Best mp3 & mp4 player accessories according to redditors

We found 4,397 Reddit comments discussing the best mp3 & mp4 player accessories. We ranked the 1,363 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Mp3 player cases & accessories
MP3 player armbands
MP3 player remote controls
Mp3 player chargers & power adapters
MP3 player screen protectors
MP3 player skins & decals
MP3 player bluetooth & FM transmitters
MP3 player batteries & battery packs
MP3 player cables

Top Reddit comments about MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories:

u/mishugashu · 344 pointsr/Android

I don't have Bluetooth built into my 2007 Honda, but I still listen to Music via Bluetooth in my car. Can either plug it in via 3.5mm audio or use the FM transmitter if you don't have a jack in your car.

Had Bluetooth in my car without it being built in for a decade or more. It's really a non-issue.

u/ohmyrob · 49 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

i know this doesn't solve the reason it's not on the controller, but i bought this and it works really well

u/Guyutestash · 40 pointsr/Showerthoughts

This bluetooth'd my car inexpensively.

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit W 1.44 Inch Display Supports TF/SD Card and USB Car Charger for All Smartphones Audio Players

u/Y_pestis · 36 pointsr/BuyItForLife

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative (that also allows you to charge while it's in use), I use one of these to pair my iPod classic with my Bluetooth portable speaker.

u/Slowmyke · 25 pointsr/GooglePixel

Personally, the lack of a headphone jack annoys me a fair amount. It's manageable, but i haven't bought any adapters for it and i find myself wanting to listen to things at work when i need to be charging the phone. Better planning for charging my phone (i usually don't bother until I'm at work) or like i said, buying an adapter would help the issue. It's annoying that i need to spend money to solve a problem created by a crappy design choice in the first place, but the options are cheap enough i suppose.

In your case, something like this car Bluetooth adapter should solve your problem for less than $20. The one I've linked has a ton of decent reviews, so i think it should be a safe bet. The bottom line is the lack of a headphone jack is annoying and stupid. But overall it's a good phone and it's manageable enough that you can overlook the stupid shortcoming.

Edit: spend a few more bucks and get what u/funmonkeydisease suggested below instead. It'll probably sound better/clearer.

u/d70 · 19 pointsr/amazon

I had a different experience. I bought almost 10 things yesterday, camel-ed every single one and they were at the lowest or 2nd lowest price point. I guess it depends on what you were looking to buy.

EDIT: I'm a big believer that you should see both sides of the story. Here is the evidence for my experience.

Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black

u/Mortimer452 · 18 pointsr/nostalgia

I believe the one I'm using now is this one. I seem to need a new one for some reason or another about every year or two.

I've had ones that clicked badly in the past, can't remember if this is one of them, it doesn't click now. Sometimes hitting the A/B button on your receiver to switch sides and make it spin the other way helps. I have also used a file to just knock off those little knobby bits on the wheels so it's just a smooth hole.

u/madisob · 17 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Here is the updated one I have.

I have had it for ten years across 2 cars.

Looks like the new version comes with a switch, which is useful because the device sorta blocks out all other radio (I have to pull the fuse to listen to radio).

u/dotVillain · 17 pointsr/videos

I drove all the way from L.A. to Phoenix on a single station (105.3) using my Bluetooth FM transmitter. I used to have one where I would have to scan every 20 miles or so. The quality of these transmitters are definitely hit or miss.

Here's the one I have:

u/SmolWags · 17 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

My suggestion stands, some adapters support two headphones at the same time.

This is the one I bought and it supports two.

u/brokenskullzero · 16 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I brought this one instead,

but the ultra short 3.5mm is a good idea

u/Tyjames48 · 16 pointsr/Android

This may do a little more than what you want but it has great reviews. You can choose Bluetooth or aux and still be able to charge the phone.

u/rm_a · 16 pointsr/funny

I have this one and exactly what noburdennyc says applies it.

u/ihazhands · 16 pointsr/audible

Just buy an fm adapter that you can plug into the cigarette lighter and connect that to your phone and tune your radio and the adapter to whatever station has the least amount of static and off you go. Something like this should work just fine for you.

u/rtkoch1 · 15 pointsr/gadgets

Bought three "Oontz Angel 3" for different people for Christmas. All three sounded great. Relatively inexpensive $29.99 USD. I have a Jambox from Jawbone that was three times more and sounds the same. It has a built in Mic as well. Nice little piece of tech.

u/cocoagiant · 15 pointsr/whatcarshouldIbuy

I would look for Kia Souls or Honda Fits. At your price point, those are the two likeliest candidates. Both can carry tons of stuff, decent mpg, and pretty reliable. Especially if you can drive a manual transmission, but their automatics are fine too.

You should be able to find something within under 75,000 miles at that price.

I think both have Bluetooth, but if they don't, just get a Bluetooth transmitter. This is the one I use ( and it works better than the built in version in some of my friends' cars.

u/omgmrj · 14 pointsr/battlestations

Desk handmade by local cabinetmaker. Monitor section can be flipped and dropped 3"

13" Macbook Pro with Retina

32" 1080p LG LCD (Haven't decided what to replace with yet)

Mackie 402-VLZ3 mixer (being replaced by Denon Pro receiver)

Yamaha MSP5 powered monitors (yeah, yeah, I need to get stands. These are getting replaced by Genelec 8030s)

Wacom Intuos 3 graphics tablet

Late 2009 Mac Mini


First gen Xbox 360 to not have RROD

Logitech Bluetooth receiver

Cable raceway

TrendNet broadband router

Managed Switch

Short computer power cable

Short "Mickey Mouse" power cable

Short micro USB cable (for Chromecast)

Buy some of these, you slobs

20W amp

Qi wireless charger, didn't work well with my Nexus 4.


Flat-head power strip, behind my bed

Ikea MALM bed and nightstands.

u/Macdomerocker12 · 14 pointsr/galaxys4

Get a new radio. I'm not being a dick, Im being honest.

I rode around with an aftermarket CD player with no AUX for the first year of getting my car, as soon as I got my S4, I coupled it with a cheap JVC with an AUX from Best Buy for maybe 50 bucks. Best Decision of my life, no more blank CD's, no more skipping tracks, and Music quietens itself when navigation is speaking.

Or if you have a tape deck, get one of [these] ( They're just as good.

u/redraven937 · 14 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Until very recently, I had a 2006 vehicle with just a tape deck. So I bought one of these and plugged it into the headphone jack of my phone. Worked surprisingly well.

u/plamplapla · 13 pointsr/GalaxyS7

I'm your guy, I've tried tons of these. I have two setups that I can recommend.

I recommend this one the most, it's been the best and most reliable for quite some time for me. Sound quality is great. Also, it has bluetooth, which works great. Just a tip, use the bluetooth and download an app called Android Auto. It's a driving friendly interface that combines your music/podcast apps, navigation, phone app, and Google Voice commands for texts if you need. You can text by voice and it gives you the option to speak your text messages when you get them. You can also set the app to automatically start and shut off when your phone's bluetooth turns on or off.

Or, this one, really good so far, seems as good as the first but the first is really durable.

Here's a tip for the best sound quality out of these if you'll only use your FM transmitter in your car and not the radio. Unscrew the antenna out of your car and toss it in a closet or somewhere. Then a lot of low to medium signal radio stations won't interfere. Which is the cause of like 90% of the bad quality you'll hear.

u/Schedulator · 13 pointsr/onebag

Get yousrself one of these (or similar):

u/yeungjedi · 13 pointsr/buildapcsales

Which is better, this speaker or this one? I came across the latter when browsing for the Jambox on Amazon, and they are very similar in price

u/remlek · 12 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

You can use something like this. They work pretty well.

u/eastindyguy · 12 pointsr/iphone

If your car stereo has an aux port you can add a Bluetooth adapter to it for under $20.

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

u/Airazz · 11 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

So it's a standard bluetooth speaker? The only feature is that it can be mounted in a corner?

Bluetooth speakers (like the X-Mini) cost a lot less than $175 and still have amazing sound quality. A wired one is even cheaper and it's great, I've been using it for about two years now.

u/Nixflyn · 10 pointsr/Android

Off the top of my head,

Cheap: MEE Audio Air-Fi Matrix 2, $59, aptX support for far better Bluetooth listening than non aptX cans

Not so cheap but quality: Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless, usually $200 but showing as $300 right now? Also supports aptX.

There lots of brands that offer good Bluetooth cans. ATH, Vmoda, sennheiser, AKG, etc.

Now, Bose does have some models that are decent, like the QC35, but they're the exception now a days. It's a real bummer too, I used to buy a ton of Bose stuff. And too bad the market is pretty saturated with mostly fashion cans for Bluetooth. You pay a lot for being pretty.

u/vawksel · 9 pointsr/tech

9 years later and they are much improved. Sound is nearly perfect in two of my cars. I live in San Jose, CA and use 102.7 fm frequency.

$16.99 JETech Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Car Kit for Smart Phones bundle with 3.5mm Audio Plug and Car Charger

u/jesuswithoutabeard · 9 pointsr/army


Shower stool

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Exfoliating Gloves For Making Your Skin Really Smooth

12/24 Pack of Your Favourite Beer

Good luck and have an awesome cry!

u/canwewillwe · 9 pointsr/xxfitness

I love my home gym so much! No regrets.


  • Get stall mats from Tractor Supply.

  • Get a bluetooth speaker (this one is great!)

  • Keep some cleaning supplies in the space. I find a damp mop cleans up the stall mats really well. I personally like my gym to look clean and pretty.

  • Have your workout posted somewhere. We've got a giant cork board with different workouts posted.


  • Buy equipment you've never used in a gym before. (at least at first)

  • Forget to include a fan. Especially if your gym isn't air conditioned!

  • Leave out decorations, if you're into that. Plants, artwork, so on... I love those little details. Mr. Kate on Youtube did a good episode on their home gym; they kind of drive me nuts, but their gym is a total haven. this episode

    edit: formatting
u/Tangent_ · 9 pointsr/cars

My Fiat is like that and no, on that system at least there's no way to force it to play music. I ended up plugging this bluetooth to aux adapter in and my phone now pairs with the radio for phone calls and that adapter to stream music.

u/gabwyn · 9 pointsr/printSF

The Ringworld Throne by Larry Niven.

I loved Ringworld and The Ringworld Engineers, but this one was was just terrible.

I don't know why he went in this direction, from the big ideas in the first couple of books to a novel that's half zombie (vampire) horde, half furry fetish (rishathra) story, it was a real let-down.

u/gcalpo · 9 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Sends your phone's bluetooth to the car speakers via FM transmitter. Used this particular model on our older cars with few issues. Obviously not going to compare to AUX-IN or native bluetooth, but better than nothing.

u/badnamebandit · 9 pointsr/techsupport

You can get a bluetooth Fm transmitter that will plug into your car and allow you to usb charge your phone and play music. Any 2003 car is not going to have the best sound but this will be much better than a cassette converter. Plus you have the added benefit of charging your phone. Here is a link for one on amazon with good reviews.

u/Thatuserguy · 9 pointsr/amazonecho

So I haven't tested this, but I THINK this should actually work for what you want. It does require you buying extra stuff though, and it's certainly not the most cost effective thing in the world either.

First off, you need to buy a 2-way headphone splitter. Plug the male end into the audio out on your Dot. Then buy two bluetooth transmitters that plug into audio ports (like this one or this one).

Those transmitters I linked are able to stream to two bluetooth receivers at once, meaning you can stream to all three of your speakers (and potentially upgrade to four later) just using two transmitters.

Then it's just a matter of pairing the transmitters with your speakers. Theoretically, Alexa should start playing through all of them at the same time if you set it up right. Again, not the most cost effective thing in the world, but it should work, assuming you're using the speakers within range of the transmitters anyways. The transmitters need electricity, so there will be wires regardless though. Sadly not much you can do about that as far as I'm aware.

u/michaelshow · 8 pointsr/Minecraft

Love Ringworlds!

If anyone hasn't read Ringworld by Larry Niven, it's an amazing novel and one of my personal favorites. Highly recommended.

Amazon link:

u/DarthContinent · 8 pointsr/AskReddit

Larry Niven's Ringworld is excellent.

You could also get a good cross-section of sci-fi through various anthologies, I've got a bunch of the Year's Best Sci-Fi series which have helped me discover a bunch of authors (e.g. Greg Bear, Greg Egan, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, and lots of others I enjoy reading).

u/borez · 8 pointsr/edmproduction

>I think laptops are an exception

No they're not, for most people nowadays it's their first port of call when listening to new music. It has to sound great on a laptop.

My mixing references go like this:




If a mix doesn't sound great on all of these it doesn't leave the studio. Period.

Edit: and obviously headphones too.

u/mangochutney63 · 8 pointsr/Android

These may help -

(Cassette bluetooth reciever. May be a hassle since it has to be charged)

(Cassette Aux Cable receiver)

You could combine the second piece of hardware with what OP has.

Alternatively, bit more pricey but this is the best option all things considered.

GoGroove FlexSmart. Bluetooth connection to the reciever, and the dongle transmits via radio frequency to the car. You can even charge your phone!

u/irish711 · 8 pointsr/nostalgia

You mean something like this? How is the reception?

u/DelMikZul · 8 pointsr/nova

This FM Transmitter adapter is only $11 and you just need the 12V plug in your car to use it. Haven't listened to the actual radio since like 2005 don't know how you haven't gone crazy. There are better quality ones but you mentioned $20 being too much to spare right now. For instance this one is $14.

u/ratchet41 · 8 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

I don’t have any advice for your mother, but some potential tech help regarding your car: you can get AUX to radio adapters, you plug your phone into it then it transmits to an FM station on your radio. I hope this link works

u/Grrym · 8 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

Bought this 6 months ago and never looked back. It says 24 hour battery life, but as long as you top it up once a shift it lasts forever.

u/Ramquat · 8 pointsr/sanantonio

Even old ass cars have cigarette lighter sockets. So jam in a bluetooth adapter for your phone into one of those that broadcasts out to a radio station you set and listen to your phone.

Its 17 bucks and works with just about ANY type of input.

Has FOURTEEN THOUSAND reviews at 4.5 stars. So you know... join the present day

u/Mikelightman · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I wanted the same thing for my subway ride. I tried to use a BT transmitter but it wasn't reliable. I'd have to re-pair my headphones every time. It's ridiculous that the Switch doesn't support something so basic as BT.

u/Se7enLC · 7 pointsr/AskElectronics

It'll be better than a shitty one, not as good as a nice one.

Have you considered getting an RF modulator instead? It's like a transmitter, but you wire it inline with the antenna input.

Something like this

u/UlicBelouve · 7 pointsr/Defcon

I'm dispensing my advice from this being year seven, and from the angle of being a worker/support and manning a booth (go /r/dcdarknet) . Makes for a lot of walking and a lot of time staying put at a booth. (Note, I add and update this every year, and then save it because the question will always be asked again).

Fluids (if any tl:dr -- keep fluids up at all cost)

  • Water flask - Go and get a durable bottle that you'll use the whole weekend to refill. I have a couple of these water flasks You are going to want to drink the water down, and refill this when you can. I've found a lot of times there are water coolers, but the cups ran out. This flask tucks nicely into a bag or large pocket. Doesn't seem to leak or puncture.
  • Water additives - Go get something to add to your water for electolytes. Yes, you'll lose more than just water. Pack a small batch of something like these NUUN tablets and mix them into that water flask. Bonus, retain the little tube they came in to store lockpicks or whatever other little itmes you might accumulate.
  • Caffeine - you should do caffeine as the water additives. A lot of the "caffeine delivery systems" you will encounter will also dehydrate you. See the section on vitamins and drugs. There is also little refrigeration, so you'll just be drinking warm Mountain Dew. Get some caffeine with your meal if you need to.
  • Alcohol - you can use one of those water flasks to carry some booze. But one flask must be water at all times. I generally have two flasks on me, one of water, one of moonshine, etc. Minibottles are great too, you can get them at home and pack them into toiletries.

    Note: I've stopped drinking for the duration of the con, since it is easy to get into a bad spot, dehydrated, and I've got contests depending on my help (plus you get to see more cool things). Just my stance after six years, and probably why the goons don't drink on the job: not that they can't, just that they are responsible. If not responsible for anything, hell, you're in Sin City, do what you want.

    "The best things I put in my mouth all weekend of DEFCON":

    These natural throat losenges are great. I gave out all that I had to the good people working booths, and got the quoted reaction. It helps for just socializing an talking for hours and hours in the desert, and getting your voice back.


  • Protein - it's just natural energy. Get some protein bars, eat one each morning. Beef jerky works out well too. A lot of people crowd breakfast places, when you should be lining up for awesome things instead. You should also match this with water/electrolytes. It'll fuel you for the day.
  • Sugar - yeah, don't really load up on this. You'll just crash at the most inconvenient time. This ties into the sodas/caffeine thing.
  • Chips and General Snacks - sure, find these somewhere if you have to. Best place is offsite, head towards the Tuscany, and there's a 7Eleven over there. Or do a run with people to Wal-Mart or something. If you're doing that, get PB&J ingredients.


  • Multivitamins - Get some multivitamins, and start taking them now or in the month leading up to DEFCON. I generally get StressTabs Energy and take them to keep me on my game. Combats hangovers well.
  • Vitamin D - this also rocks, and most of us won't see the sun for a few days anyways.
  • Hangover additives - again, back to that water flask. Use some sort of tablets like these I like tablets, because then you'll drink water. Just packing tylenol/asprin will generally get you to take a swallow of water with the pill, when you really should get a full flask of fluids, or more.
  • Anti-diarrhea drugs. I know there is the fun of Shittercon, but you eat some bad party food or share a flask with someone that has some bug, you'll rather have the anti-diarrhea drugs than become a Shittercon VIP. Plus, diarrhea dehydrates you in the desert.


  • Ethernet cable - you'll at least want to try to be on wired vs wireless. Plus, you can connect into LAN Taps, etc., should anything like that arise among your buddies.
  • Laptop? - My thoughts, bring something. I've had years where I didn't use it. But having the ability to look something up, examine a forensics challenge, is useful.
  • Thumbdrives - useful for a LiveCD boot, and also useful if you need to take files that are being distributed. Copy off a new distro or a tool that is released. Again, be safe with taking files from strangers.
  • Battery charger - small and large works for me. These are also handy for providing a charge to any pis, badges, or random devices you might use.
  • Batteries - you'll have electronic badges, and the batteries provided might suck. Bring some good and fresh ones. The few spots that sell them charge an outrageous amount. I'm talking AAAs, AAs, CR2032s.
  • Solder gear - bring a soldering iron if you can. You're dealing with a lot of the cheapest irons being used by people with varying degrees of skill. The tips can get kinda janky too. Using a bad tip that is about the shape of a pencil ERASER is gonna be a frustrating time for you.
  • Solder gear pt 2 - If not bringing an iron, bring support items. Bring better solder. Bring better solder wick, solder sucker, desolder braid, flux. Also bring a flush cutter to cut the wires. That small list of stuff is invaluable and can fit in a ziplock bag. HHV generally provides cheap irons with bad tips and the lowest-grade solder. (No fault to them, they're setting it up free, and the tips simply get bad from heavy use).
  • I've never done a throwaway or burner phone. Lock down / harden your phone and back it up / take an image before you go, and restore from it after. If anyone wanted to target you bad, you're going to have a bad time regardless of what phone you have, but there are probably softer targets anyways. And make friends, don't give people a reason to come after you and your phone should be fine.


  • Footwear - bring two sets of con footwear. I have super-comfy things, but I use two, because sometimes your feet just need to be in something different.
  • Bags - don't be a damn turtle. I usually either carry what I need in my Utilikilt, or use a small slingbag such as the Bag of Holding and you can add to any bag a Grid-It system , as this 8x12 fits well. Helps keep smaller things organized, and I also use it to organize charging cables, with the battery at the bottom, and the device able to connect up top.
  • Bags (2017 Addition) - This BUBM organizer / bag is outstanding, and I keep this in my bag now instead of (or sometimes in addition to) the Grid-It.

    Prepare Thyself

  • Start drinking your water now or in the month leading up to DEFCON, just to get the habit up. I scripted a box that pops up at my work computer every hour to have me finish my water and refill.
  • Start doing drugs. I mean, the multivitamins referenced above, and vitamin D.
  • If you want to brush up on first aid, or even Wilderness First Aid (for when aid might be a bit distant, which kind of happens in the craziness of the con), and have the means to do so, please do. It'll help us and your fellow con goer.

    Some last notes:

  • This is not to scare you out of the horrors of the con. It is not that bad, just Be Prepared is all that.
  • If you're having a shit time and can find me (I will make myself identifiable as Belouve), I'll help you out. Goons are also good people too.
  • If Official Defcon peeps like /u/DTangent or /u/1o57 or the mods want to pin or use my tips somewhere, feel free to do so. I might copy this to my GitHub so I can reference, update, and copy/paste this easier.
u/thecavebreathes · 7 pointsr/cars

The cheap way - Bluetooth > FM transmitter off of Amazon. Works well particularly in more rural areas where there are more open channels.

The expensive way - the module that connects directly to your RL's radio, this will have better quality audio:

u/IZY2091 · 7 pointsr/nostalgia

I can see how that would get annoying but there are Bluetooth receivers that just plug into a cigarette lighter no charging necessary.

GOgroove FlexSMART

This is the one I got a few years ago you could use it as a Bluetooth receiver for your phone and then connect your Aux to it. Personally I went with this version because it had button controls on it but I'm sure there's better versions of this by now.

Edit clarifying

u/grinomyte · 7 pointsr/Games

Really annoying to me as well.

I bought this:

and this:

along with a bit of 3m tape with the plastic style velcro on it. It' works but it's annoying keeping it charged etc but as someone that uses the switch almost exclusively on planes I find it somewhat mandatory.

u/nexus4strife · 7 pointsr/Android

I have tried 3-5 so far and their incredibly frustrating. Trying to get them to connect without spending 5 mins doing to so is just such a waste of time and frustrating.

Here's what I've tried so far:




and a few others...

u/ewhite81 · 7 pointsr/Android

I just found this one by Logitech

I've been looking at this one by Belkin but it requires a slight modification to get the range restored on it. Belkin put a metal weight in the case that is causing the interference, at least that's what I've read.

u/MadMennonite · 7 pointsr/iphone

Get this one from Anker. It's Wirecutter's top pick and $20

Edit: I've also been rocking the iClever Himbox HB01 for a while now.

u/JFreaks25 · 7 pointsr/Android

I have [this] ( in my 2010 malibu that doesn't have bluetooth for audio and its wonderful

u/laflame232432 · 7 pointsr/iphone

Upgrade to an iPhone XS. There is a device that you can use that makes your car bluetooth enabled for audio. Its a FM-Transmitter Bluetooth. I use it in my car and it is great and its pretty cheap in price. I link it for you

FM Transmitter( Amazon)

u/Jcconnell · 6 pointsr/GrandCherokee

Some more photos in this album:

I can describe what I did if there's interest. I have since replaced it with another setup. This is in a box for now.

EDIT: Here's some background information for those of you interested.

These are the components used:

  • 2002 - 2004 WJ Scosche Wiring Harness Adapter:
  • Clarion XC1410:
  • Logitech Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Adapter:
  • Keedox 12v to 5v step down converter:
  • Monoprice 1.5FT Premium RCA to RCA cable:
  • Monoprice 1.5FT Stereo male to RCA male cable:
  • Custom modified dash trim piece
  • Nexus 7 2013 tablet (Now with a cracked screen)

    I have a factory Inifinity system. It requires, believe it or not, speaker level inputs. I was not interested in redoing the amplifier and speakers at the time. So I needed a way to get a signal from the tablet to the factory amplifier. After reading lots of other accounts, I chose the Logitech Wireless speaker adapter based off the remarks regarding it's sound quality. It also has both an RCA and a 3.5MM out and they can be used simultaneously. It needed to be powered via 5v so I bought the step down converter. A better approach would have been to use a power supply designed for car stereo installations. It would have helped reduce noise and some other issues. From there, the signal needed to be amplified to speaker level inputs. I originally tested a PAC-OEM1 with an output voltage of around 7v. It was barely audible at full blast. I moved onto the Clarion XC1410. It gets LOUD. No doubt about it. I had to set a Tasker profile to automatically reduce volume to a certain level anytime the tablet connected to the bluetooth receiver. With the loud came some noise though. I spent quite a while chasing an alternator whine. Turns out that a short, local ground and a large, direct connection to the battery would substantially reduce noise. ALSO, 3.5MM jacks are connected in some to a ground within the device. This introduced a ground loop. Took me a while to realize that when the 3.5MM jack was plugged in, noise was increased. I removed it and used a splitter from the RCA cables. This had the added benefit of reducing the volume and eliminating the noise. Everything plugs into a aftermarket - factory harness that I wired myself (2002 - 2004 compatible). The real feat was building the tablet cradle. I purchased a $10 case from Amazon and hacked it up. I also scored the black bezel from a junkyard Jeep. The bezel was cut using a dremel until the case sat perfectly. I attached initially using super glue. Then I filled the gaps and reinforced it with a black silicone from GE. LOTS of it. It was stout. I finally added the frame you see in the pictures. The metal frame was really not required but I was banking on longevity. It had the added benefit of allowing me to mount magnets (To hold smaller devices in place like a phone). I ran a 90* charging cable through the grommet on the far right. The tablet case had some material removed from the lip so I could more easily insert and remove it while mounted.

    I posed an incomplete writeup on JeepForum:

    After I got the noises ironed out, I rocked it for a while and really enjoyed it. A bluetooth OBDII reader fed it diagnostic information. Lux did great for brightness control. Tasker for profiles. Then I accidentally cracked the N7 screen and the party was over. It just so happened that someone was selling an AppRadio setup the next day so I scooped it up and am running that with an MK809iii now. This old setup is being sold on Ebay and Jeepforum if anyone is so inclined.
u/SashasFather · 6 pointsr/Android

Not DIY as it is plug and play but the Vizio 5.1 soundbar has wireless subwoofer and the surround speakers hook up to the sub. It makes such an easy solution and the built in Bluetooth couldn't be easier to set up.

Amazon link:

VIZIO 42" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar Unboxing:

They were on sale at Sam's Club last year for a bit cheaper.

u/Iusemyhands · 6 pointsr/massage

I worked in a hair salon -- I FEEL YOU.

I had a LOT of fabric in my room to dampen/absorb sound. I had an oontz bluetooth speaker pointed at the space under the door where sound traveled and it worked amazingly. I had it synced with my iphone and I had downloaded the WhiteNoise app, which let me mix sounds (I had crashing waves, rain, and a creek).

I had a second oontz speaker synced to my ipad playing massage music, and it was secured under the table close to the face cradle - so my music didn't have to be loud, since it was so close to their head.

edit: if the walls don't go up all the way to ceiling, can you ask the manager/landlord/whoever if you can fill the space with styrofoam blocks covered with fabric or something?

u/mschultze97 · 6 pointsr/minimalism

While I recommend both the Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker as well as the Amazon Basics Bluetooth Speaker for their portability and sound, I personally prefer the former for its much fuller sound. (Both links show the black version of the device, although both come in different colors).

u/SomeRandomMax · 6 pointsr/amazonecho

I'll second Anker, though I have this one instead. It has great sound, great range, and outstanding battery life.

u/AwkwardBaloon · 6 pointsr/E90

IIRC that’s not to connect any phone, but an apple device in iPod mode.

You can get something like this to add a2dp Bluetooth:

Bovee Bluetooth Car Kit for 2006 BMW E90 - Android and iPhone Music Interface Adaptor for in car iPod Integration (WMA3000B USB / AUX connector)

I didn’t have the Bluetooth module for hands free in my car, nor the USB port. So I opted for this:

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

Shame they stopped making this model, but there are similar ones. I like the separate buttons for track selection.
(Single button burns out a lot faster)

There are other ways (from Grom and others) but they were cost prohibitive. And required coding the cd changer into the system.

u/flower1988 · 6 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

I use this in one of my cars, it works well.

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

u/gh5046 · 6 pointsr/pics

Relevant science fiction novels:

u/barnetto · 6 pointsr/languagelearning

Get one of those devices that plugs into the headphone jack, then has the "cassette" on the other end. Then you can use a portable CD player (like we did back in the 90's) or your mp3 player/smart phone and listen to whatever FSI/Michael Thomas/Assimil/native podcasts you want.

Here is what they look like:

u/the-crooked-compass · 6 pointsr/CarAV

If the radio doesn't have an "AUX" mode, then this really isn't possible to do. Given your car is a 2000, it's highly unlikely an AUX port was even an option.

Two solid alternatives:

  1. Purchase an FM Modulator, like this or this. They're relatively easy to install, and you can probably do it yourself. It basically works like an FM Transmitter, but connects directly into your antenna port for a much cleaner signal. It can also be switched on or off, so you keep full use of your radio.
  2. Purchase an aftermarket head unit. It's certainly cheaper to do an FM Modulator, but upgrading to a good aftermarket head unit will make you happier in the long run. Especially with a stock head unit from 2000, you're bound to start having trouble with it at some point in the near future.

    Hope this helps!
u/Foxsbiscuits · 6 pointsr/Android
u/axegun · 6 pointsr/EDC

I've got two of these - in different sizes - I have one for my EDC bag and one for travel.

I'm a huge fan of them - and you can get them in different sizes to fit your needs for storage and what bag to put them in and stuff. Plus the hold a multitude of different things so you can fit a lot of stuff on there. I have an external battery that I use to charge my phone and ipad with so I usally put those USB chords on this thing in addition to wall plugs for the cables too in case the battery runs out.

u/snarfy · 6 pointsr/gadgets

Bluetooth radio transmitter $49
My mp3s are on my phone in my pocket. I get in my car and push play on the bluetooth transmitter, and the mp3s play from my phone to my car radio, all wireless.

