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Old 07-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Bluetooth Media (MP3) music file transfer to a Bluetooth speaker(Jambox ) or a ca

I found a clear and precise answer online, so I am sharing it here in case anyone else may run to this issue:

In order to stream music from your device to your headset you need what's called A2DP capability. Simply put, it's a profile that lets you stream audio over a Bluetooth connection. Both devices must support this feature. In this case, we're going with the BlackBerry Bold 9900 which has the profile. Therefore, your Bluetooth headset must also possess this protocol or you'll only be able to answer phone calls.

Now here's my own personal methods that I've employed in the past to see if any of my old Bluetooth headsets possess the capability to stream audio. I've found these tips to work so that way you won't have to scramble for the owners' manual or the original box. In your case, Plantronics released a few different models under that name; some had the streaming capability while others didn't. In this case I'll be using my Plantronics Voyager Pro+ as an example.

Method # 1 - Does the headset appear in the menu in the media player?

If your headset is compatible all you would have to do is click the menu button while in the music application and select the option to activate your headset (it will show the model). In this case my Plantronics Voyager Pro+, which is A2DP compatible, appears in the menu. If all you see is the option to "Activate Speakerphone" or "Activate Handset" then it's probably not able to stream media stored on your device.

Method # 2 - Does the connection box show the Stereo Audio profile?
There's a little box that should pop up each time your accessory connects that says whether or not you've made the connection with your headset. For example, it should say "Connection to Voyager Succeeded." Below that line it lists all the features or profiles that headset supports. As some manufacturers use the word "Stereo" to describe the A2DP Bluetooth profile that is what we'll be looking for. If only "Handsfree" appears then you do not have the ability to stream music but only answer phone calls.

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