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Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone - 129342

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Lightweight/ Play iPod, iPhone Or iPad Music Through Your Cassette Player/ Spring-Loaded Cassette Head/ Dual Balanced Conductors/ 24k Gold Contacts/ Black Finish
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2.6 (39 reviews) 2.5
 

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Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone - AI800CASADPT

Enjoy Your iPod, iPhone or iPad on the Road Why shuffle through stacks of CDs to find the song you want while you're driving? Your iPod, iPhone or iPad has all the music you want just a click away. Just pop the Monster iCarPlay 800 into your car's cassette tape player and plug it into your player's headphone port and your music will play through your car stereo speakers. The Monster iCarPlay lets you and your friends enjoyyour favorite music for the whole trip.

Specifications:

  • Lightweight, portable design stores easily when not in use
  • Play's your iPod, iPhone or iPad music through your cassette player
  • Spring-loaded cassette head maintains solid contact with your cassette tape player's head for clear sound
  • Dual Balanced™ conductors delivers more natural audio
  • 24k Gold Contacts for maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lb

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Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone
 
2.6

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (20)
  • Easy to setup (12)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Fits well (5)

Cons

  • Poor connection (9)
  • Adds no function (3)
  • Incompatible (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily usage (5)
  • Home (5)
  • Travel (4)
  • Car (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (11), Traveler (10), Audiophile (8), Avid listener (8), Gear head (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Needs alteration for auto-reverse decks

This is a quality cassette adapter. However, if you have an auto-reverse tape deck then this device will not work out of the box (hint: it's the only "trouble"...Read complete review

This is a quality cassette adapter. However, if you have an auto-reverse tape deck then this device will not work out of the box (hint: it's the only "trouble" listed in the manual that comes with the product). However, 5 minutes with an eyeglasses screwdriver (i.e., very small phillips head) can rectify the situation and the result is a great sounding and extremely quiet tape adapter solution. Remove the 5 screws from the back of the cassette and remove the additional "reverse" gears on the bottom of the cassette. The only necessary gears are the two standard gears and one in between them that keeps them moving during operation. That's it. At first, I was annoyed but after hearing how great it sounds after the fact - I dont mind the [$] and a little manual intervention.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Monster iCarPlay - Not A Good Purchase

I bought this Monster iCarPlay at [...] to replace a Philips cassette adapter that was bought at [...]. I have bought two Philips cassette adapters in the last couple of...Read complete review

I bought this Monster iCarPlay at [...] to replace a Philips cassette adapter that was bought at [...]. I have bought two Philips cassette adapters in the last couple of years and they tend to break after six months or so due to fragile wiring inside. I was excited to see that Monster entered into the cassette adapter market. Based on my assumed knowledge of the Monster brand, I was extremely disappointed when this product did not perform as I expected. I drive a 1998 Ford Taurus LX. It still has it's factory installed radio / cassette player. When I use the Monster iCarPlay cassette adapter, I have to turn up the volume on the radio to almost full to produce any kind of decent volume. There is also a subtle background interference hum. I am not sure what the issue is (I suspect it's the Monster iCarPlay cassette wiring) but it is disappointing. I do not experience this with the Griffin cassette adapter I bought to replace the Monster one nor have I ever experienced this with the Philips cassette adapters. In fact, the Philips cassette adapters produce the best sound by far ... they are just made, unfortunately, with inferior materials.I would like to recommend that Monster does further testing on this ... within different car models. There is obviously an issue.Thank you.

