car doesn't have bluetooth but I want to stream...

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  1. tekksan macrumors regular

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    My car doesn't have built-in bluetooth so I've been looking for a product for use in your car that allows you to connect an iphone via bluetooth to it, then output that audio to a 3.5mm jack (AUX) input. Is there such a beast?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the information. I ordered one of those myself. I hope to have it tomorrow to put in my Jeep.

    Brand new 2010 Jeep with factory installed, top of the line touch screen GPS and Stereo, handsfree BT built in with a 30 GB hard drive but no A2DP!!
     
  4. acribb macrumors regular

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    FYI, I auditioned the Blackberry Bluetooth Stereo Gateway with my iPhone 3G and a new 2010 QX56. I found the sound quality was not too great. It had a lot of dropouts and some static, but the worst was the fact that the highs sounded overpushed and distorted. Guitars would sound distorted on certain notes, a static like sound... I checked it on my home stereo (which would take the ground loop issue out) and it sounded the same- distorted and not too great.

    I am still looking for a Bluetooth stereo solution-
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=872447&highlight=liquidaux+bluetooth
     
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  6. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    Ref the Blackberry BT Stereo Gateway:

    I can't say the the audio quality is great but it's not awful. I'd say on a scale of 1-10 it's a 7. I don't get any of the static you mentioned or the dropouts but agree with you on the high end being overpushed. I guess I'm willing to sacrifice a little in the audio quality for the convenience of less wires.

    I had originally tried the Sony Ericsson BT receiver mentioned in your other thread and sent it back after about a week. With that one I DID a lot of dropouts, though I liked the look of it better.
     
  7. acribb macrumors regular

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    The distortion on the highs made the Blackberry Bluetooth Stereo Gateway unusable for me. Hopefully the new Kensington Bluetooth kit I just ordered works out better for me. I should have it in a week and i'll report back my findings in this thread and in my other thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=872447 . Just to clear things up, I have not ever tried the Sony Ericsson BT receiver as you said above - you must be referring to the other poster. But it's good to know that I can mark that one off my list.
     
  8. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah please keep me posted. But I'm afraid that with BT we will never have "great" audio. It's like the elusive unicorn, it's just a myth.
     
  9. acribb macrumors regular

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    No good either! I give up!

    From my other thread-

     
  10. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    If I had known I was going to have this much problem I wouldn't have got the upgraded radio in my new Jeep. I would have saved that money and instead bought and installed an after market radio/GPS.

    Oh well......
     

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