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(Headset Profile)

A Bluetooth profile (mode) designed to enable a two-way wireless headset to be used with a Bluetooth phone.

Headset is one of the most common Bluetooth profiles. Nearly all phones support it, although some phones only support the very similar Handsfree profile (HFP), which can also be used for headsets.

See: HFP

A newer profile called TMAP (Telephony and Media Audio Profile) is designed to replace HSP. TMAP is part of LE Audio, the newer standard for all kinds of audio over Bluetooth.

See: LE Audio

Headset Profile supports simultaneous two-way (full-duplex) audio, but it does not support stereo audio.

HSP can be used with devices other than phones. For example, a Bluetooth headset could be used with a Bluetooth-enabled PC and VoIP software to place an Internet phone call.

See: Bluetooth

Last updated Aug 15, 2023 by Rich Brome

Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.

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