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APX APX 8000 Bluetooth Compatibility?

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I have BT turned on, and the radio sees my Bose QuietComfort headphones, but the pairing always fails. Is there a list of compatibility? My headphones even read off the APX RADIO, but they don't actually connect.
 

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Do you have the BT set to "LF MPP and Standard" in Radio Wide options in CPS. Keep in mind, not all COTS headsets are compatible. There is no "list" of consumer compatible devices. Some work, some don't. The only GUARANTEED compatible devices are Motorola Mission Critical BT devices.
 

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The radio will display BT profiles not supported after Pairing in progress... if the device is not compatible.
 

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Do you have the BT set to "LF MPP and Standard" in Radio Wide options in CPS. Keep in mind, not all COTS headsets are compatible. There is no "list" of consumer compatible devices. Some work, some don't. The only GUARANTEED compatible devices are Motorola Mission Critical BT devices.
I have it setup as Standard. You’re right, no guarantees, I was just hoping it would work since it’s newer technology (QuietComfort)

The radio will display BT profiles not supported after Pairing in progress... if the device is not compatible.
Ok thanks for that. It’s saying “failed to connect” so maybe it’s user error right now lol!
 

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Make sure that the headphones are not actively connected to any other device before pairing with the APX.
 

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I cleared the device list on my headphones and the pairing still fails. They may just not be compatible.
 

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I've gotten my LG HBS-750 to pair just fine. It's a crapshoot as to which will work and which won't.
 

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I have a Plantronics M70 bluetooth earpiece paired to mine. But I had to clear all other pairings from the radio before it would pair.
 

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I've gotten my LG HBS-750 to pair just fine. It's a crapshoot as to which will work and which won't.
I have a Plantronics M70 bluetooth earpiece paired to mine. But I had to clear all other pairings from the radio before it would pair.

Thanks for the info. Oddly enough I got my jaybirds to connect, but the audio still comes through the radio speaker and not the headphone.
 

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Found this thread on a google search. Just wanted to update that I also tried to pair the 8000 with recently acquired Bose Quiet Comfort 35 headphones. The radio and headphones both have the latest firmware. Pairing still fails. I did find the Bose will pair with Motorola NEXT radio, unfortunately the accesory key will not work for PTT. Also the headphones report a phone call right after pairing and then continually air your own voice / ambient noise, adjustment of headphone setting is needed to fix the audio feedback. Looks like mission critical POD is best for NEXT PTT, side key does not activate mic on headset.

As far as 8000 goes, the best solution for Bose in my experience is to go corded into the mission critical POD with the 3.5mm adapter (mandatory for the standard 3.5mm to adapt to the POD twist lock connector). I have been doing that with the previous Quiet Comfort 25 (corded only) version which works great with the POD. When POD has a PTT the headset mic is active. No feedback loops. Noise cancelling is super handy in noisy environments like a command post or EOC. Those corded 25 models used to be found at good prices on the net refurbished but the supply seems to be drying up, Bose no longer lists them.

The POD with 3.5mm adapter also works into corded Iphone ear buds with inline mic. That's been handy for undercover work for some of our staff.
 

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The Plantronics 5200, the newer version of the Legend, has the LOUDEST audio of any BT headset I have tested, pairs with Motorolas as well. The Voyager also pairs, but the audio output is a lot weaker. I know the Jabras also pair with my Moto. My Moto will also pair to my AVR, my TV, my Macbook etc, but besides pairing, it has no functionality with those devices...it hates my cars also.

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I have it setup as Standard. You’re right, no guarantees, I was just hoping it would work since it’s newer technology (QuietComfort)


Ok thanks for that. It’s saying “failed to connect” so maybe it’s user error right now lol!
They are very picky as to what they will and will not pair with. I have a thread on this somewhere in this section. There are apparently a lot of COTS Bluetooth equipment out there that they don't want to pair with.

I use an old Motorola H270 Bluetooth earpiece, when I use one.
 

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Bluetooth on the APX radios support the following protocols.
• Headset (HSP)
• Dial Up Networking (DUN)
• Personal Area Networking (PAN)
• Serial Port (SPP)
• Generic Access Profile (GAP)
• General Attribute Profile (GATT)

I believe most of the COTS products on the market use the hands-free profile (HFP). HSP is probably your best bet for COTS devices to pair to APX.
 

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I can't get my apx8000 to pair with a prime Blu RSM speaker mic. I suppose Moto did something which only allows Moto gear to connect? I'll just buy the rln6554
 
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