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  • Allows you to turn any device into a Bluetooth-enabled one
  • Uses Bluetooth version 5 and features the Qualcomm aptX Audio and Qualcomm aptX Low Latency Audio codecs for streaming and synchronization
  • Adapter can be used as a receiver for streaming from your mobile device or as a transmitter, allowing you to stream audio from your television or Blu-ray Disc player to a Bluetooth speaker
  • Can pair with up to two devices at the same time and features both 3.5mm stereo analog and digital optical S/PDIF connections for greater flexibility
  • The built-in rechargeable battery can deliver up to 15 hours of audio playback.

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Monoprice [monoprice.com] Bluetooth 5 Transmitter & Receiver (38070) $14.99
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  • Features (details [monoprice.com])
    • Allows you to turn any device into a Bluetooth-enabled one
    • Uses Bluetooth version 5 and features the Qualcomm aptX Audio and Qualcomm aptX Low Latency Audio codecs for streaming and synchronization
    • Adapter can be used as a receiver for streaming from your mobile device or as a transmitter, allowing you to stream audio from your television or Blu-ray Disc player to a Bluetooth speaker
    • Can pair with up to two devices at the same time and features both 3.5mm stereo analog and digital optical S/PDIF connections for greater flexibility
    • The built-in rechargeable battery can deliver up to 15 hours of audio playback.
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What I got from the post above was if you were trying to set up some wireless speakers or a subwoofer that didn't have a cable running from the TV you would not be able to pass through the sound over the optical cable without splitting it before it went into the transmitter / receiver. It doesn't allow the audio coming from the optical cable to "passthrough"

so spdif would go from say the TV to the transmitter and then a soundbar transmitting to a subwoofer across the room.

It can't pass through the transmitter and transmit the signal at the same time so he had to get a splitter before it went to the transmitter
Can you explain in layman terms? For example if the use case is I want to connect this device to a TV so that two viewers can listen simultaneously the dialogues from netflix series playing on a TV. Each viewer wears a bluetooth headphone. What are the limitations you are trying to tell?

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Good price but reviewer says "I had to purchase a SPDIF active splitter to feed both, as this device does not provide SPDIF feed through." Very annoying when these devices don't do simultaneous TX + passthrough.
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Good price but reviewer says "I had to purchase a SPDIF active splitter to feed both, as this device does not provide SPDIF feed through." Very annoying when these devices don't do simultaneous TX + passthrough.
Can you explain in layman terms? For example if the use case is I want to connect this device to a TV so that two viewers can listen simultaneously the dialogues from netflix series playing on a TV. Each viewer wears a bluetooth headphone. What are the limitations you are trying to tell?
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Is this capable of supporting 5.1? I have a 5.1 computer speaker system that I am trying to make Bluetooth compatible. I currently us a Mii Bluetooth but it is hooked up via rca cable and only play the two front speakers and sub.
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Can you explain in layman terms? For example if the use case is I want to connect this device to a TV so that two viewers can listen simultaneously the dialogues from netflix series playing on a TV. Each viewer wears a bluetooth headphone. What are the limitations you are trying to tell?
What I got from the post above was if you were trying to set up some wireless speakers or a subwoofer that didn't have a cable running from the TV you would not be able to pass through the sound over the optical cable without splitting it before it went into the transmitter / receiver. It doesn't allow the audio coming from the optical cable to "passthrough"

so spdif would go from say the TV to the transmitter and then a soundbar transmitting to a subwoofer across the room.

It can't pass through the transmitter and transmit the signal at the same time so he had to get a splitter before it went to the transmitter
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Can you explain in layman terms? For example if the use case is I want to connect this device to a TV so that two viewers can listen simultaneously the dialogues from netflix series playing on a TV. Each viewer wears a bluetooth headphone. What are the limitations you are trying to tell?
For your application, based on the questions and answer section on MP, it appears this device CAN pair up to 2 receivers (2 headphones).. which means it should work for what you are planning on using it for.

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Does it transmit dual audio?
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This item would allow you to pair two items to it at the same time.
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Would this work okay for connecting to my car's aux port to use bluetooth while driving?
I know it's probably not meant for that, but I would keep a micro-usb charger plugged into it and only unplug on the very rare situation I need it.
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Would this work okay for connecting to my car's aux port to use bluetooth while driving?
I know it's probably not meant for that, but I would keep a micro-usb charger plugged into it and only unplug on the very rare situation I need it.
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Can this be used to add Bluetooth capability to a vehicle's factory audio system by leaving it connected to power and AUX on the vehicle? I plan on using it for phone calls and audio streaming from my phone while driving.
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This could be used for that purpose.
Keep in mind this item does not have a mic built in so it may not work for phone calls.
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Is this capable of supporting 5.1? I have a 5.1 computer speaker system that I am trying to make Bluetooth compatible. I currently us a Mii Bluetooth but it is hooked up via rca cable and only play the two front speakers and sub.
There is no such thing as 5.1 channel Bluetooth. I don't think anything like that is even close to being able available. AFAIK there's nowhere near enough bandwidth/technical capability in current Bluetooth tech to do that.
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I'm sorry for my ignorance but I've seen some really thorough answers on this app so here it goes...

I would like to upgrade my cell phone but my 12 year old car does not have Bluetooth. If I bought this, and my new phone did not have a wired headphone jack,coukd I use this to play my music through my car speakers? I think I read above that it would work but I'm not sure if I can power this through my cig lighter or if I have to hard wire it to my battery. I am not very tech savvy in my old age. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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I'm sorry for my ignorance but I've seen some really thorough answers on this app so here it goes...

I would like to upgrade my cell phone but my 12 year old car does not have Bluetooth. If I bought this, and my new phone did not have a wired headphone jack,coukd I use this to play my music through my car speakers? I think I read above that it would work but I'm not sure if I can power this through my cig lighter or if I have to hard wire it to my battery. I am not very tech savvy in my old age. Thanks in advance for any advice.
If your car has some type of aux audio input, it can work. Most likely a 3.5mm aux input (headphone style jack)

This device would be put into receiver mode, and then you hook up a 3.5mm aux cable from this device to your car audio input. You would need to pair your phone bluetooth to the device in receiver mode. Then the audio from your phone would send to the bluetooth receiver which will output via 3.5mm aux.

The device has a battery, so it does not need power while you're using it, but you will need to periodically charge it at least. That could be with a 12V/cig lighter type charger if you just want to leave it in the car, or you can bring into your home periodically to charge. Looks like it takes micro USB.
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Quote from FairHamster4247 :
I'm sorry for my ignorance but I've seen some really thorough answers on this app so here it goes...

I would like to upgrade my cell phone but my 12 year old car does not have Bluetooth. If I bought this, and my new phone did not have a wired headphone jack,coukd I use this to play my music through my car speakers? I think I read above that it would work but I'm not sure if I can power this through my cig lighter or if I have to hard wire it to my battery. I am not very tech savvy in my old age. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Your best bet will be getting a bluetooth fm transmitter. It connects to your car's lighter socket, it transmits FM freq which you can set your car radio to play and then you can connect your phones bluetooth to this device and now you have a modern car!

Search for a bluetooth fm transmitter on amazon and get whatever looks good to you. I think anker makes one too.
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