1. recDNA's Avatar
    My car has phone bluetooth but only for calls, not media. I do have a media aux in however it is a pita to connect since it is in the console where I dump a lot of stuff. Ideally, I would like to use a bluetooth receiver adapter to connect to aux in for streaming media only, not for phone calls. Anybody know of a cheap bluetooth 3 a2dp to aux in for cars? There is one on Amazon for 80 bucks but I'd like to keep it under $20.

    There are some cheap Chinese adapters sold on ebay but I dont know if they work so I'm looking for someone who actually has a device like this that works.



    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-17-2013 11:40 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Bluetooth receiver is one way to do it, and a kinda neat way at that. ...but a simpler route may be just to get a double-ended 3.5mm minijack cable and leave one end connected to the the aux-in and the other awaiting your phone/tablet. That's what I do. Something like this:

    Cheap Bluetooth to Aux for Car?-3.5mm-audio.jpg

    Now, if your heart is just set on the niftiness of using Bluetooth try checking this out for <$25:

    Cheap Bluetooth to Aux for Car?-bt.jpg
    recDNA likes this.
    11-17-2013 12:04 PM
  3. Ryp11's Avatar
    I use a BluBridge mini jack RX. I keep it plugged into the AUX jack and use it to play the music through the car stereo. You will need to charge it but for me not much of an issue as I have a charger next to the aux port in the center console.
    recDNA likes this.
    11-18-2013 09:22 AM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I wonder which gives the very best audio quality. I'm thinking the wired connection?

    G Pad 8.3
    11-18-2013 10:02 AM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    I wonder which gives the very best audio quality. I'm thinking the wired connection?

    G Pad 8.3
    Wired connection is definitely better. I care more about convenience.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-18-2013 10:43 AM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Wired connection is definitely better. I care more about convenience.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    ...and me? Sound quality. Wouldn't be just as convenient to have a 3' 3.5mm line waiting for you to connect your phone to it?

    Nexuscillin V
    11-18-2013 11:17 AM
  7. recDNA's Avatar
    Not even close. Can't do it while driving. My phone is on a dashboard brace for navigation and aux plug is in console so it's a long stretch of wire too.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-18-2013 11:26 AM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Aaah, okay. My phone just sits on the seat.

    G2
    11-18-2013 11:49 AM
  9. kpageisgreat's Avatar
    Sound quality is better through bluetooth. A crisper sound and louder at lower levels. If you receive a call, you can just answer from the phone w/o taking the jack out if it was connected through wires (need to go into bluetooth settings and change it to "only media played to bluetooth" for the device).

    I used both products listed above and I prefer the bluetooth. The only con I have for it is that you have to remember to keep it charged. If it runs low during usage and you plug it to charge, you will lose your connection and you have to turn the bluetooth piece back on.
    11-19-2013 05:00 AM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Sound quality is better through bluetooth. A crisper sound and louder at lower levels. If you receive a call, you can just answer from the phone w/o taking the jack out if it was connected through wires (need to go into bluetooth settings and change it to "only media played to bluetooth" for the device).

    I used both products listed above and I prefer the bluetooth. The only con I have for it is that you have to remember to keep it charged. If it runs low during usage and you plug it to charge, you will lose your connection and you have to turn the bluetooth piece back on.
    Well, the price is right and if doesn't work in the car one may have a use for it in the home so I say give it a whirl.
    11-19-2013 07:41 AM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    Well, the price is right and if doesn't work in the car one may have a use for it in the home so I say give it a whirl.
    just so odd they cannot charge and function at same time. i would prefer to never unplug charger

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    11-19-2013 08:32 AM
  12. Haalcyon's Avatar
    just so odd they cannot charge and function at same time. i would prefer to never unplug charger

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    They may not all have that limitation. Perhaps the one I pictured, unless I'm misunderstanding, will allow for charging and usage simultaneously.

