In this review, we feature the best Bluetooth audio receivers to add wireless Bluetooth streaming to your home stereo system or for live streaming applications. With these receivers, you can add wireless audio to any home music system and control your music from your smartphone or computer device.
These Bluetooth audio receivers are designed as plug and play devices. All you need to do is to connect your device’s audio input to the audio receiver and stream your music directly through your smartphone device. This is great if you need to add wireless streaming to your home stereo system or your car audio.
Furthermore, these wireless Bluetooth receivers are equipped with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX high-definition streaming technology. They also feature extended wireless range so you can stream music to your devices from a distance (or through room walls).
The Best Bluetooth Audio Receivers
The Audioengine B1 is a powerful Bluetooth audio receiver that comes equipped with all the latest tech for high-definition music streaming. You can connect the B1 Bluetooth audio receiver to your music system and stream music from any app and Bluetooth enabled device, including your smartphone – without any app or software.
Compared with other Bluetooth audio receivers, the Audioengine B1 stands out for having detailed highs and very nice separation without any distortion in signal output. The bass and lower-end frequency ranges are reproduced perfectly. We have rarely heard a wireless signal sound so clean and authoritative without losing its musicality.
The B1 uses the latest Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD, aptX, AAC (Apple) encoding which delivers high-definition sound performance. It also has a built-in AKM4396 DAC for 24 bit playback and supports all Bluetooth enabled devices including smartphones and tablets. It also has a very wide range of 100 feet and the signal cuts through multiple walls.
Apart from that, the B1 receiver is really just plug and play. It’s very simple to set up and there’s no buttons to push once connected.
The Audioengine B1 Bluetooth audio receiver comes with a stereo audio cable, USB AC power adapter and micro USB cable with a setup guide.
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Built for high-end home stereo systems and HI-FI sound systems, the Audioengine B1 delivers consistently clean, crisp and detailed wireless sound performance
If you are looking to add Bluetooth to your home stereo system, the Auris Blume HD Bluetooth audio receiver is a great choice. This Bluetooth audio receiver is definitely higher-end consumer equipment and connects directly to your amp and home stereo speakers.
Steaming audio wirelessly from your phone, tablet or computer to any home stereo system is very easy – the audio receiver connects in seconds and pairs automatically.
Compared with other Bluetooth audio receivers, the Auris Blume does make a huge difference in terms of sound performance. It delivers open sound, with really good soundstage, and sounds almost as though the speakers are playing from a CD audio source. Everything feels light and open with good detailed separation, low-end bass response and detailed midranges.
Like other high-end audio receivers, this receiver comes with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and supports Qualcomm aptX HD, aptX low-latency, aptX and AAC decoding. It also has built-in true Hi-Fi 384kHz/32-bit un-sampling DAC for file decoding and playing files in lossless audio formats.
Apart from these specs, the Auris Blume also a has a precision tuned antenna to extend the wireless range up to 100+ feet that cuts through multiple walls at home.
The Auris Blume HD is compatible with stereo equipment with analog RCA, digital optical SPIDIF outputs, and is also compatible with aux inputs with included RCA to AUX cable.
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Coming in a close second, the Auris Blume HD is a highly versatile Bluetooth audio receiver with multiple input options, and is designed for high-performance streaming
The Denon DN-200BR is a professional-grade Bluetooth audio receiver for your home stereo system. It is designed to be compact and adds Bluetooth to any audio system with performance-grade Hi-Fi sound performance. This receiver also features balanced XLR and ¼ inch audio outputs for integration with mixers and amplifiers, making it a highly versatile audio receiver.
The range on the DN-200BR is fantastic – it receives Bluetooth signals wirelessly from up to 33m. The external mag-mount BNC-connected antenna sets this receiver apart from other receivers we have tested – you can position the antenna high on the window or railing for a line-of-sight reception, and this is substantially better than other Bluetooth receivers with the antennas nested inside.
The audio performance is also exceptional. It comes with a built-in level control which makes it easy to setup with your home stereo sound system with its default presets. The sound pairing is consistent and reliable, and even after power cycling it automatically remembers and reconnects to the last paired device.
Furthermore, this Bluetooth audio receiver is also engineered with a rugged metal enclosure with built-in eyelets for mounting screws, and has all the line-level inputs you need for a home stereo sound system.
If you are looking for one of the best Bluetooth audio receivers that has full-range frequency response and ultra-low signal to noise ratio, the DN-200BR should definitely be on your list.
