What is the Best Bluetooth Transmitter?January 18, 2020
Bluetooth Transmitters have gotten better and better over the years. The newest standard of Bluetooth is Bluetooth 5.0. The current batch of Bluetooth Transmitters takes advantage of this new standard. This allows for less latency and a stronger connection. Today’s article won’t answer the question “What is the Best Bluetooth Transmitter?”, but here are the Top 10 options.
All the prices I mention below are current at the time of publishing this article and are subject to change.
TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter & Reciever
The TaoTronics Bluetooth Transmitter is easily one of the simplest to use on this list. You can effortlessly add Bluetooth functionality to your non-Bluetooth Devices. This Transmitter also allows for Dual Pairing, meaning you can pair it with 2 Bluetooth receivers simultaneously.
One feature that is underrated is the portability, you can use this device wirelessly, good for planes and hotels. It can also be charged while in use.
- Charge While Using
- Pair 2 Listening Devices Simultaneously
You can pick the TaoTronics Bluetooth Transmitter up on Amazon for $29.99 USD
The Avantree Oasis is designed for use with your TV mainly. As the name suggests, it has an extremely long range. Theoretically, you can continue listening wirelessly from anywhere in your house. Avantrees aim is to your source wireless audio capabilities without any Lip Sync Delay.
Like most Transmitters on the list today, it is also a receiver. You can stream audio to it and into a normal speaker, or from it and into Bluetooth Headphones or Wireless Speakers. The only downside is that it is not as portable compared to others listed.
- Long Range Capabilities
- No Lip Sync Delay
- Bulkier Unit
You Buy the Avantree Oasis on Amazon for $49.99 USD
Hagibis Bluetooth Transmitter
The Hagibis Bluetooth Transmitter has been designed with portability and convenience in mind. It is small, discrete and only weighs 90 grams. You can plug a 3.5mm jack directly into it and turn wired headphones into wireless headphones instantly. It has an 8-hour battery, this encourages you to use it in Transit without fear of it dying. From a gamer’s standpoint, this can make a Nintendo Switch Bluetooth headphone capable.
It’s also a receiver and transmitter and can transmit to 2 external sources simultaneously. The only downside with the Hagibis Bluetooth Transmitter is that is doesn’t support Dolby and DBTS Surround Sound, only Stereo.
- Weighs 90 grams
- Battery Life
- Doesn’t support Dolby and DTS Surround Sound
Buy the Hagibis Bluetooth Transmitter on Amazon for $34.99 USD
Giveet USB Type-C Bluetooth Transmitter
I love all things USB-C, so naturally, I love this Giveet Transmitter. This is designed with the Nintendo Switch in mind but can be used on all non-Bluetooth USB-C Devices. One drawback is that It is only a Transmitter and not a Reciever. It supports In-Game Voice Chat and can sync up to 2 Headphones or Speakers at the same time.
No battery is needed as it draws power from whatever it is connected too. There is a pass-through so you can still charge your device while the Giveet Transmitter is connected.
- No Power Cable or Battery
- Support In-Game Voice Chat
- Not a Reciever
- No 3.5 mm input
Buy the Giveet USB Type-C Bluetooth Transmitter on Amazon for $19.99 USD
The iTeknic Bluetooth Transmitter and Reciever is for devices with 3.5mm jack input. Ideal for Cars, TVs, and HiFis. It has an onboard battery that gives you 8 hours of play from 2 hours of charging. You can pair 2 headphones or speakers simultaneously, and it only weighs in at 15 grams which is great for portability
- 3.5 mm output / Input
- 8 hours battery
- Only has 3.5 mm output / Input
- 2 hours to charge the battery
Buy the Iteknic Bluetooth Transmitter / Reciever from Amazon for $25.99 USD
GaoMee Audio Transmitter
The GaoMee Audio Transmitter is a small device capable of connecting a number of ways. You can connect this transmitter via USB, 3.5mm Jack, or RCA. This allows for connection to most devices that lack Bluetooth Capabilities. The only drawbacks are, it needs to be connected via USB for power and it can only transmit not receive.
- Price – Cheap
- Numerous Ways to Connect
- USB power
- Transmitter Only
Buy the GaoMee Audio Transmitter from Amazon for $11.99 USD
Mpow Bluetooth Transmitter V4.2
The Mpow V4.2 is a transmitter and receiver. It’s another super portable transmitter with 7 hours of onboard battery. You can use it while it’s being charged as well, as I suspect this is how most users would use it. Like other devices, it can pair to 2 devices simultaneously as well.
- Simultaneous Pairing
- Onboard Battery
- 1.5 hrs to Charge
Buy the Mpow Bluetooth Transmitter from Amazon for $22.99 USD
Harman Kardon BTA-10
The BTA-10 is the gold standard for Bluetooth Transmitters. It was the main reason one of my articles blew up when I first started this blog. Harmon Kardon is known for its Speakers and Audio Equipment. The BTA-10 is what I would call a peak Bluetooth transmitter, and it reflected in the price.
It specializes in being really good at transmitting and that’s it. The BTA-10 is made to be a set and forget device, not super portable. It will also memorize up to 8 Bluetooth Devices.
- Harmon TrueStream Connectivity
- Compact Design
- Brand Recognition
- Memorises up to 8 Devices
- Not Super Portable
- Transmits only
Buy the Harmon Kardon BTA-10 from Amazon for $55.98 USD
TP-Link Wireless Audio Adapter
The TP-Link Audio adapter is for those that wish to stream Audio from your Phone or Tablet to external Non-Bluetooth speakers. It has a built-in amplifier and supports high-quality audio. The main party trick is NFC pairing, using an NFC enabled device, just tap the adapter and it will do the rest.
- NFC Part Trick
- Only Receives
Buy the TP-Link Wireless Audio Adapter on Amazon for $24.58 USD
The Esinkin W29-us is like the TP-Link above without the NFC. You can connect this Reciever up via RCAs, but it needs to be connected to a power adapter constantly. Simple 1 touch pairing and you can stream audio to older devices. Its small, lightweight, and takes up little room.
- Good for Older Speaker Set-Ups
- Only Receives
Buy the Esinkin W29-us on Amazon for $22.95 USD
What is the Best Bluetooth Transmitter? – Summary
Like all things in the tech space, it comes down to what you will be using it for predominantly. I have listed my Top 10 options and they cover a lot of different options. If you are looking for something super portable, the Hagibis Transmitter is what you’re after. Looking for something that is set and forget, the Harmon Kardon is probably what you’re after. Think about what you need a Bluetooth Transmitter for, and I’m sure you will find the right one in my Top 10.
Have I missed anything? Comment below and let me know.