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Brightech - DoublePlay HD Bluetooth 4.0 Transmitter / Splitter - Transmit up to 2 Headphones or Receivers At The Same Time - With aptX Low Latency Technology $9.99

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url: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UEGDDAY
make: Brightech
model: DoublePlay
price: $9.99
shipping: free w/ Prime or bundled in $25+ order
sold by: Brightech
shipped by: Amazon

description:
  • this is a Bluetooth 4.0 transmitter
  • supports 2 concurrent connections to receivers
  • supports AptX codec (for high-quality low-latency streams)
  • does not contain a battery; powered by USB
comments:
  • I've owned one for about a year.. and gladly paid 2.5x this price
  • I love this device.. and just ordered 2 more
  • it's perfect for a TV.
    • attach to a USB port for power and an RCA audio-out port for sound split
    • it only powers on when the TV is turned on.. not having a battery means that it won't be powered on unnecessarily, and has one less internal component that can wear out over time
    • the low latency means virtually no lip-sync issues
  • I have a sh*t-ton of Bluetooth headphones and they all just work with this gadget.. pair once and forget
  • Various family members use this all the time w/ the TV.. probably without knowing it..
    • either those with hearing loss and want the volume louder, or those who want to work in the kitchen and listen to the local news while preparing dinner, etc
    • this gadget is the secret-sauce that makes the magic happen
  • Personally, I tend to use it late at night.. so I can mute the TV and watch well into the wee-hours.. without disturbing anyone
  • @ $10.. imho.. it's a steal; just read the reviews!
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EDIT: Now that I've tested while not half asleep and in the dark, I know exactly what I did wrong. I'd give this product a 9.5/10 due to there being no volume control on the unit itself. Also because my TV is wall mounted, this causes a connection issue which is solved by moving the unit to the bottom or any side of the tv.

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Just got it in the mail today and am honestly not very happy with it. I'll do more testing later but here's what's wrong so far:

- Range states up to 33 ft but for me it stops working within 6 ft
- if I move, I get static then it's clear again when I stop moving
- if my Bluetooth headset has no volume control, the volume of what I'm watching cannot be adjusted
- the provided 3.5mm cable gives me a constant static noise when connected to my Bluetooth headset

I really like that this device automatically turns on when my tv is turned on. Also, that I can watch tv at night without disturbing anymore. I was actually really excited to use it...
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Just got it in the mail today and am honestly not very happy with it. I'll do more testing later but here's what's wrong so far:

- Range states up to 33 ft but for me it stops working within 6 ft
- if I move, I get static then it's clear again when I stop moving
- if my Bluetooth headset has no volume control, the volume of what I'm watching cannot be adjusted
- the provided 3.5mm cable gives me a constant static noise when connected to my Bluetooth headset

I really like that this device automatically turns on when my tv is turned on. Also, that I can watch tv at night without disturbing anymore. I was actually really excited to use it...
I feel pretty bad that your experience is so dramatically different from mine. My only thought is that maybe it's related to the headphones you're testing it with.. some have better quality bluetooth receivers than others.

For example, my livingroom is centrally located.. I typically wear a pair of Bluedio T2s headphones to watch TV in the livingroom.. and they allow me to wander nearly anywhere throughout a 2000+ sq.ft. house. I experience no static or drops.. only that the signal is lost when I stray out of range (ex: into the garage).

On the other-hand, if I don't feel like wearing a large set of headphones and am willing to settle for low quality audio.. I may wear a single (ridiculously tiny) earpiece. The one I'm thinking of.. I got on gearbest for maybe $3. Wouldn't expect much.. right. But it works pretty darn good. It needs a direct line-of-sight to the transmitter.. and begins to crackle if I turn my head. But.. I can still wear it sitting on the sofa.. and it even works if I walk into the kitchen for a drink. I just need to be aware of its limitations and keep my head turned toward the TV. None of which is the fault of the transmitter.. which in my experience.. works amazing; this is entirely on the performance of the sh*tty earpiece.

As for volume control.. most headphones (such as the Bluedio) have volume buttons so it's less of an issue. But a cool tip on the subject.. if you're watching video that is streamed from an Android TV box and using an air-mouse as a remote control.. then the air mouse does have volume controls to adjust the level of volume sent over HDMI to the TV.. and hence the transmitter. Using the remote to adjust the volume in this way DOES effect the volume of the signal sent over Bluetooth and.. as such.. can be used to control the volume of Bluetooth receivers that don't contain a volume knob (such as this $3 earpiece).

As for the quality of cables.. I never had any problem with the ones that I received. In any case, they're all standard audio cables.. easy enough to replace with spares.

I hope you find that you have better luck using a different set of headphones.
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I feel pretty bad that your experience is so dramatically different from mine. My only thought is that maybe it's related to the headphones you're testing it with.. some have better quality bluetooth receivers than others.

For example, my livingroom is centrally located.. I typically wear a pair of Bluedio T2s headphones to watch TV in the livingroom.. and they allow me to wander nearly anywhere throughout a 2000+ sq.ft. house. I experience no static or drops.. only that the signal is lost when I stray out of range (ex: into the garage).

On the other-hand, if I don't feel like wearing a large set of headphones and am willing to settle for low quality audio.. I may wear a single (ridiculously tiny) earpiece. The one I'm thinking of.. I got on gearbest for maybe $3. Wouldn't expect much.. right. But it works pretty darn good. It needs a direct line-of-sight to the transmitter.. and begins to crackle if I turn my head. But.. I can still wear it sitting on the sofa.. and it even works if I walk into the kitchen for a drink. I just need to be aware of its limitations and keep my head turned toward the TV. None of which is the fault of the transmitter.. which in my experience.. works amazing; this is entirely on the performance of the sh*tty earpiece.

As for volume control.. most headphones (such as the Bluedio) have volume buttons so it's less of an issue. But a cool tip on the subject.. if you're watching video that is streamed from an Android TV box and using an air-mouse as a remote control.. then the air mouse does have volume controls to adjust the level of volume sent over HDMI to the TV.. and hence the transmitter. Using the remote to adjust the volume in this way DOES effect the volume of the signal sent over Bluetooth and.. as such.. can be used to control the volume of Bluetooth receivers that don't contain a volume knob (such as this $3 earpiece).

As for the quality of cables.. I never had any problem with the ones that I received. In any case, they're all standard audio cables.. easy enough to replace with spares.

I hope you find that you have better luck using a different set of headphones.
Thanks for your reply. I tried again this morning with better lighting and had much better results.

+ The 3.5mm wasn't pushed in all the way on the device, so once I pushed it in, no more static!
+ The device was behind the TV before, so I moved it to the bottom of the TV. This created a much better connection, therefore, I easily go around my entire room with a solid/perfect connection, even when I walk around!

Overall, I'm much happier now! I'm going to use one of my older Bluetooth headphones that has volume control. Thanks OP! $10 for this is a steal!
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Shoot price went up shoulda bought last night.
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