Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SuperHans123, 27 Oct 2018.
Do I just need one of those generico £4 USB Bluetooth 4.0 dongles?
If your computer doesn't have bluetooth, then yes.
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.
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.
Separate names with a comma.