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Topic # 173609 29-May-2015 11:25
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Hey has anyone used one of these before? Are they any good?
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/home-entertainment/accessories-other/cables-connectors/standard-audio-video-cables/logitech-bluetooth-audio-adaptor/prod129844.html

If not, what would you recommend to stream audio from a laptop wirelessly.
eg new wireless speakers or another adapter?

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  Reply # 1313983 29-May-2015 11:35
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Just as a heads up you can get bluetooth -> stereo (3.5mm) connectors for single digits if you go off brand.

$70 for one is bananas.

I paid like $30-$40 for a small portable Nokia one a few years ago, work fine.

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  Reply # 1314026 29-May-2015 12:01
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I've got one of these and find it to be a pretty good option.  Price-wise it might not be the cheapest, but I found it easy to use (so did the missus), and it streams from our laptop nicely.  Saved updating the whole stereo which is ooooold but still rocks along nicely. 

 

One note: I find the range a bit weak at times, usually to my phone though, which is more likely to be moving around than my laptop. 

We had a hoolie a few weeks ago and just streamed music from the laptop, using my phone as a remote, nice.

So yeah, this worked well for me, I'm sure plenty of other brands would do the same thing too.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1314091 29-May-2015 13:11
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EviLClouD: Hey has anyone used one of these before? Are they any good?
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/home-entertainment/accessories-other/cables-connectors/standard-audio-video-cables/logitech-bluetooth-audio-adaptor/prod129844.html

If not, what would you recommend to stream audio from a laptop wirelessly.
eg new wireless speakers or another adapter?

Thanls


I gave my folks one of these for Christmas, they've been using it ever since without any issues.

It's designed well and has all of the right connections, they don't have any complaints.

Do realise that importing a Bluetooth unit can have comparability issues, not to mention you will probably be using a cheaper DAC (digital to analog converter).

Logitech do a good job in this market space.



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  Reply # 1314127 29-May-2015 13:52
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Thanks for the replies.
I've currently got an old logitech x530 set which has 3 plugs.
I was thinking of getting rid of that and getting a logitech z623 http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?r=p&partid=13808 along with the bluetooth adapter.
Or would it be more cost efficent to get a decent pair of wireless speakers? (don't really know much about these)
Thanks

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  Reply # 1314176 29-May-2015 15:16
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I picked up one of these after wasting about $30 on various units from Dealextreme that all kind of worked, but had poor sound quality/annoying usability problems. The Logitech one sounds just like an aux cable to my ears, and re-pairs automatically without having to push a button on the device each time (common problem with off-brand units). Think I paid about $55 at PB.

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  Reply # 1314182 29-May-2015 15:20
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I've got the one in the OP. Works fine. Only thing missing for me is being to power it via USB

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  Reply # 1314185 29-May-2015 15:23
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I had been using a cheap brandless one off ebay for some time but it has been problematic connecting to the laptop at times and the audio level was lower than ideal.  I ended up replacing the old stereo I'd been using it with, with a Panasonic SA-PM250 which has bluetooth built in (I had some FlyBuys to use up).  Much easier and better sound quality.

So, just reinforcing what has been said above, cheap bluetooth is not necessarily good bluetooth especially if you want family-friendly ease of use

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  Reply # 1314197 29-May-2015 15:34
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EviLClouD: Thanks for the replies.
I've currently got an old logitech x530 set which has 3 plugs.
I was thinking of getting rid of that and getting a logitech z623 http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?r=p&partid=13808 along with the bluetooth adapter.
Or would it be more cost efficent to get a decent pair of wireless speakers? (don't really know much about these)
Thanks


The best speakers you can get are traditional full sized speakers with a proper amp.

For a smaller option, bookshelf speakers with a proper amp.

If you are trying to save money or have size requirements those Logitech's will fit the bill nicely. I would expect an equivalent wireless system to cost significantly more.

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  Reply # 1314248 29-May-2015 16:48
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Had one for a while just works and streams from ipad etc with ease

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  Reply # 1314250 29-May-2015 16:53
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I have had a few cheapies.

All seem to suffer from hiss on them, and playing stupid beeping noises when you turn on or off or they are pairing or the battery is low etc. Really loud beeping noises. Really annoying.




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  Reply # 1320405 9-Jun-2015 16:05
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You can get the Logitech one from Amazon for about $50, shipped.

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  Reply # 1320434 9-Jun-2015 16:33
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andrew027: You can get the Logitech one from Amazon for about $50, shipped.


Bear in mind that the unit is AC powered so you will need to use a plug adaptor. Cheapest NZ prices are about $50 + shipping so I would personally pick up a local version to avoid that hassle.

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