Bluetooth speakers

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    Does anyone know if Bluetooth connected speakers drains the battery faster than connecting to the headphone jack?
     
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    I don't like to ever say something for sure when I haven't tried it myself but yes so far as I can tell it will drain your battery faster. This is because Bluetooth is quite a power hungry hardware due to all the information it picks up and sends out, especially of you're sending high quality songs through it.

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    Yes, that is going to be nice. Though we need more Bluetooth 4.0 devices on the market to make a real impact. Earphones, however, are not likely to benefit from this protocol.

    But it should consume less power when the headphones are not actually being used, meaning that the standby time (bluetooth turned on but not used) should be much less power hungry.

    A couple other articles I read said that a set of earphones that you can hear from 10 ft away (the teenager walking by) consume roughly 12mW. That's a pretty hard target to hit with any radio transmitting device.


    By the way, I didn't know most of this when I started writing my post. Thanks for giving me this little push towards some fun research.
     
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