For $199 you can get a mini cnc lathe

And everyone's favorite:
55 gallon barrel of sex lube

u/anonym0ose · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/nukelauncher95 · 6 pointsr/cars

Your choice are:

u/CheekyGoose · 6 pointsr/mkbhd

Not sure how I feel about the headphone jack, because this is a very expensive phone, and if you can afford something like this, you should also be able to afford a decent $100-200 pair of bluetooth headphones/earbuds (or a 3.5mm to bluetooth transmitter to keep in your pocket), but at the same time, the Note is supposed to be that phone that does everything: the Superman of phones.

u/AFTVnews · 6 pointsr/fireTV

No Fire TV models support pairing two Bluetooth headphones simultaneously. Here are your options.

Option 1) If your TV has a 3.5mm audio out headphone jack, you can connect a Y splitter to it and then connect two wired headphones to the splitter. This is the best option for audio quality because you won't have any audio sync issues since everything is wired, but it does mean running wires to your couch.

Option 2) If your TV has a 3.5mm audio out headphone jack but you don't want to run wires across your room, then you can connect a Bluetooth transmitter (in TX mode) to your TV's headphone jack and then pair two Bluetooth headphones to the transmitter. This is the best option in the sense that you both won't have any wires tethering you, but you risk audio sync issues and you both might be out of sync a different amount.

Option 3) Pair a Bluetooth receiver in RX mode with the Fire TV, then connect a Y splitter to the receiver, and then connect two wired headphones to the splitter. You won't have wires running from the TV to the couch, but you'll both be tethered with wires to the little receiver box on the couch. You might have audio sync issues, but you'll both be equally out of sync.

u/TenOunceTalk · 5 pointsr/AskScienceDiscussion

This is a good BT transmitter/receiver that I've been using for quite a while. Has its own internal battery too.

RPi is an inexpensive powerful DIY computer (super easy to build) that can be used to make almost anything. Search for "Raspberry Pi Projects" and "Arduino" to get an overview. You can make breadboard circuits and write code to control them, etc. Kits have audio, video, mic, lights, and all kinds of other neat abilities. It's great for intelligent, creative kids (and adults).

With a Pi, you could control the lights in your house to come on when you say a specific word. You can hook up a Pi to interface with your car's computer and make it display detailed data from it. You can turn a Pi into a retro gaming console. You could use it as a media center, accessible from all your TVs. You could turn it into an instrument of you wanted to. Really, it's limitless.

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u/Halvus_I · 5 pointsr/videos

I have this one, does transmit or receive (switchable). It can also connect two devices at once. You can get a transmit only one for about $10 less.

u/Armsc · 5 pointsr/hometheater

Here ya go VIZIO S4251w-B4 for $240. 5.1 sound with wireless rear speakers and sub. Now just add in an optical cable and you're done.

Listen I know soundbar are forbidden but this the OP really gonna put an AVR on the mantle...I'm really thinking not. With that budget and location being what it is I just don't think anything else is really going to work. I have no idea how this set sounds but I'm assuming since it's Vizio's premiere product it will be ok.

u/nk1 · 5 pointsr/tmobile

No devices have an FM transmitter built-in but you can buy an external one.

I'd recommend this one. It's a bit quiet but if you max your volume it sounds pretty good.

u/beefbobjones · 5 pointsr/hiphopheads

You try an fm transmitter? Plug it into your phone, choose an un-used station, and your car radio can pick up the signal. Usually they can only transmit on certain frequencies so you need to be careful to choose one that can use thats empty.


u/HoboTeddy · 5 pointsr/engineering

Is that the Oontz Angle 3? If so, it's $26 on Amazon and buying a new one is almost certainly your cheapest and fastest option to getting this fixed.

u/entheox · 5 pointsr/amazonecho

This is the Bluetooth speaker I got with my Echo Dot. It's a $100 speaker on sale for $27.99 right now. Works great, and I've had no complaints with it so far:

u/safety3rd · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

this one is the one we have.

u/Erinescence · 5 pointsr/amazonecho

The Anker Soundcore is a pretty solid little speaker, though if you're an audiophile you won't love it for music. I have one of these and mainly use it for podcasts and the occasional phone call, but it's not bad for music. It has insane battery life (more than 24 hours) but you can also use it plugged in. Connects via BT or aux cable.

u/verblox · 5 pointsr/therewasanattempt

I'm pretty happy with my $25 Anker.

u/catnik · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

Niven's Ringworld series is very cool, but I don't know how it compares to Mass Effect in terms of action.

u/ChrisRK · 5 pointsr/CarAV

The quick and easy way would be to get a cassette adapter. You put it into the cassette deck, connect his iPhone and hit play on the tape deck.

You can also get a FM radio adapter but you might end up with a lot of noise depending on the car and the positioning of the transmitter.

The best way would be to get a AUX adapter that fits into the original radio. I cannot confirm that this adapter will work with his car but the 2003-2009 Trailblazer is on the compatibility list. Contact SonicElectronix or your local car audio shop for more info.

u/zanderbrown · 5 pointsr/Cartalk

What you want to do is use something like this:

But personally I would just get a new head unit with aux built in.

u/OrangeCurtain · 5 pointsr/Seattle

I don't use this one, but I use something similar where you plug in the modulator between the antenna and the headunit:

I use 88.7 and it sounds perfect (or at least it did until some Aurora trash fucked it all up).

u/Acebats · 5 pointsr/paydaytheheist

In his character image you can see a Sony m-430 without the brand name (for obvious reasons), Nervatel from the Discord spent ages looking at all the details to narrow it down to that specific model. In the trailer you can see a cassette player like you describe. The trailer one is modeled after a (to my knowledge currently unknown, as the animator forgot the model and no longer has the file) cassette player.

At the end of the day we have two models that Jacket has been seen using in promotional materials, the grey one in the trailer obviously being bigger and having enough room for the electronics and the black one being much smaller.

Your communication point is a fair one, however I don't think I'm misinterpreting the fact that you're limited to what is contained on the cassette player you purchased. I'm not suggesting you put every single line out of the hundreds-thousands of lines on cassettes, but you get the specific ones you want, including any communication ones (heck put a "yes" at the start of the cassette and a thank you after it, easy to access) and put them on. Recording them yourself allows you to get all the lines you want on.

But having "well over" 36 lines is a very small amount compared to the amount of varied lines in the game.

However, I do have a little life hack (for about $50) for anyone that wants to get specific lines quickly on the fly that they can consider if they don't want to record on a cassette.

Buy a small mp3 player (like a clip jam) and a mini speaker and conceal them in the inner pocket of the Jacket and have your "yes" line ready to play with "thank you" queued up. This also allows you to have complete controll on what lines are on the device.

At the end of the day it's the buyer's choice if they want to pay $150 or about half that, but in my opinion $150 is an absurd amount

u/Meph616 · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Not to be a downer, but good luck with that. I have a Hennessy Hammock and its quality is top notch backed by a reputable company. Which comes with a mosquito net top and a separate rainfly (tarp) to keep dry with. Plus it fits snug in a tiny pouch that I can put in any backpack of my choosing, be it a small daypack or my 90L Kelty week long excursion type of backpack. Which ever I see the need for at that time.

If I were to suggest anything, it's to find a corner of the market to make your own and build from the ground up there. Your idea seems like a good invention for, say, somebody in college who has a couple hours between a class and doesn't want to drive around everywhere. So they can just set up a hammock on/near campus and chill, do some reading, until class time. These guys will be your bread and butter.

What would these people want? What are their needs? Off the top of my head, quick concept. An upper hidden pouch with speakers to plug an iPod into.

Or a side pouch that houses a rechargeable battery, a good sized one. It has a retractable cord to plug into a phone. So people can hammock around and use their phone or tablet without fear of draining away for the day.

Something versatile for your target market. Because if you try and replicate what other companies are already doing and go after their customer base, and you can't do it better than them... then why would I (customer) want to buy yours instead?

u/bemental_ · 5 pointsr/gatekeeping

Been using for four years and counting:

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter

u/weinermcgee · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

If you're looking for one of those, I've been pleased with this. It auto-tunes to available frequencies really well. The one con for me is the end of the cigarette adapter plug is very fragile. Mine broke after about a month and they sent me new parts, but they are just as fragile. If you change vehicles often you have to be mindful of the end and make sure it doesn't come unscrewed. Still happy with it.

u/cardinal_rules · 4 pointsr/funny

It's all about the tape deck-aux tool. It transforms the car.

u/19mine · 4 pointsr/bullcity

I use a cassette adapter to listen to my iPod in the car. You can get one from stores like Best Buy, Radio Shack, or Target. Shouldn't be more than 15 dollars. Good luck. No one should have to listen to the radio.


u/verbthatnoun · 4 pointsr/cars

avoid FM transmitters.

They don't work very well. There are lots of ways you can get audio from your phone to your car stereo.

The cheapest way to do it correctly is an FM Modulator, these hook up directly into your car's antenna port. I had this one. Does require removal of the radio to plug into the antenna port, and it needs a power and a ground tapped into. But this way is totally worth it, if you don't want to tackle it yourself, a shop would probably charge about $50 to install it.

I wouldn't ever suggest an FM transmitter because you probably will be constantly fiddling with it while driving due to its un-reliable signal broadcasting, and the cheaper it is, the worse it will be at giving good signal.

Alternatively, the best way to go is just to replace your radio, JVC has a couple of cool inexpensive radios that are under $100, they have USB connectivity for iPods and iPhones, and also have bluetooth for handsfree calling and A2DP streaming (wireless audio streaming). I had one of these in my SVT Focus, it took about 15 seconds after starting the car for the radio to pair with the phone, but it would automatically start playing the last song I had playing in my music app, so there wasn't any fiddling with the phone every time I got in the car.

Edit: THIS is the newer model of the JVC I used to have, sounded really good too. Note that this doesn't have an optical slot.

u/Lord_Zero · 4 pointsr/Android

Im not sure what kind of car he has but I have a CTS and replacing the stereo is no cheap option especially since its my cars control center.

I do have an FM Modulator FMMOD-02 but this thread got me thinking about a bluetooth one. But mine works fine as of now so I cant justify dropping the $70 even for a wireless upgrade. maybe in the future if my next car doesnt have the ability.

u/Cwesterfield · 4 pointsr/EDC

One suggestion:

Its a life saver for small items in a backpack.

u/FuyuhikoDate · 4 pointsr/de

Ein Gridit (Findet man leider nur auf Amazon etc..)? Gggfs. die BilloVariante kaufen oder selber basteln, nutze ich überwiegend für meine Kabel etc. und ist recht Flach. Die "zuklappbaren" sind ein wenig unnütz, da Powerbank und Platte (jedenfalls bei mir) dafür sorgen das ich das ding nicht mehr zuklappen kann. stört mich aber nicht, da es dennoch seinen Zweck erfüllt.

u/SomethingDota · 4 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

they aren't as shitty as they used to be since the fcc upped the allowed power and if you get one of these it sounds the same as bluetooth does in a car

u/millenniumxl-200 · 4 pointsr/deadmalls

I bought this for my son's car.

Works great.

u/umdivx · 4 pointsr/hometheater

This is a several piece system you'd have to get.


First is an HDMI audio extractor then an BT transmitter and if you want to be able to switch between the Roku and the TV tuner you'd then need an HDMI switch.


At that point with all that in place, you honestly would be better off getting a receiver. You can get a cheap receiver, like the Denon S530BT from for $150 then pair that with some cheap speakers and you're already better than all that equipment above.

u/zacware · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Per another redditor suggestion, I bought a tiny 2 way Bluetooth transmitter/receiver and set it to transmit mode and attached it to the back of the switch with a little removable 3m Velcro strip. It works great. I even use it with my AirPods. TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/Jack_the_Deergal · 4 pointsr/headphones

I personally use a bluetooth adapter for some of my corded headphones when it comes to mobile devices.
Spmething like this: TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/AltimaNEO · 4 pointsr/Zune

Zune's USB doesn't output audio, nor does it let you browse the file system. Or at least, it won't without the Zune software on PC, which means car stereos won't detect it.

Your best bet is maybe some kind of headphone jack to Bluetooth adapter like these

u/carrotpilgrim · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've been using this one as you describe:

It come with cables for USB, aux, 3.5 to RCA. The latency seems very low, and it supports two pairs of headphones simultaneously.

u/thetillmiester · 4 pointsr/Gameboy

His link will not work. It literally says Bluetooth receiver. What you want is to "transmit" the audio from you GBC to a speaker or headphones. here is the first one to pop up when I search Bluetooth transmitter on Amazon. They also have some cheaper ones on AliExpress. As long as you get a transmitter it should work. I used mine a couple times but it was kind of bulky and weird hanging there. I thought about trying to mod it into my GBC but never did.

u/brzdev · 4 pointsr/oculus

Surprisingly (and I think it’s the receiver I bought), I have very little delay. I was easily able to get through an episode of Silicon Valley in HD using Plex VR even streaming from a remote server and I noticed no delay.

I bought this one:

u/mdezzi · 4 pointsr/audio

Hi there. I am fairly new to this sub, but I hang out in /r/Android often. You currently have a few options for what you are trying to do.

The first option is bluetooth. If your apartment isn't too big, one bluetooth A2DP received should cover just about the whole area. I currently use one of these.

However the bluetooth audio protocol (A2DP) leaves much to be desired. For one, the range is limited, plus most say the sound quality is degraded (I don't notice it, but I am far from an audiophile). This is the reason that the AirPlay protocol is so popular, and it is theoretically possible to broadcast to AirPlay w/ an Android phone. Enter AirAudio. This app claims to take any system audio and broadcast it to the AirPlay protocol. It is a relatively new app, and I have never personally used it, but it is worth a shot if you have an AirPlay receiver lying around (or another Android phone that can be used as an AirPlay via AirBubble.

The next option is a device that Google just released. Chromecast. Chromecast is a HDMI dongle (powered via USB) that will receive audio/video feeds directly over wifi. You use a phone to tell it what to play (via Google Music, Netflix, etc), and it grabs the feed directly from the source, rather than rerouting through your Android device. Currently only those two sources are supported, but many others have promised support. This is a great option for the price tag, the only issue is that it is HDMI-out. My received doesn't have an HDMI input, so I would have to find a way to extract the audio from the HDMI a/v signal in order to play via my stereo.

This problem brings me to my last suggestion, which is a third party offering called Cheapcast. This offering will take any old Android device and turn it into a Chromecast. The advantage of this is that you can use the device's headphone jack for audio instead of having to try to get it out of the HDMI.

Currently the Chromecast SDK has not been officially released, therefore the last two offerings are not available as of yet. Google should be making things official very soon and it will be interesting to see what else becomes available.

u/MrVanillacoke · 4 pointsr/nexus4

I have a Moga Bluetooth controller, a "U-Grip" car dock, a dbrand black leather backing, and the wireless dock. I also got an LG Bluetooth adapter to play wireless music in my apartment.

I think all those things were definitely worth every penny... I feel like I've maximized the potential of my phone. The phone is a good chunk of money, so I want to use it to its potential.

u/kc2syk · 4 pointsr/amateurradio

I have a Part 15 FM transmitter that I connect to my phone for use with the car radio. My car is older and doesn't have Bluetooth or an Aux jack. It mostly works well if you can find an open frequency, but it does desense the GPS receiver on one phone a bit.

u/Oneshoeleroy · 4 pointsr/Conservative

You need an FM transmitter.

I don't know anything about this one, but there's quite a. Few out there. They let you listen through a normal FM radio

u/Ilovethemarina · 4 pointsr/sanantonio

If you have a smoke cigarette thingy (idk what they're called or what they're used for) Amazon has 13-15 dollar Bluetooth transmitter that has great quality and connects to it.

I personally have this one but there's others

u/mrfurious2k · 3 pointsr/wp7

There are a few ways you can do it. The easiest is probably just a basic stereo headphone (3.5mm) to RCA plugs. If you have an xbox, you can just stream the zune pass off of it. Same with a PC.

You could also use a bluetooth wireless speaker adapter if you want to do things completely wirelessly. Though, if you're really picky about your sound quality, it won't be as good as wired or Xbox/PC.

Good luck!

u/da_homonculus · 3 pointsr/Android

I could never get my Nexus 4 to recognize my bluetooth headphones or my Logitech Bluetooth Audio receiver. Has anyone else had that problem with the Jelly Bean bluetooth stack and does the new bluetooth update correct that?

u/FoN925 · 3 pointsr/PS4

This is a newer model of the soundbar setup I'm currently using (this one has an HDMI input, mine doesn't).

The sound is really good. The only two issues I have are:

  • The Optical Out on mine stopped working after about two years, so now I have to connect via Bluetooth

  • On my exact model the volume increments are a bit wonky. There are indicator lights on the front of the soundbar that light up as the volume is increased and I keep mine at about 3 lights at night and 3.5 during the day. The difference between each press of the volume up/down buttons is pretty huge.

    Other than that, though, I've been really happy with it. I've used it with my TV, PS4, XB1, Wii, WiiU, Switch, even hooked my old GameCube up a year or two ago and it was great.
u/swordknight · 3 pointsr/headphones

Cheap bluetooth pairs is just asking for disaster. Can you stretch your budget to accommodate these? The <$50 bluetooth market is filled with junk and unreliable batteries.

u/edhere · 3 pointsr/headphones

MEE Matrix2 Bluetooth Headphones $38.99 for the next 4 hours. I have it in my cart and have to decide in 8 minutes. What do you think about these headphones for this price?

Edit: I pulled the trigger.

u/TheAnimeRedditor · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You could use a USB to 3.5mm dongle and switch output in realtek

u/gendulf · 3 pointsr/technology

I won't use one of these just to use my headphones:

u/VeritasLuxMea · 3 pointsr/buildapc

The simplest solution is to pick up an adapter like This USB to 3.5mm jack. Use the adapter for Headphones/Speakers and the 3.5mm on the back of the MOBO for the other. Then you can simply switch output devices in the sound toolbar in windows.

u/Yreisolgakig · 3 pointsr/cars

Just get a FM transmitter, that way you still can use aux but you don't need an entirely new radio. This is the one I have.

u/pjor1 · 3 pointsr/CrownVictoria

The newer ones are a lot better.

I've used that one in midtown Manhattan and still got stellar sound quality. Basically as good as aux. And it's been working great for 4 years and has a USB output.

u/josecouvi · 3 pointsr/nexus6

I got one of these , and I'm pretty happy with it. It's got pretty great sound and it's pretty loud. Great speaker, especially for the price.

u/rcookerly · 3 pointsr/amazonecho

Dude, this is the one to get. It sounds like a $100 Bluetooth speaker but it's only $27.99 on Amazon right now! It's their #1 seller. I currently have it plugged into the wall and into my Amazon Echo Dot. It never shuts off. The damn thing is incredible. Trust me, you won't regret it. OontZ Angle 3

u/somanywolverines · 3 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

Get this one! I've had it for a few months now and could not recommend it more highly. Only $28 too.

u/bookmonkey786 · 3 pointsr/peacecorps

This page is a good start.,2817,2371334,00.asp

I recommend something with a i3 or m3 core/CPU. I'd also recommend a larger 15 inch screen with 1080p resolution for better video experience. Anything with 1tb or 500gb storage space are using spinning drives which are slower but you cant get high capacity SSD at this price range. And I dont think you are comfortable with taking the laptop apart and installing one your self?
Looks to me like the Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) and Asus F556UA-AB32 are the best bet. For my money I'd say the Acer.

Now since you are a couple who can share laptops I would recommend getting a very different 2nd laptop. Previous recs are heavy beast and you'll be better off leaving it at your new home and taking a smaller light machine for the road. Your back will thank you.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320 OR Lenovo ThinkPad 13 (2017) are both good options. Both has a smaller 128 gb SSD, Which will be a boon because they are much more shock resistant, spinning drives dont like long rides on bumpy roads much, just dont load that full of big movies. Neither have very exceptional processors, but you dont need that much for what think you'll be using it for, if you need to Photoshop or edit videos use the big one.

The second option, the Thinkpad, has a larger screen with higher resolution, but is also larger and heavier. The first option is smaller but lighter. Its actually a tablet (about the size of an iPad) that can detach from the keyboard dock, nice for reading in bed.

Overall for the second laptop the Thinkpad (2nd) is a better computer overall but the Ideapad(1st) might be better for your use case because you have a second laptop with a larger screen, processor, and storage.

You can set up separate accounts for each person on each laptop so you'll have your privacy.

Everything recommended will have unexceptional(at best) speakers, so consider grabbing a bluetooth speaker from Amazon. You can plug in the audio jack when at your desk or connect it by bluetooth to your phone or laptop to have some music around the house or at a picnic. This is what i use.

u/scrappythrowaway43 · 3 pointsr/ADHD

I solved this problem by playing a long song during my shower and committing to finishing by the end of the song. It should also, ideally, be an intense song. The Call of Ktulu by Mettalica is my go-to.

And here's the water-resistant Bluetooth speaker I use.

u/malren · 3 pointsr/amazonecho

I love this one. It came up once at $30 on sale. For that price it's perfect.

u/Godders1 · 3 pointsr/mac

Anker soundcore is pretty decent for the money

u/cawfee · 3 pointsr/k12sysadmin

I don't think $50 is going to get you anything ceiling-mounted and powerful enough to cover a regular classroom, even with the fanciest little speaker you can get at that price range. That said, if the projector has USB ports to keep it charged, I have good experiences with this model in terms of sound quality and volume:

But once again, this isn't really a problem you can sufficiently fix for $50. We use these in a classroom setting:

They sell ceiling mount brackets for them as well and have excellent coverage. Just make sure you have accessible power plugs near the mounting tile.

u/im_a_fancy_man · 3 pointsr/battlestations

I got kicked out of /r/CableManagement even tho some people liked it there. Original Post

Even though I buy and build PC's for a living, I don't have a fancy water cooled setup at home. But this is my desk, it gets the job done. I recently cleaned up all the cables so thought some people would enjoy that. I could have hid the power cable but I don't like tying those up.

Ready for the cool part? This is an Ikea desk, firs thing I did was threw out all the hardware and used velcro to fasten the legs to the desk. Zero issues for 6+ months. The parts from Ikea I used were: ($100) ($119)

I used zip ties + velcro ties to fasten the cables and a small speaker under the desk.

The monitor arm I use is good old Vivo from Amazon for $29..I've been using these for probably 4-5 years, and have purchased about a dozen of them.

This is the speaker that is zipped under the desk: ($29)

The PC is self-built. Its a generic Mini ATX case, 6th gen i7, 16GB of Corsair 2400, a 128 Patriot SSD and a 2TB HDD, it also has an EVGA 1070 video card which is really overkill for what I do.

Last cool part - the case is equipped with a 5.25" "drawer" in place of DVD drive. Perfect for spare USB drives, a few pens, etc to keep the desk clean. ($10)

u/Drumheros · 3 pointsr/Cartalk

I'm in the same boat as you (have aux input but no Bluetooth). Grabbed this off Amazon and works well. Only problem is you need to manually turn it on every time you start the car but its no big deal.

u/Rolemodel247 · 3 pointsr/iphone

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

u/Do_it_in_a_Datsun · 3 pointsr/Nissan

I have a 2012 Frontier SV.
I literally just solved this issue a few weeks ago.

I used this.

I stuck it right by the e-brake and ran my wires under the console to the aux/12v outlets. I used a 12v usb adapter for the usb plug.

I can still use the stock nissan hands free system while wirelessly streaming music. It automatically pauses and un-pauses the music.

I can provide a few pics is you like.

u/Lil_Jening · 3 pointsr/AboveandBeyond

You could try using a bluetooth fm transmitter for future travels in the vehicle. With my FM transmitter the sound does start to crap out when I turn up my phone (not radio) too loud.

As for why WW07 doesn't play I cannot answer.

u/omaca · 3 pointsr/scifi

Ringworld by Larry Niven is a classic. Take a handful of primary characters and dump them in a mind-boggingly huge, alien, breath-taking world... sit back and absorb the awesome...

EDIT: Oppps... just noticed you already mentioned Ringworld. I'm dumb. Sorry.

u/Fhel · 3 pointsr/scifi

I dunno if these will float your boat but you can try:

Traitor - Amazing standalone book set in the starwars universe

Ender's saga - Philosphy, strategy

Dune series - Abstract philosophy, higher concepts

Ringworld - Haven't read it but I've heard it's worth a go. I'm going to start it as soon as I finish the bloody Sword of Truth series.

Hitchhikers - Need I explain?

u/sarngiber · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

If your car has a cassette player you can use a cassette adapter

or you can try an fm transmitter. It broadcasts a radio signal at a certain frequency and you simply set your car radio to that frequency.

u/juli_franch · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I loaded demos on a real C64 using one of these plugged to my phone and a datasette drive. First, you have to download a tape or single file demo, you convert it to a .TAP file and then convert it to a .WAV file and save it to the phone. Then it gets tricky, because you must play the audio file at the exact moment when you hear the drive motors start spinning. It's a bit annoying, but I can't afford a 1541 floppy drive, so it's a low-cost solution to load programs.

u/SirGregorius · 3 pointsr/CarAV
u/sohcgt96 · 3 pointsr/Autos

These things are handy for situations like that. Gives you a wired line in, kind of like an old school RF switch for a game console. I use one in my car because I just really didn't want the hassle (and expense) of integrating a head unit with my factory steering wheel, onStar and HUD stuff.

u/Level1Troll · 3 pointsr/techsupport

Get something like this. It's a modulator, not a transmitter. The difference is that when you set it to one of the assigned frequencies, it acts like an auxiliary input.

u/MerkinMuffintop · 3 pointsr/vandwellers

Years ago I installed a wired fm modulator and it worked well, IIRC. It's a device that plugs into the antenna port on the stereo unit, and then you plug in the car's antenna and the aux device into that device. This is an example of one such device:

u/HeckMonkey · 3 pointsr/vancouver

Just listen to Radio One or Radio Two. No commercials.

Or grab something like this and listen to your phone instead.

u/iceevsslurpee · 3 pointsr/camping

Seems like headphones would be best for the backcountry, but my buddy has one of these and it rocks for how small it is. Plenty for a small group sitting around a beach fire, anyways.

u/eedna · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have the same bag, I use a grid it to keep stuff organized for easy access, it helps tremendously otherwise I would be constantly digging around the bottom

u/Scarecrow398 · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/__PROMETHEUS__ · 3 pointsr/EDC

The main compartment is usually pretty easy to keep organized if you use the internal pockets. Grid It organizers are handy for smaller things like chargers and dongles, and Vaultz Mesh Pouches are handy for keeping similar items together (I like the red one for a mini first aid kit).

u/arthurardvark1 · 3 pointsr/Android this one. You can Bluetooth to it or plug an aux into the side of it.

u/smithdorm · 3 pointsr/Nexus5

I have a Flexsmart in my car, since I have no aux-in and I installed a Belkin in my wife's since she does have an aux port. They both work well, however the Belkin does sound better and seems to connect more reliably than the Flexsmart.

u/ViciousDiarrhea · 3 pointsr/Nexus6P

Just do what I did and get a bluetooth FM transmitter. I got this one on Amazon: FlexSMART X2

Works great and the audio quality is still pretty good.

u/H2iK · 3 pointsr/Android

I use this one with my Nexus One and it fits my needs just fine.
A few things about it though:
The bass leaves much to be desired (I assume this is universal with FM transmitters).
Very nice and easy bluetooth pairing.
After pairing I just turn on my car and it automatically connects.
It has a usb port that can be used for charging a phone (I haven't had the need to try it yet).

I would go with number two if it's anything like mine.
I kinda regret not seeing it when I was in the market for one.
I would probably have bought it.

u/T2Taylor · 3 pointsr/XTerra

I know you said you'd want to replace the radio but this has worked wonders with both my old car and my new Xterra, and is cheaper and easier then having to install stuff yourself. Both AUX and Bluetooth.

u/zinger2112 · 3 pointsr/iphone

I have this and it works wonders in my car, even on long drives. It supports Bluetooth and an aux cable, and the sound quality is fantastic. If you're using Bluetooth you can also answer calls, dictate texts with Siri, etc. Way cheaper than getting a new head unit, especially if you have trouble finding one that will fit in your car.

u/Mikeew83 · 3 pointsr/iphone

This is my setup. I have this fm transmitter and love it
GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth In-Car FM Transmitter with USB Charging , Multipoint , Music Controls & Hands-Free Calling - Works with Apple , Samsung , LG & More Smartphones , Tablets , MP3 Players

Then I use this mount and love it as well.
iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount Holder for iPhone 6s Plus 6s 5s 5c, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3, Google Nexus 5 4, LG G3.

u/bigfkncee · 3 pointsr/Android

My car radio doesn't have bluetooth either so I bought this Bluetooth to FM radio transmitter from Amazon. It does the job....occasional static but not a deal breaker because I just switch the frequency to a clearer one. It also has wired input.

u/efffyuuu · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts

My Mini Cooper was the same. I bought a 3rd party kit and did a tiny amount of drilling in the glove box to install the port.

But ultimately I bought one of these because it's more convenient.

u/maadison · 3 pointsr/Seattle

I used to have this one (until ~6 months ago) and it worked fine:

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car Radio

I had it tuned somewhere high on the dial... My memory says 102.7 but maybe it was actually 106.7?

Sometimes it would pick up some annoying whine when accelerating, but mostly it was decent.

u/homiesexuals · 3 pointsr/appletv

I believe something like this should work.

u/AlexMalik · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS9

If you have a working radio, this is worth it's weight in gold.

u/r0wb0yr0w · 3 pointsr/XTerra

Get this, it worked well when I had the same issue

u/LEGENDARY-TOAST · 3 pointsr/pics

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit with 1.44 Inch Display and USB Car Charger

That's the one I have, better than other one I tried that was twice as expensive and more durable/higher quality too. It even works in the big city surprisingly, since almost no stations are free >.< Sometimes I have to switch stations if they decide to transmit over the station I'm using.

u/whotfislukespiller · 3 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

I have this thing that plugs into my charging port in my car (old 2002 jeep) that allows me to play bluetooth by taking an unused radio station and adapting to my phone (I actually dont know how it works, but that sounds kind of smart). Here's the amazon link if you're interested

u/teeroy766 · 3 pointsr/tumblr

Maybe they had one of these?

u/rakesh11123 · 3 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

Yeah, in that case, you'd need a USB-C to 3.5mm jack adapter. There are other options, you can see if your car supports bluetooth natively and if it doesn't, you can buy a bluetooth transmitter off Amazon for about 20 bucks (like this one) and have it to where your phone connects to the transmitter via bluetooth and the transmitter sends out whatever music you set to play on your phone via radio waves and you just tune your car's radio to that specific channel.

u/BigHungry70 · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS7

I have this one and it works great.

u/Amesb34r · 3 pointsr/e46

This is what I have and I love it. Bluetooth and aux cord input are options.

u/austex_mike · 3 pointsr/technology

> Since no bluetooth works in my car, no matter what.

