Z Review – MPOW Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

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d0nj03 says:

But if you stick it that close to the headphone cup won’t the Bluetooth radio induce noise into the speaker every time it’s receiving a signal? You know, like a mobile phone sitting too close to a speaker while receiving data? That’s what my cheaper BT 3.0 audio receiver does: if I stick it directly to the cup like you did in the HD669 video, it induces continuous audible noise into the speaker all the time it’s receiving data from my phone. That makes it unacceptable for music.

Renan Lira says:

So, can you turn a wired headphone into a wireless headset for use with the PC and make skype calls, for example?
I can’t find any videos of someone using the mic…

ze_or says:

can you review their newer model?

Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter/Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless Audio Adapter for Headphone, Speaker,etc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KXIKCSI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_uP8Zyb8ESZBD1

Sam Luber says:

Wouldnt the bluetooth adapter for pc use on
board? or is my understanding of bluetooth just fucked?

Marius Piedallu van Wyk says:

Thanks, this is a wonderful idea… Wish I never bought that Sony MDR-1ABT … rather mod my old trusty Sennheisers!

Ethan Frye says:

hey z I’m trying to replicate this with the mk3,and I need one of those wires, but I’ve bought 5 different right angle wires, but none of them fit! do you know were I could find one?

mehutolkki3232 says:

I am surprised this little squeeky toy can drive my 250ohm DT770’s. Everything in this little shit is good, but the build quality and bluetooth range.

DCsProductions says:

There has been several things that I have purchased off of your recommendation. I have just received this today and it is now my favorite thing ever, and I am finally one step closer to living a wire-free life. Unfortunately the only pair of headphones that it will plug into without wires is my modded M50s, but that will change once I get my SHP9500s in the mail. If only I could find an adapter for my K7xx’s…

Sean Lee says:

So if I use this adapter for my car, would I have to turn it on every time I want to use it? Or is there a way to get it to come on once my car starts by keeping it plugged into a USB port the whole time charging?

Gabriel Pace says:

Also works if your car doesn’t have bluetooth but has an aux port

RojasTKD7 says:

Is it just me or dose the MPOW deliver a bit of add bass. I’ve been using it with me SE 598s and they seem to have a bit more bass which I like and make the SE 598 more enjoyable.

Now I have to get some short 3.5mm cables and mod all my headphones to take 3.5mm cables.

iLikeRFL says:

30$ question will it power mk3´s ?

DarthHater100 says:

Hey Z! Can you answer me a question??? If you buy wireless headphones, can you hook them up somehow to a receiver without bluetooth? Do they usually come with something for doing that, or do you have to buy something? Thanks!

Brandon Rand says:

Does it work to plug into a TV to bluetooth headphones?

amanieux says:

just curious, would it make sense using this mpow as a dac to improve sound from a PC ? is it as good as a $15 entrly level usb dac (such as http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELE-EL-D01-MINI-HIFI-USB-DAC-SOUND-Audio-CARD-PCM2704-BOARD-ELNA-Capacitor-bla/290908894610) or all these sub $20 dac does not improve sound significantly over a internal laptop sound card ?

Tk Hsu says:

hey, i thin this doesnt support aptx if i m right…

Ali Alawami says:

this guy can sell.. you made me buy shp9500, and now this.

Dumitru Daniel says:

Hi Thanks for this review. Have you tried using it for Skype? if no please give it a test and let me know if the audio quality goes down.
I have been going crazy trying to find a nice pair of Headsets that i can use for gaming and music. I had Logitech G933, and the sound was OK, the functionality was off the roof with the G keys, audio jack on the wireless receiver and on the headsets, i could use the wireless receiver with USB OTG on my Phone (The mic did not work this way for some reason) but i want a bit more, so i return them and looked into the Sennheisers RS 160, 170 around that. And none of them had an audio jack or a possibility of being portable in any way or having a Mic. That is just not work the money.

xFreSh99 says:

cool i was thinking about buying this but wasnt sure but now i think im gonna buy this. thx

David Jones says:

Have you been able to test on the PC for latency with this bluetooth receiver?

sanakiyamam1987 says:

i think the hole is reset not mic.

J MORA says:

you can stream audio from your TV to your headphones?

Alan Herrera says:

take my money! Thanks for the review, and the reference.

amanieux says:

how does it compares with an entry level portable dac ( fiio k1 for example) as far as sound is concerned ?

