Music & Headphones

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Currently I use Sirius & iTunes, which come from Dell PC, sound is outputed to speakers. The Dell has a minijack for "headphones."

    If i plugged in a "wireless bluetooth" adapter, into the PC's headphones via minijack, could I then pair it with wireless headphones?

    Any suggestions for "bluetooth" headphones, I'll be actively working in the garage, & need something that won't get in the way of working projects

    Thanks
    Rico
     
  2. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

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    If you mean something like this, then yes, it should do what you want.
     
  3. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Hi, for better sound quality than bluetooth, get a decent dedicated combined FM stereo wireless headphone transmitter/receiver set. Just plug it into your 3.5mm PC socket, & you're good to go.
     
  4. Rico

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    Would either have problems transmitting from inside a wooden box? Adapter would be in a cabinet wood, 30 feet from cabinet is all I'm looking for.

    CloneRanger - Any examples google "FM stereo wireless headphone transmitter/receiver set", Amazon showed bluetooth.

    is FM stereo wireless significantly better than bluetooth, sound wise.

    Thanks
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  5. SirDrexl

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    I would just get a pair of Bluetooth headphones and use the computer's Bluetooth to transmit the sound.

    What you were asking about would take the analog signal from the PC and convert it to BT before transmitting it. That kind of adapter is really meant for devices that have no way of transmitting BT, like an old iPod or a TV set. It would be better to skip a step and just transmit BT audio directly from the PC. If your PC doesn't have BT, get an adapter for that.

    You would just have to set your PC and/or media player to send audio to that device. I like Foobar2000 for playback, as it can set an output device independently of the PC's default device (many applications just use the default audio device).

    I don't know about range though. If you need to get an adapter, you might want to consider one with an antenna.
     
  6. CloneRanger

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    A lot of manufactures make Non BT wireless headphone devices. Here are just a few as examples. Wireless range is up to 100 Metres or 300 ft.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-...ics-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1450024272&sr=1-2

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio-...k-wireless-headphones-black-22095633-pdt.html

    http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/wireless-headphones-stereo-rf-rs-120-ii

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-001319...ics-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1450024272&sr=1-8

    http://www.techradar.com/news/audio/portable-audio/best-wireless-headphones-1280344

    All Bluetooth is NOT the same ! Different chips & codecs etc etc, produce different results. If you want high quality, i would avoid BT anyway.
     
  7. Rico

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    Cloneranger - seeing the word Sennheiser, jogged old memories, so up in the attic, I found an old Sennheiser HDR65, charge the battery & works very well.

    Thanks
    Rico
     
  8. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    @ Rico

    Yes Sen are a Very good brand. Glad you went fishing in the loft & found them. Funny how we can forget what we already have sometimes ;)

    If the batteries fail @ some point, you can get replacements.

    Enjoy
     
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