Adapters for APT-X on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ZipZapRap, May 29, 2019.

  1. ZipZapRap macrumors regular

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    Hi all

    Looking at getting an iPhone XR soon, but trying to figure out how I'm going to play my music via APT-X (would appreciate it this thread didn't go down into the pros and cons of APT-X!).

    My thoughts were to use a USB dongle such as a Sennheiser BTD500 or Creative BT-W2 that can transmit in APT-X. And plug this into the iPhone via a Lighting to USB dongle.

    Has anyone done anything similar with success?

    Cheers
     
  2. ZipZapRap thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. ZipZapRap thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well no one could help but I took the plunge anyway.

    Here it is working fine on my iPad. Also works fine on my iPhone.
    https://i.imgur.com/weT3P4I.jpg

    Middle finger raised proud to Apple for making me do this.
     
  4. shootertwist14 macrumors member

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    Whoah i’m in the same boat as you looking to get some aptx hd, what’s the exact dongle you are using? Will definitely get one many thanks!
     
  5. ZipZapRap thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi shootertwist14

    It's simply the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and a Creative BT-W2
    You can also opt to replace the Creative unit with a Sennheiser BTD-500 as I hear that also works, but it's a little bigger.

    Pros: APT-X, finally!
    Cons: If no music is playing it disconnects immediately, but it automatically connects as soon as you start playing, so not a big deal. Also you can't control volume with the Music app, you have to do it through the headphones.
     

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