Why wouldn't it work no matter what? Do you not have an FM radio? You could use one of these. Although I still prefer the headphone jack, I do use a FM transmitter sometimes too.

u/burnt_wick · 3 pointsr/CrownVictoria

The FM transmitter I have let's you stream bluetooth to your stereo with your phone and it also has an analog AUX input and will play audio off of a micro SD card as well. Love it!

u/queuebitt · 3 pointsr/Switch

Here's the one I use. It pairs with my AirPods when flying.

TROND Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver

I used these to velcro attach it to the Switch. I but a strip in half and place the soft side on the Switch.

Command Black Picture Hanging Strips

And I use a really short 3.5mm cables with right cable connectors on both ends. Forget where I got it, wasn't on Amazon at the time. A local electronics or music store might have something similar. Or use your Google fu.

If I were to get a USB-C connecting model I'd look at the HomeSpot Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Adapter. About the same total cost, and just one the piece with no setup required. But you can't listen and charge at the same time.

u/DarthSnoopyFish · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Some people have been using these. I got one and had to return it because it would go to sleep during quiet ambient sounds. Was quite jarring. But maybe I had a defective one.

u/luminousfleshgiant · 3 pointsr/Android

Mine doesn't either. I bought this one last year and it works well. It supports apt-x which was the best you could do for quality and latency at the time.

u/sekazi · 3 pointsr/OculusQuest

Here is what it would look like. You could crop it down to a square like the native Quest screen recorder does.

It is using scrcpy which can be downloaded from here. Make sure to use the adb included with the download as it will receive an error with newer versions of adb.

This video goes over the process of setting it up very well.

To get wireless audio I use two of these. I already had those devices but I have been tempted to buy these ones because they look smaller and easier to use. Pairing sometimes does not like to work with the other ones.

Edit: My video has bad quality because I was using a extremely low bitrate because I have never had a reason to upgrade my wireless until I got a Quest and want to play StreamVR games on my Quest. So I am in the process of upgrading to a 5Ghz wireless.

u/SoundintheCity · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

It's just a pass through... you connect any 3.5mm connection (or configuration with adaptors) to it and then it allows headphones to connect to it via Bluetooth.

It just charges or stays connected to power and creates its own source to connect a Bluetooth device.

No USB. Standalone

Here it is

Bluetooth receiver or transmitter

u/RichestMangInBabylon · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've been using one of these for broadcasting bluetooth audio from my switch. It works pretty well. If you do that and get some persistent buzzing get a ground loop isolator.

It would be ideal if the Switch just had bluetooth audio to begin with, but this has been an okay solution for me so far.

u/wasser24 · 3 pointsr/Doesthisexist

Bluetooth Transmitter

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/maz11 · 3 pointsr/RetroPie

It is not worth it. I did struggle through it, but it has a 1 second delay due to HW limitations. If you really want it, get an BT adapter that plugs into the Audio out. Just make sure that dongle and headphones support AptX codec. That allows you to have realtime no lag audio. AptX is not supported by on board bluetooth


link to example dongle

u/DriveByRandomInfo · 3 pointsr/chromeos

Unless specifically supported by a given Chromebook, no. You'll need an external 3.5mm headphone to Bluetooth Splitter to do that. For example:


u/v0yev0da · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Wireless headphones are not supported. For that you need a Bluetooth transmitter. Keep in mind chat is not currently supported via Bluetooth headset on Switch.

u/GaidinBDJ · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

If your television has an audio output jack, then you can buy Bluetooth transmitters to plug into that jack.

Something like

u/technoveg · 3 pointsr/pelotoncycle

It isn't a Google problem. It is Peloton using out of date Bluetooth hardware. I picked up a Bluetooth receiver on Amazon for $30 and plugged it in to the audio in on the Google Home Max. I then paired the bike with the receiver, not the speaker. It works flawlessly. The sound is perfectly synced and I can still use voice commands to control the whole setup. The home Max also sounds incredible.

u/shentheory · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I designed a 3D printed clip that does exactly this using the slightly smaller TaoTronics 4.1 Transmitter.

Link to clip:

u/HappySpaceInvdr · 3 pointsr/gpdxd

You need a low latency device, like this:

Note that it's Bluetooth 4.1 and advertised as low latency.

u/AdamManHello · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yes, things like this exist. Check out this thread; not a bad solution.

People further down in the comments recommended this model.

u/sharkamino · 3 pointsr/vinyl

No, its a closed system over Wifi, no analog inputs.

What is your current turntable? You can add a Bluetooth Transmitter to any turntable to stream to a single Echo speaker or a stereo system over Bluetooth. There is an adapter to transmit to 2 Bluetooth speakers however a set of 2 adapters for 4 speakers would be even more of a pairing mess.

However, a big part of vinyl is the analog sound and the Echo and especially the Dots are not very good speakers. You will be much better off with better pair of home audio bookshelf speakers and you can add a second set in another room. You can also hook up one of the Dots to the speakers to have better streaming audio sound.

Any of these systems can also be added to the Dots for better sound in other rooms.

Lowest budget $50 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair and Hi-Fi Mini Amplifier Bundle. Add a RCA switch $11 to add a Dot with the turntable and speakers.

Or powered Edifier R1280T bookshelf speakers $99.

Or a step up mini amp and speakers, $52 SMSL SA-36A Pro TPA3118D2DAP Stereo Amplifier 2 x 20W with $50 Dayton Audio B652-AIR 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker with AMT Tweeter Pair. Add speaker wire, and see 4 Ways to Strip Wire - wikiHow.

For the best sound quality for the buck, look for a used stereo or AV receiver and a pair of used bookshelf speakers.

A step up new is ONKYO TX-8020 $99 stereo receiver with:

u/whoratio-sanz · 3 pointsr/nexus6

For me the best way to deal with no headphone jack has been this:

It's small, about the size of 4 quarters. I just keep it in my car and it's always with me.

u/phoxix3 · 2 pointsr/howto
u/xXdeathstar101Xx · 2 pointsr/Moto_Z

I recommend getting a Bluetooth to radio adapter. You plug it into a cigarette lighter outlet, and it connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and plays music by radio signal. I found it to be pretty handy, and I don't have that much interference from radio, I just use one of the super low frequency's, like 88.7 or 88.9.
Here's the one I have, I recommend it.

u/Ihatetheinternet22 · 2 pointsr/ChevyTrucks

$200 is only liability for me. If winters aren’t that bad then just get whatever tire you like, even if it is just for aesthetics, the KO2s did great on ice. If you’re going for aesthetic you can also do -12 offset wheels to get out wider and it’ll still sit flush since your truck has the factory flairs.

All I have for music is a Bluetooth-FM transmitter , you do get some interference if you turn the radio way up and the volume on the transmitter itself down but it’s really not bad, it’s the only way to really look stock.

u/jargonoid · 2 pointsr/MechanicAdvice

I have this and am very happy with it.

u/The_Chillosopher · 2 pointsr/indieheads

Excellent suggestion!

Would one of these work?

u/llamagish · 2 pointsr/Music

My aux port is broken too and I bought one of these. You connect to it via bluetooth from your phone and it transmits a radio signal that you connect to.

u/sneakerguy323 · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles
u/drsnicol · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

No.. theres no through port for USB C but there are similar dongles out there that do have a usb c port for charging. Alternatively, as you mention, you can use a BT dongle that connects to the 3mm jack, leaving the charging port free llike this one from Trond (I use this one when the Switch is docked)

u/gurnec · 2 pointsr/Steam_Link

You could buy a separate Bluetooth audio transmitter (connected to your TV's audio out) which has support for pairing to two headsets simultaneously, such as one or two. If your headphones support AptX Low Latency, you may want to spend a bit more on something that supports dual pairing and LL at the same time like this one (most with LL can only enable it when a single headphone is paired).

u/e60deluxe · 2 pointsr/hometheater

try this one out:

not all bluetooth devices support low latency. if the headphones support low latency, you should not get sync issues with a low latency transmitter.

u/Joe8222 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have this trond bluetooth adapter and the sony wh-1000xm3 and I don't have any audio delay and its perfect.

u/devious222 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/TemptedTemplar · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I was looking at this one

The short cord would allow you to hide on the back side of the dock with the rest of the cables.

u/knyghtmyr · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It’s called TROND 2-in-1 Bluetooth V5.0...

u/soldilil · 2 pointsr/piano

There are devices you can plug into a 3.5mm headphone jack which convert the signal to Bluetooth. I have one for my electric piano. This is what I use.

u/parkerlreed · 2 pointsr/Android

apt-X headphones


You can also get small standalone transceivers (just a single example) That would let you use any headphone/also transmit if you wanted.

As for LDAC, that seems to be purely a Sony thing

Mentions LDAC in almost all of their Bluetooth models.

u/notthepig · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Im trying to do something which is seemingly simple but it turns out to be giving me quite a hard time.

I want a bluetooth headset for gaming with both audio and a mic.

One of the requirements I have is low latency. I therefore bought this set:

As a bluetooth transmitter I bought:

But then, I realized this doesnt fully bluetooth my comp, it only allowes me to receive audio, not use it as a mic.

So I purchased the following:

After setting this up I realized the 'receiver' part is only for connecting with a phone, and didnt help me use a mic from my headset. regardless, i have to move the switch from either TX or RX. cant do both at once.

The only bluetooth that let me do both was something similiar to this:

Not only did this come with its own issues (for some reason the mic stopped working when in game) bit it isnt low latency.

What are my options? Why is it so hard to find a Bluetooth adapter that can enable low latency Audio and mic simultaneously. Is it really that hard? What are my other options?

u/TezlaCoil · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

I only see a memory chip on that side, you'd have to take a picture of the other side.

As a somewhat less destructive option, you could use one of those aux to Bluetooth adapters, the FM chips on those MP3 players often rely on the headphone cord to be the antenna, so if you eliminate the headphone cord, FM operation should be effectively disabled.

Example product, no affiliation, no idea if this one is good or not:

u/ASK_IF_IM_AN_ORANGE · 2 pointsr/iphone
u/charliefrench2oo8 · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

So this is a bit of a "janky" solution, but what I've been doing is this.

Two of these (30$ each)

One goes in the headphone jack, and one goes into the line in on your PC (TX and RX), and you then you plug your headphones into the other jack on your quest.

That way you can still have audio, but your viewers/video can have audio. There is a bit of latency (not bad at all though, sub 100ms) that you can fix in OBS.

It has pretty good range in my experience, and I haven't really had any issues with it.

u/cahwyguy · 2 pointsr/IpodClassic

What do you want to use bluetooth for? If it is to sync, you might be out of luck. If it is to transmit to speakers, try . It connects to the 3.5mm port. I've used it quite successfully to broadcast from my iPod Classic to a car bluetooth.

u/hazeyindahead · 2 pointsr/subpac

I recommend an aptx low latency or HD, depending on the audio use, wireless adapter.

You would take one of these:
TROND Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter Receiver for TV PC iPod, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (AptX Low Latency, Pair with 2 Bluetooth Headphones Simultaneously), Black

Plug the 3.5mm into the LINE IN for subpac and turn it on, turn the TROND on as RX.

Then, depending on your music source, you would use another TROND to send low latency audio or if youre going for cd-quality wireless, you will want to set this all up for aptx hd.

Im using this with my PC and m2x for low latency vr audio mirroring so I can still output audio to tv speakers for audiences.

Avantree DG60 aptX-HD Long Range USB Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Adapter for PC Laptop Mac PS4, Wireless Audio Dongle for Headphones, Speakers, aptX Low Latency, Broadcast to Multiple Speakers

EDIT: Now that Ive posted all of that Im sure youll spend a few hours picking out a couple components that would be perfect for whole house wireless audio or whatnot.

u/go2ten · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

I bought a little bluetooth receiver that I plug my wired speaker into. No unsightly wires or risk of damage to the tablet.

u/ny2mad · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I bought this a couple of months ago and it works fine.

They also have a pair of bluetooth headphones that are $20 and work great, connect fast. Something for the gym.

u/roux93 · 2 pointsr/soccer

You're looking for a bluetooth receiver. You can get one that plugs into your usb or one that plugs into the audio port.

u/scandata · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

For the audio, you could plug in a Bluetooth transmitter and send it to the laptop or and external BT speaker. Of course it will be out of sync with the video on the laptop because of the lag.This is one example:

u/DarienStegosaur · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

There are probably no 3.5mm male to USB-C male cords with a built-in DAC in existence, because it would not work with most headphones unless you got some adapters involved and the Pixel 2 is the only phone it would be necessary for.

Your solutions:

Buy another dongle. Tape or Shrink wrap it to a 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male. Pretend it is a dedicated cord.

Bluetooth Receiver. This is an example of one that supports the aptX HD codec, but any model will work.

u/theotherdanlynch · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Ok, it's been fun watching people post ridiculous product suggestions for such a simple request, but it's time to actually answer the question. Go buy a pair of something like this:


    Then you can use whatever outdoor/waterproof powered speaker you want. Alternately, just get one transmitter and use a waterproof speaker (or two) that has bluetooth built in.

    There are hundreds of little dongles like this. I just happen to like the fact that this one can be switched between being a transmitter or a receiver. That gives me a lot of confidence that the devices will work well together. Also, it's capable of transmitting to two different receivers at one time, so you'll be ready when you decide that you also just gotta have audio somewhere else outside.

    If this product suggestion gives anyone the urge to indulge in verbal diarrhea regarding bluetooth audio quality, let me proactively advance the discussion by saying, "STFU". Bluetooth audio quality is an order of magnitude better than what's needed for normal outdoor speakers much less speakers that are going to be competing with the noise of a hot tub.
u/JordanAndMandy · 2 pointsr/olkb

I love my Niu Mini... But I have a question...Does anyone know of a Mini USB -> Bluetooth Transmitter that will work to essentially make it a bluetooth keyboard? Is this a stupid question?I have done similar things with audio and devices like this one


Is anyone aware of a similar device that will transmit a Bluetooth signal for my olkb?

I know I would need to power it someway, but... If feels like something that should totally exist.

u/GrumpyM · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This one: TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV / Home Sound System)

u/ben9x · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/Shawn3997 · 2 pointsr/diysound

You need two or three Bluetooth wireless Transmitter/Receiver, something like this:

u/Biblos_Geek · 2 pointsr/deaf

This is the closest I can think of to making these headphones "wireless":

You need two of these Bluetooth adapters; one set to broadcast from the TV or computer and the other set to receive plugged into the amp.

And this amp runs on batteries so no need to connect to wall outlet - these headphones still have to be directly wired to the amp.

u/ldeas_man · 2 pointsr/audio

so you'll need 2 things: phono pre-amp and a transmitter

a quick Amazon search shows no phono pre-amps with an ADC built in, and the only ones I can find are $150+. something like this Pyle phono stage, paired with this Tao Bluetooth transmitter

the 1Mii transmitter may be a bit better quality wise. it also doesn't require batteries, if that matters

I'm sure there's a better (perhaps all in one) solution than what I've provided, but it should work fine and be easily obtainable via Amazon

u/geeforce272 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I use this TaoTronics adapter, would highly recommend. Cheap enough (~$30 USD), super small, relatively straightforward setup. I'm pretty casual (current main games are Mario Kart and Tetris 99), but if there is any latency, it's not enough to bother me or even really notice.

u/FreddieTheDoggie · 2 pointsr/unpopularopinion

Mpow BH129 Bluetooth Receiver with CSR Chip for Better Music Quality,15 Hours Long Playing Time Bluetooth Adapter, Wireless Audio Car Kits with 1 Second Turn On/Off Button (Dual Link, Voice Assistant)

This seems like it would cover almost all need aside from old ipods/mp3 players, which could use the following in a pinch (or the wired option with the headphones as mentioned earlier:

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/hounvs · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Take two seconds to search "aptx aux Bluetooth" on Amazon.

It has nothing to do with firmware. It's a headphone jack, it outputs sound. The same devices also work on a Walkman.

Here's one that I found super quickly without digging into prices, quality, size, or aptx-ll. I'm sure there are better ones:

>TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

My point is that this is nothing new besides maybe using USB C as the input. The aux ones have existed for more than a decade (though most are the reverse and are Bluetooth receivers).

It's just kinda dumb to back a project on IndieGoGo so that maybe you'll get it in 2 years if they don't just run with the money (since IndieGoGo doesn't have protection against that).

u/vrgamerdude · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

Would kind of defeat the purpose of being wireless though.. But this got me thinking that one of those small 3.5mm Bluetooth transmitters might just do the trick nicely! [;]-)

u/therfws · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

I bought an adapter and it works perfectly. If there is any lag I cannot tell at all. It’s very small, adds no weight. Put a small square of Velcro (‘scratchy’ side) on the back and it’ll attach to the side of the quest with the built in ‘soft’ Velcro strip (usually for tightening headband). In a pinch it can also charge from the headset itself with a usbc to micro usb cable (bought separately).

Here is a picture and a link:

Adapter attached to quest

Amazon link

u/tinmun · 2 pointsr/sydney

The only way would be to connect the output audio from the TV into something that is capable of transmitting Bluetooth audio.

Something like this guy, or this other guy

u/rmsmoov · 2 pointsr/ShieldAndroidTV

I use the jbl live400bt .

They sound good for the price, the microphone isn't awesome. But bang for buck... pretty good.

If your not after a headset exactly ....
Consider this...

Key thoughts ...
Charge batteries while in use.
Transmit or receive,
Has internal battery.

How i use it
1# add Bluetooth TX to tv, game console, airplane seat, ect...

This is how I connect my bt headphones to the airplane. The seat has USB and audio for sound and charging.
Then your not tethered to the seat with wires everywhere.

Use to transmit to headphones in bed from tv or Media device.

2 add Bluetooth Rx to existing line input play from phone or Media device.

If your big old home stereo doesn't have Bluetooth.
If your car doesn't have Bluetooth but has line input jack for phone music...( Doesn't work for calls )

u/DJinOKC · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

I have one of these velcro'd to the top of my OGo:

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

And with the aptX low latency, I have virtually no sound latency. I'll be using it on my Quest, as well.

u/kevin12423 · 2 pointsr/iPhoneX

Anyone with a car or speakers without USB / Bluetooth do yourself a huge favor and buy one of these. Just plug the 3.5 mm cable into it and the car / speakers and you can connect your phone or whatever electronic through Bluetooth. It's what I used before I had carplay. It's seriously so much better than the shit dongle life.

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/LB311 · 2 pointsr/razerphone

Don’t see any reason as to why Bluetooth doesn’t work, so I can’t help you there but you can try a combination of this and something like this, which can do the Bluetooth stuff for your phone. Not the most elegant solution but it should work for your car.

Edit: for some reason reddit broke hyperlinks completely on both platforms so and

u/warinthestars · 2 pointsr/audio

You'll probably want to try somthing like this (assuming your TV has a 3.5mm Headphone out:

In terms of audio quality. You're quality will only be as good as it's weakest point. Bluetooth is known more for convenience than audiophile quality.

u/SlightTower · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you're looking for something to use while docked, I'd be sure to check this list before deciding on one. Wireless USB Headsets are definitely not universally working.

If you're looking for something wireless to play in handheld, you'll probably have to pick up a bluetooth transmitter like the Genki one.

You could probably manage both if you get a bluetooth headset and a 3.5mm bluetooth transmitter instead. Those are going to be more unsightly plugged in though.

u/dscreations · 2 pointsr/headphones

You could get a bluetooth adapter like this one

u/CBNathanael · 2 pointsr/headphones

> I'm currently using the soundblaster E3.

And just for clarification, it's a receiver, not a transceiver. The only AptX transceivers I've seen will only transmit using AptX, not receive it.

I originally purchased this transceiver and learned that lesson the hard way ;)

Edit: read the description for that unit, and now it's saying it WILL do AptX in receiver mode...weird because mine most definitely does not.

u/machiz7888 · 2 pointsr/airpods

I ordered this last year for my Bose QC 30s. I absolutely love it for flying, I've used it several times between LA and NYC and Europe without issue.

I have yet to try it with my Airpods (I still use the QC 30s when I fly for noise cancellation) but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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u/layl0m0 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

First post coming out of lurking for ages and feel obligated to share as I'm on the same boat, found a Bluetooth transmitter solution on Amazon. Not ideal but for $35 bucks I will be somewhat no auxiliary-future-smartphone ready. Plugs into the aux port in the car and communicates thorough Bluetooth with my phone and tablet.

Direct link:

Could have other less expensive models if you search but this has been reliable for me.

Hope this helps!

u/AutoGeek3000 · 2 pointsr/apple

Yep, or plug it into the stereo 3.5mm input to receive audio from your phone. There is a switch to go between RX/TX:

I've had a few people on the plane ask me how I'm using my Airpods with the seatback system.

u/BreakFromMonotony · 2 pointsr/headphones

For any of you Bluetooth pioneers:

I have a pair of B&O H7's that I purchased specifically so that I can use them while moving about my office while having audio/video streaming from my desktop computer. My problem is that they are at a noticeably lower volume while connected via Bluetooth to my computer, than they are when connected to my iPhone. Volume works great when connected via Bluetooth to phone, so I've concluded that it's a transmitter/computer issue. I have tried a simple USB Bluetooth transmitter, a more expensive USB Bluetooth transmitter, as well as an externally powered 3.5MM transmitter connected via an amp, and they all yield the same volume issues. I have also turned the volume all the way up on the headphones using the built-in controls.

Just curious if anyone has experienced similar, or has a recommendation for a transmitter setup that has better volume output? I just find it so weird that the issue doesn't exist when connected to my phone, that I'm positive there is SOME way to get it fixed with my computer.


u/tyler-86 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You can get something like this to plug into your Switch when you dock it so that you can use bluetooth headphones with it. It's powered by USB so maybe (ideally) you can power it off the Switch dock for a self-contained solution.

u/BlackKnightSix · 2 pointsr/Android

I have a "regular" 5.1 system in the living room that allows me to be on 1 input but have two inputs connected. One goes to my PC, and the other is basically an aux port where I plugged in a bluetooth receiver that is connected to an electrical socket and always on. You just pair up and is always ready. The surround system just overlaps the PC and BT audio if both are playing. I also have a 2.1 in the bedroom with a single input and I have the same kind of receiver connected (that one is powered by the included typical USB wall adapter). Something like this is what I have in the bedroom while I have the wall mount similar to this one in the living room.

I have been wanting this damn feature in google home for a while now. I got it free (mini) with my Pixel 2 but the only real use is asking for weather, timers, and occasional questions when talking to people and wanting a fact straightened out. I never cared for the music in the mini because it sucks for audio quality and sound propagation. I don't want to buy any chromecasts when my house speakers are wireless (bluetoothed) already. I especially like I can have my bedroom and living room both playing from a single source for the multi-room audio. Very cool.

u/rajington · 2 pointsr/googlehome

I have the Vizio P65 which, despite having Chromecast built in, does not have bluetooth. I ended up getting a bluetooth adapter for it but the experience is clunky. Not too bad though, if you want to go that route I used this one which has AptX and can play to two devices.

u/chiefjoefixit · 2 pointsr/gratefuldead

Go old school, and then add a bluetooth transmitter. Best of both worlds.

u/melonmizu · 2 pointsr/Doesthisexist

Yes but I’ve found that cheap ones are finicky.

I used this receiver/transmitter with my bluetooth speaker but theoretically you could connect one to itself cuz it has a switch to flip between receiving and transmitting. These things are battery powered and I leave mine plugged in so I don’t know how well it would fit your situation. But anywho it does exist in many forms

I’ve attached an amazon linkBluetooth transmitter/receiver

u/red286 · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Since it's BT 4.1, which by default has audio support, they've intentionally disabled it.

I'd recommend the MPOW BH045A if you can find one at a good price. Unfortunately, while it's $30 USD on, it's inexplicably $86 CAD on

u/w78342802 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Try this. Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver and Transmitter, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter, Pairing with 2 Bluetooth Headphones at Once in TX Mode, Built-in Mic for Hands-Free Calling in RX Mode

u/tunaman808 · 2 pointsr/AskTechnology

Yeah, this is quite a bit smaller, I think. I own an older version of that - same brand, but is a receiver only - and I'm pretty happy with it.

u/The_Keebla · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

This kinda adds Bluetooth to your car.

u/matthank · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I was at a bookstore once (long before the days of Amazon) and there was a guy there who was trying to get a copy of "Ringworld" by Larry Niven.

The clerk said they could not even order it, so I caught up with him on his way out and told him I had a copy, and would just give it to him.

He gave me his mailing address, and he was a teacher at a remote reserve who seldom made it to town. I mailed him the book, and that was the end of it. His name was John Dunn. {Am I banned? This happened in 1976}

I didn't was my brother's book anyway.

I hear that SyFy has made a miniseries of that book, and i am sure it will be lame.

u/Synctactic · 2 pointsr/scifi

If you liked Rendezvous with Rama, you will also like Ringworld by Larry Niven.

u/ajinab · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

Now, I don't use the word classic too often when referring to a novel, but in this case, I will. Probably the third or fourth sci-fi book I read. I was completely hooked from this book on :)

Larry Niven's Ringworld link above.

u/notheanix · 2 pointsr/furry

I too like books with anthro characters, but there is a lack of quality in what is available. Here is a short list of posted in an earlier thread:

I would recommend looking at the reviews on flayrah. Personally, I have not found much in the way of quality furry literature, but I have read a few.

The Sacred Book of The Werewolf by Victor Pelevin. There are two kinds of furry books: those writen by furries and those that are writen by non-furries. This is one of the latter. I do not have the time to give a full review, but if you like werewolves, kitsune, eastern philosophies, Russian culture (or at least curious about it) eastern and russian folklore, and supernatural romances, you might just like (I did). Furriness - 6, Quality - 10 [I want to add that this book has very mature scenes]

Ringworld by Larry Niven. This usually shows up somewhere on the top 100 sci fi novels. However, this is another book not written by a furry, and it shows since only one character could be classified as "furry". Furriness - 4, Quality - 10

Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling. I have not read much of this so far, but from what I have seen it is high fantasy. So far, I have not been impressed with the writing, which is why I haven't finished it. Furriness >5, Quality <6

In Wilder Lands by Jim Galford. Another high fantasy novel, but this one was much better written. I will be buying the sequel when comes out, for whatever it is worth. It does have a few problems, namely that many characters and the world need to be fleshed out more. Furriness - 9, Quality - 7.

Spice and Wolf by Isuna Hasekura. Yes, I know it is not exactly furry, but OP may still like it. One of the main character is a wolf "god" who takes the form a young woman, and the other is a traveling merchant. The setting is largely inspired by post dark ages Europe and is not overwhelmed with fantasy brickabrack. Furriness - 2, Quality - 8

I am going to pick up Red Sails in the Fallout tomorrow for my kindle, since the sample is holding my interest. I might also pick up Argo and Ten Thousand Miles Up. These last two books are short stories not novels.

Edit: misspelled book

u/iamasadmonkey · 2 pointsr/printSF

I see 179 used at Amazon, plus new in MM, Hardback and Audio CD. And that's just at amazon.

Try this link:

u/HellFire_Red · 2 pointsr/WTF

It's from this.

u/MrAristo · 2 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

You may be interested in reading about Larry Niven's Ringworld novel, as it explores these same ideas.

More Information:

u/Zeag · 2 pointsr/Lexus

With a cassette player, you're actually less screwed than with a CD player. Just get a Cassette to Aux adapter!

u/poolecl · 2 pointsr/SubaruForester

I like using an FM modulator like this.

I go to the junk yard and get an extra fog light switch to control it so it matches the car and doesn't look obtrusive. Other than the random audio wire hanging out.

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u/GearGuy2001 · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Well chances are your factory radio has no inputs on the back, Ive read where people open em up and solder in a wire but thats about all I know.

Just a thought but they might make a passthrough cable for the antenna to input a 3.5mm cable but not sure. Thats about the only input a factory radio would have.

Scosche is so-so quality but this is what you'd be looking for:

u/ssmy · 2 pointsr/cars

If you aren't super picky and just want it to work, a wired FM modulator is a pretty good solution. Not too much work (just need power, and plugs in where your antenna goes in). Wireless is usually way too noisy. An aftermarket stereo is probably an even better option, but that could be a bit more money.

u/jvgreene · 2 pointsr/cars

I've got one of these, works great and is pretty cheap. I hid the little input/switch panel in the storage space under the radio.

u/corn_of_action · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Check this out.

If you can figure out how to install this yourself, it actually disconnects your car's antenna and inserts its own signal, perfectly clear. It would be much cheaper than a new stereo.

u/djkrugger · 2 pointsr/CarAV

What you want is a wired FM modulator, it will be better than the wireless but is still crappy compared to a proper line in. If you're on a budget check in a junkyard they usually have used aftermarket radios for little money, if you get one of the same brand of yours probably won't even need to touch the wiring.

u/Tyrannosaurus-WRX · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Get one of these guys.

