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Can a bluetooth headset produce decent audio while using the microphone?


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#1 seanspotatobusiness

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:34 AM

I have a bluetooth headset (LG electronics HBS-730) which I can use to listen to music via my phone or desktop PC. The quality of sound is great. When I try to use it as a headset (thereby activating the mic) for playing a game, the sound quality is atrocious.

 

It is probably of relevance that the battery is rated as 15 hours talk-time or 10 hours music. This suggests that the device reduces the bandwidth used and thereby conserves energy when in conversation (and therefore not needing high quality sound reproduction).

 

Is there some way I can make the device use its microphone without reducing the quality of sound reproduction?

 

 

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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

What are you using to transmit the sound?  I've use a bluetooth headset with Vent without any issues, so the device should be capable.  The trick will be setting up the software to function properly with the device.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:15 PM

What are you using to transmit the sound?  I've use a bluetooth headset with Vent without any issues, so the device should be capable.  The trick will be setting up the software to function properly with the device.

 

By Vent do you mean Ventrilo?

 

I'm using a cheap bluetooth dongle that I bought on eBay about 10 years ago. It came with BlueSoleil and connecting to my headset 10 years ago was always unreliable. I've now got a more updated version of BlueSoleil but it's still proving troublesome even now.

 

What's your hardware and software? Maybe I should just copy your arrangement?


Edited by seanspotatobusiness, 14 March 2014 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

Yes, VentriloThese are the settings I used to normalize Ventrilo.

 

I don't remember the Bluetooth dongle I was using, I believe it was an Asus model.  The head set I was using was  something like a Jabra Wave.  I don't raid any more, so I haven't needed the set up in years.






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