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When it comes to maximizing your ability to produce exceptional quality sound at home you need a complete sound setup – and this would ideally include an amplifier.
The only problem, however, is that amplifiers tend to cost a lot of money, and if you turn your search to the cheaper options on the market, then you have no guarantee that the amplifier will deliver the quality and performance that you expect.
Fortunately, there are certain options that you may want to take a look at if you are on a lower budget, but would still like to add an amplifier to your sound setup.
Bluetooth amplifiers are great for amplifying a sound signal without the usual wires. They are also able to improve the overall quality of the signal, ensuring the sound that will ultimately be produced will sound great.
In this guide, we’ll introduce you to some of the best Bluetooth amplifiers that you are going to find available on the market at the moment, and you will also discover some pointers that can help you buy the right Bluetooth amplifier, even when you are low on budget.
My 5 Top Bluetooth Amplifiers
We looked at some of the best options out there in order to come up with the five top ones that you should ideally choose from. The options we include vary in features, as well as in price, to give you a better variety to look at in order to find the Bluetooth amplifier that is best for you. Below, we share the five Bluetooth amplifiers that we found to be the best on the market.
#1. Facmogu F900 Mini Bluetooth Power Amplifier
- 50W+50W DUAL CHANNEL: F900 bluetooth receiver amplifier provides 50W+50W dual channel stereo output with the upgraded chip TPA3116. Impedance: 4~8 Ohm.
- THREE INPUT OPTIONAL: Supporting AUX/ USB/ Bluetooth input. But the amp module can be searched and connected via Bluetooth when unplugging audio input line. Insert audio input line, then it will auto switch to wired input mode, Bluetooth function will be lost.
The first option on our list is perfect if you are on a very low budget, as this particular option provides you with a relatively powerful Bluetooth amplifier at a price tag that is less than $35.
The Facmogu F900 Mini Bluetooth Power Amplifier is a highly rated option that works with a standard DC adapter, which, of course, is included in the package.
The product does not only provide a Bluetooth function as an input but can also be used with USB and AUX inputs. This particular Bluetooth amplifier offers dual channel features for maximum performance, while still taking the portability of the device into account.
#2. Fosi Audio BT20A Bluetooth 4.2
- Small simple compact design but practical and powerful, Hi-Fi Bluetooth wireless amplifier exclusively designed for the customers who pursue HiFi sound;
- CSR Bluetooth 4.2 core, up to 50ft connection range guarantees low signal delay. No pop, no audible noise when Bluetooth connection is established;
Next on our list is the Fosi Audio Bluetooth 4.2 Stereo Audio Amplifier, another powerful option that prioritizes portability, while also ensuring that the product is affordable.
You can pick up this Bluetooth amplifier for less than $80 and, thanks to the Bluetooth 4.2 technology, connecting your sound system to the amplifier will be effortless.
The product comes with a dual sound system, and each features 100W of output power.
The TI TPA3116D2 chip installed in the amplifier also ensures that there will be no noise in the sound produced by your system.
#3. SMSL AD18 HiFi Audio Stereo Amplifier
- This class D amplifier Supports USB coaxial analog Bluetooth and two optical inputs
- With amplifier output port, 3.5mm headphone jack and subwoofer outputs, 80w*2 output power, 1.44-Inch Color screen, The brightness of the display can be adjusted
The SMSL AD18 HiFi Audio Stereo Amplifier is a slightly more expensive option that some other ones we have listed, but the quality of this product is also superior to many of the budget-friendly alternatives that you are going to find on the market.
This product can be used with most Bluetooth systems, thanks to the built-in Bluetooth 4.2 technology, and is also compatible with USB input.
The product features a 24V power supply system and comes included with a remote control for more convenient access.
#4. Pyle 4 Channel Marine Amplifier
- ADJUSTABLE TREBLE BASS EQ: Bass signal output can operate independently and the bass amplitude range is fine-tuning. The subwoofer output is controlled separately. May appropriate to adjust the style effect according to your needs for sound effect
- WIRELESS BLUETOOTH CONNECT: Built in 2.1 version and that ranges up to 50’ + feet and has thermal power protection circuitry and variety spring loaded speaker terminal. Also,installed with HD sound and LED digital screen that your stereo is working
Another excellent option if you cannot spend too much on a Bluetooth Amplifier is the Pyle 4 Channel Marine Amplifier. As stated in the name of this product, the amplifier features four channels, which you can easily switch between.
The amplifier also comes with built-in Bluetooth technology to wirelessly connect to your sound system and includes an LED digital display unit.
The product comes with 400W output power for exceptional quality sound and can connect to devices up to 50 feet without the need for wires.
The high-fidelity stereo design offered by this amplifier also provides better sounding audio than many of the other Bluetooth amplifiers in a similar price range.
