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Reddit reviews: The best mp3 & mp4 player accessories

We found 4,397 Reddit comments discussing the best mp3 & mp4 player accessories. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 1,363 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories:

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.

    Snacks

  • 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.

    Drugs

  • 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.

    Tech

  • 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.

    Inventory

  • 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/korgothwashere · 1 pointr/EDC

Then we are kindred spirits. If I'd had more disposable income when I originally started looking for a bag, I would already have the Adapt pack in hand.

I love everything about the Adapt pack EXCEPT the total lack of organization inside it. It wouldn't even be so bad if there were better options for organization outside of it, but with the shock cord, it doesn't leave much usable space for that without hindering the shock cord.

There are three options that I have come up with, although there may be a better one I haven't yet realized. Here are the drawbacks of each. The pros should already be obvious to you since you've decided you like the bag.

  1. Get a different backpack.

  • Not likely to have any/all of the additional supplementary features
  • May not be as well made (maybe not US made)
  • May not be as nice looking
  • May have less favorable coloring options

  1. Get external organization

  • May hinder shock cord
  • Reduces the 'streamline' appeal of the simple bag
  • Adds additional cost and weight to the bag

  1. Get internal storage

  • Not many well constructed options
  • Adds additional cost and weight to the bag
  • May remove ability to carry certain larger items


    For internal storage, I'm not seeing a lot of options that really stand out to me. Nothing that says, "That's perfect!". There are a couple options out there. The longer I look the more I'm finding as well.

    From your statement, I'm guessing you're looking for something to fit inside of the rear pocket that would attach to the loop field in there. Maybe externally on the loop field on the back? Well, I'll address the inner field first.

    Maxpedition Hook and Loop Mini Organizer

    Maxpedition Hook and Loop Medium PALS panel


    Also, check out here for some more ideas. Apparently Skinth can make any of their pouches with a hook field on the back!

    For the small loop field on the outside of the bag, I'd love to get something like the Maxpedition Hook and Loop Zipper Pockets which would fit nicely up there I'd think (instead of patches).

    You could also slap something like a Maxpedition EDC or a Fatty on the side of the bag instead of the rear to retain use of the shock cord.

    You could always move the shock cord around though if it's an issue. I was contemplating the usefulness of the cord itself one day, and figured if I ever wanted or needed it on a bag that didn't have it, I could pretty easily source some and run it through any MOLLE/PALS webbing that was on said bag.

    As far as internal organization. The best thing I've seen are dapper style organizers. Blue Force Gear makes one that seems to be pretty popular and could be used in conjunction with any Velcro pouches listed above to create a highly customizable, easily swap-able, inner organization sleeve. Since I don't know how well they'd fit on either of the fields mentioned above, this is the place I'm going to also mention Mountain Ridge Gear who also makes a few nice looking velcro backed pouches. The Grid It is another option, although I've heard mixed reviews from people who've tried them. Also, I think it might be a hair larger than the internal size of the Adapt pack. I may be wrong there though.

    My biggest issue is that all of these options add up in cost and weight. You end up spending a lot of time sourcing these things and waiting for them to arrive. It drives up the cost of the total bag, and starts to pile up shipping costs if you don't know exactly what you want (buying one at a time) or have to shop several vendors. At what point would it have been better to have just gotten a bag with more organization to start with? Is it a pro or a con to have everything removable?

    Basically it comes down to preference. If you absolutely have to have the Adapt pack, do it! The quality is right up there. Once you get it decked out with your pouches you will certainly be able to say it is 'Yours'. However that versatility and modularity will likely hit your wallet a little harder than a bag that can do what you need it to do right out of the gate.

    Now personally, I agree. The Adapt pack is basically what I am looking for. However, in order to get it where I will ultimately want it, I'm likely looking at another $50-80 in added pouches, patches, and dappers. Wheras I could take the loss of the ability to sling the bag, and the better color options, and grab a 5.11 Rush 12 and be able to do essentially what I want to do with it without having to buy anything extra....except maybe some shock cord.


    For a couple more things about the Adapt pack check this link.

    For a little more info on the Blue Force Gear Dapper and what you can do with it, check out this link
u/neomancr · 1 pointr/vintageaudio

>Wow that's a lot to take in. I'm happy you told me about the whole tweeter position.
> as I was about to try and turn them sideways cause I figured that my ears are up here so why put speakers below where my ears are.
>And your 100percent correct that the human mouth aims at the listeners ears.
>I haven't tried to play anything between 300 or 2000 hurts as yet. Is there a record or download I can get that will help me test that?

just anything vocal heavy. down to the river from "Oh Brother where art thou" the movie sound track is beautiful as is landslide by Fleetwood Mac the demo version or album version.

virtually all of her voice will be emanating not from the tweeter but from the woofer since the human voice tonally peaks before even 1000hz.

think about that. the human voice which is essentially the hardest thing to get right ranges from about 200hz to 1000hz and that's like Barry white and Mariah Carey minus her squeal which goes a bit higher.

and then around 1000-3000 is where lip noises breath the sound of consonants and sibilance are which is why our hearing is actually most sensitive there to allow us to be able to comprehend speech.

that range is such a hot spot that it's also the range of nails on chalk board and why the sound of people chewing with their mouths open cuts through the mix and is considered rude. it sounds louder to us than it really is...

a baby crying it's loudest, belting is what it's technically called, also falls within this range which again makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint.

so the role of the tweeter is really only reserved for the percussive sounds in vocals while tone is all handled by the woofer and tone is richness which is what you want the most of, while clarity on the other hand adds air and dimension / sound staging but is also fatiguing to our ears just like nails on chalk board.

in all music the entire spectrum is basically covered so at any given point you are actually hearing nails on chalkboard but along with other stuff so it doesn't sound as bad but regardless having that range a bit off axis is just more comfortable.


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>Other wise they r great speakers and once I figure out how to get them hooked up to my Bluetooth I should be happy as a clam.

you can find pretty decent Bluetooth adapters with line out for around 20 bucks. just make sure it has good reviews and supports apt x.

>Thanks for your help, I feel good knowing that these are better than 5 pairs of ls50s! (And that must be a lot of speakers)

I like this one especially since it allows you to stream to two devices at once:

Check this out at Amazon.com - TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter/Receiver, Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter (aptX Low Latency, Pair 2 at Once, for TV/Car Sound System, Volume Control) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IV1H1ME/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_ZLAQDb9X2X27K

the advantage is also that it's super compact so I can carry it with me on a plane or something BUT it's range is limited. if you plan on expecting it to work across the house rather than just when you're in the room I'd grab something with actual antennas like this.

Check this out at Amazon.com - 1Mii B06Pro Long Range Bluetooth Receiver, HiFi Wireless Audio Adapter, Bluetooth 4.2 Receiver with 3D Surround aptX Low Latency Optical RCA AUX 3.5mm for Home Stereo System

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KTK8YP3/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_9IAQDb1SV9BFACheck this out at Amazon.com - 1Mii B06Pro Long Range Bluetooth Receiver, HiFi Wireless Audio Adapter, Bluetooth 4.2 Receiver with 3D Surround aptX Low Latency Optical RCA AUX 3.5mm for Home Stereo System

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KTK8YP3/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_vIAQDb26B5EHG

I think they're the same, one I thought was cheaper so I copied tbsh link too so I could check.

added: okay just reviewed my copied and pasted links, yea the last two are the same.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/EDC

Bags

u/kr1ptojunky · 0 pointsr/SmartCar

I am leasing mine. I drove a '97 Nissan pickup truck for 15 years. I don't drive more that 7K miles a year so I looked for the least expensive car to lease. It became a toss up between the Scion iQ - $99/month $1,919 due at signing and the Smart Car Pure Coupe – $107/month, $2,393 due at signing. I decided on the Smart Fortwo Pure Coupe. I decided on the Smart because:
1. It's made by Mercedes-Benz
2. Gets slightly better gas mileage than the Scion iQ.
3. Has a Mercedes-Benz Mitsubishi Engine

They advertise the Smart gets 36/38 city/hwy but I follow the Tips on Fuelly, feed it 91 octane as the manual recommends and am averaging 39.9 city, I don't drive hwy, don't have to. I got the base model and it came with a radio and A/C.

Being a bit envious of my friends that drive cars with all the latest technological gadgets I purchased a GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Charging , Music Control , and Hands-Free Calling for Smartphones which allows me to listen to Pandora, receive and make phone calls hands free and listen to the navigator on my Android phone all through the radio speakers. The GOgroove FlexSMART has a built in microphone and extra USB port to charge my Android phone while driving and simply plugs into the cigarette lighter. Also installed CarHome Ultra. And Power Widget Lite. So... when I'm ready to go, I turn on the GPS & Bluetooth using Power Widget Lite, start the GOgroove, start CarHome Ultra. Turn on the ignition, CarHome Ultra automatically pairs and connects to the GOGroove, plug the phone into GOgroove's Universal USB port, tap the Pandora button on CarHome Ultra and I am good to go. Sounds like a lot of work, but takes less than 30 seconds. I also have Ultimate Car Dock installed with a shortcut on CarHome Ultra so if I want to text and receive text I simply tap the Ultimate Car Dock shortcut on CarHome Ultra ( You can add shortcuts to apps on CarHome Ultra ) and can send & receive text messages via voice command.

