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    Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    Easiest install ever. Wow. I had an aux plug that I was using to plug into my Iphone to listen to my music, but on a thread here someone mentioned the Belkin bluetooth audio. For our V's, it works perfect because the aux plug and the cigarette lighter plug are right next to each other. On top of that, there is an elevated shelf where the Belkin bluetooth device can sit. Here is a pic (ignore everything but the black wires and the Belkin device. Everything else is other stuff):



    Okay, I plugged it in, pushed on the top of the device for 8 seconds or so, it starts flashing orange, I go into my bluetooth settings on my Iphone, find it listed, select it, 5 seconds later it's paired. I then click the aux tab on the audio menu, and start playing my music.

    I got a call on my Iphone while driving, it stopped the bluetooth audio, phone rang through my original bluetooth connection in the car as normal. When I was finished with the call, I went back to my Iphone and hit play on the song. It picked up where it left off. Turning the car off, it cuts power, so no battery drain.

    Anyway, PERFECT set-up for the V. I got it on Amazon for about $50. I have a prime account, ordered Friday, had it on Monday.

    See below:"Belkin Bluetooth Car Hands-Free Kit for Apple iPod, Apple iPhone, BlackBerry,and Android Smartphones, US Version"
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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    Have you noticed any difference in sound quality from the bluetooth connection vs. the wired?

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    Audio quality seems to be almost identical to the wired cord which is impressive. If there is any degradation it's almost unnoticeable.

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    I find the hard drive provides the best quality of music. I stored some high bitrate (320kbps+) on there and the same song I had on my AUX input (Nokia cell phone) and through bluetooth (Nokia bluetooth, same as OP) then when I played them all back to back the hard-drive was the best. I can't say whether or not the lower bitrate songs were comparable to eachother but iTunes downloads at 256kbps. Other sites are setting their standard encoding above 256 now, that's how I caught on.

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    nice find

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    Just curious what does this accomplish that the wired (lil headphone thingie) connection doesnt? Just wireless?

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    My Wife's Acura TL has streaming Bluetooth audio and it is nice.
    When you start the car and Bluetooth was last selected, it automatically picks up the phone and begins where it left off. With Pandora and I heart Radio, there is no need for XM

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    Basically, it's the same as wired, just wireless which is cleaner to me. I didn't like my white cable always draping over the passenger seat, etc.

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by quikag View Post
    Basically, it's the same as wired, just wireless which is cleaner to me. I didn't like my white cable always draping over the passenger seat, etc.
    quickag-

    Does your phone auto-pair when you restart the vehicle, or do you have to press the blue button on the Belkin device?

    I've been using b/t audio in every rental car when I'm on business, and I'm really liking it.

    Thx

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    If this provided data to the screen like song info I'd go with it, but since it does not, I think I'll just keep using the cord. I checked out a bluetooth wireless in a benz and it was great, it showed all the info on the screen. Darn, I wish our cars had this.

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    Im pretty much with 1997black on this i have too many cars but use the XM app on the phone, pandora etc via the wire in most of my personal cars amd my work truck so I'm gonna stay old fashioned and wired.

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    I just ordered mine- Cant wait from some streaming tunes

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    Is this compatible with Droid as well?

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    As long as you have a Bluetooth Streaming phone like the Galaxy S3 and such you will be just fine.

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    Re: Belkin bluetooth streaming audio - perfect

    Thanks.

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