King Hadu says:

Hi ZReviews is this worth getting for a SHP9500 if I already have a Xonar DG sound card? I don’t want to sacrifice sound quality for wireless. But if its not audible then it won’t bother me but I am really skeptical about these cheap dac and headphone amp built into these bluetooth recievers. I find it hard this little $17 item you have can actually compete with a $50 dedicated DAC and Amp wired? is there really a audible difference worth keeping it wireless?

Abby Brown says:

I like your room

Parthiv Bomma says:

I don’t think this device has aptx

Gabbafoo says:

Bought it because of the good review.
It sounds really good.
Better than a few high end bluetooth headphones.
BUT … the mic is one of the worst i have ever heard … is just mine like that?
anyway – didn’t buy it for the mic
they also manage to power my 600ohm phones… not super loud but loud enough for me.

Tom Sirmeyer says:

Thanks man

Milton Dumay says:

hey z, do u think a stereo splitter connected to a headphone like the x2 or mk3 can be used to make a wireless Bluetooth headset with the vmoda boom pro?

Harry Hudson says:

If I am listening to a channel on the TV (ITV for example) and I want to watch a film on my Fire TV stick, will it still play audio or will it only work on the TV?

Caleb Jones says:

Nice hentai phone wallpaper

Atemu says:

Are the newer revisions also good? This one isn’t available anymore in Germany.

Fiona Li says:

Check out the BTunes.

Ogemow Productions says:

@Z Reviews ….. I watched your review for the audioengine b1 and until your review I just thought it was just an over priced Bluetooth receiver. But after that review I was considering buying one. But now after this video I have SERIOUS doubts about your reviews. Because the way you are talking about this cheap Bluetooth device sounds like you are saying it is as good of audio quality as the audioengine b1. So that makes me think that you will say anything to sell the products because you are probably getting paid to do so. So are you saying this $20 – $30 device has as good of audio quality as the $180 device and if it does than how could you tell people that the $180 audioengine b1 is worth buying? If I am wrong, please explain. I would like to hear what you have to say. If you don’t respond to this question then I guess I am right.

raiken ninja says:

perfect solution for iphone 7 owner i guess

MrDrTheJniac says:

Damn. Does the Mic work on the PC? I do not need it to, but it would be cool if it does.

Horsepipe says:

Goddamnit Zeos you piece of shit. Now I have to buy one of these fucking things along with the $30 cable adapter to have a 3.5mm out on my m50x’s, along with the $20 hybrid HM5 pads after I already bought the HM5 velour pads to fix the m50x’s all so I can have bluetooth m50x’s on the plane. Why did I ever subscribe to this channel. Thumbs up you bastard.

Logan West says:

Sooo… would you suggest this with the SHP9500’s?

Andy Pastuszak says:


I ordered a very similar device from Amazon today (yay same day shipping!):


I think these devices are probably OEMed by same manufacturer.

I don’t think you’re getting better quality because of Bluetooth 4.0 or AptX. It’s because of the native codec support. The one that I have DOES NOT support AptX, but it does support native MP3 and AAC. So, if you’re playing an MP3 or M4A file, it should transmit it without recompressing using SBC.

So, I saw you were using Google Play music. They stream MP3 and the stream should pass through to the MPOW without compression. Same goes for iTunes purchases and Apple Music.

Spotify streams Ogg Vorbis, so I tend to think that this is going to recompress Spotify into something else depending on the device. I believe iPhones favor AAC over other A2DP codecs, so it will probably re-encode the Ogg to AAC. Not sure what Android phones will do.

The Zio that I got needs to have the volume maxed out in order to use my X2s. The MK3s don’t get loud enough for my taste. I’m going to order the MPOW and see if it might be louder.

roogac says:

Hi Zeos! Do you have any experience with new version of this device? It has bluetooth 4.1 and it is cheaper on Amazon. That is the one I ordered and then realised it is not the same, because new version has 8-hours playtime and I am scared that it could be underpowered.

kid table says:

would i be able to put this setup on ALPHA dogs? I want a good pair of bluetooth headphones for school but its impossible to find a good pair that i can trust.

Parthiv Bomma says:

Does my phone have to be aptx compatible to get better sound quality

KrishKrusher says:

just bought this,had enough of plugging aux to play music in my car everytime.This will make a huge difference,thank you for reviewing it.

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