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Wireless headphones

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by ViperDoc, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Roadster 1305

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    I have the 2.5 Sport with the Alpine INA-NAV-10. I am trying to figure out how to hook up ear-buds so that I can hear the radio and not lose any more of my hearing than the convertible has already cost me. I know the bluetooth works for my cellphone; however, Alpine suggests I can't simply use a Bluetooth noise-canceling earbud and have it get the radio to my ears. I am not aware of any jacks in the NAV-10 (at least in the front) to hook up a set of wired earbuds to, but I would prefer a wireless solution anyway so that my daughter can also access the radio as a passenger with a wireless headset or earbuds.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks

    David
     
  2. Pantera Dude

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    My solution for the wind/road noise is to use ear plugs. The plugs reduce all the noise, then I crank the volume up to where I want. It really works quite well. I only do this on the freeway so that I can still hear sirens in town. One small advantage of this method is that it is very inconspicuous, since both ears can't legally be covered/plugged while driving.
     
  3. ViperDoc

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    Right—that is what I am doing now, but I have seen noise canceling bluetooth ear buds, and that got me wondering if there was a better way that involved ear buds. When I fly in Blackhawks and F-16s, we use earplugs with small speakers in them to keep the jet engine noise out but put a the radio chatter right where it needs to be. Those are wired of course, but I was hoping for a parallel solution.
     
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    I seem to recall from looking at the back of the INA-NAV-10 that there are line-level phono-plug outputs for an amplifier (the amplifier in the Roadster is connected to the speaker-level outputs of the INA-NAV-10, not the phono-plug outputs). While it would involve a little work, something like a GOgroove BlueSENSE TRM Bluetooth Audio GG-BLUESENSE-TRM B&H could be mounted in back of the radio receiver, obtaining 5 volts from the radio USB jack to keep it charged up, and a Bluetooth headset used.

    Or, another solution I thought of but was never able to figure out how to implement is to install speakers in or adjacent to the seat headrests. A Pontiac Fiero roadster my wife owned long-ago had speakers in the seat headrests which made all the difference in listening to the radio with the top down. I was thinking of trying to find a way to mount speakers on each side of each Tesla seat headrest (sort of like some airplane headrests fold in) but never came up with a good way to do it.

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  5. ViperDoc

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    Thanks, I will look into that!


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