How does Bluetooth Technology Work?
Bluetooth technology essentially works by using short-range wireless communication technology to connect two devices together. This eliminates the need for cables or wires. Bluetooth allows you to listen to music your from your mobile phone, tablet or iPad through wireless headphones. The following is a short description of how Bluetooth works.
Bluetooth and Wireless Devices
Bluetooth technology uses short-range radio to link two devices together. This eliminates the use of cables to connect various portable electronic devices such as headphones. The standards of Bluetooth specify a uniform structure for communication between a wide range of devices with minimal user effort. So, another way to look at Bluetooth is that it is a robust, simple and economical technology that offers wireless access to Local Area Networks, mobile phone networks, the Internet and so much more.
Bluetooth can be used to join handheld devices with other devices, computers and the Internet. What makes Bluetooth technology so great is that it eliminates the need for wires and cables. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, you can connect your iPad to a wireless headphone, transfer data from your mobile phone to laptop or send music from your laptop to wireless speakers. All this is done without cables to connect the various devices. All you need is a Bluetooth-enabled device or to equip your portable handheld device with a Bluetooth chip. Almost every known digital device, such as laptops, smartphones, printers, speakers and joysticks can be part of a Bluetooth system.
Technically, the wireless connection between two Bluetooth devices is known as a short-range, frequency hopping, ad hoc radio link. Bluetooth devices are managed using an RF topology known as a “star topology.” Under this topology, you can have one master and up to seven active slaves. The master is responsible for providing the synchronization to all the slaves. This is known as piconet. Any given device can be part of one or more piconets, as either a master or a slave. This is what makes Bluetooth technology so powerful.
Ever since I got my Xbox 360 for Christmas last year, I have been obsessed with staying up for hours on end playing games by myself or with my friends. The problem that this has caused is that I am always waking everyone up in my house with the noise from the games. My wife finally gave me an ultimatum that I needed to choose between getting a divorce or to stop playing games at night with the sound turned up. (yes, she can be extreme sometimes). My solution was to keep playing games at night AND maintain the tone up. My only consolation to her demand was that I started wearing a Logitech Wireless Headset F540. I have had this headset for almost two months now. Since this headset has saved my marriage, I wanted to give my honest feedback.
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What You Get
When you purchase the Logitech Wireless Headset F540, you receive quite a few items. Here is what is included in the box:
- Logitech F540 Headset
- Wireless transmitter
- Power supply for the wireless transmitter
- RCA to RCA pass-through cable
- Xbox 360 2.5mm voice cable
- Mini USB PS3 sound cable
- Micro USB Headset charging cable
- Users Manual
A full description of what’s inside can be found here.
These headphones are a one size fits all. The headphones can adjust to fit any size head. The headband can be adjusted telescopically for bigger heads. The ear cup pivots in and out. The ear cups are heavily cushioned to provide a very comfortable feel especially when worn for extended amounts of time. The headset is an over the ear design which helps to lock out all other noise so that you can concentrate on the game while playing.
The Logitech F540 Headset has a noise-canceling microphone. It delivers high-quality sound, and your gaming partners will not have any problem hearing you during the game. There is a mute button on the right earpiece. When muted the light at the top of the microphone will glow red. Anytime you raise the microphone to a vertical position it automatically mutes itself.
These headsets deliver studio quality audio. The bass is apparent with no distortion. The highs are likewise obvious and sharp.
Logitech has provided all the controls you need on the right ear cup of the headset. The ear cup has 2 volume control rollers. These rollers control the volume of the gameplay and the chat volume.
On the side of the ear cup are the on/off switch and the input button. With the button of entry, you can quickly switch between the different devices you have connected to the audio ports on the base station.
Most people are hesitant to buy wireless headphones because they believe there will be a lag in hearing the sound. Logitech has addressed this concern by streaming uncompressed audio to the headset that allows you to listen to the music without experiencing any lag. Wireless headphones also have the advantage of not having any wires that limit your ability to move around. With no wires, you will not have anything to trip over either.
Multiple Audio Inputs
The headsets can be used to connect up to 3 different audio sources. The three audio inputs are labeled PS3, Xbox 360 and Aux In. You can quickly toggle between the various audio sources using the input button on the ear cup. With the auxiliary audio input, you can connect your TV, movies, or MP3 players.
No Battery Needed
The headset is rechargeable. You can go up to 10 hours on a charge. To recharge you plug in the headset to the base station. The base station will ultimately charge the headset and have it ready for your game playing the next night. If your headset is small and you want to keep playing, you can plug in the headset while wearing so that it charges while you are playing. Since the headset is rechargeable, you do not have to worry about buying another battery.
Logitech provides a one-year limited hardware warranty.
My Final Input
The Logitech F540 Wireless Headset is durable and produces a high-quality sound. It can be used with many different gaming consoles and other audio sources. The wireless feature allows you to move around while playing and not have to worry about tripping over wires. If you like to play games late at night, then you should purchase a pair of the Logitech F540 Wireless Headsets. It saved my marriage!
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- Bass sound is clear and does not distort
- One of the few wireless headphone for the PS3
- Voice is crystal clear
- Best if used with PS3 or Xbox360. PC settings are close to none. ( Logitech G35 is a better alternative for PC use – Read review here )
- Xbox voice cable can be annoying to use