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B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver


Add high fidelity Bluetooth to any system.
B1 is a high-fidelity audio component that easily integrates into your music system and plays music directly from your library or streams from any app. The B1 streams high-quality audio from your Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone, computer, or tablet to any music system or powered speakers.
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Product Description

Easy setup

The B1 is a simple way to get great-sounding wireless music from your device out to any music system. Setup and pairing is really easy and no special software is needed. Here’s how to connect B1 to your music system and pair with your tablet, computer, or smartphone:

  1. Connect the included audio cables from the B1 rear panel to your music system.
  2. Connect the included power adapter to B1 and plug into an AC outlet. B1 will automatically go into pair mode.
  3. On your device, turn on Bluetooth and select “Audioengine B1” to pair and connect.
  4. Play your music. Setup is really this easy!


The audio quality of most Bluetooth products isn’t usually very inspiring and their limited range can be frustrating. The B1 solves these problems by implementing the aptX codec, which is a high-quality audio converter designed specifically for audio. The B1 also has special circuitry and a precision-tuned antenna to extend the wireless range, providing much more versatility than other Bluetooth receivers.

Upgrade your Bluetooth and breathe new life into your audio system. You already have Bluetooth on your tablet, computer, or iDevice, so get more out of it and experience stunning audio with the Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Receiver including aptX, 24-bit upsampling DAC, and extended range.

See and hear the difference

The aluminum case of the B1 reflects traditional Audioengine design and the high-quality components and audio fidelity are typical of Audioengine’s commitment to great sound at affordable prices. The Audioengine B1 continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi and even if you’re not an audio enthusiast we guarantee your music will sound better!

★★★★★ Support

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30-day audition

Listen to B1 for 30 days. Love it, or return it for a full refund.*
*30-day trial is only available for product purchased directly online from the Audioengine store




Easy setup, connects in seconds
Plug-n-play, no software to install
Superior sound and extended range
Streams audio from any media player (iTunes, Amarra, Youtube, etc.)
Connects to any music system with an audio input

Works with

Works with

Any Bluetooth-enabled computer or other device
Powered speakers
Any music system with an audio input

What’s in the Box

What’s in the Box

What’s in the box
(1) B1 Receiver
(1) RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
(1) Power adapter with detachable cable
(1) Microfiber bag
(1) Setup guide

About Bluetooth® and aptX®

About Bluetooth® and aptX®

Our Bluetooth products easily connect to any of your devices that have Bluetooth, but to get the best sound possible we recommend using a device that supports Bluetooth aptX. Find out more about aptX here:

And if you’re looking for a new smartphone, tablet, or computer with aptX or want to look up your device and see if it supports aptX, go here to check out what’s available:

And for iPad or iPhone users that don’t have aptX, don’t despair! MacOS (MacBook, iMac, Mac mini) include Bluetooth aptX, however if you use an iPhone or iPad, Apple generally uses the AAC codec and doesn’t support aptX. AAC sounds really good as well and you’ll also get the extra benefit of our upsampling 24-bit DAC, so you won’t be disappointed by the sound quality if you use an iOS device with any of our Bluetooth products.

General specifications

General specifications

Bluetooth receiver type

Bluetooth 4.0 audio
Supported Bluetooth codecs
aptX, AAC, SBC

Supported Bluetooth profiles


Stereo analog RCA
Digital optical (SPDIF)

Required power
5V, 200mA

Operation range
up to 100ft (30m) typical

Full-scale output
2.0V RMS

Output impedance
57 Ohms

D/A converter
AKM AK4396

Power filtering
3-stage redundant regulation

SNR (DC to 20 kHz)

(1 kHz FS 96 kS/s) <0.02%

Frequency response
10Hz – 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)


Input bit depth
24-bit (upsampled)

Input data rate
Determined by Bluetooth

~30 milliseconds (ms)

Product dimensions
3.5 x 4.0 x 1”

Shipping weight
1.0lbs (0.5kg)

Shipping box dimensions
11 x 7 x 3″

Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature: 32° to 105°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 115°F (-20°C to 46°C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Included accessories
RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
Power adapter with detachable cable
Microfiber bag
Setup guide

Technical Features
Supports all Bluetooth-enabled devices
High-fidelity Bluetooth® with aptX® transmission and extended range
Stream high-resolution 24-bit digital audio from the Audioengine B1 to any music system.
Includes built-in AKM4396 DAC for superior 24-bit upsampled playback
Aluminum case with audiophile-grade connectors
Analog and optical outputs
2.0Vrms maximum output level

Experience stunning audio quality with aptX® coding, built-in 24-bit upsampling DAC, and extended wireless range.

