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May 22, 2012

List Of Apt-X Compatible Devices (transmitters, receivers, etc.)


Updated September 14, 2014.  Next update in October, 2014.




Apt-X is a neat audio compression technology (codec) that optimizes audio streaming through Bluetooth, basically it's trying to transmit CD level audio quality wirelessly.  The technology is owned by CSR.  Companies use "Apt-X", "aptX", or "aptx" in their product pages to note this technology.

The first Apt-X devices that I used where the Sennheiser MM 550-X headphones and the Creative BT-D1 transmitter. For Apt-X to work you need a transmitter and a receiver.  Transmitters are those devices that send the wireless data. Some transmitters are built into a device and other times they need a "dongle." Eventually many devices will have Apt-X built-in, but until then you may need the dongle transmitter.  The other side of Apt-X involves the receivers, which are devices that output audio, like speakers and headphones.

This post will have a list of devices with Apt-X technology, hopefully it makes the "search" process a lot easier.

My experiences: Soundmatters foxLv2 Platinum, Braven 650, Sennheiser MM 550-X, Azio BTD-V4, Creative BT-D1, Avantree Saturn, and the CSR Harmony software.

Key Apt-X Features:
  • Compression ratio: 4:1
  • Audio Format: 16-bit, 44.1 kHz (CD Quality)
  • Data Rates: 352 Kbps
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 22 kHz
  • Algorithmic Delay: <1.89 ms @ Fs 48 kHz Dynamic Range: 16-bit > 92 dB
  • THD+N: -68.8 dB
Source: CSR Apt-X


TO VIEW THE COMPLETE LIST OF APT-X DEVICES CHECK:




Apple Products
  • Mac OS X
  •  Mac
  • MacBook
  •  iPad (needs additional transmitter, check above under iOS Devices and 3.5mm transmitter)
  • iPod (needs additional transmitter, check above under iOS Devices and 3.5mm transmitter)
  • iPhone (needs additional transmitter, check above under iOS Devices and 3.5mm transmitter)

As of right now, Apple products supporting Mac OS X operating system support Apt-X.  iOS devices do not support Apt-X natively and require the use of Apt-X transmitters.  If you run into issues with Mac OS X you can check this forum thread.


Info collected from CSR, Twitter, Amazon, Google Shopping, blogs, product and support pages.

If you find a new device you can add it to the comments. Keep in mind that "old" comments will be flushed away so the new device additions can be seen by others. Thanks!


