Dice versus iSimple iPod/iPhone integration
I have a 2001 540i with the upgraded factory DSP radio (I believe it's called the Business CD system). I do not have navigation or a cd changer in the trunk. I am looking for an iPod integration system to use with an iPod Classic and an iPhone 3GS. I don't care about using the radio to search through artists, albums, playlists, etc. I find that just as easy to do do on the iPod/iPhone. The only control I'm really interested in is to skip a track in a playlist using the button the the steering wheel.
I've tried a couple of FM transmitters and the sound quality is awful. My main objective is not necessarily controlling a lot of functions on the iPod from the radio/steering wheel, but SOUND QUALITY.
I've come across two options - the Dice Silverline Pro and the iSimple SoundByte, # ISBM72. According to the Bavarian Soundworks website, along with the Dice Silverline Pro I also need to purchase the Dice DSP adaptor since I have a pre-2002 DSP radio. This brings the price of the Dice solution to $242. YIKES!!!
The iSimple SoundByte, # ISBM72 comes in at $119. I've written to iSimple asking if their product will work with a 2001 DSP radio - haven't heard back yet.
I'd appreciate any feedback/suggestions/cautions relative to these products or any others.