The Bose Bass Module Connection Cable has a 3.5mm audio connector on both ends and allows for a wired connection from a Bose Bass Module to select Bose soundbars.
Bose always makes great quality items. Their simple products are no exception.Nov 20, 2021 10:03
On time delivery good length easy to set up. Quality is goodNov 06, 2021 12:30
Nice Bose sound bar connection between sound bar and subwooferOct 05, 2021 17:48
This is perfect to connect the Bose speakers to sound bar.Sep 24, 2021 16:10
This is a great cable to connect the Bose soundbar to the bass module if your having connectivity issues.Jun 25, 2021 18:09
Received the BOSE Module Connection Cable quickly from Best Buy. Having the cord allows my family to plug in their own devices and play music, podcasts etc through the Bose WAVE stereo system. Nice product. Thanks BestBuyFeb 19, 2021 21:02
Really good product, long cable so you can use it for long distance too.Jul 17, 2021 05:21
Very high quality cable. Sounds great as a regular full-stereo AUX cable --not just for a bass module.Oct 30, 2020 17:29
Whether you’re embarking on a cross-country road trip with friends or just heading to the store, having your music along for the ride is crucial. This two pack of Lightning adapters makes it easy to listen to tunes from your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod while on the go and let a friend borrow one. A 3.5 mm port fits many audio devices, such as headphones or an AUX cable connected to your car stereo, speaker or soundbar. It has a low-profile Lightning connector that works with most phone cases and its neutral white color matches your other Apple accessories. No matter where you go, this Insignia NS-M2PL35AW Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Adapter (2 Pack) will keep you listening to your favorite tunes.
Nice and flexible cord. It looks much better than the old design, which was prone to break easily. I had these for about a month and loved them.
I would highly recommend this product.Jan 15, 2021 16:21
works as advertised though it would be nice if instead of two adapters it would have a splitter one side for the audio & the other that would connect to a USB port to keep the device charged.Nov 19, 2021 18:29
I bought these for my sister's iPhone 7, and they work as intended! They also seem to be much better quality than the OEM Apple ones. I would definitely recommend these! 5/5 stars.Sep 03, 2021 01:25
Working just fine for my headset that was not bluetooth.Nov 18, 2021 13:31
These work great. My husband, son and I all wanted to listen to an audiobook together We were going to be on a plane so we couldn’t play it out loud.Aug 27, 2021 18:51
Very pleased with this purchase. Kept looking for a store that carried these and was please that Best Buy had them.Sep 10, 2021 20:19
Works well and manufactured well. I have had other cords break but these are doing just well.Aug 27, 2021 18:24
This has a braided cable, so let’s see if it lasts longer than the Apple branded one.Aug 27, 2021 15:28
Share your stereo audio using this 2-way Insignia™ NS-M35SPT 3.5mm stereo splitter cable, which is compatible with most MP3 players, tablets and other devices with an auxiliary jack.
I own the Logitech 5.1 Surround Sound speakers and the M-Audio Monitor Speakers; unfortunately, the Mac mini only has a 3.5 mm input for audio. This splitter fixes my issue of connecting both sets to my Mac mini for the optimal sound I had on my PC. After connecting them, everything sounds great, and there are no issues.Sep 12, 2017 18:45
I needed to be able to plug in two things into my Harley’s radio. It works perfectly!Mar 16, 2018 16:25
I don't know what to say about this. If you only have one headphone jack ( which you do) and you need to plug in two sets of headphones (which obviously you do or you wouldn't be looking at this review)- then this will get the job done!Nov 24, 2021 08:29
This splitter does the job. I had one initially that I'd bought a few months prior to this one, which looked "beefier" but didn't do the job well. My wife and I can hear both channels much more clearly on our individual headsets with this model. Very satisfied.Nov 04, 2021 13:04
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Got this for elgato. Before you can use this download the elgato software and change audio to analog audio. Also make sure your not CHARGING THE CONTROLLER WITH THIS IT WILL PRODUCE A HISSING SOUND! Buy the chat link pro!Oct 07, 2021 15:28
Very handy. Easy to use. Works perfectly. It was required for two of us to appear in a Zoom interview on TV.Dec 03, 2021 18:31
Good.......... but all the salesman are always in a group and talking with each other to get some help you have to go their inner circle and pull one of them away to help you there attitude is that they are better than you, I disregarded the attitude to get the answer I needed which I did.Apr 09, 2021 17:31
Very good. Bought these to split mi aux plug so i can use my XM radio, or my cell phone. It works well, and provides me the needed connections for what i need.Dec 03, 2021 20:51
This 3' Insignia™ NS-LW16 3.5mm audio cable lets you connect a cell phone, tablet or MP3 player to a stereo system, speaker or computer and features a low-profile design that enables easy connectivity while your device remains in its case.
Insignia is Best Buy’s House Brand.
This audio cable is very versatile and therefore I like having a few on hand ---especially since I don't own many bluetooth enabled devices.Jan 11, 2019 22:23
I recently purchased a wireless speaker. For devices that are not bluetooth enabled, I needed a cable to connect to the speaker. This Insignia 3', 3.5mm audio cable is exactly what I needed. Works very well,Oct 10, 2016 10:45
Customer Rep was really helpful he did everything possible to get everything I needed for my computer. I purchased a Mac Book they're easy and ready as soon as you power them up it gets the job done!Mar 11, 2017 05:07
Very Durable best out there on sale to ! I will pick up and other oneMar 15, 2016 09:39
Bought this aux cord and was a little unsure because it appeared to be thin. Well it has stood up to all the wear and tear I put on it. Sounds are still crystal clear. Highly recommended for the price!Jun 16, 2018 03:13
I like this cable better than others because the tip tapers down to the plug so it can fit into devices that don’t have much tolerance for plugs that are thicker. Other than that it is a good quality cable, better than most.May 21, 2021 21:07
Nice . It's useful the only thing is that end black part is kinda thick so if u need to put the cord inside of something (weird to explain) not necessarily the hole but if the hole is inside then it doesn't fit bc that black partNov 27, 2021 16:50
Prior to this cable I had one that was sort of springy do that the cable wasn’t getting tangled. I found that the twisted cable was always causing cutouts, one speaker working and static. So far the aforementioned problems have not happened with this cableNov 06, 2021 18:21
Whether you’re embarking on a cross-country road trip or just heading to the store, having your music along for the ride is crucial. This simple Lightning adapter makes it easy to listen to tunes from your Apple smartphone, iPod or tablet while on the go. A 3.5 mm port fits many audio devices, such as headphones or an AUX cable connected to your car stereo, speaker or soundbar. It has a low-profile Lightning connector that works with most phone cases and its neutral white color matches your other Apple accessories. No matter where you go, this Insignia NS-ML35AW Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Adapter will keep you listening to your favorite tunes.
I use this for my kids old wired headphones and its handy to have one for traveling with kids so I can buy cheap headphones when they do awful kid things to their original headphones haha.Nov 20, 2021 07:06
Works as expected. The cord is thinner than I would've expected, so I'm not sure about long term durability, but the cord appears to be braided so it's very flexible.
