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Cigator
12-22-2010, 11:59 AM
Im tired of plugging in my fm transmitter to the audio jack when listening in the car. Can anyone suggest a quality bluetooth fm transmitter.

USMC_jd
12-23-2010, 07:25 PM
I know that blackberry makes one. They have it on crackberry.com.

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cooksterman
12-26-2010, 09:41 AM
Sure, I've been happily using my CarDock and Jabra (although the battery life is nominal) for months and find it of high quality. Its worth the bucks.

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noXcuse
12-26-2010, 10:01 AM
Just got a Jabra Cruiser 2 from the old lady for christmas. Works great.

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Fasteddie7
12-26-2010, 10:35 AM
The Motorola T505 is the best around. Do a search and you will see a TON of satisfied customers (Including myself). Excellent build quality, Easy setup and navigation, all around great device. There is a newer (and more expensive) one on Motorola's site, you can try that one, but last year's model is an excellent device that you can get a good price on.

plumcrazy
12-26-2010, 10:43 AM
@fasteddie, does it work as well as they say ?

so i assume it works like any other BT speaker for phone calls but has the ability to transmit the cal to the radio via BT ? does it do that well ?

Fasteddie7
12-26-2010, 01:40 PM
it has it's own speaker and will not only play through that, but with a touch of a button it will scan stations and announce the best station to tune into. You can take phone calls on it, stream pandora or listen to your own music on your device, and with a app like vlingo you can hands free text, email, navigate through the devices built in mic. it is really a five star device

noXcuse
12-26-2010, 03:02 PM
That's the same thing the Jabra does. Bluetooth music to the unit, and scan for an FM station to tune to. Plays whatever you're listening to on the phone. Even video.

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plumcrazy
12-27-2010, 05:39 AM
can it be set to use that one station after it finds it ? this way it always uses it and i can set the preset to use it for the phone ?

sounds like im gonna be buying ANOTHER BT visor thingy...lol

noXcuse
12-27-2010, 06:45 AM
I just got it for christmas, so I don't know. Probably does though. Id go check, but my car is buried in snow. Lol

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joshw0000
12-27-2010, 08:38 AM
Ok I'm confused. I have a bt headset that will take calls and stream phone audio. I also have a bt media player in my truck (I say that because it plays everything but cd's). I can't, however, stream audio (i.e. slacker) to my trucks bt media player.

What you all are saying is that there is a device that receives bt audio and transmits it over fm? How's the quality? I have highs, mids, and lows so I wouldn't invest in a transmitter unless it has great quality. Also, what powers it? Can you plug it into a lighter outlet for continuous charge? More info would be appreciated.

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noXcuse
12-27-2010, 09:52 AM
They're not going to be cd quality. That's for sure. But, its pretty good though. Yes, you can stream Pandora, Slacker, mp3, and audio from videos for "surround sound".

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cooksterman
12-27-2010, 12:09 PM
The Jabra Model SP 700 will do all the above. Over the Christmas holiday we drove from Louisville, KY to OKC used the DX streaming music from Slacker to the car stereo never having to change FM stations (we keep ours on 89.9). The only challenge with the SP 700 is battery life. When the battery gets low you will begin to notice static and interference on the radio. Plug it in to recharge and you're good to go again. I find that the battery lasts about 5 hours through steady use. I do use a the Moto Card Doc with my DX. Keep Google Nav going and use PDA Net for the laptop. Makes for a more pleasurable drive...much more so than all the hassles of flying particularly with the family pet in tow.

cooksterman
12-27-2010, 12:17 PM
Josh, my experience is with the Jabra SP700. Fidelity is outstanding until the battery runs low it comes with a 12v power supply that will plug into your lighter. You can make calls through the SP700 as well. With your DX you'll want CCH CarDock (or similar), Slacker/Pandora, and a Moto CarDoc. Check the blogs and device info for hookup and you'll wonder how you ever ran down the road without it. The best situation is to have B/T built into your vehicle, my Audi S6 does so I don't need an external B/T device for that.

joshw0000
12-27-2010, 12:52 PM
Thanks, my wife's b-day is in 2 weeks. That's a great chance for me to test it out and get her something she can use. She's always complaining about her bt.

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windsurfdog
01-05-2011, 02:11 PM
Check out this Scosche BTAXS unit (http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-motorMOUTH-Bluetooth-Handsfree-Streaming/dp/B0036ORN2U). It is pure BT...no FM at all. Calls and music audio are routed through the vehicle audio system. Works great and very acceptable audio quality though I will be installing an inline filter for alternator hum when the unit is charging...very little hum but noticable during quiet passages.

mikeytoth
01-16-2011, 09:02 PM
I swear by my jabra sp 700. Never had one issue with it.

Getsome122
01-20-2011, 10:43 PM
looks like that t505 is on my list of must haves in the next month or so...

windsurfdog
01-21-2011, 01:13 PM
looks like that t505 is on my list of must haves in the next month or so...