#5. Robolife USB Kentiger V10 Bluetooth Hi-Fi Stereo Super Bass Audio Power Amplifier
- NOTE:WITHOUT POWER ADAPTER.The Bluetooth Hi-Fi wireless connection uses top British brand CSR 4.0 Bluetooth module, ensuring high-quality audio transmission
- Built-in circuit for speaker protection and start delay, ensuring that there is no impact sounds upon shutdown / start up and that your valuable speaker would be well protected ( speaker will be included in the circuit 3 seconds after start up )
The last one on our list is perfect for those who are on a very small budget – the Robolife USB Kentiger V10 Bluetooth Hi-Fi Stereo Super Bass Audio Power Amplifier can be picked up for less than $25.
The product comes with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 technology and also allows for other types of connections, including USB.
The amplifier itself is made from a high-quality alloy casting for added durability, and the product provides a total power output of 320W.
Buyer’s Guide For The Best Bluetooth Amplifiers
There are many options on the market when it comes to deciding to buy a new Bluetooth amplifier, making it hard to know which one is right for your setup and which one will provide you with the better experience.
We looked at a lot of the different options that are available in order to find the best ones – and below, we share with you some of the particular points that we decided to take into account while we were filtering through the Bluetooth amplifiers on the market.
When you search for one of these products to buy, be sure to take these factors into account to make your experience easier, and to ensure you buy one that will provide you with a higher-quality product that can adequately amplify and improve your sound.
Start by taking a good look at the specific features that a Bluetooth amplifier has to offer – this is the main factor that you should really take into consideration in order to ensure the product you buy will be able to provide you with the features that you desire in order to amplify sound and enjoy good music.
Consider the Bluetooth technology built into the amplifier – recent Bluetooth technologies add additional features, faster connective, and the connection between your speakers and the amplifier will be much more stable.
The standard at the moment is Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX codec. This standard produces virtually no signal loss without any delay (especially important for Bluetooth transmitters for T.V.)
Additionally, consider additional features listed on the product’s page. For example, some of the Bluetooth amplifiers on the market will offer added EQ features such as treble and bass adjustments. Others will come with LCD screens while others are much more basic.
You should also take into account what speaker systems the amplifier is compatible with. There are some Bluetooth amplifiers that are restricted in terms of compatibility, while others are more flexible.
What Are Your Speaker Power Requirements?
The best practice when sizing amplifiers is to pick an amplifier that can deliver twice as much power compared to speaker’s rating.
So, if your speaker calls for 250 watts with an impedance of 8 ohms you should purchase an amplifier that can produce 500 watts into an
This extra headroom will ensure your sound is 100% clean and distortion free. If you listen to music with plenty of dynamics you may end up with clipping with underpowered speakers.
Bluetooth amplifiers aren’t really designed for larger speakers. They’re limited to smaller bookshelf sized passive speakers. They aren’t to be used with active speakers (speakers with amplifiers built into the speaker casing.)
If you’re looking for larger active speakers you can check out my article here.
What Impedance Do You Need?
Most amplifiers are designed to work with either 4, 8 or 16 ohms of resistance. You should always match the impedance of the amplifier exactly to the speaker.
If the loudspeaker impedance is too high, the power delivered to the loudspeakers will be cut. If the loudspeaker impedance is too low, the power delivered to the speaker will too high – potentially overloading your speakers and damaging the amplifier.
It gets a little more complicated if you are connecting multiple speakers together. I recommend only doing this in parallel to keep things straightforward.
In this case, you simply divide ohm rating of the speaker by the number of speakers. For example, if you have two 16-ohm speakers you would need an 8 ohm amplifier.
It is also important to consider the quality of the Bluetooth amplifier that you wish to buy – these products tend to defer greatly when it comes to quality.
You will need to ensure that the amplifier you end up buying is of high quality, as a poor quality product will not improve the quality of your sound, but may rather cause the sound that is produced to be lagging and sound bad.
It can sometimes be difficult to determine the overall quality of a Bluetooth amplifier without actually hearing the sound for yourself. Luckily, product reviews have become a very convenient way for people to determine the quality of any product.
In terms of a Bluetooth amplifier, take a look at the reviews that previous clients have left on the product’s page.
This will help you understand if previous clients have had any issues while using a particular product – if you see that a large number of clients are complaining about a particular amplifier that you are interested in, then you might be better of skipping out on that one and looking for an option that has more positive reviews.
The fact that you are interested in buying a Bluetooth amplifier might mean that you are on a low budget. Sure, Bluetooth amplifiers tend to be somewhat cheaper than standard amplifiers, but at the same time, there are some of these options that can have high price tags attached to them.
It would be a good idea first to know how much money you can spend on one of these products before you decide to search for an ideal option to buy. This way, you’ll be able to filter through the products that are available in order to find the ones that fit into your budget.
When you do get a list of the Bluetooth amplifiers that you can afford, do not simply choose a random one. Take the other factors we discussed into account, and also ensure that you are not buying a product that is overpriced.
A Bluetooth amplifier can greatly enhance your experience when it comes to playing some music, whether it is simply to enjoy a day at home or while throwing a big party.
The best value Bluetooth amplifier right now is the F900 Mini Bluetooth Power Amplifier. If you’re looking for the best performance then I’d recommend the Fosi Audio BT20A Bluetooth 4.2.
If you think I’ve missed anything please let me know in the comments!