Bluetooth adapter for radio?

cristphoto

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I just ordered a Bluetooth adapter to attach to my hi-fi system. Should I get the radio stations from my computer or iPhone for better signal or does it matter? Thanks.
 

iMark

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Both will work and both will stream the same quality of the internet radio station. It's a very convenient way of listening to the radio.
 

cristphoto

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My Audioengine B1 arrived today. Got it connected and running in under 5 minutes. Paired with my iPhone it provides excellent sound.
 

iMark

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Just keep in mind that streaming audio from a smartphone via Bluetooth drains the battery of the phone pretty quickly.
 

cristphoto

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After a few days of listening to the B1 shows that the sound is better when played through my computer vs the iPhone. This apparently is because the computer (Windows 10) has the latest Bluetooth drivers to allow activation of the Aptx mode in the B1. I believe the Aptx is the High Definition mode of Bluetooth or uncompresses the signal better. Nonetheless the sound seems more 3-dimensional when Aptx is on. The iPhone doesn't activate the Aptx mode. I'm not sure if there is a way to update a driver on an iPhone. It's an iPhone 7. In the meantime I'll listen via my computer saving me the effort of leaving the iPhone on the charger.
 

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