5 Stars By Dinosaur on 2017-10-15
Strong signal, Good performance, Valued product.
The product is excellence in performance / easy to use / good value.
I have a 2006 Odyssey. The head unit does not have an AUX input (even AUX ready, but need some hardware installation.) Using a blue-tooth to FM transmitter is a solution to stream audio from cellphone. The radio signal is strong and stable. The sound quality is very good. Simple interface. Can take a phone call. Haven't used it. No comment. Haven't tried the SD card. Will try later. The two USB ports are useful. Use one for charging my phone. The other may plug in a USB drive.
The best is the FM range from 87.5. In US & Canada, most FM stations start from 88.1. The frequency 87.x is shared with an old TV channel 6. No FM radio station uses 87.x range. The Odyssey radio can tune to 87.5. This gives a silent channel for setting the transmitter. There is only one station in CA using 87.9, but i'm in east coast. That is good for listening music without interference from nearby FM radio station.
Highly recommended. When i bought it, only 3 comments, but this is an upgraded version. Wish it would be fine. Yes, it is up to expectation.
- Update after 3 months.
The signal is still strong & stable. The unit performs well. No broken parts nor dysfunction.
The best of it is the FM frequency range, starting from 87.5. Here is the US FM station checking link https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/finder . Put the frequency & see how many stations. No FM station of 87.7 in the north america !!
The phone call is OK, but need to speak loud (near yelling).
The USBs are working fine, one for music, one for charging. But when it is charging, the static seems stronger. The USB music has a similar issue and it plays songs sequentially. I switch to use the cell phone for a clear music and random play.
The auto bluetooth reconnection is good. Every time when I start the engine, the connection is established within a few seconds. Usually, i start playing song before the connection. After a few seconds, the song plays in my car's speakers. The sound quality is pretty good. Of course, compared to CD player, it still has some static when the volume turns to very high (max). But that is the FM technology limitation, not the unit itself.
Conclusion : Worth ***** (5 stars !!)
on 2018-05-07 Outsanding FM sound performance, weak on mic
If you need an in-car FM transmitter for music or any other listening materials, this little gadget offers unbelievably strong FM performance. As an in-car hands-free phone solution, however, VicTsing V4.2 + EDR Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car (hereafter VicTsing V4.2) leaves a lot to be desired.
Between 2011 and 2014, I returned at least three FM transmitters. They were all weak in FM, among other problems. After many frustrating trips to Fryâ€™s Electronics, I gave up the idea of electronics and settled with acoustic amplification for my listening needs. Half a year ago, I read about OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA : Portable Bluetooth Speaker 14-Watts deliver Bigger Bass and Hi-Quality Sound, 100ft Wireless Range, Play two together for Music in Dual Stereo, IPX-6 Splashproof Black
from Don Lindch's syndicated column and thought to myself: a portable speaker could be the in-car solution for me. OontZ sounds great, except it is not designed for in-car installation. I had to find creative ways to place it so a sudden stop will not endanger my driving. Recently Lindch wrote about VicTsing Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, Wireless Bluetooth Radio Transmitter Adapter with Hand-Free Calling and 1.44" LCD Display, Music Player Support TF Card USB Flash Drive AUX Input/Output
. Given the low sticker price, I owe myself to give FM another try. I selected this one for two reasons: gooseneck and Bluetooth 4.2.
Physically, VicTsing V4.2 is slick and rugged. With a gooseneck, I prefer a light weight â€œheadâ€ compared to, say VicTsing Upgraded Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, Power Off Switch, Music Player Support USB Flash Drive /Micro SD Card /AUX Input, Wireless Radio Transmitter with 1.44'' Display, Dual USB - Black
. But given my bad experience with consumer in-car FM transmitters, the most important quality I look for is good sound. And VicTsing V4.2 really delivers.
I live in a suburban area where FM band is busy. So I have to search hard for a â€œfreeâ€ channel. (VicTsing 4.2 can tune as fine as 0.1 MHz. Most U.S. car radios use an interval of 0.2 MHz.) You also want to drive around town to see if your initial choice is good on the road. Sometimes one frequency doesnâ€™t fit all vehicles. So test all possibilities. Once you locate a good frequency, VicTsing V4.2 would not easily lose it. Storing that â€œgoodâ€ frequency in your radioâ€™s â€œpresetâ€ is a very good idea. On long drives, though, you need to plan for retuning because your chosen frequency will inevitably overlap with a local station on your route. VicTsing 4.2 is very easy to retune: First, tune your car radio to a frequency where you only hear â€œFM noiseâ€. (As little interference from neighboring station as possible.) Remember whether you have tuned up or down. Then, twist the head clockwise or counterclockwise, hold for some time till frequency on VicTsing moves. Unlike most car radios tuners, VicTsing will jump to the other end of frequency range if you overshoot. Youâ€™ll need to be patient and intuitive if you are driving alone. Do not stare at the display, just use your ears.
Speaking of the backlit LCD display, VicTsing's is unusually dim in day driving condition. (This is unusual because it also includes fairly bright LED to illuminate its USB ports - which I consider unnecessary.) Combined with LCDâ€™s limited view angle, the display can be rather hard to read on the road. So donâ€™t try to read while you drive. Fortunately, VicTsing 4.2â€™s functionality is so simple you hardly need to read the display.
