Best portable audio & video products according to redditors

We found 8,591 Reddit comments discussing the best portable audio & video products. We ranked the 2,862 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Portable cassette players & recorders
Portable minidisc players
Portable microcassette recorders
Portable radios
Digital voice recorders
MP3 & MP4 player accessories
Portable CD players
Portable & handheld TVs
Mp3 & mp4 players

Top Reddit comments about Portable Audio & Video:

u/magnus007 · 566 pointsr/videos

1- Get a non-logging VPN, such as: $40 year -

2- Get anything you want from bittorent sites

3- If you want to watch the movies or TV shows on your TV, get this - $40

u/mishugashu · 344 pointsr/Android

I don't have Bluetooth built into my 2007 Honda, but I still listen to Music via Bluetooth in my car. Can either plug it in via 3.5mm audio or use the FM transmitter if you don't have a jack in your car.

Had Bluetooth in my car without it being built in for a decade or more. It's really a non-issue.

u/ohmyrob · 49 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

i know this doesn't solve the reason it's not on the controller, but i bought this and it works really well

u/Guyutestash · 40 pointsr/Showerthoughts

This bluetooth'd my car inexpensively.

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit W 1.44 Inch Display Supports TF/SD Card and USB Car Charger for All Smartphones Audio Players

u/Y_pestis · 36 pointsr/BuyItForLife

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative (that also allows you to charge while it's in use), I use one of these to pair my iPod classic with my Bluetooth portable speaker.

u/funbob · 34 pointsr/amateurradio


u/Lordain · 32 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You should check out the Antlion Mod-mic. I bought one and attached it to my pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and since it's removable I now have a good pair of cans and a great gaming headset.

Link (you can probably find it for cheaper):

u/Mitt_Romney_2016 · 31 pointsr/gadgets

Fiio X1. Actually made for sound quality as opposed to many players I have seen. They have a whole line of DAP's (Digital Audio Payers) ranging from the entry X1 to the more audiophile grade X5. Great reviews, hands down the best company to go with, imho. Solid aluminum with a warranty and 2 micro sd cards.

X1 $105
X5 $350 ish

u/Slowmyke · 25 pointsr/GooglePixel

Personally, the lack of a headphone jack annoys me a fair amount. It's manageable, but i haven't bought any adapters for it and i find myself wanting to listen to things at work when i need to be charging the phone. Better planning for charging my phone (i usually don't bother until I'm at work) or like i said, buying an adapter would help the issue. It's annoying that i need to spend money to solve a problem created by a crappy design choice in the first place, but the options are cheap enough i suppose.

In your case, something like this car Bluetooth adapter should solve your problem for less than $20. The one I've linked has a ton of decent reviews, so i think it should be a safe bet. The bottom line is the lack of a headphone jack is annoying and stupid. But overall it's a good phone and it's manageable enough that you can overlook the stupid shortcoming.

Edit: spend a few more bucks and get what u/funmonkeydisease suggested below instead. It'll probably sound better/clearer.

u/MoyB · 20 pointsr/FSAE

The most giantest muffler you can find for when you fail sound, comfortable shoes, and four seasons worth of clothing.

Edit: Some more junk I thought of: A bunch of those shitty camping folding chairs for when everyone is just sitting around waiting for tech and such, a USB battery bank thing for when your phone dies, a projector for business presentation, and, if you guys can swing it, get some shitty two-way radios like these (super useful for when you forget something back in the paddock and your phone is dead):

u/fidelitypdx · 19 pointsr/preppers

Hmm, might be time to stock up on Baofengs for those who have not yet.

I've bought about 20 different Baofeng radios.

For those who don't know, the UV-5R is the least expensive (see note below), around $30, and is a common radio used on the battlefields of Ukraine and Syria by militia forces. It has a practical broadcast range of about 0.5 miles in urban areas, and about a 1-2 mile range with line of sight. I know a lot of people claim their devices broadcast further, but this is just my actual practical testing.

A slightly more expensive (but much better) option is the UV-82HP. It effectively has double the range.

Both radios can be modified with software to operate outside of normal radio spectrum. I think a lot of us knew that eventually the government would catch up and do something. Conspiracy theorists have claimed that the Chinese government installs backdoor software on these, or that there's other nefarious components of these cheap radios.

It's rumored that these devices are substantially less expensive than US, Korean, or Japanese options because the Chinese government was subsidizing the price of each unit. Basically trying to flood the market with a cheaper version and unseat Motorola as the standard business radio. You do really get good capabilities for the price - but it's no where near what a $200+ HAM radio setup is capable of.

Personally, I think you should have a UV-5R plus extra batteries in every vehicle. If you ever run a convoy it becomes critical to have radio communications.

*There's older UV-5R models for $25, and they can be bought in bulk on Amazon. Or, this 5-pack for $111.

u/d70 · 19 pointsr/amazon

I had a different experience. I bought almost 10 things yesterday, camel-ed every single one and they were at the lowest or 2nd lowest price point. I guess it depends on what you were looking to buy.

EDIT: I'm a big believer that you should see both sides of the story. Here is the evidence for my experience.

Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black

u/dotVillain · 17 pointsr/videos

I drove all the way from L.A. to Phoenix on a single station (105.3) using my Bluetooth FM transmitter. I used to have one where I would have to scan every 20 miles or so. The quality of these transmitters are definitely hit or miss.

Here's the one I have:

u/SmolWags · 17 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

My suggestion stands, some adapters support two headphones at the same time.

This is the one I bought and it supports two.

u/zxj4k3xz · 17 pointsr/airsoft

It's not exactly a walkie-talkie, but the Baofeng UV-5R is what I, and a lot of other airsofters, use.

u/madisob · 17 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Here is the updated one I have.

I have had it for ten years across 2 cars.

Looks like the new version comes with a switch, which is useful because the device sorta blocks out all other radio (I have to pull the fuse to listen to radio).

u/Tyjames48 · 16 pointsr/Android

This may do a little more than what you want but it has great reviews. You can choose Bluetooth or aux and still be able to charge the phone.

u/rm_a · 16 pointsr/funny

I have this one and exactly what noburdennyc says applies it.

u/Banzertank · 16 pointsr/EDC
u/brokenskullzero · 16 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I brought this one instead,

but the ultra short 3.5mm is a good idea

u/rtkoch1 · 15 pointsr/gadgets

Bought three "Oontz Angel 3" for different people for Christmas. All three sounded great. Relatively inexpensive $29.99 USD. I have a Jambox from Jawbone that was three times more and sounds the same. It has a built in Mic as well. Nice little piece of tech.

u/cocoagiant · 15 pointsr/whatcarshouldIbuy

I would look for Kia Souls or Honda Fits. At your price point, those are the two likeliest candidates. Both can carry tons of stuff, decent mpg, and pretty reliable. Especially if you can drive a manual transmission, but their automatics are fine too.

You should be able to find something within under 75,000 miles at that price.

I think both have Bluetooth, but if they don't, just get a Bluetooth transmitter. This is the one I use ( and it works better than the built in version in some of my friends' cars.

u/omgmrj · 14 pointsr/battlestations

Desk handmade by local cabinetmaker. Monitor section can be flipped and dropped 3"

13" Macbook Pro with Retina

32" 1080p LG LCD (Haven't decided what to replace with yet)

Mackie 402-VLZ3 mixer (being replaced by Denon Pro receiver)

Yamaha MSP5 powered monitors (yeah, yeah, I need to get stands. These are getting replaced by Genelec 8030s)

Wacom Intuos 3 graphics tablet

Late 2009 Mac Mini


First gen Xbox 360 to not have RROD

Logitech Bluetooth receiver

Cable raceway

TrendNet broadband router

Managed Switch

Short computer power cable

Short "Mickey Mouse" power cable

Short micro USB cable (for Chromecast)

Buy some of these, you slobs

20W amp

Qi wireless charger, didn't work well with my Nexus 4.


Flat-head power strip, behind my bed

Ikea MALM bed and nightstands.

u/ybitz · 14 pointsr/flying

I don’t get why aviation handheld radios are so expensive. There are Chinese manufactured radios for like $35 or whatever, but unfortunately they don’t make them in the aviation band (and AM)

BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

u/vhfpower · 14 pointsr/preppers

Baofeng UV-5R

Remember it's got a flashlight, FM broadcast receiver, VHF/UHF analog FM scanning capability (where useful), picks up NOAA broadcasts, plus it's a great excuse to pursue an amateur radio license.

u/themooingcat · 13 pointsr/battlestations

Would this work for you?

u/TMITectonic · 13 pointsr/Roku

There is no one single format the Roku supports. It supports a multitude of formats with various levels of settings within those formats. Here is a complete list of everything they support, along with encoding guidelines for each format.

It sounds like you're having multiple issues.

> I don't want Plex, it was a mess.

First off, if you don't like Plex or don't feel comfortable setting it up initially, I totally understand. From the little information you have provided, I'll not suggest that you go back to Plex. I will point out though, that Plex is one of the most mature and easy to use products in its market, so I'm curious as to why you think it's a mess?

> I even used Handbrake to convert the files to Roku 720p MP4/H.264/X.264. AAC Stereo.

(Handbrake uses presets for configuration, I'll assume you are referring to the official device preset from Handbrake, let me know if it's actually from somewhere else.)

  • What are the original file(s) formats and settings?
  • What operating system are you using? Windows? OSX?
  • Are you able to play your newly encoded files on your computer? (If not, you have a problem with your Handbrake configuration or may lack the proper codecs to decode/encode whatever formats you're using.)
  • Are you using a USB drive or MicroSD card? What filesystem is it formatted in?
  • When they "don't work", can the Roku Media Player see the files, but just doesn't play them, or does it not even list them as playable?

    > Are the files maybe too big (1gig each)?

    Absolutely not. At a high quality bitrate, an x264 encoded HD file will be multiple gigabytes for an hour's worth of video. The only filesize issues you could potentially run into would be at the USB filesystem level, specifically if you have a FAT32 formatted USB drive and tried to load a file larger than 2GB in size (which shouldn't/wouldn't copy to the drive in the first place, so it's only theoretically, but not at all realistically possible).

    > What am I doing wrong?

    > I really wish Roku would be easier to watch with downloaded stuff.

    Taken from Roku's own How It Works page:

    > Who is Roku?
    > Roku is the company that pioneered streaming for the TV.
    > We make Roku® streaming players that connect to your TV as well as Roku TVs™ that have the streaming experience built in. Just connect them to the Internet, set up a Roku account, and start streaming. Roku is a more convenient and cost effective way to watch TV.

    As you can see, the Roku is specifically designed around being a streaming media receiver for your TV. The idea being that you no longer need to encode videos, throw them on a thumbdrive, walk it over to the TV, etc. You use it to access streaming services or devices. These services do not need to be "in the Cloud" or subscription-based, as there's built-in DNLA support for local network devices as well as support for HTTP Live Streaming and DASH. That said, Roku didn't want to completely alienate people with portable media, so they included the Roku Media Player and a USB support for basic media playback. It is an accessory feature, not a primary one.

    If you are looking for something that can play various types of media formats from a USB drive or SD card, then you might want to look at one of the many, many generic/cheap media players on Amazon.

    > Do the new Rokus use newer formats better?

    I'm not exactly sure what you would characterize as "better", but newer models can/do support other formats that older/lower-end models do not, especially with regarding 4K. Roku has a page listing all features of all models here.
u/plamplapla · 13 pointsr/GalaxyS7

I'm your guy, I've tried tons of these. I have two setups that I can recommend.

I recommend this one the most, it's been the best and most reliable for quite some time for me. Sound quality is great. Also, it has bluetooth, which works great. Just a tip, use the bluetooth and download an app called Android Auto. It's a driving friendly interface that combines your music/podcast apps, navigation, phone app, and Google Voice commands for texts if you need. You can text by voice and it gives you the option to speak your text messages when you get them. You can also set the app to automatically start and shut off when your phone's bluetooth turns on or off.

Or, this one, really good so far, seems as good as the first but the first is really durable.

Here's a tip for the best sound quality out of these if you'll only use your FM transmitter in your car and not the radio. Unscrew the antenna out of your car and toss it in a closet or somewhere. Then a lot of low to medium signal radio stations won't interfere. Which is the cause of like 90% of the bad quality you'll hear.

u/yeungjedi · 13 pointsr/buildapcsales

Which is better, this speaker or this one? I came across the latter when browsing for the Jambox on Amazon, and they are very similar in price

u/eastindyguy · 12 pointsr/iphone

If your car stereo has an aux port you can add a Bluetooth adapter to it for under $20.

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

u/ryanpetris · 12 pointsr/HamRadio

The normal price for a 5 watt UV-5R on Amazon is $3 cheaper with free shipping.

u/Tacos2night · 12 pointsr/preppers

Get a Baofung UV5R or similar from Amazon for about $30. It comes with a charger and if you set it up right it holds a charge for a good while. You will need a technician class licence from the FCC to transmit on it but it works great for hitting local repeaters on 2 meter and 70cm bands. I wouldn't bother with cb personally, the ham bands have further reach and repeater networks expand that across the state and even nationwide.

Edit to add:
BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

Also, get the programming cable and download chirp software to set up the radio with your local channels. There's plenty of tutorials on YouTube etc.

u/Cavemahn · 10 pointsr/preppers

What you're describing is HAM radio.

$15 covers the license. You'll learn a lot to pass the test too.

Get a few of these. Watch Slick deals for the best price.

One of these would be a good idea.

As far as I understand you can communicate within two miles or around the world. Depends on the frequencies you use and the antenna setup.

u/snigwich · 10 pointsr/Survival

> Getting your ham license is easy-peasy. Study for the technician level exam took about four hours. The test costs $15 and that gets you a call sign and a ten year license.

Pro-tip: You don't need a license for emergency use and HAM operators will always be glad to help in an emergency situation.

Get something like the BaoFeng UV5R and learn how to use it. If you don't mind the extra weight (1.1 pounds) it can save your life.

u/Nixflyn · 10 pointsr/Android

Off the top of my head,

Cheap: MEE Audio Air-Fi Matrix 2, $59, aptX support for far better Bluetooth listening than non aptX cans

Not so cheap but quality: Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless, usually $200 but showing as $300 right now? Also supports aptX.

There lots of brands that offer good Bluetooth cans. ATH, Vmoda, sennheiser, AKG, etc.

Now, Bose does have some models that are decent, like the QC35, but they're the exception now a days. It's a real bummer too, I used to buy a ton of Bose stuff. And too bad the market is pretty saturated with mostly fashion cans for Bluetooth. You pay a lot for being pretty.

u/gcalpo · 9 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Sends your phone's bluetooth to the car speakers via FM transmitter. Used this particular model on our older cars with few issues. Obviously not going to compare to AUX-IN or native bluetooth, but better than nothing.

u/tmwrnj · 9 pointsr/amateurradio

Amateur radio equipment used to be expensive and only available from specialist suppliers. Unlicensed users did occasionally use equipment illegally, but with the exception of CB burners, it was a relatively minor problem.

The availability of dirt-cheap HTs on Amazon is a completely new problem in terms of scale. If you look at the Amazon reviews for Baofeng transceivers, it's clear that a huge proportion of buyers have absolutely no idea that they need a license.

I don't think we need to go as far as verifying licenses at the point of purchase. I do think that sellers should be required to prominently state that the equipment is for licensed users only, and that use of this equipment without a license is a criminal offence. At the very least, unlicensed buyers of these radios have the right to know that they're breaking the law.

u/ancientwarriorman · 9 pointsr/ChapoTrapHouse

Get a community assembly/neighborhood action coalition going. We'll need those dual power structures to be ready.

Get your mutual aid game up. First aid trainings, tool libraries, dry canneries (yes this is from the LDS church, but they know their shit).

Get a ham radio and license, and get a comms network going with your comrades. Figure out how to get water if the power goes out (your water might too) - this might mean a generator for your well pump, or a huge bottle of iodine tablets for drinking rain barrel water from the roof of your building for a while.

Get a shotgun. $200 gets you a good one, you can hunt small game up to deer with it and a pump action is easy to maintain and not likely to be outlawed anytime soon.

Start today.

u/Thatuserguy · 9 pointsr/amazonecho

So I haven't tested this, but I THINK this should actually work for what you want. It does require you buying extra stuff though, and it's certainly not the most cost effective thing in the world either.

First off, you need to buy a 2-way headphone splitter. Plug the male end into the audio out on your Dot. Then buy two bluetooth transmitters that plug into audio ports (like this one or this one).

Those transmitters I linked are able to stream to two bluetooth receivers at once, meaning you can stream to all three of your speakers (and potentially upgrade to four later) just using two transmitters.

Then it's just a matter of pairing the transmitters with your speakers. Theoretically, Alexa should start playing through all of them at the same time if you set it up right. Again, not the most cost effective thing in the world, but it should work, assuming you're using the speakers within range of the transmitters anyways. The transmitters need electricity, so there will be wires regardless though. Sadly not much you can do about that as far as I'm aware.

u/canwewillwe · 9 pointsr/xxfitness

I love my home gym so much! No regrets.


  • Get stall mats from Tractor Supply.

  • Get a bluetooth speaker (this one is great!)

  • Keep some cleaning supplies in the space. I find a damp mop cleans up the stall mats really well. I personally like my gym to look clean and pretty.

  • Have your workout posted somewhere. We've got a giant cork board with different workouts posted.


  • Buy equipment you've never used in a gym before. (at least at first)

  • Forget to include a fan. Especially if your gym isn't air conditioned!

  • Leave out decorations, if you're into that. Plants, artwork, so on... I love those little details. Mr. Kate on Youtube did a good episode on their home gym; they kind of drive me nuts, but their gym is a total haven. this episode

    edit: formatting
u/Tangent_ · 9 pointsr/cars

My Fiat is like that and no, on that system at least there's no way to force it to play music. I ended up plugging this bluetooth to aux adapter in and my phone now pairs with the radio for phone calls and that adapter to stream music.

u/badnamebandit · 9 pointsr/techsupport

You can get a bluetooth Fm transmitter that will plug into your car and allow you to usb charge your phone and play music. Any 2003 car is not going to have the best sound but this will be much better than a cassette converter. Plus you have the added benefit of charging your phone. Here is a link for one on amazon with good reviews.

u/explosivo563 · 9 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile
u/jesuswithoutabeard · 9 pointsr/army


Shower stool

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Exfoliating Gloves For Making Your Skin Really Smooth

12/24 Pack of Your Favourite Beer

Good luck and have an awesome cry!

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/amateurradio

If you're just looking into radio to see if it's right for you, which it seems like you are, your first port of call should be finding a radio club. It's easy, just go to this page from the ARRL. They'll help you get your license (seriously, wives of hams often have licenses they never thought they'd get), they're some of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, you can go over to their house and they'll let you try their radios out (you can operate a radio even if you're unlicensed, there just has to be a licensed operator with you), and in my experience, they're really generous and will let you borrow radios or just straight up give old ones to you that they don't use anymore. If you find out that radio isn't really for you, they're usually great friends overall and you'll probably be glad to have met them. They're also really great question-answerers.


Now, if you're already licensed and are looking into getting on 2 meters with a Baofeng, here's what I'd buy:

  • This Baofeng UV-5R.

  • This programming cable (Baofengs are notoriously hard to program from the keypad).

  • This improved rubber duck antenna, since the stock one is a piece-o-shite.

  • And finally, this cable that will allow you to connect the uncommon (in the ham radio world) SMA connector on the top of the baofeng to the infinitely more common PL-259 connector.

    All in all, you're looking at spending about a Benjamin or less on a proper Baofeng setup.

    Hope this helps!
u/Cypher_Aod · 8 pointsr/Survival

I hope you enjoy the radio Buddy, I have the original UV-5R and love it. I strongly recommend you upgrade the antenna as the stock one isn't optimal for range.

The most oft-recommended antenna is the Nagoya 771:

u/mangochutney63 · 8 pointsr/Android

These may help -

(Cassette bluetooth reciever. May be a hassle since it has to be charged)

(Cassette Aux Cable receiver)

You could combine the second piece of hardware with what OP has.

Alternatively, bit more pricey but this is the best option all things considered.

GoGroove FlexSmart. Bluetooth connection to the reciever, and the dongle transmits via radio frequency to the car. You can even charge your phone!

u/fightingsioux · 8 pointsr/legaladvice

What your family member is looking at buying is a Baofeng UV-5R. It is actually not designed to be a scanner but is a ham radio that can transmit/receive public safety bands. It is perfectly legal to own these radios and they are extremely common. Unlike most other radios however, they will do nothing to prevent you from transmitting on bands that you're not allowed to transmit on. So while it would be perfectly fine for them to get that radio, they just have to be very careful not to hit the transmit button.

If they are dead set on purchasing one, I would encourage them to get their amateur radio license so they can learn how to properly operate their radio, learn all about the relevant laws, and communicate on the the amateur bands that the UV-5R can transceive on.

u/rodmacpherson · 8 pointsr/HamRadio

This is a good idea. Get your own license. Also, if he doesn't have a handheld yet, buy yourself and him each a cheap HT like a Baofeng. They are not the greatest radios, so you will probably want to upgrade at some point, but it's a great way for you to get into the hobby and you both having little handhelds means you will more likely be able to find a chance to use them.

u/Grrym · 8 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

Bought this 6 months ago and never looked back. It says 24 hour battery life, but as long as you top it up once a shift it lasts forever.

u/Ramquat · 8 pointsr/sanantonio

Even old ass cars have cigarette lighter sockets. So jam in a bluetooth adapter for your phone into one of those that broadcasts out to a radio station you set and listen to your phone.

Its 17 bucks and works with just about ANY type of input.

Has FOURTEEN THOUSAND reviews at 4.5 stars. So you know... join the present day

u/MadMennonite · 7 pointsr/iphone

Get this one from Anker. It's Wirecutter's top pick and $20

Edit: I've also been rocking the iClever Himbox HB01 for a while now.

u/JFreaks25 · 7 pointsr/Android

I have [this] ( in my 2010 malibu that doesn't have bluetooth for audio and its wonderful

u/laflame232432 · 7 pointsr/iphone

Upgrade to an iPhone XS. There is a device that you can use that makes your car bluetooth enabled for audio. Its a FM-Transmitter Bluetooth. I use it in my car and it is great and its pretty cheap in price. I link it for you

FM Transmitter( Amazon)

u/Se7enLC · 7 pointsr/AskElectronics

It'll be better than a shitty one, not as good as a nice one.

Have you considered getting an RF modulator instead? It's like a transmitter, but you wire it inline with the antenna input.

Something like this

u/UlicBelouve · 7 pointsr/Defcon

I'm dispensing my advice from this being year seven, and from the angle of being a worker/support and manning a booth (go /r/dcdarknet) . Makes for a lot of walking and a lot of time staying put at a booth. (Note, I add and update this every year, and then save it because the question will always be asked again).

Fluids (if any tl:dr -- keep fluids up at all cost)

  • Water flask - Go and get a durable bottle that you'll use the whole weekend to refill. I have a couple of these water flasks You are going to want to drink the water down, and refill this when you can. I've found a lot of times there are water coolers, but the cups ran out. This flask tucks nicely into a bag or large pocket. Doesn't seem to leak or puncture.
  • Water additives - Go get something to add to your water for electolytes. Yes, you'll lose more than just water. Pack a small batch of something like these NUUN tablets and mix them into that water flask. Bonus, retain the little tube they came in to store lockpicks or whatever other little itmes you might accumulate.
  • Caffeine - you should do caffeine as the water additives. A lot of the "caffeine delivery systems" you will encounter will also dehydrate you. See the section on vitamins and drugs. There is also little refrigeration, so you'll just be drinking warm Mountain Dew. Get some caffeine with your meal if you need to.
  • Alcohol - you can use one of those water flasks to carry some booze. But one flask must be water at all times. I generally have two flasks on me, one of water, one of moonshine, etc. Minibottles are great too, you can get them at home and pack them into toiletries.

    Note: I've stopped drinking for the duration of the con, since it is easy to get into a bad spot, dehydrated, and I've got contests depending on my help (plus you get to see more cool things). Just my stance after six years, and probably why the goons don't drink on the job: not that they can't, just that they are responsible. If not responsible for anything, hell, you're in Sin City, do what you want.

    "The best things I put in my mouth all weekend of DEFCON":

    These natural throat losenges are great. I gave out all that I had to the good people working booths, and got the quoted reaction. It helps for just socializing an talking for hours and hours in the desert, and getting your voice back.


  • Protein - it's just natural energy. Get some protein bars, eat one each morning. Beef jerky works out well too. A lot of people crowd breakfast places, when you should be lining up for awesome things instead. You should also match this with water/electrolytes. It'll fuel you for the day.
  • Sugar - yeah, don't really load up on this. You'll just crash at the most inconvenient time. This ties into the sodas/caffeine thing.
  • Chips and General Snacks - sure, find these somewhere if you have to. Best place is offsite, head towards the Tuscany, and there's a 7Eleven over there. Or do a run with people to Wal-Mart or something. If you're doing that, get PB&J ingredients.


  • Multivitamins - Get some multivitamins, and start taking them now or in the month leading up to DEFCON. I generally get StressTabs Energy and take them to keep me on my game. Combats hangovers well.
  • Vitamin D - this also rocks, and most of us won't see the sun for a few days anyways.
  • Hangover additives - again, back to that water flask. Use some sort of tablets like these I like tablets, because then you'll drink water. Just packing tylenol/asprin will generally get you to take a swallow of water with the pill, when you really should get a full flask of fluids, or more.
  • Anti-diarrhea drugs. I know there is the fun of Shittercon, but you eat some bad party food or share a flask with someone that has some bug, you'll rather have the anti-diarrhea drugs than become a Shittercon VIP. Plus, diarrhea dehydrates you in the desert.


  • Ethernet cable - you'll at least want to try to be on wired vs wireless. Plus, you can connect into LAN Taps, etc., should anything like that arise among your buddies.
  • Laptop? - My thoughts, bring something. I've had years where I didn't use it. But having the ability to look something up, examine a forensics challenge, is useful.
  • Thumbdrives - useful for a LiveCD boot, and also useful if you need to take files that are being distributed. Copy off a new distro or a tool that is released. Again, be safe with taking files from strangers.
  • Battery charger - small and large works for me. These are also handy for providing a charge to any pis, badges, or random devices you might use.
  • Batteries - you'll have electronic badges, and the batteries provided might suck. Bring some good and fresh ones. The few spots that sell them charge an outrageous amount. I'm talking AAAs, AAs, CR2032s.
  • Solder gear - bring a soldering iron if you can. You're dealing with a lot of the cheapest irons being used by people with varying degrees of skill. The tips can get kinda janky too. Using a bad tip that is about the shape of a pencil ERASER is gonna be a frustrating time for you.
  • Solder gear pt 2 - If not bringing an iron, bring support items. Bring better solder. Bring better solder wick, solder sucker, desolder braid, flux. Also bring a flush cutter to cut the wires. That small list of stuff is invaluable and can fit in a ziplock bag. HHV generally provides cheap irons with bad tips and the lowest-grade solder. (No fault to them, they're setting it up free, and the tips simply get bad from heavy use).
  • I've never done a throwaway or burner phone. Lock down / harden your phone and back it up / take an image before you go, and restore from it after. If anyone wanted to target you bad, you're going to have a bad time regardless of what phone you have, but there are probably softer targets anyways. And make friends, don't give people a reason to come after you and your phone should be fine.


  • Footwear - bring two sets of con footwear. I have super-comfy things, but I use two, because sometimes your feet just need to be in something different.
  • Bags - don't be a damn turtle. I usually either carry what I need in my Utilikilt, or use a small slingbag such as the Bag of Holding and you can add to any bag a Grid-It system , as this 8x12 fits well. Helps keep smaller things organized, and I also use it to organize charging cables, with the battery at the bottom, and the device able to connect up top.
  • Bags (2017 Addition) - This BUBM organizer / bag is outstanding, and I keep this in my bag now instead of (or sometimes in addition to) the Grid-It.

    Prepare Thyself

  • Start drinking your water now or in the month leading up to DEFCON, just to get the habit up. I scripted a box that pops up at my work computer every hour to have me finish my water and refill.
  • Start doing drugs. I mean, the multivitamins referenced above, and vitamin D.
  • If you want to brush up on first aid, or even Wilderness First Aid (for when aid might be a bit distant, which kind of happens in the craziness of the con), and have the means to do so, please do. It'll help us and your fellow con goer.

    Some last notes:

  • This is not to scare you out of the horrors of the con. It is not that bad, just Be Prepared is all that.
  • If you're having a shit time and can find me (I will make myself identifiable as Belouve), I'll help you out. Goons are also good people too.
  • If Official Defcon peeps like /u/DTangent or /u/1o57 or the mods want to pin or use my tips somewhere, feel free to do so. I might copy this to my GitHub so I can reference, update, and copy/paste this easier.
u/thecavebreathes · 7 pointsr/cars

The cheap way - Bluetooth > FM transmitter off of Amazon. Works well particularly in more rural areas where there are more open channels.

The expensive way - the module that connects directly to your RL's radio, this will have better quality audio:

u/IZY2091 · 7 pointsr/nostalgia

I can see how that would get annoying but there are Bluetooth receivers that just plug into a cigarette lighter no charging necessary.

GOgroove FlexSMART

This is the one I got a few years ago you could use it as a Bluetooth receiver for your phone and then connect your Aux to it. Personally I went with this version because it had button controls on it but I'm sure there's better versions of this by now.

Edit clarifying

u/HybridCamRev · 7 pointsr/Filmmakers

/u/robot_one - sadly, this setup won't give you much light; the tripod is made for still photography, not video; plus the recorder has poor frequency response and outputs to mono.

Instead, I recommend [Referral Links]:

u/grinomyte · 7 pointsr/Games

Really annoying to me as well.

I bought this:

and this:

along with a bit of 3m tape with the plastic style velcro on it. It' works but it's annoying keeping it charged etc but as someone that uses the switch almost exclusively on planes I find it somewhat mandatory.

u/Mikelightman · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I wanted the same thing for my subway ride. I tried to use a BT transmitter but it wasn't reliable. I'd have to re-pair my headphones every time. It's ridiculous that the Switch doesn't support something so basic as BT.

u/ghastrimsen · 7 pointsr/Baofeng

Anything sold by BaoFeng Tech on Amazon is genuine.

Authentic Genuine Nagoya NA-771 15.6-Inch Whip VHF/UHF (144/430Mhz) Antenna SMA-Female for AnyTone, BaoFeng, and Yaesu

u/mwilliams · 7 pointsr/amateurradio

Sounds like an HT would be a good first addition.

  • Baofeng UB-82 - Dual band HT, great for local communication, repeater access, etc etc. You can also monitor other public service frequencies/weather band. $37.50
  • Handheld mic for the Baofeng - Nice if you keep it on your desk in a charger, or if the radio is clipped to a bag or something, you can still access the mic (it's also a speaker). $6.37
  • USB Programming Cable - Easily program memory channels with your computer. $20.46
  • Upgraded antenna for the HT - This one is pretty big, plenty on Amazon of various size which will vary in performance, but anything should be better than the stock antenna. $16.99

    Well that's $81.32. Remaining could be spent on an extra battery, a power cable for the car etc etc.
u/fakehalo · 7 pointsr/Bitcoin

You really like the straw man argument approach, you should be a pundit somewhere.

Here is a radio similar to the one I have. $60 and goes miles, depending on your location (on a mountain/minimal interference), 10s of miles. There are tutorials on souping these up to go further.

I suspect you'll respond to this by changing my words around again into some other scenario I didn't say, so I'll limit it to "$60 = miles in range".

u/Robert_Skywalker · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/ewhite81 · 7 pointsr/Android

I just found this one by Logitech

I've been looking at this one by Belkin but it requires a slight modification to get the range restored on it. Belkin put a metal weight in the case that is causing the interference, at least that's what I've read.

u/zildjian · 7 pointsr/overlanding

Investigate getting your ham license (seriously, the tech license is simple, sub $15, and you might learn something new). That'll allow you to use much more powerful equipment. Talkies are limited to 500mw and often have trouble getting out of the vehicle. With ham, you can pick up something even as low as ~$25 that'll do 4w, and it only gets better from there.

u/Tahns · 7 pointsr/amateurradio

I somewhat impulsively decided I really wanted to become licensed so I bought a $25 [BaoFeng UV-5R] ( radio and just reviewed questions in my spare time using HamStudy for a few weeks.

I just passed my exam on Saturday and am waiting for my name to show up online, so that method has been working for me so far.

u/nightslayer78 · 7 pointsr/SocialistRA
u/diachi_revived · 7 pointsr/amateurradio

VHF stands for Very High Frequency, it consists of radio frequencies between 30MHz and 300Mhz. Learn more about the different frequency bands here:

Note: Hams break up the bands listed there even further, naming them by wavelength. For example, at VHF there's 6m (~50-50.1MHz),4m(~70-70.5Mhz),2m(~144-148Mhz) and 1.25m(~220-225Mhz). At HF we've got 80m, 75m, 60m, 40m, 30m, 20m and 10m (plus some more bands I left out). These are the bands used to communicate around the world without satellites or repeaters.

