As we all know only too well, there are a lot of Bluetooth products available on the market right now, since pretty much every new smartphone that arrives is equipped with Bluetooth technology, which allows users to easily pair their handsets with a computer or a headset. However, the headsets mentioned above are generally rather expensive (especially if you're looking for good-quality), so we've decided to try and come up with an alternative method of enjoying the same advantages, without actually purchasing a new, dedicated headset.
As some of you might have already guessed, the only way in which one can transform a wired headset into a Bluetooth one is by using a dedicated adapter. However, although one might think that this is a very easy task, the truth of the matter is quite different, since, unlike most other adapters, the ones required for such a task are not as easy to find.
However, we did manage to come across a couple of devices of this type, such as the Zoom iHiFi 4360 Bluetooth Receiver
or the Xterasys BSR202
Bluetooth receiver, both of which come with dedicated audio ports for the headphone and microphone. Of course, these are only a couple of examples, so you're free to search for a similar device elsewhere, as long as it sports the aforementioned audio interfaces.
In any case, what you ought to be careful about are the specs of the adapter you'll be purchasing. Hence, the respective device should support the following Bluetooth profiles: Bluetooth A2DP profile (AV Profile), Bluetooth AVRCP profile and headset and handsfree profile. If all of these are checked, then it's also a good idea to check the range (typically, it's around 10 meters), as well as whether the adapter comes with a built-in battery or not. Actually, it's better to get one with a built-in battery, since it will offer you a higher level of mobility and versatility.
After you've purchased your adapter, all you need to do is simply connect it to your wired headset, go through the pairing process and voila! You've just turned your older (but still reliable) headset into a wireless, Bluetooth one, which you'll be able to use with either your mobile phone or your computer.
Now, back to the reason why we've decided to attempt such a thing in the first place: the price. So, the price of such an adapter is typically under 30 US dollars, a lot less than a decent headset (which will generally send you back around 80 – 150 US dollars). Plus, its range of uses is quite extensive, since you can always employ it for streaming audio to your home entertainment system, for example.