Bluetooth 5 is the latest and greatest in technology. Compared to its counterpart Bluetooth 4.2, its range and capabilities are far reaching in comparison.
5. Listen Alone or With a Friend with Dual Audio
Instead of just streaming to one device now, you have the capability to stream to two devices simultaneously. Grab your pair of headphones, and get ready to listen to music or your favorite shows - whether alone, or with a partner. You could even upgrade your sound system for two different sound systems. Our Universal Bluetooth Audio Transmitter with Bluetooth 5 is perfect for just that.
4. Take a Few More Steps Further with Better Range
With Bluetooth 5, the biggest improvement is the increased maximum range - no more choppiness from afar! Bluetooth 4.0 was up to 10 ft, and Bluetooth 5 has a range of up to 500 ft depending on the device, but don’t count on it for every device. Some devices offer further range than others, depending on the manufacturer and company. Just like a wifi signal, many things can factor in like walls and other obstructions as well. Bluetooth 5 is the thing you notice when you start losing sound after walking off a few more feet, so this makes all the difference.
3. Transfer Your Data at Faster Speed
Enjoy the increased speed because Bluetooth 5 is faster due to its higher bandwidth. When it comes to transferring data, it’s 2x faster at up to 2 mbps - however, requires more power. With the old Bluetooth 4.2 at ony 1 mbps, it’s kind of a big deal.
2. Bluetooth 5 is New and Making Waves
Bluetooth 5 is still relatively new, even though it technically released a few years ago, it is still slowly making its way out to the consumer market. However, we could see this potentially affecting not only home entertainment systems, but even things like SmartHome devices will start adapting 5.0 technology due to its increased bandwidth and strength.
1. Backwards Compatible
Bluetooth 5 can work with devices that support older versions of Bluetooth - but it depends on the older device’s specifications. So if you’re using a smartphone that offers Bluetooth 5 but using speakers that offers 4.2, it will automatically revert to the 4.2 at up to 10 feet distance. So if you’re thinking of an upgrade, just make sure your devices are compatible as well.
Audio quality isn’t necessarily improved, but is more focused on increased range and higher bandwidth. But, because the bandwidth is increased, it does have more reliable over-the-air connectivity.
Keeping all of these things in mind, it’s important to see if Bluetooth 5.0 is a necessity for you and your entertainment systems. With increased range and faster bandwidth, it’s a no brainer if you’re looking for something to reach all the nooks and crannies of your house. We’ll definitely be seeing more of this technology as well in places like Smart devices and other businesses adapting to it as well.