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Wireless Headphones


Does anyone have experience of using wireless (Bluetooth) headphones with their Hauptwerk set-up? Leaving aside the matter of sound quality for the moment, the main problem I am experiencing is latency (sound delay). I have attached a Bluetooth transmitter Version 4.2 including APTX Low Latency) to my headphone socket on my audio interface and am connecting to headphones which are also Bluetooth version 4.2 with APTX Low Latency. The audio lag is still so noticeable that I may have to abandon this approach and stick to wired headphones - which are obviously fine, but a bit low-tech in this day and age.

Any advice or suggestions would be very welcome. Thank you,
by AdriandeBaat
Nov 29, 2018 07:31 AM

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RE: Wireless Headphones

Had the same issue with BT. It isn't designed to handle the wide dynamic or quality of our HW output. Even with background music from the web or TV sound it becomes annoying after an hour or so. Latency wasn't a big problem with my system but dropout and quality were.

by bayless
Dec 1, 2018 09:04 AM

RE: Wireless Headphones

Same here - NO BLUETOOTH for Hauptwerk!

by Agnus_Dei
Dec 1, 2018 10:04 PM

RE: Wireless Headphones

Agnus_Dei wrote:

Same here - NO BLUETOOTH for Hauptwerk!

On my normal home PC I connected a Bluetooth USB-dongle to connect my wireless JBL headphone and that works fine, but on Hauptwerk it is another device (driver) for streaming data. You don't want it. So I have my Focal Classic headphone wired to my DAW and that works fine, so fine that by default I play with headphone. The comfort of the headphone, and the sound are both fabulous.

by FredM
Dec 4, 2018 10:51 AM

RE: Wireless Headphones

Does anyone have experience with Skaa? It's a new way to get music to wireless headphones without Bluetooth problems. Here's link to the site for purchasing or information. https://www.skaastore.com/helix/

by bayless
Dec 28, 2018 11:51 PM

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