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michelin
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2006 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Alternatives to the 3.5mm jack plug for playing an iPod??? Reply with quote

Presently have a lead connected but the quality isn't great and also not that convenient!
What would we recommend?
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tim993
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michelin - does yours not have a USB port in both the glove box and possibly i think in the little cubby hole between the seats? I connect my iphone this way and my guess is an ipod would work the same. I just use the cable that came with the phone. Then of course just select it by pressing the source button on the centre console and tapping the ipod on screen button. Sorry, i don't actually know which model or options you have so I can only base this on my car! anyhow, hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have the USB connection only the 3.5mm jack plug. The sound quality is poor, very. I don't have Sat Nav so therefore only the basic head unit, CDR 31.
Has anybody tried Dension or any aftermarket hard wired systems?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michelin

Sorry if this is a silly question, but does your car have Bluetooth? I thought perhaps you could play via that if fitted?

Other than that I'm sorry I can't help with any other experience.

Even my son and wife's Renault Twingo and FIAT 500 which have no sat nav have both a USB socket and Bluetooth! Porsche really have been miserly with the basic specs.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
It has bluetooth for the phone but because I only have the CDR31 head unit I can't, apparently, bluetooth music! Confused
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michelin wrote:
Hi,
It has bluetooth for the phone but because I only have the CDR31 head unit I can't, apparently, bluetooth music! Confused


I have the same in my 2010 Range Rover and 2007 Mercedes. It works fine with the £150 head unit I have in another car though.

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tim993
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the days before aux sockets were the norm, i had a little FM transmitter that plugged into the ipod. Then you just tuned in the radio to that frequency and added it as a favourite station. It worked really rather well. Having done a bit of web-searching though it appears you are not alone in finding the sound quality of the aux input to be poor; so I'm guessing that by now there must be a box or adapter you can have fitted that effectively adds the input via a USB connector. Would this also perhaps be worth contacting Tore B over?

kind regards

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember those.
Think they were called an itrip.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of these - yes!

Plugged into the top of a first generation ipod nano


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use one of these in a car for bluetooth audio, it plugs into the 3.5mm and usb for power. Means there is no faff with cables.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5mm-Wireless-USB-Bluetooth-Receiver-Stereo-Audio-Music-Speaker-Adapter-AUX-Car-/391419890718?epid=681340705&hash=item5b22718c1e:g:XVAAAOSwZtJW-72-



However it sounds like your 3.5mm aux is faulty if the SQ is bad. Check for a damaged socket or bad connection. Also try another phone / ipod, there may be dirt in your headphone jack.
 
  
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michelin
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.
I have a Macan S on loan for a few days and it has CarPlay. Absolutely fantastic. I wonder if ever Apple will make retro fit CarPlay unit??
I do hope so!

Ps. Macan is fab but do prefer my 981 Wink
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