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Other Want to connect my Bluetooth headphones to my PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SuperHans123, 27 Oct 2018.

  1. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    Do I just need one of those generico £4 USB Bluetooth 4.0 dongles?
     
  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    If your computer doesn't have bluetooth, then yes.
     
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    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks
     
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    1) Yes, any Bluetooth dongle should allow you to connect to BT headphones for audio output, BUT:
    2) The combination of a cheap dongle with crappy drivers and Windows' still-not-great (though far better than 7) handling of the BT stack means it may be a pain in the arse to get it paired (internal BT adapters tend to be less hassle in my experience, but still non-zero). Therefore:
    3) If BT audio is all you're interested in (i.e. you don;t care about connecting to any other BT devices) you might want to take a look at the Sennheiser BTD 800 to save a lot of headaches (I think the Creative BT-W2 is pretty much the same thing). It presents itself as a bog-standard USB audio output device rather than as a BT adapter, and to pair you hold the pairing button on the dongle, then the pairing button on the headset, and then you're paired and sound comes out.
     
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    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the advice. Just bought some JBL Bluetooth headphones from PC World as I had a voucher for my birthday.
    Don't think I would pay £50 for that dongle though!
    Only paid £65 for the headphones.
     

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