Overall, no issues with the cable so far.Nov 15, 2021 20:16
Absolutely love this it is able to bend and not tear at anything it works great in connecting my phone and car!Nov 19, 2021 16:18
THIS IS A GREAT ACCESSORY !!! I USED MINE TO CONNECT MY IPHONE TO MY AUX IN MY CAR AND IT WORKED GREAT !!!!Nov 14, 2021 22:10
This headphone adapter is for dinosaurs like me who still occasionally use regular old-fashioned earphones. It is needed especially for iPhones 8 and newer because there is no longer a headphone jack on the phone. Short sweet and cheap!Sep 04, 2021 07:08
Recently purchased iPhone 12 Pro which doesn’t have a headphone port… and didn’t want to buy new headphones, so this handy gadget solves the problem. Ordered and picked up in store quickly. Great productOct 01, 2021 16:15
This item is exactly what I needed to convert my iPhone for headphone jack use. I like the improvement in that it now has a braided cord instead of plain vinyl.Oct 09, 2021 04:59
Works great, price was good. Store location and item was availableNov 21, 2021 08:46
Add a stylish look to your car's auxiliary input by installing this dash-mount audio input. The easy-to-use input allows you to simply plug in your audio device when you're on the go.
I had this installed in my 2006 Tacoma. My truck didn't come with an Aux or USB port, but then I upgraded stereos I had this flush mounted. Looks great, and factory in my opinion.Apr 25, 2016 10:36
I had to return this item because it was not compatible for my needs.Sep 18, 2021 15:45
It worked out for what I needed it for. Good productAug 28, 2021 07:35
I was only planning on having Best Buy install an aftermarket ipod hookup i had brought from another merchant. The installer suggested that i purchase this input kit because it would be easier for me to change cords in the off chance one fails on me. i enjoy the discrete location of it (inside my center console) and i know if my aux cord ever breaks or has a short i can swap it out with ease; well worth the extra $20.Dec 10, 2014 16:50
The car service department helped me purchase what I needed to get my CD player installed without spending money I didn't have.Mar 30, 2021 06:46
I wanted to use head phones to listen to my TV. This kit contained everything I needed in one package. It had the adapters I needed and also the extension cord, because the cord on my headphones is too short for TV. Now I can sit in my chair at the usual distance from my television and listen to the TV with headphones.Nov 01, 2019 20:19
We have an old Yamaha receiver in our garage that powers the surround speakers in our garage entertainment center and two outside speakers on our deck by our hot tub. My son wanted to listen to music from his phone while he was in the spa so we bought this. We plugged it into the Auxiliary inputs and hooked up his phone. It works great. Perfect problem solver for old receivers without a mini plug input.Feb 04, 2017 11:09
Great product happy with purchase would recommend it to friends and familyNov 15, 2020 19:00
Play music from your latest Apple device with this Lightning to 3.5mm Scosche audio adaptor. It lets you connect any pair of wired stereo headphones to your iPhone 7 for private listening and hands-free calls. This plug-and-play Scosche audio adaptor also has convenient built-in controls for easy play-and-pause capability and volume adjustment.
I was traveling, and found myself without my iPhone 7 adapter to use my headphones. I was lucky to find a Best Buy kiosk in the airport and the adapter worked perfectly!Jan 30, 2017 12:15
Easy to use and works as it should. I much rather listen to music in my car through a wired cable. I personally hate bluetooth. So glad I purchased.Jan 25, 2019 16:16
This cable works really well for my needs. Now I can stream music from my iPhone 8 in the car! Recommended.Jul 29, 2019 07:30
Better than Apple and cheaper on sale than comparable itemOct 30, 2020 19:28
...when plugged into your auxiliary port on your radio.Apr 21, 2019 17:26
This great little cord is perfect for my portable charger!Aug 29, 2017 19:09
It did perform as I was expecting or for the purposes for which I purchased it.Aug 29, 2018 19:15
The connection suddenly just dropped dead and no more audio output after multiple times of trial. Piece of garbage.Jun 18, 2020 23:21
Whether you’re embarking on a cross-country road trip or just heading to the store, having your music along for the ride is crucial. This Lightning to 3.5 mm cable lets you listen to music from your Apple smartphone or tablet through most 3.5 mm devices. Its 3 ft. length gives you flexible placement options while low-profile connectors fits most cases. No matter where you go, this Insignia NS-MLX321W 3' Lightning to 3.5 mm Audio Cable will keep you listening to your favorite tunes.
Made especially to connect to Apple products, and better described as a “wire,” this so-called cable does the job, but quality is near the bottom of the rung.
It’s made with the same very thin, white wire and connectors found with other typical earphones made for Apple and other products.
I don’t know how well it will hold up, your mileage may vary, so treat it with care. It does come with a 1 year limited warranty.Apr 09, 2021 15:35
I drive a Honda 2012 without CarPlay so needed a cable to connect IPhone to car AUX works great sound is great.Oct 24, 2021 12:16
Works well with car audio, despite the cord quality being of weakish nature. Has good lenegth so front and back seat can enjoy in a standard car. Adjust your car bass for a special touch.Nov 12, 2021 19:54
This item works great! very nice not having to daisy chain different cords to get the AUX cord to work with an I phoneNov 08, 2021 14:09
I liked this cord and that it’s thinner, takes up less space, but it’s only lasted me about 3 months. It still works but it disconnects if I move my phone. For the price I wish it lasted longer.Aug 20, 2021 01:13
. Works great long cord gives you enough room to move your phone around . Sturdy .Nov 19, 2021 15:40
It’s really good I love it very convenient and handyNov 27, 2021 23:17
My daughter wanted this to listen to her music while in the car , she uses it all the time and is enjoying her purchaseOct 16, 2021 23:26
Share a quality experience with a friend and listen to music, podcasts, videos and more without either of you having to take off and share your headphones. With the Best Buy essentials BE-HCL308 6" 2-Way Audio Splitter, connect to phones, tablets and more that have a 3.5 mm auxiliary jack. A Y-shaped, 6-inch cable lets you connect two sets of headphones with TRS connectors to the splitter at the same time. A copper spiral shield reduces electrical noise and interference, while nickel-plated brass connectors and flexible PVC prevent corrosion and grant durability. A slim connector allows you to connect the splitter to the device without having to take off your protective case. Backed by Best Buy, share your favorite song and more with high-quality accessories you can trust.
As always, This product works perfectly, Customer service was great. If I wanted to send it back, they would take it with no problems. I'm keeping it.Nov 21, 2021 03:48
Works. Purchased so we could which movies together on our flights from west coast to Sweden and backNov 28, 2021 21:35
I use these in my classroom. What a lifesaver! Kindergarteners can work together.Oct 01, 2021 21:45
Either for my son to hook up some old spells to go TV.Oct 22, 2021 09:15
Bought to split the signal from my bedroom tv headphone jack for the wife and I. Does exactly what it’s supposed to do.Oct 16, 2021 06:01
Works perfect for the intended use, just make sure you know if you need female or male.Sep 05, 2021 14:47
Great value!! Did the job for what I bought it for!Sep 11, 2021 14:08
Perfect for sharing audio from laptop on recent flight.Aug 27, 2021 16:13
Enjoy crisp, powerful sound while gaming with these JLab Play wireless earbuds. The rechargeable lithium-polymer battery delivers more than 11 hours of use on a single charge, and an in-line gaming microphone captures your voice clearly for smooth communication with teammates. These JLab Play wireless earbuds have a magnetic design to prevent falling off your neck while not in use.
The JLab Play Gaming Wireless Earbud is a Bluetooth wireless earbud aimed at the gaming market. The earbuds are not true wireless since they have the neck strap connecting the buds. The buds come with a micro USB charge cable, an aux cable for when you need a 3.5mm connection, a carrying pouch, and 3 different bud tip sizes. I really like what JLAB has been putting out lately, so I was happy to look at that these earbuds geared towards gaming.
