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Sony SBH56 Stereo Bluetooth Headset with MH755 Earphones - Silver $25.64 + Delivery ($0 with Plus) @ Allphones eBay

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Wireless convenience
Making calls has never been more convenient. Talk and listen through the loud speaker, without blocking out your surroundings. You can also enjoy audiobooks and internet radio. Take a walk, multi-task or take meeting notes. Bluetooth® Headset with Speaker SBH56 sets your hands free.
The perfect selfie
Take blur-free selfies and perfectly include everyone in your group photos. With the camera remote shutter button, you don’t need to stay behind the camera or worry about your hands shaking. And since you can take multiple photos in succession, you can always find the perfect selfie.
Wear it wherever you go
The clip-style headset is comfortable to use. Attach it to your clothes and wear it anytime – while driving, walking or just relaxing.
Never miss a call
When you get an incoming call you will hear a ringtone and the caller´s name* will be read out to you through the loudspeaker.
Take photos remotely
Quickly launch* the camera app by long pressing the button.
Sony MH755 Earphones
The Sony SBH56 comes with Sony MH755 earphones to deliver excellent sound quality.

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    Can I plug my own 3.5mm headphones into this instead?

    • +1 vote

      Looking at reviews I believe you can use any 3.5mm headphone/cable. I have a very old version (SBH50) and it serves me well. Used it as a headphone connector and also a bluetooth receiver for a stereo. I found the screen on that one helpful for navigating settings and such - not sure how this one will go without any screen.

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      It has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

      A set of wired headphones that support the CTIA standard is included with your headset at
      purchase. You can use other headphones but some may not work properly with your
      headset. https://www-support-downloads.sonymobile.com/sbh56/userguide...

    •  

      Technically yes you could, but I would think you will get abysmal battery-life due to the lack of power & short battery-life the device has to begin with.

      According to Sony Global; Talk time: 7 Hours, Music time: 6 Hours, when driving the included earphones.
      So driving full-sized headphones you may only get 1-2 hours battery life.
      https://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/accessories/bl...

  • +13 votes

    what is it ?

    •  

      Bluetooth headset with wire earphones.

      • +33 votes

        bought one anyway ill figure it out i guess

        • +6 votes

          You upvoted it , bought one but don’t know what it is. 🧐

        • +4 votes

          Ahha, did you find out what it was? I still don't get what it is, is it to make your wired headphones wireless?

          •  

            @zorrt:

            is it to make your wired headphones wireless?

            Basically yes. But the battery-life is terrible (6 hours) compared to a Sony BT earphone with everything built-in (15 hours).

            •  

              @margejsimpson: Not sure why you would want to do that instead of plugging it straight in, unless it's a phone with no headphone jack I guess.

              That would make me sad. You buy a phone because it's cool to not have a jack these days, only so that you have to buy an accessory to continue using your 3.5mm headphones.

              •  

                @lostn: I guess it’s for the convenience of having the phone ‘wire-free’ when you pull it out of your pocket, and as this comment below said, you can still pick & choose your own desired sounding earphones.

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                  @margejsimpson: no matter how good your headphones are, they are going to run via BT codec and won't sound as good or as stable.

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                    @lostn: Yes I agree, I am a wired only person myself. But it seems majority of consumers (and ozbargainers) are satisfied with BT audio.

                    And key-word ‘earphones’, I doubt the SBH56 will be able to drive full-size over-ear headphones properly, and even if they can drive some I imagine the battery-life will take a huge hit.

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                      @margejsimpson: I have a pair of $200+ quad driver in-ears. They're going to sound worse through this than plugging it in directly. I get that some people don't mind BT and some even prefer the convenience. But it baffles me that you would want to use BT via a pair of earphones (probably cheap ones at that). You lose the direct audio, but you still have the wires, so the worst of both worlds. I imagine those people would prefer a real pair of wireless earphones since they tend to hate wires but would still have to deal with them.

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                        @lostn:

                        I imagine those people would prefer a real pair of wireless earphones

                        Yeah I guess you’re right here. I think there is a potential for ‘in-betweeners’ who have their own preferred earphones etc.
                        The design of the SBH56 in this deal though is a short J cable, and the device is meant to clip onto your shirt collar (has the microphones as well which would be of little use in your pocket).
                        So design wise it is quite similar to the all-in-one BT earphones (sans the battery-life).
                        So a bit of a niche compromise (sacrifice battery-life to be able to use your own earphones).

                        I think the product has a lack of popularity / sales, and info seems to be only available on the ‘Sony Global’ page so I suspect it was marketed in another country and sales were slow so they are just offloading stock.

  • +8 votes

    Just for anyone wondering, MH755 are easily one of the best earphones under $200. I own a modded pair and they're not far off some $500 IEMs even.

