Reborn of your non-wireless devices: Bluetooth Transmitter Review

Bluetooth transmitter works in the opposite way Bluetooth receiver does. It is used primarily with the source player while the receiver does most of its jobs with the output devices. Like those home stereo systems many old good players are lack of wireless function that limits their possible wide usages nowadays. But with the help you get from the Bluetooth transmitter these fine CD Players, iPods, kindles, MP3/MP4 etc can be effortlessly transformed into a wireless streaming machine. Only if you want to do that.

Compared with Bluetooth music receivers for home audio, these Bluetooth stereo transmitters are tiny in size and don’t have complex output slots. A 3.5mm jack is the common audio-out for the majority of this category. The diminutive size and built-in battery give your Bluetooth transmitter true mobility and make it a perfect match for outdoor activity such as climbing and hiking. We select some high quality Bluetooth transmitter to review and provide a detailed table with more technical details. Some products are equally capable of receiver function.

It is a pity Bluetooth cannot provide true Hi-Fi now. If you want that a Wi-Fi music receiver will help you. It supports more formats including lossless codecs: FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAV.

Avantree Saturn mini apt-x Bluetooth Receiver and Transmitter 2-in-1


Avantree Saturn Receiver and Transmitter 2-in-1 is unique member in Bluetooth family. It only has a very petite size 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.4 inches and a very light weight of 0.3 ounces. But within this limited box the manufacturer equips it with a long lasting rechargeable internal lithium battery and the new apt-x codec for both transmission and receiving mode. The sound quality under apt-x is no doubt better than that previous SBC and AAC standard. The most valuable convenience you get from this amazing gadget is some old portable hifi players like Rio Karma be turned into a reborn wireless audio player.

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Update: Avantree has a pro model which use the Apt-X Low Latency technology reduce the latency time largely to less than 40ms. The other features are similar you can see detail on the same page of Avantree Saturn Receiver and Transmitter 2-in-1 on

Bluetooth_aptx_low_latency>-Click here for details of this new Avantree Saturn Pro Bluetooth receiver/transmitter

MEE audio Connect wireless Bluetooth audio transmitter with apt-X low latency for dual headphones

MEE audio Connect Bluetooth transmitter has two key features which make it the perfect partner for your HDTV. First like Avantree Saturn mini it also has the newest low latency apt-X codec on board to ensure you get better video audio sync than before, as mentioned before the latency is less than 40 ms. Second it supports two Bluetooth headphones or speakers at the same time with high-quality digital audio streaming. You get full freedom to share the TV shows you like with your wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend and without bothering others around you.

Furthermore, in order to obtain the true HD wireless sound from your HDTV it has digital and analog connectivity within a tiny box. By that I mean you can connect it to the toslink slot on the back of your TV or AV receiver and config to stereo audio output to get a high-fidelity, low latency audio with aptX®-enabled headphones. And I just have to figure out with the build-in lithium battery it is travel friendly as well. Purchasing a pair of apt-X bluetooth headphones and this adapter you will have a private cinema just between you and the one you love.

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HomeSpot Dual Stream Optical Digital Wireless HD Bluetooth Audio Transmitter

As a new Bluetooth transmitter the HomeSpot has 2 features that make itself more attractive than others: the dual connectivity and the digital optical input. It can support two Bluetooth phones simultaneously. The Toslink Optical input makes it compatible with other old good source device. The Toslink Cable is also included in the package. It also has LL apt-X to ensure you the high fidelity audio quality and minimize lip sync latency when you watch TV or enjoy a movie. 

The only pity is that although it has digital S/PDIF input but only uncompressed PCM audio signals are supported by this Bluetooth Transmitter. It cannot handle Dolby AC-3, DTS, or other surround sound signals. As for now, there is no Bluetooth transmitter can do that, if you want a true wireless music system. The Wi-Fi music speaker seems the only option presently. 

