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

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  1. jclake

    jclake Well-Known Member

    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?

  2. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    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

    DrDroid Well-Known Member

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

    cybercruiser Well-Known Member

    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

    DrDroid Well-Known Member

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

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    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

    zandroid Well-Known Member

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

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

    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

    karimarie Well-Known Member

    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

    Nidisa Well-Known Member

    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

    AmberLi Member

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

    I will use the aux plug.
  12. El Blacksheep

    El Blacksheep Well-Known Member

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

  13. mxrider821

    mxrider821 Well-Known Member

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

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    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

    katoom400 Well-Known Member

    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

    landis73 Active Member

    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

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

    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

    OldNose Member

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

    Backnblack Well-Known Member

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

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

    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

    syntrix Well-Known Member

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

    landis73 Active Member

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

    Backnblack Well-Known Member

  24. shaggymatt

    shaggymatt Well-Known Member

    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

    karimarie Well-Known Member

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

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