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Topic # 175376 26-Jun-2015 14:52
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I'd like to set up wireless audio for my home theater. Ideally, I'd like something similar to the roku 3-style remote, where you plug existing headphones into a wireless unit on the couch (doesn't have to be a remote though).

This needs to be either wifi or RF (and looking for recommendations for this too). I've tried IR and bluetooth options in the past and they just don't work reliably enough. There's nothing worse than dropping audio packets just as the denouement approaches. I think this is probably the quality of the bluetooth transmitter though - I've got a reasonably good of bluetooth headphones that work perfectly with my notebook, but are just too erratic with the TV (and my phone).

I've also considered the Logitech-type RF options. The current setup has a HTPC so it would be fine if everything was routed through the PC, but we do have some other devices too so have rejected that for now.

I've also looked at dedicated wireless headsets, which are an option, but they seem relatively pricey for what they do (I'd probably just buy a Roku unit instead).

Ideally this needs to support two headsets. A simply Y-splitter will deal with this if we go down the couch option, but would probably add quite a bit for other options.

Using a phone as a wireless receiver might be an option, but I'd probably prefer something dedicated.

Any suggestions welcome.

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  Reply # 1332723 27-Jun-2015 19:15
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Found a Mele F10 Pro that seems to do a wireless speaker via a remote (though only via USB, it claims to support both Android and Windows).

Anyone with any experience of these?

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