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There’s nothing quite like the Denon DN-200BR, which is designed for professional studio-grade home stereo systems with built-in level controls
The 1Mii BO6 Plus is another Bluetooth audio receiver that delivers superb HD audio performance. It’s equipped with Class 1 Bluetooth technology and can achieve a range of up to 164 feet in an open line-of-sight, or 50-70 feet indoors.
The sound quality that you get with the 1Mii is really good – it does not sound distorted at all and delivers very satisfying detail and midrange. There’s no distortion in audio signal at any volume output and the sound feels clean and consistent throughout.
The B06 audio receiver features a Bluetooth 5.0 chip to deliver high-fidelity Bluetooth audio signal for music streaming for home stereo systems. It also supports aptX and aptX low-latency. This receiver also has a 3D audio function for surround sound if required.
Setting up this Bluetooth audio receiver is simple and straightforward. All you have to do is plug the receiver into your computer speakers, home stereo systems or other speaker system via the 3.5mm or RCA cable, and then pair the receiver with your smartphone or tablet device.
It also works with Echo via Bluetooth on the Alexa app, so it makes it easy to control your music with voice commands.
Overall, the 1MiiB06 is a really sold Bluetooth audio receiver for high-quality music streaming, and is one of the more “affordable” options out there.
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Designed as a portable Bluetooth audio receiver, the 1Mii B06 delivers superb HD sound performance with a long 164 feet wireless range
We really like the BluDento BLT-HD audio receiver – it’s a premium true Hi-Fi Bluetooth music receiver that streams high quality audio sound wirelessly from your phone or tablet device. Compared with other Bluetooth audio receivers, the BluDento BLT-HD is outstanding in terms of build quality, features, connectivity and sound.
We tested out this receiver on a few home stereo systems and we were seriously surprised at how good the sound sounded. The audio is dynamic, full-range, detailed and tonally accurate – to the extent that they cannot be distinguished from CD audio recordings. There is no hissing or clutter in the background – the treble range is crystal clear and the bass feels full and rich (as is the midrange).
Like other high-end Bluetooth audio receivers, the BluDento features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and support for aptX, aptX low-latency, aptX, SBC and AAC decoding. It adds HD Bluetooth to any home stereo system.
It also features built-in true Hi-Fi 384kHz/32-bit unsampling audiophile DAC which allows the BluDento adapter to decode and play audio files in lossless formats.
Finally, this receiver is compatible with stereo equipment with analog stereo RCA, digital TOSLINK optical and SPDIF coaxial outputs. It also supports dual Bluetooth device pairing simultaneously.
If you are looking for a really good Hi-Fi Bluetooth audio receiver, the BluDento BLT-HD Bluetooth audio receiver is a great choice.
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Another premium Bluetooth audio receiver, the BluDento is equipped with all the latest Bluetooth streaming codecs with versatile input options
If you are looking for Bluetooth audio receiver for your car, the COMSOON Bluetooth audio receiver is a great choice. This receiver can be connected to non-Bluetooth car audio systems, home stereos, speakers, wired headphones via the 3.5mm auxiliary adapter. It’s also equipped with a Bluetooth 5.0 chip for stable connection and fast transmission with a wide signal range. You can connect this device easily to your car stereo system and stream music directly from your smartphone device.
The COMSOON Bluetooth audio receiver is extremely easy to set up (it’s really just plug and play) and connects automatically to your phone device. The audio receiver also features the latest CVC 8.0 noise cancellation and digital signal processor (DSP) which can eliminate and block out intrusive background noises for crystal clear calls.
This Bluetooth audio receiver comes with a built-in battery that delivers 16 hours of run time, and takes only 2.5 hours to fully recharge using a Type-C USB cable. When plugged into your car system, the Bluetooth music adapter will automatically charge as well.
Furthermore, this receiver comes with a built-in microphone and a button to answer or reject calls while driving. The adapter also supports broadcasting voice notifications over the navigation app, and pairs with up to 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time (with automatic reconnection when turned on).
Overall, the COMSOON Bluetooth audio receiver is a really good and portable receiver for car audio music streaming and pairs instantly with your smartphone device.
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Designed primarily for streaming car audio, the COMSOON Bluetooth audio receiver works exactly as intended with 16 hours of battery life
If you are looking for a lean Bluetooth audio receiver for your music sound system, the ESINKIN Bluetooth audio receiver is a really good budget option. This receiver allows you to stream music from your smartphone or table device seamlessly and is very easy to setup.
The ESINKIN receiver is easy to setup – all you have to do is to pair your smartphone or tablet to the audio adapter with a single button and it will connect automatically. It can receive wireless signals from up to 10-12m (30-40 feet) away without any issues and streams consistent and clear music performance.
