Bluetooth and Apple ear pods.

kimmerfnpkimmerfnp Posts: 5Member
Does anyone know if the JWM70A is compatible for Bluetooth with Apple ear pods?  I haven’t been able to pair them. 
Thx
Kim

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  • BaylissBayliss Posts: 253Member
    @kimmerfnp, I have not tried out the bluetooth connection on my Jensen, but see if this thread helps you resolve the issue:

    https://tab-rv.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/5909/jensen-radio-will-not-pair-with-bluetooth-devices-solved-see-last-post-for-detail
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  • kimmerfnpkimmerfnp Posts: 5Member
    Thx. I did see that link. The Jensen pairs with my iPhone but no luck with Air pods. Just wondering if they were compatible. Thx so much for your reply. 
    Kim
  • klengerklenger Posts: 238Member
    I do not believe the Jensen is intended to be used to play Jensen audio through bluetooth earphones.  I think the bluetooth interface is intended to be used to stream audio/music from a phone or other device to the Jensen to play through the Jensen's speakers.   
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  • CbusguyCbusguy Posts: 317Member
    Klenger hit it perfect.....the jensen is a end user device and not a source,   far as bluetooth goes.
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  • JEBJEB Posts: 180Member
    Correct.  Put another way, the Jensen is a Bluetooth receiver only; it is not a Bluetooth transmitter. 
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  • larrygonlarrygon Posts: 240Member
    You can purchase a Bluetooth transmitter that will fit the RCA output of the stereo.
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  • JEBJEB Posts: 180Member
    larrygon said:
    You can purchase a Bluetooth transmitter that will fit the RCA output of the stereo.
    True. But probably better to use the headphone mini jack.  Otherwise, you have to pull the head unit out of the wall to access the RCA jacks.
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  • kimmerfnpkimmerfnp Posts: 5Member
    Thx to you all for clarifying for me.
    kim
  • kimmerfnpkimmerfnp Posts: 5Member
    One more question. I saw there are Bluetooth transmitters with USB end. Do you think that would work plugged into USB port of stereo?
  • JEBJEB Posts: 180Member
    edited July 12
    kimmerfnp said:
    One more question. I saw there are Bluetooth transmitters with USB end. Do you think that would work plugged into USB port of stereo?
    I don’t think any Bluetooth solution is going to be convenient.  Both the USB port and the 3.5mm jack on the front of the Jensen head unit are inputs, not outputs.  So, you can’t plug a transmitter into either one.  The only audio outputs are on the back of the head unit, which means you have to pull the head unit out of the wall to access them.  Once you’ve done so, then you have to put the head unit back in which means you can no longer access the transmitter to charge it.  You really are better off using another audio device if you want private listening.  The Jensens are not designed for it. 

    You could punch a hole in the wall and run RCA cables or an optical S/PDIF cable from the back of the Jensen to a place where you can access the output easily, but this strikes me as a lot of unnecessary work. 
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  • larrygonlarrygon Posts: 240Member
    JEB said:
    Once you’ve done so, then you have to put the head unit back in which means you can no longer access the transmitter to charge it.  
    If you are pulling the head unit out and installing a BT adapter, you can run power to it as well.
    Bottom line is that if you want BT for headphones on this particular unit, you will need to do some modifications. Unfortunately it will not be just plug and play.
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  • CbusguyCbusguy Posts: 317Member
    @larrygon ; I am not familiar with apple products,   please enlighten me on how she selects the source for sound from the jensen  external bluetooth transmiter on her bluetooth earbuds.    

    I can see being able to link to the external transmitter from a phone tablet or laptop.  Just not directly to the earbuds


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  • JEBJEB Posts: 180Member
    larrygon said:
    JEB said:
    Once you’ve done so, then you have to put the head unit back in which means you can no longer access the transmitter to charge it.  
    If you are pulling the head unit out and installing a BT adapter, you can run power to it as well.
    This isn’t workable long term.  Every time you need to pair a new device you’d still need to get access to the transmitter.
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  • kimmerfnpkimmerfnp Posts: 5Member
    Thx for enlightening me
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