List for search engines

Accessory Power Gogroove BlueSync Speaker DRM
Acoustic Research ARS60 Portable Indoor Wireless Speaker
Acoustic Stream Acoustic Stream
Advance Acoustic Air 70
Advance Acoustic Air 90
Advance Acoustic EZY 80
Advance Acoustic WTX-1000
Advance Acoustic WTX-500
Alibaba Alibaba Apt-X
Alibaba Receivers
Altec Lansing iMW555 BT Speaker
Altec Lansing iMW655 BT Speaker
Altec Lansing inMotion Air IMW725
Altec Lansing SoundBlade
Altec Lansing XL Jacket
Altec Lansing XL SoundBlade
Amped Wireless BTSA1 Long Range BT Adapter
Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speakers
Apple iMac
Apple Mac Mini
Apple Mac OS X Lion
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Apple Mac Pro
Apple MacBook Air
Apple MacBook Pro
Apple Operating Systems and PCs
ARCAM miniBlink Receiver
ARCAM rBlink BT DAC
Arctic S113 BT Portable Speaker
Assmann Digitus BT Stereo Speaker
AT&T Upbeat Wireless Speaker
Atlantic Technology BTAA-50 BT Audio Adapter
Audio Pro Addon T10
Audio Pro Addon T8
Audio Technica ATH-CKS99BT BT Stereo Headset
AudioXperts 4TV 2122 Virtual Surround Sound Console
AudioXperts 4TV 5122 5.1 Surround Sound Console
AudioXperts EVA SCR400 Dock Clock Radio
AudioXperts EVA SPS300 Dock Speaker
Auris Auris BT Receiver
Auris Auris Carmen BT Receiver
Avantree/Avantalk Audition BT Stereo Headphones
Avantree/Avantalk Cara Stereo Car Kit
Avantree/Avantalk Jogger Pro
Avantree/Avantalk Roxa
Avantree/Avantalk Saturn BTTC-200X-BLK
Avantree/Avantalk Saturn Pro BTTC-200L-TTN
AVLINK BT 4.0 Receiver
AZio BTC-V400 USB Micro BT Adapter
Barey H7
Bayan Audio Soundbook
Bayan Audio Soundbook X3
Bayan Audio StreamPort BT Receiver
Bayan Audio Universal BT Receiver
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Beats by Dre Beats Wireless On-Ear
Beats by Dre Pill BT Portable Speaker
Bench Soft BT Speaker BN749/S
BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982
BlackBerry Q10
BlackBerry Q5
BlackBerry Z10
BlackBerry Z30
Blaupunkt Monaco BT Speaker
Bloobury BlooTunz BT Music Receiver for iPod/iPhone docks
Blue Aura x10 BT Stereo Loudspeaker
Blue Aura x30 BT Stereo Loudspeaker
Blue Creation BC127
BlueAnt Ribbon BT Stereo Streamer
BlueCreationUK/CEL Jambadoo
Bluedio DF33T
Bluedio R+ BT Stereo Headphones
Bluedio R2 Revolution
Blueshift Helium
Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue Speakers
Boston Acoustics Tvee One TV Speaker Base
Boulanger EssentielB BT Stereo Speaker
Braven 710 BT Stereo Speaker
Braven 850 BT Stereo Speaker
Braven 855S BT Stereo Speaker
Braven BZ650SBA Wireless BT Speaker
Brightplay/Brightech Car HD Receiver
Brightplay/Brightech Home HD Receiver
BudsGoBlue BudsGoBlue
Burmester 113 D/A Convertor with BT
BuyinCoins USB 2.0 BT 4.0 Adapter
Cabasse Stream 1 Speaker
Cabasse Stream Source
Cambridge Audio BT100 BT Receiver
Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100
Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
Canton DM50 Soundbar
Canton DM900 Soundbar
Canton Musicbox M
Chord Electronics Chordette Gem
Chord Electronics Chordette Maxx Amplifier
Chord Electronics Chordette Peach
Chord Electronics MX Series SX Amp
Community For phones
Conran Audio iPod Dock
Cowon Cowon SP2
Creative Labs Airwave BT Portable Speaker
Creative Labs Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker
Creative Labs Aurvana Gold
Creative Labs Aurvana Platinum
Creative Labs BT-D1 USB BT Transmitter
Creative Labs BT-D5 BT Transmitter
Creative Labs BT-W1 USB BT Transmitter
Creative Labs Hitz WP380
Creative Labs Inspire S2 Wireless
Creative Labs Muvo 20
Creative Labs Sound Blaster EVO ZX
Creative Labs Sound Blaster EVO ZXR
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Roar
Creative Labs Sound Blasteraxx AXX 200
Creative Labs T30W Speakers
Creative Labs T4W 2.1 Speaker System
Creative Labs WP-300 BT Headphones
Creative Labs WP-350 BT Headphones
Creative Labs WP-450 BT Headphones
Creative Labs Zen X-Fi3
Creative Labs ZiiO 10-inch
Creative Labs ZiiO 7-inch
Creative Labs ZiiSound D200
Creative Labs ZiiSound D3x
Creative Labs ZiiSound D5
Creative Labs ZiiSound D5x
Creative Labs ZiiSound T12 Wireless
Creative Labs ZiiSound T6 Series II Wireless
Creative Labs ZiiSound T6 Wireless
Crystal Acoustics BluDAC
CSR CSR 8000 Platform
CSR R8645
CSR Technical White Paper
CSR Harmony CSR Harmony Software
DALI Kubik Free
Damson Oyster
Danibos Danibos BT Receiver
Denon DHT-S514 Soundbar
Denon DHT-T100 TV Speaker Base
Denon Enyaya
Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500BK
Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500SR
Denon Globe Cruiser AH-W200EM
Earin Earin
Edifier Luna Eclipse
Elecom LBT-AVWAR700
Energy Sistem BT7 NFC BT Headphones
eSupply Portable BT Tube Speaker
Fluance Fi30 Speaker System
Focal Easya Wireless Speaker System
Focal JML XS Book Wireless Stereo Speaker
Focal Universal Wireless Receiver
Fugoo Sport Portable Speakers
Fugoo Style Portable Speakers
Fugoo Tough Portable Speakers
Fujitsu ARROWS NX F-06E
