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£30 Bluetooth Headphones for midi piano playing

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by GothicGhost, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. GothicGhost

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 23, 2007

    Posts: 2,379

    Bit concerned about the latency delay when connected to my phone or pc while using my midi keyboard.

    I am a beginner so I can only play slow right now so this might not be a problem lol

  2. rids57


    Joined: Jul 25, 2012

    Posts: 5,886

    Location: Ankh Morpork

    If you're going to be in a fixed position and you have concerns about latency, why do they have to be bluetooth?
  3. GothicGhost

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 23, 2007

    Posts: 2,379

    Well, I wanted them for listening to music as well on my phone.
    I do have wired headphones, Shure SRH440 I just need to buy a longer cable so it's not in the way when I'm playing.

    Bluetooth would be great as I can use my midi keyboard with my phone as well if I need to.

  4. Marsman


    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,245

    £30 for Bluetooth headphones is pretty much scraping the bottom of the barrel. £30 is not a lot of money for wired headphones. Bluetooth headphones have additional electronics that cost money, meaning the everything must cost less to meet the low price.

    All £30 will buy is no name brands on the jungle site. If that's all you can spend, then pick the ones with the best comments; although I am sceptical about many of the glowing reviews, whether they are genuine.

    Maybe quality is not overly important as long as they work well enough; I don't know. Maybe a cheap unknown brand pair is worth a punt. If they suck, just return them.

    For a known decent pair of Bluetooth headphones, such as AKG Y45BT, they will set you back £80.
  5. GothicGhost

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 23, 2007

    Posts: 2,379


    What I did today is just order an extra long cable for my wired headphones for piano use
    and some Bluetooth headphones for my mobile.

    If the BT ones are no good I will just return them and get better ones later.
    Thank you.