Yes, the latest and greatest Bluetooth standard is completed and devices are slowly becoming available this year. What’s the big deal? Should we run out and get BTv5 devices?? Chris Hoffman at HTG provides the details in his tech blog.
- Much better power mgmt
- Much better distance (800 feet versus 200 for BTv4.2)
- It’s backwards compatible
- Dual-Audio (get sound to two different outputs simultaneously)
But . . . the pros only apply if both devices are BTv5 compatible (so, new headphones, speakers, audio/video systems, yada,yada,yada).
More details here: HTG Bluetooth 5 Article Link