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Bluetooth Transmitter Questiion

Bluetooth Transmitter Questiion

Bluetooth Transmitter Questiion

(OP)
Hi everyone-

I wasn't sure where to post this, so I figured I would try it here as opposed to starting another account on some PDA forum that I won't use.

I am considering purchasing a Bluetooth transmitter, linked here:

http://www.iogear.com/product/GBMA211W6/

The primary use of this product is to allow audio transmission from a non bluetooth device, like an mp3 player, and connect to bluetooth stereo head phones.


Here's is  my question-

Essentially, I want to use it in a "backwards" fashion.
Rather than plugging it into an mp3 player and have sound go "out" to the bluetooh headphones, I want to have a bluetooth signal from my cell phone go "in" to a stereo jack to play music from my cell phone to a home or car stereo.

My first guess is that it probably wouldn't work, but then again, bluetooth communication is often 2-way, capable or sending and receiving data, so maybe it would?

There is a store near me that sells it for $79, which is kind of steep- and I suppose I could buy it, try it, and return it if it doesn't work, but I figured I would ask.

FYI- I have seen (though never really researched) devices that were more designed for what I am looking for. The reason I am more focused on this solution is because I would still like the device for it's intended application as well, which is to be able to use my other non bluetooth mp3 devices with my bluetooth head phones.

Anyway, I hope that all made sense. Thanks for reading.

 

RE: Bluetooth Transmitter Questiion

I doubt that will work for your intended use.  The latest Bluetooth technologies do indeed support bidirectional data transfer, but I don't think you'll be able to do this:

  1. Send the audio from the bluetooth unit TO your MP3 player

  2. Nor

  3. Receive the audio from any source into your MP3 player, unless using a line-in port... you can't go both ways with most MP3 player audio ports - it's either IN or OUT, not both.  There may be some exceptions, but I know it's really rare that any actually accept a line-in connection at all anyway - some do, but not many in comparison to the market.
So, in all honesty, I don't think that will work that way.  Technically it should be possible, but they just don't build those devices, at least commonly, to operate like that.

What brand/model of MP3 player?

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