The buds have a connecting strap that rests on your neck to connect to the 2 sides. Its not rubbery, so it doesn’t stick to the skin on you neck which is nice. The wire for the right bud carries the inline 3-button remote and mute switch. The 3-button remote controls volume, song selection, EQ setting, call controls, and assistant prompt. The buds themselves have magnets, so they stick together when you pop them out of your ears and let them hang – certainly a nice feature.
The earbuds come with a good 11 hour battery life – enough to get you through an entire work day on a single charge. The buds connect with the current Bluetooth 5 standard for when you are linking up to a compatible wireless source. The included AUX cable lets you use the buds like regular wired earbuds when hooking up to a gaming system that doesn’t support Bluetooth headsets (I used it for Xbox and Wii U). Using the AUX cable does not use the devices battery up. The buds come with a pretty nice carrying pouch that’s plenty big enough for the buds, charge, and AUX cables. The buds come preloaded with 2 different EQ setups – one for gaming with amplified mids, and one for music with amplified bass and vocals. The default EQ is the gaming, which the buds start in each time they are powered on. Lastly the buds carry an IP55 rating so they should be good for use while working out.
I played a number of games across mobile, XBOX, and Wii U, as well as listened to plenty of music and took calls – my PC was unfortunately down for gaming due to equipment failure (RIP PSU). For hooking up to my phone I was able to use Bluetooth, which was easy to pair. Taking calls was easy and the sound was very clear – The mic also did a good job here as well. Listening to music was a pleasure as well since the buds do a really good job of sealing off external noise. Sound quality was good, and did as well as I would expect out of earbuds – bass was a little flat (as expected out of buds) but vocals were great. I only do the most basic gaming on my phone (solitaire is my jam) but I will play a few mobile games here and there. Again, sound quality was good and I didn’t have any issues here.
Switching over to XBOX I had to bust out the AUX cord. I plugged the cord in while still connected to my phone’s BT. I hoped that I would be able to connect to both at the same time, and the phone BT would overlay on the game (like cutting game sounds if a call came in). Unfortunately as soon as the AUX cord was connected the buds said “Bye.” With the AUX cord in place the buds acted like a regular pair of wireless buds with the volume controlled by the inline controller on the AUX cord – the 3-button remote is nonfunctional in this mode. Side note here – if your battery in the buds dies you can always pop in the AUX cord and use them like regular earbuds. I took some time to fiddle and adjust my game vs. chat mixer as well as mic monitoring in the audio settings. I played several games with my party of friends – Halo MCC and Fortnite. Unfortunately I didn’t have a great experience in this mode. The mic monitoring was nonexistent and it really threw me off – I hooked up plain phone earbuds and the mic monitoring worked fine on them, same as my larger over the ear headsets. Game sounds for the most part were good, but I had a lot of difficulty balancing chat with game sounds. The chat/vocals always came through really well, but the game sounds were either way too quiet or too loud. I just couldn’t find a good middle ground. There was also the issue of sounds like footsteps. Fortnite footsteps are usually easy to hear with my over-ear sets, but I had a really hard time picking them up with the buds – maybe they lack the sensitivity to reproduce those sounds at low levels? I also felt it was difficult to pick up the direction some sounds were coming from as well. Either way my gameplay was impacted by this, and just didn’t leave me all that impressed.
Overall I really liked using the earbuds for non-gaming tasks. Taking calls was a breeze, and music sounded great. Where they struggled was mic monitoring and reproducing low-level sounds – both are big knocks for me. These come with a lot of positives though – Bluetooth and an AUX back-up are something you don’t see every day. Great battery life, nice carrying pouch, and comfortable design are all great selling points. I’m not sure I would get these for their gaming chops, but when viewed as an all-around headset they make a good argument for themselves.Aug 12, 2020 02:49
I recommend the JLab Play Earbuds for young gamers who’s looking for an on-the-go, low latency gaming experience at an affordable price.
These JLab earbuds promise super low latency and a quick mute microphone, perfect for gamers. In theory, you can use these on your PC, console and smartphone. One pair to rule them all! So how does JLab deliver on this promise? Are these earbuds going to be your one and only set?
If you’re a gamer, the first thing you want to know is probably how much better the latency is on the Play Earbuds compared to regular Bluetooth earbuds. Thanks to Bluetooth 5 with aptX, the latency is 60 ms. This is definitely better than the average, which is often over 200 ms. It’s even better than their 100 ms Air Play Gaming earbuds, but enough about numbers, let’s talk experience.
For latency comparisons, I was playing Call of Duty Mobile on my Samsung S20+. I compared the Play Earbuds to my Galaxy Buds with a horrendous 372 ms latency. Was the latency noticeably better on the Play Earbuds? Yes. Was 60 ms little enough that I didn’t notice the latency between audio and video? No. The audio is noticeably out of sync with the image, but close enough that I find it acceptable, just not all that enjoyable. A reason for that, is that the latency comes with a major cost. The sound.
The audio is nothing to text Mom about, as the sound quality is very basic. The Play Earbuds might be made for gamers, but the high end is a touch too harsh for me to really enjoy myself, and the bass response is lackluster. I do not recommend these earbuds for music. There’s also considerable digital noise when in Bluetooth mode. More than any other set that I’ve used. It gets worse at lower levels, which might not be a problem, since that you have to turn these up, almost all the way, to even get close to an acceptable level. 80% level on the Play Earbuds is about the same as 20% on the Galaxy Buds. After less than half an hour, my ears starting to get tired of the sound and uncomfortable with the fit.
Speaking of comfort, I want to address the ear tips. I’ve had problems with ear tips being itchy in recent years, so I was looking forward to trying these out. They’re not itchy, but some genius over at Jlab thought that putting their logo on the ear tips would be a great idea. Why? Look at their logo. It’s all sharp edges. Imagine those sharp edges, but in your ear canal. Not a great idea, and it actually makes them dirtier a lot quicker and harder to clean. I settled with the smallest tips, but they’re still not optimal. I don’t mind having these earbuds on me though. Once you wrap them around your neck, they seem to stay in place. I keep accidentally reaching for the mic instead of the controls, though.
The microphone is very basic, and in case you’re familiar with the included PS4 headset, I would compare the mic to that. If you plug the Play Earbuds into a DS4 (or anything else), you get an extra volume wheel on the cable, which is quite convenient. The audio is also clearer and louder when wired. I wish there was a firmware update that might resolve the audio artifacts over Bluetooth, but judging by their website, what you buy is what you get.
Lastly, the battery life with normal use is about 10 - 11 hours, which is pretty standard for Bluetooth earbuds. I also want to add that I had no issue connecting the unit to my Samsung through Bluetooth.
If you’re looking for an affordable pair of earbuds for young gamers with low latency, give these a chance!Jul 29, 2020 23:47
JLab Audio - Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones - Black/Blue (Model: GEBPLAYRBLKBLU84) came with JLab Audio Play Gaming Wireless Earbuds, Travel Bag, 3 pairs of Ear Tips, Travel Bag, 3.5mm AUX Console cord with volume control and Micro-USB charging cable.
Setup is very easy for JLab Audio - Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphone and able to pair with the phone very quickly using Bluetooth. I did a full charge before first use. The audio/call quality is really great. The battery life is good and it lasts around 11 hours as advertised. It can be charged using a micro USB cable.
It is really convenient to wear for an extended period of time and did not face any discomfort at all. I have used it with XBOX and Play Station and worked without any issues. Quick mute is a great feature. It is easy to switch between gaming and music. In gaming mode, it does provide increased mid-high frequency response for clear vocals. In Music mode, it amplifies vocals and bass for enhanced music listening.
