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    Earplug Speakers to Bluetooth

    Have really enjoyed custom earplugs with speakers over the years. I plug them in to whatever device I want to listen to. Great sound fidelity and I can hear what is going on around me. Well, I'm finally figuring out bluetooth. I kinda like the idea of not always plugging in to something mounted to the bike. Plus, I might want to listen to something that doesn't have a headphone jack.

    I've read about bluetooth comm systems and speakers in the helmet which I will move towards, but as an alternative I still want to use my custom earplugs/speakers. I'm wondering, can I buy some kind of bluetooth device that makes the connection to the audio source, place it in a pocket, and just plug into that? If so, any recommendations? Thanks!

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    Think I found something. Not expensive... will give it a try!

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00727FE5U/...?tag=dradis-20

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfarson View Post
    Think I found something. Not expensive... will give it a try!

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00727FE5U/...?tag=dradis-20
    That is a bluetooth transmitter. You can't plug earphones into it. If you want to go wireless, you would need that transmitter plugged into your audio source and something like a Sena SMH10 with the optional earbud connection http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...red-microphone (you don't have to use the microphone). I use a transmitter like that on the output of my MixIt2 amp and the Sena SMH10 headset with the speakers in my C3 helmet.
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    Thanks Tony... Appreciate your link. After some more research, including the SMH10, I came across a thread with other riders looking to simply connect their earplug speakers into a bluetooth receiver. It appears this simple thing I can use all over the place, including the bike. Works well feeding the BMW bluetooth audio to corded earplug speakers...

    http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-CLIPPER-...=5336653688-20

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    I use a Jabra BT3030. You wear it around your neck, its about the size of a dog tag. I pare it with my Navi IV, and it runs about 6 hours on a charge. Ear buds plug in and sound great. The jabra has push button controls, but I just leave the volume all the way up and use the on screen controls on the GPS. What I like best is IÔÇÖm not tethered to the bike. I bought two on Ebay, direct from China, for $7.00 each + $15.00 shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfr View Post
    That is a bluetooth transmitter. You can't plug earphones into it.
    Actually, his link is to a Bluetooth RECIEVER. I don't know why it has a male plug on it, but it includes a 3.5mm female to female adapter. The pictures also show it connected to headphones and external speaker systems. Though the second link looks like it would be less of a kludge to hook up and wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    Actually, his link is to a Bluetooth RECIEVER. I don't know why it has a male plug on it, but it includes a 3.5mm female to female adapter. The pictures also show it connected to headphones and external speaker systems. Though the second link looks like it would be less of a kludge to hook up and wear.
    Correct, that plugs into the device you want to listen to and then you need to listen with, say a Sena set-up or other Blue-tooth receiver set-up
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    Quote Originally Posted by moondog View Post
    Correct, that plugs into the device you want to listen to and then you need to listen with, say a Sena set-up or other Blue-tooth receiver set-up
    No, the device IS the receiver. The headphones/speakers plug into the device, which receives the Bluetooth signal from a radio/mp3 player, phone, GPS, etc.
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    I use one of these Sony Ericson Bluetooth MW600 units. It comes with headphones but you can plug in anything headphones you want and it includes a microphone on the receiver if you want to use it with your phone.

    Relatively cheap and it works fine.
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    Monster IEZClick. It comes with 2 pieces. Plug the little piece into the bottom of iphone/ipod/itouch. Plug headphones into Apple device. Use the larger piece (see picture) on the tank bag or jacket sleeve to control tracks, volume and pause. Replace battery every couple months (it is mostly the reason for the poor reviews).



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    I use a Sony MW600. Fairly cheap and works great. I use my Etymotic e6i ear buds though.

    http://www.amazon.com/Ericsson-Hi-Fi.../dp/B003DQ1DCM
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