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Question: Bluetooth dongle that lets you use mic that's part of plug-in headphones.

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for a bluetooth receiver (dongle) that I can plug a standard wired headphones (WITH MIC) into, and use the mic that's part of the headphones.

 

To clarify, I'm looking for a bluetooth dongle that either does NOT have it's own built-in microphone, or allows the use of the one that is part of the plugged-in headset.

 

Oh, and it's for use with a celphone...for communications, not for music listening (I know, sacrilege).   I see after a little reading that this forum's mostly focused toward hi fidelity sound, but I've gotten no results elsewhere.

 

 

Why, you ask?  I've found a well-reviewed throat-mic based headset, but it is not available in bluetooth...and although they've been saying for the last couple of years that they're coming out with a bluetooth version, I've begun wondering if they ever will.

post #2 of 7

The Jabra can do that plus it has control buttons but any bluetooth device will degrade the SQ and SPL.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice, Zamorin.  Are you talking about the Jabra Street2, the Clipper, or some other pendant?  Thanks again!

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Because after looking at Jabra's website (and the user manual for each of the above mentioned pendants), both have built-in microphones.  

 

Does plugging in a headset that includes a microphone disable the one on the pendant?  I haven't been able to find any documentation on this.  

 

The whole purpose of using a "throat microphone" is for noise isolation (notice I didn't say cancellation).  Because a true throat mic operates by picking up the vibrations directly from your vocal cords, and not from the air, it only "hears" what you say, not any ambient noise.  I've heard recordings done in noisy night-clubs, on the highway (at speed) on a motorcycle, etc.  They're all clear & legible despite the ambient noise you have to know were surrounding the person at the time.

 

But if the mic on the pendant is still functioning, then that defeats the purpose of using a throat-mic.

 

By the way, the line of throat-mic headsets I'm looking at are by IASUS concepts, Here's the link.  

http://www.iasus-concepts.com/

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Anyone out there with a Jabra pendant wanna test that for me?  Plug in any headset with an attached mic & test whether the one on the pendant is disabled?

post #6 of 7

I misread your statement:

 

"I'm looking for a bluetooth dongle that either does NOT have it's own built-in microphone"

 

 

despite you capitalizing "NOT". The Jabra clipper indeed has a mic. sorry.

 

I'll test it out and let you know.


Edited by zamorin - 11/29/13 at 1:15pm
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Thread Starter 

Had a chance to test this yet?

 

Anyone else wanna chime in on possible alternatives?

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