The build quality is excellent and sound quality is outstanding as well. JLab Audio - Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones are excellent value with quality features.Aug 04, 2020 01:22
The JLab Audio Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones are different than many other gaming headsets in that it doesn't go over the top of your head. This is handy if you want a gaming headset that doesn't mess up your hair! :-D
The main part of this headset wraps around your neck, keeping the volume controls within easy reach. On the wire for the right earbud is a small module that contains the microphone and a physical mute switch.
The unit is very lightweight and you'll likely forget that you're wearing it. The two earbuds magnetically connect to each other to help prevent tangles.
- Physical mute switch: This is probably my favorite feature of the headset. You move the switch up (towards your mouth) to enable the mic. This exposes a blue painted indicator to show that the mic is on, but it's hard to see since it is under your face. Moving the switch down (towards the floor) mutes the mic. I actually use this headset for conference calls as it is a convenient way to mute and un-mute yourself. The only drawback is that reaching for the switch usually results in my hand rubbing against the microphone and causing static to others on the call.
- Physical volume buttons: I like that the volume buttons are easy to find on the neck band and that it is easy to adjust the volume while playing.
- AUX cable: You can use this headset as a *wired* headset by using the included AUX cable and connecting it to the Micro USB port of the JLab headset and the headphone jack of your controller (or the Nintendo Switch, which is discussed further below).
- Music mode: Every time you power the headset on, the equalizer will automatically be optimized for voice chat. To use the headset for music, you'll want to hold down both volume buttons for over 1 second. One beep means the headset is in gaming mode, two beeps mean the headset is in music mode, meaning that the sound will be optimized for music.
## Nintendo Switch compatibility
While the headset is *technically* compatible with the Nintendo Switch, it's compatible in the same sense that Apple's wired earbuds are compatible. Using this headset with Nintendo Switch requires using the AUX cable and plugging it into the headset jack of your Switch. While this is fine for playing with the Switch in handheld mode, the AUX cable is not long enough to be usable while the Switch is in its docking station to play on your TV.
The Nintendo Switch does not have Bluetooth for audio use, so this headset will not work *wirelessly* with the Switch (at least, not without a 3rd party Bluetooth adapter).
The microphone does a good job of picking up my voice, but seems to pick up other sounds in the room more than a traditional gaming headset would. As I noted earlier, I also use this earphones for conference calls and I have not received any complaints from the people on the other end.
Sound is optimized for voice and you need to manually put the earphones' equalizer in "music mode" each time they are powered cycled, so this headset may not be ideal if you primarily wish to use it for listening to music.
With the AUX cable, the unit does not need to be powered on in order to hear the sounds coming from the headphone jack of your gaming device. This is nice as you don't need to worry about charging the headphones if primarily plan to use them with the AUX cable.
Overall, the JLab Audio Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones are a nice alternative to over the head gaming headset, and feature a physical mute switch, AUX cable compatibility, as well as Bluetooth. Sound and microphone performance are OK, but not quite as good as a traditional gaming headset that places the mic in front of your mouth.Jul 30, 2020 16:48
From the PS4 to the Nintendo Switch and my Samsung S10+, these little earphones were great.
There are little magnets at the back of your earphones that help keep them from getting tangled when stationary on a desk or somewhere else. The magnet isn't as strong as some other vendors where it would keep them together in a cargo pocket. That might be why they included a little bag to keep them in; the bag is nice with a sturdy zipper.
Three different earpiece sizes is necessary because between myself and my child, we needed to swap them out for a better fit between the two of us.
It felt like these earphones lasted forever; a few hours here & there before I needed any type of charging. The charging cable didn’t come with an AC Adapter and it’s Micro-USB, which I found a bit strange as USB-C is where most things are headed.
Pairing was very simple. There were no issues encountered when pairing via mobile or PC. The wire behind the head pops back into form pretty easily and stays put.
I found that the audio coming from the PC via Bluetooth was a bit lacking, so I wouldn't recommend it as a PC gaming audio device. When connecting it to a mobile device, as these earbuds are meant to be the target audience for, I noticed a substantial improvement in audio quality. I can't explain it, but it was great.
The same goes for the connection to the PS4 controller; I was quite impressed when playing one of the games in the Need for Speed series.
Microphone response was good and there were no complaints about tone or clarity when I was engaged in some Multiplayer games. I liked the quick mute switch, however I wish the audio controls and mute switch were swapped in place.
For the price point, these are truly for mobile gaming; I recommend some true on/over ear headphones for PC gaming however.Aug 09, 2020 20:32
This is my first experience with JLab audio equipment and I am impressed with the value and the quality for the price. I have been using them to play Asphalt 9 with my phone and they work well for that. I get good detail from the sound effects in the game and have no issues with the mic. The sound quality is as good as some of my around the neck style Bluetooth headsets that are twice the cost. The next feature I am very impressed with. I hooked up the wired plug in to use with my Windows 10 Gaming rig. Wow! The sound quality is very good in the wired mode. I am actually surprised at how good they sound for the price. The controls are also very simple and intuitive to use and the inline mic switch in wired mode is nice. If you are looking for a comfortable lightweight earbud-style wireless or wired option for the price of these JLabs I seriously doubt you could do better especially for gaming in the wired mode. They are the most comfortable neckband style headset I have owned and I have many. The wired mode increases the sound quality exponentially with this headset. So if you are looking for a good portable and versatile gaming headset at a good value these are definitely a good choice. I really did not expect the sound quality to be as good as it is in wired mode for the cost! I will be looking to purchase more JLab products after the experience I have had with these!Jul 31, 2020 00:24
The JLab Audio Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones are simple to set up and sound dynamic enough to really be enjoyable. They fit very comfortably around the neck into the ears. Plus a long time of playing with a 11 hr time after a full charge.
• The earphones go around the back of your neck and come up to your ears. No more uncomfortable over the head headphones irritation. Conventional fit would leave your hair mashed up on top. The earphones are a welcome change fitting in the ear and are secure when put them on. If the JLab Audio earphones do happen to slip out of your ear, the two ends are magnetic so they come together to still keep them around the neck. There are several pair of silicone optional earbuds to aid the comfort of the earphones in your ears. One size will fit you best, they are not hard to remove and apply.
• Battery time is 11 hrs and only 10 mins to charge for 1 hr of play and 2 hrs to charge fully. Excellent battery life that you charge with the given the mini USB cord connection. These earphones have Voice prompts that tell you what is happening with the earphones. Hello. Ready to Pair, You’re Connected and Goodbye. This is a real nice feature. These JLab Audio Wireless earphones actually tell you how much time you have left on your charge when you turn them on. That is a great, knowing when to recharge the earphones. To charge the earphones open up the charge slot and plug in the charge short cord on the control piece. It will charge with a red light that turns blue when the earphones are at capacity full.
• These JLab Wireless Earphones are a dual threat: gaming and music. The stereo sound, which is great, really makes the earphones especially nice to listen to. No issues if you are gaming or listening to music. The JLab earphones have a nice length Aux cable with a connection to PS4, XBOX, Switch and PC. With the PC I was able to hook up the wireless operation. You connect it by Bluetooth and it is just like anything Bluetooth. Find the earphones controller piece attached to the earphones cord and hold down the center button and pair with the computer. Really easy to do over because, the earphones connect quickly to the last thing you had with Bluetooth. There is also a setting to hook up a very small EQ for gaming or music. There was a slight bump up in middle for gaming and a slight bump for bass and treble with music. Stereo is pretty impressive.
• There is a piece on the cord next to the controls that controls mute and unmute. It is useful when talking across gaming platforms and phone calls. This is pretty much standard on most earphones/headphones options.
