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    Default Droid MAXX: Quality of music over Bluetooth is poor...

    Hi all

    I love my MAXX, but one thing that is driving me crazy is the crackly audio over bluetooth when I play music in my car and on my Jambox. I have disable the Equalizer effects, and played with other settings, but had no luck. Anyone else seeing this? Very frustrating.
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    I play audio back via bluetooth in my car and it's clean and clear. Not sure what would be causing the crackling, but that's not an issue I've had with my device...
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    I'm not having none of those issue.
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    The quality is OK sometimes, but for trebly parts and for busy parts of songs, there is distinct crackly or staticy noise. Anyone else?

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    I've only noticed a problem when I tested with Google Music in my car. That was with the paid service though and everything else sounds great. I also noticed a slight static on normal headphones so I think its Google.

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    I have played both thru aux with cable and thru Bluetooth In my Honda and both are perfect. Best sound from a phone I've had

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    I'm having the exact same issue. For the most part it sounds okay but the highs get a static crackling sound. It's very annoying. The aux cable works just fine. Only on bluetooth I hear it. Strangest part is that my wife's galaxy s3 doesn't do it at all. Sounds perfect over bluetooth. We both use Google play music all access.
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    Having the same issue.

    Voice over Bluetooth is also poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublestack1 View Post
    Having the same issue.

    Voice over Bluetooth is also poor.

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    Voice over Bluetooth is poor? I've used a headset and my car (2012 Acura TSX) and its clear as can be.

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    I'm noticing it too. Some songs seem to to it others don't. I'm primarily listening to Pandora over Bluetooth in a 2013 Ford F-!50.
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    2013 Ford Explorer and everything sounds clear using Bluetooth. Using Google Play for music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Voice over Bluetooth is poor? I've used a headset and my car (2012 Acura TSX) and its clear as can be.

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    Using my Maxx in my 2012 mdx (same bluetooth system as the tsx) with poor results. Constant disconnects, poor sound quality, etc. There is a thread at the moto forum about the Maxx and bluetooth. It is inconsistent and difficult to reproduce.

    Have had good success in other cars.

    Streaming music in the MDX has not been great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublestack1 View Post
    Using my Maxx in my 2012 mdx (same bluetooth system as the tsx) with poor results. Constant disconnects, poor sound quality, etc. There is a thread at the moto forum about the Maxx and bluetooth. It is inconsistent and difficult to reproduce.

    Have had good success in other cars.

    Streaming music in the MDX has not been great.

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    I noticed static on the Google Music application but as I said Bluetooth conversations have worked well. I have had one issue where it wouldn't connect and I had to sync it back up. Only happened once so I haven't been too concerned. I hope they settle this soon though. Nice to meet another Acura driver!

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    I know my audio isn't perfect through Bluetooth, but I'm biased because I'm a slight audiophile.

    However, I cannot even get Bluetooth streaming to work in my dodge caliber

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    Well, got an update for Google play music today. When I went in the car tonight, and streamed music through bluetooth like usual, I noticed something. No more static and crackling noise on the highs. Music sounded really good. Finally full sound with no annoying interference. Thank God. Hope I don't jinx it by posting this here lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeysvt02 View Post
    Well, got an update for Google play music today. When I went in the car tonight, and streamed music through bluetooth like usual, I noticed something. No more static and crackling noise on the highs. Music sounded really good. Finally full sound with no annoying interference. Thank God. Hope I don't jinx it by posting this here lol
    My Google Play along with SiriusXM both sound horrible over Bluetooth. This goes for in my car and headsets. I haven't tested music from local device storage but its quite annoying to have static.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    My Google Play along with SiriusXM both sound horrible over Bluetooth. This goes for in my car and headsets. I haven't tested music from local device storage but its quite annoying to have static.

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Maxx using Tapatalk 4
    I finally bought a car that has BT and I am amazed at how seamlessly the maxx works with my car. Both telephone and Google play music sound great to me, and Play music picks up right where it left off when I got out of the car. It surprised me the first time because I did not expect it.


