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Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

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MattSR
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Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

Postby MattSR » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:39 pm

Hi all,

I am looking for a decent bluetooth adaptor that will fit an XTS series radio. It needs to work with non-Motorola branded headsets.

I've tried the BLU-comm / Pryme-blu XTS dongles, and the audio quality is terrible to the point of being unusable. Constant audio crackling, low-bitrate audio, and it forces the headsets mike to unmute, so the sidetone audio monitor is always there, even when the radio is muted. Total POS.

What do you guys recommend?

Cheers,
Matt

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Re: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

Postby sjxts3000 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:32 pm

I’ve experienced the same with the Pryme adapter on XTS 3000 and 5000. It was horrible. Even if the radio was near my right quad in a cargo pocket when the Bluetooth headset was on my left ear, it kept constantly losing connection. I was using a Plantronics Voyager Pro HD headset.

Fortunately it was right about the time when I ditched my XTS and Jedi (MTS) radios and went all APX with built-in BT.

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Re: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

Postby NSPD » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:52 pm

I have a couple of the /\/\ XTS Bluetooth adapters... they worked pretty well with my GoNovate G10 when I was using them. Love the APX built-in Bluetooth though.
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Re: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

Postby N4DES » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:52 pm

I messed around with the factory ones as well and found that the same unit operated flawlessly on an XTS5K but was terrible on a 2.5K.
The 2.5 had distorted crackling RX audio that got worse when the earpiece was on the opposite side of the radio. The 5K didn't have any of these issues.

I tried a number of different consumer grade headsets and they all were pretty much the same in performance, but my fav was the behind the ear Jabra.

Recently I have been experimenting with the BT hearing aids that my wife dispenses (she is an audiologist) and they work quite well when paired to an APX. Motorola could learn a thing or two from Widex... lol

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Re: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

Postby escomm » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:22 am

I came across some NOS RLN6379 kits yesterday and recall they work fantastic with the XTS and JEDI portables. They were originally designed to work with a Motorola headset but IIRC mated up fine with p much any COTS mono headset


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