Again, it takes a few seconds to set up before starting to drive but for a total of about $60 for the FM Transmitter and the apps I have all the "techie" bells and whistles (Or almost all of them ) of a $25 - $30K car.

I actually read the manual and also have it in PDF on my PC so I can search through it using key words.

The thing I especially like about Fuelly is you can text Miles or Odometer reading, Price of gas and how many Gallons ( M P G ) when you get car in the car after fueling and it returns your stats via text and updates your Fuelly page. For example, last time I filled up I texted
>1300 3.71 4.173 ( Mileage, Price & Gallons )

and immediately got a text back stating

>Fuel-up Added! MPG: 40.7, AVG MPG: 39.9.

Actual running cost so far after 7 weeks has been an average of $0.091 per mile for gas and my average MPG is 39.9 MPG city. Sure, I'm feeding it 91 octane which is on average about $0.15 to $0.20 more a gallon than regular but the great Avg MPG makes it worth it. Not to mention the fact that it is a lease and the manual recommends using 91 octane or above for maximum fuel efficiency.

My Brother has a VW Diesel and gets 40 MPG and we all know diesel is $0.20 to $0.30 more than premium.

Do I like my Smart Fortwo Coupe after driving a beat up '97 Nissan pickup for 15+ years? Damn right I do. Do I consider it an extension of my personality or drive it for the attention it gets? NFW.

And the comments I get are mixed, I either get " It looks like a death trap and I wouldn't be caught driving a silly little car like that" ( It has 8 air bags and a Tridium frame and was rated as "Good" on Car & Driver as far as safety goes.) or "What a nice little car, is it fun to drive?".

Do I give a flying fart what people think about the fact I am driving one? Not in the least.
IMHO it's an inexpensive and economical way to get around town. And when my lease is up, I fully intend to lease another one. ;-)

u/bookmonkey786 · 3 pointsr/peacecorps

This page is a good start.
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371334,00.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. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010OYASRG

u/PsychedelicVisions · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

I have a few bluetooth speakers, by far the best one I have is the Bose Soundlink II http://www.amazon.com/Bose®-SoundLink®-Bluetooth-Mobile-Speaker/dp/B0090Z3SPU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1394205890&sr=1-1&keywords=bose+soundlink+II

It's a bit pricey but absolutely worth it and it actually has a really full sound and good bass unlike most other bluetooth speakers.

Just steer clear from any Jawbone products whatever you do. I have had 3 a mini and big jam box and both developed problems and the customer support was terrible. Bose on the other hand has amazing customer service.

For half the price of the Bose the UE Boom is a really really good speaker and pretty much perfect for the type of use you're talking about:

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Ears-Wireless-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B00CM0XHNS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1394206026&sr=1-1&keywords=UE+Boom

To answer your last question I think it's a great idea. Nothing like a little music while you're getting up and moving in the morning and waiting for the festival gates to open

u/stickbo · 2 pointsr/gadgets

It is pricey, but I would HIGHLY recommend the ultimate ears boom Bluetooth speaker made by Logitech. I am not a Logitech shill I swear lol. It is water resistant and sounds amazing for the size. I bring it to work and people are constantly shocked at how good it sounds for the size, I work outside so the phone speaker in pretty much useless(even my HTC one). Best gadget I've bought in a while. I use it to play from my iPads and numerous android phones, it connects seamlessly and without issue via Bluetooth and lasts me an entire work day,8-10hours, on one charge with juice to spare. At $200 it is expensive, dare I say overpriced, but worth it IMO. Bestbuy will let you listen to the different brands, at least they do locally, which helped me decide on which to buy. You can get Bluetooth speakers for very cheap or much more expensive, but as you can imagine the sound quality and features scale with price. Good luck, hope I did this right as my first post :/ .


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CM0XHNS?pc_redir=1404441329&robot_redir=1


u/thatgreekgod · 1 pointr/nexus5x

this has been my favorite case so far:
http://smile.amazon.com/Ringke-Absorption-Technology-Anti-Scratch-Protection/dp/B014RS5BHW/ref=sr_1_5?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1451311472&sr=1-5&keywords=nexus+5x+case
the button pressing action has been really nice--minimal resistance. the case itself is very customizable as you can use the template with any background or picture.

phone for use in my car:
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A14FAFDFPQKMIV
best FM transmitter i've ever found, and highly reviewed via wirecutter.
i don't actually own this dash mount but man, do i want it. game changer. http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00RDQVPTY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3OJFHJG4QML3E&coliid=I10BBT1M2MULXT&psc=1
this http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M6QODH2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 and this http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S8GU2OC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01 make a pretty sweet car charging duo. the cable isn't flimsy, it's affordable, and spec compliant.
if one would be blessed not to need an fm transmitter on their automobile, i really like this http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00PTZEON0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3OJFHJG4QML3E&coliid=INI8K30WP9S4L&psc=1


finally, as you start playing around with ROMS (to improve device performance as stock is pretty buggy and not particularly bueno with respect to battery life) you'll inevitably start making backups in twrp. you'll need to. those take up a lot of space. to ameliorate that, i suggest these: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00ZWN64RS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3OJFHJG4QML3E&coliid=I1YYV3CE6VXPNB&psc=1, http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YFI1EBC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

oh! there's also a pleson tempered glass screen protector on amazon for the 5x. it came in last week but i still haven't had a chance to install it. cheap and very highly reviewed.

u/notheanix · 2 pointsr/furry

I too like books with anthro characters, but there is a lack of quality in what is available. Here is a short list of posted in an earlier thread:

I would recommend looking at the reviews on flayrah. Personally, I have not found much in the way of quality furry literature, but I have read a few.

The Sacred Book of The Werewolf by Victor Pelevin. There are two kinds of furry books: those writen by furries and those that are writen by non-furries. This is one of the latter. I do not have the time to give a full review, but if you like werewolves, kitsune, eastern philosophies, Russian culture (or at least curious about it) eastern and russian folklore, and supernatural romances, you might just like (I did). Furriness - 6, Quality - 10 [I want to add that this book has very mature scenes]

Ringworld by Larry Niven. This usually shows up somewhere on the top 100 sci fi novels. However, this is another book not written by a furry, and it shows since only one character could be classified as "furry". Furriness - 4, Quality - 10

Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling. I have not read much of this so far, but from what I have seen it is high fantasy. So far, I have not been impressed with the writing, which is why I haven't finished it. Furriness >5, Quality <6

In Wilder Lands by Jim Galford. Another high fantasy novel, but this one was much better written. I will be buying the sequel when comes out, for whatever it is worth. It does have a few problems, namely that many characters and the world need to be fleshed out more. Furriness - 9, Quality - 7.

Spice and Wolf by Isuna Hasekura. Yes, I know it is not exactly furry, but OP may still like it. One of the main character is a wolf "god" who takes the form a young woman, and the other is a traveling merchant. The setting is largely inspired by post dark ages Europe and is not overwhelmed with fantasy brickabrack. Furriness - 2, Quality - 8

I am going to pick up Red Sails in the Fallout tomorrow for my kindle, since the sample is holding my interest. I might also pick up Argo and Ten Thousand Miles Up. These last two books are short stories not novels.

Edit: misspelled book

u/Jcconnell · 6 pointsr/GrandCherokee

Some more photos in this album: http://imgur.com/a/cOpga

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: http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-Revers...0EGD72PEJR5V13
  • Clarion XC1410: http://www.amazon.com/Clarion-Electr.../dp/B00B43LKV0
  • Logitech Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wirel.../dp/B004VM1T5S
  • Keedox 12v to 5v step down converter: http://www.amazon.com/KEEDOX%C2%AE-C...+12v+converter
  • Monoprice 1.5FT Premium RCA to RCA cable: http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-1-5f...rice+cable+rca
  • Monoprice 1.5FT Stereo male to RCA male cable: http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-1055...0XF8FF2X451CJQ
  • 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: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/wj-tablet-bluetooth-audio-amp-speaker-installation-questions-1941961/

    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/bblackwell · 0 pointsr/PS3

For less than $150, I'd recommend a Vizio soundbar. It's not surround, but it's pretty nice for the value (a 38 inch one runs for under $100).

