[maemo-users] Bluetooth headphones and mp3's

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Thu Sep 27 15:59:59 EEST 2007
Neil MacLeod wrote:
> Simon Pickering wrote:
>>> I haven't heard these HSP/HFP/A2DP headsets being called "multipoint"
>>> before but I've been calling them "combo" sets. The interesting thing
>>> here is the set prefers to be master on both its active connections so
>>> it can communicate with separate hifi and voice devices in a single
>>> piconet.
>> That's just from my browsing on Amazon and other online retailers 
>> before I bought mine (a reasonably priced Jabra BT320s), I (and they) 
>> may be using the wrong terminology.
> Sony Ericsson refer to this feature as "multipoint" so it is the correct terminology, at least according to some vendors (inc. the original inventor of the technology!) :)
> The following is printed on the packaging of my SE HBH-DS970 headset:
> * Multipoint function
>   - listen to music stored in Bluetooth-enabled PC/PDA
>   - handle in-coming calls
Keep in mind there are at least 2 bluetooth audio protocols: A2DP is 
stereo audio for (example) listening to music.  There's an entirely 
separate one for hands-free headsets (like phones - do the Maemo devices 
support these with internet calls?)


Ryan Pavlik
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