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Old 01-25-11, 01:47 PM
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Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

Ok the Pandora is a little far fetched (a smartphone/headphone jack will do) but USB and jack support would be nice. I havent shopped for a car stereo in years. Where is a good place to start for something with a high cool/techie factor?
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Re: Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

You can actually get them with Pandora. Well it may piggyback your phone, but the service is still integrated to the screen. Example: http://www.crutchfield.com/s_130AVIC...tp=20220&avf=N
You can play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AVIC-X920BT. Connect your iPhone® with the Pandora app to the receiver with the optional CD-IU50V cable and control Pandora, plus see artist, album, and song info on the screen. You can even give a "thumbs-up" or "thumbs-down" by touching the receiver's screen.
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I like the idea of using my phones pandora without using the headset plug so that if I get a call while driving it wont blare my ringtone over the car speakers.
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Re: Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

You can get something cheaper, and maybe with better quality from Alpine.

Like this:

http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/ida-x305s
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Re: Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

I don't have a specific recommendation, but HIGHLY recommend the USB and think bluetooth audio is nice as well.

My son got a new car with the Ford/Microsoft Sync system. We are still learning but the USB is a super cool feature. I got him 3, 4GB thumb drives and he can fit about 1,000 songs on each one (I've taken over one for my music). It also has blutooth audio so it can stream music (or other things) from your phone wirelessly.

Don't use that as much, but the USB is awesome.
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Re: Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

my 2010 CR-V EX-L has a USB jack that will play from ipod's, zune, USB sticks, etc. even plays protected content. i've played slacker radio through it
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Re: Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

I listen to Pandora/Slacker through my bluetooth connection in my Ford. Sounds is a bit on the low side, but it works fine.
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Re: Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

Low as in low quality or volume wise?
Also, what happens when your phone rings while listening via bluetooth?
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Re: Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

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Low as in low quality or volume wise?
Also, what happens when your phone rings while listening via bluetooth?
Most likely just like if your listening with headphones or blutooth headset. The music goes down and you are able to answer. Then the music comes back after you hang up. That is what happens my sons Ford Sync system.
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Re: Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

This one for example has 2 usb(front and rear) one which is strong enough to charge your phone, a front aux port for headphone jacks of random mp3 players and connects to your phone through bluetooth for calls and music.

Rear USB is awesome, you can run a cord to your glovebox, connect a usb stick and no one eversees a wire.
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Re: Any cool Car Stereos with USB/Jack/Pandora support?

Forgot the link:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-xkrL2Gg...730BT&skipvs=T

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