stereo... such that one could have bluetooth headsets and headphones capable of working with the phone *and* the iPod.

That said, the iPhone is reported to contain the correct chipsets to support A2DP.... so, it's something we will hopefully see in a future firmware update... likely, once Apple has had time to come up with their own A2DP headset/headphone line.
 

b257177

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I tried this w/the JawBone we're reviewing and it works as described. The audio comes out of the speaker and the bluetooth at the same time. Not the best experience, for the user or those around.

It did get me to wondering if a snipped-off headphone (like a cheapy pair) to only have the plug would work around this... plugging the dead-end into the headphone jack and then trying the hack. If it works, the sound would come out of the blutetooth, as desired, but not be audible through the speaker because the dead-end is plugged in. Hmmm...
 

CADer

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It did get me to wondering if a snipped-off headphone (like a cheapy pair) to only have the plug would work around this... plugging the dead-end into the headphone jack and then trying the hack. If it works, the sound would come out of the blutetooth, as desired, but not be audible through the speaker because the dead-end is plugged in. Hmmm...
SO did this work???
 

slffl

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Well heres hoping they add it. I don't even need stereo, mono is fine, I just want to listen to Seinfeld through the BT headset, is that too much to ask :)