Bluetooth headphones with mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by elec999, May 3, 2007.

  1. elec999 macrumors regular

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    Since the mac mini has build in bluetooth. Can I use bluetooth headphones with it, without a receiver.
    Thanks
     
  2. roland.g macrumors 603

    roland.g

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    Most bluetooth headphones require a transmitter that is paired with them. Like the iMuffs. You need to check if the headphones you want to use can be paired directly to the computer.
     
  3. elec999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do I know if the headphones can be paired with the bluetooth in the computer.
    Thanks
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You should really never, ever need a proprietary transmitter for a bluetooth device, by definition.

    The issue is that OS X 10.4 does not include A2DP for Bluetooth, which is the advanced audio protocol that allows for stereo audio. It's necessary for stereo headphones or really any BT application that streams *music* as opposed to just a phone conversation (headsets for phones don't use A2DP).

    If this is an Intel-based Mini, you might be able to benefit from:

    http://david.connolly.name/blog/hub...Bluetooth-Profile-A2DP-on-Mac-OS-X-Tiger.html

    Apparently, Leopard will also include A2DP.
     

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