It's a fm transmitter but is wired, it'll require you to pull out your stereo to get to the fm antenna wire, but works far better than the wireless fm transmitters at overpowering random station bleed

u/bradwardlaw · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Well shit, my advice would be to not waste any more money trying to make something broken work and pick up a new head unit. There are several resources in the sidebar it and crutchfield is a good place to find what you need for your specific car all in one place- once you have the parts in your cart out you can find the best price from amazon/newegg/etc.. Just my $0.02, otherwise if you just want to plug your ipod into something this kind of thing exists:

u/srgramrod · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

If you can get behind your radio, this should help out. $40 and crystal clear audio since it hijacks your cars antenna when turned on (same why a Sirius satellite radio works)

u/ProtestTheBeero · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

The X-Mini speakers are pretty good for their size - they charge via USB. There's a newer Bluetooth model now, too.

u/churnopol · 2 pointsr/gadgets

One of my DJs has two iMics and I have two iMics. I'm testing them right now on his Windows 7 laptop. The laptop has only two poorly powered USB ports.

I have 4 old X-mini II Capsule speakers (you can get them cheaper on ebay)

Their internal batteries have been dead for months and are being charged by a 4 port usb wall charger. I have to use a wall charger because my USB hub has only 4 ports and they're occupied by the iMics. For their size they can get pretty loud.

The usb hub is this cheap one I got a Rite-Aid. There's enough to power all iMics, but I'm using a USB splitter cable just incase.

I have 4 speakers plugged into 4 seperate iMics which is plugged into one windows 7 laptop. This setup does work. I'm using iTunes and changing the sound drivers and hearing music from different speakers. On this laptop the DJ uses Torq, in the audio preferences I can preview an mp3 on one iMic while the current song is playing through another.

On my mac I can use 4 iMics with garage band (as an output only). The DJ software I use is Megaseg, I can play an mp3 on each of the speakers at the same time if I tweak with the settings enough.

Four iMics work. Save some $$$. Get iMics

u/wowultimation · 2 pointsr/longboarding

You should look into an x-mini speaker. I have one, and it's pretty good. Cheap, loud, and surprisingly good sound quality, and also easily portable.

u/djundertown · 2 pointsr/DJs

The Crossfades are amazing. Be warned though, they are LOUD. I got the gunmetal ones and I love them.

EDIT: The carry case is nice as well. It has two velcro storage pannels similar the the [Grid-It] ( panels.

u/markantonio37 · 2 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Right now, I am working at a software company, but when I was still in school, this was what I had:

I own a High Sierra Tank messenger bag. This is definitely not the best bag. One side of the shoulder strap is sewn directly to the bag, and the other is poorly attached to the opposite side. In it, I would carry my

  • Lenovo G510
  • A water bottle
  • TI-89
  • Patriot 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive
  • Cross Pen/Pencil/Stylus combo
  • Scratch paper (A4 paper divided into 6)
  • A few notebooks (gridded, of course)
  • A Gerber folding knife
  • Various other writing instruments
  • Microsoft Arc wireless mouse
  • Various USB cables (people are always asking for them)
  • One or two powerbanks (like above, people are always looking for them)
  • A pair or two of earbuds for studying (again, people always need these)

    All the loose items above I carry in a Grird-It Cocoon Organizer, which looks really cool.
u/kakuna · 2 pointsr/bicycling

To me it looks like one of those boards with the grid of elastic straps that they market as being able to organize your electronics and other knickknacks.

While impractical, you could design 'em to hold some shop stuff...

E: Like this:

u/CallMeBinkley3 · 2 pointsr/EDC

It will change your life. Link

u/xnavyguy · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Just thinking about your problem and keeping your tank and mod upright in your backpack during the day.......I travel a lot for business and also pleasure (wildlife photography) and I carry a ton of gear with me when I fly. For Christmas my BIL gave me a very cool gift to help keep all of my cords and stuff organized. It's a Grid-It organizer [click here for link] (

They're pretty cheap and not only could this hold your mod and tank upright in your backpack, it could hold other items such as juice, etc...

Hope this helps

u/MarcusBrody96 · 2 pointsr/onebag

You might also want to try a grid it. I've never used it and I probably would never use it but some people seem to like them.

Also, to take things to new heights of ridiculousness I got one of these when the plastic envelope I've been using for years is still in very good condition.

u/olhas · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

You can also buy only the organiser thing

u/JealousKnight · 2 pointsr/EDC

That Grid organizer is the bees knees. I must have one.

u/jlee14 · 2 pointsr/iphone

I'm going to go right ahead and agree with this guy, you can go the Bluetooth route.


GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with...

Had this for a few years and it works perfectly. It's worth if you really want to play your favorite songs in the car for sure. It also has the added bonus of hands free calls, but it's mediocre at best it works but it could be better.

u/z64dan · 2 pointsr/Austin

I bought this for my car, it connects with bluetooth and transmits over FM:

Of course, this wouldn't help with Waze or anything like that...

u/pressbutton · 2 pointsr/melbourne

Was literally looking at this today

How cool is that thing

u/Gundato · 2 pointsr/roosterteeth

Definitely consider the transmitter. Older models used to have serious interference problems, in large part because the wire connecting the MP3 player/whatever acted as an antenna in and of itself. Bluetooth models (and probably anything with a shielded wire) have fewer issues as it is intended to be an antenna so it doesn't interfere (think of it as the difference between a pipe that only leaks a drip rather than a spray).

I recently purchased a bluetooth one since my car's cd player has been crapping out and I am going to be driving cross country in a few weeks.

In limited testing, it works fairly well. I still get a bit of noise at times (I am in an area with a lot of FM radio stations and I basically drive toward a giant one every morning), but it is at least comparable to listening to normal radio. For what it is worth, it is currently outputting in between two other stations (88.4 in between 88.3 and 88.5), so it is definitely able to work in busy areas and can work a lot better if I could be arsed to find a more free frequency.

And if you would rather use an MP3 player or anything else that can't connect by bluetooth, that model also has a normal audio in port. And either way, you can still use your port to charge your phone/whatever since it has a USB charging port too (that may or may not act as an input).

u/wiiv · 2 pointsr/Android

I have a Gogroove Flexsmart x2 and it's great, been using it daily for a couple years. Has a FM modulator in case you don't have an aux in, has a USB charging port for your phone (since it plugs into the 12v jack), and independent volume/play/pause/track fwd/track back. I don't have to pull my phone out of my pocket at all.

u/dumbasfick · 2 pointsr/Trucks

This is the best FM transmitter on the market in my opinion, fantastic sound quality, adjust to any frequency, blue tooth so no cord, charges phone if needed and powerful enough to overpower strong local stations.

Can't recommend it enough

u/jyank · 2 pointsr/Music

I was in a similar situation as you (my car doesn't have a AUX or bluetooth hookup), but I found this and it works amazingly. Now I can play as much as I want in the car considering that also will charge your phone as well.

u/bigjaymck · 2 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

Absolutely! When I was in a cruiser, I'd usually have it on the local classic/alternative rock station (though night shift did require Coast to Coast when I could get it). Unfortunately, I'm kinda on the fringe of the rock station's coverage, and now that I'm on a motor, all the extra electronics mean I usually can't pull it in. Instead, I use on of these to listen to tunes... it connects to my phone via bluetooth (allowing some basic controls - play/pause, skip, repeat) and then has an FM transmitter to the stereo.

u/drk_dnm · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

GOgroove Flexsmart Hands down the best FM transmitter I've ever come across. Pro-tip... if you can do without AM/FM most of the time I'd suggest removing your antenna to make things work even better, if that's an option.

u/jskoker · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Name has to be Roxane with an interior like that

Stuff to get:

FM transmitter. Can not stress how wonderful this is on a long drive. Radio music is crap so you can play your own songs or Spotify. I had this one in my last car and it worked fantastic, but I'm sure cheaper ones work just as well. Lets you charge at the same time too.

If you live where ice is this is the best ice scraper you will ever own.

u/EmoticonSandwhich · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/YankeeATZ · 2 pointsr/Austin

It's not the fanciest solution, but I use this:

My car stereo doesn't even have an AUX input and the way the stereo is integrated into the dash, no easy way to install an aftermarket stereo. The GoGroove connects to your phone with Bluetooth, and then transmits the signal over FM to your car stereo. I've had other FM transmitters over the years and this is the best I've used.

Of course it's not perfect. If you need to do important phone conferences from your car, I'd get something nicer. For the occasional call, this works pretty well. I use it more for streaming music from my phone than for calls.

u/ZaMoS92 · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Before upgrading my head unit I used this fm transmitter that I bought on Amazon without much problems. The only problem being that there would be interference when driving next to a bus, but it wasn't a big issue. 2 years and it was going strong but gave it to my dad when I upgraded my head unit. He hasn't mentioned any issues since he's had it so it must still be going strong

This is the transmitter: GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Charging , Music Control , and Hands-Free Calling - Works with iPhone , Samsung , HTC , LG , Sony , Motorola , Nokia & Many More!

u/criticalemergency · 2 pointsr/nexus6

I used this one for two years before I went from no Aux, no cassette deck to all Bluetooth everyone. It works great, great sound. Really the big limitations are finding an open FM frequency in your area and how good your car's speakers are.

u/jnc_ · 2 pointsr/nova

What kind of a radio do you have?

Is it one of those old-old radios with a cassette player?

You can use one of these to connect your phone using the headphone jack. I have no idea how they work, but they are magic.

If it's one of those new ones that only has the CD player (or only has radio), use a Bluetooth FM modulator. You connect your phone to it via Bluetooth and then listen to audio on an FM radio band. I went through a few of them until I got the one that had decent sound quality. The cheaper ones are trash.

This is what I have:

u/banjaxe · 2 pointsr/techsupport

I always figured that the FM transmitters were ALL junk since the FCC crippled the output power but then I picked up one of these and I have no complaints. I have expensive headphones, dac/amp and I care about sound quality, and it's perfectly acceptable.

Note: I really do believe it's in violation of the max allowed output power, because it will stomp on somewhat nearby FM stations. Worth every dollar.

u/BOBARTICUS · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

If you guys are going to be driving relatively close together the make Bluetooth to FM transmitters.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Non-mobile: I can vouch for its clarity as I used it for about a year.

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/cheezgear · 2 pointsr/iphone

I use this FM Transmitter and it is hands down the best I've had.

With my old iTrip and Belkin transmitters I would always have to hold onto it to get a decent signal. The only problem is that the one I have now was pricier, depends how much you want to spend.

u/AdolfKitler · 2 pointsr/nexus4

I recommend using this. Works great with my N4.

u/dinedal · 2 pointsr/iphone

Just ordered this:

I got it because it does both FM and AUX output, Bluetooth to any phone, doesn't have to be charged, and costs $50 less then the TuneLink

u/JesusFartedToo · 2 pointsr/iphone

This one is the best:

If you're on a budget, the Griffin iTrip Universal is okay too.

u/Burnt_Couch · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I've got this one, it works great. I have to occasionally change the station I pick it up on when I travel long distances but it transmits great sound quality I think.

u/dontheteaman · 2 pointsr/MotoX

I've been using the flex smart for a while now. Never any static. The thing is great.

u/Fweebers · 2 pointsr/pics

I had one and loved it. I guess someone else loved it more because they broke into my car and stole it.

u/Pargethor · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

HEY! do some research, take the proper steps and it can be an excellent option. Investing about $30-$50 in a decent transmitter will do you a lot of good. I have had this one for at least a year now and haven't a single issue. There are a couple models that might be better, mine is kind of outdated. If possible, disconnect your radio antenna if you don't ever plan on listening to the radio (such is my case).

Find an obscure channel to broadcast on (the transmitter should find one good enough) and it should come through crystal clear. I have an outlet in my console that the transmitter is in, set to the channel, and my radio never changes stations, so I every time I get in my car my phone wirelessly connects to the transmitter and Spotify begins playing. Haven't listened to the radio in ages, and it's wonderful. I never touch the thing but it has some pretty cool call features too.

Edit. I live near Detroit and there are plenty of stations around that give me no problems.

u/Toomuchconfusion · 2 pointsr/iphone

I spent some time researching this, and this one has the best reviews on amazon. I've had it for about two weeks so far and it works great!

u/yetiman223 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

What most people will tell you is that there is no such thing as good wireless speakers, you'll save more money, time, and heartache if you go wired.


One solution is to get a standard stereo setup and use a wireless converter to wirelessly send audio from your device to your speakers or from a device to your TV speakers. Something like this (although there are cheaper products out there for less)

I've also heard this speaker set up is decent but it'll cost you around $150. I personally use a lot of wireless Logitech devices and have never had a problem, but I have no personal experience with their sound quality.

I'd recommend getting some decent passive speakers and a cheap receiver and just stay plugged in. You'll get the best sound quality possible while only spending as low as $120.

u/jackdriper · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Why are you interested in those speakers? I don't think anyone here can, in good conscience, recommend you buy a $700 bluetooth speaker. It would be so much better of a purchase to buy a $99 Airport Express and $600 on speakers that will actually sound good. Wifi is going to be better quality than bluetooth, but if you need BT for some reason, there's this $40 Logitech.

To me, the products you mention have three strikes against them: 1. They're bluetooth - bluetooth speakers tend to have awful price/performance ratios. 2. They're effectively a soundbar - bad drivers, bad enclosure, and you definitely can't place it somewhere to improve acoustics. 3. It's Sony - they're not an audio company anymore. Don't buy their sound equipment.

But I guess if you need an all-in-one speaker system that supports bluetooth and you have a budget of $700 and are deaf, then they'll be a decent purchase.

u/Vincentvega641 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

I have a similar setup that I use for an outdoor set up. I have a pair of These Klipsch Speakers paired with this Lepai amp and this Logitech blutooth receiver. The lepai has more than enough power to drive the klipsch speakers to very high volumes. Plus the amp is super cheap, so if anything ever happens to it you can just throw it away and get another.

u/mikeykt · 2 pointsr/hometheater

Reciever: Denon AVR-E200. Great entry level unit, and I have had nothing but good experience with Denon.

Speakers: Polk Audio RM705. Good entry level full kit. Upgrade front channels when the money becomes available.

Bluetooth: Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter. I have one. Works flawlessly for Bluetooth.

Hope this was helpful.

u/gunch · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Buy a bluetooth receiver, plug it into that amp. Plug speakers into that amp. Pair your phone to the bluetooth receiver. Open winamp/iTunes on your phone.

And Bob's your uncle.

u/mraligondor · 2 pointsr/apple

Logitech Bluetooth adapter. Got mine a couple months ago. Works like a charm, haven't had any problems.
30 bucks on amazon

u/Curmud6e0n · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Cheap is pretty relative. This was the cheap option I recommended to my much-wealthier-than-I father to resolve the problem. He loves it. (at the time, this was about $200)

VIZIO S4251w-B4 42-Inch 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer & Satellite Speakers (2013 Model)

This is what I have, and it works great. (at the time this was $100)

Yamaha ATS-1010BL Factory Refurbished Front Surround System

Really, anything 5.1 will be a big improvement, if it allows you customize volume by channel/ speaker, your even better off.

I'm not going to rival a movie theater with this, and the virtual surround isn't great, but I can watch action movies with my daughter sleeping in the other room, and still hear all the dialogue without riding the volume controls the whole time.

u/what_other_account · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I have one of those 5.1 surround sounds with the bar speaker in the front. Here it is on Amazon. I wonder if this one has the Dynamic Range Compression capability.

u/mctugmutton · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I purchased this Vizio soundbar and I love it. I don't have the money yet to go for an official surround sound system, but this is leaps and bounds better than the TV speakers.

u/maralieus · 2 pointsr/PS4

Check out the vizio 40" soundbar with wireless subwoofer. You can get them new for 300 bucks but if you look out for sales more like the 200 bucks I paid on they are 5.1 have optical input for the ps4 and have Bluetooth for playing music and whatnot from your phone. I love them. If you have a small room they will really sound awesome!


u/mistical · 2 pointsr/AskTechnology

The following should work with their TV so that they can simultaneously use the TV speakers for him and the Toslink/RCA hookup for her. I won't give guarantee's but it should since it's at least a newer TV model since you mention it being a smart TV. So if you wanted to buy the bluetooth transmitter and test it it out with a bluetooth device/speaker you already own (if any) before going any further, you could do that.

I did a similar hookup for my SO's family for different reasons, and set them up with this bluetooth transmitter (it has aptX support too): - There are other devices out there like this, this was a relatively cheap option for them and having never used it before, it worked and with no problems. I'll likely pick one up myself for future use too.

I didn't set them up with bluetooth (wireless) headphones but instead bluetooth speakers. But I'd highly recommend looking for bluetooth headphones that support the aptX codec (preferably with Low Latency) so the voices are in sync as much as possible if not perfect. I've seen the difference with and without it as well as it annoys more people without it and it's noticeable.

I'm not sure of your price range for the bluetooth headphones, but here are a few from Amazon that support aptX and SOME (not all) with Low Latency too:

u/SeafoodDuder · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Jaybird X3

MEE Audio Matrix 2

If you can stretch the budget another $80-ish then:

Sennheiser Urbanite XL

It's hard with wireless headphones because there just aren't many with good sound quality or many in general.

u/Anortix · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'd recommend this one over that

u/SnoWidget · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget: rough 50 to 150 USD

Source: plugging it into my desktop

No isolation required

Not being used in public

preferred full sized

Preferred balanced

The last headphones I was using was MEE Maxtrix2, they were fairly good headphones but broke on me, I'm basically looking for a pair of wireless headphones that are very durable.

u/dubdad · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Try these out as well, my family likes them, great sq and battery life.

u/catalystAlpha · 2 pointsr/jailbreak

quicktime with

use to get audio in to your mac:

be sure to change the audio in the quicktime settings so it comes from the usb.

u/_______o-o_______ · 2 pointsr/mac

There are plenty of cheap USB to 3.5mm products available. I'd steer away from the generic Chinese knockoff brands, and go with a brand name model. I used to use the Griffin iMic with no issues for a couple years, but Audio Technica makes one as well which is a bit cheaper.

u/RamblinWreckGT · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

This is the one I bought at first; it worked great until the wire started wearing out in a few months. Then I got this one:

I got it since it had no wire, but I can't really recommend it as it made my volume weirdly high. I have it set on 1 in Windows (where I would have it on 20 before) and it's just as loud as it would have been on 20.

EDIT: Also note if you use Asio4All drivers, you'll also have to make it the default in the driver settings too.

u/wackywabbit · 2 pointsr/Ford

Audio-Technica ATR2USB 3.5mm to USB Audio Adapter

Not sure if would work in a car. Looks cool.

u/SovereignNation · 2 pointsr/headphones

Huh. Do you have a setting on your computer that lets you flip the left and right sound? I know my computer's audio driver had a setting like that. You could try and find out if you have a setting like that. Could save you the trouble. Stupid question to end with: did you have your headphones on the proper way?

Otherwise there is this. Should work I guess....

u/Nordo6 · 2 pointsr/headphones

I did what you did and searched my way through reddit. Messaged a few people, and the one person that messaged me back with a resolution showed me this little usb dongle with a powered mic in port. I was actually gonna buy something like a soundblaster g5 until he showed me this, and it actually works quite well. It elimintates most, if not all static.

u/Hefty_Zygote · 2 pointsr/Guitar

It's a little dingus that plugs into your cigarette lighter and into your phone. It takes the music from your phone, and beams it to an FM channel. Here's one on Amazon.

u/lordvadr · 2 pointsr/HamRadio

There's kinda a lot going on here that needs some correction. For one, a ham license (it's not an acronym, so it's not a HAM license) doesn't just let you broadcast anything anywhere...there are some very specific bands.

Second, when you said "FM transmitter", my first thought was one of those little audio transmitters that they make to connect an audio source to any standard FM broadcast radio receiver like this. It's those that have the 200 foot regulation.

FM is a modulation scheme, so you can modulate anything FM on essentially any frequency...but then you mention ~5GHz, and the frequencies are near, but not entirely within the 5.8GHz ISM band range, for which you need no license--however there are still restrictions on what you can and can't do. So I don't really know what exactly you're trying to accomplish, and it seems like neither do you--and that's not me being a dick to you or anything...we get it, this is complicated.

Why don't you just like the device you're wanting to buy so we can read some more info on it.

u/IdyllwildGal · 2 pointsr/blogsnark

I have this Oontz Angle speaker that I use to listen to music while I'm working. The sound is great, and it was under $30. The only thing I don't like about it is that when it needs to be recharged, it just shuts off -- no warning. But for the price, it's a great little speaker.

u/JakeMegaByte · 2 pointsr/videos

There are some very well built and cheap waterproof speakers for literally $30 that get loud. I'm pretty sure that extra $200 is just profit.

EDIT: here's the one

u/gravity523 · 2 pointsr/FireflyFestival
u/bensly · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I was hoping if be able to do this with my receiver, but it just wasn't possible. I ended up buying a cheaper Bluetooth speaker and it gets the job done perfectly running Spotify on my phone. Might be your best option as well

This is the speaker I bought if you're interested:
OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker

u/goodhur · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I personally use the Vaux speaker for the dot. Sound is ok not great. Good enough for podcasts and kitchen music it uses the aux cable. I don't have an echo to compare sound quality. Having the battery powered dot and speaker is nice. I use it way more than expected. The Vaux also has an additional aux in for plugging in another device. Haven't had much use for the additional aux in.

I also got taotronics 4.0 Bluetooth receiver for my existing stereo in the adjoining room. Pretty cool that it has an optical out and can be paired with more than one device. I can then route the audio to the stereo by saying "Alexa connect to speaker".

The Oontz angle series speakers are bad, a bit boomy though. However it is an option.

VAUX Cordless Home Speaker + Portable Battery for Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 Black/Carbon

TaoTronics Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver, Digital Optical TOSLINK and 3.5mm Wireless Audio Adapter for TV / Home Stereo System - aptX Low Latency

Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Next Generation Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker : Louder Volume 10W+, More Bass, Water Resistant, Perfect Speaker for Golf, Beach, Shower & Home (Black)

u/souprtrooper · 2 pointsr/Bluetooth_Speakers

OontZ Angle 3 New Enhanced Edition Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 100ft Wireless Range, Volume Booster AMP 10 Watts Power, Custom Bass Radiator, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound, IPX5 Splashproof

u/PopWhatMagnitude · 2 pointsr/CrappyDesign

It was this one by the way OontZ Angle 3.

Not sure if mine was gen 3 or not, my dad still uses it, but I upgraded because after like a year of full volume bass heavy songs I could just start to hear one of the speakers starting to go. But it's so slight my dad doesn't even hear it.

I'd set it on a little wash cloth or something if I needed to make it stay put.

u/MaviePhresh · 2 pointsr/gadgets

You can get a pretty nice one for $200. You can get a decent one in the $40 range that will suite your needs. I've had the Oontz angle and it's plenty loud and works fine. But you could spring for the JBL Flip which is really quite nice.

u/roundrocktx · 2 pointsr/portablespeakers

I'd give this a go. Seems to be pretty popular and well reviewed. I can't imagine much else with that budget.

u/sbeckas · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

Learned about this inexpensive speaker $28.00 adequate for me.
Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Next Generation Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker : Louder Volume 10W+, More Bass, Water Resistant, Perfect Speaker for Golf, Beach, Shower & Home (Black)

u/Androgymoose · 2 pointsr/RedditInReddit
u/awolfoutwest · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I don't see how you can do better than the Anker SoundCore. ~$26 and 24-hour battery life. It will power off if I remove the Bluetooth source, but otherwise stays active. Not sure if aux cable keeps it alive.

u/3sleeves · 2 pointsr/OP1users

I got one of these Anker speakers for someone recently and it bumps! Plus it has a 24 hour battery!

I'll be replacing my current Photive speaker very soon probably...doesn't have as much low end as the Anker and the battery only lasts about 7 to 8 hours max. It is waterproof though and sounds great in the shower!

u/BlueAppleseed · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I'm not an expert on bluetooth speakers, but the Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker seems like it would work for you::

u/vonsmor · 2 pointsr/ipadmusic

This Anker speaker is a pretty impressive rechargeable wireless Bluetooth speaker for $33

Not super bass heavy, so it wouldn't be an awful choice for production. There are $80-100 powered studio monitors that will give you a flatter sound more ideal for mixing, but you will have to deal with wires and connections etc.

u/drunkbackpacker · 2 pointsr/camping
u/Sisco-Kid · 2 pointsr/Machinists

I have this one and have zero complaints. Sounds good and gets loud enough I can hear over my machines. Battery life is impressive as well.

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker with Loud Stereo Sound, Rich Bass, 24-Hour Playtime, 66 ft Bluetooth Range, Built-in Mic. Perfect Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone, Samsung and More

u/lastnerdstanding · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS8

I think you can get pretty much any that are good. Here's a high rated Anker speaker:

u/GraysInsanity · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Try Amazon basic speakers or Anker ones. Definitely not bifl, but are of decent quality compared to cheap Chinese ones.

Bigger Anker slightly out of budget

u/kintops · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I can definitely vouch for Anker as bluetooth speakers!!! I personally have this one and LOVE it and its incredible battery

u/eMperror_ · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/adderrson · 2 pointsr/dropmix

Personally I'd recommend the anker soundcore, it's a great value portable bluetooth speaker with punchy bass (for it's small form factor) and up to 24 hours of battery life to a charge for about $25

u/Weird_With_A_Beard · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I've been using this one and like it.

u/archaegeo · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

Works, awesome, 24hr playtime so have to charge it about 1x a week so far, depending on use.

u/thefunkylemon · 2 pointsr/HelpMeFind

Try the Anker SoundSync Drive. As long as your car's adapter port shuts off when your car does, it will also shut off too

u/Recoil42 · 2 pointsr/cars

Can't say I agree with you on A/C, but everything else is spot-on.

The biggest thing with bluetooth is that you can actually add it yourself, with any car that has an aux jack already... for like $20.

Like... bam.

People act like it's a vital feature that you could never not have built-into the car.

Meanwhile, go ahead and try to add a backup camera to a car gracefully. It's doable, but you'll still be doing some surgery every single time.

u/PacketHumper · 2 pointsr/prius

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

Not the exact one I had but it’s similar. Our 07 Prius was totaled by law enforcement. Our new is a 2014 5. I used the little Bluetooth adapter for 6 years in that car. Best car I’ve ever owned.

u/Dain42 · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Honestly, I know you already have the Pi around and all, but once you spend money on materials (and you would need some to accomplish something like this), you'll be better off buying a moderately priced Bluetooth receiver like this one.

Between accounting for trying to shut down cleanly on a power loss when the car shuts off (so as to not corrupt or damage the SD card), and buying a case and mounting hardware for in the car, it'll almost certainly be cheaper, and it'll definitely be less frustrating. The Pi has a significant boot time, for one, so bluetooth audio wouldn't be available for a minute or so after starting the car, which would either mean waiting in the driveway with the car on waiting for it to boot, or fiddling with connecting your phone while on the road, which isn't safe. And there are plenty of other challenges to get around, too.

I'm absolutely not down on trying things out and going DIY. If you're looking to do this as a fun exercise in order to learn something, then you should still do it, but if you're doing it because you actually want a bluetooth receiver, there's just no way that the Pi is going to be more cost-effective or sanity-friendly. If you're looking to learn about wheels, it sometimes makes sense to do the work to reinvent them, but if you're actually trying to make something practical that happens to have tires, you're probably better off just buying pre-made ones, you know what I mean?

u/JimmyRUDEjam · 2 pointsr/iphone

I use the Anker SoundSync with a 2 port USB power outlet in my vehicle and it works great. Connects up extremely quickly and automatically when I power the car on. I can charge no problem, does phone calls and music, there's no buzzing and it's low profile and hidden out of the way. If I wanted to I could probably route it into the glove box to be even more hidden but that doesn't seem necessary.

u/sleepyguy007 · 2 pointsr/BMW

to be fair the lightning based iphones werent out when the F30 cars were designed. but yeah.... at the very least make them let you try a lightning Y cable to test if it does teh trick (it is not cheap).

if it isn't a must you could go with a aux to bluetooth adapter like thisL:

which is i resorted to (i have an android phone, but the android phone support was pretty bad too)

u/squirrelist · 2 pointsr/iphone

I recommend a Bluetooth adapter like this one. It adds Bluetooth capability to your car for music and calls.

u/randybruder · 2 pointsr/ipod

Ok, you don't want the dongle. Why not just get a bluetooth audio receiver, like this? Still a hell of a lot cheaper then buying an iPod.

u/jawnsy · 2 pointsr/anker
u/Brutus1979 · 2 pointsr/MINI

If your car has the Aux input installed then you can purchase.

it will not work with the button on steering wheel but would give you phone calls and audio streaming to your radio.

u/Sneeko · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS9

Interesting. I don't even have Bluetooth built-in in my '09 Civic, but use one of these and the audio coming from my S9+ is flawless. I use Pandora, DSub (a SubSonic client), and Power Amp for music and haven't had any issues with any of them.

u/cd419 · 2 pointsr/iphone

This is what you really need!!

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

u/ninjawa · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I've been using the Anker SoundSync with my Pixel XL with no issues.

u/noelsusman · 2 pointsr/oneplus

This is my setup. It let's you power the bluetooth and charge your phone off the same cigarette lighter. Not making excuses for them, just sharing what works for me. One thing to note is that the charging can be pretty slow. With the screen on and navigation and playing a podcast it may not even be able to keep it from draining.

u/Pizzzathehutt · 2 pointsr/scion

Not sure what Anker you saw, but I got one of these a week or two ago and so far its been great.

The only downside is that it can only handle being paired to one device at a time. So if my wife wants to connect I have to unpair it from my phone before she can pair with it.

u/PoonOnTheMoon314 · 2 pointsr/G37

This is what I have:

Nulaxy Bluetooth Car FM Transmitter Audio Adapter Receiver Wireless Hands Free Car Kit W 1.44 Inch Display - KM18 Black

Works great and theres no sound clarity issues either

u/dalazybastards · 2 pointsr/B5Audi

100% agree. After owning 5 b5’s and loving having a factory console. This is the way to go.

u/sousss · 2 pointsr/cars

If you have a cigarette lighter, use this.

