Monday, October 3, 2016

Four Affordable Wireless Audio Solutions

Josh Centers:

By far my favorite gadget in this roundup is the Antec AMP SmartBean, a Bluetooth receiver with a headphone jack that works with any audio device that connects via a 3.5mm headphone plug, such as headphones, speakers, and car stereos. It sells for around $25 on Amazon.


The SmartBean supports multipoint pairing so you can pair two devices to it at the same time. However, as with all multipoint Bluetooth devices, doing this often causes more problems than it solves, so I recommend repairing with each device with which you use the SmartBean.

The downside, for car use, is that it’s another thing to charge.

Previously: Removing the iPhone’s Headphone Jack.

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Another downside of these bluetooth adaptors is that if you have an inline mic on your headset, it will not work with the adaptor. These devices ship with their own mics which are often not as good as the one on your headset and also farther away from your mouth.

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