Amazon.com: Customer reviews: Mpow BH298A Bluetooth Receiver, Bluetooth Aux Adapter for Car/Home Stereo System with Bluetooth 5.0 CSR, Bluetooth Car Kits with Built-in Mic for Hands-Free Calls, Easy Control On/Off Slider, Black
I owned another Mpow bluetooth receiver which was, about 2 years ago, the flagship bluetooth receiver. Over the last few months, it's been having connectivity issues and the volume has begun to decrease so I thought I'd give the newest model a shot.
First off, the packaging is far nicer than that of the one from 2 years ago. The device itself also feels sleeker, yet sturdier than the previous model with the squared edges (at a few points the previous model somehow opened up at one of the edges).
The functionality of it it extremely intuitive - turn it on, search for the receiver in your phone or tablet, connect, and you're good to go. I've only yet tested it on a 1h30m round trip work drive, but what I've heard I like very much.
The baseline volume seems higher, which I like a lot, and the overall sound quality seems noticeably better. I can actually heard the mids and highs more clearly than I ever recall hearing before. If I do have any quibbles with the sound, it is that the bass does get a LITTLE muddled but it's not enough to argue over. I believe the previous model I had was Bluetooth 5.0 as well, but it's possible this one has improved functionality.
One thing I will say is that it WILL have an unmistakable buzzing sound if you use it while it's charging - there IS a way around this, and it is called a "ground noise loop isolator". It's a small bar you plug the receiver into, and then another from the bar to the aux input - it completely silences the noise coming from the voltage without hindering the quality or volume. Depending on your setup, this may or may not inconvenience you. For me, it works perfectly fine and I'm glad I made the update.
This is the third bluetooth to auxiliary input device that I've had in my car in the past 5 years or so. This is the first that has a battery. Thus far, it is my favorite, which is nice, as it is also quite inexpensive. The sound quality is good, and I'm told (by those on the other end of the call) that the microphone works better than my previous device. The phone call audio is still significantly quieter than the podcast or music audio (as it was with my previous device), but other than that I can't think of anything wrong with this unit. I have found that I like being able to turn it on and off independent of starting the car--it allows me to have Android Auto up and running before turning the ignition. At least the first charge lasted for a long time (well over a week of commuting, so, I can believe that it may be around the 16 hours advertised).
Used in a 10 hour bike trip and battery lasted whole trip. I use auxiliary from my phone to my radio on My Harley but when phone battery gets low i need to charge and this device enabled me to use Bluetooth and charge my phone without missing a beat
I didn't have high hopes for a product made by a company called "mpow" and for being under $15. I honestly have to say I am very surprised and satisfied with how well it sounds and works. I'm using it with an old radio that had audio input but no Bluetooth and it's perfect. I usually listen to music a few hours a day and the battery is only down to 90% after 3 days. It's still too early to speak about the quality of the product over the course of a few months, but my initial experience has been spectacular.
So far it works great. It came fully charged. My phone immediately recognized it and worked perfectly with my truck stereo. As long as it is "on" it will immediately connect and switch over to the "aux" channel. Guess it depends on the phone, stereo, media player you use but don't see you having any issues. If you're familiar with using any Bluetooth devices then you shouldn't have any problems. Haven't had a chance to test call quality yet but will update. SOOO worth $20!!! Wish I had bought one a long time ago. I've looked at them off and on for a while but never pulled the trigger on ordering. I'm not sure about the other brands, on the reasons I went with this one is because I have bought something from them b4 that I was happy with. If you are having doubts I would say just get it! You'll be glad you did and if you aren't happy just return it!
The product is amazing for my 2016 stock Jeep Wrangler stereo. I am now able to use Siri, skip and pause songs. Answer calls without the terrible stock interface. So far can’t say much about the battery life but hasn’t died on me yet. Bluetooth range is nuts, left it on in my car by accident and connect to my room in my apartment, u have to turn the device off once u leave so u don’t stay connected or u won’t get audio to your phone. All in all, for 20 bucks...it’s the mini apple car play life saver for me.
This little product is amazing! Easy to connect just make sure you charge it overnight. If you try to charge while you receive a call there is a hum in the system while you talk. But I’m very happy with it.