Bluetooth Audio Adapter Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MacVault, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    So say I want wireless private listening from Apple TV 4 utilizing my existing iPhone earbuds, or my investment in Bose wired headphones. Can anyone recommend a bluetooth adapter that I can plug these wired headphones/earbuds into and then pair the adapter to my ATV4 via bluetooth? I wish Apple had included a headphone jack in the new remote but that would give their customers too much flexibility, right! ha lol
     
  2. mmcxiiad macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know, you would need a bluetooth adapter and then a headphone amp to power it.

    I purchased the bluetooth adapter from amazon for $10 and had a headphone amp. I haven't tested them out yet, but can report back if they work and what brand/model I used.
     
  3. MacVault thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Please tell me you can I can if nothing else pair bluetooth headphones straight to the ATV4.. without an amplifier in between. ???
     
  4. mmcxiiad macrumors 6502

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    I got it to work. It is very simple to do. Here is what I used (although I am positive that these aren't the only choices to get it to work).

    • Aukey BR-C1 Bluetooth audio receiver. (got it on amazon for $10)
    • Fiio Headphone amp (FiiO A3 E11K)
    • Wired Headphones

    Once you have charged the first two devices, go into the apple tv's settings --> remotes & devices --> bluetooth. Follow the instructions included with the bluetooth receiver to pair it to your apple tv.

    Once this is done plug a 3.5mm audio cable from the bluetooth reciever, into the input on the headphone amp. Plug your headphones into the headphone jack. Everything should be working. Adjust the audio setting on the headphone amp and enjoy.

    Again, I am positive there are many other hardware options that could work. All you need is a bluetooth audio receiver and something to amplify the sound coming out of it.

    Good Luck!

    Just an FYI, my purpose in doing this is to be able to use it when I travel for work. I am on the road 60+ nights a year for work. I can hook this up to hotel TVs, stream plex from my home network, and crank up the volume without annoying people in other rooms. This would also work as a midnight mode so you don't wake other people.
     
  5. mmcxiiad macrumors 6502

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    neglexted to say that if you use bluetooth headphones, you not need the Bluetooth receiver or the headphone amp as the have both built in.
     

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