Stereo Bluetooth Headsets for iPhone 4

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Stereo Bluetooth Headsets for iPhone 4

If you listen to music on your phone, you need a headset to manage calls and the music playback. What could be better than a Bluetooth headset? To learn which models are compatible with the iPhone 4, read on.

As an iPhone 4 owner, you are blessed with the ultimate media and functionality phone, in a sleek and stylish design. The iPhone 4 is prized for many impressive features and music has to be one of the top highlights. Whether you are a music fanatic or not, the best musical experience is accomplished through being free of wires. Enter Bluetooth, exit wires. To truly enjoy audio tracks and crystal-clear sound quality, one must pair one’s iPhone 4 with the best Bluetooth headset. Take your music quality up a notch with stereo Bluetooth headphones.

For the newbies, stereo and mono are 2 different sound capabilities. Mono provides the same output to both ears on one channel. Stereo is a richer audio standard, with a different right and left audio channel, so a different output goes to each ear. Look for the stereo specification on headsets, for better sound quality.

Motorola MOTOROKR S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

  • Convenient on-ear controls to adjust volume, change tracks and accept calls
  • Automatic music pause for incoming calls
  • Behind the head design, with the cushioned headphones
  • Works with any Bluetooth enabled device (iPod Touch)
  • Up to 6.5 hours of playback
  • Uses Bluetooth 2.0
  • Price: $60

Motorola S9-HD Bluetooth MOTOROKR Stereo Headset

  • In-ear, neck band design, with SRS WOW HD technology for noise blocking
  • Music pauses with incoming calls
  • Easy-to-use button interface on both ears
  • Can be used with iPod through adapter (sold separately)
  • Compatible with any stereo-capable Bluetooth device
  • Up to 6 hours of playback
  • Bluetooth 2.0 technology
  • Price: $140

Plantronics 903/R US BackBeat Headphones

  • Dual-mics with AudioIQ technology enhances audio quality for calls
  • Dual 14mm speakers for stereo music streaming
  • Dedicated on-ear controls for music and call operations
  • OpenMic feature allows you to hear outside events, without removing headphones
  • Foldable in-ear neckband design which can be stored in protective pouch
  • Provides voice alerts when battery is low, volume muted or call connection is lost
  • Very light weight (1.2 ounces)
  • Up to 7 hours of talk time
  • Uses Bluetooth 2.1 technology
  • Price: $80

Jabra SPORT Stereo Bluetooth Headset

  • Very flexible, lightweight design with ear-bud speakers that fit behind the ear
  • Rugged design for handling phone and music operations in outdoor conditions.
  • Dust and wind protected microphone with AM3D Power Bass enhanced audio
  • Built-in FM radio and on-ear controls for handling playback, volume and call handling
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad
  • Will last for 3 hours of music playback
  • Price: $100

Sennheiser MM400 Bluetooth Headset

  • Headset power can be charged through USB port
  • Foldable over-the-head design with plush ear pads padded headband
  • Audio controls are embedded on the headset
  • Microphone is hidden from view in headset
  • Talk time up to 20 hours
  • Uses Bluetooth 2.1
  • Price: $70

A word of caution regarding stereo Bluetooth headsets paired with an iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 does not fully support AVRCP (the Audio/Video Remote Control Profile). This feature provides advanced music controls like skipping tracks, shuffle and browse. But in the iPhone 4, it is limited to play, pause and stop. So that playback part of your stereo Bluetooth headset will not work. You may need to download the latest iOS version or purchase an external adapter for this feature to work. Even with this limitation, a stereo Bluetooth headset is a great music accessory to pair up with any device, to make a fantastic music sound system.

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