What Is the Range of an MP3 Player With a Bluetooth Connection?


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It is likely that a Bluetooth-enabled portable music player has a maximum range around 33 feet, as of 2015. The range varies between devices and the environment in which the user plays the device.

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The range of any Bluetooth portable music player depends on which class of radio the device contains. Devices with class 1 radios have ranges of up to 330 feet, class 2 operates at up to 33 feet, and class 3 devices have ranges of around 3 feet. Consumer Bluetooth devices are most likely to use class 2 radios.

Many factors can attenuate a signal's range, such as radio interference, low quality hardware or obstacles such as walls. The upper limit of a device's ideal Bluetooth range is not always attainable.

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