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Bluetooth headsphones from PC?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by BUDFORCE, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. BUDFORCE

    Hitman

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 872

    Hi guys,

    I got a set of Sony Wireless headphones for my Birthday (MDR-XB650BT).

    They connect via bluetooth which is great for my phone, but it is possible from my PC?

    My PC doesnt have bluetooth, is there some dongle or some such thing I can get for my PC?

    My PC just has the onboard sound (MSI motherboard) and I normally just use the audio output (headphone jack etc) in the PC.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Woodsta888

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 24, 2013

    Posts: 566

    Location: Exmouth, Devon

  3. Marsman

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,560

    I had a Bluetooth headset some years ago and getting it to work and pair was a complete pain in the butt. I hope Microsoft have made it easier with Windows 10. Often the problem was Windows kept on installing it's own terrible drivers, which in my experience, never worked.

    For what a Bluetooth dongle costs, it's worth trying, even if it's still a complete pain in the butt to configure.
     
  4. inogen

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,985

    Also be aware that the (at least this was true the last time I went through this rigmarole) that the connection distance is also down to your headset and not the radius offered by your PC or dongle.

    With mine, If I went any further than about 2m from my PC the connection dropped. Not something you necessarily notice when connected to a phone.
     
  5. Woodsta888

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 24, 2013

    Posts: 566

    Location: Exmouth, Devon

    Bought one recently from big PC retailer and it was plug & play in W10. ASUS USB BT400
     
  6. BUDFORCE

    Hitman

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 872

    This is the one I have gone for, fingers crossed.

    Thanks for all the replies guys.
     
  7. Marsman

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,560

    Good to hear they have finally simplified the process of connecting an audio Bluetooth device.

    Microsoft need a new slogan; it might take us many years, but we'll get there.... eventually. :p
     
  8. BUDFORCE

    Hitman

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 872

    Hi all,

    Can confirm the ASUS USB BT400 was plug and play on win 10 - so no messing around at all getting it working, which is great for an old tard like me!