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Monday, December 04, 2006

bluetooth to rca


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Tired of looking like you're talking to yourself walking while down the street? Turn your bluetooth headset into a wireless audio interface!

I had this bluetooth headset from goodwill for $5 which had a dead battery (see bluetooth starset project below) and I had nothing better to do with it than make it connect to my hi-fi for some wireless audio fun...

Though the single-channel (mono) and very low sample rate (8kHz) makes for far from audiophile quality sound... the thing does work and I might find it useful some day. Maybe with skype/gizmo or something. Possible other cool things about it can be using it as a speakerphone with a bluetooth cell phone, or pocket pc... Any other ideas?

Update:
now it has a switch for pairing and on/off, as well as a 3.5mm jack and access to the LEDs...

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3 comments:

Chris Lunter said...

Is there any other device you could've used, aside from the broken down headset, that might allow for a higher sample rate?

Adam Rock said...

Any device that supports the A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) will give you higher quality...but probably with a latency of about 400 ms (due to the relatively high quality of sound). If you're streaming music, this isn't a problem but you'd better have sound forwarding if you're watching a movie (like Media Player Classic has).
This device probably uses the Hands Free Profile and/or the Headset Profile, both of which have a low audio quality but very low latency also.

Daniel said...

Helllooo Andrew!

Daniel here, finally stumbled across this blog! HILARIOUS! I have no clue what any of this means!

Drop me a line sometime! I have my own blog over here:

http://www.osufactor.blogspot.com/

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