What Are Bluetooth Profiles?

Updated by Kamika Royal on Jul 17, 2024

Bluetooth devices do not all work in the same way. One device may not work with another (such as a Bluetooth phone with a Bluetooth computer, a Bluetooth headset with a Bluetooth music device, etc.) This is because there are a number of Bluetooth profiles, which can change the performance of your headset.

More information about Bluetooth profiles can be found below or at this website.


HSP – For voice and mono music, e.g. Skype: (Headset Profile)

This is the most commonly used profile, providing support for the popular Bluetooth headsets to be used with mobile phones.


HFP – A more advanced version of HSP (Hands Free Profile)

*Allows Voice Dialing Activation + Redial + Call transfer + call answer/end capabilities


A2DP - For stereo but no voice: (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)

Also referred to as the AV profile, it's designed to transfer a stereo audio stream like music from an mp3 player to a headset or car radio. This profile relies on AVDTP and GAVDP.


AVRCP - For remote control: (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)

This profile is designed to provide a standard interface to control TVs, Hi-fi equipment, etc. to allow a single remote control (or another device) to control all of the A/V equipment that a user has access to. It may be used in concert with A2DP or VDP.



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This is the internal support database for Headsets.com. We manufacture and sell office headsets in North America. With over 25 years' experience in the business, we know headsets.

Please use our support database for free headset support, whether you’re a Customer of ours (or not). If you have problems, suggestions, or unanswered questions, please email us at hello@headsets.com (compliments also welcomed 😀)

Looking for office headsets in the UK? Check out Headsets.co.uk.

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