$30 VHF Handheld - Keep in mind that if you buy it you must have a license in order to transmit with it, you can listen just fine though.

As for getting started with your license, what country are you in?

u/ckvoss77 · 7 pointsr/bugout

This is a pretty good start. I've put together a couple of notes.

  • The duct tape you listed is a rip off. What I did for my bug out bag was buy a roll of duct tape, then wrap it neatly around a pencil.

  • Instead of a SOG fixed blade knife, you might consider spending $20-$30 more and getting a ka-bar. I've personally had bad experiences with SOG and love the ka-bars I have. If you go this route, be sure to find a true ka-bar... there are a bunch of fakes out there.

  • For radios, I would get something more versatile. The downside to the one you listed is they don't support many bands. Also, I may be wrong, but I'm very suspicious of the 35 mile range that is listed. The BaoFeng UV-5R is a hidden gem that does everything the motorola you've listed does and a whole lot more. the only downside is you need a HAM license to operate one legally (assuming you are in the US)

  • The carabiners you've listed don't appear to be CE or UIAA certified for climbing. Here is a link to a set I recently bough that are both CE and UIAA rated and are more than strong enough for climbing with equipment.

  • 550 paracord would do the same job as the speciality shoe laces you've listed for cheaper.

  • You can make your own snare kits, fishing kits, and first aid kits for much, much cheaper that what is in your list.

  • I personally would skip the bit kit unless you have a very specific need.

  • The "Maxpedition Single Sheath" is very expensive for what it is. You can find something equivalent for about 1/4 the price.

  • The bag you've listed may not be big enough for all of your gear. This is difficult to gauge, but your choice of bag is important.

    All that being said, I think you've done a good job of planning and selecting products that will be useful. I've been waiting on my wife to put together a sewing kit, but your post has spurred me to buy one instead (I don't think she's ever going to get around to it)....(this is the one I ended up buying:

    Thanks and best of luck with your prepping!
u/eclipse75 · 7 pointsr/amateurradio

My ideas:

u/Jcconnell · 6 pointsr/GrandCherokee

Some more photos in this album:

I can describe what I did if there's interest. I have since replaced it with another setup. This is in a box for now.

EDIT: Here's some background information for those of you interested.

These are the components used:

  • 2002 - 2004 WJ Scosche Wiring Harness Adapter:
  • Clarion XC1410:
  • Logitech Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Adapter:
  • Keedox 12v to 5v step down converter:
  • Monoprice 1.5FT Premium RCA to RCA cable:
  • Monoprice 1.5FT Stereo male to RCA male cable:
  • Custom modified dash trim piece
  • Nexus 7 2013 tablet (Now with a cracked screen)

    I have a factory Inifinity system. It requires, believe it or not, speaker level inputs. I was not interested in redoing the amplifier and speakers at the time. So I needed a way to get a signal from the tablet to the factory amplifier. After reading lots of other accounts, I chose the Logitech Wireless speaker adapter based off the remarks regarding it's sound quality. It also has both an RCA and a 3.5MM out and they can be used simultaneously. It needed to be powered via 5v so I bought the step down converter. A better approach would have been to use a power supply designed for car stereo installations. It would have helped reduce noise and some other issues. From there, the signal needed to be amplified to speaker level inputs. I originally tested a PAC-OEM1 with an output voltage of around 7v. It was barely audible at full blast. I moved onto the Clarion XC1410. It gets LOUD. No doubt about it. I had to set a Tasker profile to automatically reduce volume to a certain level anytime the tablet connected to the bluetooth receiver. With the loud came some noise though. I spent quite a while chasing an alternator whine. Turns out that a short, local ground and a large, direct connection to the battery would substantially reduce noise. ALSO, 3.5MM jacks are connected in some to a ground within the device. This introduced a ground loop. Took me a while to realize that when the 3.5MM jack was plugged in, noise was increased. I removed it and used a splitter from the RCA cables. This had the added benefit of reducing the volume and eliminating the noise. Everything plugs into a aftermarket - factory harness that I wired myself (2002 - 2004 compatible). The real feat was building the tablet cradle. I purchased a $10 case from Amazon and hacked it up. I also scored the black bezel from a junkyard Jeep. The bezel was cut using a dremel until the case sat perfectly. I attached initially using super glue. Then I filled the gaps and reinforced it with a black silicone from GE. LOTS of it. It was stout. I finally added the frame you see in the pictures. The metal frame was really not required but I was banking on longevity. It had the added benefit of allowing me to mount magnets (To hold smaller devices in place like a phone). I ran a 90* charging cable through the grommet on the far right. The tablet case had some material removed from the lip so I could more easily insert and remove it while mounted.

    I posed an incomplete writeup on JeepForum:

    After I got the noises ironed out, I rocked it for a while and really enjoyed it. A bluetooth OBDII reader fed it diagnostic information. Lux did great for brightness control. Tasker for profiles. Then I accidentally cracked the N7 screen and the party was over. It just so happened that someone was selling an AppRadio setup the next day so I scooped it up and am running that with an MK809iii now. This old setup is being sold on Ebay and Jeepforum if anyone is so inclined.
u/Willymanwilly · 6 pointsr/headphones

Sescom SES-IPOD-AB iPod Stereo Audio MP3 FLAC WMA Player A/B Switch 3.5mm (1/8)

Could have made one myself but I couldn't be bothered haha 😂

u/mac404 · 6 pointsr/headphones

"100%" is not a constant factor for a lot of reasons - how powerful the amplifier is, how efficient the headphone is, and how loud the audio you're playing is.

You can definitely kill headphones if you give them too much power. But that is likely to be at much more power than standard motherboard audio would provide (ie. the amplifier is pretty weak). If you actually have them on, you will easily harm your ears before you harm the headphone. Not quite sure if that still applies when you don't have them on, but they would have to be very loud before there's really any issue.

That said, it will sound quite bad listening this way. You lose pretty much all bass, at best. If you already have speakers (that use a 3.5mm connector?) you could get a simple switch like this: (along with an extra 3.5mm cable). There are many ways to be able to switch between two different audio sources.

u/Hyppy · 6 pointsr/buildapc

You would want a mixer or a selector. Something as simple as this would work for a selector. A mixer that allows both to play at once would be a little more expensive, maybe as low as $30 though.

Just connecting two outputs together via Y-cable may end up with one output damaging the other.

u/DiabloKing · 6 pointsr/amateurradio

Welcome! Nice to see that your interested in the hobby I myself just got licensed about 2 months ago now. I recommend picking up a cheap Baofeng UV-5R from amazon for about 35$. Then hop on over to and look for repeaters in your area to program and listen away! That's what I did before I got my ticket just don't key up the repeater.

u/kawfey · 6 pointsr/amateurradio

So, is your mission is to, telemetry, etc from a drone? If you want to send video, this changes things and you're muuuuch better off buying off-the-shelf FPV kits. Telemetry and command/control is a lot easier.

This thing is one hackish way to get what you want but as is, all it does is send position and telemetry at predefined time or position intervals for use on the APRS network.

An even more hackish way is building an audio interface between a Cheap radio with an arduino (using Trackuino software) that lets it transmit AX.25 packet data. It's only going to be 1.2kbps, i.e. very, very, very slow.

Upgrading to a faster amateur radio data system that can send digital video and fast telemetry is basically going to be an DIY approach, either brewing circuits yourself or putting COTS parts that aren't designed to be put together, together, because more-or-less, ham radio has been left in the dust when it comes to high-speed data radio tech. Either way requires a fair bit of EE and/or programming skill. Just check out FaradayRF. Those guys have been working on that data radio for 3 years before selling product. That's why I'd recommend an FPV setup for video, and data radios built for your purpose.

Disclaimer: Before you do any of those things above, you do need a technicians amateur radio license. Start here (lmao i took that photo), then skim through this, and take practice tests here, and use this to find a license exam in your area. It costs $15. the real point of needing a license is to educate users that there are regulations on radio emissions, such as transmitting things willy-nilly is a bad idea (because it interferes with other users of radio spectrum); to help cultivate a common interest in radio technology, and also that ham radio is pretty fuckin cool.

If you don't get a license, you're stuck to super-low power off-the-shelf things (of sometimes questionable legality) and stuff that operates in the same band as Wifi (aka ISM bands).

u/Iusemyhands · 6 pointsr/massage

I worked in a hair salon -- I FEEL YOU.

I had a LOT of fabric in my room to dampen/absorb sound. I had an oontz bluetooth speaker pointed at the space under the door where sound traveled and it worked amazingly. I had it synced with my iphone and I had downloaded the WhiteNoise app, which let me mix sounds (I had crashing waves, rain, and a creek).

I had a second oontz speaker synced to my ipad playing massage music, and it was secured under the table close to the face cradle - so my music didn't have to be loud, since it was so close to their head.

edit: if the walls don't go up all the way to ceiling, can you ask the manager/landlord/whoever if you can fill the space with styrofoam blocks covered with fabric or something?

u/mschultze97 · 6 pointsr/minimalism

While I recommend both the Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker as well as the Amazon Basics Bluetooth Speaker for their portability and sound, I personally prefer the former for its much fuller sound. (Both links show the black version of the device, although both come in different colors).

u/SomeRandomMax · 6 pointsr/amazonecho

I'll second Anker, though I have this one instead. It has great sound, great range, and outstanding battery life.

u/AwkwardBaloon · 6 pointsr/E90

IIRC that’s not to connect any phone, but an apple device in iPod mode.

You can get something like this to add a2dp Bluetooth:

Bovee Bluetooth Car Kit for 2006 BMW E90 - Android and iPhone Music Interface Adaptor for in car iPod Integration (WMA3000B USB / AUX connector)

I didn’t have the Bluetooth module for hands free in my car, nor the USB port. So I opted for this:

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

Shame they stopped making this model, but there are similar ones. I like the separate buttons for track selection.
(Single button burns out a lot faster)

There are other ways (from Grom and others) but they were cost prohibitive. And required coding the cd changer into the system.

u/flower1988 · 6 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

I use this in one of my cars, it works well.

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

u/nukelauncher95 · 6 pointsr/cars

Your choice are:

u/CheekyGoose · 6 pointsr/mkbhd

Not sure how I feel about the headphone jack, because this is a very expensive phone, and if you can afford something like this, you should also be able to afford a decent $100-200 pair of bluetooth headphones/earbuds (or a 3.5mm to bluetooth transmitter to keep in your pocket), but at the same time, the Note is supposed to be that phone that does everything: the Superman of phones.

u/AFTVnews · 6 pointsr/fireTV

No Fire TV models support pairing two Bluetooth headphones simultaneously. Here are your options.

Option 1) If your TV has a 3.5mm audio out headphone jack, you can connect a Y splitter to it and then connect two wired headphones to the splitter. This is the best option for audio quality because you won't have any audio sync issues since everything is wired, but it does mean running wires to your couch.

Option 2) If your TV has a 3.5mm audio out headphone jack but you don't want to run wires across your room, then you can connect a Bluetooth transmitter (in TX mode) to your TV's headphone jack and then pair two Bluetooth headphones to the transmitter. This is the best option in the sense that you both won't have any wires tethering you, but you risk audio sync issues and you both might be out of sync a different amount.

Option 3) Pair a Bluetooth receiver in RX mode with the Fire TV, then connect a Y splitter to the receiver, and then connect two wired headphones to the splitter. You won't have wires running from the TV to the couch, but you'll both be tethered with wires to the little receiver box on the couch. You might have audio sync issues, but you'll both be equally out of sync.

u/the-crooked-compass · 6 pointsr/CarAV

If the radio doesn't have an "AUX" mode, then this really isn't possible to do. Given your car is a 2000, it's highly unlikely an AUX port was even an option.

Two solid alternatives:

  1. Purchase an FM Modulator, like this or this. They're relatively easy to install, and you can probably do it yourself. It basically works like an FM Transmitter, but connects directly into your antenna port for a much cleaner signal. It can also be switched on or off, so you keep full use of your radio.
  2. Purchase an aftermarket head unit. It's certainly cheaper to do an FM Modulator, but upgrading to a good aftermarket head unit will make you happier in the long run. Especially with a stock head unit from 2000, you're bound to start having trouble with it at some point in the near future.

    Hope this helps!
u/axegun · 6 pointsr/EDC

I've got two of these - in different sizes - I have one for my EDC bag and one for travel.

I'm a huge fan of them - and you can get them in different sizes to fit your needs for storage and what bag to put them in and stuff. Plus the hold a multitude of different things so you can fit a lot of stuff on there. I have an external battery that I use to charge my phone and ipad with so I usally put those USB chords on this thing in addition to wall plugs for the cables too in case the battery runs out.

u/snarfy · 6 pointsr/gadgets

Bluetooth radio transmitter $49
My mp3s are on my phone in my pocket. I get in my car and push play on the bluetooth transmitter, and the mp3s play from my phone to my car radio, all wireless.

For $199 you can get a mini cnc lathe

And everyone's favorite:
55 gallon barrel of sex lube

u/anonym0ose · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/-me-official- · 6 pointsr/preppers

What is the difference between this version and this version with respect to capability (that a regular person might use)? Getting 5 for the price of roughly 2 seems pretty nice if they have roughly the same capability.

u/robinenrique · 6 pointsr/LetsTalkMusic

I would like to suggest a cheap FLAC player such as this one it does not have a better UI than the iPod of course and it is not as user friendly, but reproducing FLAC in a portable player is great

u/KazumaDuy · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

ModMic that we all know and love Link

u/Symz58 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Antilion ModMic is about $50. Mod Mic is cheap and great.

My Cheap headphones in comparison
Phillips SPH9500

u/checkitoutmyfriend · 5 pointsr/Baofeng

Saw post on the other sub. Thought you would be here. This one is the one everyone seems to go with. Short of a hard mount and an adapter. There are fakes so be sure to get the real one. Be aware the comments cover all the antennas listed.

u/KN7DNA · 5 pointsr/Baofeng

Generally, UHF is better suited to urban environments. The shorter wave length of the frequencies has an easier time of being reflected and bouncing around off glass windows and other metal surfaces to reach the repeater or other intended station.

Almost all the Baofeng HT's (handheld transmitters) are dual band and will work on VHF & UHF. Personally, I would recommend the Baofeng BF-F8HP 8-watt model. It can be purchased here:

If the 1.25m band (220 MHz) is popular, you can look at the the UV-5x3 tri-band model. It can be found here:

u/HoboTeddy · 5 pointsr/engineering

Is that the Oontz Angle 3? If so, it's $26 on Amazon and buying a new one is almost certainly your cheapest and fastest option to getting this fixed.

u/entheox · 5 pointsr/amazonecho

This is the Bluetooth speaker I got with my Echo Dot. It's a $100 speaker on sale for $27.99 right now. Works great, and I've had no complaints with it so far:

u/safety3rd · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

this one is the one we have.

u/Erinescence · 5 pointsr/amazonecho

The Anker Soundcore is a pretty solid little speaker, though if you're an audiophile you won't love it for music. I have one of these and mainly use it for podcasts and the occasional phone call, but it's not bad for music. It has insane battery life (more than 24 hours) but you can also use it plugged in. Connects via BT or aux cable.

u/verblox · 5 pointsr/therewasanattempt

I'm pretty happy with my $25 Anker.

u/TenOunceTalk · 5 pointsr/AskScienceDiscussion

This is a good BT transmitter/receiver that I've been using for quite a while. Has its own internal battery too.

RPi is an inexpensive powerful DIY computer (super easy to build) that can be used to make almost anything. Search for "Raspberry Pi Projects" and "Arduino" to get an overview. You can make breadboard circuits and write code to control them, etc. Kits have audio, video, mic, lights, and all kinds of other neat abilities. It's great for intelligent, creative kids (and adults).

With a Pi, you could control the lights in your house to come on when you say a specific word. You can hook up a Pi to interface with your car's computer and make it display detailed data from it. You can turn a Pi into a retro gaming console. You could use it as a media center, accessible from all your TVs. You could turn it into an instrument of you wanted to. Really, it's limitless.

u/PriceKnight · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

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u/Halvus_I · 5 pointsr/videos

I have this one, does transmit or receive (switchable). It can also connect two devices at once. You can get a transmit only one for about $10 less.

u/Paulx589 · 5 pointsr/preppers

These bad boys?


Why are they banned?

u/MyriadRook · 5 pointsr/SocialistRA

A Baofeng UV-5R is what I have ($25 on Amazon currently). It's enough to dip your toe. You need at least a Technician license with the FCC to be able to transmit with it, though. I'm currently studying for that license.

u/e60deluxe · 5 pointsr/hometheater

you can put a video in the root of the usb drive, enable auto play it will just loop on power up.

u/zanderbrown · 5 pointsr/Cartalk

What you want to do is use something like this:

But personally I would just get a new head unit with aux built in.

u/OrangeCurtain · 5 pointsr/Seattle

I don't use this one, but I use something similar where you plug in the modulator between the antenna and the headunit:

I use 88.7 and it sounds perfect (or at least it did until some Aurora trash fucked it all up).

u/bemental_ · 5 pointsr/gatekeeping

Been using for four years and counting:

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter

u/weinermcgee · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

If you're looking for one of those, I've been pleased with this. It auto-tunes to available frequencies really well. The one con for me is the end of the cigarette adapter plug is very fragile. Mine broke after about a month and they sent me new parts, but they are just as fragile. If you change vehicles often you have to be mindful of the end and make sure it doesn't come unscrewed. Still happy with it.

u/possums101 · 5 pointsr/Journalism

Both Zoom and Tascam have small handy recorders (kind of pricey but excellent quality) that have those little holes where you can tie in a little wrist bracelet to hold or potentially a key ring to attach to a lanyard.

u/verbthatnoun · 4 pointsr/cars

avoid FM transmitters.

They don't work very well. There are lots of ways you can get audio from your phone to your car stereo.

The cheapest way to do it correctly is an FM Modulator, these hook up directly into your car's antenna port. I had this one. Does require removal of the radio to plug into the antenna port, and it needs a power and a ground tapped into. But this way is totally worth it, if you don't want to tackle it yourself, a shop would probably charge about $50 to install it.

I wouldn't ever suggest an FM transmitter because you probably will be constantly fiddling with it while driving due to its un-reliable signal broadcasting, and the cheaper it is, the worse it will be at giving good signal.

Alternatively, the best way to go is just to replace your radio, JVC has a couple of cool inexpensive radios that are under $100, they have USB connectivity for iPods and iPhones, and also have bluetooth for handsfree calling and A2DP streaming (wireless audio streaming). I had one of these in my SVT Focus, it took about 15 seconds after starting the car for the radio to pair with the phone, but it would automatically start playing the last song I had playing in my music app, so there wasn't any fiddling with the phone every time I got in the car.

Edit: THIS is the newer model of the JVC I used to have, sounded really good too. Note that this doesn't have an optical slot.

u/Lord_Zero · 4 pointsr/Android

Im not sure what kind of car he has but I have a CTS and replacing the stereo is no cheap option especially since its my cars control center.

I do have an FM Modulator FMMOD-02 but this thread got me thinking about a bluetooth one. But mine works fine as of now so I cant justify dropping the $70 even for a wireless upgrade. maybe in the future if my next car doesnt have the ability.

u/Cwesterfield · 4 pointsr/EDC

One suggestion:

Its a life saver for small items in a backpack.

u/FuyuhikoDate · 4 pointsr/de

Ein Gridit (Findet man leider nur auf Amazon etc..)? Gggfs. die BilloVariante kaufen oder selber basteln, nutze ich überwiegend für meine Kabel etc. und ist recht Flach. Die "zuklappbaren" sind ein wenig unnütz, da Powerbank und Platte (jedenfalls bei mir) dafür sorgen das ich das ding nicht mehr zuklappen kann. stört mich aber nicht, da es dennoch seinen Zweck erfüllt.

u/SomethingDota · 4 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

they aren't as shitty as they used to be since the fcc upped the allowed power and if you get one of these it sounds the same as bluetooth does in a car

u/admiral_derpness · 4 pointsr/synthesizers

remove the tracking junk after ref= to get a clean link:

u/lildobe · 4 pointsr/gopro

You can reduce the "shot with a GoPro" look by changing the "field of view" setting to "medium" or "narrow" then processing in GoPro Studio with the "remove fisheye" option turned on.

Use bright, but soft and neutral lighting - invest in some inexpensive lighting rigs like some of the ones in any of these videos:

Get yourself a microphone and an audio recorder and record the sound separately. Camera microphones are horrible.

Forget using the camcorder. Use the GoPro and the S5 to record. Record your footage in 1080p on both devices.

Also get a tripod and the adaptors you'll need to put the gopro and / or phone on it.

u/AltimaNEO · 4 pointsr/Zune

Zune's USB doesn't output audio, nor does it let you browse the file system. Or at least, it won't without the Zune software on PC, which means car stereos won't detect it.

Your best bet is maybe some kind of headphone jack to Bluetooth adapter like these

u/carrotpilgrim · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've been using this one as you describe:

It come with cables for USB, aux, 3.5 to RCA. The latency seems very low, and it supports two pairs of headphones simultaneously.

u/thetillmiester · 4 pointsr/Gameboy

His link will not work. It literally says Bluetooth receiver. What you want is to "transmit" the audio from you GBC to a speaker or headphones. here is the first one to pop up when I search Bluetooth transmitter on Amazon. They also have some cheaper ones on AliExpress. As long as you get a transmitter it should work. I used mine a couple times but it was kind of bulky and weird hanging there. I thought about trying to mod it into my GBC but never did.

u/brzdev · 4 pointsr/oculus

Surprisingly (and I think it’s the receiver I bought), I have very little delay. I was easily able to get through an episode of Silicon Valley in HD using Plex VR even streaming from a remote server and I noticed no delay.

I bought this one:

u/Mainwar · 4 pointsr/amateurradio

May I suggest this one instead?

I have two of these and I ordered them from baofeng tech on amazon. They have been solid when I order from them.

When I ordered from other people in the US, the gear was NOT consistent, no support and the cables they sold me were crap.

The cables I ordered from baofeng tech worked the first time on my Mac's. No drivers to load. Instantly connected to the radios.

My 2 cp .

Edit: you have to get the good cable and the daily version of Chirp. Do not use the stable release or the software the ship.

u/otacon239 · 4 pointsr/gadgets

My girlfriend's Vision:M just died last week. She had it for about 6 years. We're looking to replace it with something like this. But she really did love her little player.

u/Zero0400 · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is my go-to from now on. Purchase whatever audiophile grade headphones you like (which tend to be better sound quality than a gaming company headset) and attach them. Worth taking a look.

u/Lucosis · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

That's still a condenser mic so by design it is very sensitive. You're also probably going to have to turn up the gain with it, which is where the hum comes in.

If you're not opposed to a mic with a stand/boom, then an Audio Technica 2100 is probably the best bet. It's a cardoid pattern, so it minimizes sounds coming from the sides and back of the mic and it's dynamic so it will really only pick up sounds that are a couple inches from the mic.

If you don't want anything on your desk, then an Antlion boom mic . It's uni-directional and has a physical mute switch. It positions itself close to your mouth so you don't have to turn the gain up too high.

u/GOTO_Velociraptor · 4 pointsr/Texans

Mumble details

Port: 64378
Username: Pick your own.
Password: Hopkins

Join the Steam group, where the details are posted on an event there set for Jan. 20th!

For the uninitiated/non-gamers here, Mumble is a voice chat software that is pretty popular among gamers, but is basically just a voice conference thing with channels. Anyone on the sub that wants to talk about things that aren't gaming related are welcome as well, and I hope we can get a good turnout for playoff games and the Super Bowl as well as the upcoming draft.

To participate, you will need a headset with a microphone ^(EDIT: and a PC, of course, although there are apps for Android and iOS), or some other way of transmitting and receiving audio, and you can also modify an existing pair of headphones with a [ModMic]( "There are also cheaper options available, look around!") if you want to join us.

You will need the Mumble software, which you can find at these links:

  • Windows (32 bit)
  • OS X
  • Linux (Ubuntu)

    There are other options for Linux, but I'm going to assume that if you're running Linux, you can manage to figure it out on your own :P.

    I do want this to succeed, so even if you don't game, consider joining for the championship playoff games and piling in to the free chat!

    EDIT: The server may be down quite a bit tonight, as I am still configuring and upgrading and changing things. It should be far more stable come the weekend.

    EDIT (1/21/16): The server is up and ready now, it previously was running with bad permissions and not letting anyone join.
u/jallsopp · 4 pointsr/gaming

For that price, forget about headsets altogether. You can get a really good headphone and mic combination. Here's an example: BeyerDyanmic DT770PRO and a ModMic

I'd highly recommend checking out the guides at /r/headphones to choose a pair best suited to you and any decent mic should do the trick.

Don't waste the money on overpriced, overhyped garbage.

u/JulianLT · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'd say drop the razer stuff and get something worth your money.

Here are my suggestions:

Mouse - Logitech G502
Keyboard - Corsair K70 RGB/Corsair Strafe RGB
Headphones - Sennheiser HD598; if you want something cheaper - Philips SHP9500 on sale here.
Microphone (clips onto your headphones) - Antlion Mod Mic or Vmoda boom pro if you want something cheaper.

u/Oneshoeleroy · 4 pointsr/Conservative

You need an FM transmitter.

I don't know anything about this one, but there's quite a. Few out there. They let you listen through a normal FM radio

u/Ilovethemarina · 4 pointsr/sanantonio

If you have a smoke cigarette thingy (idk what they're called or what they're used for) Amazon has 13-15 dollar Bluetooth transmitter that has great quality and connects to it.

I personally have this one but there's others

u/millenniumxl-200 · 4 pointsr/deadmalls

I bought this for my son's car.

Works great.

u/umdivx · 4 pointsr/hometheater

This is a several piece system you'd have to get.


First is an HDMI audio extractor then an BT transmitter and if you want to be able to switch between the Roku and the TV tuner you'd then need an HDMI switch.


At that point with all that in place, you honestly would be better off getting a receiver. You can get a cheap receiver, like the Denon S530BT from for $150 then pair that with some cheap speakers and you're already better than all that equipment above.

u/zacware · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Per another redditor suggestion, I bought a tiny 2 way Bluetooth transmitter/receiver and set it to transmit mode and attached it to the back of the switch with a little removable 3m Velcro strip. It works great. I even use it with my AirPods. TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/Jack_the_Deergal · 4 pointsr/headphones

I personally use a bluetooth adapter for some of my corded headphones when it comes to mobile devices.
Spmething like this: TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/mdezzi · 4 pointsr/audio

Hi there. I am fairly new to this sub, but I hang out in /r/Android often. You currently have a few options for what you are trying to do.

The first option is bluetooth. If your apartment isn't too big, one bluetooth A2DP received should cover just about the whole area. I currently use one of these.

However the bluetooth audio protocol (A2DP) leaves much to be desired. For one, the range is limited, plus most say the sound quality is degraded (I don't notice it, but I am far from an audiophile). This is the reason that the AirPlay protocol is so popular, and it is theoretically possible to broadcast to AirPlay w/ an Android phone. Enter AirAudio. This app claims to take any system audio and broadcast it to the AirPlay protocol. It is a relatively new app, and I have never personally used it, but it is worth a shot if you have an AirPlay receiver lying around (or another Android phone that can be used as an AirPlay via AirBubble.

The next option is a device that Google just released. Chromecast. Chromecast is a HDMI dongle (powered via USB) that will receive audio/video feeds directly over wifi. You use a phone to tell it what to play (via Google Music, Netflix, etc), and it grabs the feed directly from the source, rather than rerouting through your Android device. Currently only those two sources are supported, but many others have promised support. This is a great option for the price tag, the only issue is that it is HDMI-out. My received doesn't have an HDMI input, so I would have to find a way to extract the audio from the HDMI a/v signal in order to play via my stereo.

This problem brings me to my last suggestion, which is a third party offering called Cheapcast. This offering will take any old Android device and turn it into a Chromecast. The advantage of this is that you can use the device's headphone jack for audio instead of having to try to get it out of the HDMI.

Currently the Chromecast SDK has not been officially released, therefore the last two offerings are not available as of yet. Google should be making things official very soon and it will be interesting to see what else becomes available.

u/MrVanillacoke · 4 pointsr/nexus4

I have a Moga Bluetooth controller, a "U-Grip" car dock, a dbrand black leather backing, and the wireless dock. I also got an LG Bluetooth adapter to play wireless music in my apartment.

I think all those things were definitely worth every penny... I feel like I've maximized the potential of my phone. The phone is a good chunk of money, so I want to use it to its potential.

u/grevenilvec75 · 4 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

What's your budget? I use a Schiit SYS but it's kinda pricey, and it has RCA jacks, so you'd need adapters.

Quick amazon search brings up this. Seems decent enough quality

EDIT: And another.

TBH, if you have any familiarity at all with soldering you could make your own for less than 10 bucks probably.

u/greenrangertp · 4 pointsr/nashville

The one downtown in 1998 and Gallatin in 2006 and Murfreesboro in 2009 are the strongest in recent memory. We get them, however they are usually weak and short lived. Rarely do we have strong long track Tornadoes. I wouldn't worry too much about it, doesn't hurt to prepare but it's not going to be life altering every year. We do get heavy downpours and strong straight line winds often, but as long as you have everything covered and secured, you should be OK.

Video 1998 Tornado:

Video 2006 Tornado:

Video 2009 Tornado:

Get yourself one of these so you can listen to NOAA Weather Radio on 162.550 MHZ and The Middle Tennessee Emergency Amateur Radio System and optionally get licensed so you can participate in MTEARS

u/neilenzukit · 4 pointsr/amateurradio

I started with a Baofeng UV5R, programming cable and a Nagoya 771 antenna upgrade.
Scroll down a little and you'll see all offered for $49.58.
Where do you live? We can help you find a local club, the folks there will be more than happy to welcome you.

u/eapplonie · 4 pointsr/HamRadio

Look up the next time your area is doing licensing, take a bunch of practice tests online (when I did it in 2008, they were exactly the same as the real one. Save up the $15, pass the test, get your call sign, buy on of these if you don't have much money. Find a repeater and listen to old men talk about doctors appointments and bad traffic! Of course if your friends do it you can talk about whatever you want, just follow the rules and standards. Good luck!

u/cdwilliams1 · 4 pointsr/amateurradio

You can make contacts with just a standard “rubber duck” antenna and a cheapo Chinese radio. Checkout this video to See this in action. This radio is usually around $30 on Amazon.

Of course a better antenna will help tremendously. Better radio would help too. Depends on how deep you get into the hobby :-)

u/asspirate420 · 4 pointsr/Showerthoughts

I was looking for this response! We still do, because, what else would I call it? We do use HT an handheld, and some old fucks still say “handie talkie”.

Also if anyone is interested getting a ham radio license and callsign is super easy, the hardest part is that you actually have to go somewhere to take a test, but studying for it is a matter of playing around with the flash cards on and reading up on some basics on how radio works.

Getting a radio is easy, Amazon has the Baofeng UV5R dirt cheap radio, the greatest innovation in ham radio in the past few years. Lets you listen and talk locally, and isn’t too hard to program from watching a few YouTube videos and guides. Bunch of options for getting better antennas too that will let you get some better range and do some fun things with satellites.

Hit up /r/AmateurRadio and see what you can do with ham radio!

u/tdicola · 4 pointsr/Ultralight

I'm with you--the most ultralight weather/emergency radio is none at all. It's definitely the kind of item that you're packing based on fears and not necessity.

Think of it this way, if you're actually able to get weather radio reception from a cheap handheld radio then you're not that far from civilization (30-40 miles max, i.e. a couple days of hiking) and have an escape if weather unexpectedly goes south for good. Otherwise without reception you're carrying a half pound brick.

If you do run into trip-ending weather that could have been prevented with a weather radio then IMHO that's almost certainly a failure in planning, not gear selection. Be smart and aware of the sky and weather you see throughout the day. Don't plan trips that might run into severe weather without a plan for dealing with it in the field--i.e. don't go out to spend an afternoon at the top of a lightning-prone Colorado 14er, or go hiking through a river canyon during the rainy flood season.

For disasters and emergencies I'd much rather be carrying a satellite beacon like an InReach, again a radio is useless once you're away from civilization. If you really need it most sat beacons can get weather reports for an extra cost/fee too.

For non-hiking emergency preparedness I'd go batteries too. Those hand cranks are gimmicks and you'll waste important and precious food calories keeping it running.

If you really must carry a radio, go get an amateur radio tech license and carry a little Baofeng HT: They can receive everything (including weather radio) and transmit so you can reach out to the local park rangers, SAR, etc. Spend a couple days studying the flash cards and tests at and find a local tester from The basic tech license is easy and just requires learning the basic law/policy for using radios (i.e. you don't have to be an electrical engineer).

u/angrydroid · 4 pointsr/militant

I've had my eye on this. BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

u/Tyrren · 4 pointsr/darknetplan

I was going to suggest getting amateur radio licensure, as it can be cheap and a fun hobby to get into anyway. Ham radios allow higher transmission power (better range) than non-licensed radios, and the frequency bands are probably less busy than the non-licensed (FRS and GMRS) ones would be on a cruise ship.