If you can stretch the budget, the full set from Vizio is pretty phenomenal value, getting a soundbar, two rear speakers, and sub for under $250. Sub/rear speakers are bluetooth, too, so they don't have to connect to the soundbar. Reviews are great, and I just got a set for my mom for Christmas. Set it up in 5-10 minutes and it immediately sounded great: http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-S4251w-B4-Soundbar-Subwoofer-Satellite/dp/B00CDIK908/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1420134829&sr=1-1&keywords=vizio+sound+bar

u/diabolicbutterfly · 1 pointr/ems

Some of the things I've gotten that have made my life a little easier.

  • 12v 2-way splitter for the truck
  • Small Moleskine notebook (I write down addresses, run numbers, pertinent info because we do not have an MDT in our trucks)
  • Slim Wallet (I don't carry a purse to work and I will transfer my debit card, ID, and keep all my licenses in the wallet I linked, great for keeping in a pocket while at work. As a bonus, the company who makes the one I linked is from the city I live in.)
  • Window Punch These are pretty nice, not many places non-fire around here provide them on the trucks and they come in very handy if you need access and have beaten fire to the scene. I prefer these over the pen style.
  • Key Holder Good if she has a lot of different keys, some places still use keys to access their narcs, different parts of the building, etc.
  • Bluetooth Transmitter/Charger I have a new iPhone that does not have an aux port, these work great on our ambulances and have two fast charge ports to charge whatever you need. I use the splitter above to plug this and my GPS/Dashcam in.
  • Snack Subscription These are pretty cool a bit pricey in the long run though. Get pretty good/healthy snacks monthly with various price plans. Cuts back on the urge to grab that candy at the gas station if you have something better in your bag already.
  • Rite in the Rain Notebook Just ordered these and they haven't come in yet, they are awesome for onscene quick notes. Since we've moved to EPCR software I find that on really sick patients that we need to move and work on I still manage to keep physical notes which get shredded after the run is finished and it's transcribed to the computer. We use a normal flip book but these help organize things a little bit more, plus they're waterproof. Supposedly works best with their pens or just a normal pencil. Was a neat product I thought I'd try out and go from there. Also don't have to get the EMS version, plenty of other versions/styles to choose from.


    I'm sure there are more and I'll come back and add them as I can think of them, these are some of the non-medical quality of life items I add to my every day to make things more bearable.
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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018E0I01I

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/Silvertonebass96 · 1 pointr/amazonecho

The echo dot was my first product in the smart home world and it's still my only hub. I love it! I wasn't using it to it's full potential at first, only using it to play music while I was home but now it controls my smart tv, some lights, and my security camera.

It SUCKS as a speaker. In fact I never play music directly through it. It's paired to an awesome bluetooth speaker I have. It's not made as a speaker so don't fool yourself with that. But if you want to get into smart home products this is the perfect way to start.

It's kind of like getting a 4k tv. You get the tv first before you pay for 4k games, cable, etc. Sure you're not using it to it's fullest potential but it has limitless room to grow! If you do it the other way around you're wasting money with no incentive to ever fully upgrade.

TLDR; Don't get it to use as a speaker. That's not what it's made for and it shows. If you want a speaker get this .
However if you want to get into smart home things this is a perfect opportunity.

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:

  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IV1H1ME
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EHSX28M

    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/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/travelswagger · 1 pointr/bose

Hey there. Sorry for the delay since I was traveling. I tried the earbuds out at Sony Store Ginza during the Headphone Park event and was impressed. They didn't seem to mask as much noise as my QC35, BUT I was also using the silicon eartips. I didn't have a chance to try to foam.

I was impressed by how light they were and that they didn't fall out when I shook my head -- Apple wireless AirPods and wired EarPods don't fit my ears well and always fall out. I'd imagine they're more comfortable in lie-flat business to sleep with than the QC35.

I've also resigned to lack of aptX and LDAC. I think AAC and SBC will be fine since it probably means better range, improved connectivity, and longer battery life. FWIW, QC35 also lacks aptX and LDAC, and I only listen to podcasts with Google Podcasts and Overcast by Marco Armeny, listen to music with Google Play Music / YouTube Music, and watch video streaming like YouTube TV, YouTube Premium, Netflix, HBO NOW, etc. The devices I use are Apple iPad Pro 10.5, Google Pixel 3a XL and OnePlus 7 Pro.

Yes, I pre-ordered on Amazon for $185 (lower cost than Sony Ginza Duty Free 25880¥ or $240) with a few promotions I had ($5 Amazon gift card credit, $10 Whole Foods credit and a discount with use of 1 American Express Membership Reward point). Sony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T81554H/

I also snagged a Bluetooth transceiver during Prime Day that seemed to have numerous decent reviews. It'll come in handy for IFE. $23.11 was the lightning deal. 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) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EHSX28M/

Just in case, I also bought some foam eartips during Prime Day that seemed to be a good value. I hope they fit. $5.59 was the lightning deal. 12Pcs Replacement Eartips- RIYO Premium Memory Foam Earphone Earbuds Tips Noise Reducing Earbud Tips for 5mm-7mm in-Ear Headphones Nozzle (Large, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071NJQ6J3/

QUESTION FOR YOU: Is QC20 noise canceling better than QC35? I've always understood that it was, but the QC35 seems to be more popular since it's wireless.

u/Meph616 · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Not to be a downer, but good luck with that. I have a Hennessy Hammock and its quality is top notch backed by a reputable company. Which comes with a mosquito net top and a separate rainfly (tarp) to keep dry with. Plus it fits snug in a tiny pouch that I can put in any backpack of my choosing, be it a small daypack or my 90L Kelty week long excursion type of backpack. Which ever I see the need for at that time.

If I were to suggest anything, it's to find a corner of the market to make your own and build from the ground up there. Your idea seems like a good invention for, say, somebody in college who has a couple hours between a class and doesn't want to drive around everywhere. So they can just set up a hammock on/near campus and chill, do some reading, until class time. These guys will be your bread and butter.

What would these people want? What are their needs? Off the top of my head, quick concept. An upper hidden pouch with speakers to plug an iPod into.

Or a side pouch that houses a rechargeable battery, a good sized one. It has a retractable cord to plug into a phone. So people can hammock around and use their phone or tablet without fear of draining away for the day.

Something versatile for your target market. Because if you try and replicate what other companies are already doing and go after their customer base, and you can't do it better than them... then why would I (customer) want to buy yours instead?

u/aramblingmind · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I just use an Anker speaker. A friend recommended it, and it's been a great choice.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016XTADG2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_b0QrybS96GJR8

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/saedaek · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

Of course! We had two bluetooth speakers, and used a y-jack to plug the receiver (for the mic) into both so that we could have more volume. One of them is a shitty samsung bluetooth speaker that we had for years that we do NOT recommend you buy. The other one is https://www.amazon.com/UE-BOOM-Wireless-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B00CM0XHNS and it's a much better value for money! The mic that we used is: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G812BR9/ And for how simple it is it worked great! We considered not having mics since it was a small gathering, but I'm glad we did - sound dissipates super fast outdoors! And having amplified sound makes it easy to make the speech sound more official and have people concentrate. Good luck on your wedding planning!!

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.

https://imgur.com/a/IXAG72q

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:

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50106773/ ($100) https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90252908/ ($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.

https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-STAND-V002/dp/B009S750LA

This is the speaker that is zipped under the desk:

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-SoundCore-Bluetooth-Dual-Driver-Distortion/dp/B016XTADG2 ($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.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AVSSKOE/ ($10)

u/Supercharged_Z06 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

If it were me, I'd go for something really versatile/nice like the ES100: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H4YD2L

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: https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Simultaneously/dp/B01EHSX28M

u/CbcITGuy · 1 pointr/computertechs

that's a pretty legit list right there. I have a trunk full of gear, probably worth almost as much as my car. I do a lot of contract work, so my list is pretty much the same just slightly beefed up.