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Keedox 2-in-1 Bluetooth CSR 4.0 Audio Transmitter and Receiver adapter

This is a mini yet powerful device it is with apt-x in both transmitting and receiving mode. And that is the latest low latency just like the above Avantree Saturn mini receiver. The most exciting feature for this 2-in-1 transceiver is that. Keedox is capable of sending signal to two bluetooth headphones at the same time. It can be also decried as simultaneous connection with both bluetooth headphones. That would be great if you wish to share some audio content between you and your intimate one. It has a tiny square body and the battery life is up to 15 hours. All features claimed this is wonderful bluetooth transmitter. The only thing I am not pleased with it is the connection issue. To be specific although it provides simultaneous connection with 2 bluetooth playback devices but you are requested to manually pair with the second one each time you want to use this function.

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Ezetek Mini Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter for 3.5mm Audio Devices like Media Player,MP3,MP4

Ezetek Mini Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter for 3.5mm Audio Device s Ipad,Kindle Fire,Media Player,MP3,MP

If you have an older MP3 player and like to listen to audio books and music wirelessly through it or wants the same function with old TV, PC, iPod, Kindle Fire and CD player. Ezetek Mini Wireless Bluetooth transmitter will be a big help for switching any older style player to Bluetooth wireless device. It can work with any equipment that has a stereo 3.5mm output but without the Bluetooth function. It is very easy to pair and operate and like other bluetooth device it can remember the devices once paired with so you don’t need to repeat the next time you want the same thing. It will be extremely assistant whether you want to watch TV in the midnight using your bluetooth headphone with excellent sound quality in the quiet bedroom or enjoy the music without wire restrictions. Like other people, I found a little noticeable delay. Once you forget it’s there, it does not bother me at all. You only notice them when you think of them.

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TaoTronics® TT-BA01 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Music Transmitter

TaoTronics® TT-BA01 Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter



TaoTronics® TT-BA01 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Music Transmitter is a nice gadget to be used in the bedroom it works great. Though it gives a bright red glow in darkness but this tiny device is not difficult to cover up so it may not be annoying to anyone. It is paired perfectly with any audio device. Volume via this setup is excellent and the audio lag is quite unnoticeable not enough to be an irritant to most people. Sound quality is very good with no drop-outs. It has a battery and also works fine when plugged into a power source.

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GOgroove BlueSense TRM Wireless A2DP Bluetooth Transmitter

GOgroove BlueSense TRM Wireless A2DP Bluetooth Transmitter

The transmitter is packaged well and attractive, and comes with its own special charger. GOgroove BlueSense TRM Wireless A2DP Bluetooth Transmitter can turn any device with an analog 3.5mm output jack into a Bluetooth-capable music streaming devices. It can drain power through any standard USB port. With a fully charged battery, you can get 10 hours of high quality music playback. This adapter works effectively with all mp3 players and tablets. It’s small and compact.

NoiseHush NS560 Multiple Colored Clip-on Bluetooth Stereo Headset for all Tablet, Apple iPad/iPhone and Cell Phones

NoiseHush NS560 series bluetooth stereo headset has a decent Bluetooth dongle but a cheap low rated headphone(which means nothing to me, for I only want its transmitting function with my own headset). This NoiseHush Bluetooth transmitter part has a modern slim design. It contains necessary transmission chip, a 6 hours battery and a noise cancelling microphone in a tiny lightweight body. Not to mention the fact that all essential control can be done with its elaborately arranged buttons. It has a miniature clip to be attached to a bag belt, clothes or anywhere you want.


The Bluetooth version is V2.1 with supporting of A2DP for better music feedback. In our tests and from reviews of other consumers the performance is good. Easy to pair and navigate with one hand. Once you get familiar with it all things can be done even without need to look at it. The battery can last for at least 6 to 8 hours during one cycle, and a fully charge needs only 2-3 hours. For sound quality I cannot say it is comparable to a wired connection, but the sound is also not so bad as other criticism reviews. Consider of price and the convenience it provides I compromise with some possible hiss and pops.

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Jumbl Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling & A2DP Audio Streaming Adapter/Receiver for 3.5mm Devices – Converts Wired 3.5mm Headphones into Wireless Music Streaming Stereo Earphones

Jumbl Bluetooth transmitter and NoiseHush one are more like siblings even twin. They have the exact same looking and with the same ergonomic quick-control buttons at the same place. Jumbl also provide mutiple colored models like its competitor does. The only difference is Jumbl does not contain a headset in its package(maybe they have the same idea for this product as we do). Jumbl has also got a lot of positive rating among those purchasers. Its light weight makes it a perfect partner to be used with your own earbuds. Probably these two Bluetooth transmitters are from the same designer or the same factory only labeled separately.

