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X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
First generation BMW X1 availbe as a X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i xDrive.

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Old 06-29-2013, 01:03 PM
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A couple things I have noticed about the standard U.S. stereo. There is a big difference in quality in Y cables. I got a BMW cable and my iPhone 5 sounds much better compared to the aftermarket cable I was using. The sound from my iPhone 5 is much better than the radio. The difference in quality between the iphone and tuner is a lot more than other cars. Why? Is this a setting issue or is the tuner the problem?
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:19 PM
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Why not use Bluetooth?
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:44 AM
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Mein Auto: X1 x28i; 128i; S2000
Standard business radio doesn't allow Bluetooth streaming.

HD radio reception is off by default. Enable this and you should experience much better quality from broadcast radio.
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