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5.0

By far the best product on the market

By Jessman66

from Downey, CA

About Me Audiophile

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fast Setup
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

    I have used other brands and this is by far the best product on the market. The sound quality far surpasses anything else I have used in the past.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great value & quality

    By Sam

    from North Smithfield, RI

    About Me Frequent Traveler, Technically Challenged

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Car

      Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

      Use it in my 2000 VW Jetta Turbo. I have Monsoon speakers and the sound quality is awesome. No feedback and the treble is not too bad. This is a great value for me since I don't plan on buying a new car for at least 18 months and don't want to invest in a new car stereo deck. Monster brand was highly recommended by department store associate (an audiophile) who sold it to me. I've had it 2 weeks and so far, no problems.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Don't buy it

      By Driver

      from Fort Carson, CO

      About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head, Student

      Pros

        Cons

        • Inconsistent sound
        • No bass
        • Poor Connection
        • Uneven sound

        Best Uses

          Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

          Worked fine for the first week. Then the left channel started getting quieter and quieter until only the speakers on the right play any sound. After about a month sound quality started depreciating quickly and now to get it to sound halfway decent you have to hold the cord at a specific angle or else the sound cuts out completely.

          Buy a different cassette adapter and stay away from this one.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very good product

          By Farmer Dan

          from Whitewater, WI

          About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head, Student

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Quality
          • Good sound quality
          • Works with many devices

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cruisin in the truck

            Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

            I like this product for every day driving, makes trips less dull. the adapter has no shortfalls with me, but the wonderfull stock speakers in the ranger hold back my cassetes full potential. over all it was a great buy on my part, just need better speakers.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poor product

            By 1/2 Stereo does not equal mono

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Gear Head

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

                  Only plays out of one speaker. Took it apart per the review discussing auto reverse decks. Still didn't work. Adjusted the cable so I could insert it the opposite direction thereby reversing the head connection. Still only 1/2 stereo. Terrible product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Bought it today, returning it tomorrow

                  By JetsBigBadWolfe

                  from Lima. OH

                  About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head, Student

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast Setup

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

                      I got this because other cassette adapters only last about 6-8 months so I figured Monster would last longer and have better quality, more so because of the price. I bought it and set it up for my Blazer (the flip top for the cord was nice compared to other brands screw tops) But as soon as I started to listen I noticed that bass was lacking greatly, curious I swaped back to my old adapter and got my bass back. Adjusting to balance helps out but lowers to overall quality of the music. I will not be keeping this adapter.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Needs alteration review is Correct

                      By Gene

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Gear Head

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Incompatible

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

                        The Cassette would eject immediately after insertion. I read through the Reviews and found one related to Auto Reverse Decks "Needs alteration for auto-reverse decks". It said that you must take apart the cassette and remove the Reversing Gear. (It is the one with the rubber ring on it.) Once I did this it works in my Auto Reverse Deck.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Monster of a Problem

                        By Colorado Kid

                        from Arvada CO

                        About Me Audiophile, Student

                        Pros

                        • Convince
                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                        • Breaks
                        • Poor Connection

                        Best Uses

                        • None

                        Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

                        This product is not worth the money it works for about a week then starts switching back and forth flipping the tape. After taking apart the product and putting it back together I've determined that the root of the problem is the cog that is on the slide track at the bottom of the tape near the cassette head. Over all poor engineering.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        works great

                        By joe

                        from dayton, ohio

                        About Me Technically Challenged

                        Pros

                        • Good Quality
                        • Pluged n play

                        Cons

                        • Bigger text on package

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

                        i bought it at [@] for [$]. it was the highest priced one there at [$] but still not to bad.i read the other reviews and am very disapointed by them because there will always be broken products and conection issues with items like this and anyone buying something like this should alredy know that. so i say its really not the companys fault it didnt work rite in your car and if it doesnt just return it and try agin. with a different copy/brand

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        On Take 2 with this thing.

                        By smitch

                        from Va Beach, VA

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast Setup
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                        • Poor Connection

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone:

                          I bought this for my 2004 Tiburon stock Infinity deck. I put it in and the first one would only play through the right channel. By adjusting the balance and volume I could get mediocre sound, but the hum was just too much. I took it back and switched it out for a duplicate. So far it is working.

                          It sounds great if you turn up the ipod to full and tone down the deck volume. Doing this lowers the hum greatly. I hope it lasts because this is take two on this within three hours of original purchase. It is my first Monster product so I hope it does not let me down.

                          My 2 star rating is due to the fact I had to immediately replace it.

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                          • No

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