Fujitsu ARROWS X F-10D
Fujitsu REGZA-T02D
Future Sound Labs FSL 360 Headphones
Gear 4 HouseParty Rise Wireless
Gear4 HouseParty Portable Wireless
Gear4 HouseParty Rise 2 Wireless
Gemma Technology BT Audio Receiver
Geneva Labs Model L Wireless
Geneva Labs Model M Wireless
Geneva Labs Model XL Wireless
Global Sources Bluetooth Headphones
Global Sources Bluetooth Headset
Global Sources Bluetooth Speaker SM-BTSP02-3
Global Sources Bluetooth Speakers BS-002n
Global Sources Bluetooth Speakers GEAR-G1-1
Global Sources Bluetooth Transceiver TS-850TR
Global Sources QY3 Sports Clip
Global Sources Stereo Headset
GMYLE Wireless Mini Portable Speaker
Grace Digital 3-Play GDI-BTPB300 Receiver
Grace Digital Digital BT Amplifier GDI-BTAR502
Grace Digital Digital BT Speakers
Grain Audio PWS BT Portable Speaker
Green House GH-BHDA42
Grundig GSB500 Speakers
Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System
Harman Kardon Onyx Speaker System
Harman Kardon Premium Over-Ear BT Wireless Headphones
Harman Kardon Sabre SB 35/230 Soundbar
Helium Blueshift Speakers
Hitachi HSB32B26
Hitachi HSB40B16
House of Marley Bag of Riddim BT
House of Marley Get Up Stand Up
HTC BHS600 Stereo Headphones
HTC BoomBass BT Speaker
HTC Butterfly
HTC Butterfly S
HTC Car StereoClip (Aux)
HTC Desire 300
HTC Desire 500
HTC Desire 501
HTC Desire 600 Dual Sim
HTC Desire 601
HTC Desire 610
HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire SV
HTC Desire U
HTC Desire X
HTC Droid DNA
HTC J
HTC One
HTC One S
HTC One SV
HTC One V
HTC One X
HTC One X Plus (X+)
HTC One XL
HTC One XT
HTC One M8
HTC One Max
HTC One Mini
IN2UIT Filo BT Speaker
Inateck BTSP-10 BT Mini Speaker
Incredisonic Sound Block SB-100
iT7 Audio iT7e Speaker
iT7 Audio iT7m Portable BT Speaker
iT7 Audio iT7x2 Stereo Headphones
iTech Splash
iui Design Mirror Boombox
Jarre AeroBlue BT Receiver
Jarre AeroBull
Jarre AeroDream One
Jarre AeroPad One
Jarre AeroPad Two
Jarre AeroSkull Dock
Jarre AeroSkull HD
Jarre AeroSkull XS
Jarre AeroTwist
JayBird iSport
JayBird SB2 Sportsband
JayBird uSport
JBL/Nokia PlayUp
JBL/Nokia Power Up
JBL/Nokia Synchros S400BT
JK Audio BlueDriver F3S
JK Audio BlueDriver F5S
JK Audio BlueDriver M3S
JK Audio BlueDriver M5S
JK Audio BlueDriver S-Series Audio Interface
JK Audio RemoteMix 3.5 (also receiver)
Kenwood DDX5901HD
Kenwood DDX8901HD
Kenwood DNN991HD
Kenwood DNX691HD
Kenwood DNX891HD
Kicker AMPHITHEATER BT
Kicker Amphitheater K3
Kinivo BTC450 Car Kit BT
Kinivo BTX180
Kinivo BTX270
KitSound 
Klipsch GIG Portable Speakers
Klipsch Image One BT
Klipsch KMC1
Klipsch KMC3
Klipsch Stadium Home Music System
KOKKIA i10 s + aptX
KOKKIA iAdapter aptX Transceiver
KOKKIA MarathonS Sport Fitness Buds
La Boite Concept HD Wireless Receiver
Legrand/On-Q AU8001-V1 BT Receiver
LG BD8530
LG BTS1 BT Stereo Headset
LG ND8530 Speakers
LG G2
LG Tone+ HBS-730
Lintech blueLino 4G
Loewe 2go BT Portable Speaker
LogiLink USB 2.0 BT 4.0 Adapter
Logitec Japan LBT-AVAR300 BT Audio Receiver
Logitec Japan LBT-AVOH03ABK BT Stereo Headphones
Logitec Japan LBT-AVSP1000 BT Speaker
Logitec Japan LBT-AVSP3000
Logitec Japan LBT-AVSP7000 BT Portable Speaker
Logitec Japan LBT-MPOH02APN BT Stereo Headphones
Logitec Japan LBT-MPSP100 Portable BT Speaker
Logitec Japan LBT-MPSPP50 Portable Speaker
Logitec Japan LBT-TVOH02A BT Headphone and Dongle
Logitech UE 9000 Headphones
Lowdi BT Portable Speaker
Mad Catz none
Manhattan Flyte Wireless Headset
Manhattan Fusion Wireless Headphones
Marmitek BoomBoom90
Marshall Stanmore BT Speaker
Martin Logan Crescendo
Mass Fidelity Relay BT Receiver
Maxell MXSP-BT03 BT Portable Speaker
MEElectronics Air-Fi Metro AF71 BT
Microchip RN52
Microlab H50BT
Monoprice BT Music Receiver (1097-9472)
Monoprice Home Threatre BT Receiver
Monoprice Premium Virtual Surroundsound Headphones
Monster Clarity HD Micro BT Speakers
Monster ClarityHD Katana
Monster DNA Pro Wireless
Monster Hublot Inspiration BT Stereo Headphones
Monster iSport Freedom BT Headphones
Monster M7 Tablet
Monster Stremcast BT Adapter
Monster Superstar Portable Speakers
Motorola Buds SF500
Motorola DROID RAZR HD
Motorola DROID RAZR M
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD
Motorola Moto G
Motorola RAZR
Motorola RAZR MAXX
Motorola S-11 Flex HD
Motorola SF600
Movon Swing BT Headset
MPOW BT Portable Speaker
MPOW BT Wall Audio Receiver
MPOW Headphones
Muse Mini LynkUp BT Receiver
Muse Mini UberBuds
Muse Mini Uberfly Headphones
Musical Fidelity M1SDAC
Musical Fidelity M6DAC
NAD Electronics D 3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier
NAD Electronics D 7050 Network Receiver Amplifier
NAD Electronics VISO 1
NAD Electronics Viso 1 AP Music System
Nixon Blaster BT Portable Speaker
Nokia Essence BH-610 BT Headset
Nokia Play 360
Nokia Purity Pro Headset by Monster
Nokia Wireless Music Receiver MD-310
Nude Audio Studio 5
NuForce BT-860
NuForce BTR-100 BT Receiver
NuForce S3-BT BT Speaker
NuVo Technologies P200 Wireless Music System
Nyrius Songo BT Receiver
