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I don't know how to google for the car stereo features I'm looking for

I want to buy a new car stereo, but have no idea how to google for the features I'm looking for. What I really want is a double din stereo that has a usb port on the front where I can plug in my iphone 5 and play it through the stereo. Now comes the hard part, I want to control the iphone from the iphone. Not through the stereo interface. In otherwords, I want to use the USB port as an Aux out. [more inside]
posted by bswinburn on Oct 21, 2013 - 10 answers

How to turn up the good and turn down the suck with Nexus 4 audio?

I used to have an iPhone. You could listen to music with it. You could plug it into my basic USB car stereo and it would play music. I now have a Google Nexus 4. It will play for about 30 minutes, and then stop. If I'm lucky, it might deign to play a few songs in the car. I must be doing something wrong, right? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Oct 16, 2013 - 12 answers

iPod amplifier for car

Can anyone recommend an inexpensive portable amplifier to use in my car so I can listen to my iPod? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Aug 28, 2013 - 17 answers

car audio in Durham/Chapel Hill - where to buy?

_Other_ than Best Buy, how/where would one obtain a replacement car audio system near Durham, NC? I have no idea where to shop. I'm OK with installing it myself if it's not too involved, but installed is good too. [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 1, 2013 - 7 answers

FM transmitter/iPod touch woes

Can I use an iPod dock extender cable to get audio from my 4th generation iPod touch to an FM transmitter with a male dock connection meant for the iPod mini? If not, what are my options for inexpensive FM transmission from my Touch? [more inside]
posted by anthom on Sep 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Problems with music over Bluetooth

I'm having problems playing music in my car from my iPhone via Bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Nov 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Please help me improve the sound of my iPod through my car stereo.

The stereo on my Toyota Aygo has an iPod jack, but the sound is AWFUL. If it's loud enough to hear, there's as much hiss as there is music. I've tried every possible volume adjustments between iPod/stereo. Will one of these headphone amps help? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Sep 6, 2011 - 17 answers

How would I go about building a dual 12 inch Sub enclosure with deep heavy hitting Bass ?

How would I go about building a dual 12 inch Sub enclosure with deep heavy hitting Bass ? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks on Aug 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Now word on the street is y'all suckers (don't) want static.

Help me find a place to purchase this tiny car part for a Scion xB! [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Apr 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Stern Re-Signs, I celebrate by car radio shopping. Any Suggestions?

Looking for options to replace my dying car radio/cd player and the separate satellite radio unit that plays thru the radio. Would like as few pieces to install as possible, hopefully something that's all in one and preferably $250 or under. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by aristan on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Car audio for a newbie?

Do I need to buy speakers? What the hell is an HU? Can someone hold my hand while I try to get the speakers fixed in this pontiac vibe? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Dec 9, 2010 - 6 answers

How to listen to 55GB of music in my old car?

I need an easy way to listen to any of my 55GB of music in my car. I have a Ford Expedition from the late '90s, with a CD player and cassette player. There is no input for a 3.5mm jack. Would it be best to buy a high-capacity mp3 player and then use some sort of adapter to connect it to my car's sound system? [more inside]
posted by jykmf on Nov 7, 2010 - 24 answers

Can I have a truly portable portable iPod to move between cars?

Is wiring an iPod into classis car stereos in a portable way possible? [more inside]
posted by cmm on Nov 4, 2010 - 5 answers

How to get rid of Interference on Car USB Adapter

How can I get rid of the audio interference caused when I use a 12v charger with an mp3 player in my car? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Oct 23, 2010 - 10 answers

US car iPod compatibility?

I'm going to be renting a car and want to make sure that my iPod can be hard wired into the stereo. Help! [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jul 12, 2010 - 13 answers

How to hack car so everyone can hear each other?

How can we set up our car so people in the back can take part in conversations happening up front? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Jul 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Please recommend a car stereo with a USB input jack.

I want to buy a car stereo with a USB input. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 24, 2010 - 8 answers

cdchanger + adapter = auxin?

My older panasonic car stereo/cd player has rca cd-changer inputs but no aux in, is there some way to trick it to use the cd-changer input for an ipod? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz on Mar 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking to add more kick (bass) to my Honda Civic 2008 EX but don't know where to look.

Looking to add more kick (bass) to my Honda Civic 2008 EX but don't know where to look. [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Jan 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Wirelessly synched media storage in the car?

I just put a new stereo head unit in my car and it has a USB port for connections to most media players. I'm looking for suggestions for one. [more inside]
posted by poppo on Jun 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Geez, is the example title really "How to get an iPod to work in my car?"

Looking for some audio whiz that can confirm that this particular iPod adapter and car stereo will work. Dazzle me with your knowledge and experience! [more inside]
posted by Overzealous on Mar 17, 2009 - 5 answers

iPhone car charger?

What's a good iPhone car charger that won't make my music noisy? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Nov 18, 2008 - 3 answers

Speaker problems driving me nuts

Car audio question about mid-range/bass fading out unexpectedly. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on Sep 8, 2008 - 1 answer

How to replace a car's stock CD player with an aftermarket?

CD player in my car stopped working (everything else works tape and radio) and when I asked from the dealer I was quoted around $400 to repair it. Since it's not worthwhile spending $400 for a repair I thought of getting an aftermarket player. [more inside]
posted by WizKid on Aug 28, 2008 - 23 answers

New car stereo solution?