    What is the chief complaint the the audio over Bluetooth? Is it a lower quality sound? If so I am thankful that I cannot tell the difference. I have not experienced static for wireless music yet. I did on my corded headphones day 1, but not since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelGator View Post
    I finally bought a car that has BT and I am amazed at how seamlessly the maxx works with my car. Both telephone and Google play music sound great to me, and Play music picks up right where it left off when I got out of the car. It surprised me the first time because I did not expect it.


    What is the chief complaint the the audio over Bluetooth? Is it a lower quality sound? If so I am thankful that I cannot tell the difference. I have not experienced static for wireless music yet. I did on my corded headphones day 1, but not since then.

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    There is a faint static sound in the background for many of us. I hear it on all Bluetooth devices. Only during music though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    There is a faint static sound in the background for many of us. I hear it on all Bluetooth devices. Only during music though.

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    I noticed my connection strength dipped yesterday and there was some faint static for a couple songs. Not sure what caused my connection to dip. I will have to look into that today.

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    I have a Honda clear as can be

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    Just got my Droid Maxx a couple days ago. And, as others have reported in this thread I am also experiencing difficulties in playing music via bluetooth in my car. During most of the songs there is a nasty sounding static that can be heard for any treble or high level noises. It is particularly noticeable when you hear the cymbals from the drums. And some guitars sounds come through like it's screeching or highly distorted. And I know there is nothing wrong with the music player because when I disconnect Bluetooth and plug in an auxiliary jack to my car and play the exact same song it sounds normal. Although I don't have a lot of faith that Motorola will fix this anytime soon, I might be willing to call customer support and register a complaint. Perhaps if enough of us do this they might speed up some sort of software update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deron Baker View Post
    Just got my Droid Maxx a couple days ago. And, as others have reported in this thread I am also experiencing difficulties in playing music via bluetooth in my car. During most of the songs there is a nasty sounding static that can be heard for any treble or high level noises. It is particularly noticeable when you hear the cymbals from the drums. And some guitars sounds come through like it's screeching or highly distorted. And I know there is nothing wrong with the music player because when I disconnect Bluetooth and plug in an auxiliary jack to my car and play the exact same song it sounds normal. Although I don't have a lot of faith that Motorola will fix this anytime soon, I might be willing to call customer support and register a complaint. Perhaps if enough of us do this they might speed up some sort of software update.

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    Bluetooth headsets also have an issue so its not related to cars in general. This is just a software issue (I hope) that can be fixed.

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    I had to replace my first Droid Maxx since it was having issues connecting properly with a charger. Was within the 14 day period so no problem.

    So on a whim I tried using Bluetooth with my second Maxx. Same exact problem. That static and distorted sound identical to the first one.

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    Received the update yesterday. Bluetooth issue with music is exactly the same as before the update. Music still sounds distorted. I even turned down the Bluetooth volume on the phone and distortion still present. I guess this is just a flaw I'll have to live with. Basically I traded a WiFi problem from my Droid Razr Maxx HD for a Bluetooth problem on Droid MAXX. If I had to choose, I'd rather have properly working WiFi than Bluetooth. So it's a step up for me.

    Anytime I feel frustrated with my Droid Maxx Bluetooth problem, I'll just tell myself "hey at least it's not an iPhone", and then I'll feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deron Baker View Post
    Received the update yesterday. Bluetooth issue with music is exactly the same as before the update. Music still sounds distorted. I even turned down the Bluetooth volume on the phone and distortion still present. I guess this is just a flaw I'll have to live with. Basically I traded a WiFi problem from my Droid Razr Maxx HD for a Bluetooth problem on Droid MAXX. If I had to choose, I'd rather have properly working WiFi than Bluetooth. So it's a step up for me.

    Anytime I feel frustrated with my Droid Maxx Bluetooth problem, I'll just tell myself "hey at least it's not an iPhone", and then I'll feel better.

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    I agree but I don't understand why its so difficult to have both working. I can't understand how Motorola technicians didn't catch this before launch.

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