• The control or function part of the cord has 3 main buttons to use with the earphones. There is a button at the top, one button in the middle and one button at the bottom of the control piece. Volume is controlled by pressing the up button once and the bottom button decreases the volume. The middle button controls on/off, answering calls, while the remaining buttons change EQ.
• To top it all off, the JLab Wireless earphones come with really cool pouch. It will hold the two cords and the earphones as well. It is small enough to pack or even carry around if you need to.
Overall all, the JLab Audio Wireless earphones are comfortable to wear, great with stereo sound, easy to use buttons, Voice prompts and a long battery life. It is also very thorough that you are able to connect to your gaming console or PC. One last feature is the bag everything fits in. This is super helpful when traveling or just keeping the parts together.Jul 29, 2020 09:14
I was curious about how wireless this would be, and I found it is mostly wireless, but for gaming, not 100% wireless. For music, it is totally wireless. Okay, for gaming, you need to plug into your controller, and that plugs into the headset controller unit, so it isn't wireless completely, but there is no need to plug into the game system. Fair trade off for not having to plug into the game system.
Battery life is amazing on these, noting 10 hours is probably about right.
The best part of these? The gel ear inserts are not only comfortable, they let in some ambient noise (safety) and they give really decent sound.
For the price point you cannot go wrong. Even if only for music! But these have a game mode that allows for a more clarifying high pitched sound, like movements and when someone steps on something you know they are near, or can be used in music mode. A simple press of the JLAB button on the controller (for 1 second) toggles between game and music modes by the simple one or two beep sound. You'll also hear a lady's voice announce the battery level when you turn them on for your game/music session.
You'll also find a cool JLAB black bag with a padded blue interior, which you can store our headset in. Same with the necessary cables for charging (micro USB) and the USB to 3.5MM for use with your headset. You will also find different size tips for your headset in this bag. Very nice bag and a nice thought to make this a complete package.
This headset does offer the usual volume up/down and also one feature I like is the sliding switch for mute. A definite confirmation is provided when you have to slide this switch to mute. No accidentally having others hearing your Mom/Dad, wife/husband yelling at you for not taking out the trash or doing your chores for the night.
Highly recommended, for the price, you cannot go wrong.Jul 30, 2020 21:08
A 3.5mm audio and Lightning charging adapter with Lightning Connector— Keep listening on your Apple device with your 3.5mm headphones—all while charging at full speeds
I bought this because the cheap charger I found on Amazon failed after about two weeks, and overall I've had a good experience with Anker products. They stand behind their products and they have a generous replacement policy.
That said, I'm not thrilled with this item. I'll keep it because options for plugging in a headphone or an audio cable on an iPhone 7 are severely limited. I use it in my car to listen to music, as my vehicle is older and doesn't have Bluetooth. With the pre-7 iPhones, plugging in a cable and a charger was easy, and using the phone through the car speaker was automatic. With this device, telephone audio does not pass through. It's only for music. So when I ask Siri to make a hands-free call, I have to use my hands to disable the device or no sound comes through.
Having the charging port on the side instead of at the end means there's always a cable hanging awkwardly in front of the my car's temperature control knobs.
But what's most annoying, and what led me to write this review, is that music starts playing as soon as I plug the adapter into the phone, even if the Music app is closed. It picks up the last thing I was listening to and automatically starts playing it. Maybe I don't want music just that moment, and just want the phone charging.
It's absurd that this product even needs to exist (thanks, Apple!), and it's ridiculously expensive for what you get. As I said, though, unless it breaks down, I'll keep it. What choice do I have? Even Anker doesn't list this product on their site.Aug 02, 2021 13:27
I recently bought a pair of Sony MDR-EX50AP Earphones for the gym and just to have something as an option while my AirPods Pro is charging. But since my iPhone XR doesn't have a 3.5mm audio jack was looking for an adapter and for a while, I had used the apple 3.5mm audio jack to the lightning the adapter from apple but got annoyed that stop what I was doing. Unplug my audio adapter and replug to charge the phone. So doing some research for a while I saw the Belkin was the only one and didn't like its design wise and it was more expensive. Then I saw Anker one and honestly, it was more compact and seeker. Plus it was cheaper than the Belkin version. Anker is a well-known brand from cables to battery packs and I have never gone wrong with their products. The audio comes out clear and clean, My iPhone XR changes perfectly fine. Build quality is extremely nice and feels really good. The cable is more protected on both ends of the adapter so you can have that peace of mind. Worth the investment.Jan 29, 2021 18:52
Great device, would be Excellent if the power were in the same direction as the audio, like the old Belkin device it’s replacing (device had an accident :-/ which are now $40+ if you can find)
Sound is excellent and clear. Ports and plugs are snap-tight and snug connections. Overall quality is excellent, as expected from Anker.
Will seemingly have to buy right-angle lightning cord for better cable management.May 11, 2021 10:46
This is great for my iPhone 8.
I just upgraded to iPhone 8 and wanted to keep using my Bose headphones that I’ve had for ten years.
I love that I don’t have to choose between charging my phone and listening with my earbuds.
It stays in the lightning port really well. I was afraid it would keep popping out. Not at all! It goes in securely and stays in like it’s life depended on it. This is a top quality product. The wire is thick and strong, not cheap and flimsy. It bends and stays there. I prefer it over Apple’s lightning to 3.5mm dongle.
If you see your phone say it’s “not supported,” don’t fear, just take it out, flip it over and put it back into the lightning port.Oct 01, 2020 06:11
It was 100% great at the beginning. After using it about a month with my ear buds, my iPhone 13mini will frequently freeze and tell me "Accessory is not match with iPhone (etc.)". I tried to ignore the warning and kept pressing Play. 3 days ago, my iPhone 13 mini turned itself OFF and scared me. I'm not using it now.....Dec 05, 2021 11:44
Works great! No dropouts or stuttering. I’m using it connected to my car’s AUX jack with a Cable and an IPhone 11. I bought it based on some reviews here and I’m very happy with the purchase. I have a few other Anker accessories at home (USB hub and a battery backup charger) and I’ve had good experiences with all so far.Dec 03, 2021 21:46
This device is now hard to find. The current model Belkin makes is for USB-c. This model for lightening works great for headphones listening. Have used it on three devices now. Got it for my son who studies with headphones on and needed to not always be running down his battery.Apr 20, 2021 11:34
I loved it. It worked well with both my IPhone as well as my IPad. I put it in the box. Placed it in the cabinet and came back to use it and it died on me. It still charges but I can no longer hear anything.
I will take it back and exchange it and hope for the best.Dec 11, 2020 13:57
For ages 6 years old & up, The JBuddies Play Gaming Headset is a wireless headset designed specifically for gaming. With 22+ hours of playtime and cushion support for all-day comfort, these headphones are there for when the kids want to play games endlessly. A built-in, retractable boom microphone lets you talk to your teammates or store back in the headphone when you play solo. Compatible with PS, XBox, Switch, PC/Mac, and mobile devices.
JLabs Audio has done an impressive job providing young gamers with a headset that includes every feature they need to game anywhere and with any device. I personally find great security in knowing that the volume cannot get above 85db (even when the source volume is maxed out along with the headphones (or aux cable) set to max volume). My son will often crank the volume up, so I personally don’t allow him to use any headphones that don’t limit the volume. It is refreshing to know that his ears are safe with the JBuddies.
