Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

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Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by Tetra73 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:21 pm

Hi I am wondering if any of you have or tried using Bluetooth headphones with a transmitter on a Garrett 250 and if you have does it work? I know you can get wireless headphones made for detecting but they seem rather expensive to me



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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:43 pm

I did it ages ago but not on a Garrett. I believe it’s possible on most machines.
You still need some half decent blue tooth ear phones though. List of things you’ll need =
Jack Plug adapter from head phone out put to Transmitter input (different sizes) Wire from J/P adapter to where you intend to place the Transmitter. A section of strong Velcro to attach Transmitter. Decent Bluetooth Earphones / Pods.
Make sure you have wire long enough ! You’ll never want to be attached to your detector again ::g

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by Tetra73 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:53 pm

only thing that worries me is a delay with the bluetooth

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Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:00 pm

It’s usualy so minute you don’t notice it. If you think about it, you get a signal, by the time you react you’ve passed it anyway and have to swing back to find again. ::g

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:24 pm

I think these ones work well https://www.metaldetectingauction.com/l ... kit/104454

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:54 pm

If you buy decent phones there’s little difference in the price of setting them up yourself.
For the sake of saving approx. £20 it really isn’t worth the hassle.

The only thing not supplied is that most important piece of strong Velcro. I’ve set up 2 detectors that way and they worked very well. I attached the transmitter to the back of the arm rest, where it wouldn’t get knocked all the time.

Personal choice, again. Glad I don’t have to worry about it any more :D

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by delbi1 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:17 am

get a aptx transmitter and earphones and should work. aptx gives close to instant sound, will be doing this to my detector and can fit on any, you will also need a 3.5mm to 6.25mm jack plug

prices up on a well known auction site at around £25 for a cheap set

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by Tetra73 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:43 am

delbi1 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:17 am
get a aptx transmitter and earphones and should work. aptx gives close to instant sound, will be doing this to my detector and can fit on any, you will also need a 3.5mm to 6.25mm jack plug

prices up on a well known auction site at around £25 for a cheap set
I have bought a set of bluetooth headphones and a transmitter both with aptX LL Low Latency there is a little bit of lag but still have to set it up properly just not had much spare time

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by delbi1 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:02 am

how much did it cost in the end, because i will be doing the same in next week or so. i also read on some places that cheap cable can cause delays but not tried yet i just know cabled headphones are not for me and i don`t want to pay £100-175 for branded ones when i know it can be done for 1/4 of the price

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by Tetra73 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:31 pm

think it was about £40 for the transmitter and headphones without checking

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by bruno22rf » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:47 pm

I bought a set off ebay - seller was in Wales from memory and I seem to remember they were just under £50 - the transmitter sits inside my control box cover but I had to fit a 90 degree adaptor to make the transmitter wire reach - headphones are really lightweight and the set up seems pretty good - run for about 4 hours per charge.

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by JonM » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:32 pm

My brother-in-law uses a Bluetooth headset and transmitter on his Ace 250 and they work well, he tucks the transmitter up inside the control box cover whilst in use. Pairing was a doddle and I think that he only paid £30 or thereabouts for them, good enough for the price. As for lag and delay I personally think that it's noticeable.
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Post by Ten pence! » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:44 pm

delbi1 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:02 am
how much did it cost in the end, because i will be doing the same in next week or so. i also read on some places that cheap cable can cause delays but not tried yet i just know cabled headphones are not for me and i don`t want to pay £100-175 for branded ones when i know it can be done for 1/4 of the price
You should be looking for a transmitter and headset that are compatible with the latest Bluetooth versions, at a minimum that would be 4.1 or 4.2, APT-X, low latency (LL) typically the delay is 30-40 milliseconds which you will not be able to notice, the previous version, of which many appear on a well known auction site, also claim to be low latency but do not specify APT-X LL, these versions have a lag of 100-135 milliseconds which is noticeable and rather off putting in my opinion.

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by domelec » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:00 pm

I bought 2 transmitter/receiver's for £7.95 each
And ordered a couple of very cheap earplugs for £3 each
The transmitters work great with daughters earplugs (£15 set)
Will test cheap earplugs when they arrive.
Working on garret ace 250 and a minelab explorer se pro :)
Not noticed any lag at all

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Re: Bluetooth headphones & metal detector

Post by shaggybfc » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:28 pm

I used MPow blue-tooth earbuds with mine, with the MPow Bluetooth transmitter - both for about £35 of a well know online retailer. The performance was excellent - not noticeable lag in the field.
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