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# 262118 6-Jan-2020 11:57
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Hi there,

 

 

 

I have a 2015 model of Sony Android TV. Their bluetooth profile doesn't support headphones (only used for mice, keyboard, etc). I'm wondering any not too expensive bluetooth adapters out there, that can be used for connecting bluetooth headphones? For example will this logitech one work?
https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/logitech-bluetooth-audio-receiver-adapter/22463759

 

It only says connecting to mobile or laptop... Can this be connected to TV, which then use bluetooth to connect headphones?

 

 

 

Thank you.


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  # 2385982 6-Jan-2020 12:22
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I think this will work, if there is a headphone jack.  A bit pricey compared to what you have suggested

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/audio/portable-audio/portable-speakers/twelve-south-12-1911-airfly-pro/prod188167.html

 

I use one on long haul flights to connect my Bose QC35 wirelessly to use the inflight entertainment system, 

 

Never tried with the USB charger cable connected, as in your case you need it wired to a power source permanently, to make sure the battery is charged all the time


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  # 2385986 6-Jan-2020 12:36
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I have one of these It works both ways so if you put it between the audio source and a stereo, you can send to it from your phone etc, and it supports the low latency codec so that your lip sync doesnt go too bad with bluetooth headphones that support low latency. Even sending over SBC the lag is a lot less than my other sender has. They bypass mode doesnt work when sending to headphones which is a bit annoying but a splitter on the TV out would solve that if I needed it.

 

Also has optical in which is the only way to get audio out of most TVs.





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  # 2385989 6-Jan-2020 12:48
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Maybe this video will help give you some ideas. Just came up a day or so ago in one of my subscribed feeds
https://youtu.be/GaBVIZqKJvA

Do you need sound from the tv and also to some BT headphones or just to the headphones. Usually plugging into the headphone socket cuts the tv sound. Though I am sure I saw some Tv's have a menu option that sets some options...




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  # 2386005 6-Jan-2020 13:28
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qwertee:

 

I think this will work, if there is a headphone jack.  A bit pricey compared to what you have suggested

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/audio/portable-audio/portable-speakers/twelve-south-12-1911-airfly-pro/prod188167.html

 

I use one on long haul flights to connect my Bose QC35 wirelessly to use the inflight entertainment system, 

 

Never tried with the USB charger cable connected, as in your case you need it wired to a power source permanently, to make sure the battery is charged all the time

 

 

Coincidentally I bought an AirFly Pro from NL this morning  - to use on upcoming flights to get my Xmas-present AirPods Pros to work with plane systems. Haven’t actually fired it up yet. There’s a transmit-only version but for a few $ more, the Pro version handles both Bluetooth transmit and receive, which could be handy.

 

It was $89.99 at NL but I asked them to price-match PB Tech at $88. Waste-not, want-not. Via the online Apple NZ store it is $99 delivered.

 

 





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  # 2386061 6-Jan-2020 13:46
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robjg63: 
Do you need sound from the tv and also to some BT headphones or just to the headphones. Usually plugging into the headphone socket cuts the tv sound. Though I am sure I saw some Tv's have a menu option that sets some options...

 

 

 

Just to the headphones, no sound from the TV.


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  # 2386083 6-Jan-2020 14:21
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eracode:

 

qwertee:

 

I think this will work, if there is a headphone jack.  A bit pricey compared to what you have suggested

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/audio/portable-audio/portable-speakers/twelve-south-12-1911-airfly-pro/prod188167.html

 

I use one on long haul flights to connect my Bose QC35 wirelessly to use the inflight entertainment system, 

 

Never tried with the USB charger cable connected, as in your case you need it wired to a power source permanently, to make sure the battery is charged all the time

 

 

Coincidentally I bought an AirFly Pro from NL this morning  - to use on upcoming flights to get my Xmas-present AirPods Pros to work with plane systems. Haven’t actually fired it up yet. There’s a transmit-only version but for a few $ more, the Pro version handles both Bluetooth transmit and receive, which could be handy.

 

It was $89.99 at NL but I asked them to price-match PB Tech at $88. Waste-not, want-not. Via the online Apple NZ store it is $99 delivered.

 

 

 

 

Eracode  Nice one!   dont forget the double prong adaptor for flight use.  Atleast the SQ flights I have taken need the adaptor or else you get stuck with sound from one ear piece.


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  # 2386147 6-Jan-2020 15:17
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This has come up on a few previous threads. See this one in particular:

 

 

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=201670

 

 

 

Lag is the biggest problem with TV and Bluetooth. Lowest lag combo I've found is a transmitter and headphones that both support the AptX codec. 

 

 

 

I use the telme2 Bluetooth transmitter, which works well and supports two pairs of headphones. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2386175 6-Jan-2020 16:02
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I haven't needed them is some time but I used to use telme2.  It supports 2 sets of headphones.  It supports AptX too so of you have AptX capable headphones you will get reduced latency.  I believe telme2 also have a product that includes a transmitter and a headset... presumably these are built to play nicely together.





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  # 2386177 6-Jan-2020 16:05
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mdf:

 

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Lag is the biggest problem with TV and Bluetooth. Lowest lag combo I've found is a transmitter and headphones that both support the AptX codec. 

 

 

This made me wonder about the AirFly Pro so I checked and found that it has built-in aptX low latency support.





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  # 2386180 6-Jan-2020 16:08
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I bought a cheapo BT adapter from AliX. It works fine. I have it permanently plugged into the TV's optical audio out thingy, powered from one of the TV's USB sockets, neatly out of sight inside the TV back panel. I can switch to BT using the TV remote. :)

 

 


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  # 2386182 6-Jan-2020 16:09
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Any real world feedback on the AirFly Pro with Airpods?

 

My partner is keen on one for an upcoming trip...


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