Basically, I bought a new android phone recently, selling my ipod thinking "I can have one device for everything".
However, the phone (a Sony Xperia Tipo) has an unbelievably terrible internal amp. Im now in the process of trying to salvage a useable MP3 player from it.
At first I looked into plugging a USB DAC into it, as apparently u can plug flash drives in using a special cable.
It turns out that, while entirely possible on some phones, my one is too new and ****ty for anyone to have bothered to compile a custom kernel with the linux usb audio driver (and I definitely have no clue about any of that stuff).
So my second choice was a bluetooth headset. I dont really want to buy some bluetooth earphones, I like my current headphones (Sennheisser CX500 and Shure SRH840), and i would like to be able to upgrade in the future, so Im looking for a decent portable bluetooth audio receiver with a 3.5mm jack.
Basically, I want a Fiio E7 style DAC, but which connects via bluetooth instead of USB. Anyone have any idea what I might buy?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
edit: I live in the UK
looking at amazon, etc, i have come up with the Sony MW600 as a possible "cheap" one, but it has a pitiful battery life of 7hrs music streaming. Not sure what the standard is because I cant seem to find very many
Edited by JIreland - 10/14/12 at 9:09am