  • I have a basic tech kit from Amazon
  • I have a buttset Sometimes reffered to as a linemans set.
  • About 10 of these Floating around my car/trunk/tool bags and person. because i like to lose things lol
  • A Basic cable tester
  • This Cable mapper
  • Coax crimper (For tv, and bnc)
  • Crimp Kit
  • I buy these Like candy, they're perfect for ISO's for giving to customers with instructions and/or iso's just perfect in general for a lot of things.
  • Stinger Flash light Serves double duty as a i'm a volunteer first and second responder
  • Cable stripper

    Replenishables

  • I Keep at least 50 of these on hand
  • rg59 tips (CCTV BNC Tips)
  • RG6 tips (Cable TV)
  • RJ45 tips (A mason jar filled with about 60-100)
  • at minimum of box of cat5 Sometimes up to three boxes. i will have a job soon that will require six of them lol.
  • Patch Cables 3f and 5ft usually at minimum 10 of each
  • zip ties (Usually three containers of 500 of assorted sizes)
  • White 2 4 and 6 port keystone faceplates
  • White keystone blanks
  • low voltage mounting brackets
  • white 1 and 2 port surface mount boxes
  • some hdmi cables (Usually just 4 or 5 of these)
  • electrical tape (5 50' rolls of different color) for many things
  • Pull string
  • dikes (Not really but they dissappear so fast they feel like it) like These
  • I actually keep two label makers
  • Rolls of 8 inch velcro ties

    contractor things

  • Step bits
  • Paddle bits
  • Hole Saw Kit
  • Masonry bits
  • Caulk gun
  • caulk
  • grommets
  • Ladder
  • First aid kit
  • 150' Fish tape
  • An 18V Cordless DeWalt Hammer Drill
  • Regular drill bits


  • I use these to organize my laptop bag (win surface pro with usb to rj45 adapter, usb to db9 adapter, console cable, lan cable, wifi hotspot, anker battery pack, 500gb usb hard drive etc)
  • I use these bags to organize everything

    and a myriad of other small parts pertaining to surveillance system installs, and screw bits for my drill, and i even have secured walkies for when i have multiple employees on site. plus i have to admit bluetooth headsets for when i have to deal with helpdesks or tech support while i'm on site... did i mention i do a lottttt of contract work. i'm all over the place. every now and then i run into things that this kit can't handle but for the most part i come away with a rather professional look.

    sorry for formatting, i've seen plenty of these posts this is the first time i took time to actually look up evrything i've purchased.

    Edit: Some formatting. added velcro :P
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.

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/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.
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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.

u/mightyscoop · 1 pointr/Porsche

Probably not the answer you were looking for, but RF is probably the easiest and most cost effective way.
See my 987S: http://imgur.com/BR3OMCY


This is the unit I purchased. It works well enough, the most important thing is to find a good clean frequency for it to operate. If you plug it into the center console port, it will auto-off/on with the car, as well. I have a desire to figure out how to intercept the input into the head unit from the 6-disc changer and split it over, but I know the Bose is much more difficult due to the optical platform and would require changing out almost or all of the audio system.

u/Erinescence · 2 pointsr/amazon

There will be an absolute ton of cheap headphones, earbuds and Bluetooth speakers. Like /u/keanex said, check out what you want beforehand, figure out what's actually a good deal on them, and then only look for the ones you've previously identified as good quality and a good sale.

Anker and TaoTronics are two pretty solid brands that are very likely to participate in Prime Day. Last year I got the Anker Soundcore for $27.99 which was an all-time low for it at the time. I asked Anker on Twitter if the new version, the Anker Soundcore 2 would be getting a Prime Day deal and they hinted that it will. Previous best price for that was around $33 I think. I LOVE my Soundcore, so am watching for the Soundcore 2 (which is waterproof) for my bathroom this year.

u/chromecarz00 · 1 pointr/galaxys5

Hey dude.

Late post, I know, but I've been doing some research on the best FM transmitters (had the Soundfly by Satechi, 3 actually, first one was great and the second two had quality issues. Have had at least 4 or 5 other ones before it back in 08, but since I found that haven't looked back).

The one that seems pretty legit is this one. It's got insane amounts of reviews and most of them good.

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=pd_sim_e_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EW15K19BWQ23TCH09BQ

Hopefully this kind of helps.

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/jlee14 · 2 pointsr/iphone

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

BAM!

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_YRB5tb0DT11TC

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/Briguy24 · 1 pointr/movies

This is the setup I have in my basement. It's awesome and I was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality.

Watched The Conjuring at night with my wife and she was jumping like crazy when it sounded like you could hear floors squeak behind us.

I would absolutely recommend this over running wires for surround sound unless you want/need to have the very best. It's more than enough for us and it was super simple to hook up.

u/TenOunceTalk · 5 pointsr/AskScienceDiscussion

This is a good BT transmitter/receiver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4W40VC/ 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/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/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): https://amazon.com/HomeSpot-Wireless-Bluetooth-Transmitter-supported/dp/B00QV77YIC - 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/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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010OYASRG

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] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KXIKCSI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_8uYGCbE4VRMYM) 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

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Edit 2: okay the link isnt getting fixed so im just gonna leave it

u/blueman541 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Yea, I was looking at something similar but has aptx support.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EHSX28M

Bunch on amazon that look a like, probably rebranded stuff. Not sure how well they will work with a microphone like modmic.

Maybe I should give up the DIY quest with clunky solutions for the modmic and go with something more elegant like bTunes

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/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:

https://www.amazon.com/Mpow-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Headphones-Hands-free/dp/B01KXIKCSI

SHP9500S + 1540 pads + MPOW + Boom PRO mic would be around $150...

u/maralieus · 2 pointsr/PS4

Check out the vizio 40" soundbar with wireless subwoofer. You can get them new for 300 bucks but if you look out for sales more like the 200 bucks I paid on woot.com. they are 5.1 have optical input for the ps4 and have Bluetooth for playing music and whatnot from your phone. I love them. If you have a small room they will really sound awesome!

Here. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CDIK908?cache=fab84a7667334817543c3c51bd058e77&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1414358179&sr=8-1#ref=mp_s_a_1_1

u/Acebats · 5 pointsr/paydaytheheist

In his character image you can see a Sony m-430 without the brand name (for obvious reasons), Nervatel from the Discord spent ages looking at all the details to narrow it down to that specific model. In the trailer you can see a cassette player like you describe. The trailer one is modeled after a (to my knowledge currently unknown, as the animator forgot the model and no longer has the file) cassette player.

At the end of the day we have two models that Jacket has been seen using in promotional materials, the grey one in the trailer obviously being bigger and having enough room for the electronics and the black one being much smaller.

Your communication point is a fair one, however I don't think I'm misinterpreting the fact that you're limited to what is contained on the cassette player you purchased. I'm not suggesting you put every single line out of the hundreds-thousands of lines on cassettes, but you get the specific ones you want, including any communication ones (heck put a "yes" at the start of the cassette and a thank you after it, easy to access) and put them on. Recording them yourself allows you to get all the lines you want on.

But having "well over" 36 lines is a very small amount compared to the amount of varied lines in the game.

However, I do have a little life hack (for about $50) for anyone that wants to get specific lines quickly on the fly that they can consider if they don't want to record on a cassette.

Buy a small mp3 player (like a clip jam) and a mini speaker and conceal them in the inner pocket of the Jacket and have your "yes" line ready to play with "thank you" queued up. This also allows you to have complete controll on what lines are on the device.

At the end of the day it's the buyer's choice if they want to pay $150 or about half that, but in my opinion $150 is an absurd amount

u/aholland1 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Thanks for the link/photo/recommendation! Have you tried pairing this to a surround sound receiver?

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I have an Onkyo 7.1 setup with a Bluetooth input I'd love to use for Beat Saber so I'm not sweating up headphones, but the built-in Bluetooth on the Quest won't pass audio to it at all even though it pairs. It's this, or I use a 25 foot stereo aux cable and then I'm tethered again like with the PSVR lol.

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Also, did you see the upgrade option that supposedly lets you pair two devices? Wondering if this would be a better option to pair headphones and/or a surround receiver when in a party situation perhaps - little bigger but not much: https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Wireless/dp/B01IV1H1ME/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

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/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/farptr · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

The RPi doesn't have audio input or HDMI input. If you want to get audio out of the Yamaha via the HDMI connection then you'll need a HDMI audio extractor box. Plug that into a Bluetooth aptx transmitter. aptx is much better quality than regular Bluetooth audio but you need to make sure the transmitter and your speakers support it.

You need the HDMI audio extractor anyway if you want to get the audio from the HDMI cable. It is easier to just use a purpose built Bluetooth aptx transmitter than dealing with the RPi. You'll probably have much better latency as well.

u/Beer_me_pls · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

My budget was somewhat limited but have really enjoyed my Oontz Angle. Good battery life, sound quality and aesthetically pleasing. Will test it out once my pi3 arrives :)
http://www.amazon.com/OontZ-Angle-Bluetooth-Portable-Speaker/dp/B010OYASRG

u/I_Am_The_Mole · 2 pointsr/discgolf

If you ever get the chance to look through his bag, look for the oldest most beat up looking disc he's got, and buy him a new one. Google the make and model and if it's a putter get him two or three.

NOTE: Don't replace the disc, leave it in his bag. The reason it's the oldest and most beat up is because he loves it and probably would appreciate having another disc in that type to break in.

Option 2: Get him a small bluetooth speaker á la Mini Jambox or the Logitech UE Boom. These are pricey options, but they're at the front of the pack for sound quality. If you think he couldn't care less about that and just wants some outdoor tunes there are plenty of other options. I personally love having music out on the course (politely of course) and can't throw right (or stay aware of other golfers) with headphones in.

