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# 214508 15-May-2017 11:50
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What are some good recommindations for earbuds to listen to TV.

 

I get a really sore left ear with the wireless over head, headphones I have and want some ear buds.

 

TV is about 4 meters from where I sit, so need that much range.TV does have built in bluetooth. So maybe could use that. But wonder if range might be an issue. Else maybe something with a reciever that plugs into TV.

 

Ideally need 8 hours plus battery life per session.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1782480 15-May-2017 12:31
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There's definite pros and cons to bluetooth. But if your TV has built in bluetooth, I'd definitely start with that since it won't cost you much.

 

Bluetooth can be laggy. We've got a Telme2 bluetooth adapter for our non bluetooth TV, which uses apt-x, and we've got apt-x headsets. Lag is minimal with this set up. And range is fine from watching across the room. We do get occasional interference though and the odd issue where one headset or the other decides not to pair. The set up works fine, but it's not something I'd necessarily recommend for the non-technically inclined.

 

I'm waiting for the Ekko Hub to launch. I think that will be my long term solution.


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  # 1782481 15-May-2017 12:35
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If the bluetooth is inbuilt to the display, it will normally delay the picture to compensate for the sound delay like a PC does.

 

Excpet for game mode, where obviously that would defeat the purpose of game mode.





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  # 1782485 15-May-2017 12:41
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mdf:

 

There's definite pros and cons to bluetooth. But if your TV has built in bluetooth, I'd definitely start with that since it won't cost you much.

 

Bluetooth can be laggy. We've got a Telme2 bluetooth adapter for our non bluetooth TV, which uses apt-x, and we've got apt-x headsets. Lag is minimal with this set up. And range is fine from watching across the room. We do get occasional interference though and the odd issue where one headset or the other decides not to pair. The set up works fine, but it's not something I'd necessarily recommend for the non-technically inclined.

 

I'm waiting for the Ekko Hub to launch. I think that will be my long term solution.

 

 

I was wondering , haven't looked yet if there is a wireless "adapter" for ear plugs. I really like my Bose earplugs. The wired ones not the wireless. Hmmm might pop over to aliexpress and see whats what... . When do they expect the ekko available?





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  # 1782489 15-May-2017 12:45
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You can definitely get bluetooth receivers for headphones - just need to be aware of risk of audio lag


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  # 1782520 15-May-2017 13:18
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shk292:

 

You can definitely get bluetooth receivers for headphones - just need to be aware of risk of audio lag

 

 

^ this for the bluetooth ones. You need both a receiver and a transmitter. If both support apt-x you can get the lag down to minimal.

 

@richms steered me towards an RF transmitter as an option (like the sort you might use with non-aux in car radios) and a small radio. This cut the lag down but the sound quality wasn't perfect.

 

The Ekko Hub was kickstarted a year or so ago. I think they're shipping to backers now, but no idea when retail launch will hit.


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  # 1782539 15-May-2017 13:50
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I love my FM transmitter for going to the FM radio earmuffs. Have the firetv in the garage on spottify and can listen anywhere in the house. and with the power of it probably half way to the dairy.





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  # 1782551 15-May-2017 13:57
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mdf:

 

There's definite pros and cons to bluetooth. But if your TV has built in bluetooth, I'd definitely start with that since it won't cost you much.

 

Bluetooth can be laggy. We've got a Telme2 bluetooth adapter for our non bluetooth TV, which uses apt-x, and we've got apt-x headsets. Lag is minimal with this set up. And range is fine from watching across the room. We do get occasional interference though and the odd issue where one headset or the other decides not to pair. The set up works fine, but it's not something I'd necessarily recommend for the non-technically inclined.

 

I'm waiting for the Ekko Hub to launch. I think that will be my long term solution.

 

 

I was wondering , haven't looked yet if there is a wireless "adapter" for ear plugs. I really like my Bose earplugs. The wired ones not the wireless. Hmmm might pop over to aliexpress and see whats what... . When do they expect the ekko available?

 

 

I also have a pair of nice Bose earplugs. So if I can use them maybe even better.


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