Originally Posted by donebu
From the Sony STR-DN1040 manual:
This receiver supports the
following Bluetooth version and profiles.
Supported Bluetooth version:
Bluetooth Specification version 3.0
Supported Bluetooth profiles:
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile): Receiving audio content of high quality
AVRCP 1.3 (Audio Video Remote Control
Profile): Controlling audio/video
equipment; pausing, stopping, starting
playback, volume control, etc
I haven't tried pairing Bluetooth headphones, but from the manual it appears the receiver only receives audio content from Bluetooth devices, no Bluetooth output to devices. The receiver does have a Phones jack on the front, so wired headphones should work.
The receiver acts as a Bluetooth Receiver only, not a Bluetooth Transmitter, so it can't be paired with Bluetooth headphones or speakers. AFAIK
, nobody makes an AVR that can send Bluetooth audio, only receive it. If your goal is to send audio from the receiver to a pair of Bluetooth headphones wirelessly then you would need to purchase a separate Bluetooth Transmitter. I've done a decent amount of research looking for a solution to this and the best option I could find was the Avantree Priva AptX Low Latency Bluetooth Transmitter for about $70. With the STR DN1040, you have two options for how to hook this up, each with its own set of pros and cons...
1) Connect the Avantree Priva to the headphone out jack on the receiver (using the supplied minijack cable and a 1/4" to 3.5mm minijack adaptor).
This will enable you to listen to any source you have connected to your receiver (both digital and analog), including audio it receives via. its USB, Airplay, Bluetooth, DLNA, and Network services as well as TV audio (via. HDMI ARC) and its built-in AM/FM tuner. The only con is that the headphone jack is a main zone output and use of the jack will cause all other speaker outputs to be muted. I.e. you can't listen to audio passing thru the AVR while somebody else is using the speakers with this option.
2) Connect the Avantree Priva to the Zone 2 stereo analog preamp outputs (using the supplied minijack cable and stereo RCA to 3.5mm minijack adaptor).
This will enable you to listen on your headphones to either the same source or a different source than the one playing over the speakers in the main zone, simultaneously. The only con is that the Zone 2 stereo analog preamp outputs only work for the AM/FM tuner and any sources you have connected to the AVR using analog connections. None of the audio from your digital sources (HDMI, Coaxial, Optical, USB, Airplay, Bluetooth, DLNA, or Network) can be fed to the headphones with this option.
Of coarse, you always have the option to switch between the two connection methods as desired.