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# 205917 2-Dec-2016 15:07
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Hi, after one of these things for my car. It should plug into the 12V port of my car, and ideally has a 3.5mm audio connector to enable me to connect my smartphone to my cars stereo unit (doesn't have bluetooth unfortunately).

 

Have already tried one off trademe and while it worked ok the microphone was terrible, and the use of the FM transmitter was not ideal as it had no 3.5mm audio connector.

 

Any suggestions? Trademe/ebay etc have a lot of these things, however this makes it hard to decide!


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  # 1681320 2-Dec-2016 15:12
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What model/year of car?


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  # 1681321 2-Dec-2016 15:13
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For audio or phone?


 
 
 
 




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  # 1681322 2-Dec-2016 15:13
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trig42:

 

What model/year of car?

 

 

2005 Mazda MPV




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  # 1681323 2-Dec-2016 15:14
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RunningMan:

 

For audio or phone?

 

 

Both! One reason why I want to avoid FM. Too much interference/trying to find a clear frequency


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  # 1681363 2-Dec-2016 16:23
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Actually this one looks more useful depending on your current setup:

 

http://www.dx.com/p/a2dp-3-5mm-car-hands-free-bluetooth-aux-stereo-audio-receiver-adapter-441833#.WEDoaPl95jU

 

 


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  # 1704371 16-Jan-2017 20:51
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I bought this guy.. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Vention-Wireless-Car-4-1-Bluetooth-Receiver-Adapter-3-5MM-AUX-Audio-Music-Home-Hands-free/32712326871.html

 

Seems to work perfect, Having inbuilt battery is good so I can use it with a portable stereo I have with no bluetooth.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1704481 17-Jan-2017 09:06
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Kinivo BTC450

 

https://kinivo.com/product/btc450-hands-free-bluetooth-car-kit/

 

Have had one of these for a couple of years after reading a glowing mention on here. It works perfectly, never had any issues at all. Depending on how well you can hide wiring you can have an almost factory fitment appearance. Also does APT-X codec if your phone supports it

 

 


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  # 1704490 17-Jan-2017 09:12
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Bazil:

 

trig42:

 

What model/year of car?

 

 

2005 Mazda MPV

 

 

Not sure if you are still looking - I have one of these (but for the Mazda 3). Works pretty well. 95% of the time it connects and starts playing where I left off. Sometimes, I have to press the 'Next Track' button on the steering wheel to force it to re-pair. Never had to fully re-pair from the phone though. 

 

Music and call quality are great. Works with existing stereo, and keeps functionality of steering wheel remote etc.


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  # 1704496 17-Jan-2017 09:20
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Can you spend a little bit more and get a cheap Chinese head unit (running Android or Windows CE or something?)

 

I have a little Belkin one but the sound quality isn't that great - there is some sort of a ground loop from the power so you get a lot of electrical noise.

 

I've tried using a ground loop isolator on the aux in line but that drops out a whole lot of bass.

 

But recently got a second hand car where the previous owner had installed a cheap Double DIN unit with GPS/reversing camera/Bluetooth and it works quite nicely




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  # 1704500 17-Jan-2017 09:26
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Great recommendations, thank you all!


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  # 1704518 17-Jan-2017 09:38
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I hate waiting for shipping, so I bought one of these for the holiday driving literally as we were driving out of Auckland. I actually went to pbtech to get a belkin unit but they couldn't find it and this was half the price.

 

I'm using the FM transmitter; it's a bit annoying finding free air and there seems to be a bit of electrical noise when it's playing dead air, but not really noticeable when playing music and much better than just listening to Mai FM all the time lol. My car doesn't have an aux in or anything like that and the head unit is all integrated with the air con\etc so a real pain to change, so not many other options. - this works well enough for me. 

 

I think has an audio jack on the bottom - can look tonight.

 

(It was also on sale when I bought it so I think like 32$)

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/USBMBE1011/mbeat-MB-MBT300-Bluetooth-Car-Kit-with-FM-Transmit

 

 




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  # 1704636 17-Jan-2017 12:19
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Wade:

 

Kinivo BTC450

 

https://kinivo.com/product/btc450-hands-free-bluetooth-car-kit/

 

Have had one of these for a couple of years after reading a glowing mention on here. It works perfectly, never had any issues at all. Depending on how well you can hide wiring you can have an almost factory fitment appearance. Also does APT-X codec if your phone supports it

 

This looks perfect for my needs. Ordered via Youshop!


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