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Enhance Your Bluetooth Headphones for Metal Detecting with This Updated Adapter

The August "MR" range of Bluetooth adaptors have found success as everything from a Bluetooth TV converter to wireless earphone splitters. Now, these adaptors have been upgraded to USB-C charging and Bluetooth 5.3! Learn how these adaptors are better than ever and why metal detecting UK enthusiasts are excited to try them out.

Why is a Bluetooth Adaptor good for Metal Detecting?

Wireless audio is a staple for many metal detecting enthusiasts across the country due to the hassle-free audio, clear sound, and low latency. By using a Bluetooth adaptor you can transform your metal detector into a fancy wireless one, or make your wired earphones wireless to go with your detector.

By creating a Bluetooth connection you can scan freely with no worries over cables getting tangled, not to mention your metal detecting sounds will be played right on your ear so you can pick up subtleties in the tone far more easily. By using headphones, metal detector users can minimise sound lost to the air as well as ensure that fellow hobbyists aren't disturbed! (Or tipped off to your find...!)

What Makes One Adaptor Better Than Another?

The advantages of Bluetooth for metal detector clubs are many; from more accurate searching to more freedom and even disturbing others less. However, not all Bluetooth connections are built the same, and the MR range prove that.

Bluetooth devices use a Bluetooth Version and Codec. These decide what the Bluetooth connection looks like, from the speed and amount of data to enhancements like microphone channels and noise reduction!

In the case of the newly upgraded MR range of adaptors, the version used is Bluetooth 5.3. Bluetooth 5.3 is built inherently for double-speed transmission compared to Bluetooth 4.x versions. On top of that, Bluetooth 5.3 can carry more data at once which enables directional and stereo audio from your detector to be heard wirelessly (Assuming your detector outputs stereo and directional audio!).

In days gone by the "aptX LL" codec was the game-changer for Metal Detecting, but not anymore...

While aptX Low Latency or "aptX LL" did maintain a response time of ~40ms, Bluetooth 5.3 versions actually natively achieve this. Therefore, the aptX LL codec is no longer the enhancement it used to be. So, what's the new hotness for metal detecting Bluetooth?

Using aptX Adaptive with a Metal Detector

aptX Adaptive is the latest aptX codec release and contains all the juicy low latency of Bluetooth 5.3 combined with adaptive connections for stereo, mono and directional audio. aptX Adaptive can achieve HD audio, wirelessly, which is key for picking up the subtleties of your metal detector.

The higher bit rate of aptX Adaptive enables deeper sound and higher audio range. Set up your headphones and metal detector right with one of these adaptors and you'll be able to decipher metal detection pings on a level you never have before.

Using Bluetooth headphones for metal detecting is generally a great idea, but double-checking your aptX Adaptive status and Bluetooth version can make even more difference! The best wireless headphones for metal detecting should always be Bluetooth 5.3, preferably with aptX Adaptive and HD audio as well as directional or stereo output.

Explore Your Options

Just like exploring the farms and beaches of the UK with your metal detector, make sure you explore your headphone and adaptor options! The newly upgraded Bluetooth 5.3 "MR" adaptors are perfect for metal detectors and now charge via USB-C for even more accessibility and battery efficiency.

1 comments to

    Delroy Williamson / Reply

    Thanks for the update on the MR bluetooth 5.3 transmitter. Are the bluetooth EP 650 headphones being upgraded to a faster 5.3 APTX ADAPTIVE also instead of the current bluetooth 4 aptx LL.
    I found that the adaptive transmitter is slightly slower on response speed on my detector using the EP 650 bluetooth 4 aptx LL with my transmitter that’s got adaptive. I have to switch to aptx LL on my transmitter. Many thanks Del Williamson.

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