Good Luck!

u/Joe8222 · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I like to use this trond bluetooth adapter and you may be curious on why I say choose this one. Here are some good reasons to get it. Say if you want to use it with your TV at night so you dont wake anyone up this is great for that because it plugs directly into your aux port on the tv and it also comes with a aux cable but say if you TV doesn't have an aux output on it but has a L - R output on the tv it comes with an adapter for that. edit: forgot to say it also has a 10 hour battery on it. edit2: you can also try something like this I copied it and its great. Here is the velcro I used and the cable that I had in one of my drawers was this one but you definitely don't need it thats kinda overboard.

u/gcalpo · 1 pointr/Android

Yes. I especially enjoy listening over the car speakers via the bluetooth link. It's easy to set up if you have the right hardware.

  • Flexsmart X2 for Bluetooth-to-FM in our older car.

  • FIPO iPod to Bluetooth adapter Not really $95 as indicated in the link. More like $10-20. Great for hooking up to a car that supports the iPod Dock Connector.

    I also use the Tasker App to auto-launch Google Music as soon as it detects the bluetooth link-up.
u/Yggdrsll · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018E0I01I/

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/DobieG1970 · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I'm very happy with this:

https://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-SoundWorks-OontZ-Angle-Generation/dp/B010OYASRG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500589399&sr=8-1&keywords=oontz+angle

It has good range and great sound and can resist dust & splashes. Search Amazon for OontZ Angle and you will find some other options that might suit your needs better. :)

u/BlackKnightSix · 2 pointsr/Android

I have a "regular" 5.1 system in the living room that allows me to be on 1 input but have two inputs connected. One goes to my PC, and the other is basically an aux port where I plugged in a bluetooth receiver that is connected to an electrical socket and always on. You just pair up and is always ready. The surround system just overlaps the PC and BT audio if both are playing. I also have a 2.1 in the bedroom with a single input and I have the same kind of receiver connected (that one is powered by the included typical USB wall adapter). Something like this is what I have in the bedroom while I have the wall mount similar to this one in the living room.

I have been wanting this damn feature in google home for a while now. I got it free (mini) with my Pixel 2 but the only real use is asking for weather, timers, and occasional questions when talking to people and wanting a fact straightened out. I never cared for the music in the mini because it sucks for audio quality and sound propagation. I don't want to buy any chromecasts when my house speakers are wireless (bluetoothed) already. I especially like I can have my bedroom and living room both playing from a single source for the multi-room audio. Very cool.

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/jlaramie · 1 pointr/nova

Car stereo is a little vague. We will need to know at least the model of your car and what you are actually trying to improve. Do you want upgraded speakers, upgraded headunit or just better sound and an aux input?

I've installed a bunch of car stereos for friends and I've also had good luck with inline fm modulator. Unlike regular fm modulator which wirelessly connect, these ones directly connect to the antenna cable located behind your headunit.

FM Modulator

Disclaimer: The link above is just a random modulator I found on amazon. This is not a specific product recommendation only a possible cheap solution.

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/clearlight · 1 pointr/MechanicAdvice

I was in a similar situation and bought one of these https://www.amazon.com/Nulaxy-Wireless-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Adapter/dp/B018E0I01I 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/FoN925 · 3 pointsr/PS4

This is a newer model of the soundbar setup I'm currently using (this one has an HDMI input, mine doesn't).

The sound is really good. The only two issues I have are:

  • The Optical Out on mine stopped working after about two years, so now I have to connect via Bluetooth

  • On my exact model the volume increments are a bit wonky. There are indicator lights on the front of the soundbar that light up as the volume is increased and I keep mine at about 3 lights at night and 3.5 during the day. The difference between each press of the volume up/down buttons is pretty huge.

    Other than that, though, I've been really happy with it. I've used it with my TV, PS4, XB1, Wii, WiiU, Switch, even hooked my old GameCube up a year or two ago and it was great.
u/sailboatsare · 0 pointsr/hometheater

If you have a stereo cable output on your TV, you could connect it to an Echo​ Dot or other external speaker...Amazon actually has some awesome, super cheap external speakers like this one that accept a stereo cable: 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) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010OYASRG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_g96fzbS6JKX3K

u/fp0013 · 0 pointsr/hometheater

This is what I use http://amzn.com/B00CDIK908

It is not 2.1, but 7.1 and it's great. Will definitely fill the room, goes very loud, and the subwoofer/satellite speakers are wireless, so you can place them behind you for a great surround sound experience.

If you do not want the 7.1, if you click on the 38-inch option, itll be around half the price for just 2.1

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/prajaybasu · 1 pointr/headphones

Bluetooth's default codec has high latency which means that the video/audio will go out of sync and the sound quality will be shite, at least for me.

aptX is a codec that's meant to fix that, and aptX-LL (Low Latency) would be the best choice for streaming desktop audio wirelessly.

Buy the FiiO BTR1, which is aptX+aptX-LL capable receiver and also buy a transmitter that's capable of aptX-LL (like this, this or this) and you'll not regret having aptX capable gear after trying to watch normal YouTube videos or game on that crappy default BT connection.

I believe macOS can utilize aptX by default, but if you have a Windows PC and do not have a 3.5mm jack to hook up the transmitter to, then you can buy an aptX-capable dongle like this and install the CSR Harmony BT stack because the default Microsoft BT stack does not properly support aptX.

I have a BTR1 and the CSR 4.0 dongle that I linked above and I get near zero latency unless I go too far (it switches codec to the default BT one if I go too far) - I'm not sure if it's using aptX-LL though, but it's definitely using aptX.

The upcoming FiiO BTR3 and the Bluewave GET also support aptX-HD apart from aptX-LL, but I don't think most media can even use such a high bitrate, so aptX-LL will be fine for now.

I guess you can ignore my advice if you are happy with the Mpow receiver (like many people) - I didn't use it personally, but my experience with non-aptX devices has been awful.

u/michaelshow · 8 pointsr/Minecraft

Love Ringworlds!

If anyone hasn't read Ringworld by Larry Niven, it's an amazing novel and one of my personal favorites. Highly recommended.

Amazon link:
https://smile.amazon.com/Ringworld-Del-book-Larry-Niven/dp/0345333926/ref=tmm_mmp_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1503494558&sr=1-1

u/Zirillian · 1 pointr/essentialphone

If you're implying that you can't use bluetooth in your car, but you can use an Aux cable...assuming that you aren't using headphones, do yourself a favor and get one of these:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IV1H1ME/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It works excellent; I've used many different versions and brands (moving from Bluetooth 2.0 up to 4.1) and they all accomplish the same thing, and the new ones sound fantastic (better than aux because there's no volume limit).

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.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AIM5ZE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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/TheKnightWhoSaysMeh · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Ringworld by Larry Niven may fit. Admittedly not a literary masterpiece, but sure is a great page turner with magnificent world-building to soak into.

^edit: ^typo ^in ^link.

u/QuipA · 1 pointr/headphones

MEE Audio AirFi Matrix 2

But I do not recommend a battery powered headphone during workouts where sweat / water is involved. A well isolating wired IEM is a lot better (IMHO). Anyway, can't go wrong with the Matrix 2, very decent sound and aptX support for less than 80€ is a great deal. And some of the very well renowned reviewers have given this BT headphone better scores than the 399€ Sennheiser Momentum Wireless :D

u/NShader · 1 pointr/headphones

Reposting because I want some more opinions;

Which is the better one;

The MEE Audio Air-fi Matrix 2 (https://www.amazon.com/MEE-audio-Bluetooth-Wireless-Headphones/dp/B00DOP3NPW)

or the Avantree Audition (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00J0BXPD4/ref=pd_aw_lpo_23_tr_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=EEGFT2FH61519RXP84BZ)

or the Cowin E-7 (is it worth it paying the $10 premium for active noise cancelling?? (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B019U00D7K/ref=pd_aw_lpo_23_bs_img_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=EEGFT2FH61519RXP84BZ&th=1#LUXAddressSelector_1495111143837)

The things that I find most important are comfort, sound leakage, sound quality and build quality. I would like these, especially comfort and build quality, to be taken in account.

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 http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0/ 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/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/drloz5531201091 · 1 pointr/running

I'm currently running with Meeltronics overear headphone : https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00DOP3NPW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I won't lie, I'm a big fan of these headphones. I ran for two years with that but now is the time for me I think to change. I'm starting to do longer runs more regularly and they are fairly hot on my head, specially in hot weather. It never bothered me much but it's starting to now. I shopped for a while for alternatives to overear headphones for my running and everything isn't perfect.

I'm used to the great sound of overear headphones and I often listen to music fairly loudly. I've tried Aftershokz Air and even though it's comfortable and cool technology and very light, the sounds isn't loud even at maxed volume which is disappointing.

