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Old 02-10-2019, 02:32 AM
 
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I have a small am/fm radio i listen to while in the dialysis chair,to date have been using a wired headset but it seems connectivity fails after a couple of weeks,would a wireless headset work?this is the radio i'm using -sangeant 180 am/fm unit =http://www.newteksupply.com/Sangean-...k_p_25937.html
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:37 AM
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Wireless headphones work by connecting (pairing) with the device you want to use, through a radio or infrared signal. Many devices use Bluetooth technology to make connecting easier for the user. Devices with Bluetooth technology can connect and exchange data over very short distances using radio transmissions.
Wireless headphones will not work with your radio, because your radio doesn't have Bluetooth to pair with.

However, if you have smartphone, you could listen to a (phone) radio using wireless headphones.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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You would have to buy a bluetooth transmitter like this https://www.amazon.com/TROND-Bluetoo...ll-spons&psc=1

and a pair of bluetooth earbuds. I bought one for my tv. Best thing I ever bought. Good luck.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:01 AM
 
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I have a small am/fm radio i listen to while in the dialysis chair,to date have been using a wired headset but it seems connectivity fails after a couple of weeks,would a wireless headset work?this is the radio i'm using -sangeant 180 am/fm unit =Sangean DT-180 AM/FM Stereo Digital Tuning Pocket Radio (Black)
The thin cables in cheap wired headphones are not very durable. If you get a headphone extension cord, you can determine if you are breaking the wire near the plug or near the earpieces.

The wire of the bluetooth transmitter might also break and you have a dongle hanging off your radio.

All non-bluetooth wireless headphones I've seen require the base transmitter to have a power plug so it might be inconvenient.

I consider a new with bluetooth builtin , this one doesn't do AM. https://www.amazon.com/Avantree-Port.../dp/B01J3N8ICQ

I'm careful with my $1 headphones and they last years in my car.
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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you could also try an old school RF headphone set. no pairing needed.

https://www.ebay.com/b/Wireless-RF-H...29/bn_81113362
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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I have a small am/fm radio i listen to while in the dialysis chair,to date have been using a wired headset but it seems connectivity fails after a couple of weeks,would a wireless headset work?
You say that your wired headset fails connectivity. That sounds like the headset wiring is going bad. Maybe you need to use an extension cord if it's getting pulled on (the most common reason for failure). Maybe also upgrade the headset you are using to one of better quality. You can check Amazon for reviews and reliable seen by others.

Wireless headphones use Bluetooth. But you'd need a radio with Bluetooth to send the signal to the headset.

Since you're listening to the radio with a headset, the easiest way is to improve the headset and cord situation. That would still be wired though, and not wireless.

As an alternative, you could by a FM radio headset and having everything in one package. You'd be wearing the radio.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:26 PM
 
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I have a similar question and didn't want to start a new thread. If I have bluetooth earbuds for use with my pixal smartphone, does wifi have to be available for the earbuds to work? I guess I'm asking for when I'm flying and do not want to pay for onboard (wireless) gogo.

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Old 02-22-2019, 05:49 AM
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I have a similar question and didn't want to start a new thread. If I have bluetooth earbuds for use with my pixal smartphone, does wifi have to be available for the earbuds to work?
Bluetooth uses the same frequencies as WiFi, but it is a separate service. You should not have to pay for WiFi to use Bluetooth headphones.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:49 PM
 
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Those home base/portable systems usually use 900 MHz wideband FM (~50 kHz bandwidth per channel IIRC). A neighbor had one some years ago I and used to pick it up on my old Realistic PRO2004 around 913-915 MHz in WFM mode. Some very old systems use 29 or 49 MHz but all I've personally worked with use 900.

I think you might actually still be able to get those from various places, I have a couple old transmitters from such a system I got hold of about 10 years ago and used one with an external aerial to broadcast two channels of mono audio to the neighborhood. Fun times.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:10 PM
 
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I have a similar question and didn't want to start a new thread. If I have bluetooth earbuds for use with my pixal smartphone, does wifi have to be available for the earbuds to work? I guess I'm asking for when I'm flying and do not want to pay for onboard (wireless) gogo.

Thanks!
Keep in mind reading the latest medical news about wireless earbuds. Bluetooth and other earbuds that are inserted in the ear, and the danger associated, are being discussed in recent news in recent days. Perhaps they aren't harmful, but better being safe than sorry.
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