Although the ESINKIN receiver doesn’t have the same audio quality output as the Audioengine B1, it does deliver pretty decent sound performance that is reliably consistent. It is designed to work with most home stereo speakers and provides nice acoustics with crisp highs and midranges.
You can plug the adapter into any A/V receiver and any powered speakers with standard RCA or 3.5mm jacks, and then pair the receiver directly with your smartphone device.
Overall, the ESINKIN Bluetooth audio receiver is a really good receiver that you can find on a budget, and comes highly recommended for simple home stereo or computer setups that require Bluetooth.
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The ESINKIN Bluetooth audio receiver delivers consistent audio performance and quality, but with a shorter wireless range of 30-40 feet compared to other receivers
If you are looking to replace your previous generation Bluetooth receiver, the InnoMaker Bluetooth audio receiver is a great choice. This Bluetooth audio receiver provides really good sound performance without any lip-sync issues, and delivers noticeable improvements to sound quality after pairing with your Bluetooth smartphone devices.
This device adequately distinguishes between very low volume sounds and louder notes in the music, and improves the clarity of certain music in audio recordings. You can hear the difference in audio quality if you pair this Bluetooth receiver with decent home stereo speakers – the audio sounds detailed, clear and consistent with clean sound resolution.
The actual unit itself is small and works reliably well. It just sits on standby mode when turned on, and then pairs automatically to your smartphone device when it comes within range.
This Bluetooth audio receiver supports all the latest Bluetooth audio codecs, including Bluetooth 5.0, aptX-Hd, aptX-LL, aptX, AAC, SBS for Hi-Fi music streaming. It also comes with a stereo audio DAC PCM5122, CRS8675 chip with sample rates up to 384-kHz/32-bit.
The audio receiver also has a high antenna which increases the wireless range to up to 30 meters.
Compared with other Bluetooth audio receivers, the InnoMaker Bluetooth audio receiver is reliably good, highly versatile, and is basically plug and play with fast Bluetooth connectivity.
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The InnoMaker Bluetooth audio receiver is a very nice receiver you can find on a budget that provides noticeably better audio quality than your average receiver
The Anker Soundsync A3352 is a really versatile Bluetooth audio receiver for car audio. This Bluetooth receiver works like a charm and is essentially plug and play – it delivers consistently clear audio signal and there’s no static noise when plugged into your car. The sound quality is great and the call quality is also good as well when connected to your smartphone device.
The Anker A3352 comes equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 for ultra-stable wireless connection. The audio performance on the A3352 is crystal clear, and you get crisp highs, detailed midranges and nice solid bass without any lip-sync or lap issues.
This Bluetooth audio receiver is equipped with a built-in battery that delivers up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge. It supports hands-free calls, and you can plug it into your car and answer calls while you drive.
Finally, it also supports dual-pairing and allows you to connect two Bluetooth devices at once to listen to music, make phone calls and switch between audio sources.
If you are looking for a budget-friendly Bluetooth audio receiver for your car, the Anker Soundsync A3352 is a great option.
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An essentially “plug and play” car Bluetooth audio receiver, the Anker A3352 comes equipped with all the latest Bluetooth audio technology and 12 hours of battery time
The Logitech Bluetooth audio receiver has been reassuringly around for a long time, and is a reliable receiver you can find on a budget. This device is very simple to use and connect to, and automatically connects to your smartphone device whenever you turn it on. It also makes sounds to inform you when your smartphone is paired which is convenient.
The sound quality that you get on the Logitech receiver is really good. The sound performance is consistently clear, clean and crisp, and the receiver does not produce any lag or distortion at high volume levels. This Bluetooth audio receiver supports multipoint Bluetooth connectivity which allows you to simultaneously pair your smartphone and tablet and stream from either device.
The Logitech receiver does have a relatively long wireless range of up to 15 meters (50 feet) away from your speakers. It also works with most PC speakers and home stereo systems, and plugs into any A/V receiver using RCA or 3.5mm audio jacks.
That being said, the only downside to the Logitech Bluetooth audio receiver is that you are unable to toggle the automatically Bluetooth pairing on or off – which can be a hassle if you wish to disconnect your device from playing.
The Logitech Bluetooth audio receiver is a reliable, budget-friendly receiver that works great with any home stereo speaker applications, so be sure to check them out.
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This Logitech Bluetooth audio receiver has been reassuringly around for a long time, and delivers crisp sound quality with multi-point Bluetooth connectivity