Other Good Bluetooth Music Receivers Review
**UPDATE in 2016**
In the year just passed there have been a huge amount of new products emerged in this category. That makes our decision more difficult. There are some trends that you should pay attention to
- Most new products update their Bluetooth version to 4.0 or even 4.1. Bluetooth V4.0 and up consumes much less energy and lasts much longer. This serves to save more power and extend operation time.
- More and more innovative products come with built-in battery for more mobility and versatility.
- Tiny mobile bluetooth music receivers beats on-desk receiver thousands miles away in numbers and they do provide good sound for featuring apt-x or DSP.
- There are less Hi-Fi bluetooth music receiver among all products and none of them can archive the highest level like Mass Fidelity Relay or Arcam rBlink.
We make a table of new products for you based on the finding mentioned above.
|Special Features||Built-in Battery||Output||Bluetooth Protocol||Range||Price||customer
|TaoTronics® TT-BR02 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Audio Receiver |
|Multiple connection can connect two devices at the same time and share your music|
Built-in apt-X codec provide near CD quality sound
Power button for more control
|Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR and AVRCP||30feet||$||4.4 out of 5 stars|
|Etekcity® RoverBeats Unify NFC Enabled Bluetooth 4.0 EDR Audio Receiver|
|Functions while charging|
Easy to Pair and Re-pair + NFC Instant Connection
|3.5mm audio||Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR and AVRCP||30feet||$||4.8 out of 5 stars
|Bose 727012-1300 Bluetooth Audio Adapter|
|Pairing 8 Bluetooth devices, and switch among three at any time|
Work well with Bose sound system and other compatible Bluetooth devices
Come with all necessary accessories including optical cable
|3.5mm audio |
|Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR and AVRCP||30feet||$$|| 4.5 out of 5 stars
|Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver |
New Hi-Fi Product
|Stream high-resolution 24-bit digital audio from the Audioengine B1 to any music system|
Hi-Fi Bluetooth® with aptX® transmission and extended range up to 100 feet
Aluminum case with audiophile-grade connectors
Digital Optical (SPDIF)
|Bluetooth 4.0 with AVRCP||Up to 100feet can go through walls||$$$||4.8 out of 5 stars
|Doosl 20-Hours Bluetooth V4.1 Music Streaming Receiver Adapter and Car kit|
|Inner 400mAh Li-Battery and Bluetooth low power tech provide|
24 HOURS Operation and up to 800 HOURS Stand by
Three touched buttons enable remote control of source device
|3.5mm audio||Bluetooth 4.1 with AVRCP||30feet||$||4.5 out of 5 stars|
|MOCREO® Latest 4.1 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Audio Streaming Receiver Adapter|
|Weight: 12g Ultra-portable and clippable to your clothes or bag for convenience|
|3.5mm audio||Bluetooth 4.1 with AVRCP||30feet||$||4.7 out of 5 stars|
|LAYEN® i-DOCK Bluetooth 4.0 Music Receiver Adapter||apt-X audio codec gives HIGH QUALITY stereo audio|
PREMIUM scratch proof casing
Compatible with most 30pin receivers on the market(not for Bose Series 1)
|30-Pin||Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR and AVRCP(Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)||30feet||$|| 4.5 out of 5 stars
|GOgroove BlueGATE RCV Bluetooth Audio Receiver||Integrated audio amplifier that provides direct line-in quality audio |
15 hour extended battery life for long time use
Extended 15 hours
|3.5mm audio||Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR||40feet||$|| 4.3 out of 5 stars
|Aukey Portable Bluetooth 3.0 Audio Receiver Wireless Music Streaming Adapter Dongle||Convenient control button|
Built-in Mic for call
|3.5mm audio||Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR||30feet||$|| 4.7 out of 5 stars
|[2015 Upgraded] iClever® IC-BTR03 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Receiver|
|Powers off automatically if pairing fails for over 5 minutes|
|3.5mm audio||Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR and AVRCP||30feet||$|
|Doosl Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless Music Receiver Audio Adapter for Audio Stereo Speaker and Car Kit |
|Inner 250mAh Li-Battery and Bluetooth low power tech provide|
16 HOURS Operation
Three touched buttons enable remote control of source device
|3.5mm audio||Bluetooth 4.0 with AVRCP||30feet||$||3.6 out of 5 stars|
|VicTsing® Wireless Bluetooth Car Stereo Audio Adapter/Receiver||Tiny music receiver can be insert into a headphone|
Compact and simple design with built-in battery
Enhanced voice detection and noise cancelling microphone
|Bluetooth V3.0+EDR||30feet||$||3.8 out of 5 stars
auris bluMe True Hi-Fi Bluetooth Music Receiver
Much higher quality sound and better range are expected when we look for a better bluetooth receiver. blueMe True Hi-Fi Bluetooth Music Receiver includes a 24-bit high-performance DAC and apt-X low latency coding to get a higher signal-to-noise ratio to improve the audio quality. To overcome the most frustrating limited range issue blueMe introduces a big antenna to reach 100ft, that is 3X the normal range. If you want a simple and reliable way to broadcast contents on your phone or computer to a home audio system this blueMe ensures a remarkable range and a solid connection. All these distinguish it from the majority rests on the market. Not to mention it comes with high quality gold plated cable. And it gets power from a standard USB power adapter, which is not in the box. But not a big issue, we have plenty of them eating dust in the basement.