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Bluetooth Transmitter Table

customer rating
bluetooth version
Audio quality
Avantree Saturn Bluetooth® Music Receiver 4.1 out of 5 stars over 200 rating Bluetooth 4.0
MEE audio Connect wireless Bluetooth transmitter with apt-X LL for Dual Bluetooth Headphone 4.2 out of 5 stars New Product Bluetooth 4.0 apt-X LL $$
Brightech_BrightPlay_Live_HD_Bluetooth_Transmitter_with_apt-X_75 Brightech – BrightPlay Live HD™ Bluetooth Transmitter with apt-X 4.5 out of 5 stars New Product Bluetooth 4.0 apt-X LL $
Brightech_BTX_Ultra_2-in-1_Bluetooth_Receiver_and_Transmitter Brightech – BTX Ultra – 2 in 1 Bluetooth Receiver and Transmitter 4.8 out of 5 stars New Product Bluetooth 4.0 apt-X LL $
Aukey_Portable_Bluetooth_Audio_Transmitter_with_aptX_Low_Latency Aukey Portable Bluetooth Audio Transmitter with aptX Low Latency 4.1 out of 5 stars Bluetooth 2.1 apt-X LL $
Keedox_2-in-1_Wireless_Bluetooth_4.0_Audio_Transmitter Keedox 2-in-1 Bluetooth CSR 4.0 Audio Transmitter and Receiver adapter 4.2 out of 5 stars New Product Bluetooth 4.0 apt-X LL $
Avantree Priva Multipoint Bluetooth Audio Transmitter for TV with aptX Low Latency Codec 4.0 out of 5 stars by 100 customers New Product Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP apt-X LL $$
Cootree_Portable_Bluetooth_Stereo_Music_Streaming_transmitter_and_receiver_2_in_1_Adapter_75 Cootree® Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Music Streaming transmitter and receiver 2 in 1 Adapter 4.7 out of 5 stars by 40 customers New Product Bluetooth 3.0 Apt-x $
MOCREO_Ultra_Portable_Aptx Bluetooth_Receiver_Transmitter_75 MOCREO® Ultra-Portable Aptx Coding Bluetooth Stereo Audio Streaming 2-in-1 Bluetooth Receiver Transmitter Adapter 4.0 out of 5 stars New Product Bluetooth 3.0 Apt-x $
Veetop_Bluetooth_4.0_A2DP_Wireless_Music_Audio_Adapter_Receiver_with_Apt-X_NFC_75 Veetop® Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP Wireless Music Audio Adapter Receiver with Apt-X & NFC 4.6 out of 5 stars New Product Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP apt-X and NFC $
iClever_IC_BTT03_Wireless_Bluetooth_Transmitter_75 iClever® IC-BTT03 2nd Gen Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Music Transmitter and Adapter/Dongle 4.1 out of 5 stars New Product Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP apt-X LL $
TaoTronics_TT-BA06_High_Fidelity_Wireless_Portable_Bluetooth_4.0_Stereo_Music_Transmitter_75 TaoTronics TT-BA06 High-Fidelity Wireless Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Music Transmitter 4.4 out of 5 stars by over 90 customers New Product Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP (USB Audio) $
Indigo BTR9 Bluetooth Wireless Music Switchable Transmitter and Receiver 4.3 out of 5 stars by over 180 customers Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP $
WCI 2-In-1 Bluetooth Audio Music Streaming Receiver And Transmitter WCI 2-In-1 Bluetooth Audio Music Streaming Receiver And Transmitter 3.9 out of 5 stars Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP $
Anker® Bluetooth Stereo Audio Music Receiver and Transmitter 2-In-1 Anker® Bluetooth Stereo Audio Music Receiver and Transmitter 2-In-1 4.6 out of 5 stars over 400 reviews Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP $
TaoTronics®-TT-BA01-Wireless-Bluetooth-Transmitter TaoTronics® TT-BA01 Bluetooth Transmitter 4.3 out of 5 stars over 1,200 rating Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP $
Miccus-Mini-jack-Transmitter-Headphones-Receivers Miccus Mini-jack TX: Bluetooth Music Transmitter 4.0 out of 5 stars Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP $
Jumbl_Clip-on_Bluetooth_Transmitter_Black Jumbl™ Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling & A2DP Audio Streaming Adapter 3.9 out of 5 stars Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP $
GOgroove BlueSense TRM Wireless A2DP Transmitter GOgroove BlueSense TRM Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter 3.8 out of 5 stars Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP $
NoiseHush_NS560-11977_Clip-on_Bluetooth_Transmitter_Black_front NoiseHush NS560 Multiple Colored Clip-on Bluetooth Stereo Headset 3.8 out of 5 stars Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP $ is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to, but not limited to,,, or