As it turns out, though, the rules for operating a ham rig in international waters are complicated, to say the least. So, uh, never mind.

u/ErrorAcquired · 4 pointsr/preppers

Finally bought a Ham Radio, portable

Baofeng UV-5R

According to the FCC, these radios will be illegal to sell soon so time is limited.

Full kit for $24 dollars and change

u/bmth225 · 4 pointsr/MilSim
not sure if it would be compatible with the peltor as i don't use one, but i've used this one in multiple OP's and it hasn't failed me yet.

u/UnderSampled · 4 pointsr/Ulyssesbucketlist

Get an Amateur Radio license and start talking with other hams.

Here's how:

  • Go here, Find a convenient exam time (it's a pretty easy exam), and put it on your calendar
  • Take some practice tests on, and study with their flashcards.
  • Take the test and get a callsign
  • get a Baofeng UV-5R
  • Find a repeater in your area, and start talking with some people!
  • Subscribe to /r/amateurradio

    Oh, and

  • have fun!
u/3r0z · 4 pointsr/cordcutters

Micca Speck

This little thing is amazing and plays any format you throw at it.

Videos will play in the order they appear in a folder and then loop.

u/FosheeVFX · 4 pointsr/PleX

I have been trying to do a similar setup of having content playing on a loop throughout my office. quickly learned Plex isn't the greatest option for this

May I suggest a cheap media player, with a cheap usb stick with the files you want on it?

We use this

u/Schnodally · 4 pointsr/hometheater

That's the path I would go. Get a cheap USB media player and split the HDMI out of it

u/mrfurious2k · 3 pointsr/wp7

There are a few ways you can do it. The easiest is probably just a basic stereo headphone (3.5mm) to RCA plugs. If you have an xbox, you can just stream the zune pass off of it. Same with a PC.

You could also use a bluetooth wireless speaker adapter if you want to do things completely wirelessly. Though, if you're really picky about your sound quality, it won't be as good as wired or Xbox/PC.

Good luck!

u/da_homonculus · 3 pointsr/Android

I could never get my Nexus 4 to recognize my bluetooth headphones or my Logitech Bluetooth Audio receiver. Has anyone else had that problem with the Jelly Bean bluetooth stack and does the new bluetooth update correct that?

u/veni_vidi_vale · 3 pointsr/headphones

if you are serious about A/Bing, why not just get a switch? There are lots of options, maybe something like [this] ( -- I'm not recommending this particular model, it was just the top result of my search.

u/svirbt · 3 pointsr/audiophile

Get something like this it works both directions. It should allow you to do what you are trying to do.

u/aww_tucker · 3 pointsr/audio

What you need is a switch in this circumstance to switch between the PC and the TV, not a splitter. By trying to use this splitter as a combiner, your HDTV audio is being routed to the speakers as well as to the audio OUTPUT of the PC. And vice versa, the PC audio is being routed to the OUTPUT of the HDTV. These outputs are not designed to have audio running into them. Some equipment will run ok using this setup, but you have found a combo that does not seem to work.

Something like the following is what you need:

u/hockeyjim07 · 3 pointsr/computers

if so i'd say just make your own or buy a simple one. It's pure analog so there isn't going to be much in the way of 'quality' for such a simple device.

if you are referring to a switch though, then again, something simple will do:

there is no DAC / ADC components in this type of solutions, it's just pure wiring so there isn't going to be anything that looks what i would refer to as 'high quality' simply because there really isn't anything to 'fancy up'.

u/Whoknew72 · 3 pointsr/amateurradio

Here's how I started:

Boafeng radio

Better antenna

Local repeaters, you're gonna have to search your area.

Find your local club and get involved. Find an Elmer. Join the local nets (radio jargon for organized, over-the-airwave, get together)

Once yo've done that, assuming you have your tech license, you want to upgrade to the General. Then find a decent HF rig, a wire antenna, some trees to hang it in, and party on. Obviously the more you spend the better you'll be but you don't have to break the bank. I got a Yaesu 857d which does all bands, plus the accompanying tuner, a G5RV antenna and some feed line for about $1100 and I can do everything my club's shack can do. I've worked Antarctica and South Africa on that gear plus some 60+ other countries so I'm pleased.

The misconception is that you need a 1000' tower to get out but really a simple wire antenna can do you wonders. Though if you gotta choose where to spend the money go for better antennas as they can really make the difference.

Best money spent though will likely be the club membership. You'll meet people, get good deals on stuff people are selling, advice, even free stuff periodically.

u/absolut646 · 3 pointsr/privacy

I have a few of these BaoFeng radios. Less than $40 and can Xmit on all the useful frequencies for protest-sized area communications.

u/VA7EEX · 3 pointsr/amateurradio

Welcome to the sub! Congrats on passing your Tech.

First up pick up an RTLSDR, these are great little receivers that will cover 30MHz-1700MHz which covers a tremendous swathe of spectrum. Definitely check out the different types of antennas you can make over on Antenna-Theory, the RTL-SDR blog and /r/rtlsdr

Then if you want to transmit on the post popular amateur bands for techs (which are local to your area) pick up a VHF/UHF Baofeng radio like a UV-B5, UV-82 or UV-5R. Not a whole lot of difference between any of them; I think the UV-B5 is the better one, since it has a better antenna and a rotary encoder. But it's very much up to you as to what you get (style > substance after all :) ).

Now from there its a question of what where you are. City? Rural? Nearby airport? Ports or ocean?

Edit: I should start linking to the wiki more often: Baofeng radios and Your First Radio are good places to start.

u/CPTMULLER · 3 pointsr/battlewagon

I used an app to do flash cards, read a few chapters of a book, and listened to some of a 'podclass' about it all

I passed with a 33/35 on the test. There's a lot of impractical stuff in there that really doesn't apply to the rally side of things. TBQH I got mine done and went to Ham Radio Outlet in Tigard and had them tell me what to buy. All in all it takes some work, and I could have passed the test with the flash card application alone

Also worth having a cheapo hand held to listen into the stage frequency at events. They cost like $30:

u/Jelsol · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

I concur with your assessment, digital voice recorder and radio/walkie takie, respectively. Stumped on brands, though.

Edit: voice recorder might be a Sony Amazon link:

Radio might be BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

u/ldpreload · 3 pointsr/nyc

For an actual answer: radios tend to have a range of frequencies they can tune into (e.g., air traffic control is slightly above what your car radio will tune into, but you can totally build and buy a device that can reach both ranges).

Possession of a device that can be tuned to a police frequency is not, itself, illegal. It is easy and legal for you to get a radio that can tune into and transmit on police frequencies, because that's just a frequency. I have a Baofeng UV-5R, a common cheap / introductory ham radio, which I'm pretty sure can do it but I've never tried.

Possession of such a device with intent to use it in the process of committing certain crimes is illegal.

Transmitting is illegal; there's probably state law about emergency / police frequencies, but in general, transmitting on various frequencies is regulated by the FCC and using an unauthorized frequency is illegal. Otherwise TV and radio and wifi and cell phones would be useless because people would just use whatever channel you want. The fact that it's possible to regulate "spectrum" as essentially land/property is a little philosophically weird, but just about all countries do it and it more-or-less works.

u/thephotoman · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Amazon has 'em for half of that price.

u/steve0suprem0 · 3 pointsr/amateurradio

i'm scanning local repeaters with one and using right now

u/hell_0n_wheel · 3 pointsr/SanJose
u/davidfg4 · 3 pointsr/Montana

I'd recommend just getting a radio and listening to the frequency directly. (If you are in the area.) This cheap radio works fine, and you may want a car power source too. Note that this radio is very cheap, but works well enough. This radio can also transmit, but may require a license depending on the frequency, don't transmit unless you know what you are doing.

The police frequencies are listed over here, or you can use the FCC's ULS system to look up all frequency registrations in an area.

In order for you to listen on an app, someone in the area of laurel needs to have a radio received tuned to that frequency, and feeding the audio stream to the internet. Just cut out the middleman and listen directly.

u/touchmystuffIkillyou · 3 pointsr/preppers

No real leads on used equipment other than the usual ebay, CL, etc. but maybe the message boards related to the hobby. But I would start with a bao-feng UV-5R (or set of them) and then learn about external antennas. Cheap and great

u/CQ40CQ40 · 3 pointsr/amateurradio

The Retevis radios look like Baofengs with different branding. The one you mentioned looks a lot like the Baofeng UV-5R.

Side note - Looks like they spelled the word "Professional" wrong on this radio.

Edit: Just thought I'd mention that if the Baofeng radios pique your interest, there's a whole sub dedicated to them.

u/complacent1 · 3 pointsr/rva

I've wanted a HAM technicians license for years now as a secondary to my main hobby (FPV drone racing and freestyle) but I'm terrible at studying and terrible at tests. I would like some info as well. Book studying doesn't do it for me. YouTube videos have been the most helpful so far. I just don't know if I'll find the time to learn enough to pass the exam.

Edit: OP, I bought this handheld transceiver a year or two ago and for the price its really good. The brand came recommended from a friend that is a HAM.

BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

u/SoulShaker · 3 pointsr/amateurradio

If you're really on a tight budget, why not consider the Baofeng UV-5R? Great radio for the price and a wealth of online information to make up for the poor programming manual.

u/mustwarnothers · 3 pointsr/amateurradio

No problem! You can get a basic radio for pretty cheap, that way you can see if ham radio is for you. This can't do EME, but you can work a satellite with it when you pair it with a directional antenna. (also the lowest license class)

u/WilliamKerman · 3 pointsr/phonelosers

Here is a list of frequencies for fast food restaurants. Edit: likely outdated. You don't need an actual headset to mess around with drive thrus. Just find a cheap hand held radio able to transmit at your desired frequencies like this one. To mess with the customer set it to the clerk frequency, to mess with the clerk set it to the customer frequency. Be careful not to not overdo it since it is very easy to track down radio frequencies.

u/jasohemm · 3 pointsr/htpc

I use a Micca Speck G2 in our travel trailer. It plays MKV, MP4. I just loaded the content to a 1TB drive (later to just a 128 GB minimal thumb drive).
I hdmi into from it to TV.
Simple interface, it just works.

u/swordknight · 3 pointsr/headphones

Cheap bluetooth pairs is just asking for disaster. Can you stretch your budget to accommodate these? The <$50 bluetooth market is filled with junk and unreliable batteries.

u/edhere · 3 pointsr/headphones

MEE Matrix2 Bluetooth Headphones $38.99 for the next 4 hours. I have it in my cart and have to decide in 8 minutes. What do you think about these headphones for this price?

Edit: I pulled the trigger.

u/rollingfunder · 3 pointsr/HamRadio

That was my intro and I still use it all the time. Look into upgrading the antenna and you will be very pleased.

Authentic Genuine Nagoya NA-771 15.6-Inch Whip VHF/UHF (144/430Mhz) Antenna SMA-Female for BTECH and BaoFeng Radios

u/lomlslomls · 3 pointsr/preppers

I have a couple of Baofeng radios and have found a great ham radio network in my area. I don't have my license yet but am working on that as time allows. The repeater system in my neck of woods lets me listen to people several counties over from where I live. I suggest you upgrade the Baofeng antenna to the 15.6” whip

You will learn a lot by just listening. Once you and your wife get set up (licensed) you'll be in a good spot should a natural disaster happen.

u/threeio · 3 pointsr/amateurradio

Honestly if you are on a stock UV-5R, you may want to consider a few things.

Getting a better antenna for the HT itself.. the UV-5R's stock antenna is pretty lacking. Most people seem to end up with a Nagoya antenna such as: (shorter)
or (longer)

Going with a rooftop antenna... Depending on the height of your roof and the risks involved getting up there you could try a simple JPole antenna that you could build ( or or buy ( or you could do a commercial antenna if like in my initial case, climbing to the top of the roof involves risking life and limb. I'll defer to others for suggestions on antennas, the Diamond X-30 and X-50's appear to be very popular.

In my early days as a ham I got a commercial dual band vertical which served me very well, but it was also up an insanely high pitch roof so I wasn't going to go up there again anytime soon. In my current setup, I'm quite happy with a simple Ed Fong Modified Jpole design in some PVC pipe on top of a 1 story roof.

Sometimes its a fun project to start building one even if you go commercial, its good to know your base antenna is of good quality and will last, but there is some joy in building it yourself and getting on the air knowing your handwork is the cause of your good signal :)

u/LifeMedic · 3 pointsr/preppers

Sat phones are nice but have ongoing cost. You can get them used for a couple hundred each, and a service plan will run you approx $75-$100 a year for a prepaid card (maybe a little more if you have activation fees) - the prepaid cards expire if you don't use them in time. I would recommend the BaoFeng (get an 8 watt min.), you can get a full kit for under $65 Amazon. It would also be a fun 2 day class with you and your spouse. Class Ham classes are free, and the license is $15 for the exam.

u/stratoscope · 3 pointsr/amateurradio

I'm glad to see people speaking up for the Baofengs! (Gently thumbing my nose at the remark in the sidebar that Baofeng discussion is not welcome here.)

I have both the models you mentioned, the UV-5X3 and BF-F8HP.

Between the two, I suggest the UV-5X3 for one simple reason: it has newer firmware that gives you the option of displaying both the callsign and the frequency for the current repeater. The BF-F8HP is like the other Baofengs - it can use the two lines of the display for two different channels/frequencies, but it doesn't have the option of using both lines for the current repeater to show both its callsign and frequency.

For either one, I recommend the genuine FTDI programming cable that BTECH sells, not one of the cheaper cables with counterfeit chips in them. The genuine FTDI cable works in Windows 10 with no extra drivers; the counterfeit cables require you to install third-party drivers.

u/the_prepared · 3 pointsr/preppers

We like the Baofeng 8 watt radio

It's not actually 8 watts but still has more power than other options and is a great price for what you get. If you want to use it in normal daily life you need a technician radio license (which is relatively cheap and painless), but you don't need anything extra to listen to it anytime or transmit in an emergency.

u/viggeriscool · 3 pointsr/hiphopheads

The Fiio X1 would probably be the best choice, when it comes to file-support, space and price

If you're looking for even more space, a richer sound and a lovely design (imo) i would say the iBasso DX50 is a good choice, a bit more pricey though...

u/karma_dumpster · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Look at the FiiO X1. It's cheap and plays high res audio; much better sound quality:

iRiver audio players sound great.

You can pick one up for a tick over $100 and throw in a 128gb SD Card for $50.

u/jejetteaway · 3 pointsr/technology

Fiio X1( to the rescue!

It's good, and supposedly when SDXC cards go above 128gb they'll update the firmware to handle it. Also, no song/directory limits, unlike most other good MP3 players.

u/Ramzinho · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/HumanOutbreak · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You could get something like an Antlion Modmic, which attaches to your headset with a magnet, making it just as easy to remove when you don't want it on.

That'd be loads better than any microphone included with a "gaming" headset.

u/josecouvi · 3 pointsr/nexus6

I got one of these , and I'm pretty happy with it. It's got pretty great sound and it's pretty loud. Great speaker, especially for the price.

u/rcookerly · 3 pointsr/amazonecho

Dude, this is the one to get. It sounds like a $100 Bluetooth speaker but it's only $27.99 on Amazon right now! It's their #1 seller. I currently have it plugged into the wall and into my Amazon Echo Dot. It never shuts off. The damn thing is incredible. Trust me, you won't regret it. OontZ Angle 3

u/sohcgt96 · 3 pointsr/Autos

These things are handy for situations like that. Gives you a wired line in, kind of like an old school RF switch for a game console. I use one in my car because I just really didn't want the hassle (and expense) of integrating a head unit with my factory steering wheel, onStar and HUD stuff.

u/Level1Troll · 3 pointsr/techsupport

Get something like this. It's a modulator, not a transmitter. The difference is that when you set it to one of the assigned frequencies, it acts like an auxiliary input.

u/MerkinMuffintop · 3 pointsr/vandwellers

Years ago I installed a wired fm modulator and it worked well, IIRC. It's a device that plugs into the antenna port on the stereo unit, and then you plug in the car's antenna and the aux device into that device. This is an example of one such device:

u/eedna · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have the same bag, I use a grid it to keep stuff organized for easy access, it helps tremendously otherwise I would be constantly digging around the bottom

u/Scarecrow398 · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/__PROMETHEUS__ · 3 pointsr/EDC

The main compartment is usually pretty easy to keep organized if you use the internal pockets. Grid It organizers are handy for smaller things like chargers and dongles, and Vaultz Mesh Pouches are handy for keeping similar items together (I like the red one for a mini first aid kit).

u/arthurardvark1 · 3 pointsr/Android this one. You can Bluetooth to it or plug an aux into the side of it.

u/smithdorm · 3 pointsr/Nexus5

I have a Flexsmart in my car, since I have no aux-in and I installed a Belkin in my wife's since she does have an aux port. They both work well, however the Belkin does sound better and seems to connect more reliably than the Flexsmart.

u/ViciousDiarrhea · 3 pointsr/Nexus6P

Just do what I did and get a bluetooth FM transmitter. I got this one on Amazon: FlexSMART X2

Works great and the audio quality is still pretty good.

u/H2iK · 3 pointsr/Android

I use this one with my Nexus One and it fits my needs just fine.
A few things about it though:
The bass leaves much to be desired (I assume this is universal with FM transmitters).
Very nice and easy bluetooth pairing.
After pairing I just turn on my car and it automatically connects.
It has a usb port that can be used for charging a phone (I haven't had the need to try it yet).

I would go with number two if it's anything like mine.
I kinda regret not seeing it when I was in the market for one.
I would probably have bought it.

u/T2Taylor · 3 pointsr/XTerra

I know you said you'd want to replace the radio but this has worked wonders with both my old car and my new Xterra, and is cheaper and easier then having to install stuff yourself. Both AUX and Bluetooth.

u/zinger2112 · 3 pointsr/iphone

I have this and it works wonders in my car, even on long drives. It supports Bluetooth and an aux cable, and the sound quality is fantastic. If you're using Bluetooth you can also answer calls, dictate texts with Siri, etc. Way cheaper than getting a new head unit, especially if you have trouble finding one that will fit in your car.

u/Mikeew83 · 3 pointsr/iphone

This is my setup. I have this fm transmitter and love it
GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth In-Car FM Transmitter with USB Charging , Multipoint , Music Controls & Hands-Free Calling - Works with Apple , Samsung , LG & More Smartphones , Tablets , MP3 Players

Then I use this mount and love it as well.
iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount Holder for iPhone 6s Plus 6s 5s 5c, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3, Google Nexus 5 4, LG G3.

u/bigfkncee · 3 pointsr/Android

My car radio doesn't have bluetooth either so I bought this Bluetooth to FM radio transmitter from Amazon. It does the job....occasional static but not a deal breaker because I just switch the frequency to a clearer one. It also has wired input.

u/efffyuuu · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts

My Mini Cooper was the same. I bought a 3rd party kit and did a tiny amount of drilling in the glove box to install the port.

But ultimately I bought one of these because it's more convenient.

u/maadison · 3 pointsr/Seattle

I used to have this one (until ~6 months ago) and it worked fine:

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car Radio

I had it tuned somewhere high on the dial... My memory says 102.7 but maybe it was actually 106.7?

Sometimes it would pick up some annoying whine when accelerating, but mostly it was decent.

u/JustinDoesTriathlon · 3 pointsr/youtubers

Well hang on though. Because depending on what and how you're filming, a lav mic may be better for you. Best thing you can do for audio quality is get the mic as close as possible. Since you've indicated you're willing to combine in post (which honestly is way less work than some people make it out to be) something like this and this might work better for you. To be clear, I'm not saying the linked Shure is bad. It's not. If you're planning on putting the phone on a tripod and videoing yourself from like 5-10 feet away, go with the lav. If you're videoing at arms length holding the iPhone, go with something like the Shure. Getting the mic close is the single best thing you can do.

u/nmp12 · 3 pointsr/Filmmakers

Okay! With those parameters, assets, and budget, you have two good options.

The first, and probably easiest, will be doing exactly what /u/MacintoshEddie has suggested and throwing $400 at a local filmmaker and seeing what they can do with your well developed idea.

The second is, in my opinion, more fun, but it'll also require you to learn a little about filmmaking yourself.

The good news is, you already have most of the tools you need to create a "my first documentary" video and do it well. The camera on the iPhone 7 is better than any camera you're going to purchase below $200, and if you drop a couple bucks on a tripod and iphone adapter you're going to be set.

The biggest downside for you will be audio. Audio is the thing most fresh-faced filmmakers overlook, but it's just as-- if not more-- important as video quality. The onboard microphone in the iPhone is oooookay, but if you're more than 3 feet away from your subject, it'll get dicey. And unfortunately, this is the only place the iPhone falls short of a $250 Canon t2i.

Traditionally, there are two ways to do audio: in-camera and synced. In camera is when the audio and video are recorded together inside whatever camera you're using. This is a little tricky for the iPhone, because it's harder to attach a decent microphone. There are ways, but I'm not fluent in them. If this were a DSLR like the t2i mentioned above, I'd suggest you drop $150 for a Rode Videomic and call it a day. Since that's not an option (that I know of-- there might be a 3.5mm microphone jack adapter for the iPhone 7!), we need to look at the second audio solution: synced.

Synced audio is when you record the audio and video separately, and then synchronize them in post production. First off, post production is a fancy way of saying "editing the video." For professionals, there's a whole lot more than just editing, but for you, this'll be when you're bringing the footage onto your macbook and likely editing in iMovie.

For synced audio, the best option will be purchasing an $85 Tascam DR-05, a cheap microphone boom stand, and this adapter. Attach the DR-05 to the boom, throw something heavy on the base of the stand, and you'll have a good setup to capture audio for interviews and stationary events. However, you will need to "slate" each shot.

A slate is that black and white clapper board you see whenever film is depicted in media. It's purpose to to create a spike in the sound, as well as a visual indicator, so whoever is editing the footage can synchronize the audio and video. You can get away without a slate by simply clapping your hands in front of the camera.

If you go this route, I would suggest ONLY trying to do audio for interviews, and maybe stationary events where your camera won't move around. The audio captured on your iphone for "action" shots or "in the wild" shots will be okay as long as you have decent quality audio for the interviews. This will also save you time while editing, because syncing audio is a pain in the butt.

Now, if you haven't been scared away yet, and still want to spend a little money to make those interviews look extra-sexy, imma talk about some of my favorite lights on the market right now.

I've thrown together a $180 light kit for you that'll help you light your subjects in most lighting conditions. I use the YN600 Air for a key light (main light), and the YN300 for a fill light (remove unwanted shadows, dark background, etc). They're not as bright as some other LED options, but you won't need to worry about modifying the light at all. The YN Air series does a wonderful job of creating a nice, soft lightsource that won't screw with skintones or create harsh shadows. I've also thrown in two good stands that include a bag, and two power adapters to run the lights. If you want, you can spend an extra $60 on NPF batteries and chargers (I'd suggest these and then these ) to make the lights completely mobile). In addition to being excellent video lights, I've found I also keep my 300 set up in my room as a evening reading lamp!

Obviously, the lighting isn't necessary, but I promise you it'd be worth the investment when it comes to the final quality of your video. Both have an extremely easy learning curve, produce excellent results without needing to set up screens of diffuse, and their size makes them an afterthought when traveling.

So now that you're overwhelmed with all that info, let me recap!

Option 1) Have someone else do it!
Pros: You need to learn less, less stressful, less time spent on your end
Cons: Limited scheduling flexibility, $400 won't secure someone for months-on-end

Option 2) Do it yourself!
Pros: Complete control over the final product, working on your own time without worrying about other people, and new toys!
Cons: way more work, way more learning

Overall, you have two solid options to make this work. You could even combine the two: get the tripod and grab "on site" shots while paying someone else to produce your interviews. You'd still be up for editing, but you wouldn't have to worry about the nicer quality audio/syncing. With either option, you're going to end up being the producer/director of this video, which means you'll be doing the scheduling and coordinating, as well as creating the idea and communicating it exactly to everyone else you're working with.

Even though this may all seem really overwhelming right now, the best way to get the documentary done is to simply start working on it. Write up a summary of your vision, start asking around, and trust yourself to create something good. This subreddit is an excellent resource, as well as plenty of youtube channels and other forums out there. Additionally, if you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me a message. :)

u/UMNfratboy · 3 pointsr/VideoEditing

Couple of options here.

If you want to use your phone to stream, you can record externally to one of these.

Option 2 - give the above device to the engineer, and if he has enough outputs/is nice he can get you a feed. Audio quality will also be worlds better.

3 - If you're shooting highlights for the team and don't want to worry about stuff syncing up, get a wireless system and ask your radio guys to plug the tx into one of their outputs and plug the rx into your camera. They usually mix nats in with the announcers, so you wouldn't need to worry about that.

Option 4 - often times the radio engineer will also cut highlights up for the network. You (if you work for the team) can request these, and there's probably some language written into your league's broadcast policy about teams having access to radio and/or video feeds.

u/zeexik · 3 pointsr/DSLR

You're gonna have to buy a recorder. The preamps built into the DSLR are what cause the hiss. You could essentially buy a 25 dollar mic, but as long as you have a good recorder to record the audio into, it'll be fine. So basically you'll have to attach your mic into a recorder and record the audio separately from the camera and then sync it up in post.

something like this

u/DriveByRandomInfo · 3 pointsr/chromeos

Unless specifically supported by a given Chromebook, no. You'll need an external 3.5mm headphone to Bluetooth Splitter to do that. For example:


u/v0yev0da · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Wireless headphones are not supported. For that you need a Bluetooth transmitter. Keep in mind chat is not currently supported via Bluetooth headset on Switch.

u/GaidinBDJ · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

If your television has an audio output jack, then you can buy Bluetooth transmitters to plug into that jack.

Something like

u/technoveg · 3 pointsr/pelotoncycle

It isn't a Google problem. It is Peloton using out of date Bluetooth hardware. I picked up a Bluetooth receiver on Amazon for $30 and plugged it in to the audio in on the Google Home Max. I then paired the bike with the receiver, not the speaker. It works flawlessly. The sound is perfectly synced and I can still use voice commands to control the whole setup. The home Max also sounds incredible.

u/shentheory · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I designed a 3D printed clip that does exactly this using the slightly smaller TaoTronics 4.1 Transmitter.

Link to clip:

u/HappySpaceInvdr · 3 pointsr/gpdxd

You need a low latency device, like this:

Note that it's Bluetooth 4.1 and advertised as low latency.

u/AdamManHello · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yes, things like this exist. Check out this thread; not a bad solution.

People further down in the comments recommended this model.

u/homiesexuals · 3 pointsr/appletv

I believe something like this should work.

u/somanywolverines · 3 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

Get this one! I've had it for a few months now and could not recommend it more highly. Only $28 too.

u/bookmonkey786 · 3 pointsr/peacecorps

This page is a good start.,2817,2371334,00.asp

I recommend something with a i3 or m3 core/CPU. I'd also recommend a larger 15 inch screen with 1080p resolution for better video experience. Anything with 1tb or 500gb storage space are using spinning drives which are slower but you cant get high capacity SSD at this price range. And I dont think you are comfortable with taking the laptop apart and installing one your self?
Looks to me like the Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) and Asus F556UA-AB32 are the best bet. For my money I'd say the Acer.

Now since you are a couple who can share laptops I would recommend getting a very different 2nd laptop. Previous recs are heavy beast and you'll be better off leaving it at your new home and taking a smaller light machine for the road. Your back will thank you.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320 OR Lenovo ThinkPad 13 (2017) are both good options. Both has a smaller 128 gb SSD, Which will be a boon because they are much more shock resistant, spinning drives dont like long rides on bumpy roads much, just dont load that full of big movies. Neither have very exceptional processors, but you dont need that much for what think you'll be using it for, if you need to Photoshop or edit videos use the big one.

The second option, the Thinkpad, has a larger screen with higher resolution, but is also larger and heavier. The first option is smaller but lighter. Its actually a tablet (about the size of an iPad) that can detach from the keyboard dock, nice for reading in bed.

Overall for the second laptop the Thinkpad (2nd) is a better computer overall but the Ideapad(1st) might be better for your use case because you have a second laptop with a larger screen, processor, and storage.

You can set up separate accounts for each person on each laptop so you'll have your privacy.

Everything recommended will have unexceptional(at best) speakers, so consider grabbing a bluetooth speaker from Amazon. You can plug in the audio jack when at your desk or connect it by bluetooth to your phone or laptop to have some music around the house or at a picnic. This is what i use.

u/scrappythrowaway43 · 3 pointsr/ADHD

I solved this problem by playing a long song during my shower and committing to finishing by the end of the song. It should also, ideally, be an intense song. The Call of Ktulu by Mettalica is my go-to.

And here's the water-resistant Bluetooth speaker I use.

u/malren · 3 pointsr/amazonecho

I love this one. It came up once at $30 on sale. For that price it's perfect.

u/Godders1 · 3 pointsr/mac

Anker soundcore is pretty decent for the money

u/cawfee · 3 pointsr/k12sysadmin

I don't think $50 is going to get you anything ceiling-mounted and powerful enough to cover a regular classroom, even with the fanciest little speaker you can get at that price range. That said, if the projector has USB ports to keep it charged, I have good experiences with this model in terms of sound quality and volume:

But once again, this isn't really a problem you can sufficiently fix for $50. We use these in a classroom setting:

They sell ceiling mount brackets for them as well and have excellent coverage. Just make sure you have accessible power plugs near the mounting tile.

u/im_a_fancy_man · 3 pointsr/battlestations

I got kicked out of /r/CableManagement even tho some people liked it there. Original Post

Even though I buy and build PC's for a living, I don't have a fancy water cooled setup at home. But this is my desk, it gets the job done. I recently cleaned up all the cables so thought some people would enjoy that. I could have hid the power cable but I don't like tying those up.

Ready for the cool part? This is an Ikea desk, firs thing I did was threw out all the hardware and used velcro to fasten the legs to the desk. Zero issues for 6+ months. The parts from Ikea I used were: ($100) ($119)

I used zip ties + velcro ties to fasten the cables and a small speaker under the desk.

The monitor arm I use is good old Vivo from Amazon for $29..I've been using these for probably 4-5 years, and have purchased about a dozen of them.

This is the speaker that is zipped under the desk: ($29)

The PC is self-built. Its a generic Mini ATX case, 6th gen i7, 16GB of Corsair 2400, a 128 Patriot SSD and a 2TB HDD, it also has an EVGA 1070 video card which is really overkill for what I do.

Last cool part - the case is equipped with a 5.25" "drawer" in place of DVD drive. Perfect for spare USB drives, a few pens, etc to keep the desk clean. ($10)

u/Drumheros · 3 pointsr/Cartalk

I'm in the same boat as you (have aux input but no Bluetooth). Grabbed this off Amazon and works well. Only problem is you need to manually turn it on every time you start the car but its no big deal.

u/Rolemodel247 · 3 pointsr/iphone

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

u/Do_it_in_a_Datsun · 3 pointsr/Nissan

I have a 2012 Frontier SV.
I literally just solved this issue a few weeks ago.

I used this.

I stuck it right by the e-brake and ran my wires under the console to the aux/12v outlets. I used a 12v usb adapter for the usb plug.

I can still use the stock nissan hands free system while wirelessly streaming music. It automatically pauses and un-pauses the music.

I can provide a few pics is you like.

u/Lil_Jening · 3 pointsr/AboveandBeyond

You could try using a bluetooth fm transmitter for future travels in the vehicle. With my FM transmitter the sound does start to crap out when I turn up my phone (not radio) too loud.

As for why WW07 doesn't play I cannot answer.

u/AlexMalik · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS9

If you have a working radio, this is worth it's weight in gold.

u/r0wb0yr0w · 3 pointsr/XTerra

Get this, it worked well when I had the same issue

u/LEGENDARY-TOAST · 3 pointsr/pics

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit with 1.44 Inch Display and USB Car Charger

That's the one I have, better than other one I tried that was twice as expensive and more durable/higher quality too. It even works in the big city surprisingly, since almost no stations are free >.< Sometimes I have to switch stations if they decide to transmit over the station I'm using.

u/whotfislukespiller · 3 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

I have this thing that plugs into my charging port in my car (old 2002 jeep) that allows me to play bluetooth by taking an unused radio station and adapting to my phone (I actually dont know how it works, but that sounds kind of smart). Here's the amazon link if you're interested

u/teeroy766 · 3 pointsr/tumblr

Maybe they had one of these?

u/rakesh11123 · 3 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

Yeah, in that case, you'd need a USB-C to 3.5mm jack adapter. There are other options, you can see if your car supports bluetooth natively and if it doesn't, you can buy a bluetooth transmitter off Amazon for about 20 bucks (like this one) and have it to where your phone connects to the transmitter via bluetooth and the transmitter sends out whatever music you set to play on your phone via radio waves and you just tune your car's radio to that specific channel.

u/BigHungry70 · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS7

I have this one and it works great.

u/Amesb34r · 3 pointsr/e46

This is what I have and I love it. Bluetooth and aux cord input are options.

u/pjor1 · 3 pointsr/technology

Not an advocate for Apple's shitty choice to remove the headphone jack, but the solution is very simple. $20 Bluetooth FM transmitter to make your jack-less phone work with any car.

u/austex_mike · 3 pointsr/technology

> Since no bluetooth works in my car, no matter what.

