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Any bluetooth headphones decent for producing?
Old 27th July 2016
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Any bluetooth headphones decent for producing?

Looking for headphones for laptop that have reference type sound.
Ideally for under $200.00

Old 29th September 2017
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Originally Posted by wakestyle View Post
Looking for headphones for laptop that have reference type sound.
Ideally for under $200.00

No. And why without a cable. Look at the Bluetooth transmission protocol. And the think again about the word reference.
Old 29th October 2017
To elaborate on akairipper's post: the BT protocol forces all audio content through lossy data compression. That's bad enough, but if you feed already lossy-compressed sound data through it, it transcodes the already lossy audio -- which, in a sense, doesn't just 'add' loss to the signal, but 'multiplies' the damage. (Try running a pristine wav or AIFF into a lossy codec at 'moderate' compression (say 128-192 kbps) and then run the result through again and compare the three files.)

There apparently are some moves to incorporate changes in the BT protocol that would prevent such forced transcoding; I seem to recall that Sony has been talking about a proprietary BT (or BT-like) protocol that won't 'double-encode' already lossy content, but I don't have any experience with it or more specific knowledge of it.
Old 31st October 2017
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Ya, that's really too bad for the format. Hopefully some developer will overcome the limitation, soon. Lots of potential for that wireless format around small studios.
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