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Control bluetooth headset volume? Sony HBH-IS800

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By Fnortner, Junior Member on 21st October 2009, 08:07 AM
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I just paired a Sony bluetooth headset (HBH-IS800) with my Tilt 2 and the volume is quite loud when listening to music. I put media player sound volume down to 5%, apparently the lowest, and it's still very loud. The only other option at that point is going down to 0%, obviously too quiet :-|

Also, the main system volume slider on the side - no effect on the headset whatsoever. Whether it's maxed out or silent - the bluetooth headset is still too loud.

Does anyone have any recommendations on:

1) How to go between <5% and >0% volume on media player?

2) How to get the main volume control to affect the bluetooth headset volume?

3) Any other ideas on lowering the music volume overall? Maybe another (better?) music player could work? Maybe a reg setting I can modify?

Any advice is appreciated - the headset is so cool - I'd love to make it usable!!! - TIA!

-Fnortner

P.S. - I called Sony - their answer: "We don't support the headset unless it's paired with a Sony phone". Boo Sony!
 
 
22nd November 2009, 02:17 PM |#2  
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I have the same problem with this headset.
I had it running on the Touch HD with volume control from the device works perfectly.
Is there any solution yet?
24th November 2009, 04:17 AM |#3  
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same volume control issue with BT8040
With both Media Player or PocketTunes, I am not able to alter the volume on the BT8040, either from the Tilt2, or the earpiece itself.
Never had this problem with the same earpiece and my original Tilt.
1st December 2009, 03:40 PM |#4  
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Same problem here
I have the same problem. I have a bluetooth set which I connect to FM transmiter. The problem is: Volume is all the way up so the music is horrible, it gets distorted. I'd like to know how to manage the bluetooth volume in the system settings, is there a way? Pushing the left buttons (system volume) wont affect bluetooth volume, neither any other volume control within the settings. Any help appreciated.
10th December 2009, 06:43 AM |#5  
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I have found a solution that works for me. I use Nitrogen Player and you can just turn the equalizer on and change the preamp level to close to the bottom. Works a treat for me.

Code:
Options -> Settings -> Equalizer.
http://code.google.com/p/microfi-nitrogen/
12th December 2009, 01:54 PM |#6  
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I have a bluetooth stereo headset and when I pair it it tells me that I can not control the volume from the phone.. any way to fix??
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I have a bluetooth stereo headset and when I pair it it tells me that I can not control the volume from the phone.. any way to fix??

Same problem to me... I listen often to internet radio, but now it's too loud :(
28th January 2010, 08:58 PM |#8  
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Same Problem here...
If anyone came up with a solution for this that works native to the ROM (vs just adjusting the eq) post it here, and I'll do the same.
28th January 2010, 10:49 PM |#9  
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If anyone came up with a solution for this that works native to the ROM (vs just adjusting the eq) post it here, and I'll do the same.

I have a stereo BT headset, and whenever I pair it with my (tmo US) TP2, the phone throws up a standard "you have to adjust the volume from the headset, can't do it from the handset" warning...and when I do use the volume controls on the headset, the volume does adjust accordingly, but without any feedback from the phone (no volume slider or other indication), so the adjustment is obviously happening in the headset's circuitry, and the audio coming from the phone is at a static, un-adjustable level.

From the research I've done, the culprit is the sub-par Widcomm bluetooth stack in the phone, and I haven't yet found anyone who has engineered a replacement stack. I know the possibility exists (I upgraded the bluetooth stack on my Wizard a couple of years ago to get one that had the A2DP profile), but I just don't think anybody has made a replacement for this model yet
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Originally Posted by sirphunkee

I have a stereo BT headset, and whenever I pair it with my (tmo US) TP2, the phone throws up a standard "you have to adjust the volume from the headset, can't do it from the handset" warning...and when I do use the volume controls on the headset, the volume does adjust accordingly, but without any feedback from the phone (no volume slider or other indication), so the adjustment is obviously happening in the headset's circuitry, and the audio coming from the phone is at a static, un-adjustable level.

Thanks for the reply! My situation is backwards in the sense that the headset doesn't have volume controls - and what I seem to be finding is that there doesn't seem to be an immediate fix for controlling a headset from the phone. I did use a tool called "Advanced Config" to find a default music volume that I can change, so I lowered that from 100 to 50 and now the volume is at least comfortable. However I have no control over it yet....
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