Good 30-pin dock connector bluetooth adapter?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by wressus, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. wressus macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Playing music over bluetooth wont be as good as playing thru airplay or wired. But it can be ok. What have encountered though is that the same bluetooth standard used on different BT receivers can sound better or worse.
    So I guess there is the difference between the DAC in the bluetooth receiver´s that makes a difference to the audio quality?

    I listened to a cheap 30-pin bluetooth connector, and it was awful, all the resolution in the treble disappeared. Something that does´nt happen with my JBL BT headphones.

    And for iPhone there is no option to get better audio quality, with for example APT-X or something like that(which iphone doesnt support), that gives you a higher bitrate? Wasnt BT 4.0 suppose to give an option to get higher bitrate streaming?

    Except for the very expensive dolry hifi stone, i have not found any good alternative to an ordinary bluetooth 2.1 30-pin adapter. So has anybody at least found a good BT 30-pin adapter for max of 30$?
  2. Jackherrer macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2009

    The Dolry is not that expensive if you see what you get, and why spend thousands of dollars on a high end stereo and then buy a 29usd crappy BT device ? Its like buying a Ferrari and putting on North Korean tyres ;) you dont have to buy it on or , it is on ebay cheaper.

  3. jeorgeban macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2013
    CableJive dockBoss is there but that will cost you more than 30$, other alternative will be to make use of Tenergy Mini Bluetooth, it won't cost you more and you will be able to enjoy great music with it.
  4. wressus thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Already have an apple TV to my KEF/Onkyo stereo for lossless streaming. This is for a Bose sounddock portable, which isn´t the greatest sound but still good enough so you can hear a difference when using a bad BT dock adapter or a cord.

    The dolry is just too much money to use for a portable speaker, you can get an apple TV cheaper.
  5. wressus thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Why would i need a dock boss? Thats just a cord dock connector to 3.5mm, and if I needed that why wouldnt i just use a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cord?? Or are you talking about another product then the one i found?
  6. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    I've been using this since I received my iPhone 5 on launch day without issue. The sound quality is perfect. It's not Bluetooth 2.1 but there hasn't been any major battery drain. I love it.
  7. Hrothgar macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    New York
    Any current recommendations for a bluetooth 30-pin doc adapter to stream music to speakers?
  8. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

    Dec 27, 2010

    Apple has support for AAC and with Bluetooth 4.0, AAC is an optional spec.

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