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Topic # 240412 6-Sep-2018 14:59
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I'm looking for recommendations on a small BT receiver that has a 3.5mm stereo socket to allow connection to non BT capable equipment via a stereo cable. Anyone here use anything like this and have any comments around connection reliability etc.?

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  Reply # 2085111 6-Sep-2018 15:56
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if you search on Aliexpress for "bluetooth 3.5mm adapter"

 

there's tons of them and only a few dollars so cheap as chips.

 

But can't personally recommend as haven't used. But at that price no reason not to just try them.

 

 


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  Reply # 2085118 6-Sep-2018 16:00
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I thought @sbiddle had a BT transmitter.

 

Seems to be quite a few options on Ali: https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=bluetooth+receiver+3.5mm

 

 








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  Reply # 2085123 6-Sep-2018 16:07
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kryptonjohn: if you search on Aliexpress for "bluetooth 3.5mm adapter" there's tons of them and only a few dollars so cheap as chips.

But can't personally recommend as haven't used. But at that price no reason not to just try them.

Yep, thanks, looked there. Wanting reliability over price as I'd be running gym classes through it.

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Logitech make one:

 

https://www.logitech.com/en-nz/product/bluetooth-audio-adapter

 

I haven't used it, but their gear is generally pretty decent.


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  Reply # 2085160 6-Sep-2018 17:58
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Here is Steve's review. I have the same model. It's very good:

 

https://traveltalk.nz/reviews-tips/travel-tech/bti-025-bluetooth-transmitter-review/





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  Reply # 2085161 6-Sep-2018 18:00
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They are all pretty much the same. Plenty of US$6 - $7 units around now that will work fine. For IFE use it pays to spend a couple of $ extra to get one with APT-X as the higher latency of the SBC codec will mean lip sync issues.

 

I can lend you mind to play with if you want Steve.

 

 




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  Reply # 2085213 6-Sep-2018 20:29
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sbiddle:

They are all pretty much the same. Plenty of US$6 - $7 units around now that will work fine. For IFE use it pays to spend a couple of $ extra to get one with APT-X as the higher latency of the SBC codec will mean lip sync issues.


I can lend you mind to play with if you want Steve.


 



Cheers for the offer. As both hairy1 and yourself recommend it I've just ordered one. Should arrive not to long after I get back from Thailand.

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  Reply # 2085252 6-Sep-2018 20:56
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The problem with most of them is they make stupid loud beeping noises at turn on and pairing, or some even have a really heavy accented lady saying "the bloootooth a device is ready to pair" at whatever volume it is set too.

 

Not come across one that just plays the phone audio without other stupid noises to say that its disconnected etc other than whatever denon stick inside my AVR.





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  Reply # 2085259 6-Sep-2018 21:28
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I would have thought for Gym usage you would want just a simple and VERY robust remote control that could be velcroed / stuck onto whatever you wanted easily and cheaply be replaced with forward/backward with a playlist on SD card or similar storage that ran off a battery so you setup before hand rather than using your phone.

 

 








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  Reply # 2085290 6-Sep-2018 23:29
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Different instructors use different playlists and have wildly varying levels of technological ability. The amps, while being extremely reliable [Peavey], are old and have a 3.5mm stereo plug/cable going to one of the inputs. Having a device such as a phone, tablet, iPod or mp3 player is definitely the easiest way to go. There's also a DVD/CD player attached but I don't think it gets used. Also easier to keep track of a device somewhat larger than an SD card.

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