No skipping on the Sony -- I *have* had that skipping issue with the Bose Soundtrue On-Ear (which is kind of what started me on this quest to find the perfect bluetooth solution) so I know what you are talking about. But I have not had it on any other bluetooth headset I tried (and I've tried them all... mostly). Now -- make sure you do have 8.1.2 installed AND you may need to reset your phone completely (you will lose settings but not data). Folks that have BT issues have reported these things have fixed most of them. Personally, because the Bose is the only BT device I can't get to work with my iPhone 6+ (including the earlier Bose Over-The-Ear BT model, which works fine with it) I suspect the problem is more on Bose' end than on iOS. And note that the best BT solution, IMHO, is not a BT phone at all but using a quality set with a small BT device (like this one, which just got crowdsourced): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2116595848/the-btunes-plug-in-pure-wireless-hifi-sound Nice thing about this one is it adds both NFC and AptX support to those folks who can use it (unlike us iPhone owners). But even the cheap, $15 BT receivers I've been using with my Sennheiser 598s blow away EVERY single BT phone mentioned in this thread. Not even a close contest.