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I’ve been trying a lot of different options but I can find a good way to listen to high quality music in my 2013 JKU. I have standard head unit with connectivity and satellite radio, as well as the Infinity speakers. I’m using a HTC Evo 3D with Ice Cream Sandwich.


BluTooth streaming: I seem to get some feedback, it’s a static fuzz sound when I stream. It seems to be coming from the tweeters. This seems to be present not matter which music player I’m using on the device. Maybe I’m a music snob, but I just can’t live with it. I’ve also noticed a power drop.
USB connection: I connect my phone to the usb in the center console and turn it to hard drive mode. This seems to be hit or miss. Sometimes it loads the music library and I can search by song, album, or artist. It even works with the uconnect voice search. It’s great! The sound quality is high and the volume is loud. This would be my preferred way to listen 100% of the time, but it works about 1 out of 5 tries. Sometimes it won’t play at all, and sometime it will just play random songs.


Anyone else using it this way and getting good results? I’m curious what your setting might be.


I’m starting to wonder if my best bet to buy a cheap used ipod and just leave it in the Jeep. I just hate dealing with iTunes. It’s such a crappy software application.
 

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I have basically have the same phone with Ice Cream and have tried streaming.
Too much hiss (but it was neat steaming YouTube).
And sometimes it seems like the system wasn't sure if I wanted to stream or play songs via the USB connection.
I could not get voice texting to work through Uconnect. It said that the phone was not cable of it....which is too bad....because I use voice texting all the time.

My ultimate suggestion....hunt down a 430. I put all of my songs on the hard-drive. Took about 40 minutes to transfer. Much easier now.

On a side note, I could not get voice texting to work through Uconnect. It said that the phone was not cable of it....which is too bad....because I use voice texting all the time. I also need to see if Turn by Turn directions can be streamed through Bluetooth. I was trying it last night, but the system (or my phone) still thought I was trying to stream YouTube.
 

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yes, my girlfriend has an iphone 4s, and I've hooked it up through the USB and had no problems. I didn't try streaming with it, so I'm not sure some quality is lost. It worked really well through the USB though, which is why I was thinking about just picking up an used ipod for $100.

I've done some looking for a 430 radio, cheapest I could find was $350. Its not unreasonable, but its much more than the ipod option, and I think I would lose the remaining 11 months on my free satellite radio. I do like the 430 though, a friend has one in his dodge.

As far as the uConnect voice command goes, it only works when I have the phone plugged into the USB, and only on the 1 of 5 occasions it syncs up properly. It was so nice to just "play artist the black keys" and it just worked though. very frustrating to know the system is capable work working properly, just not consistently.

I've learned a few lessons out of this

Should of sprung for the 430 when I bought it. the dealer kinda lead me in the wrong direction on many items.

If I get another droid, I'm sticking to a big release phone like the Galaxy S3. With so many different hardware models out there, you're bound to run into issues. I might end up going back to the iphone for this reason.
 

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As to your comment about getting a Galaxy S3, mine works great streaming on my 2013.
Have you tried plugging it into the USB port in your center console at all? I'm curious if it works better than my HTC and loads your music. Also do your uConnect voice commands work when blutooth streaming?
 

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yes, my girlfriend has an iphone 4s, and I've hooked it up through the USB and had no problems. I didn't try streaming with it, so I'm not sure some quality is lost. It worked really well through the USB though, which is why I was thinking about just picking up an used ipod for $100.

I've done some looking for a 430 radio, cheapest I could find was $350. Its not unreasonable, but its much more than the ipod option, and I think I would lose the remaining 11 months on my free satellite radio. I do like the 430 though, a friend has one in his dodge.

As far as the uConnect voice command goes, it only works when I have the phone plugged into the USB, and only on the 1 of 5 occasions it syncs up properly. It was so nice to just "play artist the black keys" and it just worked though. very frustrating to know the system is capable work working properly, just not consistently.

I've learned a few lessons out of this

Should of sprung for the 430 when I bought it. the dealer kinda lead me in the wrong direction on many items.

If I get another droid, I'm sticking to a big release phone like the Galaxy S3. With so many different hardware models out there, you're bound to run into issues. I might end up going back to the iphone for this reason.
I don't think you will lose your remaining time. That was something I was worried about, but my used 430 came out of a 2010 Town and County, and my Sirius started right up. Just be sure to right down the serial number from both the new and old units.....just in case.

I'm starting to guess that the subscription info is held someplace other than the HU itself.

I thought about the 430N at purchase as well, but I didn't want to fork over an extra grand. I almost went with one of the "buy now" 430's for $360....but I waited and found a cheaper one to bid on. Got it for $260 shipped. No security code needed...and the buttons have the green LCD backlighting....but it does have the Chrysler splash screen.
 

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As to your comment about getting a Galaxy S3, mine works great streaming on my 2013.

Ditto. My GS3 streaming works great using the default music player. The steering wheel controls also allow track skip, etc.

In fact, my only complaint with the GS3 in my Jeep is that every text message that comes in is read to me as being from "no number available". Apparently it is Samsung's fault for not adhering precisely to the Bluetooth spec...but regardless of who is at fault, it is annoying.
 

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I haven't been able to get the texting feature to work via the 430. Everything else seems to work fine (iPod, phone, phone book), just not the texting part. Any ideas?
 

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I have a Razr with ICS. It was ok with the base radio. However, I bought a Pioneer AVH-2500 from Crutchfield. The Bluetooth pairing with this is perfect. I have an iPod touch that I power from the android using the phone as a hotspot. The iPod hooks up with the pioneer with a cable. The touchscreen on the pioneer shows the album art, song, and artist thru the touchscreen. I operate the iPod from the touchscreen or stealing wheel controls. Never touch the iPod. The sound is much better and clearer now. The Oem radio is really bad. The best thing to do in my experience is to buy an aftermarket unit.
 

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RAZR Maxx here with ICS. Works ok "if" b/t stays connected.

Didn't seem to have the connectivity issue with GB.

For the battery time on this RAZR I will put up with a lot.
 

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I have a Razr with ICS. It was ok with the base radio. However, I bought a Pioneer AVH-2500 from Crutchfield. The Bluetooth pairing with this is perfect. I have an iPod touch that I power from the android using the phone as a hotspot. The iPod hooks up with the pioneer with a cable. The touchscreen on the pioneer shows the album art, song, and artist thru the touchscreen. I operate the iPod from the touchscreen or stealing wheel controls. Never touch the iPod. The sound is much better and clearer now. The Oem radio is really bad. The best thing to do in my experience is to buy an aftermarket unit.
Sorry for the Hijack everyone!

Timjeep you sent us a PM but we are unable to response because your PM's are turned off.
 
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