Support What is the best way to play music on the Droid through your car stereo?

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  1. jclake

    jclake Well-Known Member
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    Can you connect the Droid to a car stereo via the USB cable and play music? Can you send the music from the Droid to the car stereo via Bluetooth?
     

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  2. Fabolous

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    There are a few ways. They range in price and fidelity:

    -Cheap/low fidelity - FM transmitter. Plug one end into the Droid, tune to the right station with your radio. Done.

    -Cheap/low fidelity - Tape adapter. Plug one end into the Droid, other end into your tape deck. Done.

    -Cheap/high fidelity - Aux in. If you car has an auxiliary in port, you can just get a 2 headed 3.5mm stereo jack to go between the head unit and your Droid.

    -More expensive/high fidelity - A2DP bluetooth. If your head unit supports bluetooth audio streaming, then the Droid can be paired and do that as well.
     
  3. DrDroid

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    I used this phone->rca cable to hook my Droid to my stereo unit/and amp
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  4. cybercruiser

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    bought the 3.5mm jack cable to go from the Droid to the Aux input on my Civic, and used Pandora, it was actually very sweet the way it works!!!
     
  5. DrDroid

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    throw a high powered amp into the mix, you get a nice thumping Droid LOL:D
     
  6. Fabolous

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    But your RCA inputs are behind the head unit, right? Or are they in front? I doubt anyone with the know-how to install that connector would be asking this simple question :)
     
  7. zandroid

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    I'm doin the same... but with last.fm and the music app.
    Sounds so good!
     
  8. CRPercodani

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    I have a Aux in and USB hookup in my Genesis so I just plug it in and go, sounds crystal clear. Only problem I have with my DROID in the car is when I have it in the Cradle, with my system up even half way the windshield flexes enough to make the accelerometer go crazy so it goes from portrait/landscape like crazy.

    1 15" Kicker Solo L7 in a 4.6 cu ft. vented box (44 hz) W/ 2 Kicker 2500.1's
     
  9. karimarie

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    I've got a cassette adapter, because I'm old-school like that. On the plus side, I don't have to worry about my car stereo getting stolen. :D

    (Car is a '96 BMW 318Ti with 240K :eek: miles on it. Go little car!!) :p
     
  10. Nidisa

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    I use a Jabra SP700 bluetooth speaker phone, set it to send to an empty FM station, and voila! My music plays through my speakers, and if I get a call it interrupts the music and then I hear the caller through my car speakers too!
     
  11. AmberLi

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    My Droid wouldn't play through USB, but it did charge.

    I will use the aux plug.
     
  12. El Blacksheep

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    Pandora --3G--> Droid --Bluetooth--> Ford SYNC

    win.
     
  13. mxrider821

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    AUX CABLE, sounds the best...
     
  14. Fabolous

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    Nice setup man. I got just a single 12" Infinity Kappa Perfect being pushed by a 800W Orion amp, but it's plenty for my tiny ass Civic.
     
  15. katoom400

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    I use aux in for my tundra, still trying to find a good place to mount the car dock, the problem for me is that the skip buttons are a little small to reach and hit while driving....not imposible but you need to take your eyes off the road.....

    on the plus side, imcoming calls sound good thru the speakers and callers report no echo.

    It would be nice to have it charging also so that the screen would stay on. I have not tried internet streaming music yet, how does the quality compare to mp3 coming off the phone?
     
  16. landis73

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    Factory stereo on my 2008 Pontiac G6 GT. Think it's going to be the 3.5 on the front of the stereo. Just a standard 3.5 to 3.5 then? No audio adjustment like ipod cable needed?

    Also looking to replace the universal car charger that Verizon gave me and replace it with one of these:

    Retractable Car Charger CLA for Motorola, Nokia 8600, micro USB (RCLA078) - Motorola DROID Accessories

    OEM Motorola Car Charger Vehicle Power Adapter for Motorola, Nokia 8600, micro USB, SPN5400 - Motorola DROID Accessories
     
  17. CRPercodani

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    Perfects are sick though, my friend bought a 10" at a yard sale for like 5 bucks and we hooked it upto a JL 500.1 and it thumped hard, plus they are super clean. My L7 is loud as hell but it isn't a SQ sub like yours, for rap/hip hop it's fine but when I watch DVD's it doesn't have the best output for certain sound effects. You ever heard of Fi? Well they are some of the loudest subs around, and I got a 18" Fi BTL going into a 98 explorer with a Kicker warhorse 10k amp (yes, 10,000 watts), the enclosure I'm building is gonna be about 10 cubic ft, vented of course and tuned to around 50hz. I plan on getting into the mid 150's with it.
     
  18. OldNose

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    I'm hoping that well get a data to radio cable someday. I hate running audio through the headphone Jack.
     
  19. Backnblack

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    Never tried to.... I use XM:D
     
  20. CRPercodani

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    Boooooo XM, Sirius is better especially now that they bought out XM so you can get the "Best of XM" package with newer radio's.
     
  21. syntrix

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    last.fm here, and I use a Motorola T505, probably the best ever FM transmitter.
     
  22. landis73

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    Just so I get the right 3.5mm m/m, is it the standard on both ends? Or the mini 3.5mm?
     
  23. Backnblack

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    That's a matter of opinion...
     
  24. shaggymatt

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    My free XM subscription is about to expire. I had Sirius for a number of years in my old car, wife has it in her car. I wouldn't say one is better than the other.

    I would say though, that with Pandora, Slacker and last.fm there isn't anything that I'd miss on XM if I let that lapse.

    My car surprisingly doesn't have an aux input. I was planning on adding one, but I think I'll just take the Jabra Cruiser route since it'll cost me the same amount of money and I get a bluetooth hands free out of it.
     
  25. karimarie

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    Ummm, 3.5mm is 3.5mm. The iPod connector is 2.5mm.
     

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