I’m still sick, but as promised, here is that video test of the new Bluetooth transmitter setup in action. I have to say these are the best results I’ve had. This setup is completely usable and very clean. In the test I’m simply recording audio directly into the built in mic on my zoom h1 and transmitting Bluetooth audio back to the receiver plugged directly into the t2i.

The first test is the Clip-on Bluetooth receiver with the generic Bluetooth transmitter. The results, as you can see, are great. No delay, very clean audio, and no hissing noise floor. The clip on receiver also has a built in amplifier with volume control, so you can boost your signal into the camera without any problem. In fact I turned the gain to zero for this first test and still had great signal level.

The second test is the Jabra Bluetooth transmitter with the . Again the results worked out great. The volume control on that clip on receiver may have won me over, but the little generic receiver still worked great.

The last test is the Jabra Bluetooth transmitter and Clip-on Bluetooth receiver, this was the combination I was expecting to be the best. In testing, it seemed to me like there was a noticeable delay. I’ve watched to footage 3 or 4 times and it seems like the words come slightly after my mouth moves. I think that the delay isn’t extremely noticeable, but i’m disappointed that the extra money spent didn’t equal better performance.

It’s clear to me that after all of my Bluetooth testing, I still don’t have a firm grasp on what causes which problem. Or why one setup works great and another does not, but I am glad to have finally found a combination of results that delivers the goods.

If you have the money to spend, you still might want to consider a proper wireless setup, but at under $50 the above combinations work much better then I ever expected.

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