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Old 08-19-2009, 07:43 PM
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Hello fellow P3'ers.

I just thought of something...but I do not know the answer.
Would it be possible to have a standard headphone set plugged into the P3, and have a Bluetooth set connected at the same time? I'd love to have my peers be able to listen to what I am, at the same time.

Anyone know if this is possible?

EDIT: I have one hundred dollars spare cash, that I could possibly use on a set of Bluetooth headphones, if this is possible. Anyone know a reliable type/brand of Bluetooth headphones?
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:56 PM
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Why not buy a headphone splitter jack (3.5mm to double out), very inexpensive. Plus wired vs bluetooth is a much better sq.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:05 PM
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Why not buy a headphone splitter jack (3.5mm to double out), very inexpensive. Plus wired vs bluetooth is a much better sq.
Oh, I never even thought about that. Hm!

(But I still want my original question to be answered....I just want to know)

Does this look good, for the splitter?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1201913866634
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:15 PM
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You can have 2 Bluetooth headsets - connected at once. AFAIK once you're connected by a wired set, you can't then connect via Bluetooth.

Bluetooth headests vary a lot by quality, but Sony are generally thought of as OK.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:19 PM
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You can have 2 Bluetooth headsets - connected at once. AFAIK once you're connected by a wired set, you can't then connect via Bluetooth.

Bluetooth headests vary a lot by quality, but Sony are generally thought of as OK.

Very well. Thank you for your answer.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:23 PM
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The Captain did a review of a Sony Bluetooth set, you should find it in the Reviews section.
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Oh, I never even thought about that. ... Does this look good, for the splitter?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1201913866634
Yes, but they sell them alone for way cheaper, I've seen them on the net for a few dollars.
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Yes, but they sell them alone for way cheaper, I've seen them on the net for a few dollars.

Eh...what about shipping though? I'm sure it's not too much but...how much?

(I would be able to pick that specific kind up directly in-store)
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Eh...what about shipping though? I'm sure it's not too much but...how much?

(I would be able to pick that specific kind up directly in-store)
yea, seen them in various b&m's.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:34 PM
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Deal extreme is always a good place to look you can always find a cheap splitter in a shop somewhere. that one at 14 bucks was a bit much.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5212

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2716
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Deal extreme is always a good place to look you can always find a cheap splitter in a shop somewhere. that one at 14 bucks was a bit much.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5212

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2716

I read a few reviews, and saw that they aren't for "high audio performance"?
I want the full sound quality to be intact...

Tell me if they keep the sound quality just as good as normal.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:04 PM
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ive got the first one, the cable splitter. works fine and no audio difference. sounds the same to me.
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In case it matters, the P3 can play to two bluetooth headsets AND one wired headset at the same time. Very handy if you have three heads, or maybe two friends. It's also a nice way to compare wired to wireless audio quality: Listen to a song and switch back and forth between the wired and a comparable bluetooth headset.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:59 PM
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Hm! Well, I'm rather stuck on what to do!
My options are:

A) Buy a pair of Bluetooth headphones, for when I have company, and for when I don't feel like messing with wires
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B) Buy the splitter, and skip on the headphones
lastly
C) Buy both the splitter, and the Bluetooth headphones

I...just can't decide. Bluetooth headphones are sort of pricey, and I hear the sound quality isn't as good as wired...but they are wireless, and I could have someone listen with them, while I listen with my wired ones. Hm...

(Taking suggestions, I can't really think tonight apparently...)
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:23 AM
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splitter first, then bluetooth headphones
I can bet that you'll need the splitter plenty, and the bluetooth will become a bit of a gimmick after a while, especially with the huge drain it is on the battery. and as dreamnine said, you cant have your earphones + a bluetooth headset on at the same time.
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Or as Olley says, apparently you can. I'm not a fan of the headsets - a bit of a gimmick imo.
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Agreed. Plus with a splitter if your really so concerned about loosing sound quality run the signal through an Amp before you connect the splitter. Personally I bought a splitter for 4 bucks at the airport and I've had no problems with it, haven't noticed any discernable difference in sound quality, the audio driver on the P3 should easily be able to power 2 sets of middle of the road headphones. But once again, if you are concerned, run the signal through an amp before you connect the splitter. Should boost up the signal and smooth over any doubts you may have.
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Alright. Thank you guys!

(I'm just going to buy the splitter today...save myself a bit of money)
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Wise choice. Ive got the splitter, also an airline adapter. That way if i ever get a gf and happen to be on a flight and she happens to want to listen to my music im all set..lol.
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