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Connecting 2 Bluetooth headphones to one fire tablet

  • 25-01-2018 11:33am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,601 ✭✭✭ honda boi


    Anyone know if I could connect 2 Bluetooth headphones at once to an Amazon fire HD 7?
    Want to get the kids a set a headphones for the car while they watch a movie.
    Anyone know if it will work?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,539 The Specialist


    honda boi wrote: »
    Anyone know if I could connect 2 Bluetooth headphones at once to an Amazon fire HD 7?
    Want to get the kids a set a headphones for the car while they watch a movie.
    Anyone know if it will work?

    I wouldn't think so, Bluetooth is strictly a 1-1 connection.

    EDIT: Something like this from Maplin might work?

    https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/kitsound-wireless-headphone-splitter-a58yk


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,446 ✭✭✭ corkie





    Could not find a link to purchase the above. Here is an alternative version: -

    TROND Bluetooth V4.1 Transmitter Receiver / Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter, Featuring aptX Low Latency for Both TX & RX, Dual Stream and Volume Controller

    Or if you don't want to pay amazon shipping: -

    Psttl Portable 2 In 1 Wireless bluetooth transmitter Receiver AUX Audio Adapter Support APT-X one with two for PC/TV Earphone



    There maybe other alternative devices that do the same thing.

    "He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him round the moons of Nibia and round the Antares maelstrom and round perdition's flames before I give him up!" - Khan quoting Moby Dick (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,318 ✭✭✭ chrislad


    I wouldn't think so, Bluetooth is strictly a 1-1 connection.

    EDIT: Something like this from Maplin might work?

    https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/kitsound-wireless-headphone-splitter-a58yk

    It's not though. I have connect my bluetooth headphones to both my phone and my Surface at the same time.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    chrislad wrote: »
    It's not though. I have connect my bluetooth headphones to both my phone and my Surface at the same time.

    Pretty sure Bluetooth output from one device to two audio devices at once is a BT v5.0 feature. I don't think older devices with BT 4.x or earlier can do it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,318 ✭✭✭ chrislad


    Basil3 wrote: »
    Pretty sure Bluetooth output from one device to two audio devices at once is a BT v5.0 feature. I don't think older devices with BT 4.x or earlier can do it.

    I have a Bose QC 35 which is BT 4.1 - The S8 apparently used BT 5, and the Surface Pro uses BT used 4.1. Both the S8 and the Surface can connect to the headphones at the same time, so it could be a 4.1 feature.

    The current Fire tablets should have 4.1 too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 612 ✭✭✭ ForstalDave


    chrislad wrote: »
    I have a Bose QC 35 which is BT 4.1 - The S8 apparently used BT 5, and the Surface Pro uses BT used 4.1. Both the S8 and the Surface can connect to the headphones at the same time, so it could be a 4.1 feature.

    The current Fire tablets should have 4.1 too.

    Most bluetooth can conenct to more than 1 device but will only trasmit audo to one at a time


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,446 ✭✭✭ corkie


    chrislad wrote: »
    I have a Bose QC 35 which is BT 4.1 - The S8 apparently used BT 5, and the Surface Pro uses BT used 4.1. Both the S8 and the Surface can connect to the headphones at the same time, so it could be a 4.1 feature.

    The current Fire tablets should have 4.1 too.


    The OP was looking to connect two headphones to 1 source (phone/tablet).

    That some Bluetooth Headsets/Speakers allow you connect two source devices to them at the same time is not under debate.

    I provide a youtube and links to devices, that are able to have dual streams.

    "He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him round the moons of Nibia and round the Antares maelstrom and round perdition's flames before I give him up!" - Khan quoting Moby Dick (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,578 ✭✭✭ niallb


    Much easier to get one of those FM transmitters people used before bluetooth to get their music onto the car stereo.
    They can then listen on any headphones or phone with an FM receiver, and you're not restricted to two.
    You'd also have the option of putting the sound onto the car stereo if you wanted to.


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