Bass Amp to Wireless Headphones

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by mattattack187, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Orono, ME
    I did a little searching and didn't come up with much. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction of what I'm looking for.

    I live in a Condo with very thin walls and with my amp on as low as 1 it still puts out a significant signal. I've been practicing with headphones for a while but hate getting tangled up in headphone wire.

    Is there a way to plug the headphone out from my amp into a bluetooth transmitter that could send the signal off to wireless headphones?

  2. ljholland


    Oct 19, 2013
    Do you have an iPhone?? Consider getting an iRig and using JamUp (with the B15 bass amp model. Then add bluetooth headphones. The iRig is $20, the JamUp software is $20 (often on sale). You could also use any of the other apps but I think that B15 patch sound very convincing.
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  3. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Orono, ME
    I have the iPad and JamUp actually and just thought of that before I checked up on this thread. I like being able to play my actual physical rig though.
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  5. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Orono, ME
  6. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Wow - great thread!
    I bought a Cafe Walter a couple years ago, and with it, a $50 set of Koss adjustable headphones (not ear-covering). While they sound great, the cord is only 2-5 - 3 ft. long, so I have to stand right there where the headphone amp is.
    I have bluetooth wireless headphones (Jaybird BlueBuds X), and I love them, but there is no way to connect them to the Cafe Walter. The Sennheiser RF headphones are the perfect solution! These have officially been added to my Xmas list. Plus, I have a Sennheiser e835 microphone, and I love it. They make great stuff!
  7. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Orono, ME
    The Sennheiser has good reviews. Think I'll have to add them to my list also. Thanks again for the all the suggestions.
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    headhead Banned

    Feb 28, 2014
  9. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Orono, ME
    I ended up getting the Sennheiser RS120. Very good for the money. Great Bass response and crisp highs. Easy to set up and tune to a frequency. Typical RF interference now and then but not enough for me to obsess over.
  10. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    A little late for the OP, but if you use a cable from bass to amp (or bass to pedalboard), then wrapping a headphone cable w/ your instrument cable can also stop the tangle.

    Rock On Audio has a combo cable for sale, but for a fraction of the cost, you can roll your own with either shrink tubing or simple cable ties. (Just run the cable over your strap button, b/w strap and your bass, shorten the cable for your buds or earphones to length, and you'll be good-to-go.)
  11. flojob

    flojob Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    Im using a g50 to be wireless to my amp, and trying to find a solution to be wireless from amp to phones. Tried a couple RF headsets but they have way too much interference. Gonna try Infrared next and hopefully that will work.
  12. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Buy a wireless IEM unit... can always use phones instead of buds.. . lots of decent gear out there.
    Carvin EM900, Shure PSM200, Galaxy AS1100..
  13. flojob

    flojob Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    I like the idea, but its a more expensive investment. I don't know that I could justify the spend for my situation. Anyone use this stuff g or small room rehearsals also?
  14. Amplified


    Jan 19, 2014
    Got a PSM300 Pro yesterday. Added in the charger and spare lithium batteries. They can cost quite a bit.
  15. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Yes, Yes, yes!! GOOD IEM gear is not cheap... which is why I listed entry-level units with decent reviews...
    Sure, you can spend $1100+ on the PSM1000 or Seen EW G3 series, but that price generally includes DECENT buds...
    The "Carvin EM900, Shure PSM200, Galaxy AS1100" have fewer features on the transmitters and the buds ain't great.
    Why spend $1100+ to get good ears and a few extra features in the hardware - if you're not a touring pro - versus $300-500 for the entry level stuff? Most of us have budget constraints, and I "made do" with lesser buds until I could afford the Quads. Perfect? No! Close, but very usable and workable.

    I've used the EM900 for about 3.5 yrs, and had no issues other than upping the working frequency. I instantly hated the Carvin buds and after stints with others [including UIM1's], finally ended up with 1964 Quads... Think I paid $300 for the EM900. Cheaper than the PSM200, stereo with built-in limiter. Yes, the PSM1000/EW G3 will give you an adjustable limiter, and a few other features, but why???

    As part of a local bar/club/corporate/wedding-type band, I get the range, clarity and self-mixing capabilities that I need, even in our larger venues.

    Yes, I probably ended up paying close to the same amount as the top the line devices, but I DO have custom-fit IEM's also... not the universals that come with those units. Not saying they are bad, just that there are other, cheaper, very workable choices.

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