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    So this morning I finally got to test out the bluetooth audio in the car. Was really looking forward to it especially with Beats Audio and the better quality bluetooth... but I was soo disappointed.

    Now, I wonder if the bad quality is coming from my car side of things, and not the phone. When I connected it via the AUX cable, it sounded perfect.

    I might get the bluetooth audio adapter and see if that makes a difference.

    Anyone have similar experiences, and can offer some suggestions?
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    Bluetooth Audio will continue to sound crappy unless your receiver supports Aptx. The HTC Stereo Clip supports Aptx and that will give you the sound you want.

    From HTC:
    On many wireless devices, sound can be compromised when it's compressed during transmission from the player to the receiver. However, the new HTC devices and accessories offer apt-X technology, which enables high quality Bluetooth® stereo audio, delivering wired audio quality wirelessly. It's also compatible with a range of Bluetooth® headsets in the market. And you can take such quality sound beyond the headsets. Sync your HTC device with your car's audio system via the Car StereoClip, an HTC accessory that connects your car stereo with your HTC phone, and you can listen to premium, authentic sound thanks to the embedded apt-X enhancement. Sound good? We thought so too.
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    I'm sold! Thanks!

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    My music sounds like crap when I use the built-in Bluetooth system in my car. I get a lot of crackling, popping, and hissing noises, and the music itself just sounds muffled.

    But with the HTC Stereo Clip, the sound quality is the same as using an AUX cable -- crisp, clear, and very high quality sounding.

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    Btw, this is an HTC issue known across the board with sense. Long story short, there's a setting in the phone called the bluetooth bitpool. HTC has theirs set outrageously low which will apparently make it drop the connection less but it also reduces the audio quality GREATLY. If you use an aux cable or flash and aosp rom such as CM9 or AOKP you will have awesome bluetooth audio quality due to the higher bitpool setting. I've looked into this for a long time and HTC refuses to change their bitpool setting forcing myself and others to use non-sense roms. Hope this helps.

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    Has anyone had any problems having it connect automatically?? With old EVO, I had BT always on so whenever I went into my car it would connect automatically.. Now with the LTE EVO, I have to actually go into BT settings and hit the connection between my car...
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    I've had no problems with it autoconnecting to my Sony Stereo in the truck.. Connects within 30 seconds of the stereo being powered up.
    Streaming music via bluetooth sounds good to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlternetConcept View Post
    Has anyone had any problems having it connect automatically?? With old EVO, I had BT always on so whenever I went into my car it would connect automatically.. Now with the LTE EVO, I have to actually go into BT settings and hit the connection between my car...
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    My Bluetooth in my car sounds pretty solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlternetConcept View Post
    Has anyone had any problems having it connect automatically?? With old EVO, I had BT always on so whenever I went into my car it would connect automatically.. Now with the LTE EVO, I have to actually go into BT settings and hit the connection between my car...
    You might need to change the 'Auto-Connection' settings of your car's stereo. I have a Hyundai Veloster and I had to change which phone it tries to connect to because it has one main phone that it tries to connect to as soon as I start the car. So with the new Evo, I set it to connect to this phone as my primary phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abdnach View Post
    You might need to change the 'Auto-Connection' settings of your car's stereo. I have a Hyundai Veloster and I had to change which phone it tries to connect to because it has one main phone that it tries to connect to as soon as I start the car. So with the new Evo, I set it to connect to this phone as my primary phone.
    I currently own a 2011 Subaru WRX and it can only allow one phone to be paired with the car... (Not going to lie.. the head unit is horrendous for a 2011 car but if ya know what a WRX is you don't get it for that)

    I guess I'll just have to keep messing with it until I figure it out eh?

    That's the one thing that just really gets me right now :P I like to drive a lot and I also like to listen to my music a lot :P
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    i think if you have an aux in, i would seriously consider getting the car stereo clip. should sound a lot better than connecting music through car bluetooth. you can always set it so phone calls through car bluetooth, and music stream through stereo clip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbizzzale View Post
    My Bluetooth in my car sounds pretty solid.
    Do you have anything to compare it to? Try plugging in your phone through the aux jack and see if the quality is the same. I'd be willing to bet it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave12285 View Post
    Do you have anything to compare it to? Try plugging in your phone through the aux jack and see if the quality is the same. I'd be willing to bet it's not.

