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Old 5th October 2015, 15:04   #211
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is there a device I can use in my car to stream music from an android phone to the music system ( which is not bluetooth enabled ) ?
If your head unit has FM tuning capabilities, then an FM tuner/modulator is a cheap way out.

One sample unit is this: http://www.amazon.in/Enem-Wireless-T...dp/B00E95XLBW/

On eBay, you can also find other units that have an auxiliary input, USB input, SD card input, and plug into the 12V socket (unlike the one that I linked to that has an internal battery). These cost ~1000. Edit: Here's one: http://www.amazon.in/Car-Player-Tran...dp/B00MYYL4HS/

How they work is identical - they take music from their input (aux in/USB) and transmit it over an FM channel. If you tune your head unit to the same frequency, then you can listen to it. Quality is not perfect, however. But its a cheap plug-n-play option.

If the sound quality is a concern for you, then as IshaanIan has mentioned:
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it may make sense to just replace the head unit

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Try this. Aux Bluetooth adaptor.
Power it from you lighter.
http://www.ebay.in/itm/262060786828?aff_source=Sok-Goog
or this, rechargeable:
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Wireless-Blue...item27f87dbf16

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I am planning to go for a handsfree BT car kit and after going through this thread have zeroed on Jabra (freeway or Tour).
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Need your input on:
http://www.amazon.in/Kinivo-BTC450-B...dp/B009NLTW60/

It has excellent reviews and is a VERY decent price. Anyone here used it or more importantly, heard of someone else using it? Would prefer a BHPian's recommendation over a generic person off Amazon.

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is there a device I can use in my car to stream music from an android phone to the music system ( which is not bluetooth enabled ) ?
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At the end of the day these systems are pretty expensive rivaling extremely capable single-din head units like the Blaupunk Toronto 420BT, so unless you have a car with a nice dashboard design theme and you don't want to spoil the look of it, it may make sense to just replace the head unit

Check this out - EDUP EP-B3511 Hands Free A2DP 3.5mm Stereo Output Micro USB Wireless Car Kit Bluetooth V3.0+EDR Music Receiver

I bought this on Amazon a few months back for 1000 bucks for my Sunny and works like a charm. Basically is an adapter that converts your music system into a blue tooth enabled one. All you have to do is plug this into the AUX port of your music system. You can play music from your phones and also use the car speakers to take calls using this device.
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Check this out - EDUP EP-B3511 Hands Free A2DP 3.5mm Stereo Output Micro USB Wireless Car Kit Bluetooth V3.0+EDR Music Receiver

I bought this on Amazon a few months back for 1000 bucks for my Sunny and works like a charm. Basically is an adapter that converts your music system into a blue tooth enabled one. All you have to do is plug this into the AUX port of your music system. You can play music from your phones and also use the car speakers to take calls using this device.
Thanks. I already bought this at around Rs450 from PAYTM. Works well and feels good for the price.

https://paytm.com/shop/p/mobitron-bl...S2735075BEDB9D
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Need your input on:
http://www.amazon.in/Kinivo-BTC450-B...dp/B009NLTW60/

It has excellent reviews and is a VERY decent price. Anyone here used it or more importantly, heard of someone else using it? Would prefer a BHPian's recommendation over a generic person off Amazon.
If you are on a tight budget like I was, this thing is amazing VFM. Using it for more than 4 months on my Ritz. I have connected it to my Sony Xplod HU and does its job beautifully. The connectivity is seamless and audio quality is solid and very decent. Even after reading all the reviews I was a bit uncertain about this one but still went ahead. 2500 bucks well spent. I d say just go for it. Anything else you want to know I can be of help.
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Need your input on:
http://www.amazon.in/Kinivo-BTC450-B...dp/B009NLTW60/

It has excellent reviews and is a VERY decent price. Anyone here used it or more importantly, heard of someone else using it? Would prefer a BHPian's recommendation over a generic person off Amazon.
Sorry, I haven't used this. But if your car has a USB port, then there is a much simpler option that doesn't need any charging (so no cables running around, etc). You can buy a Bluetooth USB audio adapter and plug that into your car's USB port. Pair that adapter with your mobile phone and its done. I have found these adaptors for as cheap as Rs 500! Like this from PayTM -

https://paytm.com/shop/p/musesonic-b...-455384D51BD8A
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I am using a cheap but effective solution now. This is basically an aux cable with connects to the phone at one end and the aux in of the stereo at the other. There is a mic in between. Works just fine. No more charging stuff Cost - Rs 80.
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I'm looking for a basic kit (voice support not necessary) for my Skoda Laura which has the Ambience-MP3 HU with AUX-IN. What would you recommend? I'd prefer if I don't have to keep taking it off in order to charge it.
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Hi! Just came across the Tantra Fluke car Bluetooth hands free kit on Flipkart. Is available for a good price, already compared across multiple vendors.