VicTsing radio's 1 MHz channeling limits its usable bandwidth, thus maximum volume modulation. But it easily outperforms all other FM transmitters I previously tried. After more than 1,000 km (620 miles) in two cars, I cannot be more pleased with its sound. Bluetooth 4.2 means less power consumption from my phone, which is also important. The two USB ports obviously are very useful in long drives. (If you primarily use phone with this kit, you want to plug into the 2.5A "charging" port so you don't hear the annoying false announcement about a USB drive has been inserted.)
However, I have limited success making hands-free calls with VicTsing. The other end can hardly hear me. Recordings made in my voice box while the car is not on the road is very noisy, barely intelligible. I feel that this has to do with the location of the cigarette lighter. The mic is perhaps too far from the driver. Given the VicTsing with 1.44â€ Display that Lindch recommended lacks the gooseneck, I cannot see how it can perform better. (Unless, and there is a non-zero possibility, that this older model has a better mic or amplifier.) I give VicTsing V4.2 four stars because I do have an expectation for the hands-free feature to be usable.
4 Stars By Thomas H. on 2018-03-14
Almost a great purchase
Great plug with two USB outlets. I have this in my car and use a lower end FM station to play, via bluetooth my pandora and spotify. The audio quality is fine at low and moderate levels but if you turn it up you will begin to hear some static / distortion.
The USB outs work great, I dont have a use for the line in or for the SDCard reader, never used them and never plan to.
The thing that keeps this from being 5 starts is the "one touch" display. In the picture of the product you see a colored background, well lit with easy to read numbers, that is not the case here. I can barely make out what the numbers or when pairing, the letter are on the screen.
Solid 4 out of 5
5 Stars By melaniesue0523 on 2017-10-30
Perfect Retrofit for a Car without Bluetooth
Would definitely recommend! Works wonderfully in my 05 Hyundai Tucson! I love that it has two USB ports that you can still charge phones out of while the device is plugged in and operating. (Although every time you plug in a device, it does interrupt the music for about 5 seconds, as that is also a method by which you can play music, but it resumes Bluetooth after a moment.) I also love the song skipping feature by rotating the head, no more fumbling on my phone and distracting me from driving to skip a song. It took me a day to figure out how to retune (you hold the head rotated either forward or backward instead of just switching and popping back into place.) All of this is explained in the manual!
2 Stars By Parentgamer on 2018-03-26
Works, but the volume is extremely low
I got this little gadget to be able to play music from my phone on my older Acura TL that doesn't have bluetooth connectivity. The device is very easy to use and simple to set up. I plugged it into the lighter socket and paired my phone with it. I searched for a good unused radio frequency and found several, then I set the device and my car radio to that frequency. It works, but the volume is extremely low. You have to pretty much crank the volume on the phone to max and the volume on the radio to 9 out of 10 to hear much of anything.
I tried switching to other frequencies to make sure it wasn't signal interference from something else broadcasting on that frequency, but the volume was the same each time -- very low.
3 Stars By Shiela N Broussard on 2018-03-20
Phone does not work well
I received this product a few days ago. It was easy to hook up and it plays songs from my android phone very well. The sound is real good and it was easy to set up to FM station 87.7. The problem I have with this unit is that the phone does not work well. Yes it alerts me to a call and even recites the number calling, however, the person on the other end can barely hear me and that's when I am leaning over shouting into the microphone. I have tried a few things to increase the volume and quality of the phone conversation, but I have resorted to yanking the unit out of the power socket, turning off the radio and then fumbling around with my phone to swipe it and answer the call. This won't do. I will try a few more tings, but it looks like I will have to send it back. I would rate the song sound quality a 5 but knocked off 2 stars bc of the phone.
2 Stars By Cyrus on 2018-06-07
This is my second attempt at contacting the seller. ...
This is my second attempt at contacting the seller. Appears this is the only way to contact because I did not find another way. It's been about 5 days since my previous attempt and I have not heard back from anyone.
My issue is that the device works well while it's working. However, it died on me only after 6 months. And I don't even use it daily, maybe once or twice a week on short trips into town. The sellerâ€‹ claims fast response to email inquiries and 12 months warranty. So far, that has not happened for me.
2 Stars By C Dow on 2018-02-28
Great for my needs. Exactly what I'd hoped it'd be.
Update: now this thing is blowing fuses right and left, after trying to rewind a podcast. I think I have a power to ground short in it. Going to have to get something else and with it breaking 3 months after purchase, I won't be getting this again.
This thing is seriously handy now that I am driving a car where the stereo has no Aux, and no Bluetooth. No complaints about sound quality, it doesn't pick up much interference at all, the charging port works much faster than I expected. Simple to set up and use.
4 Stars By Tim on 2018-02-16
and it makes an annoying "connecting" noise if not in use
I have a wired FM transmitter for my car and this one for my wife who has a pixel 2 with the moronic lack of headphone jack. This transmitter is so much more clear over the radio than my other one. It also has an option to use an aux cable if you prefer wired sound. The display can be hard to see though, and it makes an annoying "connecting" noise if not in use, so you can't really use it as a charger unless you are actually using the transmitter.
4 Stars By Sharon E. Monceaux on 2017-11-12
VicTsing V4.2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter with One Key Button Safe Operation, Wireless Car Stereo Radio Transmitter Adapter and 5V/2.4A Car Charger, Supports Aux Output, TF Card and U-Disk Is a great product. I found it did not fit well in my much older car but this company worked so close with me giving me every opportunity to make it work. The cover over the cigarette lighter would not allow this product to go in and caused it to twist around while travelling. I want to thank the company for working so hard to satisfy me by allowing me to return the product and give me my money back. I have a lot of respect for this company.