Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver Overview
There's more jumping back and forth between wired and wireless systems when you hook up the B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver. A low-cost and compact solution, the B1 streams music from any Bluetooth-enabled device such as your phone, computer or tablet directly to your wired system for outstanding sound every time you listen. The wireless adapter is easy to set up and pair with your devices so you can stream from your preferred media player or application. Wherever your music originates, you'll appreciate hearing it on your best speakers while selecting tracks from an extended range up to 100 feet away. The B1 connects to your audio system’s RCA or optical input and functions as a high-performance wireless music adapter, featuring the aptX-HD codec audio converter and 24-bit upsampling to upgrade any wired AV receiver or powered speaker into a high-res wireless system.
Easily Go Wireless with Your Wired System
Bring the convenience of wireless streaming to your wired audio system. This high-quality Bluetooth music receiver connects to your audio system and can be positioned in the next room with no reduction in sound quality. The B1 easily integrates into your wired sound system with RCA or optical inputs and is compatible with all of your Bluetooth-enabled devices thanks to its compatibility with all of your Bluetooth-enabled devices, including desktops, and all powered speakers and audio systems with an input conduit.
Setup is fast and easy with no software to install or waiting around for batteries to charge. Simply plug into the audio system via RCA or optical, power up the wireless music adapter, and connect to your device with automatic Bluetooth pairing mode. You can instantly stream from your preferred media player, computer, phone and more.
Upgrade Your Bluetooth and Hear the Difference
Time to catch up if you’ve fallen behind on high-fidelity Bluetooth. This Bluetooth 5.0 music receiver uses aptX-HD, an advanced codec that produces higher-fidelity audio playback. You will hear the difference. Another enhancement you'll love is the extended Bluetooth range. The antenna is precision-tuned to allow transmission between your playback device and the wireless adapter from up to 100 feet away.
Don’t worry that an advanced Bluetooth music receiver will outshine older devices. The B1 uses Bluetooth 5.0 but is backwards-compatible with all Bluetooth versions and will function seamlessly with all your devices to deliver the same high-quality sound.
Worthy Sound with Data to Analog Conversion
More than a receiver, the Bluetooth adapter contains a digital audio converter (AKM AK4396 DAC) that achieves brilliance using three-stage power regulation and 24-bit upsampled playback, which improves the signal-to-noise ratio by internally upsampling all bit depths to 24 bits. You can listen to music using this internal DAC by plugging into your audio system’s RCA analog outputs.
You can also connect the optical output into another DAC, which may be part of your existing system, thus using your wireless receiver as a bridge from your device to your audio system’s data to analog converter or preamplifier.
Small Enough to be Portable
The compact B1 is small enough to take with you and improve the tunes at any gathering. The robust aluminum casing is protected from scratches by the microfiber bag included with your purchase.
Bring your playlists anywhere you go and plug into the on-site audio system to hear hot tracks in seconds. Any system with audio inputs will connect with your Bluetooth music receiver for beautiful, analog sound. You control the tracks from your device, anywhere you find yourself within range.
Quality American Design
The B1 wireless adapter is designed by Austin-based Audioengine, a Texas company that prides itself on detail-oriented elegance and operational simplicity.
What You Get in the Box
The B1 wireless receiver comes with an RCA audio cable (3 ft.), power adaptor (with detachable cable), microfiber carry bag and setup guide. Power cables are not necessary because the B1 is USB-powered with a low-noise power supply on a separate circuit board to manage heat and noise.
Your sound experience will be excellent right out of the box. Still, the DAC will improve its performance throughout the first 40 to 50 hours of break-in time to meet your exacting standards.
Audioengine B1 Music Receiver Specifications:
- Bluetooth receiver type: Bluetooth 5.0 audio with aptX-HD codec
- Supported Bluetooth profiles: aptX-HD, A2DP, and AVRCP
- Inputs: Bluetooth
- Outputs: Stereo analog RCA Digital optical (SPDIF)
- Required power: 5V, 200mA
- Operation range: up to 100ft (30m) typical
- Full-scale output: 2.0V RMS
- Output impedance: 57 Ohms
- D/A converter: AKM AK4396
- Power filtering: 3-stage redundant regulation
- SNR: SNR (DC to 20 kHz) >100dB
- THD+N: (1 kHz FS 96 kS/s) <0.02%
- Frequency response: 10Hz - 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)
- Crosstalk: >-86dB
- Input bit depth: 24-bit (upsampled)
- Input data rate: Determined by Bluetooth
- Latency: ~30 milliseconds (ms)
- Product dimensions:
- Shipping weight: 1.0 lbs
- Shipping box dimensions: 11 x 7 x 3"
- Environmental Requirements: Operating temperature: 32° to 105°F (0°C to 40°C) Storage temperature: -4° to 115°F (-20°C to 46°C) Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
- Included accessories: RCA audio cable (3ft/1m) Power adapter with detachable cable Microfiber bag Setup guide
What's in the Box
What’s In The Box:
- (1) B1 Receiver
- (1) RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
- (1) Power adapter with detachable cable
- (1) Microfiber bag
- (1) Setup guide
Customer Reviews for Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver (Black)
2 months ago
This Audioengine B1 is superb. I was so happy when I plugged it in and my home theater (and life) instantly improved by a quantum leap. I tried every cord, speaker and gimmick to make my laptop sound decent when I am streaming movies through my projector on a big screen. Everything was a flop, and the sound was embarrassing when I had guests over. Now with the B1 plugged into the AUX of my receiver, 8 speakers engage ferociously and that big, deep sound excitement is part of my Netflix, Amazon or other streaming experience.
World Wide Stereo was so so profesh and super fast. Even the packaging put a smile on my face when I fished it out of the sea of Amazon boxes I get each week.
3 months ago
7 months ago
10 months ago
I think it was kind of expensive but since it got good reviews vs the cheaper one I got this one. I don't have any other experience with the other ones though so can't compare.
My main complaint is I wish it had an on/off button. It's a pain to have to unplug it from the back to turn it off. I have to do that because if I have the bluetooth on my phone on, this takes over the reception of media. It would be easier to just turn this on/off with a button than constantly have to remember to disconnect/reconnect the bluetooth device on my phone (which I use a lot more often than this device). My other complaint is since every time you turn it on it goes into pairing mode, any one of my neighbors could easily pair it if they happen to be looking when I turn this on/off.
10 months ago
1 year ago
It's worth noting that WW Stereo was great at correcting an order problem with eBay, and I will 100% directly buy from them in the future. Great customer service.