out of stock Paxcess, Bluetooth Audio Receiver/Transmitter - 3.5mm and Optical $9.90 + Delivery (Free with Prime/ $49 Spend) Amazon AU
Paxcess, Bluetooth Audio Receiver/Transmitter.
3.5mm socket and an optical in and out port.
I bought one before Christmas for $15.98. Went to buy another after Christmas and the price had gone up to $29.95, so I have been keeping an eye on it for a price drop. At 29.95 it is a reasonable purchase, especially compared to the inferior Taotronics unit which sells for $52.99($37.99 with code).
At the current price it is, well, silly.
It supports aptX and aptX Low Latency, and can connect to two headphones(no aptX-LL) just like all of the other units.
Compared to the Taotronics equivalent product:
This has noticeably better latency. Tested by splitting the analogue signal input to both units, while each was paired to VAVA28 BT Earbuds with aptX-LL, with the left earbud from each unit place into my left and right ears, which resulted in the Taotronics echoing the sound from this unit.
It has a separate pairing button.
Includes Volume/Transport and Pause/Answer Buttons as a receiver.
In transmit mode the volume buttons control preamp volume transmitted. That is, you end up with source volume, this units transmit volume, and the volume on your BT paired listening device.
Superior clean audio with none of the sound EQ and compression of the Taotronic(might be the cause of it's poor latency).
Around 30% greater range.
The only oddity I found was that in TX mode when on battery and the usb port is connected to a power source, the unit turns off. Not really an issue in transmit mode where it is generally permanently connect to an external power supply.
I have tried a few of these recently and this is my favorite transmitter.
The only dilemma is should I buy a third before it gets Ozbargained?