Saturday, June 1, 2013

Total Wireless via Bluetooth

With more and more devices have APT-X, Bluetooth is finally for music. Good for gaming, movie watching and VOIP too, because APT-X has virtually no delay.

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A smartphone that supports APT-X is the first thing for most people to get on the total wireless wagon, such as Samsung Note 2, Galaxy S3 and S4, HTC One, etc.


If you are a radio junk like me, you can use an Avantree Saturn ($36, Amazon) to transmit it over Bluetooth. You can do this to any audio source such as TV. The Aventree can also be used as a receiver like the HS3000 for headphones etc., but it does not have volume and track controls and Mic. Yes, the neat mail-mail 3.5mm connector is included, very nice.


If you use a laptop for music, game, movie, VOIP ..., you can use an Azio BTD-V400 ($12, Amazon). During the software install, lots of auto-start craps are added on your computer. You can run msconfig to disable them all except the "CSR Bluetooth Service" which is the only thing really needed.



Headphones:


All you need is a Samsung HS3000 ($38, MobileFun), see my last blog for details. Don't waste your money on Bluetooth headphones, they are all over priced and they all have lots of problems.




HS3000 is a multiple-point device, i.e., it can be paired to two devices at the same time. If my Note 2 gets a call while I am listening to my HD radio, it switches automatically to the phone.

Car:

For your car, HTC Car A200 ($25, Amazon) is a good choice. It never go into sleep; whenever you get into your car, it is there ready to serve you. You simply press its button and your music starts in your car's speakers.


11 comments:

  1. Hey my friends I tell you some tips about Comfort is very important and your headphones should be noise cancelling so that you can enjoy your film or TV show without distraction.A cushioned ear piece is also very useful because you may appreciate this feature more than anything else after viewing a movie for a few hours.
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    1. Yes I've been using a pair of Coby CV195 for more than a week now and love everything about it! I tried Bose QC15, Audio-Technica and Able Planet, they all sounded not natural compared to Coby. For only $20, nobody has no reason not to get a pair.

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  2. hi, there. I tried to follow your setup for a bt sound system. I bought both Avantree Saturn and Azio BTD-V400. I have a question about the Azio BTD-V400. I tried to install the driver in two pcs (both os are win7 64bits), both had the same problem during installation, although installation in both pc are still finished. In one pc, I can't open the "My Bluetooh Devices" in win7. The other one I can open the "My Bluetooh Devices" and added the Saturn. After paired the Saturn. win7 will try to install the driver for bt sound controller and failed. Did you install the bt dongle in win7 64 bit system? Thanks,

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    1. I installed it on a 32 and 64 Win7, both went fine and worked fine. If you used CD, you may try download the driver instead, I don't remember which I used. I always disable user access control and never use any 3rd party anti virus or Internet security to avoid troubles.

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    2. Tried to disalbe the antivirus software and UAC, no lucky. Checked amazon and newegg, people complained the same problem.

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    3. I tried install the software in win7 professional 32 bit, everything works fine. I can pair the dongle with Avantree Saturn and shown apt-x logo after connected. Sound quality is great. Still can't figure out why it doesn't work on 64bit win7 enterprise. Maybe I should try to find one win7 professional 64bit machine and try it.

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    4. One thing I can ensure you is I use it on my Thinkpad X220 which runs 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, no problem at all.

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    6. Thanks, I should find one pc not run win7 enterprise and try it.

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  3. Comfortable to wear and outstanding shapes make the prefect product to use. Goof range microphone and noise isolation ear piece. That’s not enough it is also highly compatible with the latest mobile phones and latest OS. you can use it on any device having the Bluetooth technology.
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  4. it's very useful to me and very great. I'll buy it.

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