I know it's a very vague question but outside of Plantronics backbeat fit I haven't seen anything worth buying really, specially when all the options I've seen are well over 125$ where my current are 80$ and have been literally indestrucible. They suffered rain, snow and a huge amount of sweat.

Thanks in advance

u/haxdal · 1 pointr/ADHD

Interesting, The Kindle version is free on Amazon .. good enough reason to add it to my collection :)

I'm mostly into SciFi books myself. Recently I've been reading a bit by Paul McAuley, If I were to recommend something recent it'd be The Quiet War and Gardens of the Sun by him. For old classics you can't go wrong with Ender's Game or Ringworld.

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/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] (http://www.amazon.com/Cocoon-CPG10BK-Grid-It-Organizer-Black/dp/B002HU27UW)

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/DarthContinent · 8 pointsr/AskReddit

Larry Niven's Ringworld is excellent.

You could also get a good cross-section of sci-fi through various anthologies, I've got a bunch of the Year's Best Sci-Fi series which have helped me discover a bunch of authors (e.g. Greg Bear, Greg Egan, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, and lots of others I enjoy reading).

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/RaleighEnt · 1 pointr/raleigh

Honestly you might want to look for a new FM transmitter. Sounds like yours is pretty weak. I got one just like you described in Amazon for $15 and it works great. Even if a channel is occupied this thing is powerful enough to override whatever's being broadcast, and there's almost no interference once I find a channel thats mostly static. Here's the one I got if you're interested.

u/BreakFromMonotony · 2 pointsr/headphones

For any of you Bluetooth pioneers:

I have a pair of B&O H7's that I purchased specifically so that I can use them while moving about my office while having audio/video streaming from my desktop computer. My problem is that they are at a noticeably lower volume while connected via Bluetooth to my computer, than they are when connected to my iPhone. Volume works great when connected via Bluetooth to phone, so I've concluded that it's a transmitter/computer issue. I have tried a simple USB Bluetooth transmitter, a more expensive USB Bluetooth transmitter, as well as an externally powered 3.5MM transmitter connected via an amp, and they all yield the same volume issues. I have also turned the volume all the way up on the headphones using the built-in controls.

Just curious if anyone has experienced similar, or has a recommendation for a transmitter setup that has better volume output? I just find it so weird that the issue doesn't exist when connected to my phone, that I'm positive there is SOME way to get it fixed with my computer.

Thanks!

u/YankeeATZ · 2 pointsr/Austin

It's not the fanciest solution, but I use this:
http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0

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/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/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/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. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018E0I01I 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/Yuzumi · 1 pointr/technology

My sister got a car with bluetooth, but here's the thing: Media playback only works on apple devices.

That's right, for android phones you can only use it for calls. I would have noped out of that right at the start no matter how good the rest of the car is.

I've had this thing for years and it still works perfect. Sounds better than any other FM transmitter I've tried and it has line out in case you have an aux in on your car as well as line in for devices that don't have bluetooth. The line in works even when something is pared, so you don't have to turn off bluetooth.

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/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/vinter- · 1 pointr/Honda

That video was perfect thanks so much. Yeah I haven't had any problems with glare with the current radio and wouldn't want to cause any new issues. After watching the install it looks pretty easy. http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Accord-Civic-3-5MM-iPhone-6-car-MP3-Interface-Aux-In-adapter-Brand-New-/390947699287?_trksid=p2385738.m2548.l4275 I think I'll give this one a try.
EDIT: or maybe this? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/?tag=thewire06-20&linkCode=xm2&ascsubtag=WC28042

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/moduspwnens14 · 1 pointr/apple

5% may not be accurate, but they'll be accounting for how often it gets used, too, and how easy of a problem it is to solve with an adapter.

This thing might be pretty cool, as it'd work for non-iPhones and work wirelessly for times when you don't need to plug it in to charge. It's fairly cheap with good reviews.

u/ultranonymous11 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Something like this works a lot better as you can use in docked or undocked.

It also works great on planes that have TVs. It’s an awesome device.

u/xodakahn · 1 pointr/siriusxm

They aren't dumb questions. Yes, with two car kits and a home kit it would be extremely easy to switch between car, truck and dorm. I'm not sure if this is still the same, but the dorm could be a bigger issue. Back in the older days, the home kits needed the antenna to have a good line of sight with the satellite and with my XM radios, I sometimes had to have the antenna outside. The dorm probably wouldn't allow that.

But one thing to consider is what I do now. I do everything through my phone and either the car's bluetooth. I have an older car and use one of these bluetooth FM transmitters. It sounds good. And if you already have an account the online is pretty cheap.

The data costs could be cheaper than a radio, two car kits and a home kit.

u/kwixmusic · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Just as a heads up, because I think my audio solution is pretty great, I highly recommend checking out https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EHSX28M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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/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/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.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EHSX28M

Indeed. now that I did the research for you, I am going to buy one for myself. Thanks for the tip! :-)

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/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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_B5NQwbW6NM7SN

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. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JRGOKQ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_M6NQwbC017DRG

u/N62B44 · 0 pointsr/hometheater

Amazon has this Vizio 5.1 bar for $200 at the moment. I've had my eye on it since it's the only 5.1 & it has great reviews. I'm really on the edge of pulling the trigger but after looking up Klipsch DHT 600 and the Bose Cinemate GS Series II, I want to get one of those instead. However, I know nothing about surround sound. Just now I added this subreddit to try to learn more. Good luck!

Edit: adding link.

VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CDIK908/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_U5rDub1J9A8EG

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/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/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/Majaru97 · 14 pointsr/onebag

A little background, I'm a 20 year old guy from New Zealand whose going to be travelling around the UK and Europe for the indefinite future. After that I might be coming home or moving on to North and South America. This is all the gear I plan on taking. Any advice or criticism is appreciated! I tried to link everything I have for you guys, unless it's something that's really obvious as to where you can purchase it.

Clothes


Icebreaker Boxers x3

Icebreaker Socks x3

Icebreaker Cool-Lite 7inch Shorts Black x1

Icebreaker Short Sleeve Tee x2 Heather Grey and Stealth

Icebreaker Long Sleeve Tee Black and Admiral x2

Icebreaker Apex Leggings x1

Wool&Prince Olive Workshirt

Wool&Prince Navy Checkered Button-Down

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket Black

Patagonia Nano-Puff Black

Icebreaker Long Sleeve Zipper Hoodie Black x1

Outlier Slim Dungarees Black

Outlier New-Way Shorts Navy

Shoes


Nike Free Runs 5.0 Black

Adidas GTX Hiking Boots

Warehouse/Walmart/Kmart Brand Sandals

Accesories


Local Supply Polarised Sunglasses Black

Icebreaker Skyline Beanie Heather Grey x1

Icebreaker Chute Black x1

Icebreaker Quantum Gloves x1

Tech


iPhone 7

PowerCore 20100mAh Portable Charger

Kindle Paperwhite 3 4gb

Universal Ears Boom Speaker

NZ to UK Plug Adaptors x2

Bag and Packing Accessories


Tom Bihn Synapse 25

Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack

Tom Bihn Halcyon Packing Cubes Small x2

Tom Bihn Halcyon Packing Cubes Medium x1

Tom Bihn Travel Stuff Sack Size 1 x2

Tom Bihn Travel Stuff Sack Size 2 x1

Tom Bihn Snake Charmer x1

Tom Bihn 3D Organizer Cube Clear x1

Toiletries


Diesel Cologne 50ml

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Floss

3x Gotoobs

Dr Bronners

Rexona Stick Deodarant

Linen Waffle Towel

Nalgene Water Bottle 1L

Total weight is 8.9kg(this includes things that I will be able to wear when flying)

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/blurredsagacity · 1 pointr/Vive

http://smile.amazon.com/MEE-audio-Bluetooth-Wireless-Headphones/dp/B00DOP3NPW

Weird off-brand bluetooth headphones, but they fit well, sound good, and have a jack on the cup, so you can replace the cable with a shorter one if you have it, or just tie the included cable up in the Vive headstrap like I do. Haven't even tried using them wirelessly because I don't want to bother charging them.

Put on Vive, put on headphones, find cable, plug into headphones. Done.

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/PocketSpoon · 1 pointr/headphones

would not recommend open headphones if you plan to use them in the public. As far as Bluetooth goes, most of them tend to have more bass than neutral (i guess people tune the bass higher to drown out the noise when you're on the go to help passive isolation). I wouldnt say open are strictly better, that's a huge oversimplification and you shouldn't dismiss closed headphones because of that.

for a cheapo pair you can consider these Air Fi Matrix 2. They sound pretty good for the price although im not sure about the mic quality.

