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Bluetoothify my current desk speakers?

Asked by XCNuse (1187 points ) July 15th, 2008

I’ve been searching for a few minutes now and haven’t been very successful, I’ve come across 3.5mm bluetooth jacks but that isn’t what I’m looking for.

I came across this (http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Bluetooth-Speakers/Sony-Ericsson/Sony-Ericsson-Bluetooth-Music-Receiver-MBR——100)

but that is for a phone, a sony phone that I don’t have anyway, but I want to make my speakers run through bluetooth if I can, I know that there are speakers out there now that work through bluetooth, but I don’t want to buy new speakers, I have a logitech X-230 system that plugs in via a 3.5mm headphone jack, I just want to be able to walk around and actually use my laptop… as a laptop rather than having it stuck on my desk 24/7 to be able to listen to music from my speakers.

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jrpowell's avatar

http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/ might work for you if you have Wi-Fi in your laptop. And the range will be much better than Bluetooth.

XCNuse's avatar

I’m not worried about range, I’ll be within <20ft. range, which is more than plenty.

Airtunes though hmm i’ll have to look into that, that is pretty much exactly what I was looking for, almost.. only problem is is that my laptop doesn’t have 802.11n, just b\g, and I doubt something like that would go over to well with my school’s network which is why I was looking for bluetooth, looks ideal for home though!

thanks much

aaronbeekay's avatar

The protocol you need is called A2DP—it’s not totally common, but it’s not unheard of. It’s what makes Bluetooth stereo headphones work.

Looking around, I haven’t found very many A2DP receivers. This cute little iPod knockoff seems like it would do the trick. If you have a Mac with Leopard, you can stream audio directly to that little doodad, no dongles required. If you have a PC, you may need another USB device to do the streaming properly.

Alternatively, you could buy a cheap set of Bluetooth stereo headphones, cut them up, and wire them to a jack/directly to your desktop speakers.

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