It transmits through bluetooth and it also comes with an aux cable if you want to plug in an iPod or mp3 player. I use it on my 2001 Acura MDX. Let me know if you have any questions.

u/Digitlnoize · 2 pointsr/ShittyLifeProTips

It was years ago and I don't see the exact model on first glance through Amazon, but it's essentially similar to this one:

The point is that there are options better than buying a new car if you don't have Bluetooth. This is by far the cheapest option. Installing a new aftermarket stereo is another, which would run around $100 bucks plus installation (or DIY) at least for a solid unit with Bluetooth.

u/weaponwang · 2 pointsr/cars
u/Dnlyfe30 · 2 pointsr/jetta

Nulaxy Wireless in-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit W 1.44 Inch Display Supports TF/SD Card and USB Car Charger for All Smartphones Audio Players

u/Jwr32 · 2 pointsr/iphone

I used to use them but I got this Bluetooth adapter that goes into the outlet on the car. Connect to phone via Bluetooth and to car via empty radio station. Really neat and has pause/play, skip song/go back, answer phone button etc.

check it out

u/TexturedSoyProtein · 2 pointsr/essential

There are a bunch of FM transmitters that are only a little bit bigger than a regular car charger, and have different higher powered USB ports on them that may work for you.


This one is from Anker, it doesn't have any specific quick charge standard, but it does have "intelligent" USB ports. Usually these do a good job of keeping things topped up.



There are some other random ones with 2 USB ports and at least 1 of them is QC3.0:



And this one, the FM transmitter controls are on a gooseneck thing, but the second non-QC3.0 USB port is 2.4A, if you care about such things.


u/antoniom93 · 2 pointsr/galaxys10

I really like the Anker products so here is what I currently use. I like how small it is.

u/dbzogre · 2 pointsr/audible

I have used alot of FM to bluetooth transmitters.
I love this one.

Roav SmartCharge F0, by Anker, Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Receiver, Car Charger with Bluetooth 4.2, 2 USB Ports, PowerIQ, and AUX Output (No Dedicated App)

u/HobagWillis · 2 pointsr/houston

This is the one I have, it's actually $17. Just keep your radio on 88.1 or similar low frequency and it has a strong signal, works great. The first one I'd tried couldn't overpower static but this one works great.

Roav Anker, SmartCharge F0 FM Transmitter/Bluetooth Receiver/Car Charger

u/FoferJ · 2 pointsr/AndroidTV

The lack of Bluetooth audio support on many (if not most) of Sony's AndroidTV's has been discussed and complained about for years now. It's there on only a handful of the most expensive sets, but the large majority of models doesn't have it (despite whatever "new" version of Android is installed.) It's disappointing. However, there is a cheap workaround. Get one of these and plug it into the TV's headphone (audio out) port. I have this one and it works fine, no lag.

u/TheBlack_Swordsman · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I know this isn't what you asked for but I bought one of these and it works great so far. Let's you connect any 3.5mm to a Bluetooth receiver that's small and it has a mic you can talk through.

It's both a transmitter and receiver.

If you want a cheaper one that is only a receiver, this one will do.

u/buckus69 · 2 pointsr/uberdrivers

You can get a bluetooth receiever that plugs into your aux port or transmit on FM.

Here's a popular model on Amazon

u/marshmallowlips · 2 pointsr/instant_regret

Yep. They make nice little ones that just plug into your cigarette port!!

u/motohop · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

If you decided to go this route..

Wire up this guy:

Add this guy:

Probably waterproof the whole thing up a bit, and stuff it somewhere safe.

But definitely confirm the FM solution works first. The manual seems to indicate that, but I haven’t personally tested/confirmed that FM sharing still allows communication.

u/midri · 2 pointsr/XTerra

ROAV (subsidiary of ANKER) makes a great bluetooth -> fm transmitter that has 2x quick charge ports. Link

u/obi_wan_keblowme · 1 pointr/Dodge

Keep the radio as is and get one of these, much cheaper and easier solution.

Anker Roav SmartCharge F0 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, Audio Adapter and Receiver, Hands-Free Calling, MP3 Car Charger with 2 USB Ports, PowerIQ, and AUX Output (No Dedicated App)

u/ashwin4291 · 1 pointr/mazda3

I installed this, but was disappointed with the lack of quality from it. The steering wheel control integration is really poor. Ended up returning this and got an Anker Bluetooth FM transmitter instead from Amazon. Connects everytime, but every now and then, there is some white noise.

Oh well. I’m still happy with it though.


u/MaxJohnson15 · 1 pointr/gadgets

This FM transmitter / charger / find my car works great...well not much experience using the find my car part but the one time I did it put me in the ballpark.

u/RatBrainedManAnimal · 1 pointr/grandrapids

Buy a new transmitter, I use this one, works flawlessly on any station with nothing already on it. Has 2 fast charging USB ports too.

u/Pretzilla · 1 pointr/PixelXL

Try one of these, it has Bluetooth + aux 3.5mm output. Very versatile.

u/diabolicbutterfly · 1 pointr/ems

Some of the things I've gotten that have made my life a little easier.

  • 12v 2-way splitter for the truck
  • Small Moleskine notebook (I write down addresses, run numbers, pertinent info because we do not have an MDT in our trucks)
  • Slim Wallet (I don't carry a purse to work and I will transfer my debit card, ID, and keep all my licenses in the wallet I linked, great for keeping in a pocket while at work. As a bonus, the company who makes the one I linked is from the city I live in.)
  • Window Punch These are pretty nice, not many places non-fire around here provide them on the trucks and they come in very handy if you need access and have beaten fire to the scene. I prefer these over the pen style.
  • Key Holder Good if she has a lot of different keys, some places still use keys to access their narcs, different parts of the building, etc.
  • Bluetooth Transmitter/Charger I have a new iPhone that does not have an aux port, these work great on our ambulances and have two fast charge ports to charge whatever you need. I use the splitter above to plug this and my GPS/Dashcam in.
  • Snack Subscription These are pretty cool a bit pricey in the long run though. Get pretty good/healthy snacks monthly with various price plans. Cuts back on the urge to grab that candy at the gas station if you have something better in your bag already.
  • Rite in the Rain Notebook Just ordered these and they haven't come in yet, they are awesome for onscene quick notes. Since we've moved to EPCR software I find that on really sick patients that we need to move and work on I still manage to keep physical notes which get shredded after the run is finished and it's transcribed to the computer. We use a normal flip book but these help organize things a little bit more, plus they're waterproof. Supposedly works best with their pens or just a normal pencil. Was a neat product I thought I'd try out and go from there. Also don't have to get the EMS version, plenty of other versions/styles to choose from.

    I'm sure there are more and I'll come back and add them as I can think of them, these are some of the non-medical quality of life items I add to my every day to make things more bearable.
u/ytsejamisme · 1 pointr/oneplus

Two things to check: 1) see if your vehicle manufacturer has a software update for your headunit, and 2) if all else fails, get yourself one of these - it's what I ended up doing and it connects solidly first time every time to all my phones (7Pro included).

u/iceph03nix · 1 pointr/audible

In my previous car, I had the same issue and used a tape-deck adapter. They work fairly well, but the cord usually wore out after a time. I also found a Bluetooth version in the past that kinda sorta worked, but I had Bluetooth connectivity issues that I now believe was my phone at the time.

I use something like this now: It has both a radio transmitter so you just tune to that channel, or aux out which is what I use. And then you can Bluetooth pair it to your phone. On my car, the power shuts off with the car so it will shut off when you turn off the car (which pauses the book), and come back on and pair automatically when you start the car up and then you just have to start the book.

You could possibly combine the too which I think would make the tape adapter last longer since you don't have to move it as much. I had mixed results with the FM adapter in the past. Mostly because you'll run into interference in spots either from other adapters or from radio stations in the same location.

u/inquirer · 1 pointr/Android

I am returning it and I got the lower end model instead.

u/G65434-2_II · 1 pointr/headphones

>MPOW Streambot mini

>The buttons on the side allow me to change tracks with the press of only one button and if I hold them, it'll change the volume

I wonder if that's a newer or older model than the MPBH045A I have? Really nifty little thing! Just a shame it has the same ass-backwards functioning of the buttons as you say yours has - probably my only complaint about the unit. (well, an all-aluminium chassis and buttons would have been awesome, but then it wouldn't be a sub-$30 product...)

Seriously, who thinks these things up? The side buttons have a plus and minus sign moulded into them to begin. Single presses changes tracks and you have to try to remember to press and hold to change volume. They should have flipped the functions around. Or just have the main front button do all the traditional play/pause button functions - single press for play & pause, double press for next and triple press for previous track. But no... Double press re-dials last number and triple press does absolutely nothing. Wish the button functions could be configured.

u/SneezyDeezyMc_Deluxe · 1 pointr/GooglePixel
u/Bahamut0188 · 1 pointr/xboxone

This bluetooth adapter might work.

It has a transmitter mode that outputs audio from devices with a headphone jack over bluetooth. You may be able to plug it into the headphone jack on the bottom of the xbox one's controller.

u/asplodzor · 1 pointr/audio

You’re looking for an IEM system. That stands for In-Ear Monitor system, and it’s what stage musicians are increasingly using instead of monitor speakers. You already have the headphones, so you just need the transmitter station (what you’ll plug into your TV), and the bodypack (the part you plug your headphones into that typically clips onto your belt). The problem is these systems are expensive. $300 to $500 is pretty normal.

I did a bit of looking though, and found a wireless guitar jack that can double as an IEM system too. Watch this video from about 4:45 on: Seems like this will only set you back about $60. It might be mono though, rather than stereo.

If you want to keep looking around, this is a pro option that I have a lot of experience with: There are tons of knock-offs and other things all over Amazon too for a lot less money. There’s no particular one I can recommend over the others though.

Edit: to answer your actual question though: this is a Bluetooth transmitter and receiver: You would have to buy two: one to receive and one to transmit. I honestly can’t recommend it though. The audio quality isn’t great, and the volume steps are too gross (you can’t turn it down quiet enough for my taste). Also, there will be noticeable audio delay, as others have mentioned.

u/paulfinebaumsglasses · 1 pointr/GalaxyNote8

I'm using this... Plug into it instead of the head phone jack on your phone and connect to it via Bluetooth. I just started using it and it works great. Don't know about battery life but if you already have a car charger it shouldn't be a big problem.

u/GlancingArc · 1 pointr/headphones

I did something similar to what you are trying to do with my ath-m40x's

I took one of these

With one of these

And I used some adhesive magnets on the side of the headphone and the side of the receiver to attach it to the outside.

You will also need to modify the input by removing the locking mechanism from the headphone input. Then insert one of these

So that you have a 3.5mm out. It is useful and the headphones are now bluetooth but I wouldn't call it an elegant solution. This may also fuck with your headphones since they are open back but I doubt it would hurt the sound.

Edit* image of my headphones

u/vincentcarguy · 1 pointr/headphones

Replacing pads on the SHP9500 is not that difficult, just a little more involved. There is the Shure 1540 pad which is made from Alcantara and very nice, a little better than velour for comfort/breathable feeling. Only thing is they are darker sounding and really require you to peel off the foam backing (tedious work) to get rid of the slight veil/muffled quality they have. The Shure 1840 velour pads are my preference as they retain the stock sound but are more comfortable than stock and with custom attenuator placed in the pads the bass is what it should be. The 1840 pads are also 1/2 the price of the 1540 pads.

As for sheepskin, I have always found it better than pleather for breathability, but velour is best along with whatever Sennheiser uses for their HD700 pads.

For $30 you can get a highly regarded Bluetooth adapter to make the M40X, SHP9500, or any other headphone, wireless:

SHP9500S + 1540 pads + MPOW + Boom PRO mic would be around $150...

u/mrchicano209 · 1 pointr/Android

That was the first thing that came in mind and my solution was buying a tiny Bluetooth adapter for my car and some badass Bluetooth earphones. Took a bit to getting use to but life has actually been a lot easier with these two cheap easy solutions and no longer having to deal with an extra cable. Haven't dealt with any connection issues too, just switch on Bluetooth and they connect right away and have awesome sound quality.

u/Baldoor-E100 · 1 pointr/headphones

by buying a bluetooth transmitter... or simply using a different headphone

u/eecsasdf · 1 pointr/headphones

I use this and experience no distortion using my Nintendo Switch headphone jack.

u/buzzkill_aldrin · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I'll give you the voice chat, but how is something like this not portable?

u/chazemarley · 1 pointr/agedlikemilk

This isn’t the one I have but it’s the cheapest I saw.

u/gizmoalex · 1 pointr/Android

Roav makes a really good bt adapter that also does some other cool things. Anker Roav SmartCharge F0 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, Audio Adapter and Receiver, Hands-Free Calling, MP3 Car Charger with 2 USB Ports, PowerIQ, and AUX Output (No Dedicated App)

u/CelticMara · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you get Good Omens before a bomb goes off, you need a new fortune teller.

I translated this myself (or maybe I used Bing), but I am pretty sure Schoko-bons means "shocking bombs." You know what happens when a bomb goes off? Lots of stuff gets moved, and lives are changed, by creating an Empty Space in a manner most deadly, hole-y, rough, and immediate. The Intent to Live makes little difference in a Blood Crime of this magnitude. If the bomb is big enough, it turns a world into a ring of debris. And we all look something like this, our only Legacies a change jar scattered across the solar system.

u/donkeedong · 1 pointr/Games

It sounds like you really like Ringworld structures, have you ever read the book Ringworld? I would love an open world/sandbox game set in that universe

u/somethinginteresting · 1 pointr/science

Please see Ringworld for a detailed answer.

u/AncientArch · 1 pointr/wallpaper

It looks a little like Ringworld

u/rocketsocks · 1 pointr/booksuggestions
u/haxdal · 1 pointr/ADHD

Interesting, The Kindle version is free on Amazon .. good enough reason to add it to my collection :)

I'm mostly into SciFi books myself. Recently I've been reading a bit by Paul McAuley, If I were to recommend something recent it'd be The Quiet War and Gardens of the Sun by him. For old classics you can't go wrong with Ender's Game or Ringworld.

u/TheKnightWhoSaysMeh · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Ringworld by Larry Niven may fit. Admittedly not a literary masterpiece, but sure is a great page turner with magnificent world-building to soak into.

^edit: ^typo ^in ^link.

u/biggreenfan · 1 pointr/printSF

I buy most things from Much cheaper. Quick search shows it for $.75 in paperback and as cheap as $5.49 in HC. has it new from $4.17. Not sure why you only showed used at Amazon.

u/fernly · 1 pointr/prius

Yeah my 2012 has this amazingly inconvenient USB plug in the bottom front wall inside the console. You cannot see it, only feel it. When I can get my iPod Nano plugged in to it it does show up on the audio and I can browse and select any playlists or album titles. Podcasts and audio books show up as "albums".

But however, an older model with the cheap stereo option might have a cassette player, and if so, a cassette adapter like this works fine. Actually, it works better because you control the audio with the ipod or iphone screen.

u/UndeadStormtroopers · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

Based on what I'm trying right now, I think that particular problem was the movie I was watching, and one poorly recorded song. The problem with line-in, though, is that my phone, regardless of which music player I use, will pause itself like the cord was unplugged after 1-10 seconds of playing. This has happened with both the line-in cassette tape in my car (like this), and trying to use the line-in on my old iHome. It doesn't do this with headphones, both small IEMs and a larger pair of over-ear ones. This started happening maybe a week ago.

u/cccviper653 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Also these for old cars like mine. Also high quality sound coming from headphones running wirelessly arguably doesn't exist for audio philes. Oh yeah, and plugging a phone into any kind of stereo system or DJ equipment.

u/Officer_Pedesko · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So this cassette-mp3 player is pretty cool. But I have NO IDEA how it works, like at all, so it's obviously just magical (like seriously I have no other explanation as to how that would work...). You know what else is magical? Harry Potter. There are time turners in Harry Potter (at least there were before Harry destroyed them). TIME.

u/GazaIan · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Jesus, how old and behind the times is everyone in this thread? There's way too many of you using FM radio here that don't even like it. Invest in an auxiliary cable if you have an aux port. There are cars that probably date back to the 90s with aux ports. Oldest vehicle in my family that's got one is my dad's Sienna from '06. My 09 Accord has it.

Maybe you're driving something really, really old. Maybe, for some bizarre reason, you still have a cassette player in your car. Get yourself a casette adapter. Inserts into your cassette player, and you plug the other end into your phone, your iPod, whatever. Get Pandora, get Spotify, get Rhapsody (I recommend Rhapsody, it plays new shit depending on the artist).

I just use an iPod, aux cable, and play through that. So much more convenient than ever using that FM Radio that hardly plays music, and when it does, I heard the same song 9 times in an hour.

u/funkyb · 1 pointr/Android

Cheap and easy?

Try out something like these (get a few, they break eventually) or this if you have an AUX jack.
If you've got a tape deck grab something like this.

If you only have the USB for an input something like this might work, though I've never used it. No idea about plugging the phone directly into SUB. Probably depends on the radio too.

u/awwyisss · 1 pointr/240sx
u/Phocks7 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Something like this? I don't go on Amazon much as they rarely ship to Australia

u/nadmah10 · 1 pointr/cars

You're going to want to use a cassette adapter for best sound quality. You can also use an FM transmitter, but those will be wireless, and won't have good sound quality.
EDIT: this one looks pretty good.

u/NoWheelchairAccess · 1 pointr/ottawa


Amazingly, new ones are still available!

u/firmretention · 1 pointr/ottawa
u/Carlweathersfeathers · 1 pointr/CarAV

Fm modulator
It actually hooks to the car radio antenna. It's a wired signal as apposed to broadcast

u/elbotija · 1 pointr/funny

I have this one on my toyota 2002 Amazon Link

u/hooch · 1 pointr/technology

FM modulator, not transmitter. like this

u/2dumb2knowbetter · 1 pointr/funny

Inline FM modulator is the best if you keep the factory radio
something like this is what you'll want to look for

u/redline582 · 1 pointr/saab

Thanks a lot. I think I might go with one of these FM Modulators because like I said I'd love to have an aux input but I just felt like it would be a shame to have the premium sound system but use an FM transmitter as the source.

u/NotYourAutomaton · 1 pointr/cars

For best ease of use, I used an audio input FM modulator which basically adds an aux input and hijacks the antenna at the flick of a switch.

u/TheGreatDarbis · 1 pointr/CarAV

Well the absolute cheapest route would be to install a hardwired FM modulator. Here's one that I've used before; you can probably shop around and find it cheaper though. If you want to go with a new head, which would be better for audio quality, I suggest you plug your car information and desired features into crutchfield and sort the results by price.

u/pvera · 1 pointr/cars

There's an FM modulator that connects to the antenna plug in your radio, it'll work great if you are in an area with heavy radio station density. Example:

u/jhonreal · 1 pointr/mercedes_benz

The best thing to do is also tune away from radio stations. Like in the USA FM cannot broadcast below 88.1 MHz so I broadcast at 87.9 FM. And its dead silent if i have nothing playing through my phone. Look at this random one i found on amazon.
You will see that you can toggle between 87.9 and 88.3. Also with an FM modulator you can tune the strength of it. Make sure the car antennas goes through the modulator. I am sure you followed the instructions but just double check. The whole point of a modulator is to cut away the antenna and provide a direct connection

u/technologiq · 1 pointr/CarAV

I assume you're using the FM transmitter to keep your factory stereo in place?

If you insist on using an FM transmitter, may I suggest this:

You can also find Bluetooth versions. I like these only because they tie into the antenna input of your stereo and (at least in my experience) have the least amount of interference.

u/neo-privateer · 1 pointr/AskReddit

If you're fairly handy, I've installed FM modulators in a couple of my cars. It's not that hard, disconnect the battery, pull radio out of the dash, hook in the modulator to the radio power wire and then in-line the antennae cord into the antennae. So long as you aren't in downtown Manhattan or another local with radio frequencies saturated with content, you'll be ready to go.

u/jlaramie · 1 pointr/nova

Car stereo is a little vague. We will need to know at least the model of your car and what you are actually trying to improve. Do you want upgraded speakers, upgraded headunit or just better sound and an aux input?

I've installed a bunch of car stereos for friends and I've also had good luck with inline fm modulator. Unlike regular fm modulator which wirelessly connect, these ones directly connect to the antenna cable located behind your headunit.

FM Modulator

Disclaimer: The link above is just a random modulator I found on amazon. This is not a specific product recommendation only a possible cheap solution.

u/cranktheguy · 1 pointr/Android

The first things I tried for getting audio in a car without AUX input was this. It was a pain to install (side note: I hate Dodge). It works over radio frequencies, but since it is directly connected you will not experience much interference. Audio quality was mostly acceptable, but you had to mess with the volume levels.

For my car, I just bought a new cheap stereo. There are several cheap options like this with AUX input. With all of the needed accessories, it was <$50.

edit: Maybe this is exactly what you're looking for.

u/jhw549 · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

I got myself an X-Mini II Mini Speaker a couple years back (roughly US$20), no regrets whatsoever!
Sound quality is awesome and the battery life is INCREDIBLE.

u/paulatim · 1 pointr/gadgets

These are pretty good. More expensive in the US than UK though....

u/kidblast · 1 pointr/videos

Just do yourself a favor and get some Xminis. What's all the spiel about speakers needing batteries or needing to be charged. What, your ipod doesn't? If you're going to be in Africa just get portable solars. Your rubber cone speakers aren't going to be much use if your ipod is flat.The Xmini has it's own rechargeable Lion that lasts for ages and you can daisy chain other Xminis together ad infinitum. The volume and bass on these are astounding and need to be heard to be believed. Tiny and cheap as chips too. There hasn't been one person who hasn't picked their jaw off the floor after being shown these in action.

u/MadTux · 1 pointr/audiophile

That's not really what I'm looking for (I already have a nice stereo with wonderful speakers in my room). I meant something that I can put in my backpack and quickly take out and use. I mean, something in this direction. Though the thing I linked to looks rather cheap.

u/Schwulahh · 1 pointr/Rammstein

i tried looking for the r+ speaker and couldn't find it anywhere. must not have been selling well so they took it off.

this one is similar... but i can't really remember what the rammstein one looked like.

u/wasshammoud · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Thanks for the tip, I'll have to try them out. These the right ones?

u/xaffinityx · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

An awesome water bottle would make me super happy if I was your employee.

Or one of these portable speakers so they can listen to music a bit louder while working out!

u/w_s_r · 1 pointr/msp

T2/Specialist/Escalation here; I used to spend 80% of my time on-site for different clients. I went through a number of bags trying to find the right balance of interior space and professional appearance.

My current everyday is the eBags TLS Professional Slim backpack. I have a 14" Razer Blade, 13" Lenovo x230, Moleskine notebook, daily planner, and all the basic cables and USB drives I need for emergencies in there and it's all clean footprint.

When I KNOW I'm going to need to bring out the big guns (extra switch, console cables, line toner, etc.) I use a ThinkGeek Bag of Holding. The grey canvas exterior doesn't look out of place in an office and with a couple of Grid-It Cable Organizers everything stays pretty much in place.

I'm an organization freak, though, so your mileage may vary.

u/cgibin · 1 pointr/EDC

Get a few of these for organization:

I've got one in my backpack, one in my drawer at home, and one in the dashboard. Fantastic product.

u/dancingchickens · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

A generic copy of a Grid-It organizer.

u/korgothwashere · 1 pointr/EDC

Then we are kindred spirits. If I'd had more disposable income when I originally started looking for a bag, I would already have the Adapt pack in hand.

I love everything about the Adapt pack EXCEPT the total lack of organization inside it. It wouldn't even be so bad if there were better options for organization outside of it, but with the shock cord, it doesn't leave much usable space for that without hindering the shock cord.

There are three options that I have come up with, although there may be a better one I haven't yet realized. Here are the drawbacks of each. The pros should already be obvious to you since you've decided you like the bag.

  1. Get a different backpack.

  • Not likely to have any/all of the additional supplementary features
  • May not be as well made (maybe not US made)
  • May not be as nice looking
  • May have less favorable coloring options

  1. Get external organization

  • May hinder shock cord
  • Reduces the 'streamline' appeal of the simple bag
  • Adds additional cost and weight to the bag

  1. Get internal storage

  • Not many well constructed options
  • Adds additional cost and weight to the bag
  • May remove ability to carry certain larger items

    For internal storage, I'm not seeing a lot of options that really stand out to me. Nothing that says, "That's perfect!". There are a couple options out there. The longer I look the more I'm finding as well.

    From your statement, I'm guessing you're looking for something to fit inside of the rear pocket that would attach to the loop field in there. Maybe externally on the loop field on the back? Well, I'll address the inner field first.

    Maxpedition Hook and Loop Mini Organizer

    Maxpedition Hook and Loop Medium PALS panel

    Also, check out here for some more ideas. Apparently Skinth can make any of their pouches with a hook field on the back!

    For the small loop field on the outside of the bag, I'd love to get something like the Maxpedition Hook and Loop Zipper Pockets which would fit nicely up there I'd think (instead of patches).

    You could also slap something like a Maxpedition EDC or a Fatty on the side of the bag instead of the rear to retain use of the shock cord.

    You could always move the shock cord around though if it's an issue. I was contemplating the usefulness of the cord itself one day, and figured if I ever wanted or needed it on a bag that didn't have it, I could pretty easily source some and run it through any MOLLE/PALS webbing that was on said bag.

    As far as internal organization. The best thing I've seen are dapper style organizers. Blue Force Gear makes one that seems to be pretty popular and could be used in conjunction with any Velcro pouches listed above to create a highly customizable, easily swap-able, inner organization sleeve. Since I don't know how well they'd fit on either of the fields mentioned above, this is the place I'm going to also mention Mountain Ridge Gear who also makes a few nice looking velcro backed pouches. The Grid It is another option, although I've heard mixed reviews from people who've tried them. Also, I think it might be a hair larger than the internal size of the Adapt pack. I may be wrong there though.

    My biggest issue is that all of these options add up in cost and weight. You end up spending a lot of time sourcing these things and waiting for them to arrive. It drives up the cost of the total bag, and starts to pile up shipping costs if you don't know exactly what you want (buying one at a time) or have to shop several vendors. At what point would it have been better to have just gotten a bag with more organization to start with? Is it a pro or a con to have everything removable?

    Basically it comes down to preference. If you absolutely have to have the Adapt pack, do it! The quality is right up there. Once you get it decked out with your pouches you will certainly be able to say it is 'Yours'. However that versatility and modularity will likely hit your wallet a little harder than a bag that can do what you need it to do right out of the gate.

    Now personally, I agree. The Adapt pack is basically what I am looking for. However, in order to get it where I will ultimately want it, I'm likely looking at another $50-80 in added pouches, patches, and dappers. Wheras I could take the loss of the ability to sling the bag, and the better color options, and grab a 5.11 Rush 12 and be able to do essentially what I want to do with it without having to buy anything extra....except maybe some shock cord.

    For a couple more things about the Adapt pack check this link.

    For a little more info on the Blue Force Gear Dapper and what you can do with it, check out this link
u/Kesshh · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

What cell said.

Like this: Grid-It Organizer, Black (CPG10BK)

u/scrub96 · 1 pointr/freelance

Not a backpack but.. if you want to alleviate some of the items you keep sinking to the bottom then i really recommend these guys: I use them to hold all of my test devices.

u/sb0918 · 1 pointr/onebag

I have a Timbuk2 Rogue that I use for work and play. I have an office job and this holds all of my stuff plus a change of clothes, but there is minimal internal organization. I use a GridIt to help keep all my bits and pieces in one spot. I’ve also brought the pack hiking and you can easily throw in a jacket, food, trail beer, etc. I got it on sale on Amazon as well which meant it wasn’t terribly expensive.

u/N3DD3L · 1 pointr/de

Ich hab mir sowas besorgt, da kann man alles mögliche draufschnallen und liegt bei mir im Rucksack am Rücken, ohne Platz wegzunehmen. Gibts auch in anderen Größen.

Edit: link scheint nicht zu funktionieren hier nochmal:ÅMÅZÕÑ&qid=1523376650&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=grid+it+organizer&dpPl=1&dpID=41m3CNRUDJL&ref=plSrch

u/CbcITGuy · 1 pointr/computertechs

that's a pretty legit list right there. I have a trunk full of gear, probably worth almost as much as my car. I do a lot of contract work, so my list is pretty much the same just slightly beefed up.

  • I have a basic tech kit from Amazon
  • I have a buttset Sometimes reffered to as a linemans set.
  • About 10 of these Floating around my car/trunk/tool bags and person. because i like to lose things lol
  • A Basic cable tester
  • This Cable mapper
  • Coax crimper (For tv, and bnc)
  • Crimp Kit
  • I buy these Like candy, they're perfect for ISO's for giving to customers with instructions and/or iso's just perfect in general for a lot of things.
  • Stinger Flash light Serves double duty as a i'm a volunteer first and second responder
  • Cable stripper


  • I Keep at least 50 of these on hand
  • rg59 tips (CCTV BNC Tips)
  • RG6 tips (Cable TV)
  • RJ45 tips (A mason jar filled with about 60-100)
  • at minimum of box of cat5 Sometimes up to three boxes. i will have a job soon that will require six of them lol.
  • Patch Cables 3f and 5ft usually at minimum 10 of each
  • zip ties (Usually three containers of 500 of assorted sizes)
  • White 2 4 and 6 port keystone faceplates
  • White keystone blanks
  • low voltage mounting brackets
  • white 1 and 2 port surface mount boxes
  • some hdmi cables (Usually just 4 or 5 of these)
  • electrical tape (5 50' rolls of different color) for many things
  • Pull string
  • dikes (Not really but they dissappear so fast they feel like it) like These
  • I actually keep two label makers
  • Rolls of 8 inch velcro ties

    contractor things

  • Step bits
  • Paddle bits
  • Hole Saw Kit
  • Masonry bits
  • Caulk gun
  • caulk
  • grommets
  • Ladder
  • First aid kit
  • 150' Fish tape
  • An 18V Cordless DeWalt Hammer Drill
  • Regular drill bits

  • I use these to organize my laptop bag (win surface pro with usb to rj45 adapter, usb to db9 adapter, console cable, lan cable, wifi hotspot, anker battery pack, 500gb usb hard drive etc)
  • I use these bags to organize everything

    and a myriad of other small parts pertaining to surveillance system installs, and screw bits for my drill, and i even have secured walkies for when i have multiple employees on site. plus i have to admit bluetooth headsets for when i have to deal with helpdesks or tech support while i'm on site... did i mention i do a lottttt of contract work. i'm all over the place. every now and then i run into things that this kit can't handle but for the most part i come away with a rather professional look.

    sorry for formatting, i've seen plenty of these posts this is the first time i took time to actually look up evrything i've purchased.