  • TobCapone December 2, 2014 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Great review. Thank you. Quick question – do you know if any of these transmitters (or others not on this list) DON’T have an auto disconnect/turn-off function if there isn’t anything transmitting?

    Reason I ask is I am looking to connect a transmitter to a radar detector that has an auxiliary phone jack. Problem is, if there isn’t any activity on the radar detector for the “5 or 10 minutes” while the transmitter is connected to the blue tooth receiver, then the connection drops. If this happens I won’t know if the radar detector is working because I won’t hear it (because it is no longer connected via bluetooth due to inactivity).

    Thanks for the assistance!

  • Rodney Hytonen January 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    What is never mentioned is, all of these appear to accept ONLY 3.5mm ANALOG inputs.

    What we need, to send high quality audio from modern HDTV’s to bluetooth headphones, is:

    a transmitter that accepts HDMI input for audio.

    • portablehifi January 23, 2015 at 6:14 am - Reply

      Sorry I have not seen any Bluetooth transmitter that has a HDMI slot. Until now commercial Bluetooth products can only afford near CD quality sound of 2 channels not capable of 5.1 channel or even higher. What you require are beyond nowadays ability of Bluetooth. Maybe the demanding can be meet less than a decade. Who knows !!

  • Duane February 7, 2015 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Do any of the bluetooth transmitters use RCA cables? My TV does not have a 3,5mm jack, so i will have to connect to the RCA outputs to get a signal out. Thanks

  • Mason Myers February 7, 2015 at 10:21 pm - Reply

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  • Amelia Lee February 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    The technology of Bluetooth piece is definitely the very best i have read today.

  • Evelyn Allen February 12, 2015 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I hate reading time-consuming posts, only because i’ve got a small amount of dislexia, but i actually loved
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  • Sophia Morris February 16, 2015 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I came from google + well done on a great social media campaign

  • Sir Joe March 7, 2015 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Man, you should check your sources again.
    The Avantree Priva is NOT also receiver. It is only transmitter.
    The Avantree Saturn is both transmitter and receiver. And you did not mention the Saturn Pro which is the new one, with Low Latency Aptx.

    I would also like to understand where did you read that the Brightech has got Low Latency Aptx. Nowhere in their site or in amazon they mention it.

    • portablehifi March 9, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

      First I want to thank you for your comment. It is very helpful to make this post better.

      Second I apologize for making a mistake about Avantree Priva acts as a Bluetooth receiver. As you have discovered it is merely a Bluetooth Music Transmitter.

      Finally I want to point out a little mistake in your comment: BrightPlay Live HD™ Bluetooth Transmitter has low latency mode proved by the print on the package.

  • John March 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Great article, someone brought up a question about whether any of the units don’t have a auto disconnect function. (I think it was for a radar detector), that got me thinking if that would be a problem for the application I would use a bluetooth transmitter. I want to use the transmitter to pass the turn by turn directions from my gps unit (it has a female audio output3.5mm) to the bluetooth enabled helmet communicator for my motorcycle. Since turn by turn directions can sometimes be sporadic, will I lose the bluetooth connectivity during the gaps (no audio output from gps) between turn by turn directions?