The Bluetooth functionality works well, but my son tends to use the aux cable most of the time so that connection is simple and so that we do not need to worry about battery life. I was disappointed to find that the physical cable connects to the headset via micro USB (both for charging and for the audio connection). For charging, the connection should have been USB-C which is more current and much easier for kids to plug in (as it makes a tighter connection and can be connected in any direction (unlike micro USB)). For audio, the connection should be a standard 3.5 mm jack. Because the Aux cable is Micro USB to 3.5mm, it is not nearly as easy to replace if it becomes damaged - which mine did immediately. (Either my Son or my Dog chewed on the cord which quickly tore. Not the fault of JLabs.)
Both earcups fold inward to decrease the size for travel - although they do not come with any travel bag or case. The hinges are thick plastic which seem durable - but, the metal which holds the earcups to the headband could easily bend if they get crushed inside of a backpack, or sat on during travel.
Overall, I absolutely recommend this headset for any young kid (although they are able to just barely fit an adult if needed in a pinch). They look stylish, are affordable, easy to use, have a great battery life, and have literally every feature short of Active Noise Cancellation. The boom mic is easy to adjust and is retractable so that it is always ready. If you are looking for headphones or a gaming headset for a younger kid - you absolutely cannot go wrong with the JBuddies. They will work for literally any music or gaming device and they have a fantastic warranty.Aug 20, 2020 23:29
These have to be the cutest wireless gaming headphones ever! Awesome design!
The JLAB JBuddies Play Gaming Wireless Headset are a child sized pair of wireless headphones, with an additional wired connection for gaming on the go. I have a 9 year old, and these headphones fit his head perfectly. He wears them for hours at a time, without any issues with comfort or distress. They are very comfortable, in fact, in his words, "these headphones get five stars from me!"
They are compatible with XBOX, Playstation, Nintendo, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC computers. Incredibly versatile, bluetooth operation with optional 3.5mm jack connection. We tested them on a Nintendo Switch, and an iPhone 8.
With a 22 hour+ playtime from a 3 hour charge, and a 10 min rapid charge netting another hour of gaming, you are able to be on the go for a good long while. My son uses the headphones each day on his drive to and from school, and has been known to leave them 'on' in the car, all day, and they are still ready to go for the drive home. Standby time is 400 hours, hence leaving them on isn't an issue here! The bright blue charging cord is great, so you don't get it mixed up with all of your other cords, matches the button accents on the headphones, and the AUX cable, with the adjustable volume controller when when you are wired to your gaming device.
For piece of mind, these headphones are 'volume safe' meaning that they have a built-in volume regulator that limits the volume so it will never go past 85db, protecting your child's ears. And talking of ears, the design on the ear cups with a nod to gaming consoles, buttons and icons, that goes up and over the inside of the headband give these a unique aesthetic. Very cool!
There is a retractible boom mic, that discretely hides away into the ear cup, a quick pull and there it is, and you are chatting with your friends online. There is a mute button, press the JLAB logo in the center of the right ear cup, if you need to cancel other gamers or chat to your mom! In our experience, there was zero latency between speaking and hearing, the sound was crystal clear and never had any problems. Very impressive in such a small size. The boom mic and mute button work whether the headphones are being used in wireless OR wired mode, which is a great feature, however the volume buttons on the ear cup only work in bluetooth mode.
If you press and hold the volume up/down buttons at the same time for 1 second, you can switch the audio settings between a 'Gaming' EQ that enhances the vocals and and increases spacial awareness by adjusting the mid-high frequencies. If you press and hold again, you'll hear 2 beeps and you'll be in 'Music' EQ mode, that amplifies the bass, and heightens the vocals for a balanced music listening experience. Don't expect the bass to blow your head off, these are after all, a) geared for kids, and b) geared for gaming. All the controls are on the right hand ear cup, easy to reach and use, no problem for children's fingers.
These headphones definitely have a very pleasing sound to them, are easy to pick up and use, and have a great long battery life. What more could a kid ask for!?! Add to that a 2 year warranty and you are good to go!Jul 29, 2020 18:00
JLab Audio has come out with a headset for young kids that are getting in to gaming or enjoy listening to music. But does this really fit the bill and is it the right headset for your child? Hopefully this review will help to answer some of those questions.
First off out the box your going to get the main headset, usb cable to charge it, 3.5 mm cable and some instructions. First impressions of the headset was that i actually thought it was pretty cool looking. The leather wrap was black and white decorated with some pretty cool gaming designs. At first glance my son, who's 6 yrs old, fell in love with it immediately just based on the design. So jumping right in to it we charged the headset right away which took about an hour. Battery life is long, and i mean LONG, which is a good thing as it will provide hours upon hours of play time in wireless mode. Pairing the unit to a cell phone or laptop was done very easily via bluetooth and required no real effort to complete this task. Getting to work with a ps4, (which is what we tested it against) proved to be a whole another story. But i don't want to get ahead myself. First lets talk about the design. This headset is definitely geared towards the younger crowd. In the picture that i uploaded you can see just how small it is compared to my gaming headset that i use. I have 3 kids with my youngest being 6 and my oldest being 12. It fit my 6 year old perfectly however my 12 year old did not like the fit of the headset as the ear cups were too small and quite honestly it did not look right on her. My age recommendation based on what i saw would be between the ages of 4 and 10 years of age. The audio quality in my opinion was weak however for a young child who really doesn't pay attention to all the highs, lows and mids, this shouldn't be a problem for them. However where i did find a problem was with the safe volume design. JLabs incorporated a volume limiter allowing the headset to not be able to exceed 85 db. While on paper this is a excellent design for kids, when it came to gaming this actually proved to be a problem. Allow me to explain why. So as we went to test this headset i decided to play a game with my son online so we could check voice quality and feedback. Voice quality was very good. I had no issues hearing him and there were no dropouts. However where the issue came in was that he was having a hard time hearing me due to the 85 db limit. I know what your thinking, 85 db is more than enough for sound quality, and you would be right but given the fact that you also have to balance the game audio as well this becomes a balancing act which is hard to achieve. For example we were playing Call of duty and we use our headsets to determine which direction the enemy is coming from. This becomes hard to do in the fact that as you raise your game volume your chat volume declines and vice versa. Also another issue we ran in to was the ps4 would not recognize the headset as a chat input device but would only recognize it as a audio. So what this meant is we could only get sound coming in but we couldn't get any chat coming out. This by far was the biggest issue i had and was the most frustrating one to work around as this would happen every time we turned the ps4 on. The low audio me and my son could of lived with but the constant having to get the ps4 to recognize the headset every time we turned it on ended up causing us to eventually put it aside and not use it for gaming.
Here's the bottom line. At the price point that this headset is coming in at i think it is a perfect fit for small kids who plan on doing single player gaming or listening to their kids music. If your child is in to gaming with other friends or family members then you may want to rethink this device. At the end of the day you have to decide based on your child's habits if this is gonna be the right fit for you. For my child this was a hard pass.Aug 03, 2020 18:08
JLab Audio - JBuddies Play Gaming Wireless Headset: The technology agnostic JBuddies are not just a nice gaining accessory for kids. They are easily justified because the flexibility to use across so many different technologies (mobile, phones, game consoles, PC/Macs) adds up to cost savings. Our youngsters are fickle about what game or activity they want to play with this week.
I know these are labelled wireless, but our kids' variety of game consoles will work most predictably when we use the cable with the 3.5 mm jack and just plug it in to either the console or the controller. That jack enable the earphones and mic (if your consoles supports it). Even if your device doesn’t support the mic, the earphones still work nicely. You should consider wireless a solution especially for connecting to phones, tablets and computers and game consoles that have Bluetooth. You’ll surely find exceptions.
SETUP and PERFORMANCE: What makes these “for kids”?
They are sized for a smaller head, really light, comfortable and have a kid-oriented design.
