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Broncs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I'm looking to purchase Bluetooth headphones for my iPad. Anyone have any good suggestions or ones to stay away from?

HP, Windows Vista, Itouch 16g. iPad
  • Btruppert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I really like my Sony DR-BT50 headphones.
  • dgiorda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried several with my iPhone and really like the *Sony DR-BT100CX*. It sync'd with my new iPad as well. Actually reaches the 30ft range. I use it mostly in the gym or hiking. -Dave
  • pacsur1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Stupid question, how do you maintain or clean your headphones when they get all sweaty and dirty?
  • Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4 (1,790 points)
    I have the Motorola Rokr S9-HDs and love them. I use them just about every day I am not flying. For flying I use Skull Candy wired ear buds.
  • Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4 (1,790 points)
    I use electronic cleaning wipes.
  • danegeld Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    The best wireless headphones aren't bluetooth at all. Take a look at Sleek Audio's SA1 Wireless headphones. I have a set and love them. They use RF instead of bluetooth and the sound quality is like that of wired sets.
  • Farrukh Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    The best wireless headphone is Sennheiser MX-W1. It is Kleer technology, far superior than bluetooth technology, very high quality stereo sound. No other wireless headset comes close. I can't be happier as I tried almost every other wireless stuff but this Sennheiser MX-W1 is great. Find out yourself.
  • Broncs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for all of the input!
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (154,160 points)
    The Sennheiser MX-W1 looks good but seems a little pricy at about $500 on Amazon.
  • Dreps48 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been happy with my Altec Lansing Backbeat 903 Bluetooth headphones, which I've been using with my iPhone. I'm receiving my iPad next week and I assume they'll be fine for it also. I like the fact that they fit over the ear as opposed to just in the ear, but that is a matter of preference and perhaps the physical characteristics of your ears.
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 Level 6 (9,330 points)
    Both I and my wife use the Jabra Halo. We both love it. We also use them with our iPhones for handsfree calling.

    Glor
  • BruinToo Level 2 Level 2 (445 points)
    I've been using the Sony-Ericsson HBH-IS800. However, there are no volume controls in the headphones nor in the iPad (hopefully, it'll get fixed with te iOS4 update). It's the lightest, smallest headphones, I've ever seen.
  • KGriff Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I recently took delivery of a Plantronics 903/906 Bluetooth headset and after charging paired it with my iPad. I watched a movie and closed the apple video application and switched off the bluetooth in the iPad settings and found that my headphones had stopped responding ... no lights, unable to charge etc.

    I spoke to Plantronics technical support via phone who stated that my headset was faulty and needed replacement. I returned the headphones to the place of purchase and was sent a completely new Backbeat 903/906. I received them today.. Again after a 3 hour charge, I paired the headphones with my ipad and watched a movie. After closing the apple video app and switching off the bluetooth in the iPad settings I found that all lights had gone off on my Plantronics headset and once again it was unresponsive and dead as a dodo.

    After research it appears that switching off the bluetooth within the ipad settings whilst the headset is still connected is the cause of this issue but I have also discovered that there are two ways to bring the headset back to life.

    The first option is to try a hard reset - this is done by holding down the power on button on the headset itself and then plugging it into its powered-up charger. after a few seconds the set should return to normal working condition. If that fails then the next step is to leave it disconnected from the charger for approx. 15-24 hours whilst the battery discharges itself and then once again try the hard reset procedure as above. Hopefully this should solve the issue.

    Failing all the manufacturer's offer a two year guarantee, so hold onto that receipt just in case.

    Hope this helps others who stumble across the issue by the way the Plantronic headphones are an excellent build and great sound quality. As long as you disconnect (switch off) the headset, before turning off bluetooth in the iPad settings, they should continue to work fine.

    By the way AVRCP protocol is not built into ipad which allows the skipping to next/previous track so that will not work on any bluetooth headset device... I assume that apple have commented out that piece of code from the bluetooth standard as they want their users to switch tracks on their apple device rather than the headset... this ensures users have their device on display and so promote advertising of the apple products. A bit of a pain to get the ipad out the briefcase on a busy train just to have someone threaten to rob it from me !! Lets hope apple see sense and introduce AVRCP in the next version of the IOS operating system.
  • MIke_C@PTD Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    I second the Sony DR-BT50 suggestion.

    Mine work great, and the battery life is excellent.
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