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  • RooleyMoor
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    I’m thinking of buying a Sony CMT-HX5BT hifi that can stream music via bluetooth to external speakers. Has anyone had any experience of bluetooth streaming and is it worth doing?

    I thought it would be a good idea so I can move the speakers around the house.

    cheers

    CountZero
    Member

    FWIW, normal BT has a range of around three meters, or ten feet. It’s enough to put the speakers either end of a shelf without wires, but not really in another room. WiFi, especially 802.11n has a range three times that. BT is designed for very short range connection.

    RudeBoy
    Member

    BT’s data transfer rate is too slow for owt but compressed MP3/WAV type files, no? IE, full-fat uncompressed ‘CD Quality’ music is not possible.

    I think.

    I may be wrong.

    Use wires. Wireless stuff is a right faff. And costs a load more.

    Buy a simple decent amp and speakers, not this new-fangled bolleaux.

    RooleyMoor
    Member

    I thought BT (v2) had a range of 30feet? which would be just about ok. I know my incar bluetooth picks up my phone in the house. I think data streaming is somewhere between 1mbit to 3mbit/second.

    chvck
    Member

    Wiki – bluetooth

    Version 1.2 – 1 Mbit/s
    Version 2 – 3 Mbit/s

    Also 3 classes – class 1 = 100 metres, class 2 = 10 metres, class 3 = 1 metre

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    I’ve been playing with some kit that has up to 250m range via Bluetooth. Up to 20km is possible.

    Not really relevant though…

    RooleyMoor
    Member

    I’ll give it a try, if it doesn’t work I can always get portable ipod dock with speaker.

    ivan_w_1983
    Member

    I use a bluetooth stereo headset with my phone for music, so I can have it in my bag but have the volume etc accessable.
    If the quality of the mp3 is higher than 256k then I can experience skipping. But this is a limitaion of the phone (cant encode fast enough), when connected to my laptop I have had no issues.
    I can walk round the houe both floors with no issues, think the phone and head set are class 2 devices

    chvck
    Member

    That’s a really good idea for riding in headphones actually! Anyone know of any earphones that are bluetooth compatible (not a headset)

    ivan_w_1983
    Member

    This is what i use,
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-o5mp7YCmxoF/p_257HAW700/JVC-HA-W700BT.html
    just plug you favourite headphones and away you go.
    Sony does something similar as well and im sure there are a few more out there

    chvck
    Member

    hmm, sadly my cheapo mp3 player lacks bluetooth…need to find a package that does both sending and receiving of the bluetooth bit!

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