  • Zihaolong April 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Add Bluetooth connectivity to your mobile device and share your Bluetooth music feed with a friend by using this Bluetooth Transmitter and receiver from J2CC! This small device is designed to transmit audio to up to two sets of Bluetooth receivers, usually headphones (though any audio device would work). It has a built-in rechargeable battery for power and plugs into an audio source device using a 3.5mm TRS plug (headphone connector). – See more at:

    • portablehifi April 10, 2015 at 4:05 am - Reply

      Thank you for sharing this Bluetooth Transceiver with us!

  • Frank Shilton April 11, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    My Samsung TV has a left/right channel audio output in the back. The output is apparently line-level (low level without amplification). In utilizing the Miccus Bluetooth Trans/Rcv for transmitting a bluetooth signal to headphones (TV RCA out to Miccus RCA in) I have not had a satisfactory result. The Miccus does succusfully transmit from the earphone jack on my A/V receiver; that jack is amplified. Question: do I need a pre-amp/mini amp in line from the TV RCA audio output if I want to bypass the A/V receiver. If so, any recommendations?


    • portablehifi May 27, 2015 at 6:31 am - Reply

      Thank you for your commenting. I don’t think you need a pre amp in between. You need a portable bluetooth receiver with your headphone or one headphone with built-in amp.
      Sorry we can not provide a model because we are still working on our test with bluetooth headphones.

  • Arjun May 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Is there any bluetooth transmitter that receive audio from optical output?? If yes than name please

  • Miss Hawkins June 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    thanx for above info however I’m still confused. I’ve purchased the mini Ezetek to play music from my non bluetooth mp3 player on a speaker. i paired the devices and yay i have music but when i press the buttons on the speaker to pause skip play they don’t work? its not the speaker as this works perfectly fine using my bluetooth phone. should i have got a transmitter and receiver 2 in 1 for the buttons to work?

    • portablehifi June 6, 2015 at 11:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your comment. When Bluetooth connection is established you can only control the music playback on your audio source device(iPhone, iPad or something like) not the speaker.

  • william July 2, 2015 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Can some/all of these devices transmit to two headphones? For example if two people want to watch TV using headphones can both pairs receive from one transmitter? Thanks for any insight!

  • Steve July 11, 2015 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    How did battery life compare with all the products?

  • Frank Zuehlke July 26, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Hello to all Portable hifi fans and experts.
    My name is Frank and I live in Germany. I am a musik listener and Hifi enthusiast. At home everything is fine. I stream with Tidal to my Linn DS over the Linn Kazoo app from my IPad or my Sony Z1 over Wlan. In August I will get 55. So all my friends and my Family ask me, “what is your birthday wish”? After long thinking ( you know the problem), I think it is an good idea to have an portable music solution. So my wish is the portable speaker Loewe Speaker 2 Go. It has nice Sound and Bluetooth aptx. But I think that the stereo sound can’t be the best one. So why not buy me a second Loewe 2 Go, one for the left and one for the right stereo channel. And also a Kokkia i10 adapter for my IPad 3. All with aptx. Stream music with Tidal Hifi to them and everything is fine.
    But now the problem. They will get both the Stereo signal. I can’t find a solution to separate the left and right Stereo channel. Please help me. I am new to Bluetooth, I have used it only for printing before. I have an Panasonic Toughbook too. May be I could buy me too Bluetooth Usb transmitter and with an software audio splitter I could send with one of them the left and with the other one the right channel to the Loewes. But what is with the latency time? And isn’t there a solution for my Z1 and my IPad to do it.
    Many thanks for your help

    • portablehifi July 28, 2015 at 6:38 am - Reply

      It is simple use a 3.5mm jack to RCA to separate the stereo signal then use one you want.

  • Scott August 24, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Is there a BT receiver which is able to use the inline microphone on the headset?
    Most recent headphones include an inline microphone.

    As said above, including battery life would have been nice.

    Great work on the review!

  • Lynda October 2, 2015 at 2:56 am - Reply

    i have a BTI-010 2 in 1 Bluetooth . I tried to pair it with a Bose Bluetooth receiver. It showed it paired and then I plugged it into my receiver and it would not play through my Bluetooth receiver. I then tried plugging the transmitter into my 2 year old TV and still no sound came out of the paired Bose receiver. Does anyone know why this will not work. Am I missing a step.

  • ColinStratton October 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Do you think that the avantree Saturn rec/trans will pair with my Starkey Z series i110 micro hearing aids?
    If not will any transmitter pair?

