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Topic # 58822 20-Mar-2010 08:34
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I recently bought an Apple Airport Express to stream audio and was dismayed to discover that this WiFi based solution precludes the ability to be used with video because the latency on the wireless audio creates a timing mismatch between the audio and video.

Now that I'm about to invest in a set of decent bluetooth headphones I'm wondering if I'm about to come up against the same problem. Does bluetooth audio suffer from latency? If so, is there a solution (e.g. automated feedback loop) to prevent syncing problems with audio and video or is this a major limitation of any wireless audio streaming product?

Any comments would be appreciated. 

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  Reply # 309344 20-Mar-2010 10:59
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Hi, there is certianly latency issues with bluetooth headphones, I use a set with my iPhone and it makes watching video almost impossilbe, have to carry the old standby wired earphones if I want to watch video.

Great for music only really


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  Reply # 309351 20-Mar-2010 12:00
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Okay, thanks for that. Obviously it's not what I wanted to hear but it's good to know as it could be a deal-breaker for me.

I just wish Sennheiser made a decent set of over-the-head headphones with a built in microphone!


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  Reply # 310479 24-Mar-2010 00:43
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I got a low latency 2.4Ghz audio sender and modded it with a volume control, and use bluetooth for the audio back to the PC (since bluetooth audio is so bad its unusable for music and movies IME)


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  Reply # 357657 28-Jul-2010 12:24
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I'm thinking about buying some decent Bluetooth headphones and using them through a Bluetooth mini dongle for use through Skype.

I'll also be using the headphones for music on my phone, that's why i want headphones and not a headset.

If there are latency issues with BT headphones, wouldn't this make VoIP use with the headphones unusable? And if there was an issue with latency, how do people use them successfully with mobile phone calls?

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