Why wouldn't it work no matter what? Do you not have an FM radio? You could use one of these. Although I still prefer the headphone jack, I do use a FM transmitter sometimes too.

u/burnt_wick · 3 pointsr/CrownVictoria

The FM transmitter I have let's you stream bluetooth to your stereo with your phone and it also has an analog AUX input and will play audio off of a micro SD card as well. Love it!

u/queuebitt · 3 pointsr/Switch

Here's the one I use. It pairs with my AirPods when flying.

TROND Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver

I used these to velcro attach it to the Switch. I but a strip in half and place the soft side on the Switch.

Command Black Picture Hanging Strips

And I use a really short 3.5mm cables with right cable connectors on both ends. Forget where I got it, wasn't on Amazon at the time. A local electronics or music store might have something similar. Or use your Google fu.

If I were to get a USB-C connecting model I'd look at the HomeSpot Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Adapter. About the same total cost, and just one the piece with no setup required. But you can't listen and charge at the same time.

u/DarthSnoopyFish · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Some people have been using these. I got one and had to return it because it would go to sleep during quiet ambient sounds. Was quite jarring. But maybe I had a defective one.

u/luminousfleshgiant · 3 pointsr/Android

Mine doesn't either. I bought this one last year and it works well. It supports apt-x which was the best you could do for quality and latency at the time.

u/sekazi · 3 pointsr/OculusQuest

Here is what it would look like. You could crop it down to a square like the native Quest screen recorder does.

It is using scrcpy which can be downloaded from here. Make sure to use the adb included with the download as it will receive an error with newer versions of adb.

This video goes over the process of setting it up very well.

To get wireless audio I use two of these. I already had those devices but I have been tempted to buy these ones because they look smaller and easier to use. Pairing sometimes does not like to work with the other ones.

Edit: My video has bad quality because I was using a extremely low bitrate because I have never had a reason to upgrade my wireless until I got a Quest and want to play StreamVR games on my Quest. So I am in the process of upgrading to a 5Ghz wireless.

u/SoundintheCity · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

It's just a pass through... you connect any 3.5mm connection (or configuration with adaptors) to it and then it allows headphones to connect to it via Bluetooth.

It just charges or stays connected to power and creates its own source to connect a Bluetooth device.

No USB. Standalone

Here it is

Bluetooth receiver or transmitter

u/RichestMangInBabylon · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've been using one of these for broadcasting bluetooth audio from my switch. It works pretty well. If you do that and get some persistent buzzing get a ground loop isolator.

It would be ideal if the Switch just had bluetooth audio to begin with, but this has been an okay solution for me so far.

u/wasser24 · 3 pointsr/Doesthisexist

Bluetooth Transmitter

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/maz11 · 3 pointsr/RetroPie

It is not worth it. I did struggle through it, but it has a 1 second delay due to HW limitations. If you really want it, get an BT adapter that plugs into the Audio out. Just make sure that dongle and headphones support AptX codec. That allows you to have realtime no lag audio. AptX is not supported by on board bluetooth


link to example dongle

u/MaviePhresh · 2 pointsr/gadgets

You can get a pretty nice one for $200. You can get a decent one in the $40 range that will suite your needs. I've had the Oontz angle and it's plenty loud and works fine. But you could spring for the JBL Flip which is really quite nice.

u/roundrocktx · 2 pointsr/portablespeakers

I'd give this a go. Seems to be pretty popular and well reviewed. I can't imagine much else with that budget.

u/sbeckas · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

Learned about this inexpensive speaker $28.00 adequate for me.
Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Next Generation Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker : Louder Volume 10W+, More Bass, Water Resistant, Perfect Speaker for Golf, Beach, Shower & Home (Black)

u/Androgymoose · 2 pointsr/RedditInReddit
u/awolfoutwest · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I don't see how you can do better than the Anker SoundCore. ~$26 and 24-hour battery life. It will power off if I remove the Bluetooth source, but otherwise stays active. Not sure if aux cable keeps it alive.

u/3sleeves · 2 pointsr/OP1users

I got one of these Anker speakers for someone recently and it bumps! Plus it has a 24 hour battery!

I'll be replacing my current Photive speaker very soon probably...doesn't have as much low end as the Anker and the battery only lasts about 7 to 8 hours max. It is waterproof though and sounds great in the shower!

u/BlueAppleseed · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I'm not an expert on bluetooth speakers, but the Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker seems like it would work for you::

u/vonsmor · 2 pointsr/ipadmusic

This Anker speaker is a pretty impressive rechargeable wireless Bluetooth speaker for $33

Not super bass heavy, so it wouldn't be an awful choice for production. There are $80-100 powered studio monitors that will give you a flatter sound more ideal for mixing, but you will have to deal with wires and connections etc.

u/drunkbackpacker · 2 pointsr/camping
u/Sisco-Kid · 2 pointsr/Machinists

I have this one and have zero complaints. Sounds good and gets loud enough I can hear over my machines. Battery life is impressive as well.

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker with Loud Stereo Sound, Rich Bass, 24-Hour Playtime, 66 ft Bluetooth Range, Built-in Mic. Perfect Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone, Samsung and More

u/lastnerdstanding · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS8

I think you can get pretty much any that are good. Here's a high rated Anker speaker:

u/GraysInsanity · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Try Amazon basic speakers or Anker ones. Definitely not bifl, but are of decent quality compared to cheap Chinese ones.

Bigger Anker slightly out of budget

u/kintops · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I can definitely vouch for Anker as bluetooth speakers!!! I personally have this one and LOVE it and its incredible battery

u/eMperror_ · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/adderrson · 2 pointsr/dropmix

Personally I'd recommend the anker soundcore, it's a great value portable bluetooth speaker with punchy bass (for it's small form factor) and up to 24 hours of battery life to a charge for about $25

u/Weird_With_A_Beard · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I've been using this one and like it.

u/archaegeo · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

Works, awesome, 24hr playtime so have to charge it about 1x a week so far, depending on use.

u/thefunkylemon · 2 pointsr/HelpMeFind

Try the Anker SoundSync Drive. As long as your car's adapter port shuts off when your car does, it will also shut off too

u/Recoil42 · 2 pointsr/cars

Can't say I agree with you on A/C, but everything else is spot-on.

The biggest thing with bluetooth is that you can actually add it yourself, with any car that has an aux jack already... for like $20.

Like... bam.

People act like it's a vital feature that you could never not have built-into the car.

Meanwhile, go ahead and try to add a backup camera to a car gracefully. It's doable, but you'll still be doing some surgery every single time.

u/PacketHumper · 2 pointsr/prius

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

Not the exact one I had but it’s similar. Our 07 Prius was totaled by law enforcement. Our new is a 2014 5. I used the little Bluetooth adapter for 6 years in that car. Best car I’ve ever owned.

u/Dain42 · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Honestly, I know you already have the Pi around and all, but once you spend money on materials (and you would need some to accomplish something like this), you'll be better off buying a moderately priced Bluetooth receiver like this one.

Between accounting for trying to shut down cleanly on a power loss when the car shuts off (so as to not corrupt or damage the SD card), and buying a case and mounting hardware for in the car, it'll almost certainly be cheaper, and it'll definitely be less frustrating. The Pi has a significant boot time, for one, so bluetooth audio wouldn't be available for a minute or so after starting the car, which would either mean waiting in the driveway with the car on waiting for it to boot, or fiddling with connecting your phone while on the road, which isn't safe. And there are plenty of other challenges to get around, too.

I'm absolutely not down on trying things out and going DIY. If you're looking to do this as a fun exercise in order to learn something, then you should still do it, but if you're doing it because you actually want a bluetooth receiver, there's just no way that the Pi is going to be more cost-effective or sanity-friendly. If you're looking to learn about wheels, it sometimes makes sense to do the work to reinvent them, but if you're actually trying to make something practical that happens to have tires, you're probably better off just buying pre-made ones, you know what I mean?

u/JimmyRUDEjam · 2 pointsr/iphone

I use the Anker SoundSync with a 2 port USB power outlet in my vehicle and it works great. Connects up extremely quickly and automatically when I power the car on. I can charge no problem, does phone calls and music, there's no buzzing and it's low profile and hidden out of the way. If I wanted to I could probably route it into the glove box to be even more hidden but that doesn't seem necessary.

u/sleepyguy007 · 2 pointsr/BMW

to be fair the lightning based iphones werent out when the F30 cars were designed. but yeah.... at the very least make them let you try a lightning Y cable to test if it does teh trick (it is not cheap).

if it isn't a must you could go with a aux to bluetooth adapter like thisL:

which is i resorted to (i have an android phone, but the android phone support was pretty bad too)

u/squirrelist · 2 pointsr/iphone

I recommend a Bluetooth adapter like this one. It adds Bluetooth capability to your car for music and calls.

u/randybruder · 2 pointsr/ipod

Ok, you don't want the dongle. Why not just get a bluetooth audio receiver, like this? Still a hell of a lot cheaper then buying an iPod.

u/jawnsy · 2 pointsr/anker
u/Brutus1979 · 2 pointsr/MINI

If your car has the Aux input installed then you can purchase.

it will not work with the button on steering wheel but would give you phone calls and audio streaming to your radio.

u/Sneeko · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS9

Interesting. I don't even have Bluetooth built-in in my '09 Civic, but use one of these and the audio coming from my S9+ is flawless. I use Pandora, DSub (a SubSonic client), and Power Amp for music and haven't had any issues with any of them.

u/cd419 · 2 pointsr/iphone

This is what you really need!!

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

u/ninjawa · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I've been using the Anker SoundSync with my Pixel XL with no issues.

u/noelsusman · 2 pointsr/oneplus

This is my setup. It let's you power the bluetooth and charge your phone off the same cigarette lighter. Not making excuses for them, just sharing what works for me. One thing to note is that the charging can be pretty slow. With the screen on and navigation and playing a podcast it may not even be able to keep it from draining.

u/Pizzzathehutt · 2 pointsr/scion

Not sure what Anker you saw, but I got one of these a week or two ago and so far its been great.

The only downside is that it can only handle being paired to one device at a time. So if my wife wants to connect I have to unpair it from my phone before she can pair with it.

u/PoonOnTheMoon314 · 2 pointsr/G37

This is what I have:

Nulaxy Bluetooth Car FM Transmitter Audio Adapter Receiver Wireless Hands Free Car Kit W 1.44 Inch Display - KM18 Black

Works great and theres no sound clarity issues either

u/dalazybastards · 2 pointsr/B5Audi

100% agree. After owning 5 b5’s and loving having a factory console. This is the way to go.

u/sousss · 2 pointsr/cars

If you have a cigarette lighter, use this.

It transmits through bluetooth and it also comes with an aux cable if you want to plug in an iPod or mp3 player. I use it on my 2001 Acura MDX. Let me know if you have any questions.

u/Digitlnoize · 2 pointsr/ShittyLifeProTips

It was years ago and I don't see the exact model on first glance through Amazon, but it's essentially similar to this one:

The point is that there are options better than buying a new car if you don't have Bluetooth. This is by far the cheapest option. Installing a new aftermarket stereo is another, which would run around $100 bucks plus installation (or DIY) at least for a solid unit with Bluetooth.

u/weaponwang · 2 pointsr/cars
u/Dnlyfe30 · 2 pointsr/jetta

Nulaxy Wireless in-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit W 1.44 Inch Display Supports TF/SD Card and USB Car Charger for All Smartphones Audio Players

u/Jwr32 · 2 pointsr/iphone

I used to use them but I got this Bluetooth adapter that goes into the outlet on the car. Connect to phone via Bluetooth and to car via empty radio station. Really neat and has pause/play, skip song/go back, answer phone button etc.

check it out

u/phoxix3 · 2 pointsr/howto
u/xXdeathstar101Xx · 2 pointsr/Moto_Z

I recommend getting a Bluetooth to radio adapter. You plug it into a cigarette lighter outlet, and it connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and plays music by radio signal. I found it to be pretty handy, and I don't have that much interference from radio, I just use one of the super low frequency's, like 88.7 or 88.9.
Here's the one I have, I recommend it.

u/Ihatetheinternet22 · 2 pointsr/ChevyTrucks

$200 is only liability for me. If winters aren’t that bad then just get whatever tire you like, even if it is just for aesthetics, the KO2s did great on ice. If you’re going for aesthetic you can also do -12 offset wheels to get out wider and it’ll still sit flush since your truck has the factory flairs.

All I have for music is a Bluetooth-FM transmitter , you do get some interference if you turn the radio way up and the volume on the transmitter itself down but it’s really not bad, it’s the only way to really look stock.

u/jargonoid · 2 pointsr/MechanicAdvice

I have this and am very happy with it.

u/The_Chillosopher · 2 pointsr/indieheads

Excellent suggestion!

Would one of these work?

u/llamagish · 2 pointsr/Music

My aux port is broken too and I bought one of these. You connect to it via bluetooth from your phone and it transmits a radio signal that you connect to.

u/sneakerguy323 · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles
u/drsnicol · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

No.. theres no through port for USB C but there are similar dongles out there that do have a usb c port for charging. Alternatively, as you mention, you can use a BT dongle that connects to the 3mm jack, leaving the charging port free llike this one from Trond (I use this one when the Switch is docked)

u/gurnec · 2 pointsr/Steam_Link

You could buy a separate Bluetooth audio transmitter (connected to your TV's audio out) which has support for pairing to two headsets simultaneously, such as one or two. If your headphones support AptX Low Latency, you may want to spend a bit more on something that supports dual pairing and LL at the same time like this one (most with LL can only enable it when a single headphone is paired).

u/Joe8222 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have this trond bluetooth adapter and the sony wh-1000xm3 and I don't have any audio delay and its perfect.

u/devious222 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/TemptedTemplar · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I was looking at this one

The short cord would allow you to hide on the back side of the dock with the rest of the cables.

u/knyghtmyr · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It’s called TROND 2-in-1 Bluetooth V5.0...

u/soldilil · 2 pointsr/piano

There are devices you can plug into a 3.5mm headphone jack which convert the signal to Bluetooth. I have one for my electric piano. This is what I use.

u/parkerlreed · 2 pointsr/Android

apt-X headphones


You can also get small standalone transceivers (just a single example) That would let you use any headphone/also transmit if you wanted.

As for LDAC, that seems to be purely a Sony thing

Mentions LDAC in almost all of their Bluetooth models.

u/notthepig · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Im trying to do something which is seemingly simple but it turns out to be giving me quite a hard time.

I want a bluetooth headset for gaming with both audio and a mic.

One of the requirements I have is low latency. I therefore bought this set:

As a bluetooth transmitter I bought:

But then, I realized this doesnt fully bluetooth my comp, it only allowes me to receive audio, not use it as a mic.

So I purchased the following:

After setting this up I realized the 'receiver' part is only for connecting with a phone, and didnt help me use a mic from my headset. regardless, i have to move the switch from either TX or RX. cant do both at once.

The only bluetooth that let me do both was something similiar to this:

Not only did this come with its own issues (for some reason the mic stopped working when in game) bit it isnt low latency.

What are my options? Why is it so hard to find a Bluetooth adapter that can enable low latency Audio and mic simultaneously. Is it really that hard? What are my other options?

u/TezlaCoil · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

I only see a memory chip on that side, you'd have to take a picture of the other side.

As a somewhat less destructive option, you could use one of those aux to Bluetooth adapters, the FM chips on those MP3 players often rely on the headphone cord to be the antenna, so if you eliminate the headphone cord, FM operation should be effectively disabled.

Example product, no affiliation, no idea if this one is good or not:

u/ASK_IF_IM_AN_ORANGE · 2 pointsr/iphone
u/charliefrench2oo8 · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

So this is a bit of a "janky" solution, but what I've been doing is this.

Two of these (30$ each)

One goes in the headphone jack, and one goes into the line in on your PC (TX and RX), and you then you plug your headphones into the other jack on your quest.

That way you can still have audio, but your viewers/video can have audio. There is a bit of latency (not bad at all though, sub 100ms) that you can fix in OBS.

It has pretty good range in my experience, and I haven't really had any issues with it.

u/cahwyguy · 2 pointsr/IpodClassic

What do you want to use bluetooth for? If it is to sync, you might be out of luck. If it is to transmit to speakers, try . It connects to the 3.5mm port. I've used it quite successfully to broadcast from my iPod Classic to a car bluetooth.

u/hazeyindahead · 2 pointsr/subpac

I recommend an aptx low latency or HD, depending on the audio use, wireless adapter.

You would take one of these:
TROND Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter Receiver for TV PC iPod, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (AptX Low Latency, Pair with 2 Bluetooth Headphones Simultaneously), Black

Plug the 3.5mm into the LINE IN for subpac and turn it on, turn the TROND on as RX.

Then, depending on your music source, you would use another TROND to send low latency audio or if youre going for cd-quality wireless, you will want to set this all up for aptx hd.

Im using this with my PC and m2x for low latency vr audio mirroring so I can still output audio to tv speakers for audiences.

Avantree DG60 aptX-HD Long Range USB Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Adapter for PC Laptop Mac PS4, Wireless Audio Dongle for Headphones, Speakers, aptX Low Latency, Broadcast to Multiple Speakers

EDIT: Now that Ive posted all of that Im sure youll spend a few hours picking out a couple components that would be perfect for whole house wireless audio or whatnot.

u/go2ten · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

I bought a little bluetooth receiver that I plug my wired speaker into. No unsightly wires or risk of damage to the tablet.

u/ny2mad · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I bought this a couple of months ago and it works fine.

They also have a pair of bluetooth headphones that are $20 and work great, connect fast. Something for the gym.

u/roux93 · 2 pointsr/soccer

You're looking for a bluetooth receiver. You can get one that plugs into your usb or one that plugs into the audio port.

u/scandata · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

For the audio, you could plug in a Bluetooth transmitter and send it to the laptop or and external BT speaker. Of course it will be out of sync with the video on the laptop because of the lag.This is one example:

u/DarienStegosaur · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

There are probably no 3.5mm male to USB-C male cords with a built-in DAC in existence, because it would not work with most headphones unless you got some adapters involved and the Pixel 2 is the only phone it would be necessary for.

Your solutions:

Buy another dongle. Tape or Shrink wrap it to a 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male. Pretend it is a dedicated cord.

Bluetooth Receiver. This is an example of one that supports the aptX HD codec, but any model will work.

u/theotherdanlynch · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Ok, it's been fun watching people post ridiculous product suggestions for such a simple request, but it's time to actually answer the question. Go buy a pair of something like this:


    Then you can use whatever outdoor/waterproof powered speaker you want. Alternately, just get one transmitter and use a waterproof speaker (or two) that has bluetooth built in.

    There are hundreds of little dongles like this. I just happen to like the fact that this one can be switched between being a transmitter or a receiver. That gives me a lot of confidence that the devices will work well together. Also, it's capable of transmitting to two different receivers at one time, so you'll be ready when you decide that you also just gotta have audio somewhere else outside.

    If this product suggestion gives anyone the urge to indulge in verbal diarrhea regarding bluetooth audio quality, let me proactively advance the discussion by saying, "STFU". Bluetooth audio quality is an order of magnitude better than what's needed for normal outdoor speakers much less speakers that are going to be competing with the noise of a hot tub.
u/JordanAndMandy · 2 pointsr/olkb

I love my Niu Mini... But I have a question...Does anyone know of a Mini USB -> Bluetooth Transmitter that will work to essentially make it a bluetooth keyboard? Is this a stupid question?I have done similar things with audio and devices like this one


Is anyone aware of a similar device that will transmit a Bluetooth signal for my olkb?

I know I would need to power it someway, but... If feels like something that should totally exist.

u/GrumpyM · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This one: TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV / Home Sound System)

u/ben9x · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/Shawn3997 · 2 pointsr/diysound

You need two or three Bluetooth wireless Transmitter/Receiver, something like this:

u/Biblos_Geek · 2 pointsr/deaf

This is the closest I can think of to making these headphones "wireless":

You need two of these Bluetooth adapters; one set to broadcast from the TV or computer and the other set to receive plugged into the amp.

And this amp runs on batteries so no need to connect to wall outlet - these headphones still have to be directly wired to the amp.

u/ldeas_man · 2 pointsr/audio

so you'll need 2 things: phono pre-amp and a transmitter

a quick Amazon search shows no phono pre-amps with an ADC built in, and the only ones I can find are $150+. something like this Pyle phono stage, paired with this Tao Bluetooth transmitter

the 1Mii transmitter may be a bit better quality wise. it also doesn't require batteries, if that matters

I'm sure there's a better (perhaps all in one) solution than what I've provided, but it should work fine and be easily obtainable via Amazon

u/geeforce272 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I use this TaoTronics adapter, would highly recommend. Cheap enough (~$30 USD), super small, relatively straightforward setup. I'm pretty casual (current main games are Mario Kart and Tetris 99), but if there is any latency, it's not enough to bother me or even really notice.

u/FreddieTheDoggie · 2 pointsr/unpopularopinion

Mpow BH129 Bluetooth Receiver with CSR Chip for Better Music Quality,15 Hours Long Playing Time Bluetooth Adapter, Wireless Audio Car Kits with 1 Second Turn On/Off Button (Dual Link, Voice Assistant)

This seems like it would cover almost all need aside from old ipods/mp3 players, which could use the following in a pinch (or the wired option with the headphones as mentioned earlier:

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/hounvs · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Take two seconds to search "aptx aux Bluetooth" on Amazon.

It has nothing to do with firmware. It's a headphone jack, it outputs sound. The same devices also work on a Walkman.

Here's one that I found super quickly without digging into prices, quality, size, or aptx-ll. I'm sure there are better ones:

>TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

My point is that this is nothing new besides maybe using USB C as the input. The aux ones have existed for more than a decade (though most are the reverse and are Bluetooth receivers).

It's just kinda dumb to back a project on IndieGoGo so that maybe you'll get it in 2 years if they don't just run with the money (since IndieGoGo doesn't have protection against that).

u/vrgamerdude · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

Would kind of defeat the purpose of being wireless though.. But this got me thinking that one of those small 3.5mm Bluetooth transmitters might just do the trick nicely! [;]-)

u/therfws · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

I bought an adapter and it works perfectly. If there is any lag I cannot tell at all. It’s very small, adds no weight. Put a small square of Velcro (‘scratchy’ side) on the back and it’ll attach to the side of the quest with the built in ‘soft’ Velcro strip (usually for tightening headband). In a pinch it can also charge from the headset itself with a usbc to micro usb cable (bought separately).

Here is a picture and a link:

Adapter attached to quest

Amazon link

u/tinmun · 2 pointsr/sydney

The only way would be to connect the output audio from the TV into something that is capable of transmitting Bluetooth audio.

Something like this guy, or this other guy

u/poolecl · 2 pointsr/SubaruForester

I like using an FM modulator like this.

I go to the junk yard and get an extra fog light switch to control it so it matches the car and doesn't look obtrusive. Other than the random audio wire hanging out.

u/LocalAmazonBot · 2 pointsr/cars

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u/GearGuy2001 · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Well chances are your factory radio has no inputs on the back, Ive read where people open em up and solder in a wire but thats about all I know.

Just a thought but they might make a passthrough cable for the antenna to input a 3.5mm cable but not sure. Thats about the only input a factory radio would have.

Scosche is so-so quality but this is what you'd be looking for:

u/ssmy · 2 pointsr/cars

If you aren't super picky and just want it to work, a wired FM modulator is a pretty good solution. Not too much work (just need power, and plugs in where your antenna goes in). Wireless is usually way too noisy. An aftermarket stereo is probably an even better option, but that could be a bit more money.

u/jvgreene · 2 pointsr/cars

I've got one of these, works great and is pretty cheap. I hid the little input/switch panel in the storage space under the radio.

u/corn_of_action · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Check this out.

If you can figure out how to install this yourself, it actually disconnects your car's antenna and inserts its own signal, perfectly clear. It would be much cheaper than a new stereo.

u/djkrugger · 2 pointsr/CarAV

What you want is a wired FM modulator, it will be better than the wireless but is still crappy compared to a proper line in. If you're on a budget check in a junkyard they usually have used aftermarket radios for little money, if you get one of the same brand of yours probably won't even need to touch the wiring.

u/Tyrannosaurus-WRX · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Get one of these guys.

It's a fm transmitter but is wired, it'll require you to pull out your stereo to get to the fm antenna wire, but works far better than the wireless fm transmitters at overpowering random station bleed

u/bradwardlaw · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Well shit, my advice would be to not waste any more money trying to make something broken work and pick up a new head unit. There are several resources in the sidebar it and crutchfield is a good place to find what you need for your specific car all in one place- once you have the parts in your cart out you can find the best price from amazon/newegg/etc.. Just my $0.02, otherwise if you just want to plug your ipod into something this kind of thing exists:

u/srgramrod · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

If you can get behind your radio, this should help out. $40 and crystal clear audio since it hijacks your cars antenna when turned on (same why a Sirius satellite radio works)

u/djundertown · 2 pointsr/DJs

The Crossfades are amazing. Be warned though, they are LOUD. I got the gunmetal ones and I love them.

EDIT: The carry case is nice as well. It has two velcro storage pannels similar the the [Grid-It] ( panels.

u/markantonio37 · 2 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Right now, I am working at a software company, but when I was still in school, this was what I had:

I own a High Sierra Tank messenger bag. This is definitely not the best bag. One side of the shoulder strap is sewn directly to the bag, and the other is poorly attached to the opposite side. In it, I would carry my

  • Lenovo G510
  • A water bottle
  • TI-89
  • Patriot 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive
  • Cross Pen/Pencil/Stylus combo
  • Scratch paper (A4 paper divided into 6)
  • A few notebooks (gridded, of course)
  • A Gerber folding knife
  • Various other writing instruments
  • Microsoft Arc wireless mouse
  • Various USB cables (people are always asking for them)
  • One or two powerbanks (like above, people are always looking for them)
  • A pair or two of earbuds for studying (again, people always need these)

    All the loose items above I carry in a Grird-It Cocoon Organizer, which looks really cool.
u/kakuna · 2 pointsr/bicycling

To me it looks like one of those boards with the grid of elastic straps that they market as being able to organize your electronics and other knickknacks.

While impractical, you could design 'em to hold some shop stuff...

E: Like this:

u/CallMeBinkley3 · 2 pointsr/EDC

It will change your life. Link

u/xnavyguy · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Just thinking about your problem and keeping your tank and mod upright in your backpack during the day.......I travel a lot for business and also pleasure (wildlife photography) and I carry a ton of gear with me when I fly. For Christmas my BIL gave me a very cool gift to help keep all of my cords and stuff organized. It's a Grid-It organizer [click here for link] (

They're pretty cheap and not only could this hold your mod and tank upright in your backpack, it could hold other items such as juice, etc...

Hope this helps

u/MarcusBrody96 · 2 pointsr/onebag

You might also want to try a grid it. I've never used it and I probably would never use it but some people seem to like them.

Also, to take things to new heights of ridiculousness I got one of these when the plastic envelope I've been using for years is still in very good condition.

u/olhas · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

You can also buy only the organiser thing

u/JealousKnight · 2 pointsr/EDC

That Grid organizer is the bees knees. I must have one.

u/jlee14 · 2 pointsr/iphone

I'm going to go right ahead and agree with this guy, you can go the Bluetooth route.


GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with...

Had this for a few years and it works perfectly. It's worth if you really want to play your favorite songs in the car for sure. It also has the added bonus of hands free calls, but it's mediocre at best it works but it could be better.

u/z64dan · 2 pointsr/Austin

I bought this for my car, it connects with bluetooth and transmits over FM:

Of course, this wouldn't help with Waze or anything like that...

u/pressbutton · 2 pointsr/melbourne

Was literally looking at this today

How cool is that thing

u/Gundato · 2 pointsr/roosterteeth

Definitely consider the transmitter. Older models used to have serious interference problems, in large part because the wire connecting the MP3 player/whatever acted as an antenna in and of itself. Bluetooth models (and probably anything with a shielded wire) have fewer issues as it is intended to be an antenna so it doesn't interfere (think of it as the difference between a pipe that only leaks a drip rather than a spray).

I recently purchased a bluetooth one since my car's cd player has been crapping out and I am going to be driving cross country in a few weeks.

In limited testing, it works fairly well. I still get a bit of noise at times (I am in an area with a lot of FM radio stations and I basically drive toward a giant one every morning), but it is at least comparable to listening to normal radio. For what it is worth, it is currently outputting in between two other stations (88.4 in between 88.3 and 88.5), so it is definitely able to work in busy areas and can work a lot better if I could be arsed to find a more free frequency.

And if you would rather use an MP3 player or anything else that can't connect by bluetooth, that model also has a normal audio in port. And either way, you can still use your port to charge your phone/whatever since it has a USB charging port too (that may or may not act as an input).

u/wiiv · 2 pointsr/Android

I have a Gogroove Flexsmart x2 and it's great, been using it daily for a couple years. Has a FM modulator in case you don't have an aux in, has a USB charging port for your phone (since it plugs into the 12v jack), and independent volume/play/pause/track fwd/track back. I don't have to pull my phone out of my pocket at all.

u/dumbasfick · 2 pointsr/Trucks

This is the best FM transmitter on the market in my opinion, fantastic sound quality, adjust to any frequency, blue tooth so no cord, charges phone if needed and powerful enough to overpower strong local stations.

Can't recommend it enough

u/jyank · 2 pointsr/Music

I was in a similar situation as you (my car doesn't have a AUX or bluetooth hookup), but I found this and it works amazingly. Now I can play as much as I want in the car considering that also will charge your phone as well.

u/bigjaymck · 2 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

Absolutely! When I was in a cruiser, I'd usually have it on the local classic/alternative rock station (though night shift did require Coast to Coast when I could get it). Unfortunately, I'm kinda on the fringe of the rock station's coverage, and now that I'm on a motor, all the extra electronics mean I usually can't pull it in. Instead, I use on of these to listen to tunes... it connects to my phone via bluetooth (allowing some basic controls - play/pause, skip, repeat) and then has an FM transmitter to the stereo.

u/drk_dnm · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

GOgroove Flexsmart Hands down the best FM transmitter I've ever come across. Pro-tip... if you can do without AM/FM most of the time I'd suggest removing your antenna to make things work even better, if that's an option.

u/jskoker · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Name has to be Roxane with an interior like that

Stuff to get:

FM transmitter. Can not stress how wonderful this is on a long drive. Radio music is crap so you can play your own songs or Spotify. I had this one in my last car and it worked fantastic, but I'm sure cheaper ones work just as well. Lets you charge at the same time too.

If you live where ice is this is the best ice scraper you will ever own.

u/EmoticonSandwhich · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/YankeeATZ · 2 pointsr/Austin

It's not the fanciest solution, but I use this:

My car stereo doesn't even have an AUX input and the way the stereo is integrated into the dash, no easy way to install an aftermarket stereo. The GoGroove connects to your phone with Bluetooth, and then transmits the signal over FM to your car stereo. I've had other FM transmitters over the years and this is the best I've used.

Of course it's not perfect. If you need to do important phone conferences from your car, I'd get something nicer. For the occasional call, this works pretty well. I use it more for streaming music from my phone than for calls.

u/ZaMoS92 · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Before upgrading my head unit I used this fm transmitter that I bought on Amazon without much problems. The only problem being that there would be interference when driving next to a bus, but it wasn't a big issue. 2 years and it was going strong but gave it to my dad when I upgraded my head unit. He hasn't mentioned any issues since he's had it so it must still be going strong

This is the transmitter: GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Charging , Music Control , and Hands-Free Calling - Works with iPhone , Samsung , HTC , LG , Sony , Motorola , Nokia & Many More!

u/criticalemergency · 2 pointsr/nexus6

I used this one for two years before I went from no Aux, no cassette deck to all Bluetooth everyone. It works great, great sound. Really the big limitations are finding an open FM frequency in your area and how good your car's speakers are.

u/jnc_ · 2 pointsr/nova

What kind of a radio do you have?

Is it one of those old-old radios with a cassette player?

You can use one of these to connect your phone using the headphone jack. I have no idea how they work, but they are magic.

If it's one of those new ones that only has the CD player (or only has radio), use a Bluetooth FM modulator. You connect your phone to it via Bluetooth and then listen to audio on an FM radio band. I went through a few of them until I got the one that had decent sound quality. The cheaper ones are trash.