  • margerycollie November 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I returned from google + well done on a very good social media campaign

  • John Gardner January 9, 2016 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I have a Panasonic TV and I have Philips SHB3165 bluetooth headphones. Is there a compatible transmitter I can use to pair the two please?

  • Martin Hansen March 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I have a bluetooth speaker with a touch panel to control the songs, like skip songs, pause etc. I have my phone connected to the Cootree TR201 through aux, and the Cootree connected to my speaker through bluetooth. But the controls on my speaker does not work with this setup.
    So my question is; Are there any bluetooth transmitter that can do this? I guess the problem is the 3 pin aux cabel, or is there an solution? 🙂

    • portablehifi March 6, 2016 at 7:06 am - Reply

      Sorry! You can not use a 3 pin aux cable to enable Bluetooth remote control of voice on your Bluetooth speaker. If you want to do that you must connect your bluetooth speaker direct to your phone through Bluetooth. This is called Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), which is one of the basic protocols of Bluetooth.

  • Martin Hansen March 6, 2016 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Actually I found another way to control the songs, one I overlooked.

    I see Avantree is out with a Priva II. How does this compare to the mentioned ones in the review?

  • Bret March 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Hi, great post.
    I am looking for a Bluetooth audio transmitter utilizes the authentication and encryption that Bluetooth is capable of on the audio stream, such as maybe a PIN code that is typed in when pairing or maybe a way to “lock in” one set of headphones as the only possible device paired with the transmitter.
    If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

  • Peter Gildener April 16, 2016 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Would any of these transmitters work with a Brennan P2 – which is a sophisticated hard drive? There appears only to be a spare auxiliary output socket on it. Would that make any difference?

    • portablehifi April 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Do you mean Brennan B2? It seems like this device are mainly for FLAC and other lossless formats. It supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. I don’t know why you want to add a second Bluetooth transmitter to it but the answer is yes. You can get a transmitter to work with your Brennan B2

  • Jason April 19, 2016 at 2:57 am - Reply

    Is there a Bluetooth transmitter /adapter that can receive audio in and transmit audio out simultaneously?

    • portablehifi April 19, 2016 at 8:55 am - Reply

      There are Bluetooth transceivers but they can either work in transmitter mode or receiver mode, but can not work as a transmitter and a receiver at the same time. You need a Bluetooth receiver and a Bluetooth transmitter to perform what you want. If that is what you are looking for I recommend those with Low Latency Apt-X codec, which can minimize the latency and provide better video audio sync.

  • Steve April 22, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Firstly, what a great read, you really are experts. Please advise me on which is the best AptX low latency bluetooth audio transmitter for Sony Bravia tv KDL55W756C and good compatable headphones. I read that the TV software doesn’t have A2DP and that the built in bluetooth has very limited connectivity. There are lots of interesting sockets at the back of the TV which I wish I understood. Many thanks.

  • Tracee April 23, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I got here from Facebook well done on a great social media promotion

  • Stephen Taylor May 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Hi there,
    Just to say many thanks for your advice. The MEE device was delivered to me from USA and it works a treat! I forgot to mention that I preferred to have a headband type headphone so that I can watch TV comfortably in bed and suprisingly from my current cheap headset although it takes a few tries to pair, it is clear and there is no noticable time lag. Many thanks again!
    Steve from uk

    • portablehifi May 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your comment! I am so glad to know we really have something that would help you.

  • Paul Crowe May 19, 2016 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Great article, very helpful. I’m looking to get a Bluetooth transmitter for the microphones we have set-up in one of our meeting rooms(standard 3.5 jack output) so that sessions can be recorded in the observation room next door (glass partition between the rooms, about 8m distance). I was wondering if I could get you remomendation on which trasmitter will be best for this?

    Thanks in advance!


    • portablehifi May 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      You need a Bluetooth Transmitter with long distance ability to perform the mission you want.

  • Gregg June 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this article. I am looking to connect my ipod shuffle with my beats fit wireless headphones. If I understand correctly, I would need to have a transmitter that would plug into the standard headphone jack. Is this correct, and if so would you have a suggestion(s)?



