Sending audio via Bluetooth

Oct 31, 2006 at 7:12am

Sending audio via Bluetooth

Greetings all,

I am looking for a way to stream audio out of Max via the bluetooth in my
powerbook (OS 10.4.6) to a pair of bluetooth headphones/a bluetooth headset.
I am relatively new to the list, and of the past threads I do have, I have
only found reference to sending data via bluetooth using the serial object.

If it is any consolation, the audio does not have to be high quality, enough
to send a click in mono. My other option is to use a wireless monitoring
system that comes straight off the analog outputs on my soundcard, but I
feel that to cut an extra piece of equipment out of the loop and just use
the bluetooth in my powerbook would be a far more *elegant* way to do
things…

regards all,

Josh

#28446
Oct 31, 2006 at 5:58pm

having looked into this a little while ago, I found this company
had some interesting products, but could not find out where to buy them:

http://www.enus.co.kr/english/index.html

These headsets over here are more easily available, but more expensive:

http://www.emicrophones.com/microphones/product_detail.asp?subcatID=5

essentially you are looking for voip bluetooth headsets. I am assuming that using something like Soundflower, you can send the sound to the head set.

Good luck!

#87347
Nov 1, 2006 at 4:21am

For whatever it’s worth, I just did a big project with this, and
audio bluetooth directly from a Mac can be kind of flaky. (and it
won’t support speech recognition, if you’re thinking about using
that.) I got the best results with a Plantronics headset, not cheap,
that I hacked. It has a little dongle-y thing that plugs into the
audio out of the mac, and it maintained a much more reliable
connection than just the headset (although it will pair with the mac,
it was never reliable enough to run in an installation). If I recall
correctly, it was something flaky with the sound control panel. I
realize it’s still another piece of equipment, but at least it’s
small — about 2/3 the size of an iMic.

M

On Oct 31, 2006, at 2:12, josh hogan wrote:

> Greetings all,
>
> I am looking for a way to stream audio out of Max via the bluetooth
> in my powerbook (OS 10.4.6) to a pair of bluetooth headphones/a
> bluetooth headset. I am relatively new to the list, and of the past
> threads I do have, I have only found reference to sending data via
> bluetooth using the serial object.
>
> If it is any consolation, the audio does not have to be high
> quality, enough to send a click in mono. My other option is to use
> a wireless monitoring system that comes straight off the analog
> outputs on my soundcard, but I feel that to cut an extra piece of
> equipment out of the loop and just use the bluetooth in my
> powerbook would be a far more *elegant* way to do things…
>
> regards all,
>
> Josh

#87348

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