Any Car Audio Enthusiasts in here?
Consdiering getting a Blue Tooth Adapter for my JVC Head Unit but I like to listen to a lot of techno so I need the quality to be there. So my question do you lose quality over Bluetooth as opposed to running the cord to the AUX?
- 11-23-2010, 07:37 AM #2
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- 11-23-2010, 09:20 AM #6
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- 11-23-2010, 09:50 AM #8
My wife's Z4 has a dock connector and my gs300 has the headphone connector...i get better bass response in my car, but hers has a much better clarity and depth. It also has alot to do with the system the song is being played over, but yes, i agree, the dock connection tends to give a better signal, and usually charges the phone which is a plus over a simple AUX headphone connector.
- 11-23-2010, 02:43 PM #9
I use BT all the time. This quality you all care about means little with compressed mp3's & music streaming (pandora, slacker). Plus my wife won't let me beef up the speakers and what not..i'm lucky i got the BT stereo.
But BT sounds fine to my non audio expert ears. Using a Sony brand with external mic. Does have a USB port but only used it once.
- 11-23-2010, 04:06 PM #10
I can clearly hear a difference when i play a song from a CD and then the same song from my iPhone...but there is a recognizable difference in sound quality between connections as well, regardless of file compression. If you took an old portable CD player and connected it in the similar fashion, youd have the same difference as well.
- 11-24-2010, 11:00 AM #12
i am currently using a weird set up. I have one of those FM transmitters that plugs into the cig lighter spot, arcs up and has a dock connector (I think it from Griffin Tech). Connected to the dock connector is an ANYCOM FIPO BlueTooth receiver. I do this because I have an iPhone 4 and hate hearing the GSM buzzing when it is directly connected to the broadcaster.
it's nowhere near the BEST quality, but for my needs (mostly podcasts, sometimes internet radio), it does the job. Plus I got the ANYCOM FIPO for $10 at a GoodWill store (normally they are $100, so let this be a lesson to everyone. ALWAYS go to GoodWill for potential electronics deals).
- 11-24-2010, 11:07 AM #13
Agree. Example, my FM transmitter, for some reason, lowers the volume before it sends the audio to the stereo. This only is bad when I turn to normal radio and my ears get blown out, but then again I don't like normal radio, lol.
Secondly, depending on the FM station you broadcast to, the quality and interference will be different. The 100.0 and lower bands get a smooth static interference when my wiper blades are moving, yet no interference from them in higher bands. Also, while driving the quality of the band will change depending on the power output of said station. You may drive from one area that has nothing on the 105.1 band, into another area where that stations broadcast overpowers your FM transmitter.
It's a crap-shoot when it comes to wireless technologies. This is why I prefer 100Base-T/1000Base-T over any WiFi technology any day of the week.
- 12-07-2010, 11:23 AM #14