    •  

      They seem about $13 on eBay.

    •  

      Audio Reviews mentions no mic and short cord length.

    • +4 votes

      Yea they're pretty hyped on /r/headphones right now. Not quite sure they're that good sonically; apparently the Tin Audio T2s are still better but those are $50 AUD compared to $7 AUD here apparently genuine from an Aussie Pretty no brainer for 7 bucks just note cable is garbage.

      •  

        Yeah cable is almost useless, so it requires a new cable modded in. I’ve tried the T2 and the T3, and I’d say the MH755 is better.

        •  

          What's wrong with the cable? Is it just length? I prefer a shorter cable because I only end up tying them up with a ziptie anyway.

      •  

        Yeah sounds amazing, but any movement all the great sound is muffled by cable noise, which is inevitable because the cable is extremely short.

      • +1 vote

        Ordered from simplecom last week and received today..appears to be genuine based on the sound, will know for sure when I open them to recable. Few dollars more than my last pair from AliExpress but postage within a week is worth the extra (almost two months from china)

  •  

    Nil more stock available

  • +2 votes

    Looks pretty basic with not many supported codecs. Get the fiio btr3 if you want for music.

    •  

      These are for voice so SBC is sufficient. AAC is a bonus.

    •  

      The BTR3 is with me all the damn time and it perfectly fills the stupid gap left when mobile phones stopped having headphone jacks. THANKS APPLE.

      •  

        Only issue being the terrible mic on the fiio.

        •  

          Don't use it for that. Purely for allowing me to use my wired earphones/headphones on my Pixel 2.

          Great for the car too when you want to charge your phone and play music at the same time and your car isn't new enough to have proper bluetooth integration.

      •  

        …when mobile phones stopped having headphone jacks.

        When iPhone's stopped having headphone jacks.

        In my view anyone silly enough to have an iPhone deserves being screwed just that little bit extra. Hmmm, harsh.

  • +3 votes

    Like others say, the say quality on these are legendary for the price. Check Crinacle, one of my most respected IEM reviews online, review of it https://crinacle.com/2019/02/02/sonys-greatest-accident-the-.... The B rank he gives it puts it the price range of competitors of 200USD+. Be warned as they are made for use with the bluetooth headset, the cable is short and uneven in length, with it meant to go behind the neck.

  • +4 votes

    … yeah I still don't unde what this is

    • +1 vote

      Bluetooth receiver but it has a microphone built in.
      Works as a hands free also.

      • +1 vote

        Also has a speaker so can be used without headphones. I have the sbh54, which I primarily purchased for the radio function. No point in these if you have bt earphones IMO.

        •  

          A few other features of the SBH54 is ‘splash-proof’ design and noise-cancellation on the microphone (further isolates your voice).
          It also has 8 hours listening time, +2 hours compared to the SBH56, and charges in 1 hour compared to the 2 hours it takes for SBH56.

  •  

    Anyone here have the skills to mmcx mod them?

  •  

    Bought it, no idea how to use it! Learning time now!

  •  

    Really nice sounding earphones, similar to my Tin T2 but slightly more sub bass - although I find the T2 to already have enough bass when amped (some people would disagree). I picked up a legit pair on AliExpress for $4.50 but the seller no longer has stock (beware of fakes). Black ones are more commonly fakes, so go for white instead or purchase this deal to ensure you get genuine MH755s. Definitely worth the effort to recable or mmcx mod them to remove the silly and short J cord it comes with

  •  

    Stock is showing, I got some thanks!

  •  

    Is this device for phones that don't have a 3.5mm headphone jack? So you can still use your old wired headphones?

    •  

      Sony devices like these have existed since long before 'no 3.5 mm headphone jack' on high end phones as the norm. But yeah, now this will additionally serve the purpose you have mentioned.

  •  

    Will this work on the switch?

    •  

      You could plug the headphones into the 3.5mm socket, but you won't get to use the Bluetooth connectivity unless you buy something like this.

  • +2 votes

    Could not resist. Bought one to find out what it is.

  • +3 votes

    Time to wrap this up "This item is out of stock"

    Next-cheapest listing is $27.54 delivered with 5% of code shown on the listing

  •  

    It's OOS now.

  •  

    So many people not knowing what this is … wow am I really that old?!

    /Sony MW600 user

  •  

    Back in stock.

  • +4 votes

    I'd take that list price with a grain of salt, they are ~$30 everywehere….

    $29.00·Mobileciti Online
    $29.00·Allphones Online
    $29.00·Catch.com.au
    $29.00·The Myer Market
    $31.00·Amazon AU

    •  

      Only $25 so why not.

    •  

      Yeah i'm not sure what all the hype is about, esp given you can get the earphones for $6.95. I bet most people buying this aren't quite sure what they're getting.

