connect to car speakers

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by DroidDancer, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. DroidDancer
    Offline

    DroidDancer New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just got a Moto Droid (and love it) and downloaded Pandora (which I also love).
    the Droid's speakers are not up to snuff for music, however. Is there a cable I can get to plug it into the car's stereo? (It has an MP3 player jack.)
    TIA for any help you can provide.
  2. MK17
    Offline

    MK17 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Short answer - yes

    Long answer - yes, most likely but that is a very open ended question when you haven't told us what kind of car that you have. Some newer Civics have an auxiliary headphone jack in the front of the head unit. In that case all you need is a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable. If your car is something without the auxiliary then there is probably some special auxiliary cable that you can buy that plugs into the back of the stereo. If you find there is no auxiliary in the back or you already have an aftermarket radio you can check with the manufacturer (or search the internet) to see what kind of auxiliary plug it has or buy one with the specs so you know that it will work.
  3. mcapozzi
    Offline

    mcapozzi New Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Liverpool, NY
    Yeah, just take a 3.5mm headphone cable that is male on both ends, plug one end into the headphone jack on the phone and the other end into the MP3 player jack that your car has.

    Doesn't get any easier than that.

    -Mike
  4. takeshi
    Offline

    takeshi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It would be easier IMO just to ask the OP if "MP3 player jack" means a 3.5mm jack or an iPod connection (or something else). Odds are it's 3.5mm.

    I'd call A2DP easier (once pairing is done) since there's no cable to connect/disconnect each time.

    3.5mm jacks don't tend to be all that durable.
  5. D16
    Offline

    D16 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA
    I hook up my droid to my car stereo every time I drive. I have a 98 Civic with an aftermarket cd player. Most peoples option with aftermarket head units is to use an RCA to 3.5mm jack cable. The RCA side hooks up to the Amp/subwoofer output(s) on the back of your head unit.

    Once that is done you just run the other end out to an easy to reach area. If the 3.5mm end is a male connector, you just plug it right in to the droid/any headphone jack audio device. Female connections are nicer looking because then it can be mounted in the vehicle like newer cars have.

    Here is a link where you can buy them in all different sizes if this is the option you require.

    CablesDirect - 3.5mm Stere/RCA Cables
  6. RichStevenson
    Offline

    RichStevenson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Medina, OH
    If you don't have an 3.5mm jack on the head unit, but do have an Aux button or a CD changer button but no changer, there are cables you can buy that pigtail off the back of the unit that allow you to connect with RCA plugs that can then be connected to with a 3.5mm to RCA adapter. That's what I use.

    If you have a cassette player, there are cassette adapters that have a 3.5mm cable attached to them.

    Or you could use one the the transmitters available. Some are BlueTooth others are wired.

    Bottom line though is a direct cabled connection will give you the best sound quality.
  7. groovydeus
    Offline

    groovydeus New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    39.8° N 84.2° W
    ...the only problem I have had, and not a major one, was that I wasn't able to plug (charge) my droid while directly connected to the stereo. Bad ground loop (alternator noise, etc...). A ground loop isolator would probably fix - just not that motivated. I just take it off the charger.
  8. D16
    Offline

    D16 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA
    Yeah I forgot that part, my cd player has aux1 and aux2 settings
  9. jopie
    Offline

    jopie New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    droid to ipod speakers

    Thank you to everyone who replied. Unfortunately it is apparent that I did not make my question clear. I have a very nice set of desktop ipod speakers. There is a ipod dock with a male flat connector that corresponds to female jack on the base of the ipod. I'm sure that everyone is familiar with it. I was wondering if one could connect a droid to this system in some way.
  10. VigVoodoo
    Offline

    VigVoodoo New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Do not hook up the RCA side to the Amp/Sub outputs. Those are outputs, you have to hook them up to the Aux/In RCA inputs.
  11. jamesonh20
    Offline

    jamesonh20 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    FM wireless stream to factory cd player?

    Hello,
    so I have a buddy who has an i-phone :icon_ nono: with a cable that plugs into his serial port, then it scans FM stations and tells you a station to turn your factory cd player to and you can listen to your music via wireless streaming.

    CAN ANYONE PLEASE POST A LINK TO WHERE I CAN BUY ONE FOR THE DROIDX?

    Thanks!!!
  12. 252chevyboyz
    Offline

    252chevyboyz New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,031
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
  13. HamDog
    Offline

    HamDog New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I initially had the same problem. Alternator whine! And yup, a ground loop isolator fixed it right up. Radio Shack has them in stock if you want to stop by and pick one up or you can get a cheaper one from Amazon or e-bay.

    Ground Loop Isolator - RadioShack.com
Search tags for this page
cassette to connect mobile with car speaker
,
connect android to car speaker
,
connect car speakers to phone
,
connect mp3 player directly to car speakers
,

connect phone to car speakers

,
how can i hook up my galaxy s 3 to my car speakers
,
how do i connect my cell phone to my car speakers
,
how to connect android phone with car speaker
,
how to connect aux cable to car amp
,
how to connect mp3 player to car speakers
,

how to connect phone to car speakers

,
how to connect your phone to car speakers
,
how to hook up phone to car speakers
,
how to hook up speaker to your phone without aux cord
,
how to hookup car speakers to cell phone