First things first- this is a fantastic combo straight up- I haven’t been able to find a standalone BT music receiver to hook up my stereo that comes with all of the things the BM10 has in a relatively affordable price. There is nothing out there that comes with all these features at this price. It is worth the week I spent finding it. Nokia had made an apt-X adapter but you can’t buy it anymore, and the device never had NFC. Rocketfish made one but it’s not in store, and it apparently had BT connectivity issues from user reviews. Harman Kardon made a Bluetooth music receiver, but it use HARMAN TrueStream connectivity instead of commonly utilized apt-X ,and no NFC combined. Logitech’s BT streamer also doesn’t use APT-X.
Sound quality wise, this is fantastic. I stream from my Note II to my Logitech Z5300 speakers and connected everything with a Creative XMod external soundcard. I can’t tell the difference between wired and wireless on this.The apt-X codec is just as fantastic as it out to be. You only need to worry about your source for quality, not whether the BT is taking away from your experience.
Pairing and Connection
Connectivity is great- no problems walking around my condo unit and cutting out. It was easy to pair up, and the NFC functionality is perfect for this. I come home after work, tap my phone on the BM10 and my phone auto connects to the media. When I leave, I tap it and it turns off media streaming. Nice and easy to use, and it doesn’t leave the bluetooth endlessly on trying to pair. I’m glad that the unit has no issues with streaming. I’ve heard lots of problems with Airplay and interference in condo units because of overlapping Wi-Fi. This doesn’t have any problems like that.
Sony BM10 Bluetooth music receiver is good in sound quality and broadcast range. It has also a convenient pairing and controlling function through NFC chip. It’s just a simple black unit all plastic. Nice design that just melts away into your living room decor with no gaudiness or anything, can’t demand more for this little device. Definitely recommended! Glad Sony made it. Iâd buy this again in a heart beat.