Nyrius Songo HiFi
Nyrius Songo Tap
Onkyo Colibrino CS-245BT
Onkyo CS-355
Onkyo RBX-500 iLunar
Onkyo UBT-1 BT USB Adapter
Oppo HA-1 Receiver
Orico BTA Series USB (CSR8510 Chips)
Outdoor Technology Turtle Shell 2.0 Speaker
Outlaw Audio BTR-100 Receiver
Panasonic BTD10 Headphones
Panasonic Eluga P-03 Smartphone
Panasonic SC-NA10 BT Speaker System
Panasonic SC-NA30 BT Speaker System
Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speakers
Paradigm Soundscape Soundbar
Paradigm Soundtrack 2 System
Patuoxun Wireless BT Headphones
Pendulumic M1 Motion Wireless Headphones
Pendulumic S1 Stance Wireless Headphones
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Phiaton PS 210 BTNC
Philips AEA2500
Philips DTM3155 Micro Music System
Philips Fidelio E5 Speaker System
Philips Fidelio M1BT BT Stereo Headphones
Philips Fidelio P9BLK/10 Wireless Portable Speaker
Philips Fidelio PS1 Soundsphere
Phorus PS1 Speaker
Podspeakers by Scandyna SmallPod BT Speaker
Poet Audio Pandoretta
Polk Camden Square
Polk Hampden
Polk N1 Gaming Sound Bar
Polk SurroundBar 5000 IHT
Polk Woodbourne BT Speaker
Pro.2 BMR3X
PyleHome PHBT6Y Headphones
Q Acoustics BT3 Speakers
Q Acoustics Media 4 Soundbar
QED uPlay Plus
QED uPlay Puck (Live uPlay BT Receiver)
Ratoc Audio Lab RexLink BT1 BT Receiver
Razer 
Revo AXiS X3
Revo SuperConnect DAB Radio
Revo SuperSignal Speakers
RIVA Turbo S
RIVA Turbo X
Roadking RK400 Headset
Roberts Radio BluTune DAB
Rocketfish RF-BTR212 BT Music Receiver
Rocketfish RF-WSP313 Indoor/Outdoor Speaker
Roker Ultra Mini CSR BT 4.0 Adapter
Roksan Kandy K2 Receiver/Amp
Roksan Oxygene Receiver Amp
Roth NEO 6.2 SoundCore
Roth Oli Powa-5
Roth Sub Zero II SoundBar
Ruark MR1 BT Speaker
Ruark R7 HiFi System
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Notebook
Samsung BHS3000
Samsung DA-E550
Samsung DA-E560
Samsung DA-E570
Samsung DA-E651
Samsung DA-E670
Samsung DA-E750
Samsung DAE-751
Samsung DA-F60
Samsung Galaxy Mega
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Note II (2)
Samsung Galaxy S III (S3)
Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Mini
Samsung Galaxy S IV (S4)
Samsung Galaxy S IV (S4) Advance
Samsung Galaxy S IV (S4) Active
Samsung Galaxy S IV (S4) Mini
Samsung Galaxy S V (S5)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7-inch)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-inch)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
Samsung HS3000
Samsung Level Over Headphones
Satechi BT Music Receiver with NFC
Sennheiser BTD 300
Sennheiser BTD 300i
Sennheiser BTD 500 USB
Sennheiser MM 400-X
Sennheiser MM 450-X Travel
Sennheiser MM 500-X
Sennheiser MM 550-X Travel
Sennheiser PX 210 BT
Sennheiser PX 360 BT
Sennheiser PXC 310 BT
Sennheiser PXC 360 BT
Sharp 102SH
Sharp 102SHII
Sharp 106SH
Sharp 107SH
Sharp 203SH
Sharp AQUOS PAD SH-08E
Sharp AQUOS PAD SHT21
Sharp IS15SH
Sharp IS17SH
Sharp ISW16SH
Sharp Pantone 200SH
Sharp SH01D
Sharp SH-05E
Sharp SH07D
Sharp SH09D
Sharp SHL21
Sharp SHL22
Sherbourn SR-8100 7.1 Channel Receiver
Sinbad ADP-916 BT 4.0 NFC Wireless Music Receiver
SMS Audio by 50 Cent SYNC by 50 Cent BT Speaker
SMS Audio by 50 Cent SYNC by 50 Cent Headphones
Sneer iSport Headphones
Sol Republic Tracks Air Wireless
Sony BM10 Music Receiver
Sony BT80BW Speaker
Sony GTK-N1BT Mini HiFi System
Sony HT-ST3 Wireless Soundbar
Sony HT-ST7 Wireless Soundbar
Sony MDR-10RBT BT Headphones
Sony SBH80 Headphones
Sony SRS-BTS50 Speakers
Sony SRS-BTX300
Sony SRS-BTX500
Sony SRS-X5
Sony SRS-X7
Sony SRS-X9
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Sony Xperia Z2
Soul by Ludacris P910 Party in a Box
Soundcast BlueCast
Soundcast Melody Portable BT Speaker
Soundcast Outcast
Soundcast Outcast Jr
Soundmatters foxLv2 Apt-X
Soundmatters foxLv2 Platinum
Spracht BluNote + Chat Wireless Speaker (WS-4012)
Spracht Spaced 360 BT Speaker
Stage One Tec Igbloo BT Receiver
StarTech BT2A BT Receiver
SuperTooth Disco 2
SuperTooth Disco 3
SuperTooth Freedom BT Stereo Headphones
Syba CL0AUD23040 Wired/Wireless Headphones
Tangent Classic BT Speaker
Tascam CD-200BT CD Player
Telme2 BH-X Bluetooth Hi-Fi headset
Telme2 TosBlue X
Telme2 TosBlue X2
Tenqa Fit Headphones
Teufel Concept E
Thodio A-Box Light Edition
Thodio iBox BT Portable Speaker
Various USB CSR8510 A10 Dongles
Velodyne vBold Headphones
Velodyne vFree Headphones
Vers Audio 2Q Speakers
Vertu Constellation
Vertu Signature
Vertu Signature Touch
VicTsing BT 4 Audio Receiver NFC Car Kit
Vizio S5430W-C2
Voxmio Artiste
Voxmio Fidelity
Voxmio Freebird Pro
VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones
WaveJamr BT Receiver (for 30-pin docks)
Western Leaf Vomo SM
Western Leaf Vomo ST
Western Leaf Vomo XL Headphones
Wharfedale Cobalt BT Speaker
WooWi BTTC005
WooWi Hero BT 4.0 Stereo Headphones
Yamaha NX-P100 Portable Speaker
Yamaha SRT-1000 Surround Sound
Yamaha Relit LSX-170
Yamaha Relit LSX-70
Yamaha Relit LSX-700
Yamaha Restio ISX-803D
Yamaha YAS-203
Yamaha YBA-11 BT Receiver
Yamaha YSP-2500



