Car Bluetooth Adapter

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Gualwer, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Gualwer macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2015
    What's the best car bluetooth adapter to use with an iPhone 7? would you pick an FM transmitter instead of a bluetooth adapter?
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    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.
  3. TiaSco08 macrumors member


    Sep 10, 2016
    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.
  4. Gualwer thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2015
    Which one?
  5. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    I've been using one called 'tune2air' for a few years now. Very stable.
  6. Gualwer thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2015
  7. Bow Commander macrumors member

    Bow Commander

    Sep 16, 2016
  8. Justim macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2011
    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.


    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

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