A beginner’s buying guide to Bluetooth Microphones

Have you ever found yourself confused and even overwhelmed by the huge ranges of Bluetooth microphones in the market today? If so, then your best defense is to prepare well through research before setting out to buy one. With proper knowledge, making a choice as to which type to buy becomes very easy. Before getting to that however, it is important to understand the workings of the Bluetooth technology.

What Is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth technology was invented way back in 1994. At first, it was primarily used to transmit electronic signals over limited distances in devices like cell phones, MP3 players, personal computers and other computer peripheral devices. This technology is in use also in medical equipment, GPS receivers, traffic control devices and bar code scanners.

Wireless microphones

Bluetooth microphones use this wireless communication technology. These microphones allow users hands-free talking through cell phones that are Bluetooth-enabled. Bluetooth headsets are available in multitude of varieties. The following guide will be useful to you when looking for the best.


Because there are a huge range of of top Bluetooth microphone brands like Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Jabra among others. It is important to make sure that whatever you are buying is compatible with your mobile phone. Modern versions of Bluetooth microphones are backward compatible or downward compatibility. This means that a more advanced version can work perfectly well for earlier versions. For instance, the current version is 4.0 and will work well with all earlier versions.

Bluetooth Versions

Normally, a wireless connection will typically require a cell-phone that is Bluetooth enabled to be within a radius of 30 feet. It is important that the headphone and the phone have the same Bluetooth version. This means either of the version 1, 2, 3 or 4. When version 4 was released to the market, it was compatible only with Mac Mini, MacBook and iPhone 4S. However, being backward compatible, it works well on previous versions of Bluetooth. This therefore means that it is only those who use versions of Bluetooth before 4.0 who must check for compatibility. In normal circumstances, sellers will provide headset specifications for Bluetooth. But if they don’t, you can always inquire from them. In case you have a cell phone that supports MP3, you need to look Bluetooth microphones that have A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) as this offers better sounding music.

Bluetooth Security

Although Bluetooth devices have some important advantages, they are not without security risks of their own. As a user, you need to know that the device is prone to eavesdropping. It has also been the subject of immoral use and message modification. Therefore, it is important to take all the security measures to ensure that no one listens to your conversation without your knowledge.


Given the vast majority of these microphones, it is possible to get confused by the many choices at your disposal. But by following the above guidelines, this should not be a problem at all. Always consider the three main things mentioned above: version, compatibility and security. Chances are that you will get the best type of microphone you are looking for.