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    yup, from what i remember reading, unless your car has aptX codec bulit in, it all going to sound the same.
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    I've been very happy with streaming bluetooth audio to my 2010 g37. It obviously isn't as good as my directly connected ipod or the USB connection, but it's much better than the typical quality that XM radio has ever given me. My only complaint about it is that Beats Audio pushes WAY too much bass so I just turn it off. I like the Beats Audio over my headphones, but not in the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klau25 View Post
    i think if you have an aux in, i would seriously consider getting the car stereo clip. should sound a lot better than connecting music through car bluetooth. you can always set it so phone calls through car bluetooth, and music stream through stereo clip.
    Even if I did do that. I would still need to go into my phone settings and still connect my phone for calls. Still a pain

    Hopefully I can figure it out today. If not, I just hope a patch comes out soon to fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlternetConcept View Post
    Even if I did do that. I would still need to go into my phone settings and still connect my phone for calls. Still a pain

    Hopefully I can figure it out today. If not, I just hope a patch comes out soon to fix it.
    no you don't, go into bluetooth setting, and click on each ind. bluetooth device. i have it setup now that my jabra bluetooth only gets phone calls and i am streaming music directly using the lineout into my car. one time setup only. just unclick the music streaming from your car bluettooth.
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    I don't think you understand. Usually when you have your bluetooth on, and you go into your car, the car and the phone will sync up together and you can just start driving. (at least with my OG Evo)

    Now once I get into my car, I have to go into the BT settings and actually click on my car to link it up (which i feel like defeats the purpose of having my BT on always cause I just want to be able to hop in and drive)

    Or am I misunderstanding you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlternetConcept View Post
    I don't think you understand. Usually when you have your bluetooth on, and you go into your car, the car and the phone will sync up together and you can just start driving. (at least with my OG Evo)

    Now once I get into my car, I have to go into the BT settings and actually click on my car to link it up (which i feel like defeats the purpose of having my BT on always cause I just want to be able to hop in and drive)

    Or am I misunderstanding you?
    no, you can still do that, it will auto sync the phone w/ your car bt and music w/ the stereo clip. it's a one time setup. as long as your bt is always on, it will sync to those setting everytime you start your car. phone car goes thru car bt, music goes thru stereo clip.
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    Yeah but that seems the problem. Is that it won't connect when I get into my car.

    I've paired it 4 different times but nothing seems to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlternetConcept View Post
    Yeah but that seems the problem. Is that it won't connect when I get into my car.

    I've paired it 4 different times but nothing seems to work
    that's weird. my collect w/ my jabra bt everytime. plus i have a bt headset and they connect fine too. i am debating to get the stereo clip myself. my phone is connected to my car using a monster tape adopter and the sound quality isn't as good as an aux in.
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    Yeah its funny cause it pairs up with my motorola BT headset fine.

    But it's just my car. But I find it the old evo worked fine and the new ones having problems :S
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    Works great for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlternetConcept View Post
    Yeah its funny cause it pairs up with my motorola BT headset fine.

    But it's just my car. But I find it the old evo worked fine and the new ones having problems :S
    I have a 2012 wrx and auto pair with no problems. BUT I had to delete my connection with the the wrx and my evo 3d in 2 places, one from streaming Bluetooth and 1 from phone calls. This is done from the deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klau25 View Post
    yup, from what i remember reading, unless your car has aptX codec bulit in, it all going to sound the same.
    I'm starting to think that you didn't read the post I put up about the bitpool settings. The bluetooth on my og ego sounds great with an aosp rom (cm7, miui) and awful with a sense rom. It's a sense issue. Plug your phone into the audio jack and marvel at the quality. Sense phones sound like garbage over bluetooth. That's the only reason I don't run sense which sucks because I like sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave12285 View Post
    I'm starting to think that you didn't read the post I put up about the bitpool settings. The bluetooth on my og ego sounds great with an aosp rom (cm7, miui) and awful with a sense rom. It's a sense issue. Plug your phone into the audio jack and marvel at the quality. Sense phones sound like garbage over bluetooth. That's the only reason I don't run sense which sucks because I like sense.

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    no I read it. what I'm saying is that all old a2dp standard sucks compare to bluetooth 4.0 aptX. I believe a2dp only use 128 bitrate, but the new standard is much higher. forgot how much. both of the links I post here talk about it.



    http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-bl...reoclip-review

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