Any good aftermarket BlueTooth Car Stereo system

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  1. Singin Hobo macrumors regular

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    I'd like to get a bluetooth car stereo that will actually play music and audio through the stereo bluetooth capabilities of the iPhone through the iPod or Audible applications.

    Does one exist that's affordable (no more than $250)?
     
  2. Singin Hobo thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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  4. Silenthillnight macrumors member

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    It's been replaced by a newer model already but I love the Kenwood KDC-X993. Plus it has best in-class sound :)
     
  5. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    I got the X910BT and it works FLAWLESS with the iphone..Supports everything but pandora(the newer x920BT does and apps like it)

    The ipod player built it works great, shows album art and everythign, does playlist, videos, podcast, same exact thing as the iphone ipod player.

    Bluetooth calls are the best i have ever heard with it, no lag at all and plays through all speakers in vehicle. Never heard a complaint of how i sounded, actually when i asked people they had no clue i was talking through the stereo instead of the phone.

    Not sure what they go for now, but you could probably get one for around $300-$400 now since the X920BT came out this year. Amazon is high priced on here.

    http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-AVIC-X910BT-5-8-Inch-Navigation-Bluetooth/dp/B002EGVR6O
     
  6. Hennesie2000 macrumors 68000

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    I have the Jensen VM9512HD. It's a multimedia receiver with all kinds of attachments for a really good price. I don't know if it still available but I love it. It's a 7" flip up monitor with touch screen. Bluetooth, iPod, aux video/audio x2, HD radio, SD card slot, DVD player, USB HDD support with divx playback, nav ready, sat ready, backup cam ready, rear monitor support.

    This thing has everything and sounds great. I think I paid just over $400 for it but that was 2yrs ago. So you might be able to find one still new on eBay or something for pretty cheap.
     
  7. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    LOL keep in mind the OP said under $250. That Sony I posted is $160, though, there are several upgrades from that unit that go up to $250.
     
  8. gordita macrumors member

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    I'm in the same boat as OP.
    we both got new Iphones and want to upgrade the head unit in both cars.
    I'm very inclined to go with the sony BT3800u.
    crutchfield has it for $150 ($50 off) and comes with all accessories and free shipping....pretty much a no brainer deal.

    It even has a front usb which will charge n play the iP4.
    at present, my top two are this sony and a kenwood 345MPu which does the same thing minus the BT.
     
  9. UnseenLlama macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon has the 3800 for $129 with free shipping. :)

    I have the previous 3700 model and love it. All I need to do is plug in my iPhone to charge. The phone automatically connects to the stereo when I turn it on. You can stream Pandora, your iPod, even TomTom or Navigon works on it. Best aftermarket stereo for the money, especially if you want bluetooth integration.
     
  10. beedish macrumors member

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    I have the x920BT and it's awesome. Great iPod interface, Pandora Link is cool, and bluetooth audio was idiot-proof. Granted, it is considerably more expensive than $250, but if anyone else wants an all-in-one unit, the x910BT or x920BT are great options from Pioneer.
     
  11. Karnivore macrumors 6502

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    I installed this exact model into my wife's van and it works pretty well, however the LED lights on the panel are too bright.
     
  12. evanavevan macrumors member

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    I also just installed this within the last month. Works great, setup is super simple, highly recommended. I got it on Amazon for $108 before shipping/installation.
     

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