Hi, You are going to need at least one transmitter and one receiver. You could get two Avantree Saturn Pro transceivers. You can set one so it’s a transmitter--which will connect to your audio source. Then set the other as a receiver--which will connect to your speaker system. http://www.jbafiles.com/link/avantreesaturnpro The Avantree Saturn Pro relies on batteries. You can connect power sources to them… but they still have power conservation methods (ie, they turn off). For a better at-home experience you need devices that connect directly to the wall outlet. The following two devices should get the job done. Yamaha YBA-11 audio receiver. This connect to your speaker system. http://www.jbafiles.com/link/yamahayba-11 Telme 2 TosBlue X2 transmitter. This connects to your audio source via SPDIF. http://www.jbafiles.com/link/telme2tosbluex2 I hope that helps.

99 comments:

  1. I noticed Creative added FastStream codec to their BT-W1 USB transceiver and WP-450 headphones. How does this codec compare to apt-X?

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    1. I cannot give you accurate information regarding that. I heard of FastStream years ago, and Apt-X is more recent. Both Apt-X and FastStream are CSR technologies. Since my answer is quite poor, I would recommend using Dr. Google

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    2. Thanks Jesse. Dr. Google says FastStream codec provides bidirectional audio + voice for Internet chats or in-game conversations. So it seems apt-X is better "CD" quality for listening to music unless bi-directional support is needed such as for Skype calls.

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    3. If you look at the comments under this Creative BT dongle they implemented both codecs: http://asia.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=437&subcategory=972&product=20867&nav=1

      To enable faststream codec, they tell you to force enable the mic I think. Seems like faststream is for low latency (movie watching/gaming/voip) and AptX codec is optimized for deep detail music listening. The BT-D1 dongle they have does NOT support faststream which is interesting.

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    4. But the BT-W1 does support faststream. I think kleernet is the best solution for uncompressed audio but most likely needs an extra chip which most phones and tablets won't have. If APTX takes off, it's because it just needs to use the special codec software with bluetooth 2.1 and that good enough

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    5. faststream is a low latency (low quality) codec used in gaming product. It is a quite old technology from CSR.

      APT-X is high quality codec.
      APT-X LL (I think relatively new, not sure if any product have it on the market, the license is more expensive than APT-X) is the low latency version of the high quality codec from CSR

      http://www.csr.com/products/application/headsets

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  2. This page is a Great Idea: I really believe in the development of apt-x which appart from music will also finally bring a much-needed clarity over mobile calls made over BT headsets. I've been looking for this list for months so thank you Jessie !

    Also, I'm sure you will soon update this ressource with recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note II and the JBL PlayUp and JBL PowerUp speakers announced by Nokia today. I haven't been able to get confirmation whether the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 that were presented along with those JBL speakers today have apt-x. At least I haven't seen that on the specs..

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    1. Yes there are many new devices and I'll try to update the list soon.

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  3. I own the MM 450-X Travel, and really want to take advantage of its capabilities.
    My Mac Pro early 2009 has apt-x, so I can hear the difference.
    I fear that iphone 5 won't support apt-x.
    My most desired product is a toslink to bt with apt-x. Unfortunately, no-one seems to make such a transmitter. I post that, so perhaps some product marketing genius might get a clue.

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    1. Sennheiser BT300i works fine with the Apple 30-pins to Lightning adapter ... thankfully :-)

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    2. looks like these same guys from Advance Acoustic listened to your wishes Eric (apt-x to toslink coax&optical):
      http://www.advance-acoustic.com/en/produits/index/detail/id/108/sec/6

      or were you looking to do contrary (i.e. receive toslink transmit apt-x?)

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  4. It is in the list up but link is dead.
    New link:
    http://www.qed.co.uk/wireless-bluetooth/qed-live/qed-uplay-puck-wireless-bluetooth-receiver.htm

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  5. An apt-x bt receiver not in your list:
    http://www.amazon.fr/Advance-Acoustic-Bluetooth-Tablette-Smartphone/dp/tech-data/B007BZ0LOC/ref=de_a_smtd

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  6. APT-X Transceiver - works as either a transmitter or a receiver

    Avantree® Saturn Bluetooth Audio Converter Adapter Transceiver - A2DP AVRCP apt-x CSr - 2-in1 Receiver + Transmitter
    http://www.amazon.com/Avantree%C2%AE-Bluetooth-Converter-Adapter-Transceiver/dp/B0085HOM4K
    $42
    http://www.avantree.com/Product-Bluetooth-wireless-music-Receiver--Transmitter-saturn-aptx-decoding-technology-added_632.html

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    1. That is quite unique! Usually these devices can only do one function, but that one can do both. Excellent find!

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    2. Wish it could do both at the same time. But, you have to select one or the other. I'm on the lookout for an APT-X dongle that is full duplex so I can use it with a wired headset that has a boom microphone. If anyone knows of one, please message me!

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    3. Took me awhile, but I finally found an APT-X full duplex device. It's the HTC BH S600.

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B009E7R7GU/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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  7. Is your list of cell phones supporting Aptx up to date?

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    1. At the bottom of the page I posted up to when the list has been updated. I'll try to do a revision before the year ends.

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    2. Sweet! thanks! This is the only place I have been able to find a list of cell phones with aptX.

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  8. Portable speakers: Logitech UE Boombox

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    1. I have not seen any legitimate evidence supporting the Logitech UE Boombox as having Apt-X.
      http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/33979/section/troubleshoot/crid/1419/lt_product_id/10153/tabs/1,3,2,4,5/cl/us,en

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  9. Actually Mac OS X on recent Macs does support aptX. It's just not enabled by default.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3891328?start=0&tstart=0

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    1. Charles, I have read that forum discussion a few times. If a user has useful information then that is great. If enough users confirm the validity of such claims then it is more likely that the claim is true. However, this does NOT qualify as an official statement by Apple or CSR regarding Apt-X support in Mac OS X. Because of the mixed answers found within search engines I chose to keep the Apple portion on the post.

      I have sent a message to CSR regarding this topic and I will update the post when I receive a reply. Hopefully they answer soon.

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    2. Updated the post with the reply. Mac OS X does support Apt-X and iOS does not.

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  10. Any idea if the Galaxy Tab 2 7 supports aptx? Thanks...

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    1. I'm not aware of support for Apt-X for that Galaxy Tab.

