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Old 12-31-2012, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by miamiboyca View Post
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All things being equal (they never really are) BT has the ability to provide the same quality as plugging in, after all an MP3 at 256 smapling, is the same regardless of the medium. You are not really putting through that much data so the bigger "pipe" of the cable really is underutilized.

The difference is that wireless technologies such as blue tooth are susceptible to interference, and it is that interference that can degrade the quality. I always prefer/recommend plugging in when its an option, but for me its really about convenience. I use Pandora almost exclusively in the car, and I do not use an iphone so I am forced to use Bluetooth.


Sorry, but this statement does not apply.
So do you know with iphone 5 and our current BMWs does BT stream the mp3 direct or does it have to re-encode to BT standards? If it can stream direct, maybe that's why the sound quality is comparable to USB. By the way, the audi guy is my friend just giving me some cr@p.
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