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3.7 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews

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  • Receiver lets you listen to music from your iPhone/iPod touch on your stereo wirelessly
  • Control your music and playlists from your sofa
  • Works with most A2DP stereo Bluetooth-enabled devices like iPod touch/iPhone
  • Pairs up to six devices
  • Backed by a one-year warranty
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Product Features

  • Size (LWH): 1.6 inches, 5.1 inches, 6.1 inches
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces
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Product Description

Product Description

Bluetooth Music Receiver

From the Manufacturer

With the Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver, you can wirelessly connect your iPhone or iPod touch to your home stereo or stand-alone speakers. When you pair a Bluetooth-enabled device with your home speakers, you'll not only enjoy superior music quality, but also the convenience of a wireless connection. Change music tracks or skip to another artist from the comfort of your sofa. Freedom from docks and cables means that you'll have complete control.

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Bluetooth Music Receiver
At a Glance:
  • Play your iPhone/iPod touch music wirelessly through your home stereo
  • Compatible with most A2DP stereo Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Control your playlist without leaving the sofa
  • Pairs with up to six devices
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Play music from your iPhone/iPod touch wirelessly through your home stereo.
Belkin Music Receiver

Play your music wirelessly from up to 33 feet away. View larger.
Play the Music of Your iPhone/iPod touch Wirelessly Through Your Home Stereo
Enjoy the convenience of a wireless connection while listening to your favorite tunes. With the innovative Bluetooth Music Receiver, you can appreciate the superior sound of your home speakers while controlling your playlist from the comfort of your sofa. Say goodbye to the hassle of cables, docks, and cradles, and play your iPhone or iPod touch wirelessly through your stereo. With Bluetooth 2.0 technology, you'll get reliable, high-quality sound.

Simple and Easy Wireless Set-Up
Getting started with the Bluetooth Music Receiver is easy. The Receiver itself connects to your home stereo or speakers using the included 3.5mm-to-RCA or 3.5mm-to-3.5mm cable. You can then pair your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Receiver wirelessly from across the room in your sofa or favorite chair. The Receiver stays connected up to 33 feet away, giving you plenty of freedom to move about as you choose.

Connect up to Six Different Devices
The Receiver will store information for up to six different devices, making it easy for you to connect your friends' or family members' devices and enjoy their music.

Low Profile, Elegant Design
The discreet and elegant design of the Receiver will complement any home stereo system. Its small, unobtrusive footprint fits easily next to your stereo or speakers.

About Belkin International, Inc.
Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Founded in California in 1983, Belkin is a privately held company and the recognized leader in connectivity solutions, in addition to accessories for MP3 devices, computers, and more. We provide extensive solutions for networking, home theater--with our PureAV line of cables, power, and digital wireless accessories--and many more categories. Belkin's phenomenal growth has led to our expanding global presence. In addition to corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, we now have offices throughout Europe--in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, among others--and in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Shanghai, and our regional headquarters in Hong Kong.

The Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver, power adapter, user manual, 3.5mm-to-RCA cable, and 3.5mm-to-3.5mm cable.

Belkin iPod Accessories - Music Receiver
Belkin LogoiPod cable
Bluetooth v 2.1Yes
CompatibilityCompatible with all devices enabled with A2DP stereo Bluetooth

Product Information

Product Dimensions 1.6 x 5.1 x 6.1 inches
Item Weight 10.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number F8Z492-P
Customer Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #26,112 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 Players & Accessories > MP3 Player Accessories
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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This device works well. All those who say range is crap etc simply don't know or understand bluetooth application. If you use it with a laptop built-in bluetooth or a mobile phone, then range will be short because the laptop or mobile bluetooth is for connecting to devices in the immediate proximity to your work area. Thats why it's called PAN - Personal Area Network.

If you want to use it with increased distance, get a class I (class 1) USB dongle rated for 100 meters. You will not have any trouble.

I have validated it first hand - my HP laptop's built-in BT cuts off all the time if more then 2 meters (6 feet) away. My ipod and iphone work nicely to about 5 meters (15 feet). A cheap billionton class 1 dongle doesn't cut off even at 10 meters (30 feet) and a belkin class 1 usb dongle even works at 12 meters (36 feet) with one concrete wall between.

