Insignia™ - 3' 3.5mm Cassette Adapter - Multi

This Insignia™ NS-CA103 adapter lets you enjoy music stored on your compatible MP3 player, cell phone or other device with a 3.5mm headphone jack through a cassette player. Stereo separation helps ensure crystal-clear sound.
$14.99

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1990 out of 2363)

    Features


    Compatible with most devices with a 3.5mm headphone jack

    Including select MP3 players and cell phones for wide-ranging use.

    Allows you to play audio through a cassette player

    So you can enjoy music stored on your compatible device.

    Stereo jack

    Allows easy connectivity.

    Stereo separation

    Promotes optimal sound clarity.

    3' length

    Permits flexible placement.


    Customer rating

    4.1
    85%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Only Adapter I Trust

      Posted
      OldTimerCar
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have a 2003 Honda Pilot that I use this cassette adapter in. This Insignia adapter is the only one of its kind that works for me. I first bought this adapter back in 2015 and it lasted all the way into 2018. The little thing gave out after three whole years of heavy use. I’d say that’s pretty impressive for a little plastic box! When my old Insignia adapter died, I first tried to replace it with options from Amazon. It was the free shipping that tempted me with those; I really should have just gone with this Insignia adapter from the get go! I went through two different adapters from Amazon - one rattled obnoxiously, the other only played sound out of the right side of my car. When those both failed to do the job, I bought a new Insignia cassette adapter from Best Buy. I’m extremely happy with my Insignia adapter. From now on, I’m sticking with this brand! Words of advise: DO NOT leave your adapter sitting in the tape deck when not in use. The tape deck is like an oven, and the adapter is made of plastic and is sensative to temperature changes. Basically, keep your adapter within room temperature range - not too hot or too cold. If it’s out of that range, don’t try to use your adapter because your tape deck will probably just spit it out. If it’s too hot, run the AC on high and hold your adapter in front of a vent, exposing both sides to the cool air. If it’s too cold, good old friction should do - rub the adapter against your clothes (jeans are good for this) to get the heat going.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It does exactly what it's supposed to do.

      Posted
      DJPoorKid
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So i had one of these back in the day for my first car, which was a '91 Buick Regal and it CHANGED MY LIFE. I was the first person in high school (circa 2006) to have iPod compatibility in my car. It worked perfectly, and I still hold a fond place for it in my heart to this day. Now onto this bad boy. I had to go on a long trip recently in an old van, and said van did not have an aux input or Bluetooth, but totally had a tape player. SCORE! No mixed CDs or scanning the radio or bringing a Bluetooth speaker! This thing works. It's not going to blow you away sonically, but it's not supposed to do that. It's supposed to allow you to plug in some type of device with a headphone jack into another device that has a tape player and functioning speakers. AND IT DID THAT. IT DID IT TO THE MAX. By this, I mean that for the hours I used it, it worked well and I didn't notice any super appreciable loss of audio quality. So should you get one? Here are some basic questions to ask yourself: - Do I have an old car with a tape player? - If so, does that tape player work? - Do I have some sort of device with a headphone jack that can play music? - Is it some sort of mp3 player or smart phone/tablet? - Does it have a CD player? - If so, do I REALLY want to carry around a 10 lb case of mixed CDs? - If you answered yes to one or more of these questions (preferably in a top-down order), then I would recommend getting this. It's seriously a no-brainer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      20 minutes worth

      Posted
      cpena

      Considering I drive an older vehicle and listen to either cassette tapes, cd's or the radio...a part of me is jonesing for a taste of my own playlists whilst driving. I picked up an Insignia cassette adaptor for $14.99 at the local Best Buy and there wasn't much of a selection at this particular store as they offered only one brand. I read the instructions to blow some dust off of my recollection and after connecting to my phone, I inserted the tape MAGIC! My playlist begins to dance from the speakers. RIding the crest of that wave didn't last long as it came crashing down close to 20 minutes later. The tape began to change sides every 5 seconds and wouldn't stop until it ejected itself. I fiddled with it throughout the rest of the day and the next day, finally choosing to call the manufacturer. "Sounds like you have a defective device... hmm maybe take it back to the store you bought it." So it is and so I did. Returned it and bought a Besdata cassette adaptor on Amazon for $7.99 and it's all I dreamed it would be which makes it real life.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent Option With One Drawback

      Posted
      Lewes
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      My previous tape deck adapter quit and so I picked this one up as a replacement for use in the car. This adapter delivers solid sound quality and volume for a reasonable price. Another plus is that the cable on this adapter is better insulated than the model I owned previously. With the old adapter I would get a lot of audible RF interference from my cell phone (whenever the phone contacted the cell network it would introduce loud buzzes and clicks) and that is no longer an issue. The major drawback is that this unit is producing a lot of self-noise that is quite loud in volume. That means if the volume is low or music isn't playing you'll hear a constant and obnoxious low frequency hum. So far the trade-off for me is worth it as my music or podcasts usually mask the hum and the lack of RF interference is a huge plus. This will get the job done if you still don't have an onboard aux in your car.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works but sometimes makes noise

      Posted
      Jdoc1999
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      Got this to connect my phone to my car speakers, as I have an older car w/no bluetooth. Enables using car speakers for phone calls and phone apps, including Pandora, iTunes, etc. Only problem is that sometimes it starts to make a staticky or humming sound. Sometimes noise will stop if you wiggle the wire or hold it at a certain angle. Not sure if that's due to the angle itself, or to added grounding of holding the wire, but either way it's irritating. Noise will come and go, but doesn't start until driving for awhile. Maybe the wire is not well insulated? In any case, still well worth it to be able to connect my phone to my older car, as there aren't many other ways to do that. Possibly FM transmitter? All in all I use this product every day, and feel it was worth buying given that I haven't found a better version.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Horrible -- compressed bass and muted midrange

      Posted
      Graceout

      I recently purchased an adapter by Monster and loved it. However, it got damaged, and I wanted to by another. However, the Monster was not in stock, while this item was, so I ordered it for pick up. Terrible mistake. Listening to music with this adapter was like listening underwater -- or with wax in my ears. This adapter compressed and boosted the bass so badly, that I had to turn it way down in my car. As a result, the mid range (which was already muddy) was so distorted that it sounded like my speakers had blown. I seriously thought the speakers were damaged, but I finally placed the order for the Monster brand. SOOOO Happy when it arrived. Clarity had returned, and I could turn up the bass in my car again! I think this adapter is only for people who want their bass only to annoy nearby cars. It was awful.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great adapter, not the greatest quality

      Posted
      MClark
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      I bought this for my car that doesn't have an AUX port, or blue-tooth to listen to music. It works well enough, but the quality of sound isn't the best. There's a very small buzz, and sometimes distortion in sound. The thing about it is, you can't expect crystal clear sound with these kinds of adapters. They're using tape technology to produce modern sound. If you want to buy this to have music through your phone, or mp3 player - and don't really care about crystal clear sound, then this is for you. But if you want higher quality sound, then go buy a new CD Deck for your car that has blue-tooth connection, or an auxiliary port that you can attach to your device.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Only plays through one speaker for me

      Posted
      HolaMatta
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      I bought this so that I could play my iPhone music in my car, which doesn't have Bluetooth or an Aux input. The sound is fine but it only plays through the right speakers of my car for some reason. I made sure to check all connections and my car's EQ settings but it doesn't seem to be any of those things causing the issue. If I fade my car's EQ almost fullly to the left and then crank up the volume it ends up working a bit better. This issue could be just my car or my cassette player. I need check by using a regular cassette tape but don't have any.. haha.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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