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In car audio

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Bought a car the other week (207) and need to get the audio sorted. Has no AUX port.

 

However, someone at work was saying that there's stereos you can get that connect to the phone so you that what you're playing shows up on the digital display, you can change the song/album/playlist on Spotify on your phone via the steering wheel controls and when you make/recieve a call you can answer it from the steering wheel and talk wirelessly like that.

 

I know nothing about this shit, but is this true? What do I need and how much will it set me back? And should I just buy it and take it to a backstreet audio/visual shop and get them to fit it?

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yea u just buy a head unit with bluetooth capabilities, all that shit will show on the screen

 

a lot of aftermarket stereos dont work with the steering wheel controls tho

 

go to halfords n have a word

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Don't get one of those radio broadcast things that you tune your radio to. The quality blows.

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Don't get one of those radio broadcast things that you tune your radio to. The quality blows.

I bought one and I suffer

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That's ghetto lol

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Yh a lot of head units with that bt audio which is a pretty good Bluetooth

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Don't get one of those radio broadcast things that you tune your radio to. The quality blows.

I bought one and I suffer

Lol i used 1 for a week.. Couldnt take the fuzzing

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Yeah need one for the whip too, Days of burning cds are over man,

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You need a stereo with either an AUX port or if you have an iPhone get one which is compatible (allows you to change tracks on the stereo instead of the phone) Alpine, Pioneer and Kenwood are the headunits to look out for.

 

In addition you will also require a fascia adaptor and ISO connector for your vehicle which can be both obtained at your local Halfrauds or Car audio centre. Process should take no more than an hour for a novice.

 

If your money can stretch I would consider looking into a double DIN headunit as most come with a touchscreen SatNav & DVD as standard.

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Anyone know if there's any head units with AirPlay?

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The way stereos are built in these days I swear it would look shit with an aftermarket one, or can that be fitted just as smooth?

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Its the reason why fascia's are quite expensive now a days, they are designed to fit around the design. To give an example a Honda Jazz's fascia adapter needed to fit an aftermarket headunit cost £130!, unlike older cars which used to sell for about £15

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