This is what I have:

u/banjaxe · 2 pointsr/techsupport

I always figured that the FM transmitters were ALL junk since the FCC crippled the output power but then I picked up one of these and I have no complaints. I have expensive headphones, dac/amp and I care about sound quality, and it's perfectly acceptable.

Note: I really do believe it's in violation of the max allowed output power, because it will stomp on somewhat nearby FM stations. Worth every dollar.

u/BOBARTICUS · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

If you guys are going to be driving relatively close together the make Bluetooth to FM transmitters.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Non-mobile: I can vouch for its clarity as I used it for about a year.

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/cheezgear · 2 pointsr/iphone

I use this FM Transmitter and it is hands down the best I've had.

With my old iTrip and Belkin transmitters I would always have to hold onto it to get a decent signal. The only problem is that the one I have now was pricier, depends how much you want to spend.

u/AdolfKitler · 2 pointsr/nexus4

I recommend using this. Works great with my N4.

u/dinedal · 2 pointsr/iphone

Just ordered this:

I got it because it does both FM and AUX output, Bluetooth to any phone, doesn't have to be charged, and costs $50 less then the TuneLink

u/JesusFartedToo · 2 pointsr/iphone

This one is the best:

If you're on a budget, the Griffin iTrip Universal is okay too.

u/Burnt_Couch · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I've got this one, it works great. I have to occasionally change the station I pick it up on when I travel long distances but it transmits great sound quality I think.

u/dontheteaman · 2 pointsr/MotoX

I've been using the flex smart for a while now. Never any static. The thing is great.

u/Fweebers · 2 pointsr/pics

I had one and loved it. I guess someone else loved it more because they broke into my car and stole it.

u/Pargethor · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

HEY! do some research, take the proper steps and it can be an excellent option. Investing about $30-$50 in a decent transmitter will do you a lot of good. I have had this one for at least a year now and haven't a single issue. There are a couple models that might be better, mine is kind of outdated. If possible, disconnect your radio antenna if you don't ever plan on listening to the radio (such is my case).

Find an obscure channel to broadcast on (the transmitter should find one good enough) and it should come through crystal clear. I have an outlet in my console that the transmitter is in, set to the channel, and my radio never changes stations, so I every time I get in my car my phone wirelessly connects to the transmitter and Spotify begins playing. Haven't listened to the radio in ages, and it's wonderful. I never touch the thing but it has some pretty cool call features too.

Edit. I live near Detroit and there are plenty of stations around that give me no problems.

u/Toomuchconfusion · 2 pointsr/iphone

I spent some time researching this, and this one has the best reviews on amazon. I've had it for about two weeks so far and it works great!

u/inhumantsar · 2 pointsr/Hamilton

Alternative mic suggestion: Tascam DR-05 and a cheap lavalier mic like this

It's a lot more portable and versatile than the Snowball, but it will require you to sync up audio and video after the fact.

edit: honestly, even just the lav mic would help a lot

u/spinto_starlet · 2 pointsr/opera

Soon to be masters grad (soprano) here.

A high quality recording device can be very useful. The non-musically inclined electrical engineer boyfriend bought me a Tascam DR-05 with a small stand and case for my birthday last year. (It also came with a fun lesson from him on how sound recording works -- talk about nerd-out connection!) It is wonderfully portable and I use it all the time to record lessons, coachings, and practice sessions. Also on the tech front, the best investment I EVER made as a singer was a great set of noise canceling headphones. (I have Bose QC-15s that I bought in 2010.) They are a godsend when I am traveling for auditions and have become an integral part of shutting out the rest of the world for my pre-performance/audition routine. In terms of listening to her own voice, good headphones or speakers are pretty much a requirement since most speakers/headphones can't handle the high upper partials of the high notes in the female operatic range.

What I always, always, always want for every occasion that merits presents are books and/or scores to build my personal library. There is a good chance that she has a list of things that she would like to own and you might consider asking if you're not invested in surprising her.

Nice opera scores are always a great option. Consider looking for a hard-bound score (like Ricordi or Bärenreiter) for one of the major mezzo role operas like Carmen, Werther, or Barber of Seville. (They are not particularly cheap.) You might consider asking her singer friends what roles she might be expected to sing during her career to guide your selections.

A great song cycle for mezzo could also be a nice gift. Jake Hegie's [The Deepest Desire] ( is still under copyright so she wouldn't just be able to print it from a free online resource like imslp.

Reference books could also be a great idea since she's about to lose access to a lot of materials that she has probably used on a regular basis through her university. A libretto collection and the New Kobbes Opera Book are two that immediately come to mind.

u/StupidTinyFatUnicorn · 2 pointsr/USC

If you’re using it for personal stuff and not distributing the recordings, you’ll be fine. The voice memo app on your Mac or iPhone will work. Evernote also has a built in recorder so you can also take notes and insert time stamps in the text.

These also might be useful I have a few of these that I use for professional work and it’s great for capturing crystal clear room audio, just place it as close to the source of audio as possible.

u/Gee_Golly · 2 pointsr/DJs

I use a Tascam DR05 with an attenuator, works great.

To connect from the mixer to the recorder using the attenuator, you'll go:

Mixer Rec output > RCA to 3.5mm cable > attenuator > Tascam DR05

u/i_enjoy_lemonade · 2 pointsr/videography
  • You aren't going to be able to buy all of this gear with $2000-3000.

  • Watch this video. This is the mother of all travel videos.
    • This video was shot with a Lumix GH3, a 12-35 f/2.8, a cheap telephoto zoom (14-140 I think?) and a Nocticron 42.5mm. No Ronin, no drone, no IBIS, etc.

  • A Ronin is a hassle to set up, really cumbersome, and not suitable for the run and gun type of style that Kolder and Alveraz make. The closest thing that I can think of which would be run and gun-ish (but you still don't need) is the Zhiyun Crane which goes for around $600.

  • Personally: I see that you have $3000 available, so my first inclination is to say get the GH5 with a 12-35 f/2.8 I (the $600 version). The dual-IS doesn't make a huge difference, the GH5's IBIS is good enough. Then buy a nice Tiffen variable ND filter, step-up ring, maybe one of those Tascam audio recorders for nat sound, and save up for the 35-100 f/2.8.

    Broken down:

  • GH5 - $1997.99

  • Lumix 12-35 f/2.8 I - $699

  • Tiffen ND filter - $129.99

  • Step up ring - $9.95

  • Tascam portable audio recorder - $99

  • Total: $2935.93

    I will end on this note: You like these videos because they are well shot, well composed, and well edited. I could hand you the best camera system in the world and you're going to make a shitty video if you don't know how to use it. Whereas I could hand a great cinematographer a crappy camera and he'd make something awesome. It's more about what you shoot than what you shoot with. With that in mind, the GH5 is fucking awesome (I just got mine) and it's a great tool to learn on and grow with.
u/patricktherat · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Hey there. I use a Tascam DR-05 and have no complaints. The two condenser mics won't give you any of that iphone fuzz and it's only a hundred bucks. I'm sure the h5 you listed has a couple more bells and whistles but my biased opinion says you probably couldn't hear a quality difference in the mix or even on it's own;)

u/IReallyHadToComment · 2 pointsr/Songwriters

No offence meant by this statement, but you'd be more likely to get better feedback if you recorded with something other than what I assume is a mobile phone or computer microphone. Something like this ( will set you back about $100, but you'll get much better recordings out of it since the microphones can handle a bit more dBs.

u/Van_Turk · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

Reddit delivers again. Thank you fuzeebear!!

Just placed my amazon order. Ended up going with the [Tascam]
( like you suggested, along with this [Sony ECMCS3] ( clip on microphone ($13) and these earHero earbuds ($150).
Those are some sleek, albeit expensive as heck, earbuds by the way.

Total price with $25 rebate for the tascam comes out to $233. Couldn't thank you enough!

u/yetiman223 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

What most people will tell you is that there is no such thing as good wireless speakers, you'll save more money, time, and heartache if you go wired.


One solution is to get a standard stereo setup and use a wireless converter to wirelessly send audio from your device to your speakers or from a device to your TV speakers. Something like this (although there are cheaper products out there for less)

I've also heard this speaker set up is decent but it'll cost you around $150. I personally use a lot of wireless Logitech devices and have never had a problem, but I have no personal experience with their sound quality.

I'd recommend getting some decent passive speakers and a cheap receiver and just stay plugged in. You'll get the best sound quality possible while only spending as low as $120.

u/jackdriper · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Why are you interested in those speakers? I don't think anyone here can, in good conscience, recommend you buy a $700 bluetooth speaker. It would be so much better of a purchase to buy a $99 Airport Express and $600 on speakers that will actually sound good. Wifi is going to be better quality than bluetooth, but if you need BT for some reason, there's this $40 Logitech.

To me, the products you mention have three strikes against them: 1. They're bluetooth - bluetooth speakers tend to have awful price/performance ratios. 2. They're effectively a soundbar - bad drivers, bad enclosure, and you definitely can't place it somewhere to improve acoustics. 3. It's Sony - they're not an audio company anymore. Don't buy their sound equipment.

But I guess if you need an all-in-one speaker system that supports bluetooth and you have a budget of $700 and are deaf, then they'll be a decent purchase.

u/Vincentvega641 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

I have a similar setup that I use for an outdoor set up. I have a pair of These Klipsch Speakers paired with this Lepai amp and this Logitech blutooth receiver. The lepai has more than enough power to drive the klipsch speakers to very high volumes. Plus the amp is super cheap, so if anything ever happens to it you can just throw it away and get another.

u/mikeykt · 2 pointsr/hometheater

Reciever: Denon AVR-E200. Great entry level unit, and I have had nothing but good experience with Denon.

Speakers: Polk Audio RM705. Good entry level full kit. Upgrade front channels when the money becomes available.

Bluetooth: Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter. I have one. Works flawlessly for Bluetooth.

Hope this was helpful.

u/gunch · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Buy a bluetooth receiver, plug it into that amp. Plug speakers into that amp. Pair your phone to the bluetooth receiver. Open winamp/iTunes on your phone.

And Bob's your uncle.

u/mraligondor · 2 pointsr/apple

Logitech Bluetooth adapter. Got mine a couple months ago. Works like a charm, haven't had any problems.
30 bucks on amazon

u/jimthesoundman · 2 pointsr/diysound

You just need an a/b switch for the two 3.5mm jacks that feed into the front speakers input.

Maybe something like this:

u/adrianmonk · 2 pointsr/audio

Well, there's this one for about $30:

The price seems a bit excessive, but I'm not finding one cheaper. Also, it's a toggle switch, not a slider, not sure if that matters (but you did specify).

u/frontsidebust · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

You should check to see if you have any repeaters nearby. Baofengs are cheap now, like $25.

u/RENEGADEPETIE · 2 pointsr/Survival

This is the cheapest model here ...

BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

u/Edonlin2004 · 2 pointsr/NASCAR

Buy this.
BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

Then this.
Electop 2.5mm Male to 3.5mm(1/8 inch) Female Stereo Audio Jack Adapter Cable for Headphone

Then this.
Mpow 035 Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Shooters Hearing Protection Ear Muffs, Adjustable Shooting Ear Muffs, NRR 28dB Ear Defenders for Shooting Hunting Season, with a Carrying Bag- Black

And use a pair of nice in ear headphones.

Budget and works great.

u/Theappunderground · 2 pointsr/climbing

I believe the device youre attempting to invent already exists, its called a “radio” or “walkie talkie”.

$25 for the best cheap handheld radio, theres no way you can beat this:

u/Son_Of_A_Diddley · 2 pointsr/amateurradio is basically the best website for studying to get the test.

There are 3 license levels- Technician, General, and Extra. Technician allows you to use VHF/UHF and higher frequencies on a radio like this. On VHF/UHF, you usually use a repeater to extend your range.

General lets you use the HF bands, which are propagated all over the world by the ionosphere. Extra just allows you a little bit more use of the HF bands.

Keep in mind that once you pass Tech, you can also take the General and Extra tests right afterwards.

u/amishjim · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

The Ham it Up is the one to go with. I don't know the funcube. For SW the BaoFeng for $40 has a huge following. I'm about to get one. You can listen on one, but you can't transmit unless you get your ham license. I'm going through the study guide now.

u/The_Real_Cats_Eye · 2 pointsr/geek

That's the whole thing.

For example, the Baofeng UV-3R is $32.92 (+free shipping) at amazon (

>The BaoFeng UV-3R dual band radio with FM transceiver, Mini size. Latest version with 18 menu items, S-meter and dual display and dual band antenna. It is a micro miniature multiband FM transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area 2-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability. Functions and Features: LCD Menu Operations, Dual Band/Dual Display, Wide/Narrow Bandwidth, FM Radio Built-in (87.0MHz-108.0MHz), Emergency Alarm, Low Battery Alert, PC Programming, VOX (Off/1-9 Level), 99 Channels (1 Emergency Channel), CTCSS/CDCSS, Battery Saver, Power Capacity Display (ON), Backlight ON/OFF/Key, FM Radio Channel Storage, High illumination Flashlight.

Another version, the 5R is less than $36

u/NeuroG · 2 pointsr/geek

It would be impossible to understand/afford all of the aspects of ham radio simultaneously, but passing a "tech" license (or the equivalent in your country) and buying a Chinese handheld and a few accessories is commonly attained by high-school students with less than $100, and permits the use of regional repeaters and even satellites. Connect it to a smartphone or computer and you can use the APRS system -even use it to send an email with the international space station.

u/cwcoleman · 2 pointsr/preppers

It is a BaoFeng UV-5. I got it last week - I have no idea what I'm doing. A cable to plug it into my computer is in the mail. I plan to 'program' it as soon as that gets here and start listening to local chat. Then maybe get licensed one day if I feel really adventurous.

u/Unyielding_Cactus · 2 pointsr/airsoftmarket

These are really nice, got 5 of em for the guys and I. If you search around you can find package deals. Depends on how many you need.

u/nofreesteak · 2 pointsr/Baofeng


The link you posted doesn't work. It got truncated somehow. Try pasting that again in the comments.

I always recommend the Baofeng UV-5R to the budget-minded. It costs $27 and is pretty good in performance (from my use and from what I've heard from others). With the stock antenna on this radio, you should be able to get a few miles of range in open spaces. You can upgrade the antenna to a "quarter wave" antenna to better that range. The higher up your antenna is in the air, the farther out you will be able to reach with your radio -- UHF/VHF radios are all 'line of sight'.

You will also be able to use local ham radio repeaters in your area to talk to people around you. Repeaters will greatly enhance your range as they are typically built on tall towers or hill tops. You can look for repeaters in your area on RepeaterBook. Under "band", select 2m or 70cm (the UV-5R supports both bands)

However, you're going to need a ham radio license (at least a Technician class) to transmit. Also, your family is going to need ham radio licenses to transmit. If this does not work for you, I would recommend FRS/GMRS radios or CB radios which can be used without a license.

u/kmc_v3 · 2 pointsr/bayarea

A lot of people start with one of the cheap Chinese radios like the Baofeng UV-5R. Get the programming cable and you can program in your local repeaters using CHIRP. Repeaters are base stations run by the local ham clubs, installed on top of mountains and tall buildings, which re-transmit your signal so it covers a much wider area. Disaster response will center around one or more repeaters, hopefully ones that have backup power. Without a repeater, the range of these handhelds is limited to a few miles (depending on terrain).

It's hard to say whether you'll need an external antenna at your apartment. If you have good line-of-sight to the repeater(s) you want to use, then the handheld and its stock "rubber ducky" antenna might be sufficient. If there are buildings or hills in the way then you might need a better antenna to compensate. There are many options such as a longer whip antenna for the handheld, a roll-up J-pole, or a yagi. None of those would require permanent installation. Antennas are a vast subject and it's hard to know what's best without experimenting.

Some more links:

Silicon Valley Emergency Communications System

Santa Clara ARES/RACES

ARRL guide for beginners

New ham radio operator

This book has everything you need to know to pass the Technician exam. has free flash cards and practice exams.

KB6NU has some No-Nonsense Study Guides including a free PDF for Technician class.

Also check out /r/amateurradio. Beginner questions are welcome. If IRC is your thing, they have a channel at #redditnet. Freenode's ##hamradio is also good.

There are a ton of other resources out there. Hams seem to like making YouTube videos in particular. Ham radio is a huge subject; explore and see what parts you find interesting. Good luck and have fun!

u/AshWilliamsBoomstick · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

No problem man, i get it. I didnt want to spend a whole bunch of money either. I ended up with these $25 dual band Beofeng and they will out perform ANY FRS or GMRS radio.

u/zachlinux28 · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

Yeah its pretty sick. I've not tried for the ISS, but have had middling luck with listening to ham radio satellites with a handheld. Your best (and easiest, cheapest) bet would be to purchase a new radio. While the Baofeng type radios are pretty decent for that, if you are into bang for your buck fun, try your hand at rtl-sdr type receivers. I have one I bought for 15 bucks and hacked it up and had a heck lot of fun! With the radio you have, you are best off getting a local ham that is into tech to hook it up to a signal generator and check the alignment and sensitivity of it for you. It's not super hard, but you sorta need a bit of experience.

u/Katepillar · 2 pointsr/Suomi

Itse suoritin perusluokan tutkinnon viime talvena. Oma paikallinen kerho on kyllä kovin aktiivisesti toiminnassa lähialueiden kerhojan kanssa jollain määrin. Kerhon vanhant ukot rakentelevat aika aktiivisesti mastoja ja kyllä niitä yhteyksiäkin pidetään aika paljon. Itse olen päässyt toistaiseksi vain kuuntelemaan tällä kiinalaisella käsiradiolla, mutta tarkoitus olisi kerholla rakentaa parempi antenni tuohon.

Jos harrastus kiinnostaa todella niin ole ihmeessä yhteydessä lähiompään radiokerhoosi. Isoissa kaupungeissa jokaisessa taitaa olla jokseenkin aktiivinen ryhmä. Myös pieniltä paikkakunnilta saattaa kerhoja löytyä. Kannattaa myös varautua siihen tosi asiaan, että tämä on suhteellisen hintava harrastus. Toki halvallakin tulee toimeen kyllä, mutta jos haluaa kotoa asti ottaa yhteyttä toiselle puolelle maailmaa vaivattomasti, hinta on korkea. Kuitenkin jos liityt siihen paikalliseen kerhoon heillä on pelit ja pensselit jossain tilassa josta pääset radioimaan lähelle ja kauas.

u/wolfcry0 · 2 pointsr/Baofeng

The basic UV-5R is fine for getting started with things.

u/ToSeeOrNotToBe · 2 pointsr/preppers

>I don’t feel like a HAM radio is a viable option for both of us.

How come? You can get a radio capable of accessing repeaters for $25-30 (although I recommend the tri-band one for 60-ish), and 8 year olds sometimes pass the Tech exam. A 12 y/o passed it when I took my exams.

Not suggesting you don't have a good reason...just curious.

FWIW, I made a Comms Card so my unlicensed family members could use the radios in our EMCOMM kits in an emergency. The cards break it down simple enough that they can just follow the step-by-step instructions. And as long as it's a question of imminent danger to life or property, FCC regs say they can use it.

So if you just get licensed and set them up a kit, it might be a workable solution.

u/misterrF · 2 pointsr/trains

The Baofeng UV-5R blows everything else out of the water at its price point of $24:

You might want a different antenna, but otherwise it works great. Splurge for the programming cable if you don't want to manually dial in frequencies, but it's not totally necessary. Not sure if it would work for police scanning or not, but should be easy enough to check. I doubt it, though.

u/hok9 · 2 pointsr/NASCAR

I bought one of These last year for camping and used it recently at a race. It was better than the fanvision scanner we normaly use. Just have to set it to not transmit, which isn't that hard.

u/smudgepost · 2 pointsr/preppers
u/ShakataGaNai · 2 pointsr/HamRadio

As of right now:

  • UV-5R on Amazon - $23.40 USD
  • BF-F8HP on Amazon - $62.89

    So if you want a reasonable no-frills HT: Go with the UV-5R because you can't beat that price.

    If you want an HT that has a bit more features & the option of more power: Go with the F8HP. Even at $60ish it's a good price for an HT.

    On BaoFeng's website you'll see the F8HP listed as the "UV-5R 3rd Gen", so it's newer.
u/TheThinMan34 · 2 pointsr/preppers
u/BallsOutKrunked · 2 pointsr/preppers

I'm in California where our two largest concerns (mine, anyway) are earthquakes and fire.

For earthquakes it's standard preparation stuff because aspects of grid can shut down for short or long periods of time. There's also the "get out of the house now!" type situation which is really just shoes and a flashlight, or just your human body. If your bag is downstairs and you're upstairs you're not going to run to a bugout bag first. It's just get out (depending on the quake, the building, etc).

I do have a bugout bag primarily for fire evacuation, which has:

  • Important docs. Homeowners policy, our will, healthcare directives, passports, social security cards, etc.
  • A printed road map of the state (thin book).
  • A kickass little am/fm radio.
  • A handheld 2m radio programmed with area repeaters, I have a mag antenna in my truck.
  • Geiger counter. Way over the top for people to have but I bought one so where else would I put it.
  • 4 way water key.
  • Spare credit cards, some cash.
  • Medications we need.
  • USB chargers.

    I also have a google spreadsheet printed out that has the items we want to take. The evacuation orders can come at any time and you might be knee deep in some project or sick on the couch, you need to be able to mindlessly grab items that a smarter-you considered bringing. The bag is just the one that we're really screwed if we don't have. This is my list, it's taped under my desk at home.

    Edit: also, there's a column for different family members. My kids have stuff they're supposed to grab (a change of clothes, etc) while mine has the chainsaw and a shovel.

    It's possible you'll have less than 20 seconds to escape your home but chances are you'll have at least a few minutes, maybe even a few hours. Having a list of things to grab from the house thought out in advance seems reasonable to me. And some stuff that's super useful (like dumping everything from the medicine cabinet into a bag) is more of an instruction than an item, per say.

    Dolls (for kids)


    EMT gear

    Backpacking food


    Gasoline tanks

    Wet wipes

    Toilet Paper



    Map (Marked)

    AA/AAA Batteries



    Solar Panel



    Medicine Cabinet


    2m Radio

    10 gallons water

    2m base antenna

    2m pvc ant mast

    I also have a list of things I need to do if I leave the house, again this is tailored to fire evacuation. This is taped to the inside door of our utility closet. Easy to find but house guests aren't staring at it and we can keep our home more "homey" looking versus a forward operating base. These are taken from CalFire's suggestions and my own experience in and around fire.


  • Remove flammable window shades, curtains.
  • Remove flammable objects from walls, windows, doors.
  • Shut off gas (crescent wrench).
  • Turn on all lights.
  • Turn off HVAC.
  • Place flammable items in open area.
  • Connect garden hose, drag to driveway, charge hose, controlled by gun nozzle.
  • Place buckets of water in driveway.
  • Place ladder in driveway, visible.
u/chocolate_nault · 2 pointsr/INDYCAR

Unfortunately I don't know of any major race tracks that broadcast FM anymore. Even IMS used to until last year. And IndyCar radio doesn't seem to have FM affiliates in southern California.

You can check if it updates by the end of the week.


Your best bet is to rent a Racing Electronics scanner, or buy a UHF scanner and program yourself like a Uniden or Baofeng.

IMS Radio is usually 454.0000 most anywhere, Except Toronto which was 454.1000 last year.

u/Xyzpdq0121 · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Yes... This is a huge problem... This is why we do not use standard radios with 22 channels for 122,000 people. Look into UHF/VHF radios. Something like this. Technically you need an FCC license for it but 🙄. Easy to find a free channel because there are thousands.

u/astute_stoat · 2 pointsr/skiing

On our last trip to France our crew hailing from three different countries didn't feel like paying outrageous roaming charges so we purchased these: . They're cheap and reliable, and can be set up easily by plugging them into a laptop. The batteries will get you through the day with no fuss. You get dual watch (for monitoring an emergency channel for example) and digital channel selection. They work remarkably well as long as you remain more or less in line of sight, but if your buddies are on the other side of a ridge you won't be able to talk. Check local regulations and allowed transmitted power before use.

I don't like removing my gloves to pull out my expensive phone in an environment where it can be easily lost or damaged, so I found the radio+earpiece setup much more practical to use. It's especially great for guiding a group down a difficult area. Radioing taunts to my snowboarder friends while riding the chairlift got me some surprised looks though :)

u/mackmgg · 2 pointsr/UBreddit

If you want to go the Baofeng route, there's a $40 one that could work. It's not very fast for scanning random frequencies, but if you program it with the software it will scan the memory quite well. I've got the software with all the local frequencies saved and could program it for you if you wanted. It can also listen to the NOAA radio as well as broadcast FM.

u/yiersan · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

I went to a the Mike & Key Hamfest in Western Washington last weekend and have never seen so much old ham equipment in one place. It was 2 floors in a giant convention center, with rows and rows, as far as you could see of old ham stuff on its way to die. Lots of the people selling the stuff just aren't into ebay, etc. that much. So I'd look to see if you can find a local hamfest. They're epic.

But what you really should do is get on Amazon and buy a brand new $30 BaoFeng 2-bander (or the newer one for $50). They're actually pretty good!

u/di5ide · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

Pick up some UV5r's and use which ever channels you want :

u/ThatGuyNearHouston · 2 pointsr/houston


In fact, I own a dual band 2-way radio but have not made time to study up and prepare for the test to get my license.

u/radar231 · 2 pointsr/Baofeng

I ordered from ( and didn't have any problems shipping to Ottawa. Exchange, shipping and duty pretty much doubled the price in CAD though, but still pretty cheap.

u/Paulios · 2 pointsr/DIY

It all depends on what you would like to spend. At the cheapest you could do it for around $500. This would restrict you to SVGA resolution which is 800x600 IIRC.

The breakdown for this would be:

  • ViewSonic PJD5134 SVGA Projector

  • Blackout Cloth

  • Small media player

  • A T-Amp for audio

  • And some paracord, grommet kit, and cheapie garage-sale speakers.

    If possible I would invest in a nice mid-range projector like the BenQ W107. It is one of the highest rated projectors in its price range although it is a bit pricy.

    EDIT: To answer your questions, I doubt there are any outside safe projectors. Your best bet would be some kind of watertight housing if you are keeping it outside. But if you're investing in a projector you might as well use it inside too and have a 5 meter screen. Screens all depend on the material. You want something that is evenly reflective which makes a big difference in the appearance of the image. The cheapest thing right now that works incredibly well is blackout cloth which is used in window blinds to block out the sun by reflecting it. The cost is so small compared to the difference in image to a white sheet or a board that it is generally recommended.
u/RickRussellTX · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

My wife found this device, the Micca Speck, it has no wireless or general computer functions, it's just an incredibly good media player that sits on top of any USB storage (hard drive, flash, even DVD-ROM) and plays to HDMI.

u/johnfl68 · 2 pointsr/digitalsignage

You said update from home, implying remote access.

If you don't need remote access, and just want a simple USB Media player for still images or looping video, just use a Micca Speck:

People use these all the time for that. Only around $40 USD.


u/Soulstem · 2 pointsr/TechnologyProTips

This little guy is amazing. You still need the cables but its as easy as your gonna get with a sjnoly media player.

u/TheFirstZealot · 2 pointsr/videography

Use this We use them for looping video announcments at my church.

u/goofy183 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I use this thing in my van for my kids:

Extra step of transferring to an SD card but it plays just about any format you can throw at it.

u/reg036 · 2 pointsr/fireTV

Well the Stick does not have a USB input for drives so that rules that out period.

The Box does have a USB input but it does only fat32 (NO NTFS) so it is a max of 2 TB drive and files up to 4GB,that will rule out 720p+ movies.

Without setting your hard drive up as a network share somehow then I would not recommend the AFTV. Someone in another thread suggested this as a plain media player for attached storage:

I switched from WDTVs and have both a stick and box, without a good router the stick will be a little problematic sometimes, I much prefer the hard wired box and works great using Kodi with my NAS. I also will pop some things on a microSD card to play real quick.

Also in another thread, someone recommended this:

To turn your hard drive into a network share wirelessly.


u/dlimec · 2 pointsr/CommercialAV

Unless you know the exact model projector you're using, I wouldn't trust that it can play whatever you have. It might, but it might not, and what then?

There are some small, cheap standalone players you could get, like , which would remove all uncertainty about the actual projector.

u/mistical · 2 pointsr/AskTechnology

The following should work with their TV so that they can simultaneously use the TV speakers for him and the Toslink/RCA hookup for her. I won't give guarantee's but it should since it's at least a newer TV model since you mention it being a smart TV. So if you wanted to buy the bluetooth transmitter and test it it out with a bluetooth device/speaker you already own (if any) before going any further, you could do that.

I did a similar hookup for my SO's family for different reasons, and set them up with this bluetooth transmitter (it has aptX support too): - There are other devices out there like this, this was a relatively cheap option for them and having never used it before, it worked and with no problems. I'll likely pick one up myself for future use too.

I didn't set them up with bluetooth (wireless) headphones but instead bluetooth speakers. But I'd highly recommend looking for bluetooth headphones that support the aptX codec (preferably with Low Latency) so the voices are in sync as much as possible if not perfect. I've seen the difference with and without it as well as it annoys more people without it and it's noticeable.

I'm not sure of your price range for the bluetooth headphones, but here are a few from Amazon that support aptX and SOME (not all) with Low Latency too:

u/SeafoodDuder · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Jaybird X3

MEE Audio Matrix 2

If you can stretch the budget another $80-ish then:

Sennheiser Urbanite XL

It's hard with wireless headphones because there just aren't many with good sound quality or many in general.

u/Anortix · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'd recommend this one over that

u/SnoWidget · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget: rough 50 to 150 USD

Source: plugging it into my desktop

No isolation required

Not being used in public

preferred full sized

Preferred balanced

The last headphones I was using was MEE Maxtrix2, they were fairly good headphones but broke on me, I'm basically looking for a pair of wireless headphones that are very durable.

u/dubdad · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Try these out as well, my family likes them, great sq and battery life.

u/K1RKX · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

I would add this flexible antenna

And if you want a magmount, this.

I have the second one(ut-72), and the 771r which is retractable but not flexible. If you want to hold it on your belt, a flexible antenna is better.

u/slick8086 · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

>I have a Baofeng UV-5R, and I really liked the learning curve of it all: CHIRP, the site, discovering I can't do IRLP (stupid "D" tone doesn't work on the new Baofeng firmware).

I'm new too, passed my test on 5 July, got my callsign less than a week later. I got the BF-F8+ (which is supposedly the same as a UV-5R).

On my local repeaters there is IRLP, but it isn't set up so that just anyone can use it. You have to have permission. That said, the most popular repeater in my area is connected to the reflector in Denver all the time pretty much.

My community is pretty lively and active in the ARES and other emergency services. I'm listening to how they run nets every week, and actually last night there was a forest fire and they ran a standby net. I'm thinking of volunteering for that too. We have events that the local emergency organizations help with, like recently the Eppie's Great Race. All that you need to volunteer for stuff like that is a HT and a license.

Another thing I did was make an antenna following this tutorial.

I haven't been able to try it over simplex yet. I did try it with my local repeater (N6ICW) but I guess I'm close to one of the receivers because I get reports that I'm full quieting with even with my Nagoya NA-771, so my home made antenna didn't sound any different for better or worse.

It looks like you have a fair number of 2M repeaters in and around Atlanta (I'm guessing that's where you're near). Maybe try listening on a few different ones.

Also I found this:

On the second page it list a bunch of nets, more than one every day of the week, try listening to some of those to see if there is something that piques your interest.

Also if you are still using the duck antenna, get rid of it and get one of these:

u/peteonrails · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

I have an extra programming cable for that radio that you can HAVE. In fact, I have an extra UV-82X that you can have if you promise to pay it forward later when you upgrade. It is 2m/1.25m, not 2m/440. But it's yours if you want it. Find me on QRZ and send me a message and I will mail it to you.

I use a Nagoya 771 with my Baofengs. It makes a big difference.

u/carter · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

NA771 is for sale right now for $12
There will be Baofeng UV5R and UV82 on sale later

u/cty_hntr · 2 pointsr/Baofeng

Check out the Nagoya NA-771 antenna, its a direct screw on replacement. It will pick up weaker signals the standard antenna more clearly.

If you're referring to transmitting with more power, the best option is to get a repeater. GMRS licensing allows up to 50 watts on a repeater.

u/1--__-- · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

Get the Nagoya NA-771, a dual-band 70cm/2m whip antenna which will greatly increase your transmit once you are licensed:

Check out and add in all your local first responders (police, fire, etc.). You can add in a ton of other things to monitor as well that CHIRP has available, like the weather channels, FRS, GMRS, Marine bands, etc. While you cannot legally transmit on any of them (this radio isn't certified for those bands), if it were a life or death situation, you can use a local repeater, FRS, GMRS, or Marine band to call for assistance, and you can monitor them as well to provide assistance.

u/velocibadgery · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

For the UV-5R a Nagoya 771 as it is good and has the Female SMA that Boefengs require.