Grace Digital GDI-BTPB300 3-Play Jukebox Bluetooth Adapter: A smart Bluetooth Receiver
Grace Digital GDI-BTPB300 3-Play is another apt-X bluetooth audio receiver. The most excited feature it has is the Multiple Bluetooth Connection. Many music lovers have more than one Bluetooth source device, you have to un-pair one former device from your Bluetooth receiver to free the channel for the next one before this smart device. Grace Digital GDI-BTPB300 3-Play Jukebox Bluetooth Adapter eliminate the annoying pair&un-pair steps. This 3-Play Jukebox allows up to 3 Bluetooth source devices to connect with him at the same time. This is not simply pairing mode this solid connection permit you to play from either of these source devices as you wish and almost without any latency of switching.
This Bluetooth music receiver only weighs about 1.4 oz and less than a standard card in size. It’s very portable and has great battery life. The internal 600Mah and Bluetooth 4.0 energy saving tech entitle it up to 10 hour operation time. It uses dual (automatically switching) 3.5mm/Optical technology to suit any stereo systems you want it to work with.
GOgroove HD Home Bluetooth aptX Audio Receiver with NFC and Digital and Analog Audio Outputs
This HD home Bluetooth apt-X audio receiver stands out from the crowd because of its universality. It has not only a 3.5mm auxiliary jack but also Toslink and coaxial audio output. And it has apt-x and NFC chip in its body. You can easily connect it through S/PDIF jack to your home theater system. If you’ve got an older preamp an integrated amp has no wireless functionality built-in, this HD home apt-x receiver is a perfect accessory to Bluetooth 4.0 capability. It has all necessary cables in the box including an optical Toslink cable, which is always excluded by other competitors and need to buy separately. That is one more convenient point to get this bluetooth audio receiver. Speak of audio quality and connection it acts well just like other products we select for this post. Apt-x codec ensures excellent voice while NFC function and the newest Bluetooth 4.0 enable easy and stable connection with any bluetooth source devices you will have on hand.
BrightPlay Home HD Bluetooth 4.0 Music Receiver/Adapter with apt-X Technology for CD Quality Sound
As a newly released HD model BrighPlay takes the advantage of technology, the receiver supports both Bluetooth 4.0 and apt-X decoding. These enable it to give the top quality sound and good performance. Some customers claim that the BrightPlay receiver is miles better than those don’t have apt-X in terms of Audio Quality, it sounds way, way better than any of those. The BrightPlay comes in crystal clear and equal in quality. The sound is excellent for Bluetooth! The range is outstanding. The Bluetooth is good with no drop outs or other problems.
It can be simply paired with your Bluetooth smartphone or tablet. The wireless transmission offer you an instant sound. You can also pair the receiver with a Smart HD TV to transmit sound to you headphone without disturbing others in household at night. If you want a BT receiver that sounds as good as a wired connection, this might be for you!
StarTech Bluetooth Music Receiver with NFC and HD apt-X
The StarTech Bluetooth music receiver has a compact and sleek design, so it won’t interfere with the organization or look of your audio system. It supports both NFC and HD apt-X, allows you to get the full impact of your music. This receiver streams audio wirelessly from your mobile devices through your stereo system speakers via RCA output or optical output. Apt-x technology makes this even sweeter. This is one of the few receivers that has an optical connection option and the resulting quality is much better than the regular analog output of the others. NFC(Near Field Communication) connection allows just a simple touch of your smartphone or tablet to establish an instant Bluetooth pairing with the Bluetooth Music Receiver, even during music play. So enjoy the ability to continue using your smartphone or tablet and control your playlist without anchoring it to your stereo sound system. All in all, it is well worth its price. Highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to add wireless capability to their sound setup.
