Originally Posted by tjm276
Thanks for all the replies. I am not trying to start a war here. Indeed my question pertains to the quality of the bluetooth stream. The highs are all garbled and the overall quality sucks. I have poweramp and the problem persists which leads me to believe it is a problem with the phone/firmware and not the player. By third party solution, I am inquiring about a software/firmware patch to replace or change the bluetooth stack. It could be that the stereo in my truck uses a2dp and not apt-x. I need to learn about that as I am unfamiliar with apt-x.
Apt-X is basically a MUCH higher bluetooth audio codec (CSR, who created it and were last year purchased by Samsung, bill it as "lossless" although it isn't quite at that level yet), both the playback device and bluetooth headset or receiver need to have Apt-X in order for this mode to be used (if both have it it is automatically used).
I'm mostly recommending the Samsung HS3000 to people - it is a little bluetooth receiver with Apt-X. Very versatile since you can plug whatever headphones you want into it (full-sized cans at home, IEMs on the go etc), or even use a 3.5mm-3.5mm cable to plug it into stereos etc. The HS3000 can be had for about $30-40USD on Ebay/Amazon etc, very good buying.