Be careful of counterfeits however. You should pay over 15-20 dollars for a real one.

Also this is good for the BF-F8HP as it has a maximum of 10 watts and the F8 puts out 8 watts.

u/PugnaciousOne · 2 pointsr/Baofeng

Ok, First, you should read. There's a lot of information available online, but this is a good physical reference:

Second, a repeater is a station that takes in a signal and rebroadcasts it. Usually it's at a much higher power or better elevation. Elevation, power, and quality of antenna can all make a difference in average distance. Frequency can also make a difference. The radio you're looking at is a 2 meter band / 440 meter band radio. It broadcasts in the VHF (Very High Frequency) range and has a lower range than something in the HF (High Frequency) range. That probably means nothing to you right this moment because you don't have any context to base your knowledge on. But that should give you a couple terms to google.
The next thing you have to know is what repeaters are in your general area. That's a tough one. I am lucky enough to have some awesome ones in my area maintained by some really knowledgeable people. A good reference for what repeaters are in your area is here:

Third, the antenna. I got this one:

It works well.

The way I get that much range is that one of the better repeaters is within 30 miles of my house and is both line of sight and I'm in it's range pretty much all day. Line of sight to the repeater can also make a difference. I'm sure others can suggest various other reading material for you about radio wave propagation and online study guides.

Feel free to PM me with any questions. I'm always happy to help!

u/cockkazn · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Yep. Nagoya 771.

Authentic Genuine Nagoya NA-771 15.6-Inch Whip VHF/UHF (144/430Mhz) Antenna SMA-Female for BTECH and BaoFeng Radios

u/64bitHustler · 2 pointsr/HamRadio

I have three of them and they're great.

Get the USB programming cable.
Don't bother with the software that comes with it. Just get CHiRP which is free and works well. I set all three of mine up with a basic configuration with FRS/GMRS stations programmed, all my local 2-meter stations, weather, etc. all sharing the same channel numbers so they can be used more or less as emergency radios.

I've swapped the antennas for this one. Im not sure which model you have, but they were a definite improvement over the stock rubber duck on my UV5R

I've also got a couple of these extended batteries:

u/Sedorox · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

BF-F8HP is upcoming. 'Tis the one I have and like it a lot better than a UV-5R

EDIT: It's live, and for $45.

Edit2: It's done.

u/galacticengine · 2 pointsr/preppers

Damn next paycheck I wanna pick one up so please don't buy them all.

u/tendinosis · 2 pointsr/Jeep

Honest question, I have a CB and just have not heard anyone else transmitting when I've been out wheeling. The only time its been used it when I went with a jeep club, once Does anybody still use one?

Secondly, what are opinions on 2 way radios instead? Such as the BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174MHz VHF & 400-520MHz UHF) Includes Full Kit with Large Battery


Midland Micromobile?

I'm really curious to here everyone's thoughts. When I get out I'm usually out in the mountains in Colorado with little cell reception, and was wondering if either of those would be useful should an emergency present itself for contacting the forest service or other emergency services.

Thanks all & happy Jeeping!

u/remembertosmilebot · 2 pointsr/preppers

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u/rizer_ · 2 pointsr/leftprep

Handheld radio $65

License exam is generally under $20, so assuming you pass the first time it's under $100 to get started.

u/syn- · 2 pointsr/flying

Sure thing!

I've got an Icaro Solar X helmet [1][2], which utilizes a Loescher LUH-X Peltor headset [3]. Loescher provides adapters from the headset that can plug into nearly anything you can think of. I've got one adapter for my 2m radio and one adapter for my aviation radio. Additionally, the adapters can be purchased with a secondary audio input cord (meant for plugging into a phone). I use that secondary connection to plug into my Sena 10S. Unfortunately that means I have 2 mics in front of my face when doing this.

That second mic for the Sena is also attached in the most stupid way possible (velcro on the ear cup with a boom from there) all because I can't find an extension cord for the plug it uses... if you've got any ideas there I'm all ears. With that extension, I could just attach it directly to the mic for the Loescher and would then just have 2 mics on the end of one boom.

For the aviation radio, I've got an Icom IC-A6 [4]. For 2m a BaoFeng BF-F8HP [5]. Both mounted in a dual radio chest mount for easy access. And then bluetooth connects through the Sena.

It is worth noting that the Loescher headset requires changing a jumper to switch between the 2m radio and the aviation radio... I wanted to be able to switch in the air, so I just added a small switch inside the ear cup to facilitate that. Forward for 2m, back for aviation. Then just unplug and plug back into the other radio. I rarely have to make this switch in the air, but sometimes it's necessary.

Hope this helps!

u/ZeroCorpse · 2 pointsr/gaming

Actually, I spoke too soon... That's the one, and I was excited about my new device, but after using it a while I have to say you don't want it. It had a hard time keeping the SD card's library in memory and kept having to re-scan it. That got annoying today, and I'm sending it back.

There ARE other good players out there if you want to spend more, but I'll retract what I said about the MYMAHDI and lean you toward a FiiO device, or do what I just did today-- I took an old Android TracFone, rooted it, installed a new launcher and PowerAmp, disabled all the other non-music functions, and made it into a dedicated FLAC player. It's a bummer that I have to deal with a touch screen, but it's working for now.

Later, I think I will be grabbing this, though.

The upside of the repurposed Tracfone is that it cost me $10 from Dollar General a few years ago. It's junk as a phone, with a crappy screen and Android 2.3 as the limit, but as a music player with PowerAmp it's actually pretty good for $10.

So, I'm sorry I mislead you. I was really happy with the MYMAHDI at first, but after a couple days of use I found it to be unworthy of my praise.

u/attackofthesam · 2 pointsr/LetsTalkMusic

this player seems to get good reviews, although I can't personally vouch for its effectiveness. I've been eyeing it, though, as a potential replacement for my trusty iPod classic. It has a microSD card slot, for which you can get 128gb for $40 (maybe less, this is just at first glance). If you do go this route, please share your experience!

u/plazman30 · 2 pointsr/Android
u/TheB1ackAdderr · 2 pointsr/apple
u/ccracing · 2 pointsr/gadgets
u/razor5cl · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Try this, this, or this

u/PT_C · 2 pointsr/Music
u/drdale1113 · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I've been thinking of selling my iPod and getting a Fiio X1. The iPod interface is great it just bums me out that it doesn't play FLAC.

u/ATomatoAmI · 2 pointsr/Music

Well, if it ever dies, you might want to check out the Fiio X series. Looking at an X1 myself but can't really justify the expense since I can just use my phone normally.

Give or take another company making a stab at classic iPods but with removable SD cards instead. And you can get 128GB ones if you wait for a sale.

I don't even like Apple and never personally owned a Classic, but damn were they good for just music compared to the newer ones.

u/UrAContra · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Depending on her preferences of form factor I'd recommend the Fiio X1, Fiio X3 iBasso dx50, and Sony Walkman High-Res.

They are all comparable in audio quality and it all comes down to form factor and buttons really. The Fiio X3 can work as a standalone DAC for your PC as well. The iBasso dx50 has a touchscreen, and replaceable Galaxy S3 battery while the others all just use buttons. The battery life of the iBasso and Fiio are all around 10-15 hours while the Sony claims 30-50 hours depending on Hi-Res audio or MP3s. The Sony comes with 64GB of built in storage while the X3 has 8GB and the X1 and DX50 have no built in memory but all have micro SD slots you could expand storage easily using these. Also the Sony has Bluetooth for connecting to speakers if your sister needs that.

The UIs:

Fiio X1, Fiio X3, and upgraded ui, iBasso DX50, Sony.

u/TheBakersPC · 2 pointsr/headphones
u/nsxviper · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

You have different options.

If your Beats has a removable headphone wire.
V-Moda BoomPro add-on Mic.

If your Beats doesn't have a removable headphone wire.

Antlion Mod Mic Unidirectional

Antlion Mod Mic Omnidirectional

If you want to use the Zalman or Antlion mic, you need to purchase a splitter.

Sennheiser Splitter

USB Headphone/Mic Adapter, requires USB extension cable

u/iamnotyourspiderman · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

When you're looking into headphones, you should at least determine what you personally like audio wise and what are you going to use the headphones for. Do you like a lot of bass or do you prefer clearer audio? Also will you be using them to play only stereo content or would you be utilising a wide soundstage?

If your definition of a "PCMR headset" is something like a comfortable fit with adjustable leds that screams gaming, I'd recommend Steelseries siberia 650 for example.

HOWEVER, the quality of the "gaming" headsets is pretty much shit compared to what you can get with the same money outside of the gaming franchises. Especially the built in mics in gaming headsets have pretty terrible quality in all of the models on the market compared to proper microphones.

Personally I don't care about the leds and stuff and enjoy good quality audio, so I went with quality AKG studio headphones I already owned and bought an Antlion modmic 4.0 to go with them. I've been very pleased with this setup and the best part is, you can choose the quality headphones that suit you best and slap that quality mic onto any model or brand.

If I didn't already have my AKG 272HD's and had to buy the entire setup, I would probably have gone with the modmic + Sennheiser HD 558. That setup has a pretty amazing price to quality ratio and most of all it's comfortable and sounds great. To go even further the Sennheiser HD 598's are basically the same headphones but with a better soundstage and less bass. Just my 2 cents.

TL;DR: Would seriously recommend to make your own quality headset out of a modmic and some good quality studio headphones for the price of a lower quality "gaming" headset.

u/EnglishTimelord · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

High end costs a lot of money, more than $200, but $200 is still going to get you plenty.

On ear headphones sit on your ear, over ear ones rest around your ear on your head.

You could just buy a mic then you would be set, or pick up some HiFi headphones too. Its up to you and how much would want to spend.

Closed backed headphones have the outside made of a solid material to block the noise going in and out. Open backed headphones just have some kind of mesh to let the sound in and out, this gives a performance benefit but means anyone nearby will be able to hear the music.

For some ideas for headphones, HD598, A500x, M50x, SHP9500. As for the mic, the modmic is a popular choice.

What kind of sound do you want?

If you like your Bose headphones then you could get a good mic, possibly like this one or this one.

u/Pinguwin007 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Headsets and "gaming" headsets are marketed towards an audience that desire an all round product. this usually means that audio quality comes short. Paired with your price range there is not much to chose from. The go to recommendation if you really want audio quality is getting the best pair of headphones you can get for your burdget and pairing it with a mod mic like this one. Hope that helps!

u/clay_vessel777 · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

Get these headphones, get these replacement earpads, and this mic.

You will have fantastic audio quality, hours and hours of comfort, and years (if not decades) of use. I have a pair of those headphones I've had for over 10 years and used extensively for audio/video editing and they are absolute Godsends

u/temaj · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Not difficult at all. A mod mic is not a modification to the headset at all. It simply an attachable microphone Modmic

u/JazzBassMan · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Solid recommendation. If you don't like the idea of having a mic on your desk there is always the Modmic.

u/Yablargo · 2 pointsr/Overwatch
u/zsbtiger · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you really want good mic and audio quality I recommend not getting a headset as usually there cheaply made with bad sound/mic quality(Not all gaming headsets but the majority) but getting high quality headphones and a high quality mic like the
Modmic(68$ cad) (

Or getting a blue snowball (67$ cad) (

I am not familiar with good wireless headphones so I cant recommend any.

u/siegewolf · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

That is my favorite feature. I'll grab a beer or a snack while chatting. Modmic is a good alternative if you don't want to spend too crazy. It allows you to get both a good mic and good headphones for a better wired headset. I have two friends who use those and they sound great.

u/jrizz43 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I just bought the HyperX Clouds do you like them?

u/ayyMDMasterRace · 2 pointsr/buildapc

ASV isn't good thermal paste.

You don't need the cooler or the Z170 motherboard.

You don't need 16gb of RAM.

The Western Digital Black HDDs (the 1TB model especially) are overpriced for what they are. This shows that they perform worse than a Seagate Barracuda. Considering that it is $70, you can get a 1TB Hybrid drive or a 2TB 7200RPM drive. Otherwise you can just get a Caviar Blue. (I got this from here, if you're wondering)

The 390x is literally 5% better than the R9 390, but it costs ~$100 more.

Corsair's case fans are bad. They cost way too much, the quiet version sucks, the regular versions are loud, the SP series is a joke, and they move hardly any air. Get some Cougar Vortex for regular case fans, or something like the Rosewill Hyperborea for coolers/radiators.

Razer is awful. Those headphones will sound like garbage, and they're overpriced. Get these and a ModMic instead. Here's a great ModMic.

SuperNVOA NEX isn't very good. Get the SuperNOVA P2 650w while it's cheap.

u/mrbucket777 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Its a MrSpeakers Ether C 1.1 headphone with an Antlion Modmic 4.0 (unidirectional with mute).

I like them quite a lot if you want an amazing closed headphone.



u/mellovibes75 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Do you know if you want a full-size keyboard, tenkeyless or 60%? The KUL-87 is a really good tenkeyless board with a standard layout. Also, WASD makes both full-size and tenkeyless high quality boards and you can completely customize the board color, each keycap color, choice of Cherry MX switches, and even the font and placement on the keys. Solid board all the way around. If you want a 60%, I can recommend the Leopold FC660M as I own one and it is a really good board. The Pok3r is one of the more popular 60% boards.

Check out /r/MechanicalKeyboards for more info on keyboards.

For a headset I would recommend getting a good pair of regular headphones like the Sennheiser HD598, and maybe a headphone amp like from Schiit. Then either get something like a Modmic or even better, a standalone microphone like the Audio Technica AT-2020 or Blue Yeti.

Razr products aren't inherently bad but for the price there are better alternatives.

u/KappaYekim · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

These are on sale from 150$ to 50$ dunno if you want a mic as well but if you do then just get a mod mic.

Much better than all these companies naming their products "Gaming headset" and getting all the kids to buy it.

u/EmperorNarwhale · 2 pointsr/Rainbow6

Never buy a headset. They are overpriced and low quality. Marketed towards gamers, they cram in a mic with the headphones which raises costs and forces the company to make lower quality products to fit them in the headset and to lower prices. Buy a quality pair of headphones and get a separate mic, either one that is stand alone or one that attaches to the side of your headphones. Here are some headphones that I would recommend. Not sure what is "too pricey" for you, but these are some good products. Please don't buy some overpriced piece of hardware like beats or turtle beaches. If you want to know more info or want something a little cheaper I would recommend watching this.

u/ttelbarto · 2 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk
u/OmniscientBacon · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I love my mouse. The only thing is that it is kinda heavier compared to other mouses. For headset, I would suggest getting something like an M40x and a modmic. This way, you'll get better sound and a better microphone. Unless you want a headset then I would say the Cloud II.

u/Eso · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

In the market for a new headset, let's say $120 maximum.

I've been looking at maybe getting Superlux HD668B headphones and an Antlion Modmic, but does anyone have any other suggestions, either for a gaming headset or separate headphones and mic?

I'm currently using a Chinese gaming headset I got off aliexpress and the audio quality is serviceable but the mic is way too quiet.

I'd prefer a headset style microphone rather than a desk mic, because I often game in the same room as my wife watching TV or my son playing and I don't want to pick up room noise.

u/gloriousfalcon · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/KnightlyOccurrence · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Like another commenter had said. I too prefer the Headphone and Microphone separate. Looking into it, I see $200 AUD is roughly $140 USB, so I personally recommend Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones, they cost just under $100 USD on Amazon, are super comfortable and they sound amazing.

As for a microphone, you could either give a Antlion Audio ModMic 4.0 Attachable Boom Microphone - Omni-Directional with Mute Switch a try if you wanted something similar to a gaming headphone setup, with a detachable microphone, OR go for a desk stand microphone, most basic ones will work, especially if you only use it for online gaming (audio quality wouldn't be a HUGE deal as opposed to if you were streaming or something.)

u/Nexg3nz13 · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I currently use the following set up.


Mod Mic

It's about 200 all together which is the same price as a high end headset however, it blows any "gaming" headset out of the water.

u/fruitykilla123 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

I think the cheapest I've always seen recommended are the Zalman Clip-On Mics, If you want more quality for a higher price then go for Antlion ModMic 4.0s.

u/Zyker · 2 pointsr/PS4

The Boompro works great if you have a detachable cord on the headphones. If not, you can use a ModMic and add a mic to any headphones.

u/SomeoneHasThis · 2 pointsr/headphones

You could get one of these or a modmic

Then you would have a pretty damn solid headset:) especially for a total of 35/60 bucks!

u/FeveredBerry · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Elite pro: $199.99

Versus my recommendation:

Sennheiser HD 598C (Amazon will have them on sale for 99.99 for Black Friday, according to various sources) $99.99

ModMic $54.99

Any Y adapter will work, like this $7

Grand total: $164

Now you have something that sounds better than any gaming headset.

Now, if you are dead set on getting a gaming headset, I'd heavily recommend HyperX over anything else.

u/newt02 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

theres the modmic, Blue make some good quality mics as do Audio-Technica

u/IdyllwildGal · 2 pointsr/blogsnark

I have this Oontz Angle speaker that I use to listen to music while I'm working. The sound is great, and it was under $30. The only thing I don't like about it is that when it needs to be recharged, it just shuts off -- no warning. But for the price, it's a great little speaker.

u/JakeMegaByte · 2 pointsr/videos

There are some very well built and cheap waterproof speakers for literally $30 that get loud. I'm pretty sure that extra $200 is just profit.

EDIT: here's the one

u/gravity523 · 2 pointsr/FireflyFestival
u/bensly · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I was hoping if be able to do this with my receiver, but it just wasn't possible. I ended up buying a cheaper Bluetooth speaker and it gets the job done perfectly running Spotify on my phone. Might be your best option as well

This is the speaker I bought if you're interested:
OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker

u/goodhur · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I personally use the Vaux speaker for the dot. Sound is ok not great. Good enough for podcasts and kitchen music it uses the aux cable. I don't have an echo to compare sound quality. Having the battery powered dot and speaker is nice. I use it way more than expected. The Vaux also has an additional aux in for plugging in another device. Haven't had much use for the additional aux in.

I also got taotronics 4.0 Bluetooth receiver for my existing stereo in the adjoining room. Pretty cool that it has an optical out and can be paired with more than one device. I can then route the audio to the stereo by saying "Alexa connect to speaker".

The Oontz angle series speakers are bad, a bit boomy though. However it is an option.

VAUX Cordless Home Speaker + Portable Battery for Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 Black/Carbon

TaoTronics Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver, Digital Optical TOSLINK and 3.5mm Wireless Audio Adapter for TV / Home Stereo System - aptX Low Latency

Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Next Generation Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker : Louder Volume 10W+, More Bass, Water Resistant, Perfect Speaker for Golf, Beach, Shower & Home (Black)

u/souprtrooper · 2 pointsr/Bluetooth_Speakers

OontZ Angle 3 New Enhanced Edition Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 100ft Wireless Range, Volume Booster AMP 10 Watts Power, Custom Bass Radiator, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound, IPX5 Splashproof

u/PopWhatMagnitude · 2 pointsr/CrappyDesign

It was this one by the way OontZ Angle 3.

Not sure if mine was gen 3 or not, my dad still uses it, but I upgraded because after like a year of full volume bass heavy songs I could just start to hear one of the speakers starting to go. But it's so slight my dad doesn't even hear it.

I'd set it on a little wash cloth or something if I needed to make it stay put.

u/rmsmoov · 2 pointsr/ShieldAndroidTV

I use the jbl live400bt .

They sound good for the price, the microphone isn't awesome. But bang for buck... pretty good.

If your not after a headset exactly ....
Consider this...

Key thoughts ...
Charge batteries while in use.
Transmit or receive,
Has internal battery.

How i use it
1# add Bluetooth TX to tv, game console, airplane seat, ect...

This is how I connect my bt headphones to the airplane. The seat has USB and audio for sound and charging.
Then your not tethered to the seat with wires everywhere.

Use to transmit to headphones in bed from tv or Media device.

2 add Bluetooth Rx to existing line input play from phone or Media device.

If your big old home stereo doesn't have Bluetooth.
If your car doesn't have Bluetooth but has line input jack for phone music...( Doesn't work for calls )

u/DJinOKC · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

I have one of these velcro'd to the top of my OGo:

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

And with the aptX low latency, I have virtually no sound latency. I'll be using it on my Quest, as well.

u/kevin12423 · 2 pointsr/iPhoneX

Anyone with a car or speakers without USB / Bluetooth do yourself a huge favor and buy one of these. Just plug the 3.5 mm cable into it and the car / speakers and you can connect your phone or whatever electronic through Bluetooth. It's what I used before I had carplay. It's seriously so much better than the shit dongle life.

TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

u/LB311 · 2 pointsr/razerphone

Don’t see any reason as to why Bluetooth doesn’t work, so I can’t help you there but you can try a combination of this and something like this, which can do the Bluetooth stuff for your phone. Not the most elegant solution but it should work for your car.

Edit: for some reason reddit broke hyperlinks completely on both platforms so and

u/warinthestars · 2 pointsr/audio

You'll probably want to try somthing like this (assuming your TV has a 3.5mm Headphone out:

In terms of audio quality. You're quality will only be as good as it's weakest point. Bluetooth is known more for convenience than audiophile quality.

u/SlightTower · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you're looking for something to use while docked, I'd be sure to check this list before deciding on one. Wireless USB Headsets are definitely not universally working.

If you're looking for something wireless to play in handheld, you'll probably have to pick up a bluetooth transmitter like the Genki one.

You could probably manage both if you get a bluetooth headset and a 3.5mm bluetooth transmitter instead. Those are going to be more unsightly plugged in though.

u/dscreations · 2 pointsr/headphones

You could get a bluetooth adapter like this one

u/CBNathanael · 2 pointsr/headphones

> I'm currently using the soundblaster E3.

And just for clarification, it's a receiver, not a transceiver. The only AptX transceivers I've seen will only transmit using AptX, not receive it.

I originally purchased this transceiver and learned that lesson the hard way ;)

Edit: read the description for that unit, and now it's saying it WILL do AptX in receiver mode...weird because mine most definitely does not.

u/machiz7888 · 2 pointsr/airpods

I ordered this last year for my Bose QC 30s. I absolutely love it for flying, I've used it several times between LA and NYC and Europe without issue.

I have yet to try it with my Airpods (I still use the QC 30s when I fly for noise cancellation) but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

u/IshimaruMakoto · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/layl0m0 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

First post coming out of lurking for ages and feel obligated to share as I'm on the same boat, found a Bluetooth transmitter solution on Amazon. Not ideal but for $35 bucks I will be somewhat no auxiliary-future-smartphone ready. Plugs into the aux port in the car and communicates thorough Bluetooth with my phone and tablet.

Direct link:

Could have other less expensive models if you search but this has been reliable for me.

Hope this helps!

u/AutoGeek3000 · 2 pointsr/apple

Yep, or plug it into the stereo 3.5mm input to receive audio from your phone. There is a switch to go between RX/TX:

I've had a few people on the plane ask me how I'm using my Airpods with the seatback system.

u/melonmizu · 2 pointsr/Doesthisexist

Yes but I’ve found that cheap ones are finicky.

I used this receiver/transmitter with my bluetooth speaker but theoretically you could connect one to itself cuz it has a switch to flip between receiving and transmitting. These things are battery powered and I leave mine plugged in so I don’t know how well it would fit your situation. But anywho it does exist in many forms

I’ve attached an amazon linkBluetooth transmitter/receiver

u/red286 · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Since it's BT 4.1, which by default has audio support, they've intentionally disabled it.

I'd recommend the MPOW BH045A if you can find one at a good price. Unfortunately, while it's $30 USD on, it's inexplicably $86 CAD on

u/w78342802 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Try this. Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver and Transmitter, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter, Pairing with 2 Bluetooth Headphones at Once in TX Mode, Built-in Mic for Hands-Free Calling in RX Mode

u/tunaman808 · 2 pointsr/AskTechnology

Yeah, this is quite a bit smaller, I think. I own an older version of that - same brand, but is a receiver only - and I'm pretty happy with it.

u/The_Keebla · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

This kinda adds Bluetooth to your car.

u/TheBlack_Swordsman · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I know this isn't what you asked for but I bought one of these and it works great so far. Let's you connect any 3.5mm to a Bluetooth receiver that's small and it has a mic you can talk through.

It's both a transmitter and receiver.

If you want a cheaper one that is only a receiver, this one will do.

u/FoferJ · 2 pointsr/AndroidTV

The lack of Bluetooth audio support on many (if not most) of Sony's AndroidTV's has been discussed and complained about for years now. It's there on only a handful of the most expensive sets, but the large majority of models doesn't have it (despite whatever "new" version of Android is installed.) It's disappointing. However, there is a cheap workaround. Get one of these and plug it into the TV's headphone (audio out) port. I have this one and it works fine, no lag.

u/HebrewHammer16 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm looking at a $200-$300 budget for my first system and have settled on an Audio Source AMP100VS 2 Channel amp and Micca MB42X speakers, plus speaker wire and an RCA adapter. I'm considering either just using the RCA adapter to plug into my iphone when I listen, or buying a bluetooth receiver like this. I'd be perfectly content to do this and call it a day, except that I'd worry that using such a receiver and streaming my music would put a low cap on the quality I'd hear and effectively waste the speaker/amp setup - is this fear founded? Is there something I'm missing here? Or will I be mostly fine to go ahead with that plan.


u/technomooney · 1 pointr/sennheiser

no.... they are just headphones.... you need a get an actual the one found here

u/carlwhatshisface · 1 pointr/PS4
  1. TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV / Home Sound System)

  2. KOTION EACH 2.0 USB External Sound Card Adapter for PC Laptop Windows Mac OS Linux, AFUNTA Audio Adapter Cable, No drivers Needed

    This is my exact setup for use with my qc35 over Bluetooth. You can plug in link 1 to the audio port and a mic to the mic port to get voice chat. I use my Bose qc25's inline mic cord as a mic. It still works as a mic even though it's not actually connected to any headphones.

    For wired voice chat with qc35, I connect my Bose qc25 cable with inline mic to my qc35. I plug that in to

  3. Maeline 3.5mm Female to 2 Male Gold Plated Headphone Mic Audio Y Splitter Flat Cable

    and plug that into link 1. Can confirm voice with the wired setup.

    I know it's complicated but it's what I came up with. I had the same question you did with the same amount of answers. So I hope this helps.

    I'll check later if I can just Bluetooth my voice to that splitter without inline mic. Can't test it now though.

u/Ynomeikiba · 1 pointr/Switch

I am not sure if Bluetooth transmitters also receive microphone input, but I use a Bluetooth earbud and this transmitter. The latency is low and the quality is good. If you have a Bluetooth headset already it saves some money, otherwise I also use this headset. This one is only one ear, but any headset should work.

I am also uncertain, but I think must USB headsets, even wireless, should work with the study regardless of if it says "Switch compatible," but I have no evidence to back my claim.

u/vairyn · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Not a BT transmitter specifically, but I've had several BT receivers and headsets over the years. I can say at least if you buy something cheap, expect it to perform poorly or not last long. Those transmitters around $30 look like they are middle of the market so you would probably have a decent time with it. As with all things you buy on Amazon though, see what other people say, the one OP mentioned has almost 1000 reviews and it is 4.5 stars. At first glance, that looks like a pretty good one. For more info, check the reviews themselves, since they are written by people who have used that. I think this one is the one OP has, maybe

u/murderfacejr · 1 pointr/audio

Your best bet would probably be to get a Bluetooth transmitter and attach it to the CD player of your choice. Something like this. It's probably going to be difficult to find a Standalone CD player that has a Bluetooth transmitter in it. You could maybe get a USB Bluetooth transmitter and play cds from a laptop or soemthing. You may also wish to just rip the discs she has into a lossless format, which could then be played from an MP3 player or phone.

u/Q50z · 1 pointr/infiniti

What I did was buy a transmitter with Bluetooth 5.0 from Amazon like the one below and connect it to the center console auxilary. There is no noticeable lag and the audio comes in louder too


u/RC531976 · 1 pointr/audio

This is pretty basic stuff. There won't be a significant difference between the cheapest and most expensive Bluetooth transmitter. Indeed, they likely have the same technology inside.

The "Amazon's Choice" gadget seems pretty nice to me. It can be used as a Transmitter or Receiver, and as a Transmitter, it can be paired with two receivers, etc.

Indeed. now that I did the research for you, I am going to buy one for myself. Thanks for the tip! :-)

u/picmandan · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

You can get a BT transmitter to add to the CD player, like this, for example. However, you may have better quality if you can use an aux connection. On the flip side, as this transmitter unit has aptX, so if your receiver accepts that protocol, the sound quality will be pretty good.

u/Supercharged_Z06 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

If it were me, I'd go for something really versatile/nice like the ES100:

But that might be overkill... still, it's a very nice little device with some amazing audio capability due to its built in DAC and great software. Lots of folks really like this device and for good reason.

A more budget friendly receiver (pretty plain and more utilitarian) would be something like:

u/battletaods · 1 pointr/headphones

Thanks a lot for suggesting those. I'm not too specific with sound (for games, certainly a little more picky with music) so I'll check out some reviews for the NuForce you mentioned. Also thank you very much for mentioning the aptx-LL codec - that's good information to have.

If you don't mind a follow up question, I'd now like to ask about the Bluetooth Transmitter. Right now I'm using a crappy USB dongle just to pair controllers with my PC. I'm sure that's not what I need in this case. So is this a "transmitter" that you're referring to? And after knowing what I'm looking to achieve with my IEMs, do you have any recommendations? I know you said the transmitter needs to also support aptx-LL, and the one I linked seems to say it has that. But just not sure if it's a good option. Usually the "Amazon Choice" stuff can be sketchy. Also does the Bluetooth version have any impact, say if the IEMs had a lower version and transmitter a higher version, or vice versa? I don't even know if this is a good budget for a transmitter, but I'd be willing to do $50 or less for a transmitter since the IEMs you recommended are only $150.

Thanks a ton for your help!

u/alch3m1stz · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Alternatively, you could hookup a bluetooth adapter to the chair and get a bluetooth transmitter for the switch like the genki one or if the tv has bluetooth audio already you just need a bluetooth adapter hooked up to the the chair.

Adapter you would need for chair:

Adapter for switch (didnt have the genki one on Amazon) :

u/SmilingBob2 · 1 pointr/Soundbars

A Bluetooth adapter can plug into the headphone jack and broadcast to multiple speakers. Of course, the TV has to have a headphone jack (some no longer do) and the speakers must be Bluetooth.

u/I_want_all_the_tacos · 1 pointr/headphones

Wait, why don't you just get those 2 in 1 transmitter+receiver units like this. You would need 2 of them.

So Reciver headphone output -> 1 unit in transmitter mode -> 1 unit in receiver mode -> headphones

u/6x9equals42 · 1 pointr/headphones

This adapter would work with the ipod. Some headphones are Vmoda Crossfade Wireless 2, B&W P7 Wireless, Audio Technica DSR7BT, Bose QC35 (doesn't sound as good as the others, but has noise cancelling)

u/Easy_Toe · 1 pointr/googlehome

So, the way I understand it, the Chromecast Audio only works for audio streams, if it is a video, it will not play the audio via the Chromecast Audio and the Video on a different device. They would probably be out of sync and it would be a terrible experience. What I think you want is a Bluetooth adapter for your home audio system. Like this: . This way, all audio from your GH will be sent through it (GH does not know it is not a speaker) to your home audio system.

u/kwixmusic · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Just as a heads up, because I think my audio solution is pretty great, I highly recommend checking out

and buying a bluetooth headset of your choice and just pair them together and attach the TaoTronics adaptor right to the side of the quest. This ALSO lets you attach the audio output of the quest to just about any bluetooth speaker as well, if you want to fill a room up with Quest sound.

There is no delay in Beat-saber, and it sounds much better than the stock speaker OR the earphones.

u/sniperlogik · 1 pointr/Zune

here is the transmitter and cord links from amazon. the pics are in the main zune thread. you'll see what it looks like.

transmitter link:

cord link:

u/waxandwane · 1 pointr/bluetooth

Is this any good? I don't want lag.

u/herrsmith · 1 pointr/headphones

Get a Bluetooth transmitter like this or this.

u/Lyeim · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I'm still kinda new to the audiophile stuff and only know about closed backs in the ~$100 range but I personally have a pair of Coolermaster mh752/1's and I'm loving those, they're amazingly comfy straight out of the box and the audio is very good for the price. Other than that I've read that the audiotechnica ath M40x has better audio than the mh752's but the pads have to be replaced before they're usable. For the mpow adapter [these] ( were the ones that were recommended to my by some other people. you can probably do a quick search for ~$200 headphones and just buy an adapter to go with it.