    • portablehifi June 22, 2016 at 4:08 am - Reply

      Yes! that is exactly what a Bluetooth music transmitter designed for.

  • TroyF July 10, 2016 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Hi I have a question. Could I plug a Bluetooth transmitter in to a CD player/home stereo system and be able to play a CD, pause a CD, skip songs on a CD, and more?

  • Fabio July 30, 2016 at 4:47 am - Reply

    Great Review. I think that the bluetooth technology will expand soon for a better quality multi-channels.

  • T CHAN November 22, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I tried a few USB Bluetooth Dongle for my Philips DCB852/10 (a mini stereo music center with an USB felmale slot for plugging music saved in an USB stick.It’s paired with my IPhone 6, when turn to music plying, none of the dongle works! Can you see if the problem is the dongle or actually the Philips DCB852/10 that doesn’t support Bluetooth dongle?

    • portablehifi November 25, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

      You can not just plug a Bluetooth Dongle into a slot to get audio wireless. Philips DCB852/10 USB slot is only for USB stick not other purpose. Your problem will be gone with a Bluetooth transmitter.

  • ken December 4, 2016 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Hi everyone,

    I have a question that I hope you can help me with. My girlfriend has an electronic keyboard that she practices her music on. It does not have bluetooth capability built into it. She would like a pair of wireless, bluetooth headphones to use while she is playing, so as not to have the chord dangling around.

    My questions are:
    1) What would I need to make this possible? A bluetooth transmitter that plugs into the keyboard’s headphone jack? A bluetooth receiver?
    2) Do you think there will be a delay in sound?

    Thank you very much!

    • portablehifi December 10, 2016 at 9:04 am - Reply

      My answers are
      1) Yes you can manage that with a bluetooth transmitter and receiver pair. There are two options available for that. One You can choose two same Bluetooth transceivers, they work together well, for your electronic keyboard and your headphone, some hifi headphone has aux in function. Two if you have a Bluetooth headphone on hand you can add a bluetooth transmitter to achieve the same goal.
      2) There will be some delay but, if you choose a new type with LL apt-X the delay will be less than 40ms, which is almost unnoticeable. Remember this can only be done when you have LL apt-X on both transmitting and receiving devices.

  • Matt Mu5icJunky January 27, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I have a headset with a 3.5mm jack in the cup. It also has a built-in boom microphone. Is there a bluetooth device that will allow me to hear music via bluetooth, but also take advantage of the excellent boom mic I already have built-into my headphones?
    Every one I see either has a built-in mic I have to use, or will only receive audio from a source…

    • portablehifi February 2, 2017 at 8:18 am - Reply

      You can not get what you want with a Bluetooth receiver

  • Stan March 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I have a Marantz SR5011 receiver which does not have bluetooth output & would like to connect a bluetooth transmitter too communicate to one Fugoo bluetooth speaker. If possible I would like a long range transmitter.
    What transmitter would you recommend?

    • portablehifi April 15, 2017 at 4:02 am - Reply

      If your audio receiver has no bluetooth transmitting option and want it to work with a bluetooth speaker you should add a good Bluetooth transmitter to your system to enrich the wireless ability. Unlike bluetooth receiver bluetooth transmitter has no amplifier to think about you can only focus on range and codec. I personally recommend this Keedox 2-in-1 Bluetooth CSR 4.0 Audio Transmitter and Receiver adapter.

  • Zenek73 April 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I have Avantree Saturn Pro but I can’t recommend it. It would be better if it as any clips but worse that the sound has a noisy background and signal when it’s starting stopping is very loud for me. Maybe it’s only problem with my receiver. But it’s not very healthy for my ears :/

  • Nathan May 4, 2017 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Hi all,
    I got to this article by way of a google search trying to find a transmitter that supports AVRCP(I think). I have a LG Bluetooth AptX wireless headset which I love. At the moment I’m using it with my phone and it works great, I can skip songs, answer phone calls, pause music all the things I expect to be able to do. What I want to do is move to doing the same thing on a computer. The idea being that when I get emails or IMs I will hear the notifications. Right now I am missing them because I’m listening to music from my phone. I’m not having any luck finding a transmitter that accepts pause/skip commands from my headset. Did I miss something obvious?

