Scientific studies prove that music has a positive effect on sports performance. Whether you are an Olympic athlete or a weekend runner, listening to music with the right beat keeps you going and helps make hard training seem more like fun. Maybe that’s why 72% listen to music while exercising. 

There are many options to consider when choosing a headset for sports. The easiest choice is to use the earbuds provided with your mobile phone. But, for more demanding sports like running and biking, it can be a good idea to look for a sports headset.

Connect Wireless Headphones to an xBox 360

The xBox 360 supports two different types of wireless headphones, ones that have Bluetooth capability and ones that do not. The first method explains wireless headphones with Bluetooth capability.

Xbox 360: Headphones with Bluetooth

Plug your wireless headset into the console to install the latest headphone drivers. You will need to be connected to xBox Live in order to do this step.

Make sure that your headset is charged, which can be done by simply plugging it into the unit. If you charge your headset through the console, it will connect automatically most of the time. If they don't connect automatically, turn on your console first and switch the headset so that it is in xBox mode.

Press the power button for two seconds until it flashes green. You should then hear a start-up sound, and when you hear that, press the connect button for two seconds.

After you release that button, press and release the connect button on the console within 20 seconds or the connection will not be made. The green lights will flash three times to let you know the connection was a success.

XBOX 360: Headphones without Bluetooth Capability

Make sure that your headphones are charged, which can be done by plugging them into the USB port of the console.

Turn on the console and the headphones. After they are powered up, push and release the connect button on your console.

Within 20 seconds, press the connect button on your wireless headphones for two seconds. You should now hear sound from your headphones.

Connect Wireless Headphones to the PS3

You will first need to register the headphones to the PS3 through the Bluetooth settings. Here’s how:

Go to the XMB home menu and select the "Settings" icon.

From there, select the "Accessory Settings" icon, and from that menu, find the option that says "Manage Bluetooth Devices."

If there is no current Bluetooth device registered on the PS3, there will be an option that says "The Bluetooth device has not been registered. Do you want to register?" You will need to highlight the "Yes" option and click the "X" button on your controller. If the pairing was successful, the device will show up on the screen.

Next, you will see a screen that says "To register (pair), you will need to prepare the Bluetooth device. For information on preparing the device, refer to the instructions supplied with the Bluetooth device."

Click on "Start Scanning" on the screen with your "X" button so that the PS3 can start to scan. Also, you need to make sure your headphones are in pair mode so that the PS3 will recognize the device. If the pairing was successful, it will show you on the screen and you just need to hit the "X" button to continue.

You will then be asked to enter the pass code or security key that was provided with your wireless device. Use the keyboard that is provided on the screen to enter the pass code. Once everything is entered properly, a message tells you that the device has been registered.

Next, go back to the "Accessory Settings" menu to access the "Audio Device Settings" menu. Select the "Input Device" option by clicking "X" on the controller. When the new menu opens, look for the proper microphone input that corresponds with your device. Once you find the right one, click the "X" button.

Select the "Output Device" option to select the headphones. Once you search through the options that the system recognizes, click "X" on your wireless headphones to select them. You should now be set up and ready to use the wireless headphones and microphone.

Connect Wireless Headphones to an iPod

JABRA REVO WIRELESSMake sure that your wireless headphones have Bluetooth capability.

Access the "Settings" icon on the home screen of your iPod. Select the "General" option once you are in that screen.

You will then see an option that says "Bluetooth", which you can slide over to enable Bluetooth on the iPod.

Be sure that your wireless device is in discovery mode so that the iPod can recognize it.

Once you enable the Bluetooth on the iPod, it will list any devices that is recognizes. Simply click on your wireless device when the iPod shows it and click the "Connect" button. Your headphones should now be paired and working properly.

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