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iKross Bluetooth 3.0 Audio Music Streaming Receiver Adapter with 3.5 mm Stereo Output by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

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iKross Bluetooth 3.0 Audio Music Streaming Receiver Adapter with 3.5 mm Stereo Output
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 329 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 3.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Connection4.6   exceptional
Speaker4.4   above average
Battery4.2   average
Bluetooth4.2   average
Price3.8   below average
Sound3.7   below average
Quality3.6   below average
Transmitter3.5   average
Headphone3.3   below average
Pairing3.3   below average
Range3.0   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"I thought my battery was dead when a 3 second hold of the power button wasn't turning it on."
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"It works good, the transmitter can be a little bit fuzzy when the battery is low, that's my only complaint."
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"Clear, crisp sound, easy to pair with headphones, good battery life."
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"Good battery life, great sound quality"
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"I haven't really paid attention to the battery life because I keep it plugged in, but I haven't any problems with it."
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"does not have battery charger light butvworks great"
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"Perhaps a little more battery life, but a good buy."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"This does transfer the sound via Bluetooth but not as good as if it was wired."
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"I was satisfied with the bluetooth transmitter but disappointed with the audio-out jack because audio jack fell apart a week after I got the product."
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"Was never able to get the item to pair with any of my bluetooth devices."
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"The best O have came across work perfect has pause play skip track function great for the price in please do not look at the go groove bluetooth its pure junk at a higher price"
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"Love it it saved my money spent on headphones that i bought for my husbandmy tv don't have bluetooth and with that amazing device we can use headphones without cabel"
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"It connected my phone to my bluetooth headset easily enough, problem was that this transmitter has a speaker on it apparently that you cant turn off."
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"great item, I can Bluetooth songs & hands free my cell phone."
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"Perfect little Bluetooth application for my Harley."
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"Other than that the bluetooth works great."
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"I found out that it seams that all the Bluetooth units are only good for music not sound from a video source."
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"Once paired with my Bluetooth speakers, it would transmit for a couple minutes perfectly and then it would cut in and out indefinitely, making it impossible to use."
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Charging

Charging:
"Hello, I had problems getting it to start up, the charger kept going off, it took me almost two days."
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"I have used it a total of five times - and it is now dead, unwilling to keep a charge or turn on."
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"Charge it when its not in use and you'll be good."
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"It came on when I would press the power button after that but only briefly, tried charging it but it wouldn't hold any charge, so now it is completely dead."
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"Not good, purchased two of them and one will not charge so is kind of useless."
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"The ability to use it while charging allows you to easily hook it up to a satellite TV set top box, using a combination of stereo composite adapter for the audio hookup and the USB port for power."
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"Pairs easily, nice solid piece, and charge hold a pretty long time."
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"It keeps a long charge and has a good range."
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"does not have battery charger light butvworks great"
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"Easy to use, and the charge lasts a long time."
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Connection

Connection:
"The transmitter is clearly broken it is so under powered the range is less then a couple feet, Takes a longer time then my tao tronics transmitter to connect which I think is due to the weak connection and If I step out of a building or enter a high wireless activity area the connection drops instantly."
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"Good connectivity ."
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"It has great sound and connectivity."
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"Works very well when paired with headphones and connected to your Home theatre if you want to watch movies tv without audio going through speakers late at night, keeping others from sleeping."
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"The quality is excellent and the connection between the two devices is as easy as it gets."
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"Works as described, very good connectivity."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"Failed to pair with: Swage Rockit Boost headphones; XOOM tablet; Onda v919 tablet; Dell desktop; Samsung Galaxy Encore phone."
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"day 5, however, i noticed that i kept losing signal and getting 'scrambled' audio, which is weird, because the headphones were never more than 4 feet from the transmitter, which was in my pocket."
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"Love it it saved my money spent on headphones that i bought for my husbandmy tv don't have bluetooth and with that amazing device we can use headphones without cabel"
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"The three stars is because reason below:This unit does not provide a clean sound like the one from Gogroove blue sense, If one is looking for utmost clean sound like doing mp3 player to headphones, is going to be very disappointed in the overall sound quality."
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"Clear, crisp sound, easy to pair with headphones, good battery life."
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"It worked well when pairing with BT headphones, but had some significant white noise background."
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"Works very well when paired with headphones and connected to your Home theatre if you want to watch movies tv without audio going through speakers late at night, keeping others from sleeping."
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"I can now watch movies with my wireless Bose headphones and it works pretty well."
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"Works perfectly on my tuner for wireless headphones."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"Okay so this was a little weird, it works great when paired to speakers but if you try to pair it to a phone or a computer it sees this device as a receiver instead of a transmitter."
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"I needed bluetooth transmitter for my car and the first one I got was the white one from another company that wouldn't pair with my phone....Piece of junk...this one paired immediately and I don't have wires all over Gods green earth inside my car anymore! "
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"It has so many bugs in pairing and design, that you have to be desperate for the worse piece of junk available to own it."
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"People who complain about pairing or other small issues seem to be nitpicking."
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"I tried to fire it up and nothing, no blue light, no blue and red pairing lights, just dead."
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"It worked well when pairing with BT headphones, but had some significant white noise background."
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"Small and dound and pairing easy"
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"Okay so this was a little weird, it works great when paired to speakers but if you try to pair it to a phone or a computer it sees this device as a receiver instead of a transmitter."
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"Works very well when paired with headphones and connected to your Home theatre if you want to watch movies tv without audio going through speakers late at night, keeping others from sleeping."
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"The sound quality is good and the pairing is very easy."
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Price

