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Monster® iCarPlay™ Wireless 500 FM Transmitter for iPod®

Monster® iCarPlay™ Wireless 500 FM Transmitter for iPod®

Item: 406206    Model: AI 500 FM-CH

Monster® iCarPlay™ Wireless 500 FM Transmitter for iPod®
1.5stars
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  • External antenna for maximum signal power
  • Convenient charging keeps iPod charged while playing
  • Advanced audio circuitry delivers natural sound with deep bass and pure highs
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Monster� iCarPlay� Wireless 500 FM Transmitter for iPod�
 
1.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

15%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Simple controls (3)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (6)
  • Bad reception / weak antenna (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (4)
  • Car (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid listener (9), Traveler (4), Audiophile (3), Enthusiast (3), Student (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

I like it! Mostly

It was great for listening to audio as well as watching videos off my iPhone. In rare occasions it would pick up a stray signals. Overall I think it's a good product but not ...Read complete review

It was great for listening to audio as well as watching videos off my iPhone. In rare occasions it would pick up a stray signals. Overall I think it's a good product but not good enough to pay what the MSRP commands.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Don't buy this... ever

This is my fourth FM transmitter (first Monster brand one)for an Ipod and/or Itouch. The only thing I like about it is that it charges my Itouch.
In terms of transmit...Read complete review

This is my fourth FM transmitter (first Monster brand one)for an Ipod and/or Itouch. The only thing I like about it is that it charges my Itouch.
In terms of transmitting my music through my radio, it is horrible. If I'm using it and I drive past another vehicle with a transmitter in it, it cuts out the signal until we pass each other. If I drive past a city bus, police car, ambulance, fire truck or any construction vehicles... the signal cuts out. For some reason when I drive past gas stations, the signal cuts out. The signal cuts out in certain areas of residential housing for no obvious reason at all. My drive to and from work is when I use this most frequently and the signal experiences interference at least 7 times each way. Even when there is nothing interferring withe signal, there is a constantstatic in the background regardless of the radio station it is set to. This product is so disappointing, I actually am questioning if I will ever buy a Monster product again, as clearly I bought a product with the Monster name on it, not a quality Monster product. If I still had the original packaging I would return it to the store I bought it from.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Its an okay product

By Matt

from Florida

About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Student

Pros

  • No AUX required
  • Works with iPhone

Cons

  • Expensive
  • static at times

Best Uses

  • Car

Comments about Monster� iCarPlay� Wireless 500 FM Transmitter for iPod�:

It's an okay product...it has problems with static, but it was very easy to set up. My problem was that my car did not have a built in AUX port, so using this I was finally able to listen to music in my car. The Griffin product that was pretty much the same thing was cheaper, but in the past I have had problems with their products. Hopefully this lasts...only downside to this that I have experienced so far is that it has static a lot. I have to change the station and then its all good.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No no no… disappointed.

By Johnjohn

from Rochester, MN

About Me Frequent Traveler, Student

Pros

  • Charges

Cons

  • Poor Reception

Best Uses

  • Car
  • Travel

Comments about Monster� iCarPlay� Wireless 500 FM Transmitter for iPod�:

I was very confident with this purchase and so excited to finally play music in my car since this is the only way that I can do so. Let's just say that it worked perfect for day one. I used it on a short trip to McDonald's and on on the way back it quit working completely and only charged. Yesterday it wouldn't work at all, but today it works???? (still on the same station) seems to be that this only works when it decides to. Only really useful for charging. For paying the price of almost $80 I would expect a much higher quality from this thing. I'm actually returning it tonight.

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  • No

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

"Sucker born every minute"

By Red55chevy454

from Houston Texas

About Me Gear Head

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Twist tuner jammed

Best Uses

    Comments about Monster� iCarPlay� Wireless 500 FM Transmitter for iPod�:

    Package says "One hand twist tuning lets you easily select clear frequency", tuner will not turn at all. Waist of time.

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    • No

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    1.0

    Don't buy this product

    By what the zen

    from Macon, GA

    About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Construction
      • Poor Reception

      Best Uses

        Comments about Monster� iCarPlay� Wireless 500 FM Transmitter for iPod�:

        I have owned this product for less than a week. After using it twice, last night it stopped delivering a charge. It still lights up and connections on both ends are OK. Monster wants me to pay to ship the device back for warranty replacement, but instead its going back to the retailer with the receipt.

        After calling tech support, the first girl was very pleasant but tried to steer me to a more expensive product. I wanted to know was there anything I could try further, so was transferred to the second tier support people. After being on hold for a few minutes I got connected to a female who honestly sounded as if she were half asleep or on drugs - she was so disinterested.

        All she could tell me was "if it won't charge then its defective you need to exchange it". Thanks for nothing.

        Also, I was not happy with the presets as they were at the extreme ends of the radio spectrum and excluded a lot of available frequencies.

        Overall, a complete waste of time and money - and the tech support sucks.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your money

        By BigIrish

        from Western Mass

        About Me Frequent Traveler, Lover of all music, Student

        Pros

          Cons

          • Cheap
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Interface
          • Poor Reception
          • Very expensive

          Best Uses

          • Car

          Comments about Monster� iCarPlay� Wireless 500 FM Transmitter for iPod�:

          Presets no very accurate with channels, almost always static through the channels. Had it for 4 months then it broke not it only plays through the passenger side speakers and now it is even cutting out when I pick up my phone. Over all this thing is a huge waste of money and is very poorly constructed. VERY disappointed.

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