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Old 12-13-2015, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I've never used bluetooth before. What I'd like to do is listen to my satellite radio with wireless/bluetooth headphones. The radio is not a bluetooth device.

This is what I have:

Starmate 8 with Vehicle Kit & Portable Speaker Dock SD2 - Shop - SiriusXM Radio


The radio is across the room and it wouldn't work to run a headphone extension across the room. This is a studio apartment, and the radio is on a shelf over the kitchen sink. My chair is across the room and the kitchen table is in-between. I don't want a wire across the apartment. And I'd like to leave the radio where it is.

The only audio output is the headphone out.

Is there any type of adapter or set of adapters that can take the signal from the headphone jack, and send it to wireless/bluetooth headphones?

I've been searching and haven't found anything so far.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:36 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Your dock has an Aux-in so google "bluetooth adapter" and look for one with the headphone plug.

Like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Tran...552GPQQ9BDX1MN

Or this:

https://jet.com/product/detail/0a021...FUaCfgod3toPxA


Or this:

GOgroove BlueGATE Bluetooth Adapter Wireless Receiver with A2DP Technology for Home Stereo, Portable Speakers, Headphones, Car Music Sound Systems, & More 3.5mm Media Devices - Newegg.com
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Thank you so much! The first one is perfect. I'm going to try connecting the Bluetooth adapter to the headphone jack, as it's audio out. It says you just plug it into any aux out, so it should work. I found an adapter for the adapter so I can plug it in (3.5mm to 2.5mm).

This is exactly what I was hoping to find. Thanks again! Now to shop for bluetooth headphones :-)
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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I got very inexpensive pair of Bluetooth headphones at Best Buy a year or so ago--
They have padded ear covers and are fairly comfortable to wear for hour or so at time--then I usually have to take them off or adjust how they fit...
I use them mainly when I am ironing and have trouble streaming content loud enough on my IPad--some sites material is not adapted very well...and my IPad is on a counter--not as close as it might be if I were holding it or sitting at table with it...
Anyway--Bluetooth Jam Transit--cost under 25$ I think--
And they are good about staying connected to my IPad, reasonable battery life---
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Old 12-16-2015, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Originally Posted by loves2read View Post
I got very inexpensive pair of Bluetooth headphones at Best Buy a year or so ago--
They have padded ear covers and are fairly comfortable to wear for hour or so at time--then I usually have to take them off or adjust how they fit...
I use them mainly when I am ironing and have trouble streaming content loud enough on my IPad--some sites material is not adapted very well...and my IPad is on a counter--not as close as it might be if I were holding it or sitting at table with it...
Anyway--Bluetooth Jam Transit--cost under 25$ I think--
And they are good about staying connected to my IPad, reasonable battery life---
Thank you! I'm thinking of something like these, because they use ear buds, which are more comfortable for me than over the head earphones, and I like how they sit around your neck, with the earbuds attached.

http://www.amazon.com/Mpow-Bluetooth...etooth+earbuds
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