One-touch NFC pairing makes the Etekcity Unify especially helpful in vehicles that don’t have a built-in wireless receiver. Its integrated battery lasts up to 10 hours and it’s recharged using a 5-volt source with a micro USB plug.
- Costs very little
- Doesn't support any high-end codecs
- Limited to bluetooth version 4
Budget-minded movie fans will appreciate the Besign BE , which costs surprisingly little and can transmit audio with just a few milliseconds of latency. It includes all the cables you’ll need to get started and it uses version 5.0 of the popular wireless protocol.
- Above-average range
- Mini stereo plug output
- Doesn't support aptx hd
In addition to standard outputs for the right and left channels, the BluDento BLT-HD can connect to systems that use optical or coaxial cables. At only about $100, it’s quite reasonably priced for a device that delivers a signal at better than CD quality.
- Powerful internal dac
- Range of up to 100 feet
- Not ideal for iphone users
With an aluminum shell housing high-quality components, the Audioengine B1 offers uninterrupted streaming in a durable design. This plug-and-play device features aptX, a 24-bit up-sampling DAC, and an extended range for a consistent and reliable listening experience.
- Comes in a protective microfiber bag
- A backlit pairing and status button
- Relatively expensive
Avantree Oasis Plus
While it doesn’t have integrated RCA plugs, the Avantree Oasis Plus does come with all the adapters required for use with older stereo systems. When in transmit mode, it can stream to a pair of headphones as well as a wired soundbar or receiver.
- Impressive range of almost 300 feet
- Onboard volume adjustment
- Indicator lights are easy to read
1Mii B06 Pro
The 1Mii B06 Pro is able to transmit up to 200 feet, which is considerably more than most of the competition. It includes a Toslink optical output in case you decide to upgrade your sound system from the typical analog connectors.
- Adjustable volume
- Simulated 3d audio mode
- Power adapter and cable
Thanks to its use of Bluetooth version 5.0 protocols, the Boltune BA002 can stream audio to two pairs of headphones at once across distances of up to 150 feet without any noticeable lip-sync delay. It’s relatively easy to switch between transmit and receive modes.
- Optical bypass function
- 18-month warranty
- Doesn't cost very much
Auris Blume HD
With support for Apple’s AAC codec as well as multiple aptX standards, the Auris Blume HD is a good choice for users of iPhones and Android devices. Its quarter-wave antenna delivers quality reception even if the area is congested with wireless networks.
- Dac upsamples to 32 bits
- Micro usb power port
- Relatively small footprint
More than just a wireless adapter, the iFi Zen Blue contains a powerful DAC that ensures the signal is processed without adding any noticeable noise or distortion. Multicolored indicator lights clearly display what bit rate and type of compression it’s using.
- Quarter-wave antenna
- Compatible with ldac and hwa codecs
- Also supports digital output