    Edit: Some formatting. added velcro :P
u/minnesnowta · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

My Mazdaspeed3 had this same configuration (aux and cig lighter in armrest). I used this adapter, but would probably opt for something a little more compact since more options are now available compared to ~8 years ago. It worked flawlessly for me.

u/omnithrope · 1 pointr/Volvo

Want bluetooth music and hands free headset for calls? Get a this:

Get a GoGroove FlexSMART.

I have my android set up to connect via BT when I get in the car, and then just use Google Play Music to stream whatever I want over the radio.

Best. Gadget. Ever.

Of course, you're going to get a little degradation of sound due to the FM transmission, but it sounds leagues better than a cassette adapter and allows you to make and receive calls, fast forward/backward, and stop pause your music.

The handsfree calling isn't the best on the other end, but they can hear me and the calls work just fine. I've never had one drop.

No, I don't work for the company... I just love mine. Even has a USB jack to charge your phone while you're using it, or just in the car.

I even have a little app that reads out my texts received over bluetooth, so I get that as well using this.

u/imonyourcouch · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth In-Car FM Transmitter with USB Charging , Multipoint , Music Controls & Hands-Free Calling - Works with Apple , Samsung , LG & More Smartphones , Tablets , MP3 Players

This does that.

u/break_me_down · 1 pointr/prius

For what its worth, it would be a LOT cheaper to get a bluetooth FM transmitter.

u/xNS5 · 1 pointr/AskMen

It's a toss up between my new backpack and my FM transmitter

u/evanfeelickz · 1 pointr/jailbreak

Check these out. These devices stream music, and can also call, siri, and voice memos. This is an FM transmitter, but the music quality is quite superb, it is unlike any other device I've had experience with.

I own the SMARTmini model, and I've had it for almost 2 years, and it has worked flawless for me.

u/redmachined · 1 pointr/funny

The last one I tried was one of these useless bastards and it still didn't provide a useful signal on any frequency.

edit: Also tried Scosche and Belkin. Go ahead and tell me I'm a moron and all those were shit, though, this is reddit after all

u/Carditis · 1 pointr/Dallas

For a little bit more, I really like this one.

It's an FM transmitter (so you don't have to have any particular hookup in your car, and can take it to a different vehicle with you), and does both your music and phone calls.

u/thecw · 1 pointr/iphone

This one is great. Pairs over bluetooth so you don't even have to plug in (but you still can) and it's powerful enough to even drown out weak stations.

u/harristweeter · 1 pointr/tasker

I use Flexsmart for mine. I really enjoy the sound quality over FM and I found syncing to be very easy. It also has a nice play/skip/back button set up. I don't even have to use my phone.

I just set up my Tasker settings with it, in my car I have to manually turn it on/off because its an always on outlet (will drain my car's battery) but once I do that, it automatically starts up spotify, and starts playing, then boots up GoogleMaps and switches to driving mode.

Once I am a bit more advanced I plan to have it ask if I need directions to my next event, and automatically import my next calendar location and start navigation.

Here is the link to the adapter I have.

u/chromecarz00 · 1 pointr/galaxys5

Hey dude.

Late post, I know, but I've been doing some research on the best FM transmitters (had the Soundfly by Satechi, 3 actually, first one was great and the second two had quality issues. Have had at least 4 or 5 other ones before it back in 08, but since I found that haven't looked back).

The one that seems pretty legit is this one. It's got insane amounts of reviews and most of them good.

Hopefully this kind of helps.

u/ZoopZeZoop · 1 pointr/gaming

I have a car that doesn't have a port. I use this. It works fairly well. For the record, there may be better ones, but my wife and I have each had this one for 4 months and have had very few problems.

u/kymosabei · 1 pointr/technology

I know you have a lot of disdain for them, but I purchased this one 2 years ago:

And haven't had an issue since. It's basically CD quality audio, and has the ability to drown out whole local stations; it's unreal.

u/Not_Andrew · 1 pointr/technology
u/Yuzumi · 1 pointr/technology

My sister got a car with bluetooth, but here's the thing: Media playback only works on apple devices.

That's right, for android phones you can only use it for calls. I would have noped out of that right at the start no matter how good the rest of the car is.

I've had this thing for years and it still works perfect. Sounds better than any other FM transmitter I've tried and it has line out in case you have an aux in on your car as well as line in for devices that don't have bluetooth. The line in works even when something is pared, so you don't have to turn off bluetooth.

u/myprocessor · 1 pointr/CarAV

I used to own this unit before I got my aftermarket head unit. Flexsmart X2 it will automatically look for the FM frequency with the least amount of interference when you held down the center button. It was pretty clear in quality in my 2003 accord with window embedded FM antenna.

u/iamatworknowtoo · 1 pointr/CarAV

I use this in my van and my avalanche, it plugs into your 12v socket and tunes to a radio station of your choosing (88.1 works best for me) then he has hands free BT operation, without all the fuss and expense.

u/Penguin_gamer · 1 pointr/Android

I bought this item off of amazon a while ago, and I am very happy with it:
The quality is extremely nice, and it works through bluetooth, so you don't need wires (there is an audio in if you want to attach any other device too). Also, it has a open usb port and cables to plug in your phone, ipod, etc. In addition, it has hands free calling (I don't bother with it, but it works). It is also the clearest fm transmitter I have ever used. Surprising, because I have never heard of the maker before

u/thatwasntveryraven · 1 pointr/iphone

Not sure if you still need it, but I got this as a gift recently:

It doesn't have a mount, but it has bluetooth, FM transmitter, and a charger. I was going to return it, but could sell it to you for $40 if you want.

u/Cardsharp007 · 1 pointr/ios

This Bluetooth - FM transmitter has worked great for me (connects to phone via Bluetooth, sends to radio via FM transmitter): GOgroove-FlexSMART-Transmitter.

I'm not an audiophile and I have old speakers, but it sounds great to me. You can choose any FM station (not limited to pre-sets), and it also has a USB port so you can charge your phone.

u/AdvocatingforEvil · 1 pointr/tmobile

Another good option is the GoGroove FlexSMART X2. It has the advantage of doubling as a hands free bluetooth adapter, but it's a bit over 2x the cost of the adapter /u/nk1 posted.

u/Bobasaurus_Rex · 1 pointr/kia

I attempted to do that as well, but wound up getting a transmitter instead. Just in case your curious, it has fantastic quality.

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car Radio w/ USB Charger , Multip...

Sorry couldn't be more help!

u/Heatmonger · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

If you can stream from a smartphone with Bluetooth, some of the Bluetooth FM transmitters are actually quite good. There typically isn't all the noise and static, maybe due to the lack of a wired connection.

something like

Make sure to download a sound equalizer app and adjust to your liking as well, it can make a world of difference.

u/fineillmakeausername · 1 pointr/AskLEO

This flashlight, Glock 27, this knife because the window punch is spring loaded (I have a scar on my thumb from using a standard window punch), something similar to this tourniquet, this bluetooth so I can listen to whatever I want, and in the winter a pen with gel ink because they don't freeze and stop writing in the cold.

u/erric · 1 pointr/MINI

I've used this in cars that don't have bluetooth built in and it's worked great for me

u/_TheDrizzle · 1 pointr/Android

My Lancer has bluetooth, but only for phone calls. Its a pain not being able to stream music. I bought the Flexsmart X2 for solve this problem. My phone can still make calls through the car and also stream music to car both via seperate bluetooth connections. The Flexsmart is so cash.

Edit for link: Amazon Link

u/vinter- · 1 pointr/Honda

That video was perfect thanks so much. Yeah I haven't had any problems with glare with the current radio and wouldn't want to cause any new issues. After watching the install it looks pretty easy. I think I'll give this one a try.
EDIT: or maybe this?

u/swizzcheez · 1 pointr/Android

I use this:

It works fine but can't charge my Droid X. It would charge older, lower-power, Android/iPhone devices fine I'm sure. However, the nice part is that it still can take a cassette adapter and is handy not to need to plug the phone into anything for short trips. For long trips, I plug into a different charger (I have a power splitter).

u/char0n · 1 pointr/Android

Just as an alternative product in the same vein I can recommend this: . I too had problems with FM transmitters in the past not being powerful enough and getting stepped on (I live between Baltimore-WashDC area and frequently drive through both) but have never had even the slightest problem with static or step-over with this one. It's also an easier price pill to swallow. The only problem I've ever had with it is the manual tuner dial can be a little flaky (doesn't register 1 out of every 5 notch-turns on average) but it's otherwise very solidly built with clear and powerful transmission, and has been a godsend in my older car that was built in that period before aux ports were standard but well after tape-decks.

u/laharah · 1 pointr/Android

yeah, I've been thinking about doing a workaround with the GOgroove wireless fm transmitter. I can use the bluetooth+fm transmitter for audio, an I think it has a USB port on the side I can use to connect a power cable. I just wish there was a clean "all in one" micro usb solution.

Oh well, at least I can use tasker to automate it. that or the NFC stickers I'm getting :D

u/floydiandroid · 1 pointr/pics

Try this: I have one in Philly (very congested airwaves) and it's brilliant! It bluetooth handsfree works well too...

Just trying to help...

u/GiantsJets · 1 pointr/CarAV

I haven't had that bad of experiences with FM Transmitter, I got this couple of years ago when I had an old Dodge Neon (

The quality to me sounded clear, but again, I was essentially hoping for another option other than that.

u/greegrok · 1 pointr/TechnologyProTips

I'm in the same situation and have been eyeing this fm to Bluetooth transmitter. So no aux cords cluttering in your car (you'll want to have your charging cable and that's it if you ask me).

u/sofaraway731 · 1 pointr/iphone

I've been using this guy for about 5 years. You can connect the phoen to it via bluetooth, and then output to the stereo via AUX or via FM Radio transmission. Or if your car has bluetooth or FM Radio, but your phone only has a 3.5, you can connect the phone to it that way as well. And it has a nice USB port for charging.

So there's options.

u/thatgreekgod · 1 pointr/nexus5x

this has been my favorite case so far:
the button pressing action has been really nice--minimal resistance. the case itself is very customizable as you can use the template with any background or picture.

phone for use in my car:
best FM transmitter i've ever found, and highly reviewed via wirecutter.
i don't actually own this dash mount but man, do i want it. game changer.
this and this make a pretty sweet car charging duo. the cable isn't flimsy, it's affordable, and spec compliant.
if one would be blessed not to need an fm transmitter on their automobile, i really like this

finally, as you start playing around with ROMS (to improve device performance as stock is pretty buggy and not particularly bueno with respect to battery life) you'll inevitably start making backups in twrp. you'll need to. those take up a lot of space. to ameliorate that, i suggest these:,

oh! there's also a pleson tempered glass screen protector on amazon for the 5x. it came in last week but i still haven't had a chance to install it. cheap and very highly reviewed.

u/L8sho · 1 pointr/starterpacks
u/rkt227 · 1 pointr/funny

I had a 92 Camry for a while and that had a tape player, which rocked because I used to cassette adapter to connect my phone. Recently inherited my dad's 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander. No aux input in sight. I found out about the GoGroove Flexsmart and it is fucking killer. Has a USB port so I can charge my stuff. Connects via Bluetooth for devices that are compatible and has an aux in for devices that aren't. They even supply a micro usb cord and an aux cord just to make it even better.

u/TheMSensation · 1 pointr/lifehacks

Get one of these or something similar, you can pick up one of those FM transmitters where you just plug in an SD card with all your music for about £5-10 if this is too pricey.

edit, by FM transmitter I don't mean like in the sense you are talking. They plug into your cigarette lighter and you set them to a certain frequency, then you tune your car radio to that frequency and boom you have music.

u/PNWoutdoors · 1 pointr/CherokeeXJ

I think you'd be much better off with something like this.

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth Wireless In-Car FM Transmitter with USB Charging , Music Control and Hands-Free Calling - Works with Apple , Samsung , HTC , LG , Sony & More Smartphones , Tablets , MP3 Players

u/jimwhat · 1 pointr/Nexus5

Not to sound rude, but why wouldn't something like this work?

Quality is top notch and I can leave my phone in my pocket and use the button controls.

u/eckstea · 1 pointr/Nexus7

I purchased one of these for my car (no aux in port) and it works flawlessly. Sure the audio isnt the best, but if you are only listening to podcasts, like I am, it cant be beat. And since it has a usb power port its perfect.

u/TXKSSnapper · 1 pointr/Android

I use this. Has both FM Transmitter or Line Out, and accepts Line In or Bluetooth. If you use the bluetooth function, it also has the headset profile, so it can work as a handsfree speaker phone.

u/EffinYes · 1 pointr/Android

Search Amazon, newegg, or google for the GoGroove (x2 I think) its around 50 and does what you want, I'm going to pick one up soon myself, there are a lot of positive reviews out there for it as well.


There's a direct link...newegg had it on sale for 39.99 but it has been as low as 29.99 so im just waiting for a drop in price again...

u/Thomrkelley · 1 pointr/funny

Every transmitter I've tried sucks; however, this one is amazing. I drive all over upstate ny, mass, and vermont, but I never need to seek a different channel. 88.1FM SET IT AND FORGET IT!

u/FUTT_BUCKER_ · 1 pointr/technology

I actually really like this thing. I have an 06 Accord with a big stupid touchscreen that I don't use and no aux jack. Only issue with the transmitter is that CDs have a higher max volume.

u/BalrogAndRoll · 1 pointr/BMW

I use this GOGroove FlexSmart X2 and it works great

u/Gilclunk · 1 pointr/cars

I use this in my '06 Mazda 3. Plugs straight into the cigarette lighter so it loses power when that does. It then transmits to the car via FM radio. Sound quality is therefore FM radio-level; not audiophile quality but it serves well enough. Only issue is that on longer trips you might have to change the station it uses as you pass through an area where there is already something more powerful on your frequency. The frequency is settable so not a big deal.

u/wacopper · 1 pointr/ProtectAndServe

Dude, a CD?

I highly recommend one of these. I bought one earlier this year. The sound quality is incredible and the device rests perfectly out of the way of the rest of my car gear. It makes those long nights go by a lot quicker.

u/AccidentalDrugTaster · 1 pointr/iPhone6

Nevermind y'all. This one's got the best reviews and it has bluetooth so all good to go!

u/jyank_ · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I have this and it works great. Plugs into the cigarette lighter and then I Bluetooth to the adapter. My understanding was that the poor quality of older FM transmitters is mostly due to the physical wire connection. The difference with this Bluetooth one is night and day.

u/mightyscoop · 1 pointr/Porsche

Probably not the answer you were looking for, but RF is probably the easiest and most cost effective way.
See my 987S:

This is the unit I purchased. It works well enough, the most important thing is to find a good clean frequency for it to operate. If you plug it into the center console port, it will auto-off/on with the car, as well. I have a desire to figure out how to intercept the input into the head unit from the 6-disc changer and split it over, but I know the Bose is much more difficult due to the optical platform and would require changing out almost or all of the audio system.

u/gravityrider · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I've had luck with this one after reading about it on a home/car audio review site. By no means audiophile quality, but it does the job for podcasts and has a usb charger.

u/Pootmaster · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I was in the same situation. I got this a few years ago and have had no problems with it. Every once in a while you need to find a more clear radio station but it does a decent job of over powering a crappy signal.

u/trueblu · 1 pointr/Android

I use this FM transmitter. I know its a bit steep but I've gone through several FM transmitters and this is the best I've used to date.

u/ANGRY_OGRE · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I have one of these and it works great in the Seattle area. I've tried a cheap-ass Belkin one before and it completely sucked, so quality definitely varies between brands/makes/whatever.

u/super57287 · 1 pointr/cellphones

Why not get something like this: (

u/ztora · 1 pointr/Audi

I just use a Bluetooth FM Radio Transmitter. I plug it into the cigarette lighter below the armrest and the screen/buttons stick out perfectly in front of the armrest. Quality is good enough - there is some static noise tho. Convenience is top notch, as if the car came w/ Bluetooth. Link to the one I have:

u/TempUserName924 · 1 pointr/Camry

I use something like this in my old pickup. The device acts as a Bluetooth device. You sync your phone to the device then tune the FM radio to an unused channel and you hear your calls via the FM radio. The device has a microphone. Works pretty well.

Nulaxy Bluetooth Car FM Transmitter Audio Adapter Receiver Wireless Hands Free Car Kit W 1.44 Inch Display - KM18 Black

Does the car have an Aux cable input? You may be able to transit to the cars speakers using the aux input too, using the phone as a "microphone."

My car has BT but only for phone, not for audio. When I want turn by turn GPS, I set the input to Aux and I can hear Google Maps telling me the directions.

u/amyhenderson_ · 1 pointr/newjersey

No excuse for this in any car with a cigarette lighter - you can get a Bluetooth FM transmitter for under $20

u/YoroSwaggin · 1 pointr/whatcarshouldIbuy

In my past search for cars I just Google the phrases:

[Model name year] repair price -> for the estimated annual repair price, IMHO if you buy CPO or something with less than 40k miles and sell within 3 years you won't be needing anything other than the scheduled maintenance in the manual.

[Model name year] problems -> there are reviews on Edmund, and there is another website whose name I cannot remember with a helpful graph of problem reports for each years, you'll find it it's pretty high up the list

And lastly check out the subreddit for Volvo's.

Volvo's are quality cars and I believe they keep using the same overall engine design for many years with small adjustments each year, so their engines are fairly reliable. Again, just a generalization, you'll need to ascertain this for your model.

As for Bluetooth, I'm not talking about an actual part that you'll need to spend time putting in, but just a handsfree dongle! I'll link you soon.

Ok so:
Besign Bluetooth 4.1 Car Kit Hands-Free Wireless Talking, Music Streaming Dongle With 10W Dual Port 2A USB Charger, Magnetic Mounts, for Car with 3.5mm Aux Input Jack

This one plugs into your aux port and usb charger. Starts when you leave it plugged in and start the car. This is the closest you can get to seamless Bluetooth streaming.

Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit for Cars with Aux Input Jack (3.5 mm) - Supports Apt X

This is the more expensive option of the same thing, IDK if it's higher quality or just brand tax.

Mpow Bluetooth Receiver, Streambot Hands-free Car Kits & Wireless Music Adapter for Stereo System

Completely wireless but you need to recharge it every now and then and turn it on every time.

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit with 1.44 Inch Display and USB Car Charger

This is what most people use, connects to your phone with Bluetooth and streams the music thru the radio to your car. IMHO the Volvo's you're buying will most likely have an aux port, and the placement of the charging port wouldn't work very well with this device, so I wouldn't recommend it but I'm linking it anyways in case you buy a car without an aux port.

All in all I'd recommend the first link.

u/fksnowm · 1 pointr/Hyundai

I know these tend to have bad sound and break constantly but I've had this specific one for 2 years and its still going strong. You can put it in your glove box plug in or the cig lighter. I have the same car and it works great

u/MADMasomi · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I have a question regarding cassette adapters vs FM Transmitter Radio. I have an old 2004 Hyundai Sonata so I am currently using this in my car to listen to music on my phone. I've had it for a minute now but recently the quality has deteriorated and is no longer acceptable. I wanted to buy it again however I saw this product on amazon. I was wondering if this would provide better audio quality compared to the cassette adapter? Or if anyone has any other options that can provide the best sound quality possible for my car, i'm open to all suggestions.

u/uncreativegeek · 1 pointr/subaru
u/Tec_ · 1 pointr/CarAV

So the basic would be a FM transmitter. Moving up from that you get a hardwired FM transmitter. Again up from that would be a device like the PAC-audio AAI-HD3 or the grom audio device. Again moving up you've got units from isimple and grom that add Bluetooth streaming and hands free capability. But at that price point it's starting to hit the level where it's more cost effective to replace the radio. I would recommend replacing the radio out of all the solutions available. It will add more functionality and just sound and work better in the long run.

u/kraize00 · 1 pointr/cars

> rear-view mirror with compass

i said the same thing a few years back. The new ones are actually really good. I've had 0 problems with mine. Worth trying.

u/blacmac · 1 pointr/Android

I have this for my car, it's not a steering wheel accessory, but it works. I haven't tried the actual FM function, but it has aux output so I use that.

Basically, I get in my car, and my phone automatically pairs with this (which now also opens up Android Auto with this update), then I use the controls on the device to control my music. Music is bluetoothed to the device, and played through the aux port. A lotta work and a little convoluted, but anything for physical controls for my music.

u/TranmanWonder · 1 pointr/Miata

You can use a [Bluetooth adapter] ( that you plug into the cigarette lighter. It works great but you just have to find a good radio station to use.

u/Amaegith · 1 pointr/Android

You sure can listen to music without a headphone jack. Unless of course, your radio also doesn't work.

That's just me playing devil's advocate though. I like using my wired headphones, so I won't be buying the new pixels if they don't come with a headphone jack. Shame too, because I was really hoping to go that route when they were released.

u/Gothbot6k · 1 pointr/SmartCar

I don't want to cycle through all of that though just to find a song. I'd rather just talk to my phone and tell it what to play next.

I have one like that, the problem is the quality is too poor.

This is what I currently have:

u/ScreamYouFreak · 1 pointr/civic

Wireless FM transmitter (w/ USB charger)

There's the one I purchased. You can find plenty that look similar to it at a fraction of the price. Being as I didn't have PRIME at the time, I was trying to meet a requirement of $50 for free shipping. That's the only product that still works. Super lightweight, bendable, durable, clear. I love it.

u/adalaza · 1 pointr/ColoradoRockies

Have you considered one of those FM transmitters with bluetooth, like one of these?

u/Heero1988 · 1 pointr/Acura

said it above but i'll comment here for visibility. Something like the link below is what you want. bluetooth fm adapter. they're cheap and they work, you just tune it to an un-used FM station set up the pairing and away you go. they're not a great looking option but they're also not permanent.

u/Schwaxx · 1 pointr/CarAV

Actually, he can look through this link for one that appeals to him most. There's plenty here that would do the job just fine.

This one in particular caught my eye:

u/skyhi11 · 1 pointr/starbucks

I recommend buying and FM transmitter! I had an old car that was like that too

u/FightingPolish · 1 pointr/videos

Get a cheap Bluetooth fm transmitter, I've got a couple of them for my vehicles and they are like $20. I jump in the car and it kicks on and says "Waiting for Perry" It's supposed to say pairing but it's a Chinese attempt at a British accent so it sounds more like Perry. Then it says "Paired" and I play my music. I know everyone says they suck but I think it works just fine other than when it randomly switches to Chinese language every couple months and I have to switch it back to English, but who fucking cares it's like 20 bucks.

u/spyder994 · 1 pointr/Cartalk

I own both styles in different cars. I use them to listen to Audiobooks rather than music, so keep that in mind when I talk about sound quality. Bluetooth adapters are great because you can pause and skip from the adapter, and keep your phone in your pocket. I don't like the idea of my phone just sitting loose in the car. In the event of an accident, after which, you'll really need that phone, I don't want it to have gone flying somewhere.

In my car that has an aux port, I have an MPOW Streambot. It's very compact and has pretty good sound quality... no static or muddiness. Battery life is 7-8 hours before you have to recharge it through its micro-usb port. Build quality is a little suspect, but hey, it cost $15 and it hasn't broken yet. I can't complain too much.

In my car that doesn't have an aux port, I have a Nulaxy FM Transmitter. As FM transmitters go, it is pretty great. There is only one frequency here in Dallas I can tune to and not get static, but that's all I need. You can use Radio Locator to find empty frequencies in your area. I feel like the sound quality is just a touch muddy sometimes, but it is far better than any other FM transmitter I've used.

A bluetooth head unit is the ideal solution, but at much higher cost and complexity.

u/da9ve · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

I'm still happily using this MPow one well over a year on, most of which time I've been moving it back and forth from one car to another. Sadly, it's no longer available.

When I decided to get a second one to eliminate the swapping, I got this Nulaxy one which has also been great so far,... but I've only had it for a month or so.

The MPow one is built solidly - I can't imagine it breaking, so I'd expect their newer model to be solid as well. Interestingly, though, it seems that a number of different brand names of these devices are literally the same hardware, with brand-specific firmware as the only distinguishing difference. So generalizing about hardware/manufacturing may be invalid. E.g., here's another that looks to be the same hardware as the discontinued MPow, but still available. Scrolling through the available models, I see at least 4 other brands that look identical to the MPow and numerous ones that look identical to the Nulaxy.

Exactly how have the ones you've had failed?

[Edit - caveat: I've been perfectly happy with both devices for playing music (flac player on Samsung Note 3 > Bluetooth to fm), but never have gotten the MPow to perform as a speakerphone worth a crap. Its mic just doesn't pick up my loud voice in a moving car competing against road noise, though it's possible I just haven't been able to adjust its input volume properly. I haven't had a chance to try the Nulaxy one yet as a speakerphone. ]

u/TerminusBest · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I recently purchased the item linked below for my wife's car. We have a newborn and she needs my car because it's bigger for the car seat, and I have been extremely happy with the clarity and ease of use of the fm transmitter. I'm sure there are many similar options out there, but I can stand by this one without hesitation you just need a cigarette lighter adapter.

u/daddy_nobucks · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

For $23 you can get a Bluetooth FM Transmitter on Amazon.

Wireless sync to your phone as soon as you get in the car.

No affiliate link, just good advice. Good Guy Daddy_Nobucks

u/DyceFreak · 1 pointr/technology

Hell yea, I rock the bluetooth in my 2001 Buick LeSebre. I used to use a wired one but that finally broke and the one I replaced it with ended up shitting out within a month so I replaced it with this and it's been golden.

u/drewdog173 · 1 pointr/Sacramento

> Oh, you think your opinion matters to the radio station and you give them your cell info for free on top of it. That's Complaining about corporate radio is naive in 2010. In 2018 it's just crazy.


u/Cabroncito0518 · 1 pointr/subaru

Something like this would work with any working stereo.
A little less expensive and no real install needed.

u/Checkers10160 · 1 pointr/Miata

I have a Bluetooth to FM transmitter right now (This one 4.5/5 stars and 4,000+ reviews) but I'm still unhappy with the sound, but I'm not sure if it's the speakers, the stereo (Because there's no external amp, it's being powered by the stereo) or the speakers. It's fuzzy/muddy, it clips, etc.

Although replacing the speakers would be done anyways, so maybe I will just start with that..... And maybe put an external amp in between the MSSS and speakers, so it can be a little more powerful without having to remove the stereo..... Really the only "broken" part is the Mode button, which switches between top up or top down sound modes, doesn't work right so I had to put a McDonalds straw shim in to keep it depressed, and the cassette player doesn't work.

So I'm torn because I'd like to have a modern stereo and just be able to plug a device in, but I also don't want to get rid of the MSSS (Although I did see an AUX mod for it). Thanks for letting me talk this out by the way, it's definitely helping. I think I will start with the speakers, then maybe an amp, and if I still don't like the way it sounds, I will remove it, store it somewhere safe, and throw a new deck in there.

Thanks again!

u/8bhizzel8 · 1 pointr/CarAV

The cheapest solution might be to just a fm transmittor.

u/Yggdrsll · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I have an 04 Subaru that doesn't even have an aux jack, and this has been the best purchase I've made recently. I use it every day, sound quality is good enough that I can hear audiobooks clearly over high speed road noise (and my car is noisy), bass sounds solid, music quality is way better than AM/FM radio. And it has a USB port so I can still charge my phone at the same time. The built in microphone isn't great, but it's good enough and is super low hassle and easy to use.

u/Regular_Erik · 1 pointr/Music

I'm in a similar situation with my car - no aux jack - and plan to keep this car till it turns to dust around me. So I've become quite familiar with a few FM transmitters. But firstly, it's worth mentioning that all FM Transmitters are garbage compared to direct input audio, at least in my experience.

But the best FM transmitter I've had thus far is this guy:

It's bluetooth so you don't have to deal with any cables that will undoubtedly twist and loosen and break. It's also a lot cheaper than the FM Transmitters you'd find stores like Best Buy (I've seen them for upwards of $50(!) in that place).

Some other advice... If you stick to mainly listening to music/radio/whatever through your phone and rarely use the actual radio, you will get a better, clearer signal for your FM Transmitter if you remove your car's antenna. A few years back my car's antenna got ripped off during a snow storm and it was the best happy accident I could have imagined. Because of that it's very easy to find a clear radio station to play the FM Transmitter through.

Good luck!

u/moduspwnens14 · 1 pointr/apple

You could buy one of these (less than $25):


    It's more than $0, but $25 isn't much to make any car Bluetooth-compatible until you get a car that supports it.
u/vicwong · 1 pointr/xboxone

If you have the Xbox connected to a receiver, you could try a bluetooth transmitter and plug it into the headphone jack of the receiver. There may be lag.

Here's one such device:

u/ismaelc · 1 pointr/xboxone

I plugged this to my TV and listened via Bluetooth earphones. Works great -

TROND 2-in-1 Bluetooth V4.1 Transmitter Receiver / Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter (aptX Low Latency for Both TX and RX, 2 Devices Simultaneously)

u/Qasar30 · 1 pointr/Roku
  • Maybe you have a tablet? A lot of people do. If not, an inexpensive tablet dedicated to private listen might be a simple solution.
  • Skip Private Listening and try a Bluetooth Transmitter Adapter and headphones instead? [Submitted as an example, not an endorsement. I have never used this product.] Plug this into the TV and the sound could/should be received via her phone's Bluetooth capability.

    A drawback is Guest SSID functionality might not be as robust as your primary SSID's by design, depending on your router. But it is easy to set-up and start experimenting, though.

