Audio Quality... BT or Audio Jack?

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    Audio Quality... BT or Audio Jack?

    So I was trying to decide which way to hook up my X to my car stereo. Which style do you guys think has a higher audio quality: Bluetooth or the audio jack?

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    I'm sure someone will tell you that the jack sounds better, but the BT sounds great on my Clarion CX609 and monsoon amp.

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    i would have my car set up with both options if possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by blu1080 View Post
    i would have my car set up with both options if possible
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    Jack will have better quality. But if your deck has USB input, you will (most likely) get better SQ by allowing your deck to perform the DAC.
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    Actually my radio has USB, Aux in, and BT. It really depends on what you are listening to.

    -Pandora is lossy. The sound isn't perfect, so BT is plenty good enough.
    -MP3s are lossy, but better than Pandora. I've found BT sounds great with MP3s.
    -Lossless sources need the BEST hardware (USB, with an expensive sound system). I've never tried this, since I'm not much of a purist.

    I just need some music on the way to work. For most people, BT is awesome. For the purists, it's junk (or so I am told).
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    I am mostly using it for pandora, so I wanted to know which is best for that. I still use my zune for the mp3s cause it has superior video output for my in dash.

    But yeah I care about sound quality. I have 2 pair of focal 165kr speakers, kenwood dnx8120, 4 rockford fosgate p3d410's, a rockford t1500-1bdcp, and a rockford t400-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ankryth View Post
    I have 2 pair of focal 165kr speakers, kenwood dnx8120, 4 rockford fosgate p3d410's, a rockford t1500-1bdcp, and a rockford t400-4
    All that is a waste on Pandora. I do wish Pandora sounded better. It's not bad, but my MP3s are noticeably better, even over bluetooth.

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    I do pandora and mp3s over bluetooth on my jvc xr810. It sounds better than pandora did through the aux cable on my old stereo, but still not as good as mp3s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ankryth View Post
    I am mostly using it for pandora, so I wanted to know which is best for that. I still use my zune for the mp3s cause it has superior video output for my in dash.

    But yeah I care about sound quality. I have 2 pair of focal 165kr speakers, kenwood dnx8120, 4 rockford fosgate p3d410's, a rockford t1500-1bdcp, and a rockford t400-4
    I don't know about the bluetooth, but a nice system will only reveal the poor quality of the DX's cheap A/D converters on the 1/8" jack. Granted, I'm sure it's on the level of other phones and MP3 players. But, when I listen to tracks from my DX through my monitoring system in a treated room (which I use for professional audio recording and component testing) the DX 1/8" output sounds disgusting compared to the same file played through my PC and a cheap soundcard. I only listen to music through the DX when I have no other source available. Maybe the bluetooth is better, but I haven't tried it.

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