We’re easily going to get a few days of use before a charge is needed. And re-chargeable means we won’t be buying batteries weekly. For “plug-in” use, they appear to work without a charge.
The earpieces are volume limited, so even on maximum, there’ll be no ringing ears. It seemed to me that the volume limiting was fairly aggressive. If you see your youngster has the volume all the way up, I wouldn’t worry.
These are not bass heavy or as detailed like high quality headphones.
The microphone is flexible enough to prevent breaking off and the headband is sufficiently robust if a real-world wrestling match breaks out mid-game.
Your youngster is not going to let you use them.
The AUX Console cord has a 3.5mm 4-contact pin to enable both listening and talking when that is enabled by the game.
Our youngsters had no trouble just plugging in and playing their games. They loved the sound and were willing to listen to videos for extended periods. I wanted to explore the sound and connectivity so I took over "after hours."
Using my MacBook Pro (and is probably similar to any PC): I tested using a FaceTime call. Both computer and phone calls rely on Bluetooth. Set up your Bluetooth (BT) by pressing that multipurpose round button on the JLab and then opening your BT settings on the Mac. JLab should appear in the SOUND PREFERENCE in both your INPUT and OUTPUT tabs. Select JLab in both tabs. Initiating the FaceTime call got me a picture through my Mac camera and a clear voice on the JBuddies. The caller couldn’t hear me until I unmuted my headset. Make sure the large MUTE button is OUT. I never saw a blue ring (mentioned in instructions), but my mute did work properly.
Using my phone or IPad to make a conference call worked the same, but Setup was less fussy. I only needed to ensure I had a Bluetooth connection, and the conference call worked like a charm. Be sure to have the MIC BOOM pulled out as well as the MIC MUTE button out. Game use was just as easy. These are nice sounding headphones, so music, phone calls, and gaming were all very easy to live with. . . clear and balanced tone. My kids could easily use these headphones for music or movies, and for conference calls or gaming, they are perfect.
SUMMARY: JLab Audio - JBuddies Play Gaming Wireless Headset offers a nice solution for game play across all our gaming platforms. Keeping sound contained to just the ears of our youngsters makes for a quieter living environment for the rest of us. As noted earlier, the volume limiting should eliminate any risk of hearing damage. As your youngsters explore conference calls or just want to play games on your phone, that’s all possible, too. The youngsters in our family love them.Jul 29, 2020 13:04
Bottom Line - If you're looking for a wireless headset for your young kid (6-10) to be able to listen to music or watch shows on a device, then this is great. If you are hoping to have your kid use it for gaming, I'd look elsewhere.
Note: This is advertised as being for people over the age of 6, but in reality, it’s mostly just for kids. Adults should steer clear as the headset would barely fit.
Design - I actually like the design of the headset (I have the black one). The scattered gaming icons makes the headset have a bit of a unique look to it. The retractable mic boom sits nicely in the side of the earpiece and overall the entire look is pretty clean.
Music/Videos - Setting this headset up as a Bluetooth device is as simple as any other and anyone with a very basic knowledge will be able to do so with ease. You will then get to enjoy 20+ hours of listening without having to recharge. As for the sound quality, I would describe it as adequate in this area. It's nothing to write home about, but certainly not bad either. Most parents would also enjoy that the sound is limited so that kids will not damage their hearing. Overall for this purpose, this headset is a viable option for young kids.
Gaming - The headset really struggled in this aspect for me. My initial test was just as a single player using it for gaming audio. Right out of the gate I noticed the audio was super low. Partly I'm sure because of the decibal limit, however it was coming across lower than when it was used for other things which was odd. You could hear the medium to louder elements of the game, but would have no knowledge of any of the more subtle noises as they were lost entirely (think footsteps). The second element I tested was the mic, and the ability to chat with friends. This went miserably and 3 separate occasions. Any time I partied with a friend, they could hear me loud and clear but the issue that came up every time was whenever one of them would speak their voice would get instantly echoed back to both of us. I tried everything from adjusting settings, to using different controllers, but nothing would change that outcome, making this completely unusable for gaming chat purposes.Aug 12, 2020 11:37
This is an ok little pair of wireless headphones for ages 5-8 years old. For ages 9 to tweens, I’d step up a little and buy a level or two up.
The Jbuddiesplay are perfect for the young child in the backseat of a car watching a movie on a tablet or playing some games on a cell phone or tablet. The wireless feature for the younger kids is nice as they won’t get tangled up and unplugged ect.
I was able to wirelessly (bluetooth) set the headphones up with an iMac, iPad, iPhone and a Windows PC wirelessly very easily. I tried to wirelessly connect to a PlayStation 4 but PS4 doesn’t recognize it on their side. You can still use the headphones when you plug the provided aux cable into the controller.
I also tried to trick the 85db child safety volume setting by manipulating the sound settings on the devices but no luck. The safety feature worked like a champ. You will not have to worry about your child turning the volume up to damaging levels.
A person would not be disappointed buying these as long as they understood that these are an inexpensive wireless device for young kids and don’t expect true mid to high end gaming headphones. If the kids dip them in apple sauce or wreck them in a few days, I would not be upset and I would be glad I didn’t spend a ton of money on them! You can also plug them in like traditional headphones if you forget to charge.Jul 28, 2020 18:41
First off, my kid loves these, that's the most important part.
I jumped on these as my child has not been able to find any good quality headphones for his age and has recently got into gaming on his switch and tablet. I tested using them in wired and wireless mode using Youtube Music on high quality and Tidal to test Master and Hi-Fi audio quality. Testing was conducted on a MacBook Pro 16 and a iPhone 11 Pro. Testing was a little difficult as an adult wearing children’s headphones for fit so please keep that in mind while reading.
-Good audio quality overall
-Wired and wireless options
-Micro USB charging (no USB-C)
-Aux cable connects to headphones vis USB-C, hard to replace
-Audio quality (vocals) mixed bag
Opening has generic but fun packaging. Inside you will find the headphones, documentation, a Aux to Micro-USB cord and a USB A to Micro USB cord for charging. There is no included power adaptor.
Set up: After an initial charging (red LED will turn blue when charged), I paired it with my MacBook Pro to test connectivity, microphone quality with various settings and wired quality. Bluetooth pairing is simple with holding the power button for a few seconds and then pairing in your bluetooth menu. Any console that supports bluetooth profiles will work fine with this, if there is a special proprietary connection required you might run into issues. In that situation you will utilize the AUX cable to connect audio to your device.
Use / Audio quality: On the Mac book, I actually was pretty impressed. Using Tidal, I tested a variety of songs from High quality to Master quality. Music by Charli XCX had pretty impressive and clean bass for children headphones. Most vocals on Tidal were good quality. Rock music in Youtube Music sounded a little muffled, I was unsure if this was due to the compression in YouTube Music or the headphones. I compared the song Words, Hands, Hearts by Yellowcard to the Tidal version and did notice a difference while wired. YT Music was muffled while Tidal’s version was just quiet in comparison so I am sure compression is a factor as might be the DAC inside the headphones. Children won’t care but since this is a review, I thought I would nitpick. Of note, voices on YouTube videos sounded very dull, music tracks were mostly good to go. I assume this is due to the above issue with music.
Testing wired on Master was overall a nice experience aside from the boring vocals, I noticed that on MacBook the bluetooth profile will default to AAC which was interesting, I assumed the headphones would only support SBC. As a result, I did not notice any lag in videos.
I tested the microphone recording in “compressed” and in “lossless” on MacBook. Compressed had noticeable background static but sounded pretty accurate. Lossless seemed to have got rid of much of the static and was much better. I also ensure the settings were set to 96000 Hz in the MIDI audio controls.