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    2. Thanks - struggling to locate to a 7.0 plus tablet. Might have to go for the 10.1 Note....

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    3. You might want to wait a few more days, there will be new Apt-X devices announced at CES in January 8-11. http://www.csr.com/blog/

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  11. Hi,

    Advance Acoustic EZY-80 all in one system is also apt-X compatible.

    http://www.advance-acoustic.com/en/produits/index/detail/id/98/sec/1

    Best regards

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  12. Hi,

    there is a very cheap and fully functional aptx-licensed usb-bt-dongle, works great:

    http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00AP7R0O2/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00

    greetz

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    1. Good catch. Most of what I have browsed are US websites, so I might have to begin browsing other countries to find more. Thanks for finding this.

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    2. Thanks indeed, I just ordered it and will look into testing it (hope they have an english manual..)

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    3. Wow.. that is a great find. I surf amazon germany frequently and did not come across this. Too bad I have just bought Creative BT-D5 today.
      I pair the BT-D5 with my Creative WP-350. One thing that confuses me is that music from iPhone4 sounds better than iPad2, both with BT-D5. Anyone knows why is this? Or is there something I have missed?

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    4. Hi guys,

      bought this Adapter, works fine and apt-x enabled (good sound quality) but i will return it because the latency is way to high for video playback (~600ms).

      I didn't find a possibility to enable faststream or something like that. :( - can anybody confirm that or have suggestion to improve the latency?

      Before, i had the BTD-500, that worked really nice but is too big on a laptop and expensive.
      My next try will be the BT-W1 (i think its better than BT-D1 because of bi-directional functionality - and both are 39,99 EUR in GER)

      PS: i use them from Vista-Laptop to a ZiiSound D5 Speaker for Music and Video Playback.

      greetings from Germany

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    5. Guys, for the price I do recommand this dongle.

      I tested on both Windows XP and Windows 8 to Nokia Essence earphones, this dongle works beautifully (and cheap too). It came with CSR Harmony software drivers.

      I like the apt-x notification which pops up when your apt-x device connects, which is a good way to make sure you're not just using standard SBC codec (that said, you do notice the difference in sound, also making a good confort difference on Skype or VoIP).

      I just ordered a second one for another PC: Advance WTX-5 BT for 10€ http://www.audiophonics.fr/dongle-usb-emetteur-audio-bluetooth-aptx-p-7201.html (at least it looks like the same thing, based on CSR 8510 chipset).

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    6. Hi Guys, can anybody confirm that this dongle will actually work with a macbook pro (recent mac os x)? Regarding latency I am a bit concerned: Most times when audio latency gets too high video streams from the web will start to stutter as frames and sound get out of sync...

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    7. Hi guys,

      as described in my answer above, can anybody confirm or decline the latency Problem with this cheap APT-X Dongle?
      Latency ist 600ms min, sometimes up to ~1200ms, but after time it goes back to ~600ms.

      In other words: Do you have same latency, less, more?

      Maybe this Problem is based on the drivers?
      I think mine is "CSR Harmony Bluetooth-Software-Stack Version 2.1.63.0"

      Please tell me your experience with the latency, thx!

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  13. The Telme Tosblue II transmitter is aptX enabled.

    http://www.telme2.com/webshop/index.php?id_product=8&controller=product

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    1. Forgot to say that the Tosblue transmitter supports 3.5mm input as well as optical digital (toslink, only PCM supported, not Dolby Digital).

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  14. Hi,
    does anybody know if it's possible to pair a Advance Acoustic WTX500 with a transceiver like Avantree Saturn, JayBird uSport or Sennheiser BTD 300 ??
    WTX500 appear like a bluetooth device without pin code

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    1. Hi, just buy the usb dongle 2 pos. before - it works perfect with WTX 500 !

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  15. The newly announced Klipsch KMC-3 portable speaker supports aptX, as well as the new Jaybird BlueBuds X headphones.

    http://www.klipsch.com/kmc-3-wireless-music-system

    http://www.jaybirdgear.com/bluebuds-x-bluetooth-headphones/

    Great site! Thanks for providing a good source

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    1. The BlueBuds X do NOT have Apt-X. The claim by JayBird is that they have "Shift Premium Bluetooth Audio: Premium sound & warm bass, outperforms most wired headphones without needing apt-X." This is what the box that 's sitting in front of me says. Be careful, not every product page that mentions "apt-X" actually has Apt-X. In this case Jaybird acknowledges Apt-X, but does not provide it.

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  16. Yours is the single most useful web site on this topic. Thanks! Hoping to add an Apt-X transmitter to an iPhone 4S, should one go with an "iOS device" or an "3.5 mm transmitter" option (e.g. JayBird iSport vs. uSport)?

    I remain utterly confused about whether the cheap internal DAC can be bypassed either way, but am not sure that bypassing even matters. Which is the "better" signal?

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    1. I'm not sure, but I would go for the adapter as it will attach easily. The 3.5mm is fine, but you may end up using rubber bands or something to keep the adapter together (at least if you are moving the iPhone). I'm not sure which would provide better signal.

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  17. it was about time HTC came out with an apt-x earbud style headset to go with their Android 'One'serie: BH S600
    http://www.htcaccessorystore.com/uk/p_htc_item.aspx?i=237009&phone=209267

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    1. Updated post with your addition. Thanks!

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  18. Hi I have long studied the issue and found a few more devices that are not in your list.
    1. The products of Marmitek (http://www.marmitek.com/en/product-details/audio-video-at-home/listen-anywhere/bluetooth-music-solutions/boomboom-90.php)
    2. The products of lintech (http://www.lintech.de/bluelino/)
    Here are the two devices, but they need to check?
    3. http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/101266810/Bluetooth_Audio_Receiver_apt_x_decoder.html
    4. http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/747590560/Bluetooth_V4_0_Mini_Bluetooth_music.html

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    1. Updated post with your additions. Thanks!

