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Jaybird uSport Universal Bluetooth Adapter

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Technical Details

  • Upgrade you sound quality to aptX
  • Use the Sportsband Headphones the way they were designed to be used
  • Enable Bluetooth on your MP3 player
  • Small and portable
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 10.9 x 10.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 91 g
  • Item model number: BAU
  • ASIN: B002PU9U0E
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 Oct. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Product Description

uSport Universal Bluetooth Adapter Mega-impact makeover for your bluetooth music performance Step it up to apt-X quality with uSport. The Sportsband Bluetooth headphones produce a bass-rich Bluetooth music experience with any regular Bluetooth music device. You can purchase the Sportsband alone or you can step up your music device's Bluetooth signal to apt-X quality with the uSport. What is apt-X?? Apt-X is the pinnacle of wireless technology! By enabling apt-X you are immediately upgrading your sound from stand wireless music to sound quality that is indistinguishable from even the highest quality wired headphones! The technology ensures that there is no signal loss nothing is discarded or considered 'irrelevant' every last detail counts so you can appreciate your music the way it should be heard flawlessly. For more details on apt-X technology feel free to browse the information pdf - available here . The uSport really is the must have accessory if you want to truly enjoy and experience your music wirelessly! The tiny uSport Bluetooth Adapter: 1) Enables Bluetooth on your MP3 player with a 3.5mm jack 2) Gives the option of apt-X CD quality audio on your device 3) Enables next

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By V'ger
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I have been trying for years to find a hi-fi, professional audio Bluetooth transmitter that could be connected to any audio device, in order to stream my huge collection of thousands of digital audio files from my portable devices to my audio system.

Unfortunately, as most Bluetooth users probably know already, the standard AD2P Bluetooth SBC compression codec (which is typically used by most Bluetooth interfaces to compress wireless audio), creates a great deal of compression artifacts, which are particularly noticeable in any kind of music using acoustic instruments, like jazz, classical, orchestral music, etc.

As a matter of fact, the typical SBC compression usually turns the higher frequency ranges into a shrilling garbled mess of unbearable noises, which can be easily noticed on instruments such as violins, flutes, and high-frequency percussions such as hi-hats, cymbals, shakers, sleigh bells, tambourines, etc.

So, until today, all of the traditional Bluetooth transmitters I have tried turned out to be almost unusable, other than for standard pop/rock music, at least to my discriminating musician ear.

Luckily, in recent years the APT-X Bluetooth high-quality compression codec was introduced, producing much less artifacts in wireless compressed audio streams. (Actually, now there are even _lossless_ APT-X codecs, which should completely solve this problem, hopefully)

Since APT-X-compatible transmitters, receivers and devices have become more and more available and common, I read many positive reviews on the various devices using this codec, even if they are _very_ costly, on average; so, I finally took the plunge and decided to try the most readily available couple of transmitting/receiving devices I could find on Amazon, i.e.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound! 6 Feb. 2012
By P
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Been using this to stream music from pc/mp3 player/smart phone to bluetooth speaker in kitchen, and a QED UPLAY receiver linked to a stereo. Both the bluetooth speaker and the QED support the apt-x codec in this jaybird, and it really does make it sound fantastic. There is a huge difference from a normal bluetooth connection, and it sounds crisp and bassy. I also tried it with non-apt-x speakers, and it worked well, but sounded just average, with some small distortion as expected with regular bluetooth.
Worth the money in my opinion for easy and cheap multi-room wireless music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I've bought two of these now. The first one for myself about 2-3 years ago. It's still going strong. I use it to stream from iPad/iPhone and various other devices, where I want the APT-X quality from my Sennheiser APT-X headphones.The big benefit of APT-X is you don't get any "lag", which you really don't want if you're watching films etc over Bluetooth. The sound quality is also better. How much better is open for debate. I can hear the difference. I suspect many won't unless you are playing lossless music.

The second one of these I bought for a relative, who wanted wireless headphones for a Yamaha Clavinova keyboard. I bought a set of the Sennheiser APT-X headphone along with one of these dongles as this ensure there is no "lag" between pressing a key on the keyboard and hearing the sound in the headphones. In short, it works a treat.

Overall, the quality of the item itself is great and the sound quality is superb. It's super-easy to pair with a Bluetooth device and comes with a neat USB charging lead (don't lose it!!). It will last a good few hours of playback.
A status LED shows you are connected and in what quality (APT-X or normal).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wireless conectivity. 1 Mar. 2013
By norm
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I am using this product with an i pad and entry level smartphone to play music to my hi-fi. It worked first time. The audio quality superb and indistinguishable from a wired connection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Small but does the job perfectly 11 Aug. 2013
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good sound quality and battery lasts well too.
Very pleased with this product and would definitely buy another \
Charges via USB cable supplied
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By Nl
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I actually like this but it far to fragile. I hardly use it and when I do it is not subjected to any stress, it simply plugs into my system an it not touched. I have never use it in a mobile way. The unit has developed a connection issue making it un-sable. I need to get a replacement.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A transmitter - not a receiver! 23 July 2013
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Maybe I didn't read the specs properly or the reviews. Be aware this is only a transmitter from a 3.5mm output to a compatible bluetooth device. I was looking to replace a kaput QED Bluetooth puck in my car and alighted on this - and purchased it. What appealed was that it came with a USB charging lead which would have allowed me to replace the mess of cables in my car.
Credit to the online chat provided by Jaybird - they told me I was wrong almost immediately. Ah well.
Got to say it is a neat little thing and I will attach it to a device of some sort (it's just that I can't think of any I own already that don't have Bluetooth....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Gym! 23 Jun. 2014
By Safe
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I am well pleased with this kit - used with the Jaybird earphones - and use it regularly in the Gym. The charge lasts for three sessions and the sound quality is superb!
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