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Windows 7: how to Play music on a laptop via a pc

26 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
how to Play music on a laptop via a pc

Hello hopw you have all had a great christmas - i got wireless headphones they are great (why do we say they when there`s only one) ANYWAY - i can only plug the unit that transmits to headphone into a plug near where the pc is - So hears the question - Is it possible to connect my laptop (win 8.1) to the pc so i can use the PC to play the music to my headphones when i am in a differnt room, i hope this A makes sense and B is in the right place
Here`s hopefull Micky

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26 Dec 2016   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello Mickey ok they are they because there are two "phone" devices on the one device hence headphones

Now so I have it right you have a PC and a laptop and the headphones unit is separate from them both?

Now it is my understanding that the phones unit would have too be connected to the PC output and from it the wifi signal travels to the phones. I don't quite get why you say you have to plug the unit into a socket near the PC the only reason for that is the unit needs the plug in for the signal from the PC. So say for example the unit for the wifi has a 2 metre lead to the power supply and the signal lead is 1.5 metres long then theoretically the plugs for the mains power supply for the PC and the signal device could be at most 3.5 metres apart to enable the unit to be connected to the PC.

Now depending on the wifi signal strength the phones should work at whatever range the phones are at from the PC. Now what I would try is to plug the output from the laptop to the input to the PC - being careful because the input will be the microphone one and VERY sensitive then the music or whatever from the laptop would go into the PC and then the PC should send via the unit the wifi signal to the phones. Now this of course depends on the number of inputs and outputs on the PC so you may have to connect the PC and laptop via a USB cable.

This all depends on the range of the wifi signal of course.
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27 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Hi, the headphones have a unit which is plugged into the mains hence why moving it is not feasable everytime i am in the front room so what i was wanting to do is use the laptop somehow to play the music via the pc Sort of like. A remote control if you want.
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27 Dec 2016   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

If your PC`s are all on the same Homegroup then you can do what you want.

Why are the headphones plugged into the wall socket/ or as you say mains ?

If you had wireless headphones you wouldn`t need to do that.

Example of mine.

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby(R) 7.1 Gaming Headset - Greyhawk
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27 Dec 2016   #5

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

The transmitter is plugged into the mains which also plugs into the PC or whatever you use to p;lay music
these are the headphones Sennheiser RS120 II RF Wireless On-Ear Headphone with: Electronics

I am not sure i have set up a homegroup but i will check it out
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27 Dec 2016   #6

8.1 x64

Use a cable like this:
Belkin Series 3m 3.5mm to 3.5mm Audio Cable: Electronics

You can also use it to hook up the laptop directly to the headphones (instead of going through the wireless transmitter).
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27 Dec 2016   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

If his headphones are wireless then an extension cable is useless, because they don`t plug into a computer like a conventional pair of headphones. His transmitter gets plugged into the Desktop and the power outlet and he does not want to keep moving it.

Unlike mine where the usb transmitter plugs into the PC, and the headphones are charged up by a usb cable from the headphones to the PC. After the headphones are charged up I can remove the cable and walk around if I want to, and plug the usb stick transmitter into any other PC I want to, although I have no need for that.

Mickyd, how do your headphones work, what I mean is how are they charged up ?

Do you have to connect them to the transmitter ? Do they use a battery ?

As I mentioned in reply#4, if you set up a homegroup and all your PC`s are in the same Homegroup, you can listen to anything on your desktop from your laptop. :)

It`s very simple to do, just start by clicking on the Homegroup icon in the Control Panel.

How to Set Up Windows 7 Homegroups for Seamless, Instant Sharing Between PCs In Your Home

Learning Windows 7: Create a Homegroup & Join a New Computer To It
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29 Dec 2016   #8

8.1 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If his headphones are wireless then an extension cable is useless, because they don`t plug into a computer like a conventional pair of headphones.
I downloaded the user manual of his headphones and I actually read it before I made my post. The manual clearly states you also have the option to use a wired connection instead so the wireless transmitter can be bypassed if that's what you want. The sound quality might be affected by this, but choosing a longer cable to connect between the wireless transmitter and the laptop also can help to increase freedom of where the laptop can be placed (for the sake of better convenience and or finding a better spot in terms of WiFi connection stability on the laptop, etc.).
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29 Dec 2016   #9

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

After reading all the posts and re-reading the OP's initial post, I think I understand what he wants to do.

The headphones claim to have a range of 300ft which hopefully is enough range for him to be in another room listening to music being played on his desktop. He wants to be able to control the music playing on his desktop from his laptop.

One way I can think for him to be able to do that is to use a remote connection to remote into his desktop from his laptop and then he would be able to change songs, pause, stop/start, etc... the music being played on his desktop from his laptop. As he said, use the laptop as a remote control. He could install TeamViewer on both computers to be able to do that. Or, if his desktop is running a "Pro" version of Windows, he could use Remote Desktop Connection.

Having said that, it seems like kind of a hassle just to use those headphones to listen to music in a different room. Personally, I would rather have headphones that plug into the laptop and then have my music saved on the laptop (more portable) or at least shared over the network from the desktop.

Another way to use use the headphones would be to plug the transmitter into the laptop and play the music on the laptop (leaving the desktop out of the mix) but that would require carrying the transmitter from room to room and plugging it into the mains there.

For the record, I have a pair of those headphones but I only use them to listen to TV late at night when my wife is asleep and use them only in the same room with the TV. They work great for that.

@hdmi - There is no place on the headphones to plug in the cable you suggested. The transmitter can be connected via RCA phono plugs or 3.5mm plug but the headphones themselves are wireless only.
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29 Dec 2016   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Darn, and I just repd hdmi

Remoting in or setting up the homegroup would do the same thing, he could control what he wants to hear on his desktop from his laptop.

I think the homegroup option would be easier.
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