Sony BM10 bluetooth APTX receiver 40% discounted to £29.99 @ Amazon
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Sony BM10 bluetooth APTX receiver 40% discounted to £29.99 @ Amazon

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Found 17th Sep 2014
Sony BM10 BLUETOOTH APTX RECEIVER

Save 40% from RRP. APTX gives the best bluetooth music streaming experience. Great range too of up to 100 metres.

Grab it while it lasts!

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edit: now available for £30.99 (still 38% discount off RRP, dont know why this has been expired)

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I hate the quality sacrifice of Bluetooth audio compression. Worth looking into whether an Airplay device might be better suited to your needs if this is an issue for you too.

this is a good price for this device though so have some heat
Edited by: "Angry_B" 17th Sep 2014

Just been reading the reviews on Amazon. If your music system isn't up to date with Bluetooth, this is a must have. Great price, won't last long. Really hot.

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Forgot to mention it had got NFC for one touch pairing. Android devices have had nfc for years and ape devices now have it from iPhone 6 and 6 Plus onwards.

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Angry_B

I hate the quality sacrifice of Bluetooth audio compression. Worth … I hate the quality sacrifice of Bluetooth audio compression. Worth looking into whether an Airplay device might be better suited to your needs if this is an issue for you too.this is a good price for this device though so have some heat


read up on aptx. There is no quality compromise on this system.

Quite like the look of this, thanks OP

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See video here Sony BM10 Bluetooth Music Receiver (Clove): youtu.be/w_C…Hkw

Quick question....

I am currently playing music from my tablet through a google chrome plugged into my AV system.

Would I benefit in any way from using one of these bluetooth devices instead?

Thanks for any advice.

This is getting ordered

bubblesmoney

Forgot to mention it had got NFC for one touch pairing. Android devices … Forgot to mention it had got NFC for one touch pairing. Android devices have had nfc for years and ape devices now have it from iPhone 6 and 6 Plus onwards.



Unfortunately the Apple devices can't use it for stuff like this as of launch, being locked to only using the NFC for Apple Pay initially.

Tomb

Quick question....I am currently playing music from my tablet through a … Quick question....I am currently playing music from my tablet through a google chrome plugged into my AV system.Would I benefit in any way from using one of these bluetooth devices instead?Thanks for any advice.



Doubtful unless the Sony device has a superior inbuilt DAC, there again if you are only playing MP3, crap in crap out.

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Check out the reviews of this on various forums for music streaming and aptx

bubblesmoney

Check out the reviews of this on various forums for music streaming and … Check out the reviews of this on various forums for music streaming and aptx



Care to save us some trouble by either providing some links or summarizing their opinions?
Thanks

There are better options at this price point imho.

patpldj

There are better options at this price point imho.



Give us a clue then...

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patpldj

There are better options at this price point imho.


can you mention the better options with aptx?

Not a bad deal, but I bought this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet%C2%AE-Bluetooth-Receiver-Quality-Analogue-BLACK/dp/B00H8ONMGA/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1410986591&sr=1-6&keywords=neet

Worth the extra tenner for me, has aptX, Wolfson DAC and Digital Toslink Optical output.

Heat added though

I'm very happy with it

your phone also needs aptx. It seems a lot do but cheap ones probably don't.

I wonder how the quality of this would compare to using a headset adapter (with aptx) like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HS3000-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headset-Black/dp/B004XYI998/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410986749&sr=8-1&keywords=hs3000

Same price but you could use it for both connecting to your stereo and for when you're out and about

bubblesmoney

read up on aptx. There is no quality compromise on this system.



Not strictly correct. While Apt-x allows for lossless audio transmission not many devices support it. There's no mention what exact codec versions are supported. Bluetooth has never been designed for high bitrate audio and should not be used for such.

Could I install this in to the Aux in on my car head unit and connect my iPhone Bluetooth to it to stream music to the head unit?

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Badjase

Could I install this in to the Aux in on my car head unit and connect my … Could I install this in to the Aux in on my car head unit and connect my iPhone Bluetooth to it to stream music to the head unit?


been done by others. See
Sony BM10 Bluetooth Receiver In Vehicle (Cheap Bl…: youtu.be/3wq…YVY

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I bought two. One For home and other for car for easy nfc pairing

Angry_B

I hate the quality sacrifice of Bluetooth audio compression.



I have some Chinese brand bluetooth headphones I got from dx.com and they sound very average when listening to music from my phone. Completely different story when connected to my Windows 7 laptop which has a bluetooth 3.0 dongle. Really good sound (for a 30 dollar headphones) and you would definitely not know it was not a wired pair. There must be more to it than "bluetooth always compresses the hell out of the sound."