DAC Characteristics
The B1 Bluetooth Receiver utilizes the AKM AK4396A DAC, widely known for its low noise and high fidelity. B1 is essentially an upsampling 24-bit Bluetooth DAC and will pad all bit depths internally to 24-bits, thus achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio. Due to the AK4396A’s high signal-to-noise specs, the fact that digital signal is converted (upsampled) to 24-bits and the added benefit of triple redundancy power source conversion and filtering, the B1 presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth devices.

Extended Range
Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, usually within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that will reach more than one room with no degradation in audio quality.

High quality Bluetooth audio
The B1 features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec that provides much higher-quality sound than previous versions. The B1 is backwards-compatible with all previous Bluetooth implementations so you can wirelessly stream music from any device and still enjoy outstanding sound.

Optical Output
B1 also functions as a wireless audio bridge from your device to your favorite DAC or preamp. Use the internal DAC with RCA analog outputs or connect the optical output into another DAC.

Computer Audiophile – B1 Review

“The Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Receiver is a great performer both sonically and connectivity-wise.”
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“The B1 is a well made and very good sounding Bluetooth solution whether you use its internal DAC or roll your own.”
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“Just wonderful sound, design, ease of use and much better than average Bluetooth range.”
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Secrets of Home Theater – B1 Review

“The sound is smooth, grain-free with a warm and welcoming midrange.”
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Positive Feedback – B1 Review

B1 receives the Positive Feedback 2014 Writers’ Choice Award – “The B1 sounds head-scratchingly wonderful and is damn hard to beat for the money.”
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Coverville – B1 Review

“Whether it’s due to the B1’s added antenna, or just its design, I found the range to be extremely impressive.”
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“I’ve tried other streaming methods before, and this is by far the easiest system I’ve ever used, without sacrificing sound quality.”
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Home Theater Shack – B1 Review

“(The B1) is a worthy addition to the serious audiophile’s system.”

HDTV Magazine – B1 Review

“If you are looking for a cross platform cross device product that allows you to share your music in crystal clear quality, the Audioengine B1 is made for you.”
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MyMac – B1 Review

“…this remarkable BT accessory immediately became an integral component in my home stereo environment.”
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Positive Feedback – B1 Review

“The B1’s sound is lively and detailed…. and the music quality is easily on par with the well-known USB DACs at this price point.”
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Stereophile – B1 Review

“I have not yet heard a Bluetooth receiver that tops the B1. Consider this a rave.” – Sam Tellig, Dec 2014 Issue

Truly Gadgets – B1 Review

“The Audioengine B1 is simple and effective, and offers clean, crisp, and consistent audio with no degradation or issues….”
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Dave Taylor – B1 Review

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AppleJAC – B1 Review

“This is the best Bluetooth receiver I’ve ever used, which produces reliable, consistent, high-quality sound from all of my iDevices.”
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The PC Enthusiast – B1 Review

“It’s one of the best, if not the best, Bluetooth DAC music receiver currently in the market that will not disappoint.”
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Positive Feedback – B1 Review

“At $189, you can turn any audio component or product with optical or RCA inputs into a high quality Bluetooth playback system. Highly recommended.”
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The Real Geeks – B1 Review

“Overall, I would highly recommend purchasing this combination of products…”
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“If you’ve already invested in high-quality speakers or an audio system, adding a B1 is a great way to upgrade your system to stream virtually any type of audio from your digital devices.”
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Dale Thorn – B1 Review on “What’s Best Forum”

“…it’s gratifying to have a little box like the B1 that looks and feels like premium audio gear, but doesn’t cost a small fortune.”
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Gear Diary – B1 Review

“My small A2 speakers have never sounded better and, thanks to the streaming prowess of the B1, I’m now able to cut the cord.”
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Tech 50+ – B1 Review

“It enables us to keep using those great legacy systems we love. Setup is a breeze. And the quality is terrific.”
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Ken Rockwell – B1 Review

“Not only does everything sound exactly like the source, there’s no low-frequency rolloff so all my bass and subsonics are left intact.”
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Laptopmemo – B1 Review

“One of the best accessories I’ve ever reviewed (and one of the most expensive), the Audioengine B1 is a must-have…”
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Part Time Audiophile – B1 Review and CAS Show Coverage

“Audioengine might not be what comes to mind when you think of hifi, but their products’ accessibility, plug-and-play simplicity and price tags make them real winners.”
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Audiophile Audition – B1 Review

“If you desire the ability to wirelessly stream music to your stereo from a non-Apple product then the Audioengine B1 is worth an audition.”
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“It just works and sounds great. There are many cheaper Bluetooth receivers but if audio quality is an important factor then this is the product for you.”
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Examiner – B1 Review

“Being able to play your music through your audio system makes life more enjoyable. Plus, thanks to the B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver, it will sound a whole lot better.”
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