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Old 12-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Is best sound on B&O really through SD card?

I listen to music from my iPhone app (rdio) through the bluetooth connection and the sound is great. Is the sound that much better if I used the SD card slots? The rdio app is great because I just stream whatever music I want to listen to. No need to download music, which is a royal PITA. Thoughts?
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I listen to music from my iPhone app (rdio) through the bluetooth connection and the sound is great. Is the sound that much better if I used the SD card slots? The rdio app is great because I just stream whatever music I want to listen to. No need to download music, which is a royal PITA. Thoughts?
Where would the SD card slot be located? I hv the B&O system. Also what app are you using for music? I have my phone synced via Bluetooth but idk about anything else that it can do.
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Where would the SD card slot be located? I hv the B&O system. Also what app are you using for music? I have my phone synced via Bluetooth but idk about anything else that it can do.
SD card slot is located in the center of the instrument panel just above the climate controls . There is a panel that opens to reveal 2 SD slots and one for the sim card.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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I listen to music from my iPhone app (rdio) through the bluetooth connection and the sound is great. Is the sound that much better if I used the SD card slots? The rdio app is great because I just stream whatever music I want to listen to. No need to download music, which is a royal PITA. Thoughts?
The online streaming services compress the music and in real world, cannot give you the kbps rating they spec. SD cards are a pure digital copy source and will provide the best dynamic range and frequency response assuming your music files are high bit AAC or MP3. Further, if you have the B&O with Nav, the signal from an SD card is processed in the digital domain through the MOST system all the way to the amps. A bit more work but if you're looking for the best possible source, it will be an SD card (assuming you have the slot).
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The online streaming services compress the music and in real world, cannot give you the kbps rating they spec. SD cards are a pure digital copy source and will provide the best dynamic range and frequency response assuming your music files are high bit AAC or MP3. Further, if you have the B&O with Nav, the signal from an SD card is processed in the digital domain through the MOST system all the way to the amps. A bit more work but if you're looking for the best possible source, it will be an SD card (assuming you have the slot).
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I have 2 SD slots. I guess I will download some music onto an SD card and do a little comparison. If it's noticeably better than my current setup, then the sound must be awesome! Thanks.
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Be sure the music files are either 256kbps AAC or 320kpbs MP3 for your test. (The MMI doesn't support lossless).
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Be sure the music files are either 256kbps AAC or 320kpbs MP3 for your test. (The MMI doesn't support lossless).
That's exactly what I"m downloading. Thanks for the tip!
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You can play lossless from your phone over the bluetooth connection if you have an app for that. Otherwise it's rotating media for you. Pop in a DVD movie some day for an audio experience.

That being said, there are many lossy formats available that are very good.
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I would expect a CD or DVD to give the best quality. Yes?
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You can play lossless from your phone over the bluetooth connection if you have an app for that. Otherwise it's rotating media for you. Pop in a DVD movie some day for an audio experience.

That being said, there are many lossy formats available that are very good.
What type of App would that be? I stream Pandora mostly, if I want to listen to music. I do have some music on an SD card. Haven't figured out what to do with Jukebox since I listen to sports talk most of the time.
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