Get,

Since you are a fellow motorcycle rider as well, I suggest you also take a look at this Nokia BT-103 (http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-BH-103-Bluetooth-Headset-Phones/dp/B001TIEJ5E/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) unit. Earbuds fit well under my helmet and the controller drops in my jacket pocket. I keep my phone in a saddlebag and listen to mp3's on the road plus I can hear when a call comes in, pull off on the side of the road and check voicemail/call w/o removing my helmet. Though I haven't tried it, I'm sure voice nav would work as well with the BT-103 as it does through my truck's BT as long as I find a place to secure the phone outside of the saddlebag.

plumcrazy
01-21-2011, 03:24 PM
Check out this Scosche BTAXS unit (http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-motorMOUTH-Bluetooth-Handsfree-Streaming/dp/B0036ORN2U). It is pure BT...no FM at all. Calls and music audio are routed through the vehicle audio system. Works great and very acceptable audio quality though I will be installing an inline filter for alternator hum when the unit is charging...very little hum but noticable during quiet passages.

Wind, thanks for the link, this sounds like what i am looking for. Going to use it with a car dock.

how well does it connect when getting back into the car ?

windsurfdog
01-24-2011, 08:23 AM
Wind, thanks for the link, this sounds like what i am looking for. Going to use it with a car dock.

how well does it connect when getting back into the car ?

Excellent. First, I leave the 12v charger plugged in constantly. When I enter the truck, I turn the DX bluetooth radio on if not already on, start the media player and choose music (mp3's or Rhapsody streaming), start the truck and push the button on the Scosche. I've got a Tasker task that auto adjusts all phone volumes to max and toggles the media player on. When exiting the truck, I do nothing...Tasker exit task takes care of volume settings and the media player pauses once bluetooth connection is cut (either walking away or turning off the bluetooth radio.)

Taking calls is as easy as pushing the Schosche button. Making calls using voice commands is, once again, as easy as pushing the Scosche button. And others have reported that the call sound quality received from the Schosche is fine.

So far, I'm really pleased with this unit.

gudziel1482
01-24-2011, 01:13 PM
Awesome Thread! I'm currently deciding on

I want to use my phone with my SiriusXM app. My XM radio is shot and I'm currently trying to listen to my talk shows through the phone in the car on my DX. I know that people say that FM Modulators have horrible sound. But my XM radio with car modulator was not bad at all, no static and could get very loud. I have no cassette deck nor bluetooth radio.

I'm looking at and can't decide on:

Amazon.com: Jabra Cruiser Bluetooth Car Kit, Speakerphone [Retail Packaging]: Cell Phones & Accessories (http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-Cruiser-Bluetooth-Speakerphone-Packaging/dp/B002PY7P2U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295895449&sr=8-1)
http://www.droidforums.net/forum/images/misc/amazon_icon.gif (http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-Cruiser-Bluetooth-Speakerphone-Packaging/dp/B002PY7P2U/) Amazon.com: Jabra Cruiser Bluetooth Car Kit, Speakerphone [Retail Packaging]: Cell Phones & Accessories (http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-Cruiser-Bluetooth-Speakerphone-Packaging/dp/B002PY7P2U/)

Amazon.com: Motorola T505 Bluetooth Portable In-Car Speakerphone: Cell Phones & Accessories (http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-T505-Bluetooth-Portable-Speakerphone/dp/B0030BZ7HM/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1295895449&sr=8-9)
http://www.droidforums.net/forum/images/misc/amazon_icon.gif (http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-T505-Bluetooth-Portable-Speakerphone/dp/B0030BZ7HM/) Amazon.com: Motorola T505 Bluetooth Portable In-Car Speakerphone: Cell Phones & Accessories (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-accessories/119489-anyone-use-motorola-motorokr-t505-something-similar-dx.html?SID=5336432680-20&dr_log=-1&linkout=http%3A//www.amazon.com/Motorola-T505-Bluetooth-Portable-Speakerphone/dp/B0030BZ7HM/)


hmmm... decisions decisions.......

plumcrazy
01-24-2011, 02:21 PM
mine should be here this week. thanks again for the info

gudziel1482
01-24-2011, 02:28 PM
mine should be here this week. thanks again for the info

Awesome

I'm still trying to think of what would be best one to have for the money right now.

plumcrazy
01-24-2011, 08:02 PM
it wasnt about money for me this time. i just think its better for my setup. the blueant i have is just not loud enough on the highway.

windsurfdog
01-25-2011, 07:47 AM
mine should be here this week. thanks again for the info

Great! Glad to help. Please update after installation and use to let me know how you feel about it as well. Hopefully you will like it as much as I.

plumcrazy
01-28-2011, 11:47 PM
got it working in the car tonight. temporarily sitting in there now till i know where i wanna put it. the aux input location in my 08 ford escape doesnt seem to be good for plugging it in directly (too low), im told my voice is choppy. So as of now, its on my steering column. tomorrow I need to extend the charging cable to leave it plugged in all the time.

only made 1 call but so far so good.

B360155
01-29-2011, 09:24 PM
I'm with Fasteddie7, I just got a Motorola T505 and this thing works great! Great audio quality and volume output and pairs easily with the Droid X. You can set 5 "preferred" FM stations with the best reception in your area for easy and quick tuning. Small unit that clips to the visor and runs on internal rechargeable power so no cords to get in your way while driving.

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