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Old 01-13-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Question Bluetooth Install

I'm looking to buy a new deck for my '08 Unlimited. I wanted to get the works (bluetooth, iPod, DVD, Pandora) but a guy at Best Buy told me the bluetooth on Jeeps sounds like crap because of wind noise. I just want to be sure before I purchase if I should spend the extra $$ on it. Does anyone have advice or experience with this??? Thanks in advance

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So ...
Jeep Windnoise = poor Bluetooth connection?

That best buy tech must be a seasonal hire.

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Hold on! (Pumped my brakes)... Are u talking music pairing or hand free calling thru the stereo... If your talking about using the Bluetooth for phone calls, then yes.. I'd agree with him/her and it gets even worse if you are rocking mud terrains. But blue tooth pairing for music doesn't change as if u were listening to a CD.. Your always gonna have surrounding noise..
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Hold on! (Pumped my brakes)... Are u talking music pairing or hand free calling thru the stereo... If your talking about using the Bluetooth for phone calls, then yes.. I'd agree with him/her and it gets even worse if you are rocking mud terrains. But blue tooth pairing for music doesn't change as if u were listening to a CD.. Your always gonna have surrounding noise..
I just want to use it for hands free calling. Thanks for your help. No point in spending in the extra cash for it then
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Oh- for hands free calling.. I'd have to imagine it's lousy. But great for streaming pandora music from your phone.
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I just want to use it for hands free calling. Thanks for your help. No point in spending in the extra cash for it then
That guy doesn't know what he is talking about. Remember, its Best Buy. Why would wind noise effect it more because its a Jeep?

I have a Jeep and I don't have any problems with wind noise with my bluetooth. I think it depends on the quality of the Bluetooth.

If you are talking on a bluetooth, most people roll up their windows, because the "wind noise" might make it harder to hear a call. But, that is true in any vehicle and not just a Jeep. So, why did he say a Jeep? Because he doesn't know what he is talking about.

I also stream music through my cell phone and the "wind noise" is why I turn it up. But, it doesn't effect my blue tooth connection.

Please, don't listen to these Best Buy or Frys techinicans. They hear terminology but they really don't know how it applies or what it actually means. Would you really let one of those guys install your high quality audio system?
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Please, don't listen to these Best Buy or Frys techinicans. They hear terminology but they really don't know how it applies or what it actually means. Would you really let one of those guys install your high quality audio system?
not even if it was a free install.. lol.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:24 PM   #8
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not even if it was a free install.. lol.
lol. I agree. Everyone here has a Jeep. How many of you have good Bluetooth connections? I do, and I have a Jeep.

It is not a MTB. You would just roll up your windows, or turn up the music. Wind noise is a problem in any open vehicle, even if you have a direct connection. This is why people get amps with more power, to overcome the wind noise or tire noise. Wind noise does not directly effect Bluetooth.

RF interferences, WiFi interferences, Electromagnetic inteferences @ 2.4 GHz, would directly effect your Bluetooth connection. This is based on the quality of your Bluetooth connection. But, this is not because you have a Jeep. That is ridiculous.
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My blue tooth worked fine in my jk and works fine in my TJ... Wind can't blow away invisible signals!
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That guy doesn't know what he is talking about. Remember, its Best Buy. Why would wind noise effect it more because its a Jeep?

I have a Jeep and I don't have any problems with wind noise with my bluetooth. I think it depends on the quality of the Bluetooth.

If you are talking on a bluetooth, most people roll up their windows, because the "wind noise" might make it harder to hear a call. But, that is true in any vehicle and not just a Jeep. So, why did he say a Jeep? Because he doesn't know what he is talking about.

I also stream music through my cell phone and the "wind noise" is why I turn it up. But, it doesn't effect my blue tooth connection.

Please, don't listen to these Best Buy or Frys techinicans. They hear terminology but they really don't know how it applies or what it actually means. Would you really let one of those guys install your high quality audio system?
His words were that "the conversation sounds clear to the driver in the Jeep, it's the person on the other side of the line that hears the wind noise".
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His words were that "the conversation sounds clear to the driver in the Jeep, it's the person on the other side of the line that hears the wind noise".
The party on the other end, always tell me that they can hear me fine. The reason I ask is because sometimes my Bluetooth doesn't initiate completely.

Also, you may need to roll up your window, to reduce the background noise. Most Bluetooth connections have some sort of noise cancellation too. None of this is unique to a Jeep. If you wanted a particular Stereo and they didn't have it, this is probably why the Best Buy technician told you that.

You need to do some research online and find the stereo that you want, check the reviews on it, and then find a local store that carries it.

You might also ask other forum members for recommendations. Do you have the double din or the 1.5 din slot?
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Not all Best Buy people are out to steal your soul. And saying that the inside if a jeep is as quiet as other vehicles that you may use Bluetooth in implies that you are deaf. Ever been talking on a cell phone and have the wind blow and not be able to hear the other person? Same concept. Placement definitely does cut down on this, but you turning up your stereo volume won't make the other party hear you better. This being said, I have Bluetooth in my tj and conversations are fine most of the time. I do have a lot of trouble on the interstate or windy days because the increases noise makes it hard to carry on a conversation.
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Not all Best Buy people are out to steal your soul. And saying that the inside if a jeep is as quiet as other vehicles that you may use Bluetooth in implies that you are deaf. Ever been talking on a cell phone and have the wind blow and not be able to hear the other person? Same concept. Placement definitely does cut down on this, but you turning up your stereo volume won't make the other party hear you better. This being said, I have Bluetooth in my tj and conversations are fine most of the time. I do have a lot of trouble on the interstate or windy days because the increases noise makes it hard to carry on a conversation.
No one said that Best Buy people were out to steal your soul. Nor did anyone say that Jeeps were as quiet as any other vehicle.

As far as the interstate or strong winds, I just roll up my windows, and my conversation is fine.

Yet, you admit that your Bluetooth is fine most of the time. I guess that means the Best Buy guy was wrong saying that Bluetooth is horrible just because you have a Jeep? I'm sorry but it sounds like that Best Buy guy was a Jeep Hater who doesn't know what he is talking about.

I just can't defend those who attack Jeeps with unfounded accusations. And when Jeepers do, I have to stop and say I will not comment further on this topic. I refuse to get into a flame war with a fellow Jeeper.
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No one said that Best Buy people were out to steal your soul. Nor did anyone say that Jeeps were as quiet as any other vehicle
I was obviously being facetious. However, iterations of my two comments are present throughout this thread. They are partly even there further down in your post. Please stop contradicting yourself. Not everyone has your apparently utopian jeep. As I said mine is fine sometimes and terrible others, at which time I would agree with Mr. Best Buy.
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I would like to jump in and ask a question, not wanting to hijack.
Is a Droid maxx compatible with a 2012 jeep radio?

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