Edit: link fumbling


Edit 2: okay the link isnt getting fixed so im just gonna leave it

u/KtheAvenger · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

How long is the sale? Also idk much about how bluetooth works but what makes this one better than say these three 1 2 3 I guess the third one is the best one to compare it too. Please help

u/ElvisonD · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver and Transmitter, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter, Pairing with 2 Bluetooth Headphones At Once In TX Mode, Built-in Mic for Hands-free Calling in RX Mode

I bought something similar to this. The brand I had was called KINGTOP but Amazon doesn't have it anymore. It didn't have that bulky part in the 3.5 jack but it works with my wireless earphones.

u/codemotherfuckercode · 1 pointr/headphones

That gadget is $200.

How about these?

HE400i is $150 higher than my budget but I've found some large wired headphones below $100.

u/Fruitloop800 · 1 pointr/PS4

You should be able to connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones to the PS4 without much trouble I believe

or you could plug one of these directly into the controller and connect Bluetooth headphones to it (as long as it can be a transmitter and not just a receiver) but like I said they should be able to connect to the system without one.

u/Trey5169 · 1 pointr/computers

Sounds like you'll be looking for something similar to this:

(Note that I didn't shop around for the best product, it's just an example.)

It should turn 3.5 mm jack input --> bluetooth output, and vice versa.

u/kurozer0 · 1 pointr/ipad

I purchased a 3.5mm bluetooth transmitter that allows 2 sets of BT headphones. Now I just need to remember to also bring my USB-C to 3.5mm dongle.

u/easycure · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I havent tested it out out with bluetooth headpones yet, but i was able to pair up this tra smitter with a BT speaker and it worked well:

I use it in my car all the time, works has a receiver and transmitter, amd the audio jack is detachable, so you can replace it with a cable.

Just bought a new pair of bluetooth headpobes, I'm gonna test them out soon. If it works well enough, I plan o attaching the transmitter to the back of my hybrid case, and using a short cable to connect it to the switch that way, versus awkwardly bulging out from the top.

u/LSUenigma · 1 pointr/oneplus

A tiny bluetooth transmitter like this could help in that situation.

u/suhtom128 · 1 pointr/LogitechG

Shouldn't it just be as easy as putting a bluetooth receiver into the aux for the headphones?

Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver and Transmitter, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter, Pairing with 2 Bluetooth Headphones At Once In TX Mode, Built-in Mic for Hands-free Calling in RX Mode

u/CriticalNeck · 1 pointr/technology

The way Bluetooth works is strictly one-to-one. So, unfortunately, there's no easy way to just connect 2 sets of wireless headphones to your phone, for example. There are splitters though. This seems to be one of the most popular ones on Amazon, that would do what you want: Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver and Transmitter, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter

u/G65434-2_II · 1 pointr/headphones

>MPOW Streambot mini

>The buttons on the side allow me to change tracks with the press of only one button and if I hold them, it'll change the volume

I wonder if that's a newer or older model than the MPBH045A I have? Really nifty little thing! Just a shame it has the same ass-backwards functioning of the buttons as you say yours has - probably my only complaint about the unit. (well, an all-aluminium chassis and buttons would have been awesome, but then it wouldn't be a sub-$30 product...)

Seriously, who thinks these things up? The side buttons have a plus and minus sign moulded into them to begin. Single presses changes tracks and you have to try to remember to press and hold to change volume. They should have flipped the functions around. Or just have the main front button do all the traditional play/pause button functions - single press for play & pause, double press for next and triple press for previous track. But no... Double press re-dials last number and triple press does absolutely nothing. Wish the button functions could be configured.

u/SneezyDeezyMc_Deluxe · 1 pointr/GooglePixel
u/Bahamut0188 · 1 pointr/xboxone

This bluetooth adapter might work.

It has a transmitter mode that outputs audio from devices with a headphone jack over bluetooth. You may be able to plug it into the headphone jack on the bottom of the xbox one's controller.

u/asplodzor · 1 pointr/audio

You’re looking for an IEM system. That stands for In-Ear Monitor system, and it’s what stage musicians are increasingly using instead of monitor speakers. You already have the headphones, so you just need the transmitter station (what you’ll plug into your TV), and the bodypack (the part you plug your headphones into that typically clips onto your belt). The problem is these systems are expensive. $300 to $500 is pretty normal.

I did a bit of looking though, and found a wireless guitar jack that can double as an IEM system too. Watch this video from about 4:45 on: Seems like this will only set you back about $60. It might be mono though, rather than stereo.

If you want to keep looking around, this is a pro option that I have a lot of experience with: There are tons of knock-offs and other things all over Amazon too for a lot less money. There’s no particular one I can recommend over the others though.

Edit: to answer your actual question though: this is a Bluetooth transmitter and receiver: You would have to buy two: one to receive and one to transmit. I honestly can’t recommend it though. The audio quality isn’t great, and the volume steps are too gross (you can’t turn it down quiet enough for my taste). Also, there will be noticeable audio delay, as others have mentioned.

u/paulfinebaumsglasses · 1 pointr/GalaxyNote8

I'm using this... Plug into it instead of the head phone jack on your phone and connect to it via Bluetooth. I just started using it and it works great. Don't know about battery life but if you already have a car charger it shouldn't be a big problem.

u/GlancingArc · 1 pointr/headphones

I did something similar to what you are trying to do with my ath-m40x's

I took one of these

With one of these

And I used some adhesive magnets on the side of the headphone and the side of the receiver to attach it to the outside.

You will also need to modify the input by removing the locking mechanism from the headphone input. Then insert one of these

So that you have a 3.5mm out. It is useful and the headphones are now bluetooth but I wouldn't call it an elegant solution. This may also fuck with your headphones since they are open back but I doubt it would hurt the sound.

Edit* image of my headphones

u/vincentcarguy · 1 pointr/headphones

Replacing pads on the SHP9500 is not that difficult, just a little more involved. There is the Shure 1540 pad which is made from Alcantara and very nice, a little better than velour for comfort/breathable feeling. Only thing is they are darker sounding and really require you to peel off the foam backing (tedious work) to get rid of the slight veil/muffled quality they have. The Shure 1840 velour pads are my preference as they retain the stock sound but are more comfortable than stock and with custom attenuator placed in the pads the bass is what it should be. The 1840 pads are also 1/2 the price of the 1540 pads.

As for sheepskin, I have always found it better than pleather for breathability, but velour is best along with whatever Sennheiser uses for their HD700 pads.

For $30 you can get a highly regarded Bluetooth adapter to make the M40X, SHP9500, or any other headphone, wireless:

SHP9500S + 1540 pads + MPOW + Boom PRO mic would be around $150...

u/mrchicano209 · 1 pointr/Android

That was the first thing that came in mind and my solution was buying a tiny Bluetooth adapter for my car and some badass Bluetooth earphones. Took a bit to getting use to but life has actually been a lot easier with these two cheap easy solutions and no longer having to deal with an extra cable. Haven't dealt with any connection issues too, just switch on Bluetooth and they connect right away and have awesome sound quality.

u/Baldoor-E100 · 1 pointr/headphones

by buying a bluetooth transmitter... or simply using a different headphone

u/eecsasdf · 1 pointr/headphones

I use this and experience no distortion using my Nintendo Switch headphone jack.

u/buzzkill_aldrin · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I'll give you the voice chat, but how is something like this not portable?

u/ezmobee_work · 1 pointr/gadgets

I got the newer Logitech one and it works awesome. It was between that and the cheaper Belkin one but the reviews on the Belkin were pretty bad.

u/psyki · 1 pointr/Android

I haven't tried it myself, but the reviews on Amazon for this Logitech adapter regarding audio quality seemed to be the highest of all the ones I looked at.

u/discdigger · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I just use a bluetooth receiver, like this:

I can send music from my desktop, from my laptop, or from my phone.

u/andersonmatt1125 · 1 pointr/gifs

I got a Logitech bluetooth reciever and hooked it up to a pair of decent speakers. It's working very well. The lag caused by the bluetooth doesn't matter for music, and is honestly barely noticeable when watching videos.

u/thesneakywalrus · 1 pointr/audiophile

Nope, in that setup headphones are your friend.

On the go I use a portable USB DAC that seems to have enough oomph to drive my AKG's.

I've got four audio setups around the house, and if I'm on the laptop I'll just connect to them via bluetooth (I use bluetooth dongles like this)

u/volando34 · 1 pointr/Android

Honestly, don't do it. Audio over BlueTooth sounds terrible if you actually care for your music experience. The signal is compressed in a very lossy way, sounds like the source is in a tunnel. This is not an "audiophile vs normal person" argument, you WILL hear the difference between a $1 monoprice audio cable and any sort of wireless connection that you set up. The Belkin and Logitech devices linked below are pretty much equivalent, and equally bad in this respect.

Here's a CNET article that confirms this.

p.s. AirPlay uses some sort of wifi protocol, not BT, so it's noticeably better, but we don't have a lot of options for that in the non-fruit world.

u/madreus · 1 pointr/GalaxyNexus

To use in your car. For what I've read, I think this is the best one:

The only problem is that it only allows to connect one bluetooth device (it says multi-pairing but check the first review)

Tip: If you buy it, take it to a auto-stereo shop and connect the power supply to the key and the audio cable directly to the head-unit instead of using your auxiliary port. That way your charging and aux ports will be unoccupied for future uses.

For your home: I have this one, is great:

u/ins0mn1a · 1 pointr/Android

i am considering getting a bluetooth speaker adapter, for example this one. cheaper than getting a new sound system with wireless capability, especially if you already have decent amp & speakers and no other reason to change them.

u/fatiSar · 1 pointr/audio

TV - Panasonic VIERA TC-L47E50

Amplifier - LP-2020A+ Lepai

Analog Audio Source - Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter

Digital A/V Source - Apple TV

Speakers - Micca MB42 Bookshelf Speakers

The TV does have an optical audio out, which leaves me in the same position as before; as well as a component audio out, which bumps me up a step in that I don't need a DAC anymore, but I'd still need a selector. Obviously that's no big deal, I could easily get one, but if I can be finicky for a moment - I'm fixated on the notion of having the scheme outlined above.

I'm starting to strongly consider the DIY route, and maybe even integrating the DAC into the amplifier, with both analog and digital inputs, and a switch for source selection. Do you have any resources you've used in the past that you think might be helpful for this?

u/taters_n_gravy · 1 pointr/hometheater
  • put the PC by the receiver instead
  • buy a wireless mouse and keyboard
  • buy this for your ipad/phones/etc
u/disastar · 1 pointr/Android

Instead of buying another computer, could you just purchase a bluetooth music receiver and plug it into your speakers? Something like this:

There are cheaper ones from Belkin and Britelink on Amazon, but some of the reviews make me wary.

Monoprice sells this one (no battery), and it has decent reviews:

They also have a battery powered version for additional portability:

u/SGT3386 · 1 pointr/gadgets

I have had this model since Generation 1 back in 2011. Range is awesome, simple one touch pairing. Can control volume from smartphone or PC, which is what I use it for when I want to play music in my house for parties and such. You also have the option to use 3.5mm or RCA cables to hook up to an amp. The price of this device fluctuates between $40 to $60 all the time. Right now it is at a good price for $40. I apologize in advance if this is what you are not looking for, but I am 95% certain this is what you're asking for. -

u/davemchine · 1 pointr/audiophile

I can't speak for the Sony but I have used the Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth Audio Devices for the same purpose. Similar size and price point. It worked very well, sounded good, but I did not enjoy the constant reconnection process.

u/klarno · 1 pointr/headphones

No, the Sys and other passive preamplifiers like the JDS OL Switcher have a high output impedance (KOhm range) and are not suitable to connect any headphones to directly. I guess you can leave the volume at max, but then it’s kind of a waste.

I’d go with a simple switch. I have one of these and it works quite well:

u/TimeTravellerSmith · 1 pointr/buildapc

Personally I've been planning on getting something like this when I get fed up with plugging/unplugging my headphones into the front of my case.

But you should be able to plug the speakers in the back, and cans in the front and just use the "Playback Devices" option when you right click on your volume slider to switch back and forth between them. You can do it through the mixer as well (button on the bottom of the volume slider).

> say chrome with Youtube or spotify to play from the speakers while I've got Teamspeak or a game going through my headphones.

If by this you mean doing it all at the same time...I'm not sure if you can do that. There's probably software out there to do it, but I'm not aware of any. All I know for sure is that you can switch outputs for everything via the options above.

u/therobert93 · 1 pointr/buildapc

It's a tad pricy for such a simple thing but I have this mounted under my desk.

I have it after my mixamp so I get the quality boost on both that I couldn't get with a software solution

u/monitorhunter · 1 pointr/buildapc

From my looking in the past 3.5mm switchers are not that common. Here is a 2 channel switch.


You could also DIY one if your so inclined. It's really simple circuitry. It's just 1 signal coming in and being sent to different outputs depending on the position of the switch.

u/elginkevin · 1 pointr/amazonecho
u/dagmar31 · 1 pointr/headphones

I found this, but it seems a bit pricey.

I think its fairly easy to DIY though and some googling brought up several results

u/SirCarrington · 1 pointr/techsupport
u/Bill_Money · 1 pointr/hometheater

My asshole advice: buy a receiver & legit speakers not trash PC speakers

My legitimate advice: have everything feed into PC then get something like this to switch between audio out of TV & Bluetooth receiver

u/brazen8 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I have this a/b switch. Is this what your looking for?

Sescom SES-IPOD-AB iPod Stereo Audio MP3 FLAC WMA Player A/B Switch 3.5mm (1/8)

u/skrilly01 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Not very visually pleasing, but I found this

u/Starionn · 1 pointr/headphones

Well, the Yeti (for example) has a headphone port in the mic, so that's an option, but I don't know personally how well that would drive the headphones. It should prevent the buzzing, at least. That's about $90/98£ (just looking at US/UK Amazon, I don't know exactly where you live).

You could also look into some FiiO/Topping amps and dacs, but the Topping especially will start to push your budget.

Thirdly, you could try the speaker output on the back of your computer, instead of the case header headphone port. The header port typically has to run from the front of your case, through your case, onto a header on the motherboard, and it can pickup on all kinds of EMI. If they work out the back of your computer, and you don't want to have to physically plug/unplug each time, you could run a cable from your computer to this ( ), and then plug your headphones AND speakers into it, and switch it back and forth with that. Or just use a plain splitter, and turn your speakers down when you're using your headphones, but that leaves your headphones always "on".

u/MrEleventy · 1 pointr/headphones

It's on Amazon. It's not cheap...

You can try making your own. Here's a guide.

u/psychojeremy · 1 pointr/PCSound

You could get a switch for your headphones and speakers.

u/Dreyka1 · 1 pointr/headphones


Anything special about that A/B switch? This person is complaining about the internals of this switch.

u/Equinoxe · 1 pointr/audiophile

You understand correctly. Something like the Cables to Go audio/video selector switch or Recton VS1002 A/V switcher would work well, but have a look at some other options as there may well be something a little more compact or that looks better. Also search for "a/b switch". You could even use this tiny Sescom A/B switch.

u/qwertyguyasdf · 1 pointr/audio

I love you and I'm embarrassed that never came up in my searches. That is EXACTLY what I want, even though it's expensive. I found one accepting 3.5mm here by the same company.

Edit: And here's an even more barebones one for only $3. Thank you so much for guiding me with the right keywords!! I know to search for "Audio A/B switch" thanks to you.

u/JamesDaquiri · 1 pointr/audiophile

Basically what im looking for is a usb dac that is very simple in design, all im looking for is a volume wheel and a single aux jack output at the least, going to be using this with a simple a/b aux jack switch; and the seinheiser 598s

Does anyone have any good suggestions.

u/Nakedcrazyman · 1 pointr/preppers

Most of the prepper authors tout Baoefung like this:

I don't own enough beans and bullets and medical supplies to worry about it yet.

u/Firebird_Ignition · 1 pointr/freeflight

This is the best solution I have found. Both PTT's have a "helmet" mounted button that is easy to use while flying (without letting go of the brakes).


Baofeng UV-5r


UK Intech PTT (high quality German PTT)


Parasupply PTT (medium quality Chinese PTT)

u/sillycyco · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Well, it won't be illegal to order anything under the regulations, nor will it be illegal to have them shipped to you. I don't think this would be a customs issue at all. Customs doesn't know whether each item has received approval for sale, just as they don't know if the CE, UL , FCC, etc. markings are valid on devices.

The onus would be on the seller, they would be breaking the rules, but the item itself would not be illegal to possess.

There are already tons of items that have dodgy approval markings on them. Customs doesn't care. They are interested in finding contraband, not figuring out whether device A, with this certain chipset, was approved for sale, while device B, with this other chipset, was not.

For instance, this radio makes you a criminal the moment you hit the transmit button on certain bands. It is not part approved for communications on HAM frequencies, and you must possess a HAM license to use it if it was part approved. It is sold on Amazon and is hugely popular.

u/kjsgss06 · 1 pointr/vandwellers

They're cheap as far as HAM radios go. If I lose/damage/destroy or otherwise mangle my Baofeng radio I could really care less.

u/TheChemistAstronaut · 1 pointr/amateurradio

Good day everyone!

I just have a quick question about the "accuracy" of the Tx frequency shown on a radio display.I'm planning to purchase the Baofeng UV-5R (Link below) as my first handheld transceiver.

I was wondering, if I select 453.212 MHz as my transmission frequency on the display, what frequencies am I actually transmitting on? Would someone on 453.213, 453.222, or 453.312 be able to hear my transmission?

In other words, what is the accuracy of the transmitter?


Link to Amazon page for the UV-5R that I am planning to purchase.

u/bengals02 · 1 pointr/amateurradio

I need help choosing my first radio. I want to get it just after my exam in late December (after Christmas) so that I can order it right after I get my license (hopefully!). I've narrowed it down to 4 radios. I'm on a bit of a budget, so that's why I'm going really cheap.

  1. [Baofeng UV-5RA] (

  2. [BaoFeng UV-5RE] (

  3. [Baofeng UV5R] (

  4. [BaoFeng UV-5RB] (

    This list is in no particular order but I would prefer to get the UV-RE because I want the emergancy alerts and the flashlight (I'm not sure if any of the other ones have those).

    I have also found what seems to be a [good, cheap antenna] (, an NA-771, but I would like to know if there are any better, cheaper ones out there that connect to the radios I stated above.

    My price range for everything is about $45, but I will go to $55 if I have to. I would also be open to any better radios out there that are within my price range. Thanks in advance for your help!

    Tl;dr - I need a $45 radio and I need you guys to help me decide on one, or lean me towards another one.
u/Minizman12 · 1 pointr/airsoft

Second this, most milsims ive gone to require a radio to enter the field. this is the style of radio you'll encounter most in MILSIM.

u/Sky_Lobster · 1 pointr/amateurradio

I'm new to this subreddit, and I'm sorry if this is a dumb question. I live in a rural area in Virginia, and my in-laws live 10 miles away as the crow flies, with heavy woods inbetween. I'm wondering if there is a good entry-level radio that I could purchase via Amazon Prime one-day shipping to let us communicate if there is a power/internet outage. Specifically, I'm looking at these two radios:

BaoFeng Radio

Motorola radio pair

Would either of these accomplish what I'm trying to do? I'm happy to pay and get licensed after the storm, just looking for a last minute solution. 🤔

u/tube_radio · 1 pointr/pics

You could have bought THREE handheld transceivers with that money!

u/yelow13 · 1 pointr/thewalkingdead

Lol you can buy that radio for $27 on amazon. It's pretty much the cheapest programmable radio you can buy

u/UncleSam89 · 1 pointr/hab

Sorry to keep bothering you, but would this work?

Includes receiving of 144Mhz. And is there somewhere that has a tutorial on how set it up to listen to my callsign?

u/wilk8940 · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

These Baofeng. Be careful though as they have access to the HAM frequencies which are illegal to talk on without an ARRL license. If you stick to the lower bands that standard walkies use its fine though. I can't remember off hand the range that walkies use but its easy enough to google them.

u/DJWalnut · 1 pointr/Anarchism

> Bring a burner phone.

I was just thinking, why not buy two war radios for communication needs at protests? unless you need to call for delivery pizza there's no need for a device vulnerable to a stingray.

u/lukepighetti · 1 pointr/VEDC

UV-5R, small axe, 3/8 socket set, random pipe, water bottles, tow strap, mosquito repellant, hi-lift jack with liftmate, moving blanket, tarp, paracord, aerokroil

if I had to pick three things it would be the UV5R, blanket, socket set, paracord. see what I did there?

u/johnnybgoode · 1 pointr/CCW

Yeah, this radio is probably the most popular starter radio. That works on the 2M band which has a range of a couple miles. There are a lot of repeaters in the 2M band, though, if you live near a big city in the US. Many are networked with other repeaters, too, so it's possible to talk with people all over the US via 2M.

In general, ham radio is for whatever you want it to be for. In terms of practical uses, it's used for communication while on the road (similar to CB), communication in disasters/emergencies, or communication while hunting/camping/hiking. It's also used for more casual purposes to talk to astronauts on the ISS or to chat with other random operators in other countries across the globe. Global communication requires use of a lower frequency than the 2M band, though, so that sort of thing isn't possible with a handheld. Many people also have fun building their own antennas and tinkering with radios and that sort of thing.

Most ham radios have a scan mode, but they are terribly slow. Mine is barely faster than one frequency hop per second. If you want to stay up on traffic/police events and that sort of thing, you're better off with a dedicated scanner or hitting the CB frequencies. Also, in my area the emergency services have switched to a digital trunked system, so there's no way to pick it up with an analog radio. It's still possible to listen to digital systems (as long as they aren't encrypted) but you need special equipment.

You can have a radio and listen/scan without a license. The only thing regulated by the FCC is the act of transmitting.

Be sure to check out /r/amateurradio

u/Haggis67 · 1 pointr/bugout
u/soawesomejohn · 1 pointr/HamRadio

Here you go.

But none of these toys are going to be "2 meter" or very far distance.

About the cheapest/most portable 2m text messaging once can setup is a combination of 3 devices:

  • UV-5R Radio
  • Mobilink BT TNC
  • APRS Droid

    With this, I can use an app on my phone to send APRS text messages through my 2M radio and it will get relayed all over. Someone with a similar setup or computer can receive and reply. No cell phone plan needed.
u/tacticaltaco · 1 pointr/RTLSDR

No problem with the info. Glad to help. /r/amateurradio is a pretty helpful sub if you want to try it out.

A good first radio to cut your teeth on is the Baofeng UV-5R. It's cheap and kinda sucks but at $30 price point nothing else comes close. You must get the USB programming cable. A better antenna is a good idea too. I've been using mine to try and hit the ISS lately.

u/millzner · 1 pointr/amateurradio

Using a Nagoya UT-72 Mobile Antenna) with a Baofeng UV5R

I bought this antenna to improve my reception for when transmitting inside my apartment. It is 19" high and has a 14' feed line. Basically, I mount this thing outside my window so that I can transmit and receive freely without the physical interference of being inside. It is, however, still on the side of a building. I have tested all of the repeaters stored in my radio(in or around Portland) and I can hit about 9 of them, all located either 1 or 2 miles east or west of me. My question is, is this expected given the mounting location(on the south side and second story of a 4 story building), or am I experience significant losses from the feed line. I have not tested transmitting with the stock antenna, but it almost seems that reception is better with it.

u/bunnygn · 1 pointr/Survival

You made a super-awesome and useful gift, but you know a Baofeng radio isn't that pricey . . . and look it will ship in time for Xmas!

u/jepensedoucjsuis · 1 pointr/GoRVing

I'm looking at one on Amazon and is it really only 25 bucks? Or am I looking at a clone/knockoff?

BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

u/RandyWe2 · 1 pointr/NASCAR
u/LunaticNik · 1 pointr/Karting

Awesome! Thanks for the input. I ended up going with a pair of these.

u/CarlCasper · 1 pointr/rva

Yeah but you don't have to spend much at all to just put your toe in the water. Study for and pass the entry level technician exam (which is super easy, it's a memorization effort) and get an inexpensive 5 watt handheld that can reach your nearest repeater and you are on your way for well under $50. It's fun.

u/piggybankcowboy · 1 pointr/casualiama

Random, I thought it was the same across the board. In my state it's $14 per test session, not test, so if you wanted to take all three tests in one go, you could.

Look into the Baofengs, especially the UV-5R which just dropped in price. Very easy to use, and easy to program, all you need is to know where your local repeaters are. If you want, toss a mag-mount antenna on to it, which you can pick up for like $17. Or, you can make one from a coffee can.

At the very least, this little radio will get you on the repeaters and chatting with other local hams. My advice to to start setting aside money for a better radio as soon as possible, though, wait around for a ham fest you can go to or keep an eye on Estate/Garage sales.

There are also a number of apps that will let you play radio more or less for free. EchoLink, HamSphere, stuff like that. But you need to have your callsign to use them.

u/Buss1000 · 1 pointr/amateurradio

This is definitely what ham radio is made for.

You didn't talk about the terrain or the area you need to cover, but for local stuff a simple VHF or UHF setups cover that.

If simplex can't cover it often repeaters go unused like in my area, and can be happily used like I do from my basement 10 miles away with a handheld radio. I've heard of people using it over 30 miles eaily with a mobile setup.

If that doesn't cover it I do know a few people that do HF mobile, but I don't have much experience with that. It has some challenges, but is similar to a mobile VHF/UHF setup.

Look for local clubs, and see where repeaters are. Get everyone licensed; general if you want to do HF stuff for fun later, but IMO just go as far as you can as the license is for life as long as you remember to renew it. HT Boafangs are pretty cheap to get started with, plus at least one programing cable to use with Chirp software, then some better antenna can help too.

A mobile setup is similar I'd say to a CB one. You have a unit that you put in your car and then have fun trying to mount the antenna (drilling vs magmount). Universal radio, DX Engineering, and Ham Radio Outlet are common places to buy equipment.

Anything else?

u/cmcguinness · 1 pointr/orlando

Let me toss this one in:

Get an amateur radio license and a radio like this:

It's dirt cheap and you can reach miles away. In most counties there's a direct connection to the emergency operations center over ham radio. The radio also picks up weather radio (very handy) and a bunch of other stuff, so it's great for situational awareness even if you aren't talking to anyone.

If you're a bit technical the license test is easy to pass.

u/grendelt · 1 pointr/amateurradio

Does he have a handheld radio?
If not, Amazon has the Baofeng UV5R or Baofeng UV-5RA for less than $35 each (same radio, just different styling - I have the UV5R).
May we (I) also recommend getting this $7 programming cable so he can program it from his computer (easier than doing it by hand). And this $8 antenna will allow the radio to perform better than the one it comes with.

If he does not already have a radio like this, such a gift would surely surprise him and keep him busy all during Christmas.

u/Slightlyevolved · 1 pointr/MaliciousCompliance

I know this was a few days ago, but things have really changed in the cost area for HAM radio. Heck, I just picked up a new dual tuner, multi-band handheld for under $30 on Amazon. Quality Chinese radios from the likes of BaoFeng really changed the game.

I added $12 for the programming cable/software, and it already came with a LiPo battery. This thing can run for more than 24hrs on a single charge, to boot.

Yeah, for critical work, competition, etc; you'd want Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu, etc; but for someone just getting in to HAM? No contest.

u/JU570 · 1 pointr/Survival

I looked into the UV5R series and I think I might go with the original. What do you think?

u/strange_puppy · 1 pointr/gadgets

I'm a bit late to the party but OP if you want something similar to a walkie talkie style communication you might want to check out HAM radio. Me and a few friends have these BaoFeng radios (link below). Pretty cheap $32 and very far range since it's using repeatedr stations (which are towers that you can use to communicate farther). Depending on certain types of setup you can reach people from different countries. You would need to get a HAM license but it's very easy to get.
Plus no monthly subscription fee :]

If your interested maybe check out r/hamradio or r/amateurradio

Link to BaoFeng radios.

u/geekandwife · 1 pointr/airsoft

I use a baofeng and it is your pretty much best pick for a airsoft radio.

From there you have to decide what type of headset or mic you want. Top end is bone conduction headset or a throat mic, I myself just use a shoulder mic as I am not a stealth player.

u/proxpi · 1 pointr/CommercialAV

It's not fancy but as long as you don't need interactivity it should be okay...

u/LikesFemales · 1 pointr/torrents

How good is the Pi compared to something like the Micca Speck, or other media players like so?

u/Anwn · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Seems to be in stock at Amazon in the US.

Says they can deliver it tomorrow.

u/phelpsmeister · 1 pointr/halloween

Here is a video link to our setup last year using the AtmosFX singing pumpkins. We also had another projector running in a window above the garage that was ghosts floating by. As far as your question, you get what you pay for on the projectors. I bought a $40 one off ebay and it was a total waste of money. I have had good luck buying projectors via local online auctions, or estate sales.

For media player I use a MICCA Media Player. Works like a champ.

I hid it all in a tombstone I made using a foam board for HomeDepot.

u/jefuchs · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Another thing I'd consider is a fake fireplace with a pc monitor where the firebox would be. Add a cheap thumb drive media player, with this video loaded on it.

u/ChernobogSkull · 1 pointr/vjing

Something as simple and inexpensive as a Micca Speck might do the job for you. They are relatively versatile, and Amazon sells them in the $40 range -

With inexpensive devices like these, though, I recommend getting backup units in case of issues.

u/undbex24 · 1 pointr/megalinks

Usb drive-> Box -> HDMI-> TV

This is the box:

u/MrMajors · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Too bad they dropped the ball on WDTV improvements and updates. Made playback so simple. I have this queued up in my Amazon wish list in case my WDTV goes down for emergency playback purposes:

Been looking at the Nvidia Shield. I need the audio SPDIF pass through for my older 5.1 surround sound system. Been following the Nvidia Shield forums recently but the last few updates seemed to cause a number of conflicts.

Newegg is offering a free remote with the 16GB Shield right now:

u/nimr0d · 1 pointr/htpc

On 2nd thought I might just go for something like this:

I can easily swap USB drives to put new movies on. Has a super basic interface (pretty much just a file list) and remote. And if somehow something gets messed up, I can just have them unplug it and plug it back in, and we're back to normal.

u/SoFukYouJobu · 1 pointr/Piracy is a similar setup for 40 bucks, can handle sd cards or usb, so even if you have a smaller drive, it'll do the job too.

Isn't as refined as WD is, but it works well too

u/greatm31 · 1 pointr/gadgets

I would like to be able to play large (20GB+) MKV files on my TV (via HDMI) directly from a portable hard drive. Are there any cheap devices that let you do this? I've found this on amazon but it's limited to 4GB files:

u/Whitey_Bulger · 1 pointr/kodi

Not for Kodi, but for playback off USB drives in hotel rooms, I use and recommend the Micca Speck G2.

u/pokingoking · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Most new TVs have USB ports built in. Since you said you have a smart tv with ethernet, sounds like it's a newer TV. Look on the back of it. You can probably just plug a flash drive into and play directly on the TV.

If that's not an option there are digital media players like this. I've had things like this in the past. Download all you want to an external hard drive, plug it into this and you can play whatever you want on your TV.

They are pretty cheap and you can probably get one on eBay for next to nothing. Actually the one I have now is a Sony blu-ray player that has a wired internet connection plus the USB port so I can use it for basically any type of media or streaming service plus blu-rays and dvds. Cost me $35 new from eBay.

u/Aquifel · 1 pointr/techsupport

Hmm, i did a quick search on your behalf. I found the manual for your TV here, but, i couldn't find anything to help on it, any subtitle sections don't seem to apply to USB media.

I did find a few people complaining about the same thing on similar models with no applicable solutions. Mostly, the only solution found was hardcoding or embedding which we don't want to do, it is a ton of work if you have a big collection, i wouldn't want to either. I was really hoping for a free solution but, looks like we may be out of luck on that front.

You could get a Nexus Player (around $40-50 in the US, depending on sales) and install Kodi on it, it does support external hard drives now, although you would need to buy a USB OTG cable as well (very cheap, like $5). Alternatively, /u/mrdaniellee and /u/OSPFv3 have good ideas but, it may require a good bit more setup.

This seems like it's exactly what you want ($40 in the US):
However, i've never heard of this thing or even this brand, it may be a giant POS.

u/brian4120 · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Honestly we've been using Samsung commercial 55" TVs and either SFF desktops or Micca Speck G2 media players.

u/theeeric · 1 pointr/ProAudiovisual

We've got four of these. They work great.
One word of caution the output is exactly 60 fps NOT 59.94.
Your monitor won't care but if you try to feed something that needs 59.94 you are out of luck.

u/Avuja · 1 pointr/PS3

Lame, sorry man. Maybe one of these? Got one for my dad, works fine for HD stuff.

u/T_P_H_ · 1 pointr/StLouis

P.S. In house advertising.

You've got people in your bar, why not advertise to them. If you have MS Office learn power point. Create your slides of what you want to promote (I usually do it the start of every month for the upcoming months bands, food specials ect).

