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Get the Best Sound Out of Your Smartphone Powered Car Audio

Get the Best Sound Out of Your Smartphone Powered Car Audio

It seems like today's smartphones can do just about anything. They can tell us how to get to our favorite restaurant, pay for purchases and power your in-car audio system. If you want to use your smartphone to play tunes in your car, you need to familiarize yourself with the many ways to connect your phone to you car and which method produces the clearest sound.


Whether you are looking to connect your smartphone or MP3 player, Bluetooth is going to be one of the best options. All you have to do is enable Bluetooth on your phone and search for your car's Bluetooth connection. Once you find it, you just tap to pair them and you're all set. Your car may or may not have a pin number it prompts you to enter to connect the device. 

If you don’t have Bluetooth in your car, it’s possible to purchase a Bluetooth-enabled audio system. There are various aftermarket systems, including the Grooveshark radio transmitter. This device will allow you to pair your Android or iOS phone with your car radio. These are not something that you can find in any typical auto parts store, but we have plenty in stock at Soundz Good Custom.


The simplest and cheapest solution to connect your phone to your car audio is to connect via USB or an AUX port. Using the auxiliary method, you simply have to use a jack connector to connect your smartphone or MP3 player to the AU export on your stereo. The USB method is very similar. Here, you connect your phone to the car via a USB cable. Pro tip: the USB port is probably not going to be located directly on your stereo. Look for it around the cigarette lighter or in another compartment.

USB and AUX Cables are the Simplest Ways to Connect Your Smartphone to Your Car Audio

FM Transmitter

Another option is getting an FM transmitter, though it may require you to download a free app to your smartphone. The built-in FM transmitter functionality is found within many smartphones today, and it will broadcast your music from your MP3 player or phone directly into your car radio.

Which Option is Best?

The option that is right for you is going to depend on what kind of car you have and what your budget is. Bluetooth technology offers the highest sound quality. If your car has Bluetooth capability, it’s certainly going to be the best option. Just know that it can drain your cellphone battery quickly. The FM transmitter is perhaps the most popular choice because it’s easy to use and it can be used in older cars as well.

Once you decide how you are going to play music, you can then make sure that you have the best speakers so that you don’t get any distortion.

You can start to get better sound out of your smartphone when you have better components. Soundz Good Custom can help you every step of the way with a variety of speakers and subwoofers for you to choose from. Are you worried about money? Financing is available, and applications don’t require any credit check.