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      03-03-2013, 03:32 PM   #23
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damn that's sick! Is there one for iPhone??
They work for most cell phones, including the iPhone.
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      03-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #24
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Anyone know a bluetooth adapter that actually has good quality? I would like to know don't want to get one if it degrades the quality of the music.
I think the sound quality of all bluetooth streaming is bad in general...the nature of bluetooth...but I had a Jetta 12' which had bluetooth streaming built into the car and it sounded alot better(had the Fender Sound pkg though) than my current system using the Belkin.

But as I noted above, I have the base stereo and it sounds horrible from the get go.
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      03-18-2013, 01:53 PM   #25
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The blackberry music gateway works great. I used one in my 08 335 and now my bf is using it in his x5. It is just a bluetooth to aux device, doesn't matter the phone you are using. We both have iPhone 5s.
This is by far the best bluetooth setup for my needs. Only need to pair it one time and it will auto connect to your phone every time you turn the car on, works flawlessly every time. Other cheaper (and more expensive) models may have connectivity issues or may have a manual button to push every time you want to stream via bluetooth. Do your research and carefully read the reviews before you buy.
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      03-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #26
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Early models dont have A2DP integration. Even though I would like a wireless integration for music via BT I dont mind using it the old style way connected via 3.5 I ve been using it for years playing pandora radio.
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      03-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #27
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Don't do it! BT streaming sound quality takes a huge hit (no bass, levels messed up). Do this:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819305

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      03-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #28
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I would normally agree but I have a 2013 5 series as a loaner and the BT audio is killing me, I love it. Sounds crisp and syncs flawlessly. I am not looking forward to dealing with the cable again. I actually proclaimed last night that I would just buy the CIC upgrade as the iDrive is so much nicer.

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Don't do it! BT streaming sound quality takes a huge hit (no bass, levels messed up). Do this:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819305

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      04-11-2013, 10:07 PM   #29
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Not sure if the 328 armrest console is the same as the 335, but if so, are you able to close your armrest with the Xtrememac adapter inside of the power outlet?

I bought a rocketfish iPhone charger adapter and it's too tall and won't close (obviously going to return it).

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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner...yes. It's actually a perfect fit AND I can have my USB >Lightning cable for my iPhone 5 plugged in to and it only puts a very slight bend in the cable.

The xtrememac is perfect for our cars.
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      04-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #30
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Don't do it! BT streaming sound quality takes a huge hit (no bass, levels messed up). Do this:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819305

I don't agree. Maybe on older BT setups but current BT 3 or 4.0 adapters are great. I have no discernible difference between wired and Bluetooth connection in my car.
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      04-24-2013, 09:58 AM   #31
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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner...yes. It's actually a perfect fit AND I can have my USB >Lightning cable for my iPhone 5 plugged in to and it only puts a very slight bend in the cable.

The xtrememac is perfect for our cars.
do you have any issues with pairing your iphone 5 to the BMW BT hands-free for calls, and pairing to the xtrememac adapter for music? i saw you mentioned earlier this is how you have it setup.

I saw earlier that galaxy phones dont have an issue, but the iphone 5 seems to have issues knowing which device to push the calls through?
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      04-27-2013, 04:38 PM   #32
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do you guys know if you could switch the bluetooth thing in the back to the new one and if that would allow a2dp to work?
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      04-27-2013, 08:33 PM   #33
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I do not believe so. Just get the dongles i talked about. They all work great and are cheaper than doing something like that anyhow.
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      04-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #34
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Yah probably just wanted to know lol So did people who got dongles did you notice a difference in sound quality at all levels between straight aux cable and the bluetooth to aux thanks
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I got a cheap $19.99 blue tooth car "kit" with a 3.5mm output (doubles as a bluetooth speaker, so A2DP was a given), got a 3" auxiliary cable... and voila... i stream from my phone. It's all neatly hidden in the armrest. Obviously doubles as a hands free system as well.

I would still prefer a seamless integration :/
how is the sound quality? Can I expect CD quality from this type of device?
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      04-29-2013, 08:55 AM   #36
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I have a 2011 335d without iDrive. I have bluetooth for phone, but not for music. Anyway to code it to allow me to place music?
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how is the sound quality? Can I expect CD quality from this type of device?
No, not even close.
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No, not even close.
yuk, cable it is
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If you have an iPhone, but your carís audio system doesnít have Bluetooth support. But after pairing your iPhone with your car, you have the absolute best, most convenient way for hands-free talking on a phone while driving.
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I bought this the other day and it seems to work well. The volume is lower than normal compared to Tuner volume so I have to turn it up a bit. All media sounds go though the BT device while my phone calls still go through the car's BT.

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.a...d=200#aReviews
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I bought this the other day and it seems to work well. The volume is lower than normal compared to Tuner volume so I have to turn it up a bit. All media sounds go though the BT device while my phone calls still go through the car's BT.

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.a...d=200#aReviews
How's quality compared to cable
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How's quality compared to cable
I thought it was pretty good. No noticeable difference and I didn't hear any static. I think the volume level might be my phone's output rather than the receiver itself. I'll have to test it with another device. Also, you can use this coupon code 'CONVERG' to get it for $18 (I think it's still alive).
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how is the sound quality? Can I expect CD quality from this type of device?
Quality is great IMO. My advice, is to go to Radio Shack and get one... try it out... then, if not satisfied, return it. "Quality" is a relative concept
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Quality is great IMO. My advice, is to go to Radio Shack and get one... try it out... then, if not satisfied, return it. "Quality" is a relative concept
thats actually great advice! I'm gonna do just that
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