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SephirothXR

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Nov 27, 2008
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Does this new music to Bluetooth only work with headsets? How do I tell the iPhone to play music via Bluetooth?
 

cobalt135

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Dec 28, 2008
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Your vehicle has to support the iPhones bluetooth profile. Follow the instructions that came with your car's component and go to the bluetooth settings on the iPhone and pair with the device you wish to connect to.
 

Smtevo

macrumors 6502
Jun 12, 2009
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Does anyone know what a good deck would be to go along with the iPhones Bluetooth?
 

iMerlin

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May 13, 2008
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I recently picked up the Sony XPLOD MexBT2700 CD unit. Its pretty slick. I start my Jeep and by the time the phone is out of my pocket its already linked up. It can play ANYTHING coming out of the iPhone speaker. The phone portion is kinda weak, so I think Ill need to add an amp or something.
 

SephirothXR

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Nov 27, 2008
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That's the thing, the car can easily take up the phone calls and does it very well with the car's bluetooth system, but I don't know how to play music with it. It connects to the bluetooth but I don't see how else it plays music.
 

Ronnoco

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Oct 16, 2007
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I have a 2008 Mercedes C300 with factory iPod integration (with a 30 pin dock connector in the glove compartment) and sometimes I hear the iPhones' iPod playing during my Bluetooth phone calls...it is annoying...
especially since I don't think my car has support for bluetooth music streaming..:mad:
 

cobalt135

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Dec 28, 2008
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That's the thing, the car can easily take up the phone calls and does it very well with the car's bluetooth system, but I don't know how to play music with it. It connects to the bluetooth but I don't see how else it plays music.

It could be that your car stereo only supports HFP (Hands Free Profile). Again, check the user manual of the stereo to see what profiles are supported. You need A2DP to stream music from your iPhone.
 

Poeticashes

macrumors member
Jun 23, 2008
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For my experiences, the Pioneer DEH-P700BT or the newer DEH-710BT. I would go with the 710 (I'm getting it installed in about a week or so), but it is a bit on the pricey side.
 

livingonvideo13

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Jun 19, 2009
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I wanted to get the Sony Mex-FT3700

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158BT3700/Sony-MEX-BT3700.html

but it was out of stock. I went to walmart today and thought I would look at the car stereos and I surprised to see the Sony 3700 in the display! They had one more left ($188) so I bought it and installed it yesterday. Works great! The streaming music bluetooth feature is awesome and sounds very good. It also has a USB port on the front so you can plug in your iphone and have it charge. When it is connected via the USB cable, you can control your music and it shows the song on the receiver display.

The receiver also has a built in mic so you can use the bluetooth to talk to them hand free.

Great radio.

One compliant is I wish they also put a USB port on the back so you could plug a cable in that way and have it come out somewhere to keep down on the wire mess hanging around your dash.

This is installed in 1995 Honda Passport with 160,000 miles. LOL! I am waiting for it to die and then get a new car but it keeps on going.
 

livingonvideo13

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Jun 19, 2009
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Here are some shots of it running in my car

sony-3700-01.jpg


sony-3700-02.jpg


It replaced this old set up which I installed 9 years ago. A neo 35 jukebox that had a full size hard drive in it. Pre-Ipod days. RIP

passport-neo35-1.jpg
 

nialle40

macrumors newbie
Jul 26, 2017
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to RONNOCO:
I had the same issue before till I tried this viseeo tune2air. I am using 1000 model. Streams music and automatically switch between mic and music via bluetooth so you can have a phone call in your car through your car microphone.
 
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