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Topic # 79144 13-Mar-2011 17:53
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Hey peeps,

I'm in the market for a Bluetooth headset for use on mobile/music/VoIP on pc.

I'm looking at this headset in particular: http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audio/audio-portable/headphones-89/sony-headphones-drbt101b-bluetooth/prod100405.html

However, before I part ways with my hard earned cash, I'd like to know a few things about bluetooth before making my investment.

Latency - does bluetooth suffer from latency? Latency wouldn't be an issue if i'd only be using it for music but i also want it for voip and movies etc... i don't want any delays or out of sync sound/videos.

Sound quality - is it anything like a standard headset? Or at least compatible of providing the same quality as a usb/3.5mm jack headset?


Thanks :)

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  Reply # 448037 13-Mar-2011 19:15
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Yes in my experience there is a lag. I think it depends on the particular headset, but my Sennheiser Bluetooth's lag somewhere around 250ms. It is enough to be annoying when watching video. Audio quality on A2DP is good, definitely acceptable but not as good as wired.

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  Reply # 448038 13-Mar-2011 19:25
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One thing you need to take into account is the mic probably won't be usable when in a2dp mode (which is the high quality stereo mode) but only in the hands free mode in which the quality of the audio is only really suited to phone calls.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 448042 13-Mar-2011 19:39
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Thanks for the feedback, looks like i wont be going with bluetooth due to latency...

How do bluetooth mouses work with the latency issues? Having a mouse that is 250ms delay would be useless....

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