Otherwise something higher end would be V Moda Crossfade Wireless. consider getting the XL pads with these as they are far more comfortable

u/omnithrope · 1 pointr/Volvo

Want bluetooth music and hands free headset for calls? Get a this:

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404246377&sr=8-1&keywords=gogroove+flexsmart+x2

Get a GoGroove FlexSMART.

I have my android set up to connect via BT when I get in the car, and then just use Google Play Music to stream whatever I want over the radio.

Best. Gadget. Ever.

Of course, you're going to get a little degradation of sound due to the FM transmission, but it sounds leagues better than a cassette adapter and allows you to make and receive calls, fast forward/backward, and stop pause your music.

The handsfree calling isn't the best on the other end, but they can hear me and the calls work just fine. I've never had one drop.

No, I don't work for the company... I just love mine. Even has a USB jack to charge your phone while you're using it, or just in the car.

I even have a little app that reads out my texts received over bluetooth, so I get that as well using this.

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016XTADG2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Wo6MBbK5T480C

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/evanfeelickz · 1 pointr/jailbreak

Check these out. These devices stream music, and can also call, siri, and voice memos. This is an FM transmitter, but the music quality is quite superb, it is unlike any other device I've had experience with.

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B000FV8P24/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395774903&sr=1-2&keywords=go+groove

http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395774903&sr=1-1&keywords=go+groove

I own the SMARTmini model, and I've had it for almost 2 years, and it has worked flawless for me.

u/GalacticShonen · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget is as low as possible but probably nothing more than $100. Want bluetooth functionality for PC so I can watch Netflix and for listening on my walks through my phone, with good wired sound quality when I am working on music at my desktop. Preferably full sized headphones that cover the ear, at a reasonable price. Obviously you pay what you get, and I found a few cheap options that I am a little unsure about sound-quality wise. Any other recommendations would be lovely. These are the two I am thinking about

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J0BXPD4/ref=psdc_12097479011_t2_B00DOP3NPW

https://www.amazon.com/MEE-audio-Bluetooth-Wireless-Headphones/dp/B00DOP3NPW

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/_lowrez_ · 1 pointr/Bluetooth_Audiophile

Run your audio source into this and pair it with your BT headphones. I have one and it sounds great. Hope that helps. :)

u/wowultimation · 2 pointsr/longboarding

You should look into an x-mini speaker. I have one, and it's pretty good. Cheap, loud, and surprisingly good sound quality, and also easily portable.

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:

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-SoundCore-Bluetooth-Dual-Driver-Distortion/dp/B016XTADG2

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

https://www.amazon.com/Anchor-Audio-AN-130-Speaker-Monitor/dp/B000YYVVN2

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/Clean_Send · 1 pointr/cars

My Lexus doesn't have one either and I got one of these bluetooth transmitters. Honestly, it's amazing. The tech is a lot better than it was even a few years back. Highly recommend for $16ish.

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.

However...

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/alwaysneed · 1 pointr/bose

Oh, probably not since apple is evi.l I just assumed it would work with all computers with intel cpu.If you have a 2015 or older mac, you can look at https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Pro-Retina-2015-Airport-Bluetooth-Board/IF123-048?o=1 , it's should be the latest network card used in macbooks before they switched to adding networking to the logic board - it is insanely expensive since it's a proprietary mac component vs. the 9260, which is unlucky. You'll also get better connection for wifi with this. Check to make sure you don't already have this in your mac. Also, not too sure about it's specs. I just searched for newest networking card incase yours is fairly old. It's probably Bluetooth 4.0, which shouldn't be an issue since the headphones don't have the best BT either. The new chips, just ensure that your networking card isn't causing the bottleneck. Also, helps with increasing BT range and stability.

Audio only bluetooth 5.0 adapters are a lot cheaper, do some more research into the products before buying, since I just pulled the first two from amazon that were mac compatible.

This one seems more convenient as it's not dangling from the 3.5m audio port on your computer, like the 2nd one.

https://www.amazon.com/Reiyin-WT-04-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Technology/dp/B077D4RKFD/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=bluetooth+5.0+mac&qid=1558208650&s=electronics&sr=1-5


https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Simultaneously/dp/B01EHSX28M/ref=pd_bxgy_23_3/144-2767194-2048003?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01EHSX28M&pd_rd_r=6884a9ad-79a5-11e9-9dc7-616d082ecaa5&pd_rd_w=LjC3a&pd_rd_wg=P4qsK&pf_rd_p=a2006322-0bc0-4db9-a08e-d168c18ce6f0&pf_rd_r=6PPHW34TDFJ47SXD7HZN&psc=1&refRID=6PPHW34TDFJ47SXD7HZN

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/char0n · 1 pointr/Android

Just as an alternative product in the same vein I can recommend this: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0 . I too had problems with FM transmitters in the past not being powerful enough and getting stepped on (I live between Baltimore-WashDC area and frequently drive through both) but have never had even the slightest problem with static or step-over with this one. It's also an easier price pill to swallow. The only problem I've ever had with it is the manual tuner dial can be a little flaky (doesn't register 1 out of every 5 notch-turns on average) but it's otherwise very solidly built with clear and powerful transmission, and has been a godsend in my older car that was built in that period before aux ports were standard but well after tape-decks.

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/dumbasfick · 2 pointsr/Trucks

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410837715&sr=8-1&keywords=flexsmart+x2

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/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/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/Ric_M · 0 pointsr/googlehome

I paired this speaker with a Chromecast Audio and it has surprisingly great audio, definately much better than GH: https://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-SoundWorks-OontZ-Angle-Generation/dp/B010OYASRG/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496190207&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=omtz+speaker

This setup worked out very well, now I can cast my hacks to GH without interrupting music playback, e.g. Announce Incoming Calls, Text Messages, and Notifications.

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/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/sharkamino · 3 pointsr/vinyl

No, its a closed system over Wifi, no analog inputs.

What is your current turntable? You can add a Bluetooth Transmitter to any turntable to stream to a single Echo speaker or a stereo system over Bluetooth. There is an adapter to transmit to 2 Bluetooth speakers however a set of 2 adapters for 4 speakers would be even more of a pairing mess.

However, a big part of vinyl is the analog sound and the Echo and especially the Dots are not very good speakers. You will be much better off with better pair of home audio bookshelf speakers and you can add a second set in another room. You can also hook up one of the Dots to the speakers to have better streaming audio sound.

Any of these systems can also be added to the Dots for better sound in other rooms.

Lowest budget $50 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair and Hi-Fi Mini Amplifier Bundle. Add a RCA switch $11 to add a Dot with the turntable and speakers.

Or powered Edifier R1280T bookshelf speakers $99.

Or a step up mini amp and speakers, $52 SMSL SA-36A Pro TPA3118D2DAP Stereo Amplifier 2 x 20W with $50 Dayton Audio B652-AIR 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker with AMT Tweeter Pair. Add speaker wire, and see 4 Ways to Strip Wire - wikiHow.

For the best sound quality for the buck, look for a used stereo or AV receiver and a pair of used bookshelf speakers.

A step up new is ONKYO TX-8020 $99 stereo receiver with:

u/CelticMara · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you get Good Omens before a bomb goes off, you need a new fortune teller.

I translated this myself (or maybe I used Bing), but I am pretty sure Schoko-bons means "shocking bombs." You know what happens when a bomb goes off? Lots of stuff gets moved, and lives are changed, by creating an Empty Space in a manner most deadly, hole-y, rough, and immediate. The Intent to Live makes little difference in a Blood Crime of this magnitude. If the bomb is big enough, it turns a world into a ring of debris. And we all look something like this, our only Legacies a change jar scattered across the solar system.

u/nk1 · 5 pointsr/tmobile

No devices have an FM transmitter built-in but you can buy an external one.

I'd recommend this one. It's a bit quiet but if you max your volume it sounds pretty good.

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] (http://www.amazon.com/Cocoon-CPG10BK-GRID--Organizer-Black/dp/B002HU27UW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372097521&sr=1-1&keywords=grid-it) panels.

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/DanielHalevi · 1 pointr/gadgets

I have the Air-Fi Venture and they are fantastic. A bit muddy, but EQed them to be much better. Battery life is amazing and I could go for 16-18 hours of music before needing to charge them. only downside is that they don't seal so well, they just sit on your ears without any pressure.

You could go for the higher class version of them, the Matrix which I don't have experience with.

u/russian_toast · 1 pointr/headphones

Hello everyone. I'm longing for bluetooth on/over-ear heaphones in the preferably sub 100€ category.
I am going to use it on my phone the Nintendo Switch and my PC equally for music and gaming.
They should have some isolation since I would like to use them ouside.
I like me some bass and listen to almost every genre but mainly electro and rap.

