How to augment wired headphones with a Bluetooth transmitter / receiver?

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I have a set of Sony MDR-5 headphones that sound great, but I'd like to hook them up to my receiver with a wireless audio system. My plan is to connect a Bluetooth receiver to the headphones' jack cable and a Bluetooth transmitter to the amplifier.

Has anyone done something like this before? I was researching on Amazon for a Bluetooth system, but not I'm sure what I really need.

DDiVita

Posted 2013-05-05T12:47:23.477

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Not sure what are you trying to do. You want to use your Sony headphones as wireless? – None – 2013-05-05T12:58:53.133

Yeah, so I would have a Bluetooth device (transmitter) hooked up to the headphone jack of my receiver and plug my headphones up to the receiving device. – None – 2013-05-05T13:43:23.460

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Through various components I have come up with a solution. I have found a Bluetooth transmitter that I can connect to my receiver's phone jack (I will need to use a 1/8" to 1/4" stereo adapter) and a Bluetooth receiver to connect my headphone to. If you are familiar with the Sonly MDR-5 headphones they have a screw on 1/4" adapter. So you can use a 1/4" input or 1/8"

DDiVita

Posted 2013-05-05T12:47:23.477

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I have done half of this before. The biggest trick is to make sure that there are good DAC / ADCs in the devices. If the conversion from analog to digital or back again isn't very good, then the system isn't going to work well.

I used to use a bluetooth DAC for my headphones because the DAC in my phone itself wasn't very good. I don't remember the brand, but it worked quite well in improving the sound I got out of my Shure 535s.

AJ Henderson

Posted 2013-05-05T12:47:23.477

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