£30.99 now still a good price -Sold by SUPERSELLERS and Fulfilled by Amazon
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 17th Sep 2014

Tomb

Quick question....I am currently playing music from my tablet through a … Quick question....I am currently playing music from my tablet through a google chrome plugged into my AV system.Would I benefit in any way from using one of these bluetooth devices instead?Thanks for any advice.



No as the bit rate, coverage on WiFi is larger. This is only BT which has a much lower max speed than Wifi.
Also your current set up will be using the on board DAC in your AV Receiver so you are digital until the AMP

BT path is more complex and you are going to be using the DAC on the Sony. By all accounts good but not as good as the DAC on mid / high end AMPs
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 17th Sep 2014

I use a Chromecast for audio (in addition to one plugged into my TV) and works great. Can stream from phone or network storage. But mainly I can use Play Music with no battery drain. Not sure how all of that compares to aptX quality though.

For iPhone and ipad users they don't support aptx so it would only be connected with standard Bluetooth quality. Apple laptops do support aptx. Hopefully ios8 will change this.

100 meter range? Is that right?

AptX, even the lossy version, is superb, much better than the SBC codec used in A2DP. I use an Avantree Cara adaptor in the car, plugged into AUX on my radio, and am very happy with the sound quality. Most Samsung phones and quite a few of the higher-end Sony phones have AptX.

the downside of this Sony unit is there's no digital out, neither optical nor coaxial.


I use a Chromecast for audio (in addition to one plugged into my TV) and works great. Can stream from phone or network storage. But mainly I can use Play Music with no battery drain. Not sure how all of that compares to aptX quality though.

Tomb

Quick question....I am currently playing music from my tablet through a … Quick question....I am currently playing music from my tablet through a google chrome plugged into my AV system.Would I benefit in any way from using one of these bluetooth devices instead?Thanks for any advice.



Troll?

Anyway wireless will NEVER give you better quality than wired, specially regarding audio and more so if playing a high quality audio format.

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now available for £30.99 (still 38% discount off RRP, dont know why this has been expired)
Edited by: "bubblesmoney" 18th Sep 2014

vaniok

100 meter range? Is that right?



No it isn't. I have had this for about three months now and the maximum distance I can get from it is more like 10m. I suspect that you can get a big range outside with no obstacles but this is all I can get with the thick stone internal walls in my gaff. In a more sensible, modern house you may be able to get it to work round more of the house through stud walls I guess.

I cannot fault the sound quality (although I am no audiophile and my phone does not support Aptx anyway) and the NFC connecting is cool.

As for using it in the car, I had not thought of this but it sounds like a good idea as it powers on without the need to press any buttons so you could just connect to it automatically once paired.

I am sure I paid closer to £50 for this so its a great deal.

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Longy

No it isn't. I have had this for about three months now and the maximum … No it isn't. I have had this for about three months now and the maximum distance I can get from it is more like 10m. I suspect that you can get a big range outside with no obstacles but this is all I can get with the thick stone internal walls in my gaff. In a more sensible, modern house you may be able to get it to work round more of the house through stud walls I guess.I cannot fault the sound quality (although I am no audiophile and my phone does not support Aptx anyway) and the NFC connecting is cool.As for using it in the car, I had not thought of this but it sounds like a good idea as it powers on without the need to press any buttons so you could just connect to it automatically once paired.I am sure I paid closer to £50 for this so its a great deal.


the 100m range is for class 1 devices. if yours (transmitting device) is not then it will be lower. since your device is not aptx, i suspect it wont be class 1 either.

Edited by: "bubblesmoney" 18th Sep 2014

Guys also consider the Rocki if you are after good quality sound as it goes over WiFi so I believe this means it is not compressed in any way?? myrocki.com/

bubblesmoney

the 100m range is for class 1 devices. if yours (transmitting device) is … the 100m range is for class 1 devices. if yours (transmitting device) is not then it will be lower.



Bubblesmoney, Class 1? I dont know what this means. I use it with my Nexus 4 on latest Android which I think is BT 3.0 and only get that range if that helps.
Edited by: "Longy" 18th Sep 2014

Original Poster

"Music streaming device must support Bluetooth® Class 1. For non Bluetooth® Class 1 devices, streaming distance is up to 50 metres."
extract from sonymobile.com/gb/…10/

Just read on Techradar that my Nexus 4 suports Bluetooth V4 so if "class" means "version" then dont expect the claimed range.

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Longy

Just read on Techradar that my Nexus 4 suports Bluetooth V4 so if "class" … Just read on Techradar that my Nexus 4 suports Bluetooth V4 so if "class" means "version" then dont expect the claimed range.


class 1 has to do with range, version number is for different purposes. see more info here en.wikipedia.org/wik…oth look at the table showing class 1 as 100 metre range
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