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Topic # 205524 16-Nov-2016 18:16
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My car stereo has bluetooth which lets me play music from my phone through the car speakers, great! But, the stereo also has a mic built in and it is a bit of a distance from me and obviously not very good quality because if someone phones me they complain they can hardly hear me.

 

I was considering one of those BT steering wheel hands free units but I am not sure if the mic in the stereo would still be active and causing issues with it.

 

Does anyone have experience with these after-market devices or any suggestions what would be the best solution to  receiving phone calls while still able to use the car stereo speakers for playback?

 

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  Reply # 1672282 16-Nov-2016 18:20
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Well you'd either be paired to the car unit, or paired to the hands free unit, but you wouldn't be paired to both simultaneously.  So you'd need to choose one or the other for your calls.  If you chose the handsfree you'd end up not being able to listen to music via your car unit for the duration.  


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  Reply # 1672285 16-Nov-2016 18:33
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My phone will allow me to connect to 1 bluetooth device for Media and 1 for Call Audio





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  Reply # 1672293 16-Nov-2016 18:46
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I never actually use the radio, its just there to give me access to the speakers.


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  Reply # 1672340 16-Nov-2016 19:56
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cisconz:

 

My phone will allow me to connect to 1 bluetooth device for Media and 1 for Call Audio

 

 

Have you actually tried that? I can do that on my phones, but I end up with it just not working properly if both services are not paired to the car stereo. Disconnect the handsfree profile and it will not allow me to choose bluetooth even tho the phone thinks it is still sending music somewhere.





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  Reply # 1672375 16-Nov-2016 20:15
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My head unit microphone was rubbish until I discovered the gain was set very low from factory. Look through your settings menu.

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  Reply # 1672428 16-Nov-2016 21:55
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richms:

 

cisconz:

 

My phone will allow me to connect to 1 bluetooth device for Media and 1 for Call Audio

 

 

Have you actually tried that? I can do that on my phones, but I end up with it just not working properly if both services are not paired to the car stereo. Disconnect the handsfree profile and it will not allow me to choose bluetooth even tho the phone thinks it is still sending music somewhere.

 

 

Yup, and have no issues





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  Reply # 1672430 16-Nov-2016 21:58
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Has anyone tried one of these: http://www.aboutsound.co.nz/ipodusb-integration

 

Plugs into Aux input to play audio and hear phone calls, then syncs to phone via bluetooth. 


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  Reply # 1672458 16-Nov-2016 23:06
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I think I might have a solution. In every Bluetooth supported car stereo, there is a 3.5 mm audio jack for microphone. So, if your car have one then you just buy a mic piece and connect it with your car. I believe it will work just fine when you are in a middle of a call with your mobile.


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  Reply # 1673498 18-Nov-2016 11:30
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my bluetooth pioneer was installed with a wired mic (mounted next to the speedo) that presumably connects to mic wires or a 3.5mm jack at back of head unit. Its ideal because its always paired and answering the phone automatically cuts out the radio/mp3. No need to turn on the handsfree separately before answering a call.





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