What's a good Bluetooth Car Stereo?

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  1. Droid DOES!!

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    That and Kenwood doesn't hold a candle to Alpine...and I sell both brands.

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    i ordered the Alpine 133bt yesterday from Crutchfield. They are popular and on back order. Also ordered the modular amp.
     
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    I disagree with you on that. While Alpine has good products, so does Kenwood. I have run both Kenwood and Alpine in several vehicles and I prefer Kenwood unless you are talking about Alpine PDX Amps and Type R subs. The Excelon head units are great and Alpine headunits can be very touchy if you decide to use your phone as a USB drive.


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    Nope, I mean as far as audio output, ease of use, and reliablity. Kenwood isn't bad by any means but still falls into "feature for the dollar" while Alpine is still considered high end...being that they invented high-end car stereo to begin with.

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    What about JVC?

    There's now a JVC KD-X50-BT stereo. You lose having a CD player, but it's described as being fully capable Bluetooth-wise with an Android phone for audio streaming, control, and Pandora. It also has a front USB jack (that provides up to an amp, so it can charge your phone too) and an auxiliary input. They also provide a microphone so you can do hands-free voice conversations.

    JVC KD-X50BT Digital media receiver at Crutchfield.com
     
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    I love Crutchfield, very helpful and their applet that lets you narrow down what will fit your vehicle and what options you're looking for works very well. My MAXX connects to my new JVC every time. The only thing I don't like is that the radio controls don't work as well as I had hoped for Slacker, it does work well for Pandora. I'm moving to iheartradio, hopefully the controls will work for that app.
     
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    The factory headunit in my company vehicle started having some issues in January. I went looking for a BT HU and ended up buying the KDX50BT. It's considered a mechless deck, as it's made for digital media, and has no moving parts. It connects quickly and streams MP3 audio just fine. The hands free functions are easy to use, and I rarely hear complaints about call quality. When I do it's because I have an open window.

    The only complaint I have is that's it's a little underpowered. I put a new pair of infinity door speakers in along with the HU, and they definitely need an amp to drive them.

    This is no high end HU by any means, but it adds a lot of convenience for a small amount of cash.

    From RAZR MAXX
     
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    I bought the Pioneer DEH-P9400BH for about $200 for my truck. Its a sweet radio. It connects to my RAZR through Bluetooth and can stream Pandora through it, and make phone calls.

    I'm totally happy with it.
     
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    "Sell"...So...you're a salesman and not an Installer like myself?

    Word of advise original poster...don't ever listen to a salesmen. They mess tons of stuff up that we have to fix EVERYDAY. They know what sells, not what works
     
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    Hold up there cupcake. I've done and still do BOTH sides, being in the audio/video industry for 15 years at a locally, family-owned corporation that's been in business since 1978. I'm certainly not a n00b with car audio and have been in "sales" long enough to know that you don't sell what just sells, but what's actually worth it.

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    Trolling for new customers huh?
     
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    I believe GROM Audio has something exciting to share with Android users. First and foremost, we have launched an Android Direct Solution in early 2012, for Android® Integration to In-Car Stereo – Which Transforms Android Devices into Car Media Center.


    Features and Benefits of Android Direct Connection Kit (GROM-USB2P) to Factory Car Stereo

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    GROM Car Kits are the ultimate solution for Android device owners with factory car stereo system who are looking for hands free, wireless streaming (Bluetooth) and direct Android phone connection media control.

    GROM-USB2P makes in-car music experience much more enjoyable: better sound as a result of direct audio connection, convenience of in-car Bluetooth, and Android battery remains charged.
     
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