1. bmuncy's Avatar
    What is the best bluetooth headset for the iPhone? With Siri coming I think it is a good time to find a good bluetooth headset to use with it. Any ideas? Should I wait for a company to make one more specific for Siri.
    10-09-2011 07:40 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There are so many variables in this...price, comfort needs, types of usage it will see, battery life (usage), etc etc etc. You'll have to give some details about those things before it could be properly answered.

    As far as a "Siri" specific headset...i doubt there ever will be one. Will there be one marketed as such? I'm sure there will be, but only for sales sake (not for any legitimate advantage to Siri usage itself).
    10-09-2011 07:49 PM
  3. bmuncy's Avatar
    There are so many variables in this...price, comfort needs, types of usage it will see, battery life (usage), etc etc etc. You'll have to give some details about those things before it could be properly answered.

    As far as a "Siri" specific headset...i doubt there ever will be one. Will there be one marketed as such? I'm sure there will be, but only for sales sake (not for any legitimate advantage to Siri usage itself).
    You are probably right about the Siri specific headsets and of course you can't rely on that as a sell point or that it is the best. Comfort to me is the biggest out of all those. If it is truly a real good headset I don't mind paying up to 100 but after that it starts becoming a question of if it is worth it.
    10-09-2011 07:52 PM
  4. NotHomer's Avatar
    SeanHHRC is correct. You can find a lot of reviews right here in TiPb. There are a lot of outstanding BT headsets up to your price range. Do you homework, and you shouldn't be disappointed.
    10-09-2011 08:45 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I personally have a Blueant Q2 but rarely use it...that may very well change with Siri, but personally, i've never been a huge fan of bluetooth headsets, i got this as a gift but i think it was like $80. Im actually pretty excited to see how easy it is to use this with Siri, since it'll make things a lot more convenient in the car...
    10-09-2011 08:49 PM
  6. zackawee27's Avatar
    What is the best bluetooth headset for the iPhone? With Siri coming I think it is a good time to find a good bluetooth headset to use with it. Any ideas? Should I wait for a company to make one more specific for Siri.
    You could just use the Speakers with a built in Microphone, it comes with you're iPhone.
    10-09-2011 08:54 PM
  7. Farmdreads's Avatar
    I like the RocketFish behind the neck stereo headset. It has good sound and sits on the outside of the ear - I'm not a big fan of ear buds. Though it does end up hurting my ears after wearing them for a long period of time (4-6 hrs) and I'm talking about the cartilage, not my ear drums.
    10-09-2011 11:18 PM
  8. kfreemanii's Avatar
    Seriously do you homework, and see what fits you. don't buy it from your carrier. go to apple and see what they sell and about satisfaction rate and compare it with the actual company of the bluetooth headset to get a solid indication
    10-10-2011 02:00 AM
  9. ilwhana's Avatar
    I've been using

    Sony DR-BT140Q

    The sound quality is great for bluetooth
    The built in microphone works great
    The mesh sleeving is very comfortable
    The Bluetooth range is really amazing
    The battery last really long
    Last edited by ilwhana; 10-10-2011 at 02:11 AM.
    10-10-2011 02:07 AM
  10. spuntz82's Avatar
    Will my old Jawbone headset work?
    10-10-2011 02:14 AM
  11. DrewBear's Avatar
    If you watch the beginning of Apple's Siri video, you see the runner clicking on Apple in-ear buds to activate Siri. I'd want to know if a particular BT headset has an equivalent button to press.
    10-10-2011 02:26 AM
  12. ilwhana's Avatar
    If you watch the beginning of Apple's Siri video, you see the runner clicking on Apple in-ear buds to activate Siri. I'd want to know if a particular BT headset has an equivalent button to press.

    Most earphone/headset that has built in microphone has a button and can handle it.
    10-10-2011 02:38 AM
  13. DrewBear's Avatar
    Most earphone/headset that has built in microphone has a button and can handle it.
    Yes, wired headsets have buttons that should work with Siri, but will the button on a Bluetooth (topic title) headset work the same way?
    10-10-2011 02:45 AM
  14. ilwhana's Avatar
    Yes, wired headsets have buttons that should work with Siri, but will the button on a Bluetooth (topic title) headset work the same way?
    my Sony DR-BT140Q works on 3GS and 4.
    It better be working on 4S as well
    10-10-2011 03:01 AM
  15. DrewBear's Avatar
    my Sony DR-BT140Q works on 3GS and 4.
    It better be working on 4S as well
    The button on your Sony works for play/pause, answer/end calls, etc. But will it work for Siri? There's no way to know until we get to test it. I hope it works so I can use my Plantronics BT headset.

    The OP was looking to buy a BT headset that would work with Siri. I'd wait for the 4S to be tested with various headsets before buying one.
    10-10-2011 03:14 AM
  16. DrewBear's Avatar
    We forgot that iPhone 4S comes with Bluetooth 4.0. It can supposedly wake up devices, so it's possible you can simply start talking and it'll wake up Siri. No need to push buttons?
    10-10-2011 11:37 AM
  17. Rick0926's Avatar
    But will it work for Siri? There's no way to know until we get to test it. I hope it works so I can use my Plantronics BT headset.
    I thought they said in the keynote that the button on bluetooth heads will work with Siri. The big draw for Siri is using it in the car, so that would make sense.
    10-10-2011 07:38 PM
  18. Rick0926's Avatar
    I hope my jawbone works

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    My wife had a jawbone, it was the best Bluetooth I have seen/heard. Should work great on Siri. Now she lost it, so I'm getting the next one!
    10-10-2011 07:40 PM
  19. DrewBear's Avatar
    I thought they said in the keynote that the button on bluetooth heads will work with Siri. The big draw for Siri is using it in the car, so that would make sense.
    It would, but the Siri video shows the guy in the car using a wired headset. I couldn't find any Bluetooth 4.0 headsets right now, so maybe they're waiting for those?
    10-10-2011 09:04 PM
  20. DrewBear's Avatar
    I finally got around to watching last week's iPhone 4S presentation. Around the 77 min. mark they do say that Siri works with Bluetooth headsets.
    10-11-2011 09:33 PM
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