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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome AptX enabled Bluetooth receiver, 19 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Patuoxun® NFC-Enabled Bluetooth 4.0 Music Audio Receiver Adapter Hands free Car kit For Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, LG Optimus G, G Pro, 4X HD, Samsung Galaxy S4 SV, Galaxy S3 SIII, Galaxy Nexus*, Galaxy Note II, S3 mini (Electronics)
5 Stars and fully recommended, but read on ...

Very impressed with this little AptX enabled bluetooth receiver. Worked straight out the box, using the built-in battery. Hands free calls works (limited testing). Sounds very very good via HTC One and Galaxy S3 mini (both AptX), less so with Nexus 4 (no AptX). Using JetAudio as my music player. NFC pairing is a doddle to use, but not essential. Arrived in 10 days. FIVE Stars

There are many Bluetooth receivers on Amazon, I went for this one mainly because of the AptX codec and the NFC pairing.

UPDATE 1: It automatically powers off after a few minutes (around 3 minutes) if it's not connected to a Bluetooth device

UPDATE 2: I am still very happy with the sound quality (especially when an AptX device is used), but I am dropping one star as the range is nowhere near the advertised 10m. It more like 3-4 m without wall. Stray beyond, the connection is unreliable. I have compared this to my Sony SRS-BTX500 (NFC & AptX) which continues to work beyond at least 7m.

UPDATE 3: 24 days later, it's dead. Does not connect at all. Droping rating to 1 Star.

UPDATE 4: Replacement has faulty 3.5mm jack as the music output is mono. Seller very helpful and replies to communication within 24 hours.

UPDATE 5: Took it apart to see if I could fix it. Ended up completely breaking it. So unlikely to be user serviceable. I have posted pictures of the sum of parts and the CSR AptX module.

FINAL UPDATE: Received 3rd unit. And it works better from what I can remember. Sounds fantastic. The bluetooth range is definitely better and close to the advertised 10m. The new unit is slightly different from the others (the base was smooth in the previous 2, the third one is slightly textured) but the packaging and model number is the same. I can fully recommend this device and seller (Patuoxun) without any reservations.

Buy this and convert you old HiFi into a wireless speaker.
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Initial post: 19 Mar 2014 06:17:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Mar 2014 06:21:40 GMT
csdkw says:
Hi,

This is belated but, the Sony BM-10 NFC Class 1 Bluetooth APT-x receiver is the way to go (speaking from experience).
It will extend the range of connection (even with 'normal' Class 2 Bluetooth transmitters to ~ 50m).
If a device doesn't call attention to its being Class1 (100m range), it is Class2 (10m).

Class1 Bluetooth transmitter mated w/ a Class1 reciever has a range of ~100m !
Verified between...
two GE 99001 (discontinued ?) transceivers (transmit or recieve switchable),
GE 99001 and Jabra BT8030 (discontinued, Class 1!) headset and,
GE 99001 to Sony BM-10.
Only the BM-10 of these is NFC or APT-x capable.
I'm very fond of the GE 99001 (2 @ home + 1 for 5yrs @ work) despite its lack of APT-x.
It's dependable (pairing with enumerable headsets, dongles, iPads, Android & Microsoft phones, remebering pairings & exceptional range), easy to use and delivers the goods.
I found that remarkable given its a General Electric branded product.

The Sony BM-10 isn't solid when it comes to remembering previous pairings after being powered off but, can be re-paired as necessary.
I can't speak for its NFC performance, having no other NFC devices.

I'm still questing for a Class 1 Bluetooth APT-x transmitter/transceiver
(not USB dongle), battery or wall-powered (preferrable).
Would love a GE 99001 upgraded with APT-x.

BTW, I use a KOKKIA Bluetooth APT-x dongle/adapter with the iPad2.
It performs just about as admirably as the GE 99001.
I have 2 Avantree portable transcievers.
Since theiy're designed for portable use, they can be slightly overdriven to distortion by
home A/V equipment.

Hope some of this can be of use to you.

Regards,
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