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Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:43:44 pm »
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Does anyone have experience of a transmitting device that will plug into the headphone socket of a guitar amp and transmit to my Bluetooth headphones? I’ve searched the internet and can find receivers that allow you to play your phone etc through the amp. Not what I want. I found one transmitter but it said not suitable for musical instruments due to delay.
I also found someone who said that Bluetooth technology was not up to this and there would be too much of a delay between playing the guitar and hearing the sound. This delay is of course not an issue when listening to pre-recorded music on Bluetooth headphones.
My alternative of course is to buy non Bluetooth headphones and plug them into the amp!😂
« Last Edit: February 25, 2019, 10:24:23 pm by sairfingers »
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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 10:37:41 pm »
The delay is going to be horrible.


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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 12:21:28 am »
I agree with Bimmer. Bluetooth has a small latency which is fine with general music, but will have an impact with live music as there will be a small delay between picking a note and that note sounding.
You may not notice it at first if you are a beginner, but it will eventually become an noticeable and an issue.

Just use wired headphones.

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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 02:36:15 am »
I have an apogee jam and ipad combination.  I've tried 3 different bluetooth speakers and the latency made them unusable.

Go with wired headphones.

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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 06:54:59 am »
I agree with majik, agood set of closed head phones with a long cable on the head phones to connect to the amp is the best option, I bought a pair of AKG closed head phones, not the most expensive, but the sound from them is amazing, and so comfortable.....

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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 07:36:25 am »
I tried a cheap bluetooth transmitter like this:



Plugged it into the headphone out of my amp, connected headphones and.... it was hopeless. The delay made it utterly unplayable. I'd pluck a string and then half a second later it'd sound in the headphones. I already had the bluetooth transmitter, I didn't buy it for this purpose but thought I'd test it out anyway.

Maybe there are really low-latency versions of this sort of thing, but wired is just easier.

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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 08:39:42 am »
Hi sairfingers
Google zip jack, it works through your WiFi, don't know how much they cost, but looks promising, to suit your situation matr

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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 08:51:16 am »
Thanks for all your replies guys.
Well, wired ‘phones are clearly the way to go! I’ll spend some time researching wired headphones suitable for guitar amps. The internet is a wonderful thing!

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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 01:56:30 pm »
I've got Sennheiser hd201's, not too expensive and great for this type of thing.

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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2019, 04:22:11 am »
Connect amp headphone out to PC with guitar jack to usb lead.

Plug PS4 gold wireless headset usb dongle into PC.

Open Windows sound settings recording tab and check 'listen' for the new usb input.

Set PC sound output to PS4 wireless headset.

Good quality (cheap - £50) wireless over-ear headphones with no latency (because not bluetooth).

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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2020, 09:42:11 am »
Does anyone has tried bluetooth 5.0 transmitter with APTX LL (Low Latency) codec?
I'm considering to purchase one. please tell me how the latency if anyone has the experience about it.

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Re: Connect guitar amp to Bluetooth headphones.
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2020, 10:38:30 am »
The 32 ms of the APTX LL technology is still a lot of latency. I would continue to use wired headphones.  :)

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