Car Stereo w/ BT - Suggestions?

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  1. KrazyKrivda

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    I got a new car, and with it I want a new car stereo. I’ve used an aux input in past to connect but I’m looking for a unit with BT capabilities. I’ve done a lot of looking, but it is hard to determine how compatable they are with android.
    Let me know what you guys are using and if you like it. Pros/Cons?

    BTW – here is the things I’m looking for:
    · Bluetooth included for audio streaming and phone controls
    · Aux input
    · Decent interface
    · Under $300 (under $200!?)

    Preferably:
    · able to sync Phonebook
    · color light options (or blue option)
    · control music from stereo
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    It's not difficult. You're looking for A2DP and AVRCP. Make sure the head unit you're shopping for offers both.

    "Decent" is a highly subjective word. What one finds decent the next may find insufficient. Clarify exactly what you mean when you use subjective words. Are there interfaces you've used that you like? Are there interfaces you've used that you dislike? This info helps others others to help you by giving them an idea of what you consider to be decent. Don't assume that your preferences are universal.

    I'd suggest spending some time with some car stereo resources. You're artificially limiting your results by asking on an Android forum site. Use sites specific to what you're looking into.
     
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    This was meant to be a general polling/surveying thread for what people like and use.

    As for the BT technologies needed I was aware of that, but i meant included as in not an attatchment needed (aka NOT BT- Ready radios)

    I know "decent" isn't very descriptive. I have spent a few days doing some background research, looking on crutchfield, amazon, etc. Searched other forums to see wha tpeople say and suggest.

    Just thought I'd try to get some more input from people that actually have and use said stereos.