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Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver

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The Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver lets you listen to your entire music library wirelessly. Simply connect to a compatible home audio system. The HWS-BTA2W can act as either a transmitter or a receiver.

Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver
  • Stand
  • Audio Connecting Cable (1m, Stereo Mini - Stereo Mini)
  • AC Power Adaptor
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyHWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver
     
    4.1

    (based on 70 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (53)
    • Reliable connection (36)
    • Fast (24)
    • Fast connection (21)
    • Secure connection (10)

    Cons

    • Unreliable connection (8)

    Best Uses

    • Home network (32)
    • Small networks (5)
    • Around the house (4)
    • Large networks (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (30), Low bandwidth user (14), Business professional (4), Practical (4), Gearhead (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (57), Business (6)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (17), Mac (7), Other (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    What a great little device

    My wife always complains because she is trying to sleep next to me while I want to watch movies and they are usually rather loud. Because of that, I had a few options to...Read complete review

    My wife always complains because she is trying to sleep next to me while I want to watch movies and they are usually rather loud. Because of that, I had a few options to get the sound quite. First, I could run a mini headset cable to my headphones but needed a 15 foot cord to hook into a headphone jack on the tv, unfortunately my tv doesn't have a headphone jack so that didn't help. Second I could find a bluetooth unit that would transmit the signal to me. Since I already had bluetooth headphones my choice became clear.

    I searched different stores and the internet for choices. I wanted a unit that could both transmit and receive and decided on this unit. It is a great device and now my wife doesn't complain about the sound, now she complains that I shack the bed when I am laughing, what am I going to do?

    I will say I am very pleased with the unit in all aspects. I am actually considering using it for my small camera for someone to listen in while I am shooting. I checked everywhere and B & H Photo had the best price, shipping was only a few extra bucks. It arrived in a few days and I had it up and going in about five minutes. I would not hesitate in buying this unit again and I would recommend buying through B&H. I have purchased thousands of dollars of equipment from them over the years and never a problem with items or returns if I change my mind for any reason.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Creative but Not Signal Reception Bad

    I got a monitor without sound, so that is the primary reason I need to transfer sound from 3.5mm jacket to another bluetooth headset.I search the web and just got this one is capable...Read complete review

    I got a monitor without sound, so that is the primary reason I need to transfer sound from 3.5mm jacket to another bluetooth headset.I search the web and just got this one is capable to do this.

    I am kind of unsatisfied by its power connection. The adpater is tiny but you have to bring a power converter every where, which is larger than it. The engineer should design rechargable internal battery, which can enable the device work for 6 hours or more without external power supply.

    Somebody mentioned that the delay between the image and sound is 1s, which is not true in my case. There is slightly dely, but you can hardly noticed that.

    The sound quality is pretty good. When it works as a receiver, I listen to loseless music transfered from computer. I use MX980 and the sound there is no difference from Cowon S9(normal sound effect).

    However the connection is not reliable. When it works as a reciever, if there is a steel chair between my laptop and it, there could be intermittant sound. And I tried bluetooth headphone S309, the signal reception is awesome.

    The last point is the support structuce, which does not make any sense. It is too light, so it cannot work hold the adapter firmly on desk top.

    So I give 3 stars to this product

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    5.0

    Cochlear implant miracle.

    By Jack

    from Illinois

    Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

    As a wearer of both a cochlear implant and a Phonak hearing aide I needed help listening to the tv. A device that would work with both my devices for the tv was over $[$]. I obtained this device and it works well for me.Pros: low cost and ease of use.Cons: line of site only.If the tv is is louder than your listening device it appears that there is a delay. But if the tv is lower or on mute I have found no delay in the picture to the sound I hear.

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    3.0

    OK Not Great

    By Dennis G

    from Washington DC Suburbs

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Unreliable connection

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

      Reception is poor, and range 20 feet if lucky. Sound quality OK if stereo volume kept low.

      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Simply Amazing....Perfect

      By jlopez0213

      from San Antonio, Texas

      Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

      Bought it to pair an IPhone to our home theatre system and was absolutely impressed with how quick it was to set up. Pairing the iPhone was almost instantaneous with a range that is pretty impressive for such a small unit.
      Highly Recommended.

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      4.0

      Great Bluetooth Transmitter

      By Ken

      from Rumford, RI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

          I wanted a way to hook my "American Recorder PMIX-100 3-Source Personal Audio Mixer" (have three computers sound going into it, and one active output) to a pair of blue-tooth headphones. I had gropne tired of rolling over the wire for the previous headphones I used. It was very easy to setup/connect to the headphones - and also to reconnect when I power things on in morning. The only issue I ahve had was I had to be sure to fully seat the wire from the mixer to the transmitter.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          YOU SHOULD READ FINE PRINT

          By Hank

          from Henderson NV

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

              Connected unit to my Sony TV on a trial basis. It worked just fine. I then connected it to my stereo system. I got one very loud pop. My system receiver is a Sony but over fifteen years old. Works very well but is not A2DP (advanced audio distribution profile). So I will put it away and some time in the future hook it up to something.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Other

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Sony Bluetooth

              By Bruce

              from Westchester County, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Fast Connection Speed
              • Reliable connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home network

                Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                I use this to be able to listen to Pandora radio from my iPhone on my home stereo. The only complaint that I have is that I have to re-synch my iPhone everytime that I use it...it quite possibly could be something I'm doing wrong because my iPhone automatically synch's up with my car everytime I enter my car. Otherwise it is great for the purpose intended.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Other

