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CAR Audio: Listening music through Bluetooth

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By MattSid, Senior Member on 7th June 2014, 01:16 PM
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I need to change my Car Stereo and I'm wondering about this solution: instead of using the AUX Connection from the Nexus 5 to the Car Stereo it would be amazing to use a Bluetooth connection.

This could be a good choice? how about the audio quality? I have tryed it with my old HTC Desire and a entry level Car Stereo and the audio quality was awful...
7th June 2014, 05:51 PM |#2  
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It has gotten much better. I use it in my car regularly with an aftermarket head unit that supports the latest Bluetooth technology. I run speakers and an amp with a sub. I also have an aux cable going to my glove box. For me the difference isn't great enough because I use the Bluetooth and never use the aux cable.

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7th June 2014, 06:15 PM |#3  
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I actually use a bluetooth dongle which I connect to my cassette adapter in the car. Very cheap way of getting bluetooth music. The audio is decent as well.
7th June 2014, 06:27 PM |#4  
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throw Viper4Android on there and it's perfect. If you don't root, it'll still be just fine.
7th June 2014, 08:16 PM |#5  
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Bluetooth is the pits I've speakers that are BT or hard wire and there is a world of difference. The speakers are Bose so it's not quality

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7th June 2014, 10:32 PM |#6  
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I have a stereo which sends audio and video over HDMI via a slimport adapter. The later version can also do A2DP audio over bluetooth to be connection free.

It also uses the phone's navigation software, so its never out of date. If you have a rooted N5 then you can basically display your phone and all its functionality through the HU. Have a look at the Pioneer AppRadio's and ARUnchained app on here.
7th June 2014, 11:26 PM |#7  
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I have a Bluetooth FM transmitter and it works quite well. Plugs into the cigarette outlet and has a USB port for charging. The sound quality is good. Beats listening to FM radio that's for sure. I got it on amazon for around $30 if I remember correctly.

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7th June 2014, 11:43 PM |#8  
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I put a clarion double din unit with Bluetooth, in my wife's car. What it lacks in audio quality(it doesn't lack much) it makes up for with the fact that I don't have an extra cable running to the phone/head unit. It really nice to get in and have the two devices automatically link up.

I am obsessive compulsive over tangled cables, or just cables in general so I also enjoy not having to remove plastics from the dash to run a aux cable in a clean manner.
8th June 2014, 03:59 AM |#9  
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Ford Sync user. I love SOKP ROM for sound. I back down the volume two steps from full on my phone and sound is just as good as any other source.

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8th June 2014, 05:24 AM |#10  
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i have an alpine ute 42bt bluetooth head unit going to 2 6.5 inch alpine sps 610 mids and an 800 watt amp going to two old alpine type e subs. its not the best setup ever, but i cannot hear any difference between using bluetooth and the aux on mine when i have everything dialed in on the head unit and in viperfx
8th June 2014, 03:20 PM |#11  
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I use a converter in my room. It worked great , and was cheap. It now doesn't work unless you're really close to it. I just bought a more expensive one. I'm hoping that works good. Either way I like using it.

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