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How A Bluetooth Adapter For My Stereo Allowed Me To Stream Everywhere

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How A Bluetooth Adapter For My Stereo Allowed Me To Stream Everywhere

Music can betransformative for those who listen to it. It’s a collective experience that we all share as humans because everyone can find a type of music that they like. Singing along or listening to your favorite song can be cathartic and almost spiritual. 

Hi-Fi stereos are still considered the “golden age” of audio equipment and many people still enjoy them in their homes. However, this type of listening experience doesn’t allow you to stream your favorite songs from your smartphone because of technological limitations. Luckily, Bluetooth adapters make this possible for just about any device. 

 

What Is Bluetooth

Bluetooth enables data exchanges between devices within a short amount of distance. Usually, they have a maximum connectivity range of about 30 feet, but sometimes it can be more.Bluetooth connections are secure because of their use of frequency hopping. This means that the Bluetooth device hops between different frequencies hundreds of times per second to remain secure. 

Bluetooth is most commonly used to pair mobile devices with other devices. This includes headphones, cars, and even fridges. Bluetooth technology can even connect your mouse to your computer wirelessly. 

What Is A Bluetooth Adapter?

There are two main types of Bluetooth adapters used to connect devices that aren’t usually compatible with Bluetooth. The first one is a transmitter. This device enables TVs and home theater systems to stream high-definition sound to speakers and headphones. They transmit signals for you to be able to control from a compatible device. 

The other device is a Bluetooth receiver. This device takes in a Bluetooth signal to stream audio from an existing non-Bluetooth device. This can attach to your digital or analog system and send songs from your phone to your speaker. 

Both of these devicesserve different purposes. One isn’t necessarily better than the other, it just depends on what you want to use it for. They will both be beneficial to your daily life in various ways. Old stereo systems can use Bluetooth receivers to play music from Apple Music or Spotify. This way you aren’t limited to only playing music you own on records or tapes. 

Do Bluetooth Adapters Distort Quality Of Sound?

The characteristics of the sound can change slightly when you use Bluetooth devices on your stereo system. Bluetooth receivers sometimes delay audio from its source, which isn’t usually noticeable when you’re playing music, only movies. Buying a receiver with low latency will reduce the delay from the signal and enable a better listening experience. 

What Kinds Of Stereos Do Bluetooth Adapters Work On?

Any stereo with either an analog audio out ordigital audio out can use a Bluetooth adapter to play music from your smart device. Most Bluetooth audio receivers offer both of these ports to be compatible with most stereo systems. 

Analog deviceswork by transmitting information through electricity. While digital audio transmits information through binary codes. Most audiophiles prefer analog because of the purity of the sound. Digital formats are most accessible but aren’t as “natural” sounding. 

How To Pick The Best Stereo

If you’re looking to buy a stereo to listen to music on, there are a couple of things to look out for before purchasing. 

The first thing to consider is the size of the stereo that you want. Your speakers should match your space for the best natural sound and solid bass. You’ll also want to take into consideration the frequency response, sensitivity, and power handling. 

Speaker’s frequency response is measured in Hertz and this tells you the range of tones that it produces. The first number is for how low the speaker plays and the second number is the tonal range of the speakers. 

Speaker sensitivity tells you how it converts power into volume. The higher the sensitivity rating, the louse your speakers will be able to play with a certain amount of power. 

How To Pick The Best Bluetooth Adapter

When it comes to Bluetooth adapters, you have a lot of options. Many are similar in design and functionality, with a few subtle differences. Below are some things to look for if you want to stream audio to your stereo. 

  • Search for Bluetooth audio receivers with clear audio quality. TheAuris Receiver is made with audiophile-grade 384kHz/ 32bit DAC for superior playback. It also features high fidelity Qualcomm aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and AAC decoders. 
  • Buying a cheap $20 receiver might seem like a good way to save money, but it could quickly break. Look for a receiver that is built to last many years without breaking.
  • Range-  Look for one that has at least a 100-foot range so that you can move around your house freely without loss of connection. TheAuris bluMe HD Bluetooth 5.0 Music Receiver has a range of up to 30m. 
  • Easy Setup- You want to find a device that is simple to pair with your phone and won’t be frustrating. The Auris receiver connects in seconds and there is no app or network required. 

Can you Stream Music From Your Phone To A Bluetooth Adapted Stereo?

You can! Now you aren’t stuck only listening to older music that you have on vinyl. Any song can be played through your stereo using a Bluetooth adapter to translate the signal. All you have to do is plug your stereo into the Bluetooth Receiver using either a digital audio output or analog audio output. Plug your receiver into an AC adapter and then turn on the Bluetooth capability on your phone. You should see the adapter come up on the list of devices and be able to connect to it instantly. 

TheAuris Receiver uses Bluetooth v5.0 technology and Qualcomm Bluetooth audio chipset. It’s designed to deliver high-quality wireless audio performance on any compatible device you own. The bluMe HD supports Qualcomm aptX HD which is an enhanced audio codec that allows you to receive 48KHz/24-bit audio via Bluetooth. 

Best Places For A Stereo In Your House

Wherever you want to listen to music, you can bring your stereo with you and stream your favorite songs. Here are some of the best places to listen to music around your house. 

  • Living room:Instead of watching television like you usually do in this room, why not turn off the screens and close your eyes for a while. Throw on your favorite album and just relax for a while.
  • Kitchen:Turn on your favorite podcast and stream it to your stereo while you cook dinner for the family. This is a great way to improve your listening experience without losing any audio quality and get some chores done. 
  • Bedroom:Why not turn some music on in your bedroom to set the mood a little? Light some candles and put on your favorite romantic songs.
  • The deck:A stereo is the perfect piece of equipment for any pool party or backyard barbeque. Listen to 80s hits with your best friends and reminisce about the good old days.
  • Bathroom:A great place to relax and take a bath with some gentle music. Take your stereo into the bathroom before drawing yourself a luxurious bubble bath. 

Auris Bluetooth Adapters

Besides the Wireless Receiver, Auris also carries other technology to improve your audio experience.

Thebeamit Wireless Bluetooth Audio Transmitter and Receiver enables you to stream real time audio to up to two Bluetooth speakers at once and features analog and digital outputs. It has a sleek and compact design for portability and convenient mounting. It also supports Qualcomm aptX Low Latency technology and has Bluetooth v4.2. 

The Bottom Line

Streaming from anywhere has never been easier with Bluetooth technology. If you want to stop being limited by wires and old stereo systems, buy a Bluetooth adapter today. 

 

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