Bolse NFC Enabled wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver
Bolse Bluetooth Music Receiver lets you play your smartphone’s audio through your stereo system or stand-alone speakers. This Bluetooth receiver is easy to use and easy to set up. Easy to pair with all NFC enabled phones (blackberry, Samsung, htc and etc). All of these sound great for who has no tech background. The sound quality is excellent and able to up about 30 feet away before music would get choppy/loss of signal. You’ll be able to browse your playlist and change music tracks with wireless sound goes on. The receiver can store connection settings up to eight devices, ideal for large households. A great option if you have an older system or you want to let your phone or Bluetooth device nearby while playing music.
Nyrius Songo Tap Wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver BR51 for NFC and apt-X BR50 for apt-X only
Like other Bluetooth receivers Nyrius Songo Tap Wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver can stream wireless music instantly from Bluetooth audio devices to stereo or home theater systems. There are two models of this type, both have been equipped with apt-X enhanced audio technology to deliver crystal clear and high fidelity music for you. But NFC is only supported by the higher model BR51, not the BR50. You can pair it to your music system through an ordinary way or an instant method with NFC technology by simply tapping your NFC-compatible smartphone to Bluetooth receiver. Then you can just freely listen to music through your speakers without wiring or docking your smartphone or tablet; no software or app required.
Amped wireless is a company specialized at long range wireless transmission. Their dual band Wi-Fi router and high power antenna win a lot of reputation on the market for superior performance. Now they claimed the launch of a long range bluetooth speaker adaptor with extended transmit capacity. In fact, they give us a product with 2x the normal range via bluetooth. This adaptor is also capable of apt-x codec which can deliver clear and high quality sound. These two distinguish characteristics make it a good bluetooth music receiver for wireless music.
The Mass Fidelity Relay has a combination of advanced hardware and firmware. It preserves all the musical detail, dynamic range and full bandwidth response. This Hi-Fi Bluetooth wireless receiver works great and will stream high quality audio to your existing stereo system, so you can walk around without docking or wiring anything. Enjoy all your digital music on your favorite sound system, whether it’s stored locally or streaming from the cloud. This beautiful and powerful device is helpful to eliminate the prejudice of bluetooth wireless music, It is not merely a collection of low quality sound any more. The emotion-packed artistic expression can be used to describe the wireless sound quality from now on. Overall, I really like this little aluminum box. If you don’t want for only half of your music’s performance and have a desire for True HiFi sound. This is something you cannot afford to miss!
The following table show you the bluetooth receivers with apt-X, rank based on technique features, output types, prices and customer ranking.
|Nyrius Songo Tap Bluetooth® Receiver||Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR||30feet||$$||
4.6 out of 5 stars
|Sony BM10 Bluetooth Music Receiver||Bluetooth 4.0||300feet*||$$||5.0 out of 5 stars|
|StarTech Bluetooth Music Receiver||Bluetooth 4.0||30feet||$||4.7 out of 5 stars|
|Monoprice Home Theater Music Receiver||Bluetooth 4.0||30feet||$||4.1 out of 5 stars|
|GOgroove HD Home Bluetooth aptX Audio Receiver with NFC and Toslink and Coaxial outputs|
Optical and Coaxial
|Bluetooth 4.0||30feet||$$||4.9 out of 5 stars|
|Nuforce BTR-100 Bluetooth High Fidelity Receiver||Bluetooth 4.0||30feet||$||4.1 out of 5 stars|
|Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth® Receiver||Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR||30feet||$$||
4.7 out of 5 stars
|Arcam rBlink Bluetooth® DAC||Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR||30feet||$$$||4.7 out of 5 stars|
|Mass Fidelity Relay Hi-Fi Wireless Bluetooth Receiver||Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR||30feet||$$$||4.7 out of 5 stars|
|Avantree Saturn Bluetooth® Music Receiver||Bluetooth 4.0||30feet||$||
4.0 out of 5 stars
|Mpow® Music Audio Receiver Adapter with apt-X||Bluetooth 4.0||30feet||$||3.8 out of 5 stars
|Avantree Roxa Bluetooth® Receiver||Bluetooth 4.0||30feet||$||
4.2 out of 5 stars
|Avantree Cara Bluetooth 4.0 Handsfree stereo Car Kit|
|30feet||$||3.5 out of 5 stars|
|Brightplay HD Bluetooth® Receiver||Bluetooth 4.0||30feet||$||4.4 out of 5 stars|
|Legrand Bluetooth® 4.0 Receiver||Bluetooth 4.0+A2DP||30feet||$||4.2 out of 5 stars
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