Have a pair of wired headset that you wish to use with your new smartphone or tablet with no 3.5mm socket? Need to connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to your old car stereo that only supports 3.5mm input? These ultra compact, battery powered receivers are so small, you can slip in your pocket or tuck away in the car for wireless connectivity on the move.
Top 5 Best Bluetooth Music Receivers with Rechargeable Battery for Car Stereo & Wired Headsets
These affordable and reliable Bluetooth receivers are super compact with built-in rechargeable batteries that let you enjoy hours of playtime. It can be connected to the car stereo or used with your favourite pair of wired headphones. It can also be used with home stereo or AV receiver that do not support Bluetooth to allow it to stream music from your smartphone or tablet. Check out some of our favourites here.
Mpow BH129 Bluetooth Receiver – IN CAR
Features: Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm output, Built-in Microphone for Speakerphone function, Dual link, 15 hours battery life, Volume Controls and Pause/Play buttons.
The small Mpow in-car Bluetooth receiver brings Bluetooth connectivity to older car stereos that do not support this inherently. It can also be used for home and personal applications, enabling Bluetooth connectivity for speakers, amplifiers or wired headphones to receive music from a Bluetooh source such as your mobile phone.
The onboard CSR Chip ensures CD-like quality music while the onboard battery lets you stream continuously for up to 15 Hours. It also comes with a built-in microphone for hands free call, the ability to connect up to 2 bluetooth sources, quick power-on (1 second) with power button and access to voice assistant on the smartphone.
Features: Bluetooth 5.0, Receiver and Transmitter 2-in-1, Slider switch to select between receiver or transmitter mode. Power button, 10 hours battery life.
Our next Bluetooth audio adapter goes beyond merely receiving audio from a Bluetooth source. It can also be turned into a Bluetooth transmitter to send audio signal from an analogue source (TV, PC, CD, iPod or MP3 player audio output) to say a Bluetooth speaker. Using Bluetooth 5.0 technology, the 2-in-1 adapter offers continuous play time of up to 10 hours per charge and can also be used while charging.
As a transmitter it will support up to two paired Bluetooth headphones so that you and one other person can enjoy the same audio source. The TaoTronics TT-BA07 is the company’s smallest transmitter/receiver making it perfect for in car use for non-Bluetooth car stereo.
Mpow 044 Bluetooth Receiver 5.0 – IN CAR
Features: Bluetooth 5.0, Dual Link to pair up to two devices simultaneously, Play/Pause button that doubles to take, end and reject calls as well as activate voice assistant. Volume control buttons. 10 hours battery life, 8 hours hands-free calls, support voice command piping to Siri and Google Assistant
Back to standard receivers, the next entry is Mpow 044. It is another Bluetooth 5.0 receiver here to turn non-Bluetooth car players (AV receiver, amplifiers, powered speakers and wired headphones) as well as non-Bluetooth car stereo so that they are capable of streaming music.
Features: Bluetooth 5.0, 12 hours battery life, Hands Free Calls, Dual Device Connection, Volume Controls, 30 ft range, Power Button
This space saving, super compact and lightweight Bluetooth receiver from Anker will start your non-Bluetooth players streaming audio from your smartphone and mobile devices in no time. Don’t be deceived by its size, the small package can still pack a battery that will last up to 12 hours of continuous use. It also supports connecting up to two Bluetooth source devices simultaneously and offers hands-free function to allow you to accept incoming calls.
Mpow BH298A Bluetooth Receiver – IN CAR
Features: Bluetooth 5.0, 12 hours battery life, Dual 66ft range, hands-free call, access voice assistant on the phone, on/off slider, volume controls, pause/play and call button.
Another Bluetooth Receiver from MP, this time the Mpow BH298A. The unit comes with a convenient pause play and call button to control music playback, accept, end or reject incoming calls as well as to trigger voice assistant (with a long press). On a single charge, the built-in battery will last for up to 12 hours. Here is another solid Bluetooth audio receiver based on Bluetooth 5.0 technology to stream amazing quality music to your car stereo or headphones.
