Didn't realise this thread was still getting posts, must have missed the email notifications.
I actually ended up getting the 7dayshop audio receiver, a female-female audio jack coupler, some sticky back badge clips, and a bluetooth 4.0 usb dongle.
It works, but not well enough that it serves the function I was hoping for (being able to walk away from my computer without removing my IEM's).
The disappointments are as follows:
1. White noise in the background (you don't hear it if music is playing). I contacted the receiver manufacturer and they said it is most likely an issue with the audio jack header. If that's the case then maybe it could also be the coupler. But for all I know it could be none of these things.
2. Very prone to losing connection. Even just facing my back toward the pc whilst next to it, or covering the receiver with my arm, can break the connection (both the receiver and transmitter boast 20 meter range when 'without interference'). I certainly can't walk out of the room and hear anything. When it reconnects, the audio is OUT OF SYNC. I can pause the music and hear it stop a whole second later. To fix the desync I have to disconnect and reconnect at the bluetooth stack settings in windows. When I do that, some of the open apps 'lose' the audio device and I have to close and reopen the apps individually to get audio back.
*EDIT 3. Despite boasting AVRCP support, you can only remote pause/play. I was assuming the receiver supported changing track and volume but apparently not.
I am wondering if the disconnects are just due to a cheap shoddy transmitter. Or maybe this is as good as it gets with bluetooth. Not sure where to go from here.
Edited by caruga - 11/27/13 at 1:42pm