The 10 Best Bluetooth To Mini-Jack Converters

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in September of 2016. If you own some electronic equipment that is not quite new enough to offer wireless connectivity, but not quite old enough to replace, you can update it easily with one of these Bluetooth to mini jack converters. Using a 3.5mm connector, they instantly add wireless abilities to virtually any gadget in your home, including MP3, DVD, and CD players as well as powered speakers, e-readers, and TVs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Radsone EarStudio ES100

2. iFi Zen Blue

3. TaoTronics BA07

Editor's Notes

April 05, 2020:

The primary function of Bluetooth these days is to transmit audio, and there are plenty of different devices for doing so. The TaoTronics BR009 is one of the simplest and least expensive of them, so if you're not terribly concerned with high-resolution sound, it's an affordable solution. The TaoTronics BA07 is nearly as low priced and has better codec support as well as a toggle siwtch for changing from transmit to receive mode. If you're looking for something almost as small as those but with noticeably better audio quality, the Asseso AP1 is a good, if relatively lesser known option. The Shanling UP2 is another that's not incredibly popular but sounds great, though it would be much higher on our list if not for the volume knob, which tends to get jostled around when the unit's carried in a pocket.

Those in the market for portability and ultra-high-quality transmission should consider one of two options. The Fiio BTR3 is one of a long line of portable DACs, and it satisfies nearly all of its users. The Radsone EarStudio ES100, on the other hand, is reaching near-legendary heights with its vast array of features including USB connectivity and a laundry list of all the most useful codecs on the market today.

The other type of Bluetooth device that converts to a stereo mini plug is meant to stay in one place, often while connected to a home theater or stereo system. The iFi Zen Blue came in at the top of these this time around due to dual high-end DAC chipsets with commendable tuning and a noise-free circuitry design. The Avantree Oasis Plus is a bit more affordable than the iFi and offers an impressive range of 300 feet, although in real-world usage it's not quite that long. For wireless entertainment without breaking the bank, both the Besign BE and 1Mii B06 Pro are worth a look, although you won't get quite the same sound quality as with the iFi or the Avantree.

Special Honors

NAD D3020 V2 This is the second iteration of a hugely popular digital amplifier that's beloved by home stereo fanatics. It delivers excellent sound quality in nearly every way and is capable of powering some of the most high-end speakers out there. At only around $500, it's actually reasonably priced for a piece of audiophile-level equipment. nadelectronics.com

Chord Hugo 2 From a British company renowned among audiophiles, this is the second generation of a highly popular and particularly compact desktop DAC. Aside from extended-range Bluetooth connectivity, it includes powerful features like DSD512 capability, 768-kilohertz sampling, and in-depth onboard signal controls. chordelectronics.co.uk

4. Avantree Oasis Plus

5. Fiio BTR3

6. TaoTronics BR009

7. 1Mii B06 Pro

8. Shanling UP2

9. Besign BE

10. Asseso AP1


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 09, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

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