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  19. bluetooth aptx-X transmiter
    http://www.wayengineer.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1664
    http://www.avantalk.com/products02.php?id=62
    http://pro2.com.au/

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  20. http://www.amazon.de/gp/offer-listing/B0096Y2HFW/sr=8-1/qid=1363540981/ref=olp_page_2?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&condition=new&me=&qid=1363540981&shipPromoFilter=0&sort=sip&sr=8-1&startIndex=15

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  21. Hello,

    I am currently trying MM 450 X with Samsung Galaxy S3 (latest 4.1.2 ROM) and am experiencing quite a lot of lags and scratches, connection seems to be very sensitive to distance / layers, like in a jacket / ...
    Did any of you experience that? Or do I just have a faulty headphone or phone?

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  22. Hey Jesse, it looks like CSR FINALLY started disclosing their (exhaustive?) list of apt-x compatible devices:
    http://www.csr.com/technology-solutions/av/audio-products-powered-by-csr-aptx

    not sure since when they did that, but it was about time !

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    1. Sometimes I find that their page is outdated or missing products. Their blog seems to have the latest info. But, if CSR is posting a full list of devices then there may not be need for me to update this blog post anymore. Unless people still want me to update it.

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  23. Hi! I have bought China's BT 4.0 dongle with CSR8510 A10 chipset for $4. Marc Dumazet upper at this topic wrote that chipset supports aptx. But i can't enable it. With standard Microsoft's driver it sounds bad. Then I have installed CSR Harmony Software which says that I have no licence to use this.
    How can I enable aptx?

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    1. And yes, I have aptx headset Samsung HS3000 which sounds very good with Samsung Galaxy S3 with aptx.

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    2. In Windows 7 some Bluetooth devices have two renders. One gives crappy audio quality (this is the mode to use if using it to answer phone calls), the other is the one that delivers high audio quality (but this cannot answer phone calls).

      Check the following link, and scroll down to "To enable the audio device: Press the Win key and type "Manage Audio Devices" and open it."
      http://www.jessebandersen.com/2013/03/csr-harmony-software-details.html

      I'm unsure what that BT 4 dongle uses for software, but the Apt-X process can occur on the device and you may not see something that states that Apt-X is active. If I recall, this is a behavior that I saw on the Creative BT-D1.
      http://www.jessebandersen.com/2012/04/creative-bluetooth-audio-bt-d1-apt-x.html

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  24. Hi Jesse. Good site with a wealth of info. I have a Jaybird uSport adapter with the accompanying Jaybird headphones. The adapter is a bit flimsy and I think the inevitable has happened where a wire may have a come loose, as the sound quality is a bit intermitent. Question is, is their an equivalent product of the Jaybird iSport that fits into a 3.5mm headphone port for non-Apple products? Thanks.

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    1. I'm using an Avantree Saturn, and there are many other 3.5mm ones. If you are looking for something very small then you won't find it, yet. These transmitters have a decent size to them, so they are not as convenient as something like the Jaybird iSport.

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    2. Thanks Jesse.
      So you're not aware of anything similar to the iSport phone that plugs directly into a 3.55m jack?

      Many thanks.
      Imran

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  25. Hi,

    i have a question. Does the Tablet Samsung Tab 3 8.0 WiFi support the apt-x codec? This is very important for me
    On the website from Samsung and in the manual of this tablet I can´t find
    anything about this.

    Thanks in advance for your reply
    Regards from germany

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  26. Hi. Not sure if I found the answer here, but can you confirm if the iphone 5 and or the iPad 2 incorporate APT-X technology. I transmit from those devises to the Avantree Saturn connected to my home stereo and it sounds fine but I don't know if its because of the APT-X or am I missing out on better sound because APT-X is not operating with those devises. Thanks. Great source for info !!

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    1. CSR has stated that Mac OS X devices are the only Apple products that support Apt-X. iOS devices, such as the iPhone 5 and the iPad 2, do not support Apt-X. These latter devices need to use a 3.5mm transmitter in order to achieve the highest audio quality through BT.

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  27. One more : ARCTIC S113 BT
    http://s113bt.arctic.ac

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  28. Hello Jesse. I have found link to my BT 4.0 USB dongle review at your list of Apt-X devices (http://mysku.ru/blog/buyincoins/17573.html) It is good, but it is not as simple as it seems with this device. Yes, I understand that you dont know Russian language and not properly understood what is written there. I'll explain you in a few words what I wrote there:
    1. This device dont have CD disc with CSR Harmony stack included.
    2. If you install CSR Harmony 2.1.63 and plug device in you will receive message "You don't have a valid license to start CSR Harmony." And, as a consequence, it will not working with aptX. But support for this CSR8510 A10 chip declared at CSR Harmony pdf "release notes".
    3. But guy below at comments says that he bought same adapter on ebay with CD included and it installs and works correctly.
    4. Some other people bought she same adapters on dx.com with CD indluded and it doesn't work correctly with CSR Harmony stack and shows same error with license but for some other people it works.
    You can read about it here http://club.dx.com/forums/forums.dx/forum.143276 and here http://club.dx.com/forums/forums.dx/forum.162123 .
    5. All of them (working and not working) have the same VID/PID: "USB\VID_0A12&PID_0001&REV_8891"

    It's a lottery to get a China's noname adapter on CSR8510 A10 chipset which working with CSR Harmony stack with aptX support.
    Sorry for my English.

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    1. Thank you for this in depth explanation. I'll modify the spreadsheet and link to this comment.

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  29. Receiver w/ NFC and APTX Codec Support
    http://www.monoprice.com/Product/?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082711&p_id=10248&seq=1&format=2#description

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    1. I've seen that box sold under various brands, but the monoprice one seems to be the best price.

