Airplay to a car stereo...?

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  1. JReynolds macrumors 6502

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    So I've been obsessing about playing my iPhone wirelessly to my truck stereo. I've been thinking of a way to hook up my airport express, it's doable but slightly a pain and a little expensive.

    Is there a stereo system that has airplay built in yet? I can't find one...

    Anybody have any other ideas how to wirelessly listen with decent sound quality?
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    My stereo supports A2DP bluetooth (which shows under the AirPlay icon but isn't really airplay), but the quality isn't as good as a wired connection, so I tend to use the wired one all the time. I'm sure someone will bring out AirPlay support for Car stereos at some point
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I just wanted to say that a few stereos support BlueTooth A2DP for wireless music, but I've never heard it sound good. The quality in my roommates new Camaro and a buddys new Wrangler were both pretty bad. :(. There may be decks that do it well, but I'd definitely read up on user reviews before I purchased.

    Hopefully decks that support AirPlay come out soon, and sound a lot better than the A2DP ones I've heard!
     
  4. JReynolds thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the posts.

    I think I'm going to mess around with the airport express and see what kinda quality I can get. I'll post my how to and some pics once I get it figured out if anybody is interested.
     
  5. afd macrumors 6502a

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    I've been wondering about an airport express in my car too, I have a wired connection to my car's radio, but I get interference from everything electrical in the car when iPhone is charging. I found this guide that I might try along with a 12V USB plug that I might try. The 3.5mm socket is in glovebox so I could hide everything in there.
     

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