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Old 11-04-2012, 02:43 PM
Bavarian72 Bavarian72 is offline
A Bavarian in Chicago
Location: Chicago
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Mein Auto: 645ci (very customized)
Hard wired mp3/ipod player solution

I have done comparisons between CD quality and MP3 quality with both my BMW OEM equipment and Hifi systems in my house. With my car unit I don't notice any difference, but find that I have significantly more storage on my device vs. carrying a cd library around. I normally save my mp3 files at a very high quality rate of 320kbps; however, that takes up more storage. That's okay because today's memory devices are typically bigger than 8gb for storage, so not a big deal like it used to be.

I did not notice any volume differences with the hardwired solution my audio professional put in. I am VERY happy with it, and he even put the input/connector jack in a very easy and neat/clean location (vs some I've seen where they just leave the chord dangling underneath the dashboard)

I can provide some pictures next week if you are interested.