Using Bose Speakers or Hearing Aids for Ham Radio – When you need it.


I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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3 years ago

Listening thru hearing aids via Blue-Tooth works well in my mobile because it cancels some of the road noise. I find the Bose Headphones work very well in the shack because they couple to magnetic sensors in my hearing aids. The Bose noise cancelling headphones still cancel noise when using hearing aids. It’s not just us old-timers
with hearing loss. Many teen-agers have significant loss now too.

Pete Rossin
3 years ago

Thanks Rich!

I have been using my 7300’s headphone jack because I couldn’t seem to get sound output to my separate speakers any other way. Your method works great.

As an aside, I added a equalizer between the output of my PC and my speaker. While my 7300 does a good job, I use an equalizer filter to improve sound quality

For music in the shack, I have opted for a blue tooth speaker and my cell phone.

I would appreciate a post on DXLabs the way you use it.

3 years ago

Dear sir ,
I am using the asus sonar mk2 usb souncard . The sonic software has a built in equalyzer so you can tune the sound. Also i am using a hd headphone the B&O 9I i wired.
It gives a very good sound quality , and with the equalyzer you can tune it for your ears.

Raymond Lewis
3 years ago

Hi Rich, I use a cable from the 8 pin Accessory plug on the back of my 7610 or the 13 pin Accessory plug from my 7300. On the 7610 8 pin plug, pin 2 is GND and pin 5 is AF. Bring them out to an RCA plug or whatever your powered speaker uses. In my case I use RCA plugs through a Behringer 802 mixer, that way I can control which radio is the loudest. I use JBL Control 2P powered speakers. This way you are dealing with a constant line voltage from the radio and control volume either through a mixer or with your powered speakers, depending on your setup. The mixer lets you use its equalizer to lower the hiss or atmospheric noise. Sounds better than the radio speaker by itself.

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