Just wanted to check if anyone's using it. My Sunny's ICE lacks Bluetooth, but has an Aux In Port, so this should do the trick for better handsfree driving as well as streaming music from the cell phone.

Kindly advise!
Just picked it up myself. Had only an aux in.
The initial piece didnt fit the aux jack and was resulting in a lot of distortion.
The replacement piece works fine, I play music from my phone and now can talk handsfree. Great clarity on calls, no echo etc.
Nice buy for 1900! Best solution in the market currently.
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I am using the GOgroove Smart mini AUX Bluetooth for almost a year. Got this from ibhejo.com for ₹2390. Device has premium build quality and a very low footprint with absolutely no wires, I simply have to plug it into the aux port. I can place calls and play music from my phone using the car’s audio system. Calls are very clear and the other end can hear me fine without any feedback. It lets me drive hands-free without losing focus on the road.

It has to be charged via a supplied USB-to-aux cable. The disadvantage of a chargeable bluetooth device is there is no auto on function, I have to turn it on manually. I still went for this because I wanted a wire-free solution.

It also comes with an extension cable and a mount (has 3M adhesive sticker) if one wants to install it on the dash. For my alto K10, which has a very visible aux port on the head unit, this would have exposed the extension cable - so I chucked that plan.
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I have a Skoda Superb Petrol 2010 model and Iphone 6 plus. I wish to install a blue tooth device in the car. My budget can go up to Rs 7000 plus. Like sound clarity, caller ID, play music from phone etc. Any suggestions please.
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Hi Guys,

I have Zen VXi with Kenwood dual-din HU, which is not very high end but it suffices my need as m' not audio enthusiast.

However, I miss the feature of bluetooth speakerphone and streaming feature in HU. So I bought MaxBT Bluetooth to FM streamer device which connects phone via bluetooth and HU via FM. Though it seems perfect wire free solution, I was hearing large amount static noises, so I returned it thinking that FM transmission was culprit.

I later on bought tantra bluetooth streamer which connects via AUX port, however again static noises :(
To confirm, i disconnected adapter via cigarette lighter and connected via powerbank, and all noises were gone and it was running perfect.

So how to solve the above problem ? I searched a little, I found people recommending ground loop isolator for same like below
http://www.amazon.com/PAC-SNI-1-3-5-.../dp/B001EAQTRI

However, I see it doesn't work on power supply side, so will it help ? or should I try to get better quality cigarette lighter to USB ?

Otherwise, I can return it and get battery based bluetooth adapter, but i don't like the solution as it has issue of keeping it charged :(
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Hi Guys,

I have Zen VXi with Kenwood dual-din HU, which is not very high end but it suffices my need as m' not audio enthusiast.

However, I see it doesn't work on power supply side, so will it help ? or should I try to get better quality cigarette lighter to USB ?

Otherwise, I can return it and get battery based bluetooth adapter, but i don't like the solution as it has issue of keeping it charged :(
If you are anyway running on an inexpensive aftermarket headunit, I would recommend changing it instead of going through all this trouble. You get good head units with bluetooth connectivity and everything for less than 10 grand. Could be chalked up as something new for your car this year I recommend looking at the Blaupunkt Toronto 420BT; beautiful looking head unit, with great features and good sound quality to boot they go for 15 grand a pop but shouldn't be hard to source one for about 9 thousand.

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If you are anyway running on an inexpensive aftermarket headunit, I would recommend changing it instead of going through all this trouble. You get good head units with bluetooth connectivity and everything for less than 10 grand. Could be chalked up as something new for your car this year I recommend looking at the Blaupunkt Toronto 420BT; beautiful looking head unit, with great features and good sound quality to boot they go for 15 grand a pop but shouldn't be hard to source one for about 9 thousand.

Cheers!
dude, its not a cheap HU, its kenwood, SQ is also good enough for me, but its not very high end compared to what people have here, so just mentioned it. Anyway not looking to replace HU just for bluetooth..
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