Astell & Kern XB10 bluetooth receiver with apt-x HD. XB10 is a high quality bluetooth receiver that is small enough so you can easily wear it, clipped onto a shirt, belt or jacket, wired to your high end earphones and paired by bluetooth with a phone, music player or Astell & Kern device. Your headphone or earphones plug into it, via normal 3.5mm or the balanced 2.5mm jack used with some higher end earphones.
XB10 has a built in mic so you can take calls, uses apt-x HD for the ability to transmit up to 24-bit/48kHz music files and has a high quality portable built in dac capable of decoding 24/192 files. If you would like to use your earphones or headphones via bluetooth, the XB10 is one of the best sounding ways you can do this. XB10 is extremely light weight and is a 5cm x 5cm small size.
(apt-x HD is built into the newest AK devices - ak70 & 300 series. There is a list of other devices that transmit via apt-x HD at Qualcomm's website. IOS and Android devices are also compatible and will play with apt-x or sbc bluetooth system, depending on the device)
- Weight: 23g
- battery life: up to 5 hours
- charge time: 2 hours, via micro usb