Car stereo solution for someone non-technical. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Jun 23, 2008 - 6 answers

What other hardware do I need when my stereo is XM Ready?

Car Audio Filter: If I have a Pioneer deck that is "XM ready," what other hardware do I need when subscribing to XM Radio? The more basic, the better. And will I need a professional to connect this stuff to my existing deck? Thanks!
posted by jackypaper on Feb 8, 2008 - 4 answers

iPhone Car Integration

I, like many others, am trying to get the perfect setup for my iPhone in my car. Are there any solutions? [more inside]
posted by jpcody on Feb 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Have iPod. Will travel?

I'd like to start listening to my podcasts in m'car. [more inside]
posted by tcv on Jan 25, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me TASTEFULLY "pimp" my car audio.

I'd like to modernize my 2001 Honda Accord's audio system -- satellite, HD Radio, Bluetooth handsfree, and on-screen iPod controls/track display. Help! [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Jun 26, 2007 - 10 answers

How do you make a new (used) car feel like it's your own?

Just got a new (used) car! Looking for suggestions on ways to "make it my own." What's the first thing you do to a new car? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Jun 11, 2007 - 30 answers

Add an auxiliary line-in to Lexus ES300?

I have a 2003 Lexus ES300. I'm looking to slowly upgrade the factory audio system. First step, enable the system to play my mp3 player without using a tape adapter or fm transmitter. I can't add a new headunit with this input, as the Lexus has a custom dash that would make install sloppy looking, and would cost a lot of money... [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on May 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Why can't I have my music the way I want it?

Why is there so little innovation in car audio? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Feb 20, 2007 - 20 answers

How to boost a line-level signal (in a car) to acceptable levels?

How to boost a line-level signal (in a car) to acceptable levels? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Dec 11, 2006 - 3 answers

Which LA car audio shop?

Can anyone recommend a good place in Los Angeles to buy car audio components and have them installed? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Dec 4, 2006 - 5 answers

iPod-compatible car audio vs cassette adapters

Do iPod-compatible car decks sound THAT much better than using a cassette adapter? Also, will a new deck interface with my steering-wheel controls and factory cd-changer? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Sep 5, 2006 - 9 answers

Get this Mother^$(*ing Thump out of my Mother$*(#ing car!

Very strange electrical noise getting into radio on newly imported 1997 JDM Toyota Tercel hatchback. Radio replacement is imminent, but there's [more inside]
posted by toxic on Aug 29, 2006 - 5 answers

How to listen in the car without an installed stereo?

I have an old car with no radio and would like to start listening to books on CD and music on the way to work. The car is on its way out, so I don't want to install a CD player if I can avoid it. What are some other convenient, inexpensive options to would allow me to listen without being dangerous.
posted by GernBlandston on Aug 9, 2006 - 14 answers

Where in Northern Virginia should I go for a new car radio?

Where in Northern Virginia should I go for a new, installed car radio? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jul 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Hard-wiring iPod to car?

Best hard-wired solution to connect an iPod to my car? [more inside]
posted by cahlers on May 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Humless DC->AC Power Inverter?

What DC to AC power inverter can I buy for use in a car that won't contribute hum to an audio signal from devices it powers? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 15, 2005 - 11 answers

Looking for a car stereo with a good UI.

The factory-installed stereo in my car has stopped playing CDs, and my commute is fairly long, so this is essentially unacceptable. I've looked into getting it repaired, but the whole stereo'll have to be sent away for weeks, and it'll end up costing a bunch. But I've yet to find an add-on in-dash stereo for $200 or less that isn't terribly ugly. [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Oct 17, 2005 - 15 answers

avoiding car stereo theft?

Our car was broken into today for the fourth time in about two years and the stereo was stolen for the third time. The car is getting pretty worn out overall, so we're probably going to sell it and get a newer one once we get the window replaced. What should we consider when shopping for a newer car and associated car audio, to avoid being a target? [more inside]
posted by xulu on Jul 31, 2005 - 19 answers

Car audio upgrade: '99 Infiniti i30 for cheap

I'm looking to upgrade my Infiniti sound system for cheap. Is there an order of importance/value to the various available upgrades (deck first, then amp, then speakers, then subwoofer, maybe??). If so, what is this order, and what are some particularly good components for their price? Are there any particularly cheapie ways to acquire components (in Los Angeles or on the internet)? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Apr 1, 2005 - 10 answers

Car Stereo Mysteries

Why is my car stereo cutting off and on? [+] [more inside]
posted by lynda on Dec 16, 2004 - 15 answers

Is there a way to power my laptop using a car cigarette lighter?

I've recently purchased a car (my first), and have, on occasion, used a laptop as an mp3 player, which is a serious insult to my real mp3 player. While I just purchased a new battery, I'd love to go on A/C alone: My question is whether there's any way to plug my laptop (or similar device) into a car cigarette lighter?
posted by Sinner on May 12, 2004 - 9 answers

Car Tape Player

The cassette deck in my car is so noisy that when I'm listening to books on tape on the iPod, all I can hear is the clacking and ratcheting of the tape deck as it gnaws on the cassette adapter. What can I do? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by vraxoin on Apr 14, 2004 - 12 answers

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