Price:
"The best O have came across work perfect has pause play skip track function great for the price in please do not look at the go groove bluetooth its pure junk at a higher price"
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"Moreover, you would get that same degradation with most transmitters on the market...especially at this price point."
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"I like the sound quality of what I ordered and for such a good price but am not happy about the button that lights up but only half way like there is something stuck inside"
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"Other than that it is a decent unit for the price."
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"The best O have came across work perfect has pause play skip track function great for the price in please do not look at the go groove bluetooth its pure junk at a higher price"
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"Very good great price"
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"I understand that this product wasn't a lot of money, but it really should be able to function for more than a month before frying."
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"This is a great Bluetooth device for how cheap it is."
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Quality

Quality:
"Cheap platistic casing and after it did pair the sound quality was horrible; grainy, cut in and out, delay was long."
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"The three stars is because reason below:This unit does not provide a clean sound like the one from Gogroove blue sense, If one is looking for utmost clean sound like doing mp3 player to headphones, is going to be very disappointed in the overall sound quality."
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"The sound quality is TERRIBLE."
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"but for me, i constantly get backgound noise which REALLY degrades the sound quality when you are trying to just plain listen to music through a headset."
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"Works great but im scared it feel little weak when inserting or taking out the cable sound quality good loud Bass and Treble depend on song and your eletronic system"
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"Good battery life, great sound quality"
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"Good sound quality."
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"The quality is excellent and the connection between the two devices is as easy as it gets."
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"The sound quality is good and the pairing is very easy."
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"Great sound quality."
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Range

Range:
"I'm using it today with my laptop at work and iHeart radio and the sound is good again.1) Range is not great."
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"The only thing that I have not liked is the range."
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"The transmitter is clearly broken it is so under powered the range is less then a couple feet, Takes a longer time then my tao tronics transmitter to connect which I think is due to the weak connection and If I step out of a building or enter a high wireless activity area the connection drops instantly."
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"The range is not great--I'd estimate about 8 feet before the signal starts to drop or become staticky."
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"It gets confused if there is more than one BT receiver in range."
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"Not great range."
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"Range is pretty poor, max 8-10 feet."
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"Works pretty good, but noisy and range isn't very far."
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"It keeps a long charge and has a good range."
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"I did not verify the maximum effective range, I am using it at about 7 feet."
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"Connected right up and at short range it works great, once I got beyond about 10 feet away it started cutting in and out."
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Sound

Sound:
"Cheap platistic casing and after it did pair the sound quality was horrible; grainy, cut in and out, delay was long."
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"It didn't interface with my BMW idrive or car mic for voice calls (horrible sound)."
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"The sound is good and it does keep wires away but it misses that extra base on some items."
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"This does transfer the sound via Bluetooth but not as good as if it was wired."
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"Not good between TV and stereo as the sound has a delay."
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"I'm using it today with my laptop at work and iHeart radio and the sound is good again.1) Range is not great."
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"I bought this transmitter to be able to transmit sound from my video camera to my Bluetoth head phones."
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"To test this unit I just used my IPad, went to a UTube video and got really good sound, plenty loud enough."
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"Clear, crisp sound, easy to pair with headphones, good battery life."
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"good sound though a bit of static as you move around."
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"It has great sound and connectivity."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Okay so this was a little weird, it works great when paired to speakers but if you try to pair it to a phone or a computer it sees this device as a receiver instead of a transmitter."
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"It connected my phone to my bluetooth headset easily enough, problem was that this transmitter has a speaker on it apparently that you cant turn off."
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"Luckily I just wanted to pair with a speaker so it worked great for me."
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"Okay so this was a little weird, it works great when paired to speakers but if you try to pair it to a phone or a computer it sees this device as a receiver instead of a transmitter."
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"Once paired with my Bluetooth speakers, it would transmit for a couple minutes perfectly and then it would cut in and out indefinitely, making it impossible to use."
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"Easy to sync with bluetooth speaker"
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"There were a few times it cut out but easily reconnected, don't know if it was the speaker or the ikross."
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Transmitter

Transmitter:
"day 5, however, i noticed that i kept losing signal and getting 'scrambled' audio, which is weird, because the headphones were never more than 4 feet from the transmitter, which was in my pocket."
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"I was satisfied with the bluetooth transmitter but disappointed with the audio-out jack because audio jack fell apart a week after I got the product."
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"The transmitter is clearly broken it is so under powered the range is less then a couple feet, Takes a longer time then my tao tronics transmitter to connect which I think is due to the weak connection and If I step out of a building or enter a high wireless activity area the connection drops instantly."
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"like the audio attachment fixed the problem I had with my Tao Tronics transmitter but otherwise bad experience."
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"The transmitter is extremely weak, and not really usable."
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"I bought this transmitter to be able to transmit sound from my video camera to my Bluetoth head phones."
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"Used the transmitter with the iKross receiver and it worked fantastically and exactly how I imagined it would (which doesn't always happen)."
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"I was satisfied with the bluetooth transmitter but disappointed with the audio-out jack because audio jack fell apart a week after I got the product."
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"Transmitter came nicely accessorized for a multitude of attachment scenarios."
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"This unit has two advantages other transmitters that I've tried (https: smile."
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