Control buttons to change the volume, play/pause music, or skip tracks are easily accessible. Apple devices can even activate Siri with the click of a button. The built-in microphone lets you pick up calls and speak naturally. The receiver uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology and can be used to enable wireless connectivity for home stereo, AV receivers, vehicle audio systems, Bluetooth headsets of powered speakers. Like other Bluetooth adapters here, it supports connecting up to 2 Bluetooth devices and can take calls with onboard hands-free calling support. On a full charge, the battery will offer up to 10 hours of playtime and up to 200 hours of standby time.
- Technology: Bluetooth 5.0 receiver with EDR, Connect two Bluetooth devices at once, built-in microphone – SPEAKER PHONE
- Distance: 30 feet, (10 meter) line of sight (open space).
- Audio Output: 3.5mm headphone socket, 3.5mm to 3.5mm adapter and 3.5mm Audio Cable.
- Power Source: 10 hours of talk or play time, USB cable included. Standby time: 200 hours.
A few things that immediately stand out with this TaoTronics unit, the 15 hours long playtime per charge and the use of CVC 6.0 noise cancellation technology that helps reduce noise for clearer hands free call. The CVC 6.0 together with better microphone positioning enables clearer and louder calls. As for wireless connectivity, the receiver uses Bluetooth 4.2 with aptx and aptX Low Latency (aptX-II) technology for High Fidelity transmission. Plus, the unit also supports double link, to connect to two devices simultaneously in order to not miss that important phone call.
Mpow Streambot 2-In-1 Wireless Bluetooth Audio Music Streaming Switchable Transmitter and Receiver – IN CAR
Unlike the other Bluetooth devices listed here, which are mainly receivers, the Mpow 2-in-1 is a transmitter and receiver. For our purpose, you will use the receiver function to receive music our sound output from smartphone or tablet. Should you have a need to transmit wirelessly from a source, say an old cassette tape or Mini Disc player then use the transmitter mode.
- Technology: Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP and AVRCP Transmitter (TX) and Receiver (RX) with selector switch – DUAL FUNCTION
- Distance: up to 30 ft (10 meters) line of sight
- Audio Output: 3.5mm headphone socket. 1 x 3.5mm Audio cable included
- Power Source: Built-in rechargeable battery with 6 hours of use in receiving mode, and 8 hours of use in transmitting mode. Charging time approximately 2 hours. USB charge cable supplied.
With only slight cosmetic differences compared to TaoTronics above, see print on play and pause button, the Mpower Streambot Mini uses the exact same core and electronics as the TaoTronics. It does however have a better recorded battery life of 10 hours.
- Technology: Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver A2DP, built-in microphone lets you pick up calls and for hands free calling. – SPEAKER PHONE
- Distance: up to 30 feet, (10 meter) line of sight
- Audio Output: 3.5mm phone jack, 3.5mm cable and 3.5mm adapter plug included.
- Power Source: Built-in battery with 10 hours battery life. Charge time: 1.5 hours. Standby time: 200 hours. USB cable included – BETTER BATTERY LIFE
Slightly a different profile, square instead of rectangle, with NFC support for tap to pair and tap to reconnect, the Etekcity Bluetooth Audio Receiver does have a certain appeal to it.
- Technology: Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, Class 2 Receiver with NFC
- Distance: 33 feet (10 meters)
- Audio Output: 3.5mm socket, 1 x 3.5mm to 2RCA Cable and 1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable included
- Power Source: Rechargeable Battery (10 hours) with Lithium, 3.7V 200mAh battery, Charging time: 2 hours. USB charging cable and power adapter included. – BETTER BATTERY LIFE
AUKEY BR-C1 Bluetooth Receiver – IN CAR
This may look like a desktop variety but it is actually a very compact unit with on-board battery for continuous play time of up to 13 hours. It offers a simple single button operation and 3.5mm audio stereo output. The A2DP adapter supports hands-free calling with onboard microphone and includes both 3.5mm audio cable and 3.5mm to RCA audio cable as well as Micro-USB cable for charging. It is worth noting that it supports two paired Bluetooth devices simultaneously.