From the recommendations guide my result were the (149.99€ - https://www.amazon.de/MEE-HP-AF62-CF-MEE-Matrix2-Bluetooth-Kopfh%C3%B6rer-rot-schwarz/dp/B00DOP3NPW) MEE Audio Air-Fi Matrix 2 headphones (is it 'was' or 'were', not sure?).
The guide mentioned that there is a rebrand of the headphones, the (59.99 - https://www.amazon.de/M05-%C3%9Cber-Ohr-Kopfh%C3%B6rer-Stereo-Kopfh%C3%B6rer-Musik-Streaming-Freisprechfunktion/dp/B00R2MEH94) AUSDOM M05.

If they are practically the same then I should get the rebrand since they are 90€ cheaper or are there better alternatives for me?

Thanks in advance

Edit: I'm from germany as you can read from the amazon links.

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/umdivx · 4 pointsr/hometheater

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

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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.

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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 Accessories4less.com for $150 then pair that with some cheap speakers and you're already better than all that equipment above.

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/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/lome251 · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS8

My car doesn't have bluetooth either but I use a bluetooth FM transmitter that this should work on.

This is the device I use:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DDPUQTS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_N24-ybDDQ91ZA

Sound quality is great and connects as soon as I turn on my car.

Also thanks for the info
/u/ThunderKatzzz I didn't even think to do that.

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 https://www.amazon.com/Anker-SoundSync-Bluetooth-Streaming-Multi-Point/dp/B0176G5TRO

u/LocalAmazonBot · 1 pointr/EDC

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u/Tangent_ · 2 pointsr/Fiat

I've been using this one for a couple of years in my 2015 500e. It's a little annoying in that you have to turn it on every time (I have it stuck next to my gear selector to make it easy) but it works perfectly. It also does Bluetooth phone calls but since the radio handles that just fine I just set my phone to only pair to it for media streaming. What's nice is it'll also let you pause/resume and skip forward and back via the buttons on it so you don't even need to touch your phone once you've started streaming.

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!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00

u/MrZwij · 3 pointsr/nova

Just found this sub and this is weirdly my first post. :)

I had one of those plug-in models and the plug wore out. I switched to this Bluetooth guy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DDPUQTS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and it's awesome.

It's inching closer to $20 ($17.99) but it works great. And it has this deep voice that says "WAITING FOR PAIRING ... PAIRED" which I'm kind of attached to.

I use 106.3 as my station - works without interference almost everywhere.

u/Peacefulchaos6 · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Hey man, thanks a lot for the input, I really appreciate it. Sorry about not answering all the questions. I do not have access to a microcenter store. I have picked out most of peripherals already. But I really like that mechanical keyboard definitely going to look it to that more. Also is overclocking worth it? What would I have to upgrade for my PC to handle it?

One other question I had is that I am thinking about buying a surround sound system for my TV. Since I only use my TV when connected to my computer I was wondering if it is possible to just hook it up to it and use the speakers for everything? I am looking at a Vizio Sound bar I am unsure how speakers work between computer and TV so I don'[t even know if this is possible.

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 https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Simultaneously/dp/B01EHSX28M/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1GCNNAX9HSG2J&keywords=audio+bluetooth+transmitter&qid=1564191386&s=electronics&sprefix=audio+blu%2Celectronics%2C150&sr=1-3

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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/ThatGuyinHouston · 0 pointsr/houston

Made me COL. (Chuckle out loud.)


I have an Anker Soundcore that I use in my kitchen and when I'm shaving/showering.


I have a Dot in the bathroom hanging from a wall mount and the other Dot is at my computer station just off the kitchen.


That one ties into my good old JVC stereo amplifier via a Bluetooth adapter and I can crank anything from the interwebs over my REALLY old, refurbished Infinity speaker set.


Now, on Saturday nights when the neighbors across the back fence are having their weekly outdoor party, blasting the music with lots of accordion and singing in another language, I can drown it out with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, AC/DC, or whatever I like.


The one issue I hope Amazon will resolve soon is that I can't have the Soundcore connected to both dots, so I can't go from the back part of the house out to the kitchen and have the other Dot take over voice commands for that speaker. I have to disconnect from one, then connect to the other.

u/MarryDingoes · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm not sure if asking for advice about these devices is appropriate here in this subreddit. I'm mainly looking for a device that covers one ear and has a mic to call and maybe listen to podcasts when driving. Currently, I'm using the mic and earphone that came with my PS4.

I would love to have both a wired and wireless connection and, if at all possible, not required to have to charge (which I bet it rarely exists, if at all, for wireless). It can be a bluetooth device or whatever, but the only requirements are that it "cancels" noise the least amount as possible for safety when driving, one earphone, and a mic.

If it is possible, does an FM Transmitter like this one connecting to an audio-mic splitter and buying a mic work? I would be more at ease if I can use a mic that wraps around my head and use my car speakers to hear.

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/RedditUserBrian · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

It looks like the best way to get Bluetooth support may be a small AptX capable transmitter. I found this one on Amazon that people are using for the Nintendo Switch :

https://www.amazon.com/TROND-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Headphones-Simultaneously/dp/B01B4W40VC/

I guess you would have to attach the transmitter to the Quest but it looks like the audio lag would be 30-40ms (instead of 200+ms)

edit - You would obviously need AptX compatible Bluetooth headphones. I don't believe any of the Airpod models support this.

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! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_DY1Gub0SR8SXB

u/pjor1 · 3 pointsr/CrownVictoria

The newer ones are a lot better.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00URUJWPW/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've used that one in midtown Manhattan and still got stellar sound quality. Basically as good as aux. And it's been working great for 4 years and has a USB output.

u/eckstea · 1 pointr/Nexus7

I purchased one of these for my car (no aux in port) and it works flawlessly. Sure the audio isnt the best, but if you are only listening to podcasts, like I am, it cant be beat. And since it has a usb power port its perfect.

u/fksnowm · 1 pointr/Hyundai

https://www.amazon.com/Nulaxy-Wireless-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Smartphones/dp/B018E0I01I?keywords=Fm+Transmitters&qid=1539477155&sr=8-5-spell&ref=sr_1_5

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/donkeedong · 1 pointr/Games

It sounds like you really like Ringworld structures, have you ever read the book Ringworld? I would love an open world/sandbox game set in that universe

u/HobagWillis · 2 pointsr/houston

This is the one I have, it's actually $17. Just keep your radio on 88.1 or similar low frequency and it has a strong signal, works great. The first one I'd tried couldn't overpower static but this one works great.


Roav Anker, SmartCharge F0 FM Transmitter/Bluetooth Receiver/Car Charger
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GJ7DHMP

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: https://youtu.be/uXTZNY5Ta-o 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: https://www.amazon.com/Shure-P3TR112GR-Wireless-Personal-Earphones/dp/B00ODU9IJW/ 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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KXIKCSI/ 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/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/jsight · 1 pointr/Nexus6P

For wireless, I really like these:
http://www.amazon.com/MEE-audio-Bluetooth-Wireless-Headphones/dp/B00DOP3NPW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454101896&sr=8-1&keywords=af62

The sound quality is quite good, and they can be used wired as well if needed. Also, the battery life is ~20 hours of active use.

u/darkflash26 · 1 pointr/e46

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DDPUQTS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have this and have been nothing but completely satisfied. easy to use, makes changing songs possible without having to take out my phone, and is nice for calling people. not only is it bluetooth, it also has an aux cord as well you can use

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 (https://www.amazon.com/Nulaxy-Wireless-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Smartphones/dp/B018E0I01I) and it works better than the built in version in some of my friends' cars.

u/DavidTennantsTeeth · 1 pointr/gadgets

Home Theater Installer here. The answer depends on what "kind" of system you want. Using my knowledge of the field, plus my consumer reports subscription I recommend the VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers. It's true 5.1 surround sound and the audio quality is surprisingly good even though it's a Vizio product.

u/fucking212er · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If you are in the US, and have the Onkyo A9010, like I, then you cannot plug the Chromecast 2 into your Onkyo as it does not have an HDMI input, so you will need to either:

  • Have some sort of output from your TV to your receiver and use the Chromecast/TV as a "bridge" of sorts. This will require you have the TV on when streaming music,
  • Use something like the splitter to which you linked on Amazon,
  • Go the Raspberry Pi mentioned below,
  • Get a Chromecast Audio,
  • Some alternative network streamer like this,
  • If your PC has Bluetooth, then a Bluetooth adapter like this.

    There are probably other alternatives, but I don't know them.

    I have a Chromecast Audio and love it. If you can find one, that's what I would do.
u/meatmacho · 1 pointr/deals

Don't know what kind of setup you're looking for, but I was happy to pick up this Vizio 42" 5.1 sound bar with wireless bluetooth and surround speakers. I don't love that I have to settle for a sound bar, but this seems like a good deal on a quality set. With $10 prime discount, it ends up being $190+tax, which ain't bad. I'll know tomorrow if Costco has them in store for less (they were the same price online before it sold out).

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?