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                2.0

                Works but sometimes spotty

                By George M

                from Victoria TX

                About Me Low bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                      Setting up is easy enough to do by connection with bluetooth speakers is intermittent and transmitter sometimes turns off.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The best

                      By Alex

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Low bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Reliable connection
                      • Secure Connection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network

                        Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                        It is very happy with purchase

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Other

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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great for hearing impaired

                        By Dboceanhammock

                        from Palm coast, fl

                        About Me High bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Reliable connection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home network

                          Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                          I wear hearing aids that have a blue tooth feature. The hearing aid company offers a device that costs 250 dollars to connect to a TV so you can listen to your TV through your hearing aids. This device costs [$] and does the exact same thing. It's great to be able to listen to the TV and catch all the words which I couldn't do before. Set up was very easy and it works fine. Sometimes it takes a while for the device to connect to my hearing aid blue tooth device but this is only a couple of minutes at most.I saved a ton of money and can now listen to tV. Note, you must have blue tooth enabled hearing aids.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Fine product.

                          By Dataideas

                          from Lima, Peru.

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast Connection Speed
                          • Reliable connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network

                            Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                            It works, audio not degraded. Limited coverage.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Less Than Stellar

                            By Sundowner

                            from Fort Myers, FL

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                In the transmit mode the input is easily overloaded with a loud signal. I had to lower the volume to prevent distortion. About a 20 foot transmit range.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Great Product

                                By Jeff

                                from Fort Collins Co

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast
                                • Reliable connection

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home network

                                  Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                  Works perfect and very easy to set up.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  What a great little device

                                  By Buddy

                                  from Charlotte, NC

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable connection

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home network
                                  • Monitoring Audio Signals

                                  Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                  My wife always complains because she is trying to sleep next to me while I want to watch movies and they are usually rather loud. Because of that, I had a few options to get the sound quite. First, I could run a mini headset cable to my headphones but needed a 15 foot cord to hook into a headphone jack on the tv, unfortunately my tv doesn't have a headphone jack so that didn't help. Second I could find a bluetooth unit that would transmit the signal to me. Since I already had bluetooth headphones my choice became clear.

                                  I searched different stores and the internet for choices. I wanted a unit that could both transmit and receive and decided on this unit. It is a great device and now my wife doesn't complain about the sound, now she complains that I shack the bed when I am laughing, what am I going to do?

                                  I will say I am very pleased with the unit in all aspects. I am actually considering using it for my small camera for someone to listen in while I am shooting. I checked everywhere and B & H Photo had the best price, shipping was only a few extra bucks. It arrived in a few days and I had it up and going in about five minutes. I would not hesitate in buying this unit again and I would recommend buying through B&H. I have purchased thousands of dollars of equipment from them over the years and never a problem with items or returns if I change my mind for any reason.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Plug as big as unit!

                                  By Consumer

                                  from Colorado

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Unreliable connection

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                      Weak, loss of signal when going to next room in house. Square transformer box requiring specific orientation causes problem plugging in with other equipment. When will manufacturers put the transformer IN the equipment instead of hanging on the wall? Small product size is not as important as convenience of use!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      It works!

                                      By BW the AV guy

                                      from Salinas, CA

                                      About Me High bandwidth user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Fast
                                      • Fast Connection Speed
                                      • Reliable connection

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home network
                                        • Large Networks
                                        • Small Networks

                                        Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                        integrated into professional AV system to offer blu-tooth audio input. works like a charm, plug and play!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        4.0

                                        Works as advertised!

                                        By Fletch

                                        from Beaverton, OR

                                        About Me Low bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clean Clear Audio
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Reliable connection

                                        Cons

                                        • Repairing Required

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Receiver Phone Headset

                                        Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                        Supports clean, clear audio transmission, reception and pairs easily. Pairing process may need to be completed each time used with some devices, but is simple and requires no code input for headsets or my smart phone.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent

                                        By Zookeeper

                                        from Los Angeles

                                        About Me High bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Fast
                                        • Fast Connection Speed
                                        • Reliable connection
                                        • Secure Connection

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home network

                                          Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                          Excellent item - does exactly what it's intended to do. Easy setup.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          3.0

                                          Good with limitations

                                          By PAT

                                          from Hayden, ID

                                          About Me Low bandwidth user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Fast Connection Speed

                                          Cons

                                          • Unreliable connection

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home network

                                          Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                          I use it to transmit music from my computer to the stereo amplifier.

                                          It works well but with several limitations:
                                          * Foot traffic in line-of-sight will interrupt or distort sound.
                                          * Have to be careful to keep output level down from the source or sound will distort.
                                          * I haven't checked this out rigorously, but it weems the transmit/receive on bluetooth between my car and cell are better as to both range and line-of-sight limitations.
                                          * If your computer is directly connected to its own speaker, you will have to shut that off when listening to music broadcast to the stereo; there is a very noticable delay.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          Works great

                                          By RayC

                                          from Texas

                                          About Me Low bandwidth user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Fast Connection Speed

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home network

                                            Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                            Shipped promptly, works as advertised. Used with Bluetooth hearing aids.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            3.0

                                            Good product

                                            By Best friend

                                            from Mexico

                                            About Me High bandwidth user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Fast Connection Speed

                                            Cons

                                            • Used as a transmitter SSS
                                            • Used as a transmitter the
                                            • Weak Signal

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home network

                                            Comments about Sony HWS-BTA2W Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver:

                                            It works well , i would like a rechargeable battery instead of electric cable because It presents some interference

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Other

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