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Topic # 183951 4-Nov-2015 12:51
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Hi all

Is there a Bluetooth headphone out there which doesn't use the crappy chunky rf base station?
I'm looking for a Bluetooth version which will work on my TV and laptop...hell even connecting to my tablet would be great!

Does such thing exist?




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  Reply # 1420857 4-Nov-2015 14:59
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  Reply # 1420870 4-Nov-2015 15:07
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I have a Turtle Beach i30 that I like very much. Designed and works best with Apple products.  I have synced it to a couple of laptops without any problems.  For the TV I have a portable Bluetooth audio transmitter that could do the truck via the aux output, but haven't got around to trying that yet.  





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  Reply # 1420882 4-Nov-2015 15:26
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What is the clunky external RF Base station?
Bose do the external Base station as a Bluetooth sender for those devices that are not equipped with a Bluetooth sender but I have not heard of headphones that are equipped with them.

I have a set of inexspensive headphones (Bluetooth) that work with my tablets and laptops but they are just headphones and have no external things or wires associated with them. You even have to remove an earmuff to replace the battery.
Bought locally at a well known electrical retailer for about 40 or 50 dollars but there are versions for the well heeled as well.

My problem is trying to find devices that are bluetooth senders. They do not say in adverts whether they are senders or receivers. Only 'Bluetooth equipped'.



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scuwp: I have a Turtle Beach i30 that I like very much. Designed and works best with Apple products.  I have synced it to a couple of laptops without any problems.  For the TV I have a portable Bluetooth audio transmitter that could do the truck via the aux output, but haven't got around to trying that yet.  


Does look quite cool and half decent price...

Bit concerned about this statement on their website tho.. " Also compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled PC and Android devices " knowing my luck I'd have one of the devices that isn't compatible...

This Bluetooth audio transmitter u speak of....got more details on it?






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nzlegs: What is the clunky external RF Base station?
Bose do the external Base station as a Bluetooth sender for those devices that are not equipped with a Bluetooth sender but I have not heard of headphones that are equipped with them.

I have a set of inexspensive headphones (Bluetooth) that work with my tablets and laptops but they are just headphones and have no external things or wires associated with them. You even have to remove an earmuff to replace the battery.
Bought locally at a well known electrical retailer for about 40 or 50 dollars but there are versions for the well heeled as well.

My problem is trying to find devices that are bluetooth senders. They do not say in adverts whether they are senders or receivers. Only 'Bluetooth equipped'.


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I will mainly use the headphones with the bedroom TV, as the TV is super thin and mounted to the wall....really don't want that chunky piece hanging around :)

Interesting. ..will need to check for senders and receivers. ..




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  Reply # 1420912 4-Nov-2015 15:57
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There are some TV's bluetooth equipped, but not all. Bluetooth headphones should work with these. It is just a matter of 'pairing' the device and the headphone.

My TV is not bluetooth equipped so requires the external box to the wireless sender (not bluetooth) for the headphones.

My laptops (and mk1 Surface PC) are bluetooth equipped and work both ways, so bluetooth mice also work with them if I bother to pair them.

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  Reply # 1420925 4-Nov-2015 16:10
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BinaryLimited:
scuwp: I have a Turtle Beach i30 that I like very much. Designed and works best with Apple products.  I have synced it to a couple of laptops without any problems.  For the TV I have a portable Bluetooth audio transmitter that could do the truck via the aux output, but haven't got around to trying that yet.  


Does look quite cool and half decent price...

Bit concerned about this statement on their website tho.. " Also compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled PC and Android devices " knowing my luck I'd have one of the devices that isn't compatible...

This Bluetooth audio transmitter u speak of....got more details on it?


http://m.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11239198

One of those works well. Paid about $50 from memory.




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