Another advantage I find useful is that it supports multiple device pairing, I just leave it powered and once you 'disconnect' one device you can 'connect' a different one.

The device is powered by a 5V/0.2A universal (100V-240V) adapter and remembers my paired devices even after disconnecting and reconnecting power.

Audio quality is as good as any other A2DP bluetooth audio device. They all use the SBC (Low Complexity Subband Codec) bluetooth protocol which limits bandwidth to 512 kbit/s - which allows to enjoy sounds similar to a 256 kbit/s stereo mp3 file.
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I purchased both the Belkin Bluetooth Reciever and the BluBridge Receiver from two different locations and was going to return the one that I liked the least. So here is a very quick comparison. In the testing I also had one of my friends give his opinion as well. Here is what we both thought:

Belkin Bluetooth Reciever
Sound Quality: Amazing/Excellent 10/10- sounds just as good if not better than standard wired 3.5mm audio connection
Range: 8/10 Line of sight maybe 20-25ft, although I hear that this also depends on your transmitter, I was using Lenovo s10-3t netbook integrated bluetooth and Iphone 3GS integrated bluetooth as source.
Connectability Ease: 10/10, once you have paired it, it stays plugged in to the wall next to your stereo. Example: I turned off my Lenovo s10-3t netbook, the blue light went out on the belkin receiver showing disconnect, I turned the netbook on a day later, immediately I notice the belkin blue light come back on the belkin receiver, and the connect is so fast that the windows 7 startup sound/chime came in through my stereo. Obviously if you connect your computer to a different bluetooth audio device, you will have to later tell it to reconnect to the belkin. But the whole process is super smooth.
Portability: NOT PORTABLE, stays plugged in to wall, this is also a PLUS, because it always stays very ready for easy connect.

BluBridge 3.5mm Mini-Jack Rx - Receiver
Sound Quality: Excellent 9.8/10, wired and the belkin bluetooth sound were slightly better, it was more of a slightly fuller/richer, slightly louder sound with the belkin or wired connection. Note: it is only very slightly better sound. My friend and I could only tell the difference when we used the same song, same sound source connecting back and forth very quickly.
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It seemed like a quality product at a great price point, and there is a "wow" factor being able to hear your mobile device wirelessly through your home stereo, but...

Sound quality: the signal is strong, but sounds strange: you can tell the audio is compressed, but worse than that, tunnel-like. It took me a while to figure out that it was the Belkin and not a setting on my home theatre, as the stereo image is wide and there is a good sense of ambiance at first with music. But I think this is where the problem lies - there is TOO MUCH reverb. I tried moving it to a boom box with Aux inputs and no audio processing, and the same thing happened. It is as if the center channel is dialed down 50%, and sounds like a tunnel. Vocals disappear, and any sound source with cymbals, wind, etc is hard to listen to for any amount of time. Maybe OK for certain types of music, but not good for projecting sound from streaming net audio or, movies on your device. NOTE: Most of my audio testing was streamed from Pandora or over Wifi via the Air Video app (these sound fine via headphones). I gave up before trying it from audio stored on my device, but don't think that should help things much.

I've heard these kinds of effect from headphones and speakers before, and it can come from two places. 1). Very low bitrate compressed audio (64kbps or less), sounds become "slurpy" 2) If you don't insert the headphone jack in far enough, it separates the common audio ground and all you get is (left-right) = stereo portion of sound image. I made sure that wire connections weren't the issue here (tried a couple of different cables).
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This product works perfectly as advertised. It works flawlessly with my iPod Touch 3g. The sound quality is better than most other bluetooth streaming devices I've used. The range is good for about 20 feet with a clear line of sight, after that walls and people can break the signal. I've had no problems with it losing connection and it makes streaming Pandora a dream, now when I hear a song I don't like I just reach in my pocket and change songs without having to leave whatever I'm doing, walk across the house and hit the button because it's plugged in. If you are looking for a product like this, go ahead and get this one, you won't be disappointed.
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