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bluetooth receiver question

gonepostl 4,103 338 August 20, 2015 at 08:19 PM
What kind of Bluetooth receiver/transmitter would I need to buy in order to use my microphone with? Do I have to buy an input and a output Bluetooth in order to get this to work? Help me out here.

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What is the set up? Are you hooking up a stereo? A computer? A full stage sound system?

Odds are you'd nee a microphone that's already Bluetooth enabled. Otherwise you're going to need to find a power source for both the Bluetooth transmitter and the microphone. A Bluetooth enabled mic is already going to have an on board battery that can power both.

Once you have a mic that Bluetooth transmit, there are 1000 Bluetooth receivers on Amazon and every other electronics website. Just plug one into the computer/stereo and it will be waiting to take a signal from the mic.
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Bluetooth is Bluetooth. There is no input/output. The Bluetooth driver/hardware manages what the device can do.
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Bluetooth is Bluetooth. There is no input/output. The Bluetooth driver/hardware manages what the device can do.
Yeah, but Bluetooth devices are sold as either transmitters or receivers. Despite the fact that both transmitters and receivers are talking to and listening to each other, the hardware is flashed with firmware that only allows it to be used 1 way most of the time.

So my Bluetooth receiver that I have plugged into my stereo can't send an audio stream to my phone, even though it's sending information about itself and the connection to the phone.

He can't just put 'bluetooth' on his mic and more 'bluetooth' on his stereo. He has to use hardware that is hard coded to be either a transmitter or receiver.
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Yeah, but Bluetooth devices are sold as either transmitters or receivers. Despite the fact that both transmitters and receivers are talking to and listening to each other, the hardware is flashed with firmware that only allows it to be used 1 way most of the time.

So my Bluetooth receiver that I have plugged into my stereo can't send an audio stream to my phone, even though it's sending information about itself and the connection to the phone.

He can't just put 'bluetooth' on his mic and more 'bluetooth' on his stereo. He has to use hardware that is hard coded to be either a transmitter or receiver.
I hear what you are saying, but you are mis-understanding. A stereo bluetooth receiver is just that, a receiver. It is a single purpose bluetooth device like most bluetooth devices.

In your bluetooth mic example, you could probably get a mic that is bluetooth enabled and if your receiver supported it, would connect to it. They probably also sell BT mics that include the receiver portion.
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I have a 3.5mm Microphone that I want to use wirelessly. I'm guessing I need a bluetooth receiver plugged into the computer microphones 3.5mm jack and a transmitter plugged into the the microphones 3.5mm slot?

I don't want to get a new bluetooth enabled microphone. I paid $50 for my modmic microphone.
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You understand so little about Bluetooth I don't even know where to start. Maybe you should read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth

Also, Bluetooth audio quality is typically lacking.
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for $50, your better off getting a new microphone + a Bluetooth dongle for your computer, and skip the 3.5mm entirely - on the headset you would need a battery for it (plus a way of recharging it), which would be inconvenient really anywhere besides on the ears themselves, since there there is spare room - on the computer side, you would need to get power from somewhere else, and also have another computer essentially to "connect" to the headphones, and then convert it into 3.5mm audio - instead of using your actual computer to just receive a bluetooth audio stream the way it was designed to
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I have a 3.5mm Microphone that I want to use wirelessly. I'm guessing I need a bluetooth receiver plugged into the computer microphones 3.5mm jack and a transmitter plugged into the the microphones 3.5mm slot?

I don't want to get a new bluetooth enabled microphone. I paid $50 for my modmic microphone.
Yes. For that set up, what you are describing will work. You may have an issue with quality but it depends on what you are doing with it. If you want to do professional recording, this won't be good enough.

If you want to be able to walk around the room while on an IP conference call or video chat or something, this set up will work fine.

Amazon has all the parts you need. Shouldn't cost much. Receivers that plug into a 3.5mm jack are plentiful. Transmitters are available but not as plentiful.
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