Save as a 720p video. Throw it on a USB stick and plug it into a cheap media player (like this

Connect it to a TV in your bar.

u/j0hnc0ry · 1 pointr/GoRVing

I tried the pi route and the plex route. I recommend one of these, if only for a backup. It plays off USB drives or SD cards. The UI isn't as fancy as Kodi or Plex, but it's rock solid reliable and my wife doesn't get frustrated by it. You can also separate the audio out as analog (3.5 mm aux out) while pushing the video through HDMI, which helps if you want to route the audio to your campers speakers.

u/mrnahum · 1 pointr/hometheater

A couple of things to consider....

  • The media that you have, what video and audio codec is it and what container is used? Will an Amazon Fire be able to play the content natively?

  • If the answer to the above question is "no," then you will want your storage to also be able to transcode the media. Plex does this pretty well, but you'll want something a little more powerful than what you're looking at.

  • there are a couple of NAS that are powerful enough to transcode your media, depending on how many devices you want to serve to. QNAP and Synology come to mind, but you're looking at more $$$

    Another option is to buy something like this:

    which can play media off of an external hard drive
u/sterski · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Wow very cool! Thanks. Have just ordered a similar one which had loads more reviews and 4.5/5;

u/SBC44 · 1 pointr/CarAV

I have found that playing video through something like this connected through the rear AV input is so much more reliable. So far I haven't found any codec/format/container that it hasn't been able to play.

u/materix01 · 1 pointr/headphones

Mee has their own website. Found on Amazon as well.

EDIT: On Amazon UK, I could only find these but not sure how they compare even though it's the same company.

u/draavk · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I would say you need more information.

Is he an audiophile? Is he looking for something that plays in multiple places through out his house (like a Sonos?)

I would look towards something like what's showing up here:
List Of Amazon wireless speakers

Because honestly, some of those in the articles listed by others may be complete overkill.

The OontZ looks really nice - I might get one based on the feedback I'm reading there.

u/wolf39us · 1 pointr/hometheater

Wireless Transmitter

3.5mm Female to RCA *Unless the TV has a 3.5mm headphone port.

Wireless Speaker

I can't imagine grandma cares much about audio quality. If I were to go a cheap route that gets the job done, these two would probably be it.

u/dolphicorn · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I have mine paired with the Oontz Angle 3 ( which is about 30 bucks and it works great. You can leave it plugged in all the time if you'd like, but the included cable is only a few inches long so it must be close to its power supply.

u/kushwonderland · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I had to also get one of these to have it be loud enough to be heard in the shower.

u/WutangCND · 1 pointr/Android
u/andypandyfosho · 1 pointr/Arcade1Up

After modding my cabinet (ETA Prime Mod). I didn't want to use the stock speaker so I ended up buying this wireless Bluetooth speaker.

I plugged it in with a standard aux cord into the HDMI board and it works perfectly. I have it mounted on top of the cabinet low enough where it is not visible.

u/cH3x · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I leave my Oontz Angle 3 on all the time (, connected to my Dot via bluetooth. Works great.

u/1dirtypanda · 1 pointr/PrimeDay2016

A total of 7 separate orders. It was a bit annoying because I was mostly on my phone and the mobile apps/chrome wouldn't load properly. Also I would have preferred to bundle orders but oh well. or try to use more coupons but they only give you so many minutes in the cart and sometimes the next item that you're waiting for a deal to start is right outside that window.

u/Pluntax · 1 pointr/Bluetooth_Speakers

Not sure where you got the advice format because it doesn't make much sense for a bluetooth speaker. but at this budget you might have more luck buying used. But , a Tribit XSound go on eBay is $27 with free shipping.

Other than that, under $20 there are the Anker Soundcore Speakers. The Soundcore Motion B is $20 flat right now. Also, the older original Soundcore is $24 at the moment.

u/Hrafnstrom · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

Thank you! I've considered Z120s as well as some other Logitech speakers, they do have good options. The problem is, I sometimes use my laptop away from my desk, like in my bed, that's when wirelessness comes in handy. Also, I might use it the my kitchen too from time to time. So, yes, I won't be using bluetooth features always but, in my case, it is a must.

And what do you think of Anker Soundcore or Cambridge Soundworks?

u/Speedogomer · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Just buy this then.

I have one. It sucks, but it is about the only thing that will meet your criteria for under $50 Canadian.

u/QuadFecta_ · 1 pointr/buildapc

Im looking for recommendations on some average wireless pc speakers. preferably small but I won't be too picky. Anyone have wireless speakers you would recommend?

I was thinking something like this Anker bluetooth speaker but idk if these work well with pc's.

u/Harlson · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I was going to say I could send you an Anker Soundcore for like twenty bucks but they're almost already at that price with coupon. I own a couple and they sound great Anker Soundcore

u/raistlin65 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Overall, it seems like you're really sidetracked here. You're not supposed to be listening to music. You just need it for background. A $25 Bluetooth speaker ought to do the job. I know that if I had had a good sounding speaker system there with me playing while I was trying to study for my preliminary exams, I wouldn't have gotten the work done. lol

Anker Soundcore

If you're afraid your phone will run out of juice, get a $20 power bank

u/ericformansbasement · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife
u/cmlaney · 1 pointr/amazonecho

No, the code is for the full size, gen 1 soundcore.

u/iks-10 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

I have this one but it's a bit above your budget so check this one out, also made by anker

u/ThatGuyinHouston · 1 pointr/houston

Many people are commenting as if OP asked generally about radio and sources of music. I get that. Makes sense.

I listen to Dean and Rog in the mornings via Tune In via Alexa Dot, over a decent Anker Bluetooth speaker and/or my home stereo, but as soon as a commercial starts, I stop it.

I start my morning with, "Alexa, flash briefing." Then I get headlines from NPR, the weather from KPRC (Ch. 2), and local headlines from ABC-13. (I've configured the news brief via the Alexa app on my phone.)

When commercials play on The Eagle, I switch to NPR or to one of my Amazon music playlists or channels.

In the truck, I usually start with NPR, but I'll hop around through the classic rock radio stations and even some of the C & W. Or I'll play my music via the Google Play app.

u/gingermilkshake · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

I’ve been using this little Anker one- pretty small but still pumps out some decent volume!

u/aramblingmind · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I just use an Anker speaker. A friend recommended it, and it's been a great choice.

The battery lasts for a loooooong time. It is supposed to last for up to 24 hours on a full charge.

The sound is pretty good. I live in an apartment, so I don't need anything huge, and this one is more than enough for me to listen to in the living room and kitchen.

I have it connected to the WiiU with the USB cable, so it charges whenever I play, and I haven't had to touch it in weeks now.
Overall, I've been very happy with it, and would definitely recommend it.

But like mentioned, as far as i know, it needs to be wired to have more than one speaker at a time connected.

u/deadlymunkywrench · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Anker soundcore could be a viable option.

Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range & Built-in Mic, Dual-Driver Portable Wireless Speaker with Low Harmonic Distortion and Superior Sound - Black

u/dunbarose · 1 pointr/DnD

What about something like this that's only about $30USD??


u/hellafiedjoe · 1 pointr/audio

Dope! I def think you should get an “Ankor Soundcore.” Heard really good things from people with this speaker, very durable, quality company, and affordable! Not worth getting one above $50 if your gonna bring it to work. Don’t want to risk it getting damaged, or even stolenankor soundcore (amazon)

u/JD_85 · 1 pointr/Moto_Z

I only played with one in the store, but was able to get it to full volume and it didn't seem worth it. I bought a Bluetooth speaker instead for 35 since I can use it for anything, not just a moto z.

u/joshparr · 1 pointr/Arcade1Up

I ended using this Anker Soundcore I had laying around,, and mounted it on top. Using one of the extra USB power adapters I have and run it up through the hole in the back so it always has power and use the 3.5 jack on the Pi for sound. Worked out really well so far.

u/Jeade-en · 1 pointr/gadgets

Hoping to get some help with portable bluetooth speakers. I bought one of these from Anker, and it's great except for one really annoying thing. It can only remember one bluetooth pairing profile. So, if I want to switch from my phone to my wife's phone, or the iPad, or whatever, I have to clear its bluetooth memory, go into pairing mode, and pair to the new device.

I like the size, the sound quality, the battery life, the brand (I have other Anker products that I love), but I want it to be able to remember multiple devices pairings so switching is simple. Searching for that specific feature on amazon has been difficult, so I'm hoping I can get some recommendations. Thanks!

u/CityOfChamps09 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I have this one and it's fucking amazing. Bought it for my hotel room in Vegas last year and it was a great thing to have. Anker in general makes very good products.

Also used it in my Uhaul when moving with Spotify, which you can download music onto your phone so it doesn't stream data. Perfect.

u/iambobbydennis · 1 pointr/pixel_phones

I have the same problem in my car. My Bluetooth only answers phone calls. I got the anker soundsync Bluetooth. Plugs up to the aux and is powered through USB plug. I even use my old aux cable and got a 3.5 coupler female-female to have the length to throw the Bluetooth into my glove compartment.

The no headphone jack sucks at first but once you change your style, it works out.

u/PeaceBull · 1 pointr/apple

Just pick this guy up from Anker for $20. It'll take over "carphone" and music streaming responsibilities.

Everything I've read about it says that it does a great job handling phone calls.

Anker SoundSync

u/bagsofsand · 1 pointr/iphone

Here is a good breakdown and comparison of car bluetooth kits from Wirecutter. They do a good job of weighing pros and cons, etc. for all kinds of stuff. They recommend the Anker SoundSync Drive and have some other pics as well depending on planned use.

u/chippies · 1 pointr/regina

If it's a 2013, there's an outside chance that the factory radio has bluetooth. I'd suggest you look in to this, as this will be the most ideal scenario, you can just pair your phone and have a wireless connection.

If you don't have bluetooth on that radio, do you have an AUX input? It'll look like a headphone jack. If you've got an AUX input, you could buy something like this off of Amazon and your phone will pair to that device, which pipes the audio to your stereo. If you're creative, you could install this in your car somewhat permanently and have it look clean.

u/Turdsworth · 1 pointr/cars

if it has an aux port you can get a bluetooth adapter kit for $30 install is easy. It works off a cigarette to USB adapter that you can charge your phone with. You have a pause button, track forward and back. IT will have a speakerphone, and if it's any good it will be able to do effective noise canceling. this is the one I like

u/insanegenius · 1 pointr/india

I bought this one a few years ago -

Quite good. Though it was much cheaper on at that time, and I bought it in the US.

u/Clutch_22 · 1 pointr/Wrangler

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable

u/biznatch11 · 1 pointr/Android

This is exactly what I need, thanks. I also have bluetooth headset which I prefer to use for calls. Do you know if it's possible to have my phone (Galaxy S7) connected to both bluetooth devices at the same time, and have music on this SoundSync and calls on the headset? link for any fellow Canadians.

u/Pharmie2013 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

I've been using this for awhile now. Haven't had any issues, boots up when the car is turned on

Edit: Was reading questions and a lot of people say it didn't automatically come on...I haven't had that issue. Mine comes on and connects pretty quickly.

u/Todo88 · 1 pointr/audio

I've been very impressed with this transmitter. I've had a lot of problems with background static in the past and this transmitter has been able to cut through that for me.

u/clearlight · 1 pointr/MechanicAdvice

I was in a similar situation and bought one of these works great, just set it to an unused FM frequency and it's nice and clear. The Amazon reviews and bestseller status are also a good indicator. Even has AUX input, if needed. Save $1470. Recommended.

u/doomrabbit · 1 pointr/GoRVing

If it does not have Bluetooth, get something like this. It goes phone->this->FM radio to a blank station. Doubles as a phone charger!

u/karennchunng · 1 pointr/Lexus

Hi! If your car has a cigarette lighter slot, you can use an adapter that lets your phone connect via bluetooth. Here’s a link to one that lots of my friends use in their car. It works great and it’s cheap! Link

u/stukast1 · 1 pointr/iphone

I got one of these and I plug my tape deck into the aux port. It's nice because I don't have a power cord and the aux cable running to the phone and I can use the transmitter controls to change the song, pause etc.

u/gamingoldschool · 1 pointr/GooglePixel
u/GelgoogGuy · 1 pointr/cars

I feel your pain brother, 2006 Cadillac CTS. The good news is that I can vouch for this. Totally worth the money.

u/greengorilla60 · 1 pointr/gifs

That cassette thing wouldn't work in my truck so I bought myself one of these. Works like a charm with Bluetooth.

u/ASB2 · 1 pointr/carmodification

I’m hardly an expert on quality but if you want something that works and is cheap try these

If you have an aux port

If you don’t

It’s important to note that the first one need to be charged every so ofhen. But you should be able to find a similar model Bluetooth receiver that can plug into your cigarette lighter.

u/OddGuyOut · 1 pointr/BuildaCarAVForMe

By washed out I mean at the high volumes the sound becomes gravelly and loses definition, and does not sound good or accurate. Currently the system is the stock head unit (which is 29 years old), these 6.5" Sony speakers, and a bluetooth transmitter. My best guess is either the head unit doesn't have enough ass to drive the speakers or the speakers just aren't amazing for playing that loudly. My phone volume is maxed out too.
Thanks for the help

u/NoLockedThreadsBot · 1 pointr/NoLockedThreads

Original post: How many of you guys still actively use your headphone jack? Assuming you have one.


Author: kumquat_juice Body: There's something weird going on in the comments here, a bunch of accounts with extremely low karma (less than 5) are coming out of the woodwork and commenting. Mods are looking into this and reaching out to admins to confirm.

Author: AFruitShopOwner Body: I don't have Bluetooth in my car

Author: MDCCCLV Body: I do but it's a flaming piece of shit, a wired connection works easily in half a second

Author: ConnectedVG Body: Smartphone manufacturers think everyone drives in a car from 2017+.

Author: mishugashu Body: I don't have Bluetooth built into my 2007 Honda, but I still listen to Music via Bluetooth in my car. Can either plug it in via 3.5mm audio or use the FM transmitter if you don't have a jack in your car. Had Bluetooth in my car without it being built in for a decade or more. It's really a non-issue.

Author: ConnectedVG Body: I bought that but i always bump that thing out when I shift a gear.

Author: mishugashu Body: There are smaller units. That specific one is pretty bulky, but it's the best one I've owned w/r/t quality and longevity. I've gone through quite a bit over the last 10+ years, but this one I've had for like 3 years without issue. My cigarette lighter thing is on the passenger side so I never come close to it.

Author: Gidge18 Body: My one always pops out of my cigarette lighter on bumps, but I think that's my cigarette lighters fault.

Author: Nephyst Body: Why would I buy that when I can just use the headphone jack?

Author: epsiblivion Body: Cars have had Bluetooth standard since 2013 probably 2011

Author: alerighi Body: Not true, basic stock radios in a lot of cars came only with FM and CD even in 2013, some of them didn't even come with an AUX input, and bluetooth was an extra, even today I'm not sure that bluetooth comes as a standard in all cars.

Author: eminem30982 Body: > even today I'm not sure that bluetooth comes as a standard in all cars I looked at a few subcompact cars and they all had Bluetooth even on their lowest trim levels. I'm willing to bet that Bluetooth is at least overwhelmingly common if not standard in all cars nowadays.

Author: NightFuryToni Body: There is a chance that said Bluetooth is only for phone calls.

Author: 6thyearsenior Body: 2013 tahoe LTZ. Blu tooth for calls only. Need my aux cable to listen to music from my phone.

Author: FrivolousTracklights Body: Extremely common but the very basic work 1/2 ton trucks meant for fleet vehicles and companies have radios from the 90s. Our company Silverado (a 2017?) has only line-in.

Author: MJDiAmore Body: It may have when backup cameras did on safety grounds. But that's like 2016 or so at best.

Author: ConnectedVG Body: Ofcourse they have but I still see a lot of cars that are younger than that and doesnt have bluetooth.

Author: Heelricky16 Body: Funny thing was I was driving an 07 Pacifica for the last year before getting my 12 Sonic a few months back and that car didn’t even have an AUX port or Bluetooth!

Author: themarmotreturns Body: We just bought a couple of dodge promasters for work '16 and' 17. One base trim, one mid trim. Neither radio has Bluetooth (wasn't really expected) but no aux jack either.

Author: cdroid1 Body: In that case, I'm not all that surprised. The cargo versions of the promaster (especially the lower trims) are meant to be workhorse vehicles, and probably weren't designed with user comfort in mind.

Author: themarmotreturns Body: Still though. I'm going to buy a $40 radio from crutchfield, because while there is a usb port that can read a flash card, there is not a headphone jack?

Author: BeMoreChill Body: I got like a $20 Bluetooth receiver for the aux port in my car. Total game changer

Author: ConnectedVG Body: My shit car doesnt even have an aux :(

Author: hfccfh Body: Radio transmitter squad!

Author: ConnectedVG Body: My shit car also has an awkward placed lighter thingy where when ever I shift gear I push the transmitter out of it.

Author: Ripdog Body: For a couple hundred dollars you can install an aftermarket radio with aux and bt. It's a compromise free solution.


u/tru3gam3r · 1 pointr/headphones

You need an fm transmitter

u/ztora · 1 pointr/Audi

I just use a Bluetooth FM Radio Transmitter. I plug it into the cigarette lighter below the armrest and the screen/buttons stick out perfectly in front of the armrest. Quality is good enough - there is some static noise tho. Convenience is top notch, as if the car came w/ Bluetooth. Link to the one I have:

u/TempUserName924 · 1 pointr/Camry

I use something like this in my old pickup. The device acts as a Bluetooth device. You sync your phone to the device then tune the FM radio to an unused channel and you hear your calls via the FM radio. The device has a microphone. Works pretty well.

Nulaxy Bluetooth Car FM Transmitter Audio Adapter Receiver Wireless Hands Free Car Kit W 1.44 Inch Display - KM18 Black

Does the car have an Aux cable input? You may be able to transit to the cars speakers using the aux input too, using the phone as a "microphone."

My car has BT but only for phone, not for audio. When I want turn by turn GPS, I set the input to Aux and I can hear Google Maps telling me the directions.

u/amyhenderson_ · 1 pointr/newjersey

No excuse for this in any car with a cigarette lighter - you can get a Bluetooth FM transmitter for under $20

u/YoroSwaggin · 1 pointr/whatcarshouldIbuy

In my past search for cars I just Google the phrases:

[Model name year] repair price -> for the estimated annual repair price, IMHO if you buy CPO or something with less than 40k miles and sell within 3 years you won't be needing anything other than the scheduled maintenance in the manual.

[Model name year] problems -> there are reviews on Edmund, and there is another website whose name I cannot remember with a helpful graph of problem reports for each years, you'll find it it's pretty high up the list

And lastly check out the subreddit for Volvo's.

Volvo's are quality cars and I believe they keep using the same overall engine design for many years with small adjustments each year, so their engines are fairly reliable. Again, just a generalization, you'll need to ascertain this for your model.

As for Bluetooth, I'm not talking about an actual part that you'll need to spend time putting in, but just a handsfree dongle! I'll link you soon.

Ok so:
Besign Bluetooth 4.1 Car Kit Hands-Free Wireless Talking, Music Streaming Dongle With 10W Dual Port 2A USB Charger, Magnetic Mounts, for Car with 3.5mm Aux Input Jack

This one plugs into your aux port and usb charger. Starts when you leave it plugged in and start the car. This is the closest you can get to seamless Bluetooth streaming.

Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit for Cars with Aux Input Jack (3.5 mm) - Supports Apt X

This is the more expensive option of the same thing, IDK if it's higher quality or just brand tax.

Mpow Bluetooth Receiver, Streambot Hands-free Car Kits & Wireless Music Adapter for Stereo System

Completely wireless but you need to recharge it every now and then and turn it on every time.

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit with 1.44 Inch Display and USB Car Charger

This is what most people use, connects to your phone with Bluetooth and streams the music thru the radio to your car. IMHO the Volvo's you're buying will most likely have an aux port, and the placement of the charging port wouldn't work very well with this device, so I wouldn't recommend it but I'm linking it anyways in case you buy a car without an aux port.

All in all I'd recommend the first link.

u/fksnowm · 1 pointr/Hyundai

I know these tend to have bad sound and break constantly but I've had this specific one for 2 years and its still going strong. You can put it in your glove box plug in or the cig lighter. I have the same car and it works great

u/MADMasomi · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I have a question regarding cassette adapters vs FM Transmitter Radio. I have an old 2004 Hyundai Sonata so I am currently using this in my car to listen to music on my phone. I've had it for a minute now but recently the quality has deteriorated and is no longer acceptable. I wanted to buy it again however I saw this product on amazon. I was wondering if this would provide better audio quality compared to the cassette adapter? Or if anyone has any other options that can provide the best sound quality possible for my car, i'm open to all suggestions.

u/uncreativegeek · 1 pointr/subaru
u/Tec_ · 1 pointr/CarAV

So the basic would be a FM transmitter. Moving up from that you get a hardwired FM transmitter. Again up from that would be a device like the PAC-audio AAI-HD3 or the grom audio device. Again moving up you've got units from isimple and grom that add Bluetooth streaming and hands free capability. But at that price point it's starting to hit the level where it's more cost effective to replace the radio. I would recommend replacing the radio out of all the solutions available. It will add more functionality and just sound and work better in the long run.

u/kraize00 · 1 pointr/cars

> rear-view mirror with compass

i said the same thing a few years back. The new ones are actually really good. I've had 0 problems with mine. Worth trying.

u/blacmac · 1 pointr/Android

I have this for my car, it's not a steering wheel accessory, but it works. I haven't tried the actual FM function, but it has aux output so I use that.

Basically, I get in my car, and my phone automatically pairs with this (which now also opens up Android Auto with this update), then I use the controls on the device to control my music. Music is bluetoothed to the device, and played through the aux port. A lotta work and a little convoluted, but anything for physical controls for my music.

u/TranmanWonder · 1 pointr/Miata

You can use a [Bluetooth adapter] ( that you plug into the cigarette lighter. It works great but you just have to find a good radio station to use.

u/Amaegith · 1 pointr/Android

You sure can listen to music without a headphone jack. Unless of course, your radio also doesn't work.

That's just me playing devil's advocate though. I like using my wired headphones, so I won't be buying the new pixels if they don't come with a headphone jack. Shame too, because I was really hoping to go that route when they were released.

u/Gothbot6k · 1 pointr/SmartCar

I don't want to cycle through all of that though just to find a song. I'd rather just talk to my phone and tell it what to play next.

I have one like that, the problem is the quality is too poor.

This is what I currently have:

u/ScreamYouFreak · 1 pointr/civic

Wireless FM transmitter (w/ USB charger)

There's the one I purchased. You can find plenty that look similar to it at a fraction of the price. Being as I didn't have PRIME at the time, I was trying to meet a requirement of $50 for free shipping. That's the only product that still works. Super lightweight, bendable, durable, clear. I love it.

u/adalaza · 1 pointr/ColoradoRockies

Have you considered one of those FM transmitters with bluetooth, like one of these?

u/Heero1988 · 1 pointr/Acura

said it above but i'll comment here for visibility. Something like the link below is what you want. bluetooth fm adapter. they're cheap and they work, you just tune it to an un-used FM station set up the pairing and away you go. they're not a great looking option but they're also not permanent.

u/Schwaxx · 1 pointr/CarAV

Actually, he can look through this link for one that appeals to him most. There's plenty here that would do the job just fine.

This one in particular caught my eye:

u/skyhi11 · 1 pointr/starbucks

I recommend buying and FM transmitter! I had an old car that was like that too

u/FightingPolish · 1 pointr/videos

Get a cheap Bluetooth fm transmitter, I've got a couple of them for my vehicles and they are like $20. I jump in the car and it kicks on and says "Waiting for Perry" It's supposed to say pairing but it's a Chinese attempt at a British accent so it sounds more like Perry. Then it says "Paired" and I play my music. I know everyone says they suck but I think it works just fine other than when it randomly switches to Chinese language every couple months and I have to switch it back to English, but who fucking cares it's like 20 bucks.

u/spyder994 · 1 pointr/Cartalk

I own both styles in different cars. I use them to listen to Audiobooks rather than music, so keep that in mind when I talk about sound quality. Bluetooth adapters are great because you can pause and skip from the adapter, and keep your phone in your pocket. I don't like the idea of my phone just sitting loose in the car. In the event of an accident, after which, you'll really need that phone, I don't want it to have gone flying somewhere.

In my car that has an aux port, I have an MPOW Streambot. It's very compact and has pretty good sound quality... no static or muddiness. Battery life is 7-8 hours before you have to recharge it through its micro-usb port. Build quality is a little suspect, but hey, it cost $15 and it hasn't broken yet. I can't complain too much.

In my car that doesn't have an aux port, I have a Nulaxy FM Transmitter. As FM transmitters go, it is pretty great. There is only one frequency here in Dallas I can tune to and not get static, but that's all I need. You can use Radio Locator to find empty frequencies in your area. I feel like the sound quality is just a touch muddy sometimes, but it is far better than any other FM transmitter I've used.

A bluetooth head unit is the ideal solution, but at much higher cost and complexity.

u/da9ve · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

I'm still happily using this MPow one well over a year on, most of which time I've been moving it back and forth from one car to another. Sadly, it's no longer available.

When I decided to get a second one to eliminate the swapping, I got this Nulaxy one which has also been great so far,... but I've only had it for a month or so.

The MPow one is built solidly - I can't imagine it breaking, so I'd expect their newer model to be solid as well. Interestingly, though, it seems that a number of different brand names of these devices are literally the same hardware, with brand-specific firmware as the only distinguishing difference. So generalizing about hardware/manufacturing may be invalid. E.g., here's another that looks to be the same hardware as the discontinued MPow, but still available. Scrolling through the available models, I see at least 4 other brands that look identical to the MPow and numerous ones that look identical to the Nulaxy.

Exactly how have the ones you've had failed?

[Edit - caveat: I've been perfectly happy with both devices for playing music (flac player on Samsung Note 3 > Bluetooth to fm), but never have gotten the MPow to perform as a speakerphone worth a crap. Its mic just doesn't pick up my loud voice in a moving car competing against road noise, though it's possible I just haven't been able to adjust its input volume properly. I haven't had a chance to try the Nulaxy one yet as a speakerphone. ]

u/TerminusBest · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I recently purchased the item linked below for my wife's car. We have a newborn and she needs my car because it's bigger for the car seat, and I have been extremely happy with the clarity and ease of use of the fm transmitter. I'm sure there are many similar options out there, but I can stand by this one without hesitation you just need a cigarette lighter adapter.

u/daddy_nobucks · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

For $23 you can get a Bluetooth FM Transmitter on Amazon.

Wireless sync to your phone as soon as you get in the car.

No affiliate link, just good advice. Good Guy Daddy_Nobucks

u/DyceFreak · 1 pointr/technology

Hell yea, I rock the bluetooth in my 2001 Buick LeSebre. I used to use a wired one but that finally broke and the one I replaced it with ended up shitting out within a month so I replaced it with this and it's been golden.

u/drewdog173 · 1 pointr/Sacramento

> Oh, you think your opinion matters to the radio station and you give them your cell info for free on top of it. That's Complaining about corporate radio is naive in 2010. In 2018 it's just crazy.


u/Cabroncito0518 · 1 pointr/subaru

Something like this would work with any working stereo.
A little less expensive and no real install needed.

u/Checkers10160 · 1 pointr/Miata

I have a Bluetooth to FM transmitter right now (This one 4.5/5 stars and 4,000+ reviews) but I'm still unhappy with the sound, but I'm not sure if it's the speakers, the stereo (Because there's no external amp, it's being powered by the stereo) or the speakers. It's fuzzy/muddy, it clips, etc.

Although replacing the speakers would be done anyways, so maybe I will just start with that..... And maybe put an external amp in between the MSSS and speakers, so it can be a little more powerful without having to remove the stereo..... Really the only "broken" part is the Mode button, which switches between top up or top down sound modes, doesn't work right so I had to put a McDonalds straw shim in to keep it depressed, and the cassette player doesn't work.

So I'm torn because I'd like to have a modern stereo and just be able to plug a device in, but I also don't want to get rid of the MSSS (Although I did see an AUX mod for it). Thanks for letting me talk this out by the way, it's definitely helping. I think I will start with the speakers, then maybe an amp, and if I still don't like the way it sounds, I will remove it, store it somewhere safe, and throw a new deck in there.

Thanks again!

u/8bhizzel8 · 1 pointr/CarAV

The cheapest solution might be to just a fm transmittor.

u/Yggdrsll · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I have an 04 Subaru that doesn't even have an aux jack, and this has been the best purchase I've made recently. I use it every day, sound quality is good enough that I can hear audiobooks clearly over high speed road noise (and my car is noisy), bass sounds solid, music quality is way better than AM/FM radio. And it has a USB port so I can still charge my phone at the same time. The built in microphone isn't great, but it's good enough and is super low hassle and easy to use.

u/Regular_Erik · 1 pointr/Music

I'm in a similar situation with my car - no aux jack - and plan to keep this car till it turns to dust around me. So I've become quite familiar with a few FM transmitters. But firstly, it's worth mentioning that all FM Transmitters are garbage compared to direct input audio, at least in my experience.

But the best FM transmitter I've had thus far is this guy:

It's bluetooth so you don't have to deal with any cables that will undoubtedly twist and loosen and break. It's also a lot cheaper than the FM Transmitters you'd find stores like Best Buy (I've seen them for upwards of $50(!) in that place).

Some other advice... If you stick to mainly listening to music/radio/whatever through your phone and rarely use the actual radio, you will get a better, clearer signal for your FM Transmitter if you remove your car's antenna. A few years back my car's antenna got ripped off during a snow storm and it was the best happy accident I could have imagined. Because of that it's very easy to find a clear radio station to play the FM Transmitter through.

Good luck!

u/moduspwnens14 · 1 pointr/apple

You could buy one of these (less than $25):


    It's more than $0, but $25 isn't much to make any car Bluetooth-compatible until you get a car that supports it.
u/vicwong · 1 pointr/xboxone

If you have the Xbox connected to a receiver, you could try a bluetooth transmitter and plug it into the headphone jack of the receiver. There may be lag.

Here's one such device:

u/ismaelc · 1 pointr/xboxone

I plugged this to my TV and listened via Bluetooth earphones. Works great -

TROND 2-in-1 Bluetooth V4.1 Transmitter Receiver / Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter (aptX Low Latency for Both TX and RX, 2 Devices Simultaneously)

u/Qasar30 · 1 pointr/Roku
  • Maybe you have a tablet? A lot of people do. If not, an inexpensive tablet dedicated to private listen might be a simple solution.
  • Skip Private Listening and try a Bluetooth Transmitter Adapter and headphones instead? [Submitted as an example, not an endorsement. I have never used this product.] Plug this into the TV and the sound could/should be received via her phone's Bluetooth capability.

    A drawback is Guest SSID functionality might not be as robust as your primary SSID's by design, depending on your router. But it is easy to set-up and start experimenting, though.

    I am not sure how Streaming Stick+ helps you. Maybe you mean the Ultra that comes with a headphone jack in the remote?
u/AmadeusExcello · 1 pointr/galaxynote10

Solid suggestion.

After doing some research, I just might go wireless with a cheap Aukey Bluetooth receiver or a TROND Bluetooth receiver TaoTronics wireless audio adapter.

Video review

u/notaneggspert · 1 pointr/audiophile

This might be slightly more headphone oriented but I'm looking at getting a blue-tooth audio RX/TX so I can listen to TV/Music late at night without bothering my housemate through our thin shitty walls.

The only experience I have with blue-tooth audio is with the Sony MW600 that uses Bluetooth 3.0. I've found it has a very noticeable impact on audio quality even through Samsungs Oem headphones and my cars stock system.

Was bluetooth 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 a big jump in audio quality?

4.0 RX/TX for $24 Lacks Pass through charging so not extremely interested but still an option

4.1 RX/TX for $34 This supports pass through charging so I'm leaning towards this.

My Galaxy S7 has bluetooth 4.2 and my desktop has 4.0.

As I understand it 4.2 adds a big jump in transfer speeds but I'd imagine that my mostly 320kbps library with a few flacs, Spotify premium and the stereo output from my TV is is well under the transfer speed of even 4.0.

I'm not listening through super high end gear. Wired will be the cheap yet awesome Beteran KZ ATE w/ Mic and an inexpensive pair of in-ear bluetooth headphones like these or a also cheap but good over ear set. I need to do a little more research into bluetooth headphones but right now I'm focused on which bluetooth TX/RX to buy. Leaning towards in-ears since their more portable.

/r/headphones seems to recommend these $70 over ear bluetooth headphones or these $27 in ear bluetooth headphones. As far as I can tell most of those ~$25 in ear headphones are pretty much all clones of each other with mostly the same internals and user interfaces.
Not looking for the best bluetooth set up I don't have the money for it. But I don't want to notice and regret the drop in audio quality every time I go wireless over a 3.5mm cable as I do with the MW600.