Sony DRCBT30/BLK Headphones (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Streamlined, wearable, easy-to-use design
- Connect headphones via stereo mini jack
- Built-in microphone for handsfree calling
- Remote control functionality for music listening
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Sony's DRC-BT30 is a tiny Bluetooth receiver that measures 2.4 x 0.7 x 0.7 inches (60mm x 17mm x 17.6mm) and weights only 0.7 ounces. Turn your favorite headphones into a handsfree headset that works with mobile phones and other Bluetooth - enabled devices. The streamlined, easy-to-use design makes on-the-go phone calls and music control easier than ever. The device features basic audio controls, a mic and a mini USB charging port. Best yet, the DRC-BT30 has a 3.5mm jack, allowing you to use your existing headphones. The device pairs with phones or A2DP music players. Sony rates talk time at 6 hours, and standby time up to 120 hours.
HSP, HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP Bluetooth profile support1 Charge with included USB cable Up to six hours of operation on a single charge Specifications Communication - BlueTooth Profiles - A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP Microphone - Electret condenser (omni directional), 100 Hz - 4,000 Hz Effective frequency response Effective Range - Line of sight approx. 10 m (30 ft) Frequency Band - 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz) Frequency Range - 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz) Output(s) - 3.5 mm stereo mini jack Power Source - DC 3.7 V - Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery Dimensions (Approx.) - 11/16 in. 2 3/8 in. 23/32 in. Weight (Approx.) - 0.7 oz
Top customer reviews
I used this device with my bose IE headset and then directly with the headset to the iphone and could not tell the difference. It had a range of about 30 feet but when I went outside and had the phone in my pocket and the bluetooth clipped it did skip twice. No big deal, it was a half a second of dead air but that's expected on any bluetooth device. I gave this a 4 because of the lack of place to wrap wires around and the protruding button.
The mic for phone function is not perfect. Every phone call I made the people complained about my voice being muffled. I am not bothered by this as I purchased it for the sole purpose of being on the treadmill and not having to hold my iphone when I run. The other great thing is I now won't have to worry about knocking the phone off the treadmill while I am running since there are no wires connected to my iphone anymore.
I do have one technical question I am hoping someone will be able to answer. I just purchased a sony soundbar for my TV/Blueray/XBOX and apple TV. I just bought the apple TV but I would rather be able to stream music and sirius app through bluetooth but the soundbar does not have bluetooth. Does anyone know if it would be possible to use this device with a Y cable to send the music/sound from my iphone to this device to the soundbar?
If you are in the market for a great bluetooth headset and want to get rid of wires connected to your device for either working out or being free from the mp3/iphone/ipod then get this and use your current headphones. I loved my Bose IE headphones. Its nice to be able to use them with this device. The other great thing is the price I picked it up on here for [...]. Well worth it, I may buy a second.
UPDATE... I returned the apple TV since I do not watch videos and I connected a Y cable to my soundbar receiver and to this device. I am now listening to my iphone and sirius app through the iphone on the soundbar. I can take it with me as well. This is much better than the belkin bluetooth receiver I was looking to get for the soundbar.
Im updating to 5 stars.. I just used the voice control to make phone calls. This thing is awesome!
DRCBT30 paired with iPhone 4 well, and using Kensington K33902US Bluetooth USB Micro Adapter, I was able to paired to my Toshiba laptop using the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack. The audio sounds very clear, no lack time at all, even when playing video files.
About the multi-functional forward/backward, volume up/down, play/pause button: all functions did not work when pairing to my laptop's iTune! The volume up/down works as the unit itself has a level of volume to increase or decrease, but it's not increase/decrease the laptop volume! The play/pause, forward/backward functions worked when paired with iPhone's ipod player. So not a total lost, except the volume control! One note about this button, it's in the middle top of the unit, it's sensitive, it's kind of in the way, it sticks out of the unit by about 1/8 of an inch. So one wrong move you pressed it, you changed the video or song you are current playing! & there's no way to lock the key or button on this unit.
One bonus, DRCBT30 can be charge by the iPhone AC charger, so no need to charge by the USB outlet only or purchase the Sony ACU50AD(discontinued) or AC-U501AD (retail $24.95), as it claim to use in the operating instructions menu, since both iPhone AC charger and Sony AC-U501AD have same output specifications. (Rated output voltage DC 5.0 V; Rated output current 1000 mA)
So if you are in the market for a A2DP headset but want to use your own headset or earbuds, this will be the perfect adapter to get.
P.S.: I really don't like my Motorola S9-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset, it's very uncomfortable to wear around your neck with extra weight dangling on your ears! & I could have saved $99.99 if I found this first!!!
Most recent customer reviews
- Can force pairing mode by holding down the pairing button.
- Can't use while charging.
The only thing is that the valume button get stuck sometimes when I'm lowering the sound.
1. Good head phone sound quality
2. Battery life isn't the best, nor the worst
3. Pairing up was easy for me