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« on: May 03, 2012, 11:13:49 PM »

I'm wondering if anyone has or knows of some sort of bluetooth adapter thing that you can plug a set of headphones into to receive bluetooth transmissions (from smartphone, ipod touch, that sort of thing.)

I work out a lot and don't like the wires floppin' around while I'm trying to lift weights, do pullups, run, etc. etc.  I run it through my shirt, but that becomes a pain too.  I figure some sort of small and light(weight-wise) bluetooth converter/adapter can let me shorten the cord, and have that strapped to my arm instead of having a smartphone strapped to the arm, or my ipad (I use my ipad to log my workouts, upgrading from trusty pencil and paper very recently)

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 01:32:39 AM »

Sony Ericsson MW600 bluetooth adapter. Consolidates and prioritizes 2 bluetooth streams and has a built in FM radio.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 07:46:31 AM »


Sony Ericsson MW600 bluetooth adapter. Consolidates and prioritizes 2 bluetooth streams and has a built in FM radio.


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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 12:57:57 PM »

Why not just get bluetooth headphones and get rid of the wires completely?   Headscratch
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 04:31:46 PM »


Why not just get bluetooth headphones and get rid of the wires completely?   Headscratch
I hear ya, and it was a top choice, but I like to run, and I like to work out.  What I don't like is the wind noise while running and the choice of music stations in the gym (I can only listen to so much of the same top 40 song day in and day out and not want to vomit).  So I wanted headphones that blocked out as much noise as possible and were comfortable/stayed in while running.  Finally found a set that seems to do all of this VERY well, and I want to keep them.

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Thanks for the sony ericsson recommendation.  I'll be checking it out.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 05:04:32 PM »

I got an ARWH1 for listening to the GPS on the bike via my ER6-i earbuds;

Acoustic Research ARWH1 Stereo Bluetooth Headset
 http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00195HS28

It's called a 'headset' for some reason, but it's really JUST a (stero) bluetooth reciever.

Battery life isn't good enough to use on more than a 1 day trip, but I'm happy with it.
It pairs with my cellphone and the GPS at the same time too.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 11:28:11 PM »

Looks like mw600 will fit the bill perfectly.  Thanks much! Now just need to gather the nerve to cut into and shorten the headphone cables a bit.   Crazy

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 11:51:28 AM »


I hear ya, and it was a top choice, but I like to run, and I like to work out.  What I don't like is the wind noise while running


I've been through this dilemma too. What I have realized is that working out with earphones which act as earplugs enhance the occlusion effect, i.e. every step I results in sound transmitted to my ears. I decided occasional windnoise to be better.

In end I settled and have used for years the Plantronic Backbeat 901's.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 09:29:06 PM »


Why not just get bluetooth headphones and get rid of the wires completely?   Headscratch


Those are only good if you want to wear headphones.

I went with the Sony as a BT option for riding and my Zumo 660.

The ability to use ANY headphone jack item on it was a key feature I wanted.
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 02:14:11 AM »

Jabra BT3030 is a BT adapter (comes with in ear buds but you can plug in your own headphones instead).

Multi-point Connection (2 devices such as phone and ipod at the same time)
Built in Mic
Has a belt clip (removeable) and a chain to hang around your neck.
Black or White models
Control Media Player volume and fwd bck.

Works well for me when I am out walking or on the bicycle.

http://www.jabra.com/Products/Bluetooth/JABRA_STREET2/Jabra_STREET2

also check out the clipper for simple BT music: http://www.jabra.com/Products/Bluetooth/JABRA_CLIPPER/Jabra_CLIPPER
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