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Harman Kardon BTA-10 External Bluetooth Adapter by Review Summary ,  Jul 23, 2015

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Harman Kardon BTA-10 External Bluetooth Adapter
Report Date: 08/21/2015
Based on 142 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 4.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Music4.5   above average
Adapter4.4   above average
Quality4.4   average
Audio4.3   above average
Sound4.3   average
Connection4.1   above average
Range3.9   below average
Bluetooth3.8   below average


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Adapter

Adapter:
"I haven't been happy with the sound quality of most Bluetooth audio adapters I've tried."
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"It's got an AC adapter (one of those annoying big plugs which takes up 2 spots on your surge protector), and comes with a 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm cable and a 3.5 mm to RCA (red and white) cables."
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"Excellent Bluetooth adapter."
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"The HK BTA-10 Bluetooth Adapter worked very well with my HK 3490 receiver."
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"this is the perfect Bluetooth Adapter I use it in my car with my iphone 5s the range is about 50 to 60 feet more with no obstruction"
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"I wanted to love this adapter."
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"To me the perfect BT adapter needs to be small, powered by USB, has a dedicated pair button, an optical jack and a 3.5mm, a USB port, and at least 50ft range."
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Audio

Audio:
"The audio quality is weak sauce."
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"I haven't been happy with the sound quality of most Bluetooth audio adapters I've tried."
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"Bluetooth speakers are great for portable audio, but that's about it."
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"This unobtrusive little device is a terrific adjunct to anyone's existing audio system."
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"Great audio quality from the company that owns McIntosh."
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"'Harman Kardon' is a respectable company who makes high quality audio products and it is clear from my tests that this Harman Kardon BTA-10 External Bluetooth Adapter has received the same level of excellent workmanship and quality."
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"Bluetooth technology for audio receivers has gained traction over the years as more and more hand held devices have good quality built-in Bluetooth audio profiles these days."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"I nearly returned the Bose system because I was disappointed in the sound, until I realized that it wasnt the Bose, it was the HK Bluetooth adaptor!"
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"Remember, your sound system is only as good as your weakest component.2) Bluetooth Pairing - Even before I realized the sound issue, I was already becoming annoyed with the bluetooth Pairing."
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"In other words if you're looking for a 100 yard range bluetooth device you shouldn't be able to find it."
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"I haven't been happy with the sound quality of most Bluetooth audio adapters I've tried."
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"The HTC Bluetooth is the biggest over priced junk that has to be turned on each time! "
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"I didn't and thought that there was something wrong with it as it would not show up on a Bluetooth scan."
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"Great little gadget, I have a H K receiver with built-in Bluetooth, which only works for about 15 or 20 feet."
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"Bluetooth speakers are great for portable audio, but that's about it."
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"This relatively inexpensive device is a great addition to my 'big' stereo system that allows an easy Bluetooth connection."
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"Ive used it in my car with audio in jack via bluetodyj on my iPhone six and also with my Harman Kardon sounds sticks (not bluetooth) and it just so dam easy to set up."
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"Excellent Bluetooth adapter."
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Connection

Connection:
"Still not as good as a hard wired connection, but fine for adding Bluetooth audio to my car."
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"There are no buttons or settings on the device to fiddle with, which is great The only problem is that because the device is so small, the cable connections tend to push it around a lot."
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"Currently, I have the Belkin HD Music BT receiver connected to my Harman Kardon 1700 receiver, and the sound quality is amazing but the connection is terrible."
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": A few short years ago, setting up a Bluetooth connection was a painful experience."
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"I took the BTA-10 out of the box, plugged it in--very easy, and it connected immediately to my iPad."
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"I had no problems staying connected with an approximate 70 ft radius to the unit."
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"This relatively inexpensive device is a great addition to my 'big' stereo system that allows an easy Bluetooth connection."
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"Solid connection and easy to find."
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"It's great works well only down fall can only have one device connected at a time"
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Music

Music:
"Every 20 seconds or so it would stutter making music listening unpleasant."
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"I was literally Dazed and Confused to hear the music clearly."
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"It is also great when people come over and they want to play there music on my sound system ."
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"This item works great it never drops a signal and the music is still clear"
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"I've since added unit to an older stereo in my workout room so I can control music from exercise equipment and I am very happy with sound quality and convenience."
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"With this bluetooth am able to stream music through my iphone."
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"Great product, no I can wirelessly steam music to my older stereo system."
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Price

Price:
"No complaints, and is a nice device for the money."
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"This relatively inexpensive device is a great addition to my 'big' stereo system that allows an easy Bluetooth connection."
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"Great product and very inexpensive."
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"Great product for the little money."
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"HK used to sell superior products at premium prices."
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"Bottom line, if you are looking for a super easy and relatively inexpensive way to Bluetooth-enable your expensive (but older) sound system, this device fits the bill! "
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Quality

Quality:
"The audio quality is weak sauce."
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"I haven't been happy with the sound quality of most Bluetooth audio adapters I've tried."
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"It has some good features but sound quality suffers because of missing features:PROS:** excellent range** easy to connect pairCONS** No NFC - so no Tap-and-pair and no tap-and-connect** No digital output!"
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"Currently, I have the Belkin HD Music BT receiver connected to my Harman Kardon 1700 receiver, and the sound quality is amazing but the connection is terrible."
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"This device not only allows me to use any device, but I can keep the device in my pocket, change my music selection and adjust volume--and the sound quality is excellent."
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"I really like it, sound quality is amazing,"
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"I've since added unit to an older stereo in my workout room so I can control music from exercise equipment and I am very happy with sound quality and convenience."
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"Sound quality was good."
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"Great audio quality from the company that owns McIntosh."
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Range

Range:
"the only downside they both show up as HK BTA 10 they are both within range with each other but no big deal."
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"In other words if you're looking for a 100 yard range bluetooth device you shouldn't be able to find it."
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"They all behaved pretty much the same EXCEPT the cheapest one that had a terrible range (5 yards) and keep breaking up (could be a bad unit...).Connectivity:They all behaved in a very similar way here too."
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"It has some good features but sound quality suffers because of missing features:PROS:** excellent range** easy to connect pairCONS** No NFC - so no Tap-and-pair and no tap-and-connect** No digital output!"
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"The HK BTA10 has a very good range, I can change floors in house without losing signal and breaking up."
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"hello friends, buy this for my stereo equipment from the same brand, it is excellent fast connectivity is very acceptable range, five stars for its excellent quality !"
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"Great range and haven't had it drop a signal yet."
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"here are the reasons:Range:The range was the best with the Philips, but not by a lot!"
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Sound

Sound:
"I nearly returned the Bose system because I was disappointed in the sound, until I realized that it wasnt the Bose, it was the HK Bluetooth adaptor!"
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"Remember, your sound system is only as good as your weakest component.2) Bluetooth Pairing - Even before I realized the sound issue, I was already becoming annoyed with the bluetooth Pairing."
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"I haven't been happy with the sound quality of most Bluetooth audio adapters I've tried."
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"It has some good features but sound quality suffers because of missing features:PROS:** excellent range** easy to connect pairCONS** No NFC - so no Tap-and-pair and no tap-and-connect** No digital output!"
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"Currently, I have the Belkin HD Music BT receiver connected to my Harman Kardon 1700 receiver, and the sound quality is amazing but the connection is terrible."
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"Some sound good, some not as good."
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"Easy to hook up and provides excellent analog sound."
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"Good sound clarity."
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"This device not only allows me to use any device, but I can keep the device in my pocket, change my music selection and adjust volume--and the sound quality is excellent."
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"unbelievable sound!"
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"I really like it, sound quality is amazing,"
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