Why can't you buy something similar to Chromecast Audio that fits on your smartphone and wired headphones that would make them wireless?

Found 20th Jan
Why can't you buy something similar to Chromecast Audio that fits on your smartphone and wired headphones that would make them wireless?

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amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484916385&sr=8-1π=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=sony+sbh20

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cossy3

Why can't you buy something similar to Chromecast Audio that fits … Why can't you buy something similar to Chromecast Audio that fits on your smartphone and wired headphones that would make them wireless?



there are similar things but there sort of designed for calls and not music, for example could have something to put into tv/phone that bluetooths the audio to the transmitter which you can plug any headphones into, its something either has not been tapped into yet or something that has tried and failed as it to hard to get it to work

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jimbo001

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00C9GEXXS/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484916385&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=sony+sbh20This?



But why isn't this a thing yet? Why haven't Google or someone else made this mainstream? It would surely sell like hotcakes?

cossy3

But why isn't this a thing yet? Why haven't Google or someone else made … But why isn't this a thing yet? Why haven't Google or someone else made this mainstream? It would surely sell like hotcakes?



Evidently not enough demand or everyone would :P

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jimbo001

Evidently not enough demand or everyone would :P



I would argue the thing you've linked isn't a mainstream solution. Far too chunky. I guess they haven't the technology to miniaturise them yet.

jimbo001

Evidently not enough demand or everyone would :P



I think its just something that would be picked up eventually, there are still invention to make, always will be i guess

not a big enough market most ppl will not bother to convert existing headphones when you can buy a new pair of Bluetooth headphones

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mattmerch

not a big enough market most ppl will not bother to convert existing … not a big enough market most ppl will not bother to convert existing headphones when you can buy a new pair of Bluetooth headphones



Have you seen the price of Bluetooth headphones? There would be a massive market if the device was cheap enough.

cossy3

Have you seen the price of Bluetooth headphones? There would be a massive … Have you seen the price of Bluetooth headphones? There would be a massive market if the device was cheap enough.




you can get a pair for a tenner in tk maxx crxxy quality but ppl will buy crud if its cheap

If you going to be plugging wired headphones into a device, why not just plug them into the smartphone itself. I'm out.

cossy3

Have you seen the price of Bluetooth headphones? There would be a massive … Have you seen the price of Bluetooth headphones? There would be a massive market if the device was cheap enough.



​have you seen the price of Bluetooth headphones? Plenty around the £10-30 mark

There is something I used to have a Sony Bluetooth Receiver thing that you plug your headphones into and your phone connects wirelessly to them. Only cheap like and small. Sony SBH20 Stereo Bluetooth Headset - Black amazon.co.uk/dp/…2YX

craigstephens

If you going to be plugging wired headphones into a device, why not just … If you going to be plugging wired headphones into a device, why not just plug them into the smartphone itself.



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Does bluetooth use a lot of power compared to wifi?

tomj17

There is something I used to have a Sony Bluetooth Receiver thing that … There is something I used to have a Sony Bluetooth Receiver thing that you plug your headphones into and your phone connects wirelessly to them. Only cheap like and small. Sony SBH20 Stereo Bluetooth Headset - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00C9GEXXS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_icHGybRRA42YX


same as first post in this thread

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irononreverse

​have you seen the price of Bluetooth headphones? Plenty around the £ … ​have you seen the price of Bluetooth headphones? Plenty around the £10-30 mark



Let's get real. They'd be awful quality.

cossy3

Let's get real. They'd be awful quality.



as I said ppl look at price first sound quality much less
if you take your time you can get a decent bt earphones for not much

got some mdr-ex31bn headphones for 28 squid Bluetooth and noise cancelling

http://yoshichiha.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/mdr-ex31bn_003_20150117_185200.jpg

Edited by: "mattmerch" 20th Jan

cossy3

Let's get real. They'd be awful quality.


I bought some of the following from Tesco for £18 and very surprised by the quality! They're not awful at all, I'm rather picky
ebay.co.uk/itm…t=0

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mattmerch

as I said ppl look at price first sound quality much less if you take … as I said ppl look at price first sound quality much less if you take your time you can get a decent bt earphones for not much got some mdr-ex31bn headphones for 28 squid Bluetooth and noise cancelling



Can you link those ones? Can't find em

cossy3

Can you link those ones? Can't find em



dead stock no longer sold got them cheap while back

I've had the Sony MW600 for 5+ years, it was designed to connect via bluetooth and allows you to connect a decent pair of wired headphones to it. It's no longer made but they do a more modern version which is available from Amazon amongst others and also has NFC connectivity if you want this.

amazon.co.uk/Son…h52

Or this on which has noise cancellation and is splash proof -

amazon.co.uk/Son…h54

cecilmcroberts

Zavvi Bluetooth Receiver with track control,microphone and 3.5mm … Zavvi Bluetooth Receiver with track control,microphone and 3.5mm headphone jack £6.99



​I was just about to post this also. I've ordered 2.... nothing worse than Bluetooth dying while out. All phones are moving towards wireless audio now so I think it's time to stock up on BT

jimbo001

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00C9GEXXS/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484916385&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=sony+sbh20 This?



Got brilliant purchase had 2 years

Bluetooth?!

cossy3

But why isn't this a thing yet? Why haven't Google or someone else made … But why isn't this a thing yet? Why haven't Google or someone else made this mainstream? It would surely sell like hotcakes?



Sony seems mainstream enough to me.

If you meant popularising it enough then yes it's not as mainstream

These things have been around for ages, I've still got one made by Sony Ericsson: amazon.co.uk/Son…J5M

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itsdavidjones1984

Bluetooth?!



Did you read the question?

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MrsAndMrsChadha

Sony seems mainstream enough to me. If you meant popularising it … Sony seems mainstream enough to me. If you meant popularising it enough then yes it's not as mainstream



I mean something that doesn't resemble a brick

cossy3

Did you read the question?



​Yes I did, clearly if this was an 'in demand' item, it would exist or be commercially successful. A chromecast audio is £30, an alright pair of BT headphones are around £30. What's your beef with BT? You are looking for a solution to a non existent problem
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