Droid charge - Kenwood car stereo

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  1. AliSwan

    AliSwan New Member

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    I am having trouble hooking my Droid Charge to my Kenwood KDC X494 car stereo. I have done this with several ipods, my iphone 3GS, and even memory sticks. It just won't 'SEE' the Charge for some reason hooking it up with USB. Yes, I can hook it up through aux, but the sound is unnacceptable to me. Does anyone have any suggestions? This is a big deal to me, and I will go back to an iphone if I can't get this to work. :( And, no...I don't really want to buy another stereo. I have thought about it, though.
     
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    I have the same problem with my kenwood execelon with my dx2 worked fine with ipod or iphone but will not recognize anything else zune phone ect I ended up looking up my models manual on line and it read does not support all usb devices. :/

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    Ugh. I was looking at the DX2, too. I might just go back to it. I have to have my music!! :rockon: And I COULD put it on another device and keep it in the car, but that just seems...not cool. :rating03: I just bought a good phone with a huge amount of space for music.
     
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    Oh ya...I have the excelon, too.
     
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    Yeah it does suck that aux is the only way to go ha :/ but yeah you keep an ipod in the car but I just run my zune through aux but my x2 def has terrible quilty through the head jack. Maybe someday they can make a deck that supports droid

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    Just a shot in the dark....but is your phone in the USB mass storage mode? I would think if your deck supports usb memory sticks, it would recognize your phone as a memory stick in mass storage mode.
     
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    Yes, I've tried it both ways.
     
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    So, just as a follow up to this, I decided that my solution would be to get the bluetooth adapter for the stereo. It should be here today.
     
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    What's the problem with sound quality through the Charge audio jack?

    I have a DroidX and a Kenwood Excelon head unit and can't really tell a difference in sound quality between USB and Aux. I actually prefer aux because I can find the songs a lot faster than searching via USB.

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    I'm really a pain in the ass when it comes to sound quality. I can tell.
     
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    Could it just be the phone though processing the sound? I can't stand low sound quality either, but my X is pretty good. Way better than my iPod Touch in the sound quality department.

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    nope. I tested several devices. It could be the cord. I didn't test that.
     
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