jsportive
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New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:15 am

I've done some searches on here, and none seem to be about what I have in mind:

I'm an amateur audio freak.
And I want to make the following:
Making my own TurtleBeach equivalent... For an xbox360, or extra on my Denon)
- no wireless headphones! I prefer the wired ones.
(So the Raspberry will be near the couch, my high-end wired headphone plugged into the Raspberry. Which is jacked into the wall socket, so no batteries that will run out)
- no audio cables through the house.
(the Raspberry will receive audio from the Xbox 360 or the Denon, or something else)

Are the Raspberries capable of running solely as wireless Bluetooth audio recievers?

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:57 pm

And I want to make the following:
Making my own TurtleBeach equivalent..
Its usually best to explain what you mean by that, most might not know how a beach full of turtles are relevant ;-)
my high-end wired headphone
Are we talking XLR plug, high end here ?

The Pi alone is "not excellent" at producing analog sound and is not speced for any high-end headsets.
You need to add a good DAC and a good HP AMP something like this:
https://nanomesher.com/nanosoundamp2/ or this http://iqaudio.co.uk/hats/47-pi-dac-pro.html

There are so many guides for setting up the Pi as a bluetooth A2DP audio receiver so I'm not sure what you have searched/googled for.
Also I dont know if a XBox or your "Denon" connects to these things the same way as phones and other BT audio sources.

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:43 pm

I don't quite understand your reply.
As I am new to the whole Raspberry concept, someone suggested to me to look into it to use it as a reciever for audio.

TurtleBeach is a brand name for headsets for gaming systems that allow to listen to game sound and communication through microphone at the same time through one headset.
This is not a usual concept.
True, some explanation could have been added, I grant you that.

High-end headphones are those of high quality. Not the cheap crap for a buck at Walmart.
DJ headphones with a 6.5mm jack.

So here's my laymans question:
If the Raspberries are capable of programming ins and outs, isn't there a way to program audio ins and outs too? Whatever the input/output?

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:42 am

If the Raspberries are capable of programming ins and outs, isn't there a way to program audio ins and outs too? Whatever the input/output?
The Pi is a generic computer so its capable of a whole lot of things, it doesnt mean that achieving those things are trivial, even for experts. I dont know of a way to "point and click" your way to a setup that does what you want.

Since you call yourself an "Audio freak" I'm also suggesting that the sound-quality from the standard jack-plug on the Pi will probably not satisfy.
Also the standard Pi model does not have line-in or mic-input. this suggests that using additional hardware like the ones I linked to will be necessary.

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:52 pm

Well, actually, I have to accept the possibilities in front of me.
If the jack is the only option, I'm content with it.
Decent stereo is better than crappy half a** stuttering stereo.

The Pi doesn't need audio in. It'll be sent via wifi or Bluetooth. The mic will be done via Xbox controller.

All that will be sent wireless to/through the Pi will be the sound from my audio system/TV.
All the Pi needs to do is receive the wireless signal, and output it to the jack.

This whole concept doesn't exist anymore/yet.
It did, but those things can't be bought anymore, so I'm trying to look around to make something DIY MacGyver style.

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:52 pm

(Don't get me wrong, i love your input!)

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:59 am

This whole concept doesn't exist anymore/yet.
It did, but those things can't be bought anymore,
If you provide links to where we can read about these products it would be so much easier to understand.

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:57 pm

Yep. You are completely correct.

Mind you, these links are dutch, I have them in my bookmarks, and I couldn't find an English link in these few minutes I have..

https://www.fantv.nl/digitaal/gadgets/1 ... topcontact

https://www.hifi.nl/artikel/22647/D-Lin ... where.html

I hope the brands and product names are the same in English.

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:00 pm

Now its obvious that the system must consist of TWO units. One unit with audio INPUT and one with audio OUTPUT, and then some (wireless) link between them.

While its technical feasible with two Raspberry Pi's and at least one extra soundcard ( because the Pi itself still doesnt have audio input ) I consider this to not be a task that the Pi is a good match for.

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:18 am

Wait, no. That's those products. Not what I have in mind.

I already have an audio output in the air as wifi or Bluetooth.

So I'm trying to make/have a device that's receiving those signals and redirects them to an audio jack out, whilst being hooked up to a wall socket. No batteries.

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:33 pm

jsportive wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:18 am
I already have an audio output in the air as wifi or Bluetooth.
Try being precise about which devices produces those and what protocols those devices use, and what they are normally used for.

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:52 pm

jsportive wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:18 am
Wait, no. That's those products. Not what I have in mind.

I already have an audio output in the air as wifi or Bluetooth.

So I'm trying to make/have a device that's receiving those signals and redirects them to an audio jack out, whilst being hooked up to a wall socket. No batteries.
Why not a bluetooth receiver?
https://smile.amazon.com/BT10C-Bluetoot ... ay&sr=8-12
For just one example, there are many others.

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:58 am

Hello
jsportive wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:15 am
Are the Raspberries capable of running solely as wireless Bluetooth audio recievers?
Maybe look at this :
[Guide] Stream audio to the Raspberry Pi over Bluetooth
[solved] Audio output on HDMI and 3.5mm

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Pulsar33
Pi 4 with 4Gb memory, DVB TV pHAT ------------------- Desktop : Core i5 Linux MINT 19.3

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Re: New to the whole: using a Rasp as wireless audio system?

Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:25 am

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https://smile.amazon.com/BT10C-Bluetoot ... ay&sr=8-12
For just one example, there are many others.
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Mate, you're the first to link me a device like that! Thanks!

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