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  30. There is a new brand named VOXOA, which headphones come with bluetooth 4.0, aptx, aac and nfc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2hYIDFU7FI

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  31. The Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra support apt-x

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  32. Not so sure of the LG G2:

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=4216

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    1. LG G2 aptX compatibility confirmed. Enabling it requires adb or root as well as some commands entered via text console, but it only needs to be enabled once.

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=45768445#post45768445

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  33. There's a new Receiver with NFC and APTX & AAC Codec Support.
    Philips AEA2500/12; http://www.philips.co.uk/c/app-enhanced-accessories/304542/cat/#/adapter
    I have also a question : why do we need another codec (apt-x) instead of using just an AAC stream?
    thx

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    1. CSR are one of the biggest companies in bluetooth, with Samsung having cross-licensed their patents, and CSR own APT-X. My guess is that its cheaper to license AptX than other rivals.
      AptX is actually not particularly new, see wikipedia.

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  34. I got the Philips AEA2500 and the Logilink BT0015 (incl. CSR Harmony 2.1.61.0) for under $9 and aptx works. I'm using Windows 8.1 64 bit.

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  35. Thanks for the great collection. I tried Bluedio R+ but Apt-X wasn't work... and several forum posts (I found at least 2) state the same. I tried several bluetooth transmitters both software-enabled (CSR-chip dongle with Harmony-BT-Stack) and hardware-enabled (BTD 500 from Sennheiser), only with quitely-chirping SBC support. Other Headphones (Creative WP 380) supported perfect Apt-X quality.

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    1. That's correct - Bluedio advertises that its products come with aptX codec, however, none of them actually support it.

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  36. I am using VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones with my Galaxy III, and it works great with aptX. The sound is clear, and you can not tell the difference with wired even.

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  37. Wow, thanks for putting this together. It's the most comprehensive list I've seen.

    I need a bluetooth receiver (only, though I wouldn't turn down a dual rx/tx unit; just would never use transmit) for my Sonos Play 5. I would prefer a unit that did not need to be permanently plugged into the wall, though it's not a deal breaker. Definitely want Apt-X and prefer NFC. I only need a 3.5mm headphone output. No need for digital out. What would you recommend?

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    1. I have an Avantree Cara, which I use in the car, and am very pleased with it. It's stuck to the dash near the steering wheel, and its 3.5mm jack connects to the Ford radio with an AUX adaptor. It has a battery, so can be used without being powered (microUSB power).

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  38. So is there no way to use a PC dongle to attach to an Android phone to get some APT-X quality out of it? It's available for iOS, why not android?

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    1. Huh?
      many Android phones will stream AptX over bluetooth, no need to attach anything to the phone.

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  39. I found another page listing devices with AptX
    http://www.portablehifi.com/reviews-best-bluetooth-music-receivers/

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  40. Apparently Motorola stopped supporting Apt-X :-(

    I can confirm however that the Sony Z1 Compact supports Apt-X:

    http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z1-compact/specifications/

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  41. I confirmed that I got the Apt-X pop-up on connecting to my Nyrius receiver using this USB dongle:

    ORICO BTA Series Low Energy Bluetooth USB Micro Adapter Dongle for Windows XP Windows 7 Windows 8 32 or 64 Bit (Model T Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter Red)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FYS7SDU/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    They have lots of different colors and shapes, I bought the one above.


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  42. I have just purchased a Sennheiser BTD 500 USB and I'm very disappointed to discover that it's not actually a Bluetooth dongle, but a Bluetooth "transmitter". Basically it acts like a USB sound card that works exclusively on Bluetooth.

    Why is this such a let-down? Well, a standard Bluetooth adapter will automatically switch between your sound card and Bluetooth audio as you connect or disconnect your headphones. So when you want to use your headphones all you have to do is power them on. When you're done, power them off and the audio will automatically switch to your speakers.

    With the BTD 500 you have to switch manually, as you would switch between 2 sound cards.
    Moreover, you are unable to use it for other Bluetooth services such as file transfer between your PC and mobile phone.

    Before I can decide if I should return it, I would like to ask if other aptX "dongles" work in the same way. Are they regular dongles or do they act like sound cards?
    I'm particularly interested in the ones from Creative and AZio, or any other good quality adapter with aptX support.

    Cheers!

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  43. hi! maybe you can help me?
    I have a pair of Mondo MINT raindrop speakers. they are bluetooth but my laptop is not, so I bought the NEXXTECH USB micro adapter 4.0 CSR Harmony.... it picks up my phone's bluetooth, but wont find my speakers. There really isn't much online to help me with compatibility between the two types of products, before I return the USB, Could you tell me if it is actualy just not compatible? or am I missing something?

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  44. I'm confused as to why my LG G2 phone says AptX on the box and is not on this list?

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    1. Apparently the LG G2 D802 does, http://www.lg.com/ph/mobile-phones/lg-D802/technical-specifications . I'll add it to the list in the next update.

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  45. Does anyone here tested and use the Pendulumic S1 Aptx headphones? Are they good?

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  46. Thank you Jesse, you've just saved my life :)

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  47. How about Moto X 2014?

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  48. Hello,
    I am not so sure that the Sony XperiaZ1 et Z ultra really have the bluetooth aptx. I can't see that in the technical description on Sony french site. Are you sure ?
    In fact, I fear that we can trust on CSR site informations...
    Fab

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  49. Hi everybody,

    Is the list updated with all apt-x enabled devices?
    I want to know if my Samsung Galaxy TAB 4 7inch and my Samsung Galaxy TAB PRO 8,4inch are apt-x enabled. Are all Samsung smartphones and tablets after 2012 apt-x enabled or not?

    Thanks

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