    I am not sure how Streaming Stick+ helps you. Maybe you mean the Ultra that comes with a headphone jack in the remote?
u/AmadeusExcello · 1 pointr/galaxynote10

Solid suggestion.

After doing some research, I just might go wireless with a cheap Aukey Bluetooth receiver or a TROND Bluetooth receiver TaoTronics wireless audio adapter.

Video review

u/notaneggspert · 1 pointr/audiophile

This might be slightly more headphone oriented but I'm looking at getting a blue-tooth audio RX/TX so I can listen to TV/Music late at night without bothering my housemate through our thin shitty walls.

The only experience I have with blue-tooth audio is with the Sony MW600 that uses Bluetooth 3.0. I've found it has a very noticeable impact on audio quality even through Samsungs Oem headphones and my cars stock system.

Was bluetooth 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 a big jump in audio quality?

4.0 RX/TX for $24 Lacks Pass through charging so not extremely interested but still an option

4.1 RX/TX for $34 This supports pass through charging so I'm leaning towards this.

My Galaxy S7 has bluetooth 4.2 and my desktop has 4.0.

As I understand it 4.2 adds a big jump in transfer speeds but I'd imagine that my mostly 320kbps library with a few flacs, Spotify premium and the stereo output from my TV is is well under the transfer speed of even 4.0.

I'm not listening through super high end gear. Wired will be the cheap yet awesome Beteran KZ ATE w/ Mic and an inexpensive pair of in-ear bluetooth headphones like these or a also cheap but good over ear set. I need to do a little more research into bluetooth headphones but right now I'm focused on which bluetooth TX/RX to buy. Leaning towards in-ears since their more portable.

/r/headphones seems to recommend these $70 over ear bluetooth headphones or these $27 in ear bluetooth headphones. As far as I can tell most of those ~$25 in ear headphones are pretty much all clones of each other with mostly the same internals and user interfaces.
Not looking for the best bluetooth set up I don't have the money for it. But I don't want to notice and regret the drop in audio quality every time I go wireless over a 3.5mm cable as I do with the MW600.

u/GeneralDouglasMac · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I've used the Trond BT-Duo with great effect for years. Amazon here.

u/mummson · 1 pointr/PSVR

you could buy a pair of these and connect one to the output of the HMD and one to your headphones, but you'd have to jerry rig something to hold the dongle to the headphones and the HMD cable.. it might actually be a horrible solution.. also batteries and possible lag :(

u/daedalus1115 · 1 pointr/airpods

So my 7 solution was working and it stopped working. I tried for another hour to get it working again, couldn't, even with the dongle.

I bought this (since I wanted BlueTooth with other analog devices) and am using this now, it's working great.

u/dnil93 · 1 pointr/ipad

TROND Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter Receiver for TV PC iPod, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (AptX Low Latency, Pair with 2 Bluetooth Headphones Simultaneously), Black

u/shakerben · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Technically you would be able to use a Bluetooth transmitter but as everyone says there are likely to be latency issues which is bad in VR.

I have this one which I use with my Switch and on flights to watch movies.

u/DaveNagy · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

If you *really* need non-delayed audio, you could just plug an amplified external speaker into an unused headphone jack on the headset. You know, one of those little "phone speakers".


Like this:


If you need better quality and or volume, you could get a bigger/fancier Bluetooth speaker, and an audio-to-Bluetooth dongle. I'm guessing that the Bluetooth interface will introduce *some* delay, however.


Like this:

u/Zaydon · 1 pointr/sonos

my goal is to watch tv with bluetooth headphones with the sound all the way down on the playbar.

my tv volume is set to be permanently zero, so I don't think adding something like this (below)will work. plus it's going to add clutter to my clean mounting.

u/Ph0X · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm mostly planning to use my PC, so I'll need the transmitter too.

I really wish there was a tiny male-to-male adapter like this but with 2.5mm, can't find that anywhere sadly. Do you usually have yours handing off your headphones with a slightly longer cable?

This one has a clip so I could attach it to my shirt.

This other one is both a transmitter and receiver, I could maybe just get two of those, one for each end?

u/jamvanderloeff · 1 pointr/techsupport

You can use a portable bluetooth transmitter like this,

Screen isn't essential, it just automatically connects to the closest thing it can find that's waiting to pair.

u/RedditUserBrian · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

It looks like the best way to get Bluetooth support may be a small AptX capable transmitter. I found this one on Amazon that people are using for the Nintendo Switch :

I guess you would have to attach the transmitter to the Quest but it looks like the audio lag would be 30-40ms (instead of 200+ms)

edit - You would obviously need AptX compatible Bluetooth headphones. I don't believe any of the Airpod models support this.

u/jmdexo26 · 1 pointr/civic

99 percent sure you want something like this. TROND Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter Receiver for TV PC iPod, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (AptX Low Latency, Pair with 2 Bluetooth Headphones Simultaneously), Black

u/devinh1122 · 1 pointr/airpods

This one works amazing with my Nintendo switch. They pair In like 5 seconds so I like it. Haven’t had to charge it in about 4 days. And it’s small. Cheers 😋

u/KevinSupreme · 1 pointr/airpods

This provides decent audio quality for my work computer. Worth every penny.

u/cancertoast · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch works with docked/undocked. You just need earbuds/headset that is aptx compatible.

u/farptr · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

The RPi doesn't have audio input or HDMI input. If you want to get audio out of the Yamaha via the HDMI connection then you'll need a HDMI audio extractor box. Plug that into a Bluetooth aptx transmitter. aptx is much better quality than regular Bluetooth audio but you need to make sure the transmitter and your speakers support it.

You need the HDMI audio extractor anyway if you want to get the audio from the HDMI cable. It is easier to just use a purpose built Bluetooth aptx transmitter than dealing with the RPi. You'll probably have much better latency as well.

u/wlkmnplgn · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If I get it rigth, your TV doesnt have Bluetooth, and your receiver doesn't have HDMI or Bluetooth and you want to connect them wirelessly?
You could try two of these ""
One on your TV as transmitter and one on your sound system as receiver.

u/romulusnr · 1 pointr/amazonecho

Connect like how?

Also there is no Echo Gen 3 yet, there is an Echo Dot gen 3, though.

As far as I know none of the Echo devices have an audio input.

There do exist devices that can transmit over Bluetooth from an audio source, such as this whihc comes with an RCA-3.5mm adapter, although you could get probably any other BT transmitter and a separate RCA-3.5mm adapter.

u/wailord40 · 1 pointr/headphones

Thanks so much for the help! One last question: Would the following receiver be good for what I want? Its a little more expensive than the other, but it supports aptx. I need it for my recorder so it can connect to the headphones

u/w1n5t0nM1k3y · 1 pointr/Surface

Possible solution. Get this Bluetooth transmitter which supports pairing to 2 sets of headphones. Plug it into the headphone jack of your Surface and pair the headphone a to the dongle.

u/SmittyJonz · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile
u/6x9equals42 · 1 pointr/headphones

You need a receiver like this or this for the headphones and a transmitter like this (USB) or this (Optical) for the PC

u/blueman541 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Yea, I was looking at something similar but has aptx support.

Bunch on amazon that look a like, probably rebranded stuff. Not sure how well they will work with a microphone like modmic.

Maybe I should give up the DIY quest with clunky solutions for the modmic and go with something more elegant like bTunes

u/DeeGeeFi · 1 pointr/techsupport

I don't think you can get surround through bluetooth (at least don't know any adapters that can do).

But amazon etc. are full of different bluetooth to 3.5mm plug adapters like this.

u/travelswagger · 1 pointr/bose

Hey there. Sorry for the delay since I was traveling. I tried the earbuds out at Sony Store Ginza during the Headphone Park event and was impressed. They didn't seem to mask as much noise as my QC35, BUT I was also using the silicon eartips. I didn't have a chance to try to foam.

I was impressed by how light they were and that they didn't fall out when I shook my head -- Apple wireless AirPods and wired EarPods don't fit my ears well and always fall out. I'd imagine they're more comfortable in lie-flat business to sleep with than the QC35.

I've also resigned to lack of aptX and LDAC. I think AAC and SBC will be fine since it probably means better range, improved connectivity, and longer battery life. FWIW, QC35 also lacks aptX and LDAC, and I only listen to podcasts with Google Podcasts and Overcast by Marco Armeny, listen to music with Google Play Music / YouTube Music, and watch video streaming like YouTube TV, YouTube Premium, Netflix, HBO NOW, etc. The devices I use are Apple iPad Pro 10.5, Google Pixel 3a XL and OnePlus 7 Pro.

Yes, I pre-ordered on Amazon for $185 (lower cost than Sony Ginza Duty Free 25880¥ or $240) with a few promotions I had ($5 Amazon gift card credit, $10 Whole Foods credit and a discount with use of 1 American Express Membership Reward point). Sony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds, Black

I also snagged a Bluetooth transceiver during Prime Day that seemed to have numerous decent reviews. It'll come in handy for IFE. $23.11 was the lightning deal. TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

Just in case, I also bought some foam eartips during Prime Day that seemed to be a good value. I hope they fit. $5.59 was the lightning deal. 12Pcs Replacement Eartips- RIYO Premium Memory Foam Earphone Earbuds Tips Noise Reducing Earbud Tips for 5mm-7mm in-Ear Headphones Nozzle (Large, Black)

QUESTION FOR YOU: Is QC20 noise canceling better than QC35? I've always understood that it was, but the QC35 seems to be more popular since it's wireless.

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u/kasmog · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Does your PC have built in Bluetooth? If not, then you'll want to get a [Bluetooth transmitter] ( . I've had good experience with that brand's Bluetooth receiver, I turned some of my headphones wire using it.

Bluetooth generally has worse sound quality compared to wired. Will you be able to tell the difference? That I don't know.

u/_ITX_ · 1 pointr/Bluetooth_Speakers

There are actually tons of different devices for your purpose. The cheapest, most practicable solution would be this transmitter/receiver hybrid from Taotronics. Just plug it into your old TV/audio system, put it into transmitting mode and connect it with your speaker.

u/visualfeast · 1 pointr/premiere

I would send those back and invest in some good studio cans like the industry standard mdr-7506's and a couple of Bluetooth adapters like these: (or just 1 if your computer already has Bluetooth)

u/Sgt_redbeard · 1 pointr/videos

Yeah you can get some of these things already

wireless 3.5 jack

cricket powder

a decent mini projector

u/aereventia · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ah cool. I’ve been eyeing a Bluetooth transmitter like this:

TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

I didn’t know they were a thing until recently so I thought I’d share.

u/ultranonymous11 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Something like this works a lot better as you can use in docked or undocked.

It also works great on planes that have TVs. It’s an awesome device.

u/bionista · 1 pointr/headphones

you can plug something like this into any source and then it will send BT signal to your BT headphones.

it can also work in reverse by plugging in non BT headphones to receive a BT signal.

u/Desperate_Soup · 1 pointr/airpods

I ended up going with this

u/Red-and-White · 1 pointr/ZReviews

Maybe this? I have one of their car bluetooth receivers and it's good enough for that.

u/preswest · 1 pointr/flying

The headphone part of the twin tails is just a standard 1/4" in headphone adapter. The smaller one is for the mic. If you have a bluetooth transmitter like the below, you just need a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter.

u/Equilibrium117 · 1 pointr/oculus

I bought two items in case my good PC headset doesn't fit over:

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

SoundPEATS Bluetooth Headphones Magnetic Wireless Earbuds IPX6 in-Ear Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earphones Upgraded Q12 Plus (9 Hours Playtime, APTX-LL, CVC 8.0, 10mm Drivers)

Both use aptX low latency and Bluetooth 5.0

u/a_lowman · 1 pointr/line6

You could use something like this, connecting it to the headphone output on the pod and then pairing with your bluetooth speaker.

u/alwaysneed · 1 pointr/bose

Oh, probably not since apple is evi.l I just assumed it would work with all computers with intel cpu.If you have a 2015 or older mac, you can look at , it's should be the latest network card used in macbooks before they switched to adding networking to the logic board - it is insanely expensive since it's a proprietary mac component vs. the 9260, which is unlucky. You'll also get better connection for wifi with this. Check to make sure you don't already have this in your mac. Also, not too sure about it's specs. I just searched for newest networking card incase yours is fairly old. It's probably Bluetooth 4.0, which shouldn't be an issue since the headphones don't have the best BT either. The new chips, just ensure that your networking card isn't causing the bottleneck. Also, helps with increasing BT range and stability.

Audio only bluetooth 5.0 adapters are a lot cheaper, do some more research into the products before buying, since I just pulled the first two from amazon that were mac compatible.

This one seems more convenient as it's not dangling from the 3.5m audio port on your computer, like the 2nd one.

u/AC3x0FxSPADES · 1 pointr/civic

u/atari1993 This is your answer - here’s an example from Amazon

u/McPhattLoL · 1 pointr/headphones

Thanks for the information,

What if I were to do something like this...

Transmitter: Nintendo Switch USB Port -> Avantree Leaf USB Aptx LL Transmitter OR this TaoTronics Transmitter

Receiver: My own FiiO BTR3 clipped onto the headband of my MSR7's (connected by short 3.5mm cable)

- With this setup I assume the connection will be low latency as both transmitter and receiver are APTX LL compatible. Though I have no idea what codec will be chosen by default without an interface to select from.

- If this were to work, how do I pair a bluetooth transmitter/reciever without an interface. Will it automatically pair if both are put in pairing mode at the same time?

u/HebrewHammer16 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm looking at a $200-$300 budget for my first system and have settled on an Audio Source AMP100VS 2 Channel amp and Micca MB42X speakers, plus speaker wire and an RCA adapter. I'm considering either just using the RCA adapter to plug into my iphone when I listen, or buying a bluetooth receiver like this. I'd be perfectly content to do this and call it a day, except that I'd worry that using such a receiver and streaming my music would put a low cap on the quality I'd hear and effectively waste the speaker/amp setup - is this fear founded? Is there something I'm missing here? Or will I be mostly fine to go ahead with that plan.


u/technomooney · 1 pointr/sennheiser

no.... they are just headphones.... you need a get an actual the one found here

u/carlwhatshisface · 1 pointr/PS4
  1. TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV / Home Sound System)

  2. KOTION EACH 2.0 USB External Sound Card Adapter for PC Laptop Windows Mac OS Linux, AFUNTA Audio Adapter Cable, No drivers Needed

    This is my exact setup for use with my qc35 over Bluetooth. You can plug in link 1 to the audio port and a mic to the mic port to get voice chat. I use my Bose qc25's inline mic cord as a mic. It still works as a mic even though it's not actually connected to any headphones.

    For wired voice chat with qc35, I connect my Bose qc25 cable with inline mic to my qc35. I plug that in to

  3. Maeline 3.5mm Female to 2 Male Gold Plated Headphone Mic Audio Y Splitter Flat Cable

    and plug that into link 1. Can confirm voice with the wired setup.

    I know it's complicated but it's what I came up with. I had the same question you did with the same amount of answers. So I hope this helps.

    I'll check later if I can just Bluetooth my voice to that splitter without inline mic. Can't test it now though.

u/Ynomeikiba · 1 pointr/Switch

I am not sure if Bluetooth transmitters also receive microphone input, but I use a Bluetooth earbud and this transmitter. The latency is low and the quality is good. If you have a Bluetooth headset already it saves some money, otherwise I also use this headset. This one is only one ear, but any headset should work.

I am also uncertain, but I think must USB headsets, even wireless, should work with the study regardless of if it says "Switch compatible," but I have no evidence to back my claim.

u/vairyn · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Not a BT transmitter specifically, but I've had several BT receivers and headsets over the years. I can say at least if you buy something cheap, expect it to perform poorly or not last long. Those transmitters around $30 look like they are middle of the market so you would probably have a decent time with it. As with all things you buy on Amazon though, see what other people say, the one OP mentioned has almost 1000 reviews and it is 4.5 stars. At first glance, that looks like a pretty good one. For more info, check the reviews themselves, since they are written by people who have used that. I think this one is the one OP has, maybe

u/murderfacejr · 1 pointr/audio

Your best bet would probably be to get a Bluetooth transmitter and attach it to the CD player of your choice. Something like this. It's probably going to be difficult to find a Standalone CD player that has a Bluetooth transmitter in it. You could maybe get a USB Bluetooth transmitter and play cds from a laptop or soemthing. You may also wish to just rip the discs she has into a lossless format, which could then be played from an MP3 player or phone.

u/Q50z · 1 pointr/infiniti

What I did was buy a transmitter with Bluetooth 5.0 from Amazon like the one below and connect it to the center console auxilary. There is no noticeable lag and the audio comes in louder too


u/RC531976 · 1 pointr/audio

This is pretty basic stuff. There won't be a significant difference between the cheapest and most expensive Bluetooth transmitter. Indeed, they likely have the same technology inside.

The "Amazon's Choice" gadget seems pretty nice to me. It can be used as a Transmitter or Receiver, and as a Transmitter, it can be paired with two receivers, etc.

Indeed. now that I did the research for you, I am going to buy one for myself. Thanks for the tip! :-)

u/picmandan · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

You can get a BT transmitter to add to the CD player, like this, for example. However, you may have better quality if you can use an aux connection. On the flip side, as this transmitter unit has aptX, so if your receiver accepts that protocol, the sound quality will be pretty good.

u/Supercharged_Z06 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

If it were me, I'd go for something really versatile/nice like the ES100:

But that might be overkill... still, it's a very nice little device with some amazing audio capability due to its built in DAC and great software. Lots of folks really like this device and for good reason.

A more budget friendly receiver (pretty plain and more utilitarian) would be something like:

u/battletaods · 1 pointr/headphones

Thanks a lot for suggesting those. I'm not too specific with sound (for games, certainly a little more picky with music) so I'll check out some reviews for the NuForce you mentioned. Also thank you very much for mentioning the aptx-LL codec - that's good information to have.

If you don't mind a follow up question, I'd now like to ask about the Bluetooth Transmitter. Right now I'm using a crappy USB dongle just to pair controllers with my PC. I'm sure that's not what I need in this case. So is this a "transmitter" that you're referring to? And after knowing what I'm looking to achieve with my IEMs, do you have any recommendations? I know you said the transmitter needs to also support aptx-LL, and the one I linked seems to say it has that. But just not sure if it's a good option. Usually the "Amazon Choice" stuff can be sketchy. Also does the Bluetooth version have any impact, say if the IEMs had a lower version and transmitter a higher version, or vice versa? I don't even know if this is a good budget for a transmitter, but I'd be willing to do $50 or less for a transmitter since the IEMs you recommended are only $150.

Thanks a ton for your help!

u/alch3m1stz · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Alternatively, you could hookup a bluetooth adapter to the chair and get a bluetooth transmitter for the switch like the genki one or if the tv has bluetooth audio already you just need a bluetooth adapter hooked up to the the chair.

Adapter you would need for chair:

Adapter for switch (didnt have the genki one on Amazon) :

u/SmilingBob2 · 1 pointr/Soundbars

A Bluetooth adapter can plug into the headphone jack and broadcast to multiple speakers. Of course, the TV has to have a headphone jack (some no longer do) and the speakers must be Bluetooth.

u/I_want_all_the_tacos · 1 pointr/headphones

Wait, why don't you just get those 2 in 1 transmitter+receiver units like this. You would need 2 of them.

So Reciver headphone output -> 1 unit in transmitter mode -> 1 unit in receiver mode -> headphones

u/Easy_Toe · 1 pointr/googlehome

So, the way I understand it, the Chromecast Audio only works for audio streams, if it is a video, it will not play the audio via the Chromecast Audio and the Video on a different device. They would probably be out of sync and it would be a terrible experience. What I think you want is a Bluetooth adapter for your home audio system. Like this: . This way, all audio from your GH will be sent through it (GH does not know it is not a speaker) to your home audio system.

u/kwixmusic · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Just as a heads up, because I think my audio solution is pretty great, I highly recommend checking out

and buying a bluetooth headset of your choice and just pair them together and attach the TaoTronics adaptor right to the side of the quest. This ALSO lets you attach the audio output of the quest to just about any bluetooth speaker as well, if you want to fill a room up with Quest sound.

There is no delay in Beat-saber, and it sounds much better than the stock speaker OR the earphones.

u/sniperlogik · 1 pointr/Zune

here is the transmitter and cord links from amazon. the pics are in the main zune thread. you'll see what it looks like.

transmitter link:

cord link:

u/waxandwane · 1 pointr/bluetooth

Is this any good? I don't want lag.

u/prajaybasu · 1 pointr/headphones

Bluetooth's default codec has high latency which means that the video/audio will go out of sync and the sound quality will be shite, at least for me.

aptX is a codec that's meant to fix that, and aptX-LL (Low Latency) would be the best choice for streaming desktop audio wirelessly.

Buy the FiiO BTR1, which is aptX+aptX-LL capable receiver and also buy a transmitter that's capable of aptX-LL (like this, this or this) and you'll not regret having aptX capable gear after trying to watch normal YouTube videos or game on that crappy default BT connection.

I believe macOS can utilize aptX by default, but if you have a Windows PC and do not have a 3.5mm jack to hook up the transmitter to, then you can buy an aptX-capable dongle like this and install the CSR Harmony BT stack because the default Microsoft BT stack does not properly support aptX.

I have a BTR1 and the CSR 4.0 dongle that I linked above and I get near zero latency unless I go too far (it switches codec to the default BT one if I go too far) - I'm not sure if it's using aptX-LL though, but it's definitely using aptX.

The upcoming FiiO BTR3 and the Bluewave GET also support aptX-HD apart from aptX-LL, but I don't think most media can even use such a high bitrate, so aptX-LL will be fine for now.

I guess you can ignore my advice if you are happy with the Mpow receiver (like many people) - I didn't use it personally, but my experience with non-aptX devices has been awful.

u/brizzle42 · 1 pointr/audio

You can find a Bluetooth transmitter and wire from your receivers B output (if there is one) and then pair with BT speaker. Range will be the only issue but it should work up to 30’ with line of sight. Here’s an example that I have used that’s rock solid

u/bogus83 · 1 pointr/googlehome

This is just an example, not sure if it's any good. What you need is a "transmitter", specifically- that means it sends a signal out to other devices. Link

There are also "transmitter/receivers" which work in both directions: Link2

u/smokeyjoey8 · 1 pointr/VIZIO_Official

Something like this:


Your TV doesn't have a headphone jack, but does have an RCA audio out on the bottom back. That one I linked says it includes all the cables necessary.

u/dwroushey · 1 pointr/Miata

Was missing Bluetooth audio and hooked this up today. It's not perfect (I have to turn it on and off) but there are next/back buttons so I can change tracks without looking at my phone.

I had the BT receiver laying around already. But this is the one I used:

TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver, Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter (aptX Low Latency, Pair 2 At Once, For TV / Car Sound System, Volume Control)

Edit: words

u/EpisodeOneWasGreat · 1 pointr/audiophile

There are bluetooth transmitters that can connect multiple receivers:

Or, if you're into the cable nest look, single receiver transmitters are relatively cheap:

plus a splitter:

u/DubDroid · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

The Nintendo switch is great, but it's not perfect. I've been trying to make it better. This is my solution!

TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.2 Transmitter/Receiver, Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter

Bluetooth Headphones, VAVA MOOV 28 Wireless Headphones

8Bitdo SF30 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller Gamepad

[Power Delivery] Anker PowerCore 13400 Nintendo Switch Edition

tstand Tablet Stand Holder for bed

Am I missing anything?

u/aholland1 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Thanks for the link/photo/recommendation! Have you tried pairing this to a surround sound receiver?


I have an Onkyo 7.1 setup with a Bluetooth input I'd love to use for Beat Saber so I'm not sweating up headphones, but the built-in Bluetooth on the Quest won't pass audio to it at all even though it pairs. It's this, or I use a 25 foot stereo aux cable and then I'm tethered again like with the PSVR lol.


Also, did you see the upgrade option that supposedly lets you pair two devices? Wondering if this would be a better option to pair headphones and/or a surround receiver when in a party situation perhaps - little bigger but not much:

u/AMysticalAlliance · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

No. Those adapters (made for cars) are receivers, they take the audio from your phone wirelessly and output it to the headphone jack (which is connected to your car).

What you want is a transmitter since the switch is outputting audio.

Something like this would work:

But it is better to get the ones made specifically for the switch since they are much smaller and are low profile.

u/neomancr · 1 pointr/vintageaudio

>Wow that's a lot to take in. I'm happy you told me about the whole tweeter position.
> as I was about to try and turn them sideways cause I figured that my ears are up here so why put speakers below where my ears are.
>And your 100percent correct that the human mouth aims at the listeners ears.
>I haven't tried to play anything between 300 or 2000 hurts as yet. Is there a record or download I can get that will help me test that?

just anything vocal heavy. down to the river from "Oh Brother where art thou" the movie sound track is beautiful as is landslide by Fleetwood Mac the demo version or album version.

virtually all of her voice will be emanating not from the tweeter but from the woofer since the human voice tonally peaks before even 1000hz.

think about that. the human voice which is essentially the hardest thing to get right ranges from about 200hz to 1000hz and that's like Barry white and Mariah Carey minus her squeal which goes a bit higher.

and then around 1000-3000 is where lip noises breath the sound of consonants and sibilance are which is why our hearing is actually most sensitive there to allow us to be able to comprehend speech.

that range is such a hot spot that it's also the range of nails on chalk board and why the sound of people chewing with their mouths open cuts through the mix and is considered rude. it sounds louder to us than it really is...

a baby crying it's loudest, belting is what it's technically called, also falls within this range which again makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint.

so the role of the tweeter is really only reserved for the percussive sounds in vocals while tone is all handled by the woofer and tone is richness which is what you want the most of, while clarity on the other hand adds air and dimension / sound staging but is also fatiguing to our ears just like nails on chalk board.

in all music the entire spectrum is basically covered so at any given point you are actually hearing nails on chalkboard but along with other stuff so it doesn't sound as bad but regardless having that range a bit off axis is just more comfortable.

>Other wise they r great speakers and once I figure out how to get them hooked up to my Bluetooth I should be happy as a clam.

you can find pretty decent Bluetooth adapters with line out for around 20 bucks. just make sure it has good reviews and supports apt x.

>Thanks for your help, I feel good knowing that these are better than 5 pairs of ls50s! (And that must be a lot of speakers)

I like this one especially since it allows you to stream to two devices at once:

Check this out at - TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter/Receiver, Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter (aptX Low Latency, Pair 2 at Once, for TV/Car Sound System, Volume Control)

the advantage is also that it's super compact so I can carry it with me on a plane or something BUT it's range is limited. if you plan on expecting it to work across the house rather than just when you're in the room I'd grab something with actual antennas like this.

Check this out at - 1Mii B06Pro Long Range Bluetooth Receiver, HiFi Wireless Audio Adapter, Bluetooth 4.2 Receiver with 3D Surround aptX Low Latency Optical RCA AUX 3.5mm for Home Stereo System this out at - 1Mii B06Pro Long Range Bluetooth Receiver, HiFi Wireless Audio Adapter, Bluetooth 4.2 Receiver with 3D Surround aptX Low Latency Optical RCA AUX 3.5mm for Home Stereo System

I think they're the same, one I thought was cheaper so I copied tbsh link too so I could check.

added: okay just reviewed my copied and pasted links, yea the last two are the same.

u/shredphones · 1 pointr/audio

Here's what you're looking for:

It's switchable between transmitter and receiver, and one can transmit to the other. It's super easy, there's minimal latency, and you're looking at a total investment of $60.

u/Gobias_Industries · 1 pointr/television

You need two things like this, plus an amplifier on the speaker side.

Looks like there's also amps that will receive bluetooth so you can just get one transmitter above and then one of those.

I'm sure this could be made to work, but no idea if you'll be pleased with the results after spending a bunch of money on it. Any reason you have to get rid of the wires?

u/mrandyclark · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle
  • Big updates will get an email. You can keep an eye on "The Output", peloton's blog for info.

  • I'm not a fan of the DELTA cleats. Swapped my pedals out for the entry level SPD's. $35 and I can use the same shoes as my cross bike. Highly recommend. My girlfriend kept her DELTA cleats and they have gotten easier to clip out over time.

  • Oh yeah... bluetooth. If your soundbar is 4.1, you'll consistently get a lag. I bought this which fixes the issue. I really need to get a post up about my setup... I've been meaning to do that for so long. Here is a post I wrote about troubleshooting bluetooth and here describes my solution.

    If you have more any questions, fire them away.
u/elislider · 1 pointr/Zune

It would work with anything that has a headphone jack. I did a quick Amazon search and there's a bunch but for example one of these

u/VolcanoHoliday · 1 pointr/subpac

Receiver (1/8 inch audio cord into subpac):

Transmitter (1/8 inch audio cord in the computer audio out, powered with an empty USB port)

There an easy way to tell if aptx is working...if you have noticeable latency, it’s not using aptx! It’s possible your receiver is picking up the computer built in Bluetooth and not the aptx one. Problem solve with turning things off/on and test with a YouTube drum tutorial video (easy to find a delay in the audio/video that way).

u/sglville · 1 pointr/techsupport

You need to attach a bluetooth transmitter to the audio out on the turntable. Something this this should work

you also need a rca to aux adapter since that turntable has rca out

u/Zirillian · 1 pointr/essentialphone

If you're implying that you can't use bluetooth in your car, but you can use an Aux cable...assuming that you aren't using headphones, do yourself a favor and get one of these:

It works excellent; I've used many different versions and brands (moving from Bluetooth 2.0 up to 4.1) and they all accomplish the same thing, and the new ones sound fantastic (better than aux because there's no volume limit).

u/_lowrez_ · 1 pointr/Bluetooth_Audiophile

Run your audio source into this and pair it with your BT headphones. I have one and it sounds great. Hope that helps. :)

u/fucking212er · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If you are in the US, and have the Onkyo A9010, like I, then you cannot plug the Chromecast 2 into your Onkyo as it does not have an HDMI input, so you will need to either:

  • Have some sort of output from your TV to your receiver and use the Chromecast/TV as a "bridge" of sorts. This will require you have the TV on when streaming music,
  • Use something like the splitter to which you linked on Amazon,
  • Go the Raspberry Pi mentioned below,
  • Get a Chromecast Audio,
  • Some alternative network streamer like this,
  • If your PC has Bluetooth, then a Bluetooth adapter like this.

