Multiple bluetooth headphones

By Rob Cheney
Nov 16, 2012
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  1. Morning all,

    The audio jack on my tablet has stopped working which doesn't bother me too much because I've got some bluetooth headphones which I use to listen to my music on there.

    However, I've got a huge flight coming up soon with my partner and there's loads of TV shows I have on it that we'd ideally want to watch and listen to together. If only my audio out worked I could just put a headphone splitter into it. But I'm trying to investigate whether you can get a bluetooth receiver like this:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/JUSTOP-BTR006-Bluetooth-Wireless-Universal/dp/B005NDDEVQ

    So that receiver will pick up the audio, then pass the audio into something like this:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-BKF8...4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353051354&sr=1-4

    Which I can then plug two sets of headphones into, and bingo, we can both watch and listen to the same thing on my tablet on the plane.

    Would that work?

    Or have I created a ludicrously complicated way of achieving this, when a much simpler multi-bluetooth audio out system exists?

    In a nutshell, my question is this: What's the easiest way get audio to two sets of headphones from one tablet if the audio out plug doesn't work?
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,000   +11

    I dont think your bluetooth audio adapter is able to drive 2 headphones at reasonable volume level. unless, you get a small headphone amplifier. but then you'll have 3 devices connected and I think it's not worth the hassle. the amplifier itself is cheap, look for something like fiio e3. I have it and it should cost less than 10 bucks.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/FiiO-E3-Hea...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353073889&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-3-5m...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353073843&sr=1-2

    a single alkaline AAA battery could last for about 10h on my heavy usage. but im not sure if the bluetooth adapter could do the same.

    bluetooth adapter -> fiio e3 -> 2way splitter

    actually this way, it wouldnt be too much of a hassle. the 3.5mm jack of the bluetooth can be plugged directly into the fiio e3 as well as the 2way splitter.


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