Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bluetooth Headphones for iPod

In order to listen to your music collection from your iPod to Bluetooth Headphones your first need to make your iPod Bluetooth-enabled by connecting a Bluetooth transmitter (adapter).

There are 2 types of Bluetooth transmitters:

1- The Bluetooth transmitters specially designed for iPods with a dock connector (see picture).

2- The universal Bluetooth transmitters that plug into the 3.5mm audio jack of your player (wired headsets output).

You should pick up the latter if you want to make other audio sources Bluetooth-enabled: CD/DVD/MP3 player, laptop, desktop, TV, radio, boom box, etc.

Now you can either 1) pick up the transmitter (for iPod or universal) and the Bluetooth Headphones of your choice, or 2) select a Bluetooth Headphones that already comes with a transmitter, made for iPod (dock connector) or universal.

Remember that most of the Bluetooth stereo headphones have hands-free capabilities, meaning that you can connect them to your Bluetooth cell phone and switch between music and phone calls simply by pressing a button.

The Bluetooth headphones come in different styles and different prices (from less than $50 to more than $200). They are typically worn behind the neck, over the head, around the ears or in-ears (the earbuds resemble a wired headsets, except that the cable is connected to a Bluetooth receiver, not to the audio player).


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