Wired are wireless are the options here. I was able to see AAC and SBC profiles on bluetooth. No APT-X as far as I can tell. I think most people will used the wired mode on consoles. I believe the PS4 supports bluetooth so you can likely connect it wirelessly to that. Xbox does not so you will have to go the wired route on that, same goes for the switch.
Cell phone and PC connectivity is outstanding if you have an Aux port or bluetooth. I would go for the wired connection when available as I felt it sounded much better on these headphones. On a commute in a bus or train, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference though.
Battery life / extra notes:
Battery life is rated for 22 hours but I was unable to run them down in my review time so it must be pretty good overall. There is no noise cancellation on these but provide good isolation due to their design.Aug 01, 2020 12:37
It says 6+ but as an adult male with a medium sized head… they barely fit. But I'm not exactly the target audience. Now for my kids these are fantastic in my mind. There are a few features that could be better but overall I like them.
The main features first, the audio is good, not amazing, but quite satisfactory for the price and for the target range as well, I don't see the need to turn my 4 year old into an audiophile and he doesn’t need to thump the house with some good bass. The mic has good quality, is retractable, and flexible. The flexible part makes it a little difficult to retract however, learning from experience I've found that boom mics or antennas that have some kind of hinge and are firm tend to break around kids (not the fault of the product). The mute button functions nicely and has a clicky feeling to it so you know you hit it, downside is unless you have a mirror or take off your headset you can't see the light that also lights up when the mute is on (not that this can really be helped with a wireless headset). The design is fun and my kids actually wanted to keep it on and if you are trying to decide between wired and wireless just think about how much you love cords. Flying isn't exactly an option right now but back when I we did, all of the wired things tended to end up in rats nests and I was usually the one trying to detangle. So wireless is a winner every time in our house. Though it can be wired if necessary. The cords are nice and not exactly easy to tangle as well. The volume on the headset controls the phone and headset simultaneously but the volume on the cord is independent and a wheel which makes it super easy for 4 year old to control. One more thing about the volume is it is limited, I was able to hear clearly and it was nice but it didn't blow out my ear drums (which they advertise).
So a few interesting things, in the box the directions said it is compatible with PC/MAC and to use the cord for Mobile/Console… it is compatible with anything that supports Bluetooth, on android it had full functionality including the "okay google" feature it also says it supports on the box. It also talks about an app in the directions. It is to "burn in" the headphones, and honestly that really isn't required as your headphones will be burned in eventually and I don't think an audiophile will be purchasing these, but if so there is that option. The one main feature that annoyed me is the micro USB, USB C isn't that new at this point and most things should be moving that way, something new and on the go should be using USB C to charge; granted if you have a tablet that has the micro USB charging port then you might really appreciate the micro USB.
So if your looking for some good kids headphones for on the go or just around the house during the school year if you have a few people trying to all work and in closer proximity to each other at home this year I can easily recommend theses.
Good Mic (Retractable, flexible)
No wall wart, you'll need to provide your own.Aug 15, 2020 16:13
Complete aftermarket radio installations with this Metra USB replacement hub. It replaces the factory hub with auxiliary, HDMI and USB ports and is suitable for selected Ford vehicles.
Good quality part. I used it to connect to my Carplay stereo. Decent price too. Close to what is on Amazon.Oct 18, 2019 16:45
These worked just fine as intended, only thing is they can be bought cheaper elsewhere and I didn't know, the price needs to be less at best buyNov 23, 2019 13:06
This pop in perfectly replaces the existing F150 USB face plate to match new Kenwood head unit inputs!Sep 04, 2020 16:10
This replaced my factory parts and I am very pleaseJul 27, 2020 09:04
Bought to replace the factory USB port due to upgraded the radio, however this is twice the size and would require serious modifications to the dash to use itJul 24, 2020 14:05
Listen to your playlist via an old factory cassette player thanks to this Car and Driver car cassette adapter. It lets you plug in a smartphone or MP3 player.
Husband purchased a Toyota MR2 Spyder from a dealer in Arizona. I'm used to having bluetooth in my Camry, and my husband uses an aux in his Sequoia, so in this respect we were a little "ugh" with the obvious fact that this car would have neither (first world problems) -- and given we were going to be flying out to Arizona to pick it up, driving it up through Las Vegas for a cousin's wedding, then driving it the 1,500 miles back home, we needed more than just CDs to survive. Opted to get this cassette to aux adapter to tide us over, it worked well, but given that we are both accustom to higher quality equivalents (bluetooth, and aux, to an extent) we weren't wowed by the sound quality by any means -- not to mention the car's speakers were old enough to vote, so it's tough to assign any blame. I'm giving it 5 stars as it did work perfectly, the only con in our situation was the length of the adapter is rather short, and our pull out cup holder was RIGHT beneath the stereo, so if we wanted to keep our drinks in the holder versus rolling around on the floor board, we weren't able to use the adapter. Not the adapters fault in any way! We still have the adapter and plan to use it on our next vacay with the Spyder. Other than that, I'm fine packing some earbuds as a backup. Ignore the askew hood.Jul 15, 2018 21:04
Haha. Kids these days might not know what this is or what its for.
But works great in my old car that still has a cassette player.
Didn't they still sold this until I saw it at Best Buy.
Thanks Best Buy!!!Jul 26, 2020 19:24
It works well! Ive had it for years now and it works ok.Aug 18, 2020 18:48
Now even with my 2003 vehicle which is equipt with a CD and cassette deck, I can use this to play my MP3 player. although it does take some learning to figure out the right volume settings between the car radio, and the MP3 player.Feb 21, 2018 16:55
This is wonderful for those of us that still have cassette players in our cars. It works great when it works however this is my 3rd one in a year and a half. As my dad always said, they make them to sell not to last. I like it and will buy another one if i need to because I like to listen to the music on my phone but I wish it would last a little longer.Oct 18, 2017 18:23
It does what it needs to do. Cable could be better quality and could stand to be longer, but other than that it’s decent.Mar 15, 2019 17:12
This item fooled the automatic tape stop and therefore could not be used in the deck. Perhaps in a different deck there could be better results. But there was not adequate opportunity to test this one. It was returned.Apr 26, 2019 15:57
Needed to listen to music but was driving an older vehicle. This product let me listed via the cassette player in the vehicle.Oct 13, 2018 10:17
Charge up your smartphone or tablet while you're on the road with this Install Bay USB and aux port adapter. The compact unit works with your cigarette lighter to provide 2.1 amps of power for consistent charging. This Install Bay USB and aux port adapter is small enough to fit into your bag or glove compartment for effortless portability.
This worked perfectly. Fit right inside where the cigarette lighter/ charging port was... Looks great too. Allot better than the piece of garbage car toys sold me that was supposed to fit and was waaay too small...Apr 11, 2021 22:07
I returned this item since it was not compatible with my vehicle.Jun 20, 2020 14:16
Works well, but did not fit snug in the existing socket space.Jan 12, 2021 16:56
Needed a connection from XM radio to company vehicles aux only port. Was told this would do the trick. Hooked it up and the XM didn't work thru the stereo. It was a waste of moneySep 11, 2020 20:14
The adpter makes it look like the cig lighter input always had the usb. I like the flush USB with an alt signal input as well.Sep 17, 2020 14:06
Make your older vehicle feel like they have that brand new technology to be able to use your phone hands freeOct 21, 2020 09:58
it was easy to install and seem to work advertise so farJan 01, 2021 16:47
Okay product. Not suited to my car Accord. I returned back.May 29, 2021 04:39