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The Sony Playstation 3 provides support for a Bluetooth headset so you can sit and relax on your sofa without having wires from the TV, etc.

The iPhone smart phone is Bluetooth-enabled.

Is there an app, or some other method available to allow the iPhone to act like a Bluetooth headset, thereby transmitting the sounds from the game to the iPhone (and then through the iPhone headphones into my ears)?

I found this forum thread (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/32319-39-mobile-phone-headset) from 2004 saying "No", but no real evidence as to why; plus it's a bit old now and not related to PS3. Is the answer really no? If so, why?

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Just FYI because this confused me and it seems like you might be falling into the same trap: the PS3 supports bluetooth headsets, but you will not get game sound. You only get multiplayer voice comms over bluetooth, not in-game sound. (fortunately the bluetooth headset I bought was good for exercising, otherwise I would have been so rawr) –  Tacroy Jun 27 '12 at 19:14

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Doesn't look like it, the "Headset Profile" is required for a device to act as a headset (the situation your describing).

According to Apple Support, the iPhone does not support this profile.

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Shame the "Hands-Free" profile and/or "Advanced Audio Distribution" profile can't be used. Do you have a source to back up your assertion that the "Headset Profile" is required by the PS3? EDIT: I found this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… –  LordScree Mar 12 '12 at 10:53
    
I wouldnt know but couldn't there be some kind of app that could potentially do this ? –  Serge Bekenkamp Jun 27 '12 at 17:33
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Serge, there certainly could be, but judging by this answer the iphone would have to be jailbroken. –  Fambida Jun 28 '12 at 0:49

To avoid wires across your living room, take one of these and use it backwards. Plug it into your game device (with an 1/8" input jack to dual RCA male adapter, or the headphone jack if it has one) then plug your headphones into a Walkman-like-radio, tuned to the correct frequency. A Walkman is unnecessary if your phone can receive real radio signals. Or just use any radio with a headphone jack.

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Compatibility: anything with a 3.5mm Jack (eighth inch), as pictured.

Buy one

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I still think it should be possible, but have found no information yet as to how. The arguments against the possibility and refering to HSP profile specifications do not apply, as they are not used or needed by the PS3 system. HSP specification is specific for phone use and only states having ability to answer and hang up "calls". PS3 and iPhones both have A2DP advanced audio device capabilities, which also has optional microphone support listed in the A2DP Bluetooth specs.

The real question, is whether one device can host the other properly, in order to make it work. The ability to set one device (phone or PS3) as the hosting device, would probably require an application be written that is able to toggle such a setting.

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