Amazon.com: Customer reviews: Mpow Bluetooth Receiver, Streambot Mini Bluetooth Car Aux Adapter / 10Hrs Hands-Free Car Kits / Portable Wireless Music Adapter for Car/Home Audio Stereo System (CSR/HFP/HSP/A2DP/AVRCP/Built-in Mic)
This item has preformed better than expected for the price. I've had zero issues with it so far. I have been using it paired with a Pixel 2 Xl. It turns off automatically when I leave my Jeep to save battery and is very easy to turn on and connect when ready to use again.
The sound is as you would expect from a Bluetooth device. It provides plenty of volume with streaming music and audio books. I just order another one for my other vehicle.
At first I was skeptical about purchasing this item because I was concerned about the sound quality but luckily the sound turned out much better than I thought. I've already ordered one more and I plan to order another one for my aunt! I also like the size of it. It's small enough to not be so noticeable.
Great price, great quality, and so far great customer service. The item arrived on time and it's so easy to use. Totally user-friendly!
I used this and a little bit of wiring to convert my wired Audio Technica ATHAD500X to bluetooth. Overall I couldn't be happier, the sound quality is nearly indistinguishable from wired, and there is no recognizable delay. I was originally concerned about battery life but after letting it run for nearly 10 hours it showed no signs of running out of battery, granted, I do listen at relatively low volume levels, so battery life may be reduced on high volume. I did have audio stuttering problems at first, however it turned out that after disabling the "MPOW Handsfree" device in windows it fixed the problem. For less than 20$ I was able to convert my wired headphones to fully functional wireless headphones, the equivalent of which would have likely cost 150$+.
My car has built-in bluetooth... for phone calls only. How lame is that? For the first 6 years of ownership I subscribed to XM Radio and didn't really care that I couldn't use my bluetooth for audio/music. But then my XM radio antennae stopped working and suddenly I was forced to either buy a bunch of CDs, use an annoying aux cord all the time or listen to boring FM radio. I opted for none of these things and chose this nifty little bluetooth device.
It arrived quickly and packaged simply. I appreciate that they included a short aux adapter and a longer cord version. I prefer the shorter version even though my aux port is in my mid console. I just reach into my console blindly and the receiver is always in the same place waiting to be turned on. I love how easy this device is to setup. All of my passengers can easily connect their phones to it and play their preferred music without any silly access codes or anything... just connect to MPOW and boom! Music!
This device does not stay on when not in use. This could be frustrating for some who don't want to fuss with it at all but I like that I only have to charge it every other week for a little while (and I can still use it while charging it) due to it's pretty quick switch to standby mode.
The best way to make this feel as seamless as a built-in bluetooth setup is to keep the bluetooth plugged into the aux port at all times, keep your car radio switched to the aux option, keep your bluetooth on on your phone at all times (or at least switch it on when walking to your car), use an app that will automatically start playing when it senses a bluetooth speaker (I use Pandora) and then when you turn on your car just hold the power button on the bluetooth device for about 5 seconds (a tone will play through your speaker to let you know it is ready) and voila.... you now have an almost seamless bluetooth setup. It sounds complicated but after getting it all setup and getting into the habit of turning my bluetooth on on my phone before getting to my car, I don't even really think about the whole process anymore.
There are some fancier things you can do with this device like answer calls, change the volume, etc. but I don't use any of those features. I don't even have my phone setup to send calls through this device since I only talk on the phone 1-2 times a month and prefer my earbuds for that. It is just a music/audio receiver as far as my purposes go and for that it is a fantastic and cheap addition to my car.
I needed a bluetooth receiver for my car that plugs in to my auxiliary (AUX), and I saw this while searching, saw the reviews and decided to get it. Let me tell you, one of the best purchases I've made. This unit is very easy to set up, to pair, just press and hold the "Play" button until you see the light start flashing, turn on your bluetooth, on my phone for instance, you'll just see "MPOW", click on it and it's paired. This thing comes with all the plugs and everything as well.
The best part about about this bluetooth receiver is that its also an AMP, not sure why they didn't mention this, but it was a pleasant surprise. Seriously, this thing gets loud and bassy, which I love. In the car, my volume level is barely above 50% because it's so friggin loud! And on a pair of cheap earphones, this thing really shines, I plugged this in to my cheap $8 pair of earbuds for work, I can't put the volume more than 70%.
This is a great product, the 4.5+ ratings is accurate, plus for $15 bucks, you can't beat the price folks. Will get a few as gifts as well. You're welcome!
I've been using this for a couple of months since I got a new Iphone 8 with no headphone jack (damn you Apple!!). I've had absolutely no problems with it. I read somewhere online that it won't work while it is charging, but I have not found that to be the case. I leave it plugged in to a charger almost all of the time. My only complaint is that I also have an MPOW bluetooth headset and there is no way to rename them on my Iphone so I have two MPOW connections. First world problems! No hesitation at all recommending this product. Works great and it was inexpensive.