    • portablehifi May 22, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Sorry most Bluetooth transmitters are only capable of audio/music. With a bluetooth audio transmitter the control signal can travel one direction from the source device(computer or smart phone) to the playback device(bluetooth speaker or bluetooth headphone). This is not a bilateral connection as you got previously.

  • Michael Crochetiere July 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Hello – thanks for the good info.

    I just bought Bose QC 35s (returnable). I value the active noise cancellation. I want to use them for listening to music/radio from my Bluebooth-enabled MacBook Pro (circa 2009) in my apartment and elsewhere.

    I’d also like to use them with my Sony Bravia TV (circa 2014) – but Sony claims that only RF will work with that TV. Discussion on the Bose community website begs to differ. The main issue is lag/latency.

    One person (Socrates) suggests the bluetooth transmitter below, plugged into the TV’s headphone jack. The guy at BH photo says he can’t guarantee sync.

    The Bose QC 35s use A2DP vs. Aptx.

    I’d like to avoid buying two sets of headphones (Bose QC 35s and your recommended RF choice), but I don’t want sync problems with the TV. Moreover, the QC 35s noise cancellation would be a bonus while watching TV. So maybe I’ll try the BH photo “mee” transmitter first. I see that you are planning to try such bluetooth transmitters. Any current advice?

    Also, my Sony TV has a Digital Audio out (as you illustrate in your diagram). Right now, it’s hooked to my Vizio sound bar (which has ins only, no out), but I’d be happy to forego the sound bar (or split the signal somehow) if I could get bluetooth transmitter/headphones set up to work in sync with the picture. My understanding is that the analog to digital conversion causes the lag. Would using the digital audio out vs. the headphone jack make a difference in sync?

    My Sony TV actually has Bluetooth of some kind (for a mouse/keyboard?), but not for audio. It receives only, I believe.

    BTW – going wired (with TV, MacBook Pro) is not an option for me.

    Thanks much in advance,


  • Keith Whited August 29, 2017 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    can a mp3 player with bluetooth 4.0 work with bluetooth speakers 2.1,,,, My speakers on my motorcycle are Boss MC470B Motorcycle/UTV Speaker and Bluetooth-Enabled AMP System with Audio Streaming 1000 watt,,, Most new MP3 players today are 3.0 to 4.2 Bluetooth…SO I’M LOOKING TO BUY THE RIGHT MP3 PLAYER so my question is will they connect I’m hoping the mp3 player will be backward compatable and still connect. Any Ideas…Thanks for your help.

  • Karin Rautiola November 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Great article breaking down bluetooth transmitters. Easy to understand and informative.

    A Long Range indicator would be a great category to add.

    Miccus has just released our next gen adapter to the Home RTX Long Range Bluetooth adapter mentioned in a previous comment here.

    I would love to talk to someone at portablehifi about our new product, the Home RTX 2.0

    Please email me at

    Thank you

  • John January 23, 2018 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Hello… I’m trying to understand if it’s possible to achieve my goal.
    My LG tv is almost 20 feet away from my sofa. I have to crank up the tv volume very high to hear it (my dog sighs, then leaves the room).

    I am interested in using a bluetooth transmitter (i.e. TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter) to make my non-smart HD tv compatible with a wireless bluetooth speaker.

    Thing is, Id like to set this up so that all volume from tv is coming ONLY through the wireless speaker; so that near the tv it is quiet, but across the room, at my sofa, the wireless speaker is as loud as needed.

    My tv is a 2008 LG Plasma. It does have audio out 3.5mm, and USB port, and a headphone jack.

    My main question is this : is it possible for the wireless speaker volume to be controlled/muted by the tv remote? … by setting up through the tv’s headphone jack?

    If I can understand what’s possible I can begin looking at the right products. For example, I’d like a wireless speaker (or a pair) that also have an ac/dc power adapter so i can permanently plug the speaker into a nearby socket instead of charging it or using batteries.

    Any effort to help me understand would be greatly appreciated. ~~ John

  • Michael John February 19, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Great article and review of bluetooth transmitters. Easy to understand and very informative. I am using avantree Oasis it has perfect range


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