Bypass mode is convenient when switching from Bluetooth headphones back to wired speakers. It saves you from having to plug and unplug cables each time you want to change, all you have to do is flick the switch on the back of the device to go back and forward between a wired audio setup and a Bluetooth audio setup.
First, make sure the device is set correctly for the type of cable you are using. If you are using the 3.5mm audio cable (or the 3.5mm to RCA audio cable), you need to select the 3.5mm port on the device ("AUX") by short pressing the switch icon on the top of the BR-O8. If you are using the optical cable, make sure this is set to "OPT".
Also, confirm the output device is connected to an output port, and not one of the input ports.
If this isn't the issue, it is likely you need to adjust the speaker settings of your television. There should be an option in the menu of the TV to choose between onboard speakers and external speakers (the exact wording depends on the model of TV). Make sure this is at the correct setting when you want to use external speakers.
Yes, you can. In transmission mode, a speaker connected by wire to the output port of the BR-O8 will continue to play even when two Bluetooth devices are connected. In such cases, three audio devices can play at once.
Yes, it is. In transmitter mode, two different Bluetooth devices can be connected at the same time. It needn't be two speakers, you could also connect two sets of headphones, or one set of headphones and one speaker.
No, they can't. Switching to bypass mode turns off Bluetooth functionality and uses wired input/output instead.
1. Connect the BR-O8 to a power source with the micro-USB cable
2. Set the lower switch on the back of the BR-O8 to "TX" (transmission), and the top switch to "BT" (Bluetooth).
2. To enter pairing mode, long press the Bluetooth icon on the top of the BR-O8. The green indicator light will begin to flash quickly.
3. Activate the pairing function of your wireless-compatible audio device (e.g. Bluetooth headphones or speakers). If your device is in range it should pair automatically.
aptX is a compression standard for audio that maintains the full range of audio frequencies while still compressing the music into a bandwidth that bluetooth devices can handle. This ensures better sound quality, even over Bluetooth.
Yes, if you are using an older generation of Bluetooth on one item, the second device can still pair and function.