[AG-TECH] experience with bluetooth headsets for PIG nodes?

Richard Naylor richard.naylor at citylink.co.nz
Sun Aug 22 19:40:38 CDT 2004

Sorry to be behind the discussion. Been busy webcasting

I built a box that splits out the audio and uses 3 bluetooth headsets. I 
used 3x  Plantronics M1500 headsets. It also uses a Rolls MA43 Headphone 
amp but I could have parrallelled up the audio from the audio PC.

The audio from the headsets I fed into a small Behringer mixer so that I 
could get the levels right

Problems I had were....

1. Everyone in the office kept stealing the headsets
2. The batteries in the headset only last 2 hours or less
3. I still got a bit of echo. This seemed to be via vibration down the mic 
stalk from the earpiece when volume levels were high. It may have also been 
due to me having 2 nodes fairly close together for testing and getting 
feedback between nodes.

I still have the headsets, but have bought more Gentners. I buy the GT1524 
single channel AEC and use it along with the small Behringer mixers - it 
saves a *lot* of money and gives me much more flexible mic options. And I 
don't need a PC to drive the Gentner. It just looks after itself.

I can send photos of the Bluetooth box of you want.


At 10:04 a.m. 18/08/2004 -0500, Ti Leggett wrote:
>You have to buy the model that's meant for phones without bluetooth. It
>comes with the base that has the 2.5mm jack which you then buy a
>splitter from radio shack to get regular 1/8" jacks.
>On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 19:24, Randy Groves wrote:
> > I've looked into these in the past - there must be adapters available that
> > allow you to attach this to a PC.  But they weren't obvious at the time.
> >
> > -randy
> >
> > At 12:31 PM 8/17/2004, Ti Leggett wrote:
> > >I've been playing with the Jabra headset which are very comfortable and
> > >nice. If you're bluetooth driver doesn't support the Headset profile
> > >you'll need to get the version that comes with its own base.
> > >
> > >On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 13:01, Jim Miller wrote:
> > > > I am building a PIG node for occasional use at our center, and was
> > > > thinking about using a bluetooth wireless headset for personal audio.
> > > > Has anyone used one of these devices on a PIG node, and so you have any
> > > > specific recommendations on models?  I would imagine some sound better
> > > > as well as being more comfortable than others.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Jim
> > > >
> >
> >
> >

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