    There are probably other alternatives, but I don't know them.

    I have a Chromecast Audio and love it. If you can find one, that's what I would do.
u/herrsmith · 1 pointr/headphones

Get a Bluetooth transmitter like this or this.

u/Lyeim · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I'm still kinda new to the audiophile stuff and only know about closed backs in the ~$100 range but I personally have a pair of Coolermaster mh752/1's and I'm loving those, they're amazingly comfy straight out of the box and the audio is very good for the price. Other than that I've read that the audiotechnica ath M40x has better audio than the mh752's but the pads have to be replaced before they're usable. For the mpow adapter [these] ( were the ones that were recommended to my by some other people. you can probably do a quick search for ~$200 headphones and just buy an adapter to go with it.

Edit: link fumbling


Edit 2: okay the link isnt getting fixed so im just gonna leave it

u/KtheAvenger · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

How long is the sale? Also idk much about how bluetooth works but what makes this one better than say these three 1 2 3 I guess the third one is the best one to compare it too. Please help

u/ElvisonD · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver and Transmitter, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter, Pairing with 2 Bluetooth Headphones At Once In TX Mode, Built-in Mic for Hands-free Calling in RX Mode

I bought something similar to this. The brand I had was called KINGTOP but Amazon doesn't have it anymore. It didn't have that bulky part in the 3.5 jack but it works with my wireless earphones.

u/codemotherfuckercode · 1 pointr/headphones

That gadget is $200.

How about these?

HE400i is $150 higher than my budget but I've found some large wired headphones below $100.

u/Fruitloop800 · 1 pointr/PS4

You should be able to connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones to the PS4 without much trouble I believe

or you could plug one of these directly into the controller and connect Bluetooth headphones to it (as long as it can be a transmitter and not just a receiver) but like I said they should be able to connect to the system without one.

u/Trey5169 · 1 pointr/computers

Sounds like you'll be looking for something similar to this:

(Note that I didn't shop around for the best product, it's just an example.)

It should turn 3.5 mm jack input --> bluetooth output, and vice versa.

u/kurozer0 · 1 pointr/ipad

I purchased a 3.5mm bluetooth transmitter that allows 2 sets of BT headphones. Now I just need to remember to also bring my USB-C to 3.5mm dongle.

u/easycure · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I havent tested it out out with bluetooth headpones yet, but i was able to pair up this tra smitter with a BT speaker and it worked well:

I use it in my car all the time, works has a receiver and transmitter, amd the audio jack is detachable, so you can replace it with a cable.

Just bought a new pair of bluetooth headpobes, I'm gonna test them out soon. If it works well enough, I plan o attaching the transmitter to the back of my hybrid case, and using a short cable to connect it to the switch that way, versus awkwardly bulging out from the top.

u/LSUenigma · 1 pointr/oneplus

A tiny bluetooth transmitter like this could help in that situation.

u/suhtom128 · 1 pointr/LogitechG

Shouldn't it just be as easy as putting a bluetooth receiver into the aux for the headphones?

Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver and Transmitter, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter, Pairing with 2 Bluetooth Headphones At Once In TX Mode, Built-in Mic for Hands-free Calling in RX Mode

u/CriticalNeck · 1 pointr/technology

The way Bluetooth works is strictly one-to-one. So, unfortunately, there's no easy way to just connect 2 sets of wireless headphones to your phone, for example. There are splitters though. This seems to be one of the most popular ones on Amazon, that would do what you want: Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver and Transmitter, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter

u/ezmobee_work · 1 pointr/gadgets

I got the newer Logitech one and it works awesome. It was between that and the cheaper Belkin one but the reviews on the Belkin were pretty bad.

u/psyki · 1 pointr/Android

I haven't tried it myself, but the reviews on Amazon for this Logitech adapter regarding audio quality seemed to be the highest of all the ones I looked at.

u/discdigger · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I just use a bluetooth receiver, like this:

I can send music from my desktop, from my laptop, or from my phone.

u/andersonmatt1125 · 1 pointr/gifs

I got a Logitech bluetooth reciever and hooked it up to a pair of decent speakers. It's working very well. The lag caused by the bluetooth doesn't matter for music, and is honestly barely noticeable when watching videos.

u/thesneakywalrus · 1 pointr/audiophile

Nope, in that setup headphones are your friend.

On the go I use a portable USB DAC that seems to have enough oomph to drive my AKG's.

I've got four audio setups around the house, and if I'm on the laptop I'll just connect to them via bluetooth (I use bluetooth dongles like this)

u/volando34 · 1 pointr/Android

Honestly, don't do it. Audio over BlueTooth sounds terrible if you actually care for your music experience. The signal is compressed in a very lossy way, sounds like the source is in a tunnel. This is not an "audiophile vs normal person" argument, you WILL hear the difference between a $1 monoprice audio cable and any sort of wireless connection that you set up. The Belkin and Logitech devices linked below are pretty much equivalent, and equally bad in this respect.

Here's a CNET article that confirms this.

p.s. AirPlay uses some sort of wifi protocol, not BT, so it's noticeably better, but we don't have a lot of options for that in the non-fruit world.

u/madreus · 1 pointr/GalaxyNexus

To use in your car. For what I've read, I think this is the best one:

The only problem is that it only allows to connect one bluetooth device (it says multi-pairing but check the first review)

Tip: If you buy it, take it to a auto-stereo shop and connect the power supply to the key and the audio cable directly to the head-unit instead of using your auxiliary port. That way your charging and aux ports will be unoccupied for future uses.

For your home: I have this one, is great:

u/ins0mn1a · 1 pointr/Android

i am considering getting a bluetooth speaker adapter, for example this one. cheaper than getting a new sound system with wireless capability, especially if you already have decent amp & speakers and no other reason to change them.

u/fatiSar · 1 pointr/audio

TV - Panasonic VIERA TC-L47E50

Amplifier - LP-2020A+ Lepai

Analog Audio Source - Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter

Digital A/V Source - Apple TV

Speakers - Micca MB42 Bookshelf Speakers

The TV does have an optical audio out, which leaves me in the same position as before; as well as a component audio out, which bumps me up a step in that I don't need a DAC anymore, but I'd still need a selector. Obviously that's no big deal, I could easily get one, but if I can be finicky for a moment - I'm fixated on the notion of having the scheme outlined above.

I'm starting to strongly consider the DIY route, and maybe even integrating the DAC into the amplifier, with both analog and digital inputs, and a switch for source selection. Do you have any resources you've used in the past that you think might be helpful for this?

u/taters_n_gravy · 1 pointr/hometheater
  • put the PC by the receiver instead
  • buy a wireless mouse and keyboard
  • buy this for your ipad/phones/etc
u/disastar · 1 pointr/Android

Instead of buying another computer, could you just purchase a bluetooth music receiver and plug it into your speakers? Something like this:

There are cheaper ones from Belkin and Britelink on Amazon, but some of the reviews make me wary.

Monoprice sells this one (no battery), and it has decent reviews:

They also have a battery powered version for additional portability:

u/SGT3386 · 1 pointr/gadgets

I have had this model since Generation 1 back in 2011. Range is awesome, simple one touch pairing. Can control volume from smartphone or PC, which is what I use it for when I want to play music in my house for parties and such. You also have the option to use 3.5mm or RCA cables to hook up to an amp. The price of this device fluctuates between $40 to $60 all the time. Right now it is at a good price for $40. I apologize in advance if this is what you are not looking for, but I am 95% certain this is what you're asking for. -

u/davemchine · 1 pointr/audiophile

I can't speak for the Sony but I have used the Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth Audio Devices for the same purpose. Similar size and price point. It worked very well, sounded good, but I did not enjoy the constant reconnection process.

u/DavidTennantsTeeth · 1 pointr/gadgets

Home Theater Installer here. The answer depends on what "kind" of system you want. Using my knowledge of the field, plus my consumer reports subscription I recommend the VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers. It's true 5.1 surround sound and the audio quality is surprisingly good even though it's a Vizio product.

u/Revenue60 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Optical directly to the TV, I have my setting for hdmi audio set to Bitstream out and dolby digital.

Had the issue earlier in the year and it was fixed with the February or March update.

This is my sound bar;
VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers

u/Kmann1994 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Amazon link

I love this thing I can't wait to get one this summer.

u/Scriptgeeky · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I'll just leave this right here

Edit: I have just the entry level sound bar and I love it! Will eventually upgrade to that nicer one.

u/Peacefulchaos6 · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Hey man, thanks a lot for the input, I really appreciate it. Sorry about not answering all the questions. I do not have access to a microcenter store. I have picked out most of peripherals already. But I really like that mechanical keyboard definitely going to look it to that more. Also is overclocking worth it? What would I have to upgrade for my PC to handle it?

One other question I had is that I am thinking about buying a surround sound system for my TV. Since I only use my TV when connected to my computer I was wondering if it is possible to just hook it up to it and use the speakers for everything? I am looking at a Vizio Sound bar I am unsure how speakers work between computer and TV so I don'[t even know if this is possible.

u/murph17 · 1 pointr/xboxone

if you want to go the soundbar route, this Vizio gets good reviews.

wireless connection to the subwoofer, which then has wired connection to the rear surrounds. so you don't need to hide 3 really long cables from the soundbar to the back of the room.

u/homeboi808 · 1 pointr/hometheater

Looks like that Vizio model I talked about is no longer on sale. However, it's bigger brother can be had for $241 refurb.

If you don't care about bass or surround sound, and just want stereo speakers that sound much better, you could get something like these for $200 (the E4.5 option). They can plug into the RCA outs on your tv.

u/meatmacho · 1 pointr/deals

Don't know what kind of setup you're looking for, but I was happy to pick up this Vizio 42" 5.1 sound bar with wireless bluetooth and surround speakers. I don't love that I have to settle for a sound bar, but this seems like a good deal on a quality set. With $10 prime discount, it ends up being $190+tax, which ain't bad. I'll know tomorrow if Costco has them in store for less (they were the same price online before it sold out).

u/technewsreader · 1 pointr/cordcutters

$1,500 Paradigm Soundscape, but I doubt you have heard one.
$1,800 Yamaha YSP-4300 has 22 drivers in it.
> Go for a Soundbar: This is especially true when you consider that a similarly priced soundbar can offer performance that’s not much worse. Sure, you won’t get the surround effect with just the single bar speaker, but you’ll often get a more neutral frequency response, the same (or similar) bass, and a lot less wires.

You can also get a soundbar with 2 rear satellite speakers.

u/boostnma · 1 pointr/hometheater

This got great reviews

Post some pics of your room we might be able to help.

u/scswift · 1 pointr/oculus

> Everyone in the tech industry knows that surround sound speakers are a niche contracting market, being completely cannibalised by sound bars (for the simple reason that they're nicer to set up and more visually appealing).

A lot of sound bars now come with wireless satellite speakers however, making the distinction between the two fuzzy. Here are two of the most popular soundbars on Amazon:

Do you really think the kind of people who build high end gaming PCs, which are required for VR, are going to balk at installing some wireless sensors in the corners of their room if doing so provides them with a more immersive experience?

> But if you strictly require a source, here is one. A 5 second Google search away:

>household ownership of audio systems featuring surround sound has declined to 29 percent, while soundbar adoption (now at 9% of households) and sales (up 54% compared to last year) continue to grow as consumers gravitate to sleek soundbar designs with a minimal footprint in the living room.

So 29% of households own a surround sound system, and 9% own a sound bar, but because surround sound system sales have declined (by some unspecified amount) and sound bar sales are up, your position is that sound bars have taken over the home theatre industry?

My two links above prove that's not the case at all. The home theater system is merely evolving into something that's easier to set up, takes up less space, and is wireless.

Of course, given people can watch movies in VR on the big screen with surround sound from their headphones, it's possible that the days of the home theater system are numbered.

But that's really besides the point here. The only argument we are having is whether or not people are too lazy or unwilling to set up wireless base stations in the corners of their room in exchange for a much more immersive experience. And I say you're crazy if you think people won't.

u/Rulother · 1 pointr/hometheater

Living in an apartment and a roommate who refuses for cables to be ran across the living room floor and huge speakers... I had to go the sound bar route, I just ended up putting the full system in another room, heh. I went with the Vizio 5.1 42" [] It sounds good, just not amazing but should do it for your current needs. I liked it for the bluetooth option and the fact has optical inputs too.

u/kilokill · 1 pointr/hometheater

I have this VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers (2013 Model): Electronics soundbar that I recently purchased.

Additional equipment, I prob have maybe a budget of $300-350 max. :(

u/elzeus · 1 pointr/xboxone

I recently purchased a VIZIO model $128 if you're a prime member

I liked it so much i returned it and got the upgraded model with extra speakers $228 for prime members.

The 5.1 one is nice because the two satellite speakers connect tot he wireless sub so you can move them around and not have wires all over the place just from the subwoofer to the 2 satellites.

They may be a tab small for your screen size but they will be plenty loud but obviously not as loud as more expensive / bigger alternatives.

u/Briguy24 · 1 pointr/movies

This is the setup I have in my basement. It's awesome and I was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality.

Watched The Conjuring at night with my wife and she was jumping like crazy when it sounded like you could hear floors squeak behind us.

I would absolutely recommend this over running wires for surround sound unless you want/need to have the very best. It's more than enough for us and it was super simple to hook up.

u/materix01 · 1 pointr/headphones

Mee has their own website. Found on Amazon as well.

EDIT: On Amazon UK, I could only find these but not sure how they compare even though it's the same company.

u/Kerry56 · 1 pointr/headphones
u/blurredsagacity · 1 pointr/Vive

Weird off-brand bluetooth headphones, but they fit well, sound good, and have a jack on the cup, so you can replace the cable with a shorter one if you have it, or just tie the included cable up in the Vive headstrap like I do. Haven't even tried using them wirelessly because I don't want to bother charging them.

Put on Vive, put on headphones, find cable, plug into headphones. Done.

u/yuikl · 1 pointr/headphones

On the cheaper side, I have meeaudio matrix2 and replaced the stock pads with these. I've tried a few RF headphones and was put off by the "crackle", which seemed to come and go.

u/ColdDonut · 1 pointr/headphones

I couldn't give you a specific pair since I don't have much experience with just Bluetooth headphones.

I think if you watched innerfidelity's review on the Momentum Wireless he suggest this headphone if you were in need for a decent pair with solid audio.

u/GalacticShonen · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget is as low as possible but probably nothing more than $100. Want bluetooth functionality for PC so I can watch Netflix and for listening on my walks through my phone, with good wired sound quality when I am working on music at my desktop. Preferably full sized headphones that cover the ear, at a reasonable price. Obviously you pay what you get, and I found a few cheap options that I am a little unsure about sound-quality wise. Any other recommendations would be lovely. These are the two I am thinking about

u/enesimo · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - 100€ hard limit.
Source - Bluetooth and jack, connected to my phone or pc
Requirements for Isolation - no isolation needed. mainly used at work.
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Yes, street use as well.
Preferred Type of Headphone - On-ear
Preferred tonal balance - Balanced.
Past headphones - First timer here
Preferred Music - Post Rock, Alt Rock, Electro.

Location - France but can buy on all EU amazon stores.

Been looking at thesse from previous bluetooth recommendation threads:

u/NShader · 1 pointr/headphones

Which is the better one;

The MEE Audio Air-fi Matrix 2 (

or the Avantree Audition (

or the Cowin E-7 (is it worth it paying the $10 premium for active noise cancelling?? (

The things that I find most important are comfort, sound leakage, sound quality and build quality. I would like these, especially comfort and build quality, to be taken in account.

u/nistco92 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have these headphones and I am in love with them:

He'll need a bluetooth adapter for his pc like this:

u/Retrodonte · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm currently looking at these two

Audiotechnica ath-m40x

MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix2 AF62

At first I was thinking of buying the first one, but also saw that it doesn't have bluetooth. I'm only buying the second one if its quality justifies it or if it is similar to the ath-m40x, and because I don't know too much about this, I need your opinion on this. Thanks

u/neuromonkey · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

> I personally haven't been satisfied with Bluetooth headphones

If you can scrape together the huge amount of money, I'd recommend the Sennheiser Momentum 2/HD 1 Wireless. I bought a pair used, and they're incredible. On a tight (read: sane) budget, I'd check out the MEE audio Matrix2, which can be periodically be found on Amazon Warehouse deals for under $40.

u/LulzBaby · 1 pointr/headphones

Hey all,

I stumbled upon these while looking around for a new headset. Honestly, I'm a big noob when it comes to headphones and audio quality. Can anyone take a look at these? I'm not looking for super top-of-the-line, just something affordable and average/above average quality.



Someone replied then deleted...? But they recommended these MEE audio Matrix 2 instead, and upgrade with these earpads. Puts the total just above $100 and that was my limited. Can someone confirm this is a good setup? I'm a bit cautious since they deleted their reply...

u/DanielHalevi · 1 pointr/gadgets

I have the Air-Fi Venture and they are fantastic. A bit muddy, but EQed them to be much better. Battery life is amazing and I could go for 16-18 hours of music before needing to charge them. only downside is that they don't seal so well, they just sit on your ears without any pressure.

You could go for the higher class version of them, the Matrix which I don't have experience with.

u/getoutofheretaffer · 1 pointr/headphones

The Meelectronics Matrix 2 is the best pair of bluetooth headphones I've tried. Here's a review.

u/Melancholy_Detail · 1 pointr/headphones

For your budget I would suggest the matrix 2, they're Bluetooth and pretty cool looking.

u/jsight · 1 pointr/Nexus6P

For wireless, I really like these:

The sound quality is quite good, and they can be used wired as well if needed. Also, the battery life is ~20 hours of active use.

u/russian_toast · 1 pointr/headphones

Hello everyone. I'm longing for bluetooth on/over-ear heaphones in the preferably sub 100€ category.
I am going to use it on my phone the Nintendo Switch and my PC equally for music and gaming.
They should have some isolation since I would like to use them ouside.
I like me some bass and listen to almost every genre but mainly electro and rap.

From the recommendations guide my result were the (149.99€ - MEE Audio Air-Fi Matrix 2 headphones (is it 'was' or 'were', not sure?).
The guide mentioned that there is a rebrand of the headphones, the (59.99 - AUSDOM M05.

If they are practically the same then I should get the rebrand since they are 90€ cheaper or are there better alternatives for me?

Thanks in advance

Edit: I'm from germany as you can read from the amazon links.

u/TazBaz · 1 pointr/applehelp

Got my wife these based on some reddit recommendations, so far they seem pretty good.

MEE audio Matrix2 Bluetooth Wireless + Wired High Fidelity Headphones with Headset and aptX, AAC, and NFC Support

u/BaggedMilkPony · 1 pointr/headphones

Maybe look at the MEE Air Fi Matrix2? Tyll rather seemed to enjoy them, and they measure exceptionally for the price.

u/nolookz · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I got the MEE audio Matrix2 Bluetooth Wireless headphones in March of this year, and have been quite happy with them at the gym. They charge using micro-USB, and last the couple of hours at full blast during my workout (they last longer, but I rarely need them for longer than that). I've used them both wired (no power necessary) and wireless using Bluetooth. They will even connect to both my computer and phone at the same time over Bluetooth. And the microphone isn't too bad for when I get a call as long as I'm able to speak normally.

Is it BIFL? Can't say for sure yet, but they are not too pricey, and if you don't mind over the ear headphones, they are a good buy.

u/drloz5531201091 · 1 pointr/running

I'm currently running with Meeltronics overear headphone :

I won't lie, I'm a big fan of these headphones. I ran for two years with that but now is the time for me I think to change. I'm starting to do longer runs more regularly and they are fairly hot on my head, specially in hot weather. It never bothered me much but it's starting to now. I shopped for a while for alternatives to overear headphones for my running and everything isn't perfect.

I'm used to the great sound of overear headphones and I often listen to music fairly loudly. I've tried Aftershokz Air and even though it's comfortable and cool technology and very light, the sounds isn't loud even at maxed volume which is disappointing.

I know it's a very vague question but outside of Plantronics backbeat fit I haven't seen anything worth buying really, specially when all the options I've seen are well over 125$ where my current are 80$ and have been literally indestrucible. They suffered rain, snow and a huge amount of sweat.

Thanks in advance

u/twitterpated202 · 1 pointr/headphones

Hey all! I have never had a decent set of headphones and am not sure what to get.

budget: $100 or less.
headphones: over ear, bluetooth

so far I have looked at the Audsom M05,MEE audio matrix 2, and the plantronics backbest sense (links below)

u/DreamsOfMorpheus · 1 pointr/PS4

I wouldn't recommend this one. It works but there is a slight buzz when there is no audio playing. Unless I had a defective one or something.

u/Fadeout4 · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Oh huh, that's an interesting idea. I didn't think of using the stick in legacy mode. Do you happen to know if that causes any extra input latency?

One other question: if I wanted to use my headphones AND microphone, both of which have 3.5mm jacks, could I use something like this?

u/glenbot · 1 pointr/ElgatoGaming

What about this. Audio-Technica ATR2USB 3.5mm to USB Audio Adapter

So use a mic with 3.5 and put a splitter right before the mic input. One goes to your PS4 and one goes to the Mixer?

u/forsayken · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I read a few other comments and while it does sound like it's an issue with the front panels, being forced to use only the rear output is annoying.

But it's been a year. Your system basically went from new to outdated in the time they fucked you over. The amount of lost time with hardware while it was new is extremely unfair to me.

At this point, I know it sucks, but if I were you, I'd just go USB. You can even get USB->3.5mm adapters.

This will allow you to connect your devices at the front of the system (in the USB ports).

Thanks for sharing this. Reinforces the opinion most of us here have that Alienware is a hard pass when it comes to pre-built options.

u/Idontknowwhattodew · 1 pointr/techsupport

Thanks, I have downloaded and installed all 3 drivers, but this did not resolve my audio problems, they still occur.

My generic HD Audio is now a Realtex High Definition Audio running version:

I think my next step is going to be to purchase a USB to 3.5mm jack converter and see if that works for me.

u/E-Man1864 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/BaldCheese · 1 pointr/playstation

I've looked into using a similar setup on PS4. It is possible to get game audio through your headphones while using a mic plugged in though the controller. However the PS4 will try to play all incoming chat back through the microphone, thinking it's a headset. So you can talk to everyone else, but you can't hear them, which is a bit of a problem.

There are two relatively straight-forward ways to fix this, both involving using an adapter to 'trick' the PS4 into thinking your mic+headphones are one device. The first method uses a 3.5mm y-adapter which you then plug into the headphone jack on the DS4. The alternative method uses a usb to 3.5mm adapter, which you the plug into a USB port on the PS4. In either method you just plug in your headphones and mic into the adapter, and it should work as you would expect.

Both of these methods will let you hear both game and incoming chat through your headphones, while using a separate mic. Keep in mind however that you'll likely need an amplifier to take full advantage of your m50x's.

Quick disclaimer; I haven't actually used either of these methods, this is all just information I picked up while researching this a couple months ago, so I don't know how well they actually work when it comes to volume levels or whatever. If you want more info, here is a head-fi forum post on the subject.

u/1crenious · 1 pointr/razer

i use the audio technica atr2usb with my 3.5mm headphones

u/Arrhythmix · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

A splitter might not have enough power to properly amplify the microphone, thus lack of pickup. I'd recommend a 3.5 to USB adapter like this

u/living_in_the_future · 1 pointr/techsupport

I've seen this before. There's probably an additional pink microphone jack on the back of your computer. Does the microphone work there?

A lot of times the front panels are cheaply made. Either the headers (wires that connect to the motherboard) are loose or the components are broken in some other way.

If the back panel works, extension cords for that type of thing are cheap. Worst case scenario you could always get something like this --

Which is basically a cheap sound card.

u/enigmasolver · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

Are you looking for a cable for headphones or for power?

The cable you linked is for power and I think if it is for power it will have that pin in it regardless.

If you are looking for headphones I think you would need something like this

u/Poopcoveredmonkey · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I'd say get over yourself and get used to using current technology.

2 solutions: charger for your phone in the car. Battery drain solved.

There are FM transmitters that you can plug into your phone, so you can have your car stereo pick up what your phone is playing.

u/barnabull · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

My dad has this thing, it's a small radio transmitter that you plug in to the electrical thing and it's got an aux cord that broadcasts what your phone is playing to a specific radio signal.

u/A_complete_idiot · 1 pointr/infiniti

Embarrassed that I own a luxury car and this is all I can come up with. PLEASE let me know if you can find a better option

JETech Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Car Kit for Smart Phones bundle with 3.5mm Audio Plug and Car Charger

u/Nyan_Walrus · 1 pointr/cars

I have this one, it works great for the price. No issues and I have had it for about a year

u/PhunnelCake · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Solution? Get an FM Transmitter. They're like 17 bucks

u/xxdetourxx · 1 pointr/iphone

You can buy a FM transmitter that plugs into the headphone jack of your device. You just set your car radio to the frequency the little transmitter is sending on and you hear your device like its a radio station.

Here's a link:

JETech Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Car Kit for Smart Phones bundle with 3.5mm Audio Plug and Car Charger

u/MarryDingoes · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm not sure if asking for advice about these devices is appropriate here in this subreddit. I'm mainly looking for a device that covers one ear and has a mic to call and maybe listen to podcasts when driving. Currently, I'm using the mic and earphone that came with my PS4.

I would love to have both a wired and wireless connection and, if at all possible, not required to have to charge (which I bet it rarely exists, if at all, for wireless). It can be a bluetooth device or whatever, but the only requirements are that it "cancels" noise the least amount as possible for safety when driving, one earphone, and a mic.

If it is possible, does an FM Transmitter like this one connecting to an audio-mic splitter and buying a mic work? I would be more at ease if I can use a mic that wraps around my head and use my car speakers to hear.

u/Pureg4sm · 1 pointr/videos

If you have a cigarette lighter plug you can use this that basically acts like an aux plugin. It allowed me to play music from my phone since my car doesn't have an aux plugin either.

u/molo1134 · 1 pointr/amateurradio

You could accomplish this with audacity. High-pass filter, low-pass filter, compression, distortion.

But if you want to play with it, I say do the kit or a cheap car transmitter if it is legal in Finland. Those car transmitters are designed to only work at very low power and not be detectable past a hundred meters.

u/segundo2080 · 1 pointr/androidapps

Have you thought about something like this

u/ShitBrixOfSteel · 1 pointr/pics

You buy cheap little radio transmitters that you can plug into your phone!

Edit, cheaper one.

u/wooties05 · 1 pointr/cars

You can do a radio transmitter that plugs into your cig lighter if you have no tape player. If you do have a tape player you can get a tape to aux adapter. For the radio transmitter you just tune your cars radio into the station on the transmitter and it will play the music.

u/Zmw92 · 1 pointr/Miata

I bought the fm transmitter that goes into the cigarette lighter, because my stereo doesn't have aux.

u/AEROSTREAMPRECISION · 1 pointr/engineering

I was thinking of a modified FM Transmitter. The power and frequencies are used everyday.

u/Zone20A · 1 pointr/googlehome

I recommend the OontZ Angle. They provide pretty decent amount for the price. Also you wouldn't need a Bluetooth aux adapter - simply pair your new speaker with your mini.

u/grim_melee · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I use the Oontz Angle which sits easily in the middle of my panniers on top of my rear rack. I usually have it on full volume or close. It makes the commute that much better because it does give me a rhythm while I bike.

u/Umlautica · 1 pointr/audiophile

A turntable used for travel is a bit tough. I don't think that many are made, with the exception of Crosley which has a pretty bad reputation.

If portability and cost were the two main factors I would probably grab one of these and a portable speaker. I have no idea how good/bad these products are but that's where I would start.

u/Hrafnstrom · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

Thank you! I've considered Z120s as well as some other Logitech speakers, they do have good options. The problem is, I sometimes use my laptop away from my desk, like in my bed, that's when wirelessness comes in handy. Also, I might use it the my kitchen too from time to time. So, yes, I won't be using bluetooth features always but, in my case, it is a must.

And what do you think of Anker Soundcore or Cambridge Soundworks?

u/Silvertonebass96 · 1 pointr/amazonecho

The echo dot was my first product in the smart home world and it's still my only hub. I love it! I wasn't using it to it's full potential at first, only using it to play music while I was home but now it controls my smart tv, some lights, and my security camera.

It SUCKS as a speaker. In fact I never play music directly through it. It's paired to an awesome bluetooth speaker I have. It's not made as a speaker so don't fool yourself with that. But if you want to get into smart home products this is the perfect way to start.

It's kind of like getting a 4k tv. You get the tv first before you pay for 4k games, cable, etc. Sure you're not using it to it's fullest potential but it has limitless room to grow! If you do it the other way around you're wasting money with no incentive to ever fully upgrade.

TLDR; Don't get it to use as a speaker. That's not what it's made for and it shows. If you want a speaker get this .
However if you want to get into smart home things this is a perfect opportunity.

u/lowend311 · 1 pointr/CHICubs

This has done me pretty well. As loud and as good/better quality than my brother's JBL. And only 20 bucks.

u/andonato · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

I can't speak to the battery issue, but I have been very pleased with this speaker. Good sound and battery life and it's also water resistant.

u/ThickDiggerNick · 1 pointr/KitchenConfidential

just search on amazon 'waterproof speaker' and sort by price/ratings really. I see this one right now seems probably worth it based on price and 31k reviews.

u/ThrowSelfsAway · 1 pointr/audiophile

Cambridge Soundworks OONTZ Angle 3

I got one of these and its the most sound you can buy at that price point in this form factor from a reputable design house. Supports both Bluetooth and 3.5mm

u/Beer_me_pls · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

My budget was somewhat limited but have really enjoyed my Oontz Angle. Good battery life, sound quality and aesthetically pleasing. Will test it out once my pi3 arrives :)