      I also can't see what it can do for me that i especially need - i mainly listen to music and have got wireless earphones for that.

      •  

        Specs are impressive from a hardware perspective (usb c, nfc) but obsensibly it's a product without a market, or at best, a very small one.

      •  

        Yes my thought is at $25 maybe it would serve well as just a ‘remote for the camera shutter’ for mommy’s and pappi’s (or grandma & grandpa), the battery-life would be acceptable for this purpose.
        And maybe the occasional ‘hands-free’ phone call. Having it clip-on to their shirt also helps here.

        •  

          BT remote control might be enough for mommy/pappi.

          I have several that came with tripods.

          •  

            @DisabledUser256231: Yeah I saw this deal last night & almost fell for it. It is possible I am being more lenient than I should be.
            I just imagined the older more ‘forgetful’ type clipping this onto their front pocket and actually using it.

            My mother has one of those cheap ‘shutter remotes’ from a tripod, there are plenty times it refuses to auto-connect and you have to tap on it in ‘Bluetooth devices’.
            Always turning a ‘photo moment’ into a ‘what’s gone wrong’ moment.

            •  

              @margejsimpson: I don't have a lot of experience using them - i just tested what came with the tripods and they seemed to work ok. Not a big selfie guy anyway - i must be the last one standing i reckon.

              •  

                @DisabledUser256231: My mother uses the remote for group ‘family’ photos.

                The features & specs of the SBH56 are good (BT 4.0 / HD voice / USB-C). All except the battery-life (Music Playback: 6 Hours) which would last half-a-day, compared to a full-day comfortably.

  • +2 votes
    • Compatibility
      Android version 4.4 or later iOS 9 and newer only (not compatible with iPads)
    • Weight
      Approx. 17.4g
    • Dimensions
      59.2 (H)x 24.1(W) x 15.2 mm(D)(Max./including clip)/10.2mm(D)(Min)
    • Colour
      Black
      Silver
    • Material
      Metal like finish
    • Connectivity
      NFC one touch
      Bluetooth 4.0.
    • Sound
      HD Voice
      SBC, AAC
      Speaker talk
    • Applications
      Host application for Android and iOS
    • Additional features
      Speaker talk and camera remote is available
    • Key accessories
      Headphone, type C cable, ear piece (3 types)
    • Battery
      Talk time: Approx. 7h
      Music time: Approx. 6h
      Speaker talk time: Approx. 3h
      Standby time: Approx. 250h
      Charging time: Approx. 2h
    •  

      Yes noteable is it has HD voice & the same BT codecs as Sony’s conventional BT earphones range.

      Also worth noting is the battery-life is less-than-half the life (Music Playback: 6 hours) from what I get from my conventional Sony WI-C310 (Music Playback: 15 hours), which I managed to get for under $30 during JB HiFi’s Sony headphone sale + $10 Receipt Voucher deal.

  • +1 vote

    What does it do?

  •  

    Bought one. Hoping this will work to convert my wired speakers to wireless, Bluetooth speakers…

    •  

      Damn, just read that you can't use these whilst they are charging…

      Edit: actually, not sure if they will work while charging. Was hoping to leave these connected to the 3.5mm speaker input and then always be connected to the headset without having to worry about charging.

      •  

        I bought this for a friend: "Ugreen Bluetooth RCA Receiver 5.0 aptX LL 3.5mm Jack Aux Wireless Adapter Music for TV Car RCA Bluetooth 5.0 3.5 Audio Receiver" (https://bit.ly/2MaH6Ws) currently USD$19.90 from AliExpress and I think this one better suit your need.

        •  

          Thank you!

          I've already purchased the Sony one, so will see how that works first at least.

      •  

        i bought the Taotronics bluetooth transmitter/receiver,
        and that one you can use, while charging.

        it also had a switch, to turn it into a transmitter or a receiver,
        so if you had 2 of them, you can set up a small wireless set-up (but a lot things nowadays have Bluetooth now anyway).

  •  

    I don’t quite understand the point of this product in this day and age. If your device is Bluetooth compatible, why not just buy some Bluetooth cans and be wire free, or is the point that you can use any wired headphones you may have at your disposal?

    •  

      You're in good company, given you're in mine.

    • +2 votes

      Most cheap Bluetooth earphones give pretty crap audio, this lets you use some nice budget wired ones I guess. Sub $100 and even sub $40 Chifi products are really amazing value

    •  

      or is the point that you can use any wired headphones you may have at your disposal?

      this. The transmitter is supposed to outlast junk bundled buds you get in all-in-one. I use MW600 with Shure 215.

      •  

        If only Sony matched the battery-life of their entry-level WI-C200 / WI-C310 models @ 15 Hours.
        From the pictures of SBH56 it seems they could have fit a battery of equal size / capacity.

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