Connect headphones via Bluetooth.

Has anyone managed to successfully connect wired headphones to a controller via Bluetooth?

I've managed to make the connection, but there was a noticeable delay issue.

Answers

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 829 Guru

    Delay is normal with Bluetooth.

  • DuustereDNS_053
    DuustereDNS_053 Member Posts: 3 Member

    As a DJ it is not preferred to use wireless headphones because of latency issues. Once I was also looking for this option because I saw some artists using wireless headsets. Now I know better, their sets were mostly pre-recorded, technical issue for production to cooperate with all kind of visuals, but that is another story.

  • zephry
    zephry Member Posts: 549 Pro

    I believe there are hardware systems for stage performance that use a transmitter and receiver that have almost zero latency. I did a search trying to find something but so many results and differences in price.

    I never took the chance on anything.

    Here is the best solution I have seen.

    And these type of systems...

    Phenyx Pro UHF Stereo Wireless in Ear Monitor System, Wireless IEM, 900MHz Band Selectable Frequency, Rack Mountable, 160 ft. Operation, Ideal for Stage, Studio, Exhibit, Lecture, Speech (PTM-10) https://a.co/d/cKhpX05


  • Mister Hayman
    Mister Hayman Member Posts: 32 Member

    I have an Avantree set that I use for mentoring and there doesn't seem to be any latency. The tranceiver is plugged into the controller usual headphone jack out and so is nothing to do with any computing aspect of the set up. So latency is irrelevant really.


    Looking to make my usual cans and those who I'm working with can use theirs also. BT would give us more mobility and also useful for b2b swapovers :)

  • Mister Hayman
    Mister Hayman Member Posts: 32 Member

    Cheers for the info. Please see my other reply, especially about latency.

    At the moment I'm experimenting with a bt dongle and my Avantree transceiver.


  • zephry
    zephry Member Posts: 549 Pro

    Very cool. I haven't tried it out yet. But my neighbor I Dj with will be very interested. Since he recently went to IEMs. And was interested. I know it must work at some level and price quite well. For bands and big concerts. The Aiaiai Studio headphones have had a lot of positive YouTube reviews by producers and live playing of instruments while recording.

    Please post your findings?🙂

  • mykejb
    mykejb Moderator Posts: 858 mod
    edited December 2023

    I used to use Shure PSM300 IEMs, they were almost zero latency (0.7ms) so might be worth a look. Bluetooth has always been bad for latency.

    -- Mike

  • zephry
    zephry Member Posts: 549 Pro

    What is the cost on those. A quick look was $850usd?

    This is what I meant above about all the prices and types of wireless systems. If the only ones truly working are that expensive I will glady deal with the wire. Lol

    If I was a mainstream DJ then I would possibly justify the cost.

  • mykejb
    mykejb Moderator Posts: 858 mod

    Yeah the downside was they weren't the cheapest option!

    -- Mike

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