    G Pad 8.3
    11-19-2013 11:26 AM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    Bluetooth receiver is one way to do it, and a kinda neat way at that. ...but a simpler route may be just to get a double-ended 3.5mm minijack cable and leave one end connected to the the aux-in and the other awaiting your phone/tablet. That's what I do. Something like this:

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    Now, if your heart is just set on the niftiness of using Bluetooth try checking this out for <$25:

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    I actually bought that one and it works great. Although folks complained in reviews it wouldn't work while plugged in it actually does, you just turn it on and leave it plugged in. The only problem is to use streaming and car connection for phone I have to manually reconnect to car bluetooth for phone as soon as media bluetooth connects to media device. Then both remain connected. Wish they would both auto connect without any fiddling from me.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-22-2013 08:08 PM
  14. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I actually bought that one and it works great. Although folks complained in reviews it wouldn't work while plugged in it actually does, you just turn it on and leave it plugged in. The only problem is to use streaming and car connection for phone I have to manually reconnect to car bluetooth for phone as soon as media bluetooth connects to media device. Then both remain connected. Wish they would both auto connect without any fiddling from me.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    Nice. Thanks for that.

    G Pad 8.3
    11-22-2013 09:43 PM
  15. z06mike's Avatar
    You can also use SoundAbout to split the bluetooth and headphone audio. It works very well and sound is MUCH better through a wired connection. I'm sorry, but as far as technology has come, a wired connection is still better than wireless for audio.
    11-23-2013 11:06 AM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    You can also use SoundAbout to split the bluetooth and headphone audio. It works very well and sound is MUCH better through a wired connection. I'm sorry, but as far as technology has come, a wired connection is still better than wireless for audio.
    As I said I don't care about quality. I care about convenience and hate wires. My only issue is getting both the car and media device connected automatically. What happens now is car bt connects first, then media device connects (it is set for media only under bluetooth settings), then car bt disconnects even though it is for phone only, then I turn on wifi settings and manually connect car again, now both remain connected and work properly. I would just like to connect to media device without losing car bt then being forced to turn it back on.

    I'm trying an app called bluetooth to connect. If that doesn't work I'll try sound about. The problem is it will take a year to try all the settings. I have a hunch car bluetooth will disconnect once any other bluetooth device connects no matter what I do.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-23-2013 11:25 AM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I'm a wannabe audio-snob. Audio quality is paramount for me.

    G2
    11-23-2013 12:27 PM
  18. dontlookatme's Avatar
    i use a double end 3.5 mm but for some reason, the cable is not working well, since i hear audio on one side of my truck only. i have been looking for a bluetooth receiver like that, and i may get it. but agin, the issue arrises, since this is another battery powered device that i need to charge and worry that the battery may die.
    11-25-2013 09:38 AM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    thats a common problem with srereo headphone plugs. a new cable may solve your problem. the britelink works while plugged into power socket so I just leave mine plugged in. I do have to turn the britelink on when I want to use it and need to manually fiddle if I want 2 bluetooth devices connected simultaneously

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    11-25-2013 10:07 AM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    i use a double end 3.5 mm but for some reason, the cable is not working well, since i hear audio on one side of my truck only. i have been looking for a bluetooth receiver like that, and i may get it. but agin, the issue arrises, since this is another battery powered device that i need to charge and worry that the battery may die.
    It almost sounds like the 3.5mm cable may not be fully inserted, though I'm sure that's not the case.

    G Pad 8.3
    11-25-2013 02:16 PM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    It almost sounds like the 3.5mm cable may not be fully inserted, though I'm sure that's not the case.

    G Pad 8.3
    I've had at least 5 cables like that over the years. It's just no good. Get a new one.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-25-2013 03:37 PM
  22. dontlookatme's Avatar
    It almost sounds like the 3.5mm cable may not be fully inserted, though I'm sure that's not the case.


    G Pad 8.3
    I've had at least 5 cables like that over the years. It's just no good. Get a new one.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    It may be a faulty cable issue, since it is inserted all the way.
    11-29-2013 05:24 PM
  23. sallytech0103's Avatar
    I recently bought the car bluetooth receiver for my car. Hope this list will be helpful to you. Best Bluetooth Audio Adapter (Receiver) for Car
    Cheap Bluetooth to Aux for Car?-car-bluetooth.jpg
    06-30-2016 04:35 AM

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