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I am looking to purchase a Bluetooth headset for a project of mine and I would love it if I could use it with my raspberry pi

The headset I am looking to get is this one:

https://www.gearbest.com/earbud-headphones/pp_575328.html

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 model B+

Can somebody tell me if this is gonna work and if not what other alternatives I have to do wireless?

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According to the website you linked, the headset supports the following profiles:

  • A2DP: allows multimedia audio to be streamed to a headset
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
  • HSP: for audio communication with a headset

In this tutorial it is suggested to use BT USB dongle to bypass the RPi's BCM43438 wireless chip. That way you can use the A2DP and HSP profiles.

  • The author's description in that tutorial is a bit ambiguous IMHO. Quoting the author: The aim of post is to not use external Bluetooth dongle. Ambiguities aside though, after reading the tutorial, RPi 3B+ owners will be disappointed in their BT hardware - at least I was. This is rant-worthy... there should have been a disclosure from "The Foundation". – Seamus Apr 6 at 13:00
  • @Seamus Simultaneous WiFi/BT usage is a problem on many cheap (and some not so cheap, I'm looking at you, Lenovo!) laptops as well. In laptops this is usually solved by fitting in a second 2.4GHz antenna, but this is not an option on RPi since there's no antenna connector. – Dmitry Grigoryev Sep 23 at 13:27
  • @DmitryGrigoryev: AFAIC, the issue isn't cost. It's simply respecting the members of the community enough to make a disclosure. – Seamus Sep 24 at 9:45

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