05-05-2011 11:11 AM
I tried the other day to connect my Bluetooth stereo headphones to the Playbook....
The headphones connected but did not work....
Does anyone know if the Playbook supports Bluetooth headphones...or has anyone successfully connected stereo Bluetooth headphones to the Playbook...
Any replies are always appreciated...
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05-05-2011 11:18 AM
Looks like the answer to my question can be found in this post...
I guess I should have done a search first...my apologies...
09-06-2011 01:10 AM - edited 09-06-2011 01:13 AM
I have not yet been able to make the Play Book work with Bluetooth audio devices. It does work propery with a wired headset of the proper impedance; using the standard 3.5 mm plug.
I found the Sony MDR-XD200 headphones work very well with the Play Book. They are for listening only. They do not have a microphone. The sound quality is very impressive with these headphones. They also work very well with a PC computer, or most any sound system. These headphones are not very expensive.
Sony MDR-XD200 Specs:
When buying headphones for your phone or tablet, it is best to try the store's demo model before purchasing. Some of the phones and tablets will perform better with different headphones. This has to do with impedence matching and the efficiency of the headphones. Some headphones are typically 8 ohms, and up to 80 ohms depending on the model.
The Sony MDR-XD200 measured 70 ohms when I tested them with an audio impedence load test, as like the spec sheet indicates. These headphones are also very efficient. I also did a frequency response test and found them to be within their published specs. I was surprised at the low cost for their performance. They are also well built for the cost.
I work in media audio and video engineering support, and IT engineering for professional studio production. I am in no way connected to any manufacture of audio, video, or telephone equipment.
02-22-2012 03:46 AM
OS 2.0 brings support for bluetooth headphones and presumably other bluetooth audio devices ... had to re-install/listen/detect but the process was trivial ... loving that Blackberry has added this functionality, the previous absence of support for my bluetooth headphones was maybe the only regret i had about buying my playbook
Bravo folks @ Blackberry
02-22-2012 10:46 AM
02-22-2012 03:39 PM
devil's in the details, luckily for me my iluv i222s have their own volume adjustment (as well as track skipping, did i mention i'm lovin' this OS upgrade?) ... def worth knowing about needing independent volume control if you plan on going out and shopping for some accessories for your playbook so we should thank Mr. G for avoiding potential issues