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Gualwer

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What's the best car bluetooth adapter to use with an iPhone 7? would you pick an FM transmitter instead of a bluetooth adapter?
 

ideal.dreams

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Don't know of any Bluetooth adapters as my car supports Bluetooth audio but don't use an FM transmitter unless you're indifferent about audio quality. I used one several cars ago and the quality was abysmal.
 
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TiaSco08

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What's the best car bluetooth adapter to use with an iPhone 7? would you pick an FM transmitter instead of a bluetooth adapter?
I just got this one and it works really well. It was inexpensive and calls and music play clearly and without breaking up. It plugs into the AUX port of my car. It's pretty tiny too. Definitely worth a try given the price.
 

Gualwer

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I just got this one and it works really well. It was inexpensive and calls and music play clearly and without breaking up. It plugs into the AUX port of my car. It's pretty tiny too. Definitely worth a try given the price.

Which one?
 

Justim

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You guys are going to laugh at my super rigged set up. But it works perfectly.

I have an old Sirius XM radio from almost 10 years ago that connects to the back of the my car radio's antenna plug. It kicks out any signal that isn't coming from the Sirius XM radio.

Since I don't actually have a Sirius XM subscription, I took apart my center console and hid it in the large divided spaces. It turns on when the car starts, and that's enough control I need from it.

The Sirius Radio has an AUX port so I use a AUX cord extender to the arm rest/storage area. Under the arm rest I have a 3-way DC splitter. One powers the Sirius radio, the other powers my phone, and the last one charges my Bluetooth Receiver's battery.

With only the Bluetooth Receiver visible and velcroed to the arm rest, I'm able to use my entire setup with just one button press.

SCIENCE!


Here's the BT receiver I have. Its a little expensive but it claims a 12 hour battery. It's nice to be able to unplug the power when I'm listening to some podcasts. I can hear the engine noises through the speakers when it's using power from the car.

Edit: Forgot to add the BT Receiver I use http://www.bestbuy.com/site/alurate...-audio-receiver-black/6581843.p?skuId=6581843
 
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