Bluetooth transmitters are designed to work with older, or non-Bluetooth enabled audio systems to make them compatible with Bluetooth devices. For example, you can use a Bluetooth transmitter to send sound from your TV to a set of wireless headphones, or from your stereo system to Bluetooth speakers. Some car Bluetooth transmitters come with hands-free calling capabilities. Here are some of the best Bluetooth transmitters we rounded up.
Best for Home
It connects your TV, touch screen device, or audio system to wireless headphones. It supports voice control and dual devices.
Best for Cars
This car transmitter has a touch display to safely toggle between hands-free calling and listening to the stereo through Bluetooth.
This transmitter allows hands-free calling in your car and includes a clear microphone that blocks out surrounding noise.
This device transmits 80 feet indoors and 110 feet outside unobstructed. It works with audio devices like speakers and headphones.
Transmitter and Receiver
This Bluetooth transmitter allows two devices to connect at once, including speakers and headphones. It also has a receiver.
This transmitter and receiver works with home TVs and surround sound systems. Its compact design fits in with your electronics.
Before you buy
We recommend the Avantree aptX HD Bluetooth (opens in new tab) transmitter if you're looking to connect devices to a television or audio equipment in your home. It has a decent range, voice control, and lets you connect multiple devices, like headphones, at the same time. The Anker 2-in-1 (opens in new tab) is also designed for home use but is more compact.
For the car, we suggest the Nulaxy Car Kit Transmitter (opens in new tab). It allows for both hands-free calling and playing music from your car's stereo through your Bluetooth enabled devices.
Nicole writes for multiple Future Publishing brands covering topics from antivirus to kitchen appliances to SAS. She has over 15 years of research and writing experience, including eight years of testing and reviewing consumer products. Nicole earned bachelor’s degrees in both English and Political Science with a focus on empirical research. In her spare time, Nicole serves on several school councils and volunteers for a local arts board.
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