Finally Got My iPhone setup with Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (for both music and call)
[20 November] Finally found the solution in using my Bluetooth headphones with my iPhone for both music listening and call features. After weeks of browsing through numerous iPhone related forums, found a thread which indicated that an old Bluetooth dongle from Infinxx, the icombi AP21 works wonder with the iPhone. With the help of Frankie over at tomatomobile, I finally got hold of one last night and been testing it out today, and WOOT, it works with my Plantronics Pulsar 590A as well as my Philips SHB7100 Bluetooth headphones. Too bad I lost my Jabra BT8010 couple weeks ago or I’ll get to test that one out too.
My iPhone with the Infinxx icombi AP21
This combination been working flawlessly (it’s a pain pairing them up tho as the connection drops quite often after each use), only thing which boggles me is why this solution is not well covered by others, still seems to be a well kept secret, LOL.
For instructions on pairing the icombi AP21, your iPhone and your Bluetooth headphones, check out the following vid and the related post from everythingiCafe discussion forum as I am not going to repeat the steps here, hehe.
Post from everythingiCafe discussion forum – http://www.everythingicafe.com/forum/bluetooth/iphone-support-a2dp-2957.html.
[Updated: 23 November] Been getting a lot of queries in regarding the pairing problem. After intensive testing the past 2 days, I noticed that the connection between the Bluettoth headphones and iPhone and the icombi AP21 could dropped after successfully paired if –
- for incoming calls, you choose to answer with the iPhone instead of the Bluetooth headphones; and
- you changed to different set of Bluetooth headphones
If that is the case, a reboot of the iPhone is needed to refresh the connection and the steps to it as follow –
- turn the Bluetooth headphones off
- unplug icombi AP21
- turn off iPhone
- restart iPhone
- turn on Bluetooth headphones (the Bluetooth sign on top of the iPhone menu bar should lit up indicating connection been made)
- plug in icombi AP21
- press “No” when the airplane mode menu pops
- wait for the beep sound thru the Bluetooth headphones indicating connection with the icombi AP21 been made
That’s it, you should be set, once again. Hope this helps, email me or drop comments if there’s further queries.