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Old 09-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Aux in sound quality

I have the base sound system in my 2012 Focus, and the sound quality using the aix-in is pretty poor. Tried different cables, etc, but no better sound. Anyone else having this issue? Anyone have any luck with a warranty repair?


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Old 09-29-2012, 06:12 AM   #2
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I don't know about poor sound quality exactly, but I do know that using both the Line In and Bluetooth, I have to crank my iPod up all the way, and then I have to turn the stereo up pretty high to get it to be reasonably audible.

Turning the iPod up all the way does cause some distortion.

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Old 09-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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I just tried using a monoprice bluetooth adapter to aux in. Works excellant playing audio from my tablet. Great 20 dollar solution. My ipod must have a bad or poor fitting cable.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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I've always had trouble with interference with AUX in while also using a power cord (Charging the phone at the same time). I then switched to a unit that utilizes USB for both audio in and charging and now I can charge and play simultaneously with no interference.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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The whole AUX in/RCA jack has never sounded good in any car/head unit. Its just the nature of the beast.
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The whole AUX in/RCA jack has never sounded good in any car/head unit. Its just the nature of the beast.
Untrue. I've had both Kenwood and Pioneer head units that employed aux-in jacks and they worked wonderfully. Couldn't tell the difference between that and USB from the same device, with the music encoded at 256Kbps.
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Untrue. I've had both Kenwood and Pioneer head units that employed aux-in jacks and they worked wonderfully. Couldn't tell the difference between that and USB from the same device, with the music encoded at 256Kbps.
There was a noticeable difference in my Kenwoods compared to USB and AUX in with the same or higher bit rates.
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