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Best Bluetooth Solution. Great Sound Quality. Easy Instalation

I bought this along with the GROM BTD to have a Bluetooth option for my 2005 Bentley Continental GT. Installation was super easy, so long as you have the Metra keys to remove the factory CD changer. It is a MUST that you get them, trying to take them out without them can be quite a task, and for under $5 it's a no brainer. It did take me about 10 minutes longer than it should have because I was inserting the wrong part of the metra keys into the slots for the CD changer. I saw a photo of someone inserting the pointy parts to remove the CD Changer, so I didn't bother trying the other end and it wasted about 10 minutes. Finally I just inserted the part of the keys that have the more rounded or blunt end, and voila. You'll hear a click and can pull the CD Changer right out. After that, simply unplug the CD changer and set it aside. The Metra keys will be stuck in the slots, but there are little metal release tabs on the side of the CD changer that you have to press in and it will allow the keys to slide out.

After that, it's just plug and play. Plug in the GROM box using the included harness, plug in the included USB cable, and plug in the BTD cable, Once everything is plugged in, crank your car up and the GROM will appear on your phone's available bluetooth devices. Simply pair with it and you're ready to go. All you have to do to stream is make sure that your car's audio is set to "CD". Your car's track forward/back can control the songs that your phone is playing. The sound quality is very good. Unless you are the most conservative audiophile, you'll have no gripes with the quality of this.

The GROM interface comes standard with a USB cable, so if you want to listen to music on a USB device and aren't in need of bluetooth, all you need to buy is the VAGTU3 interface and plug your device into the included extension USB cable. Always use that cable too, I wouldn't plug a USB device directly into the GROM box unless you never plan on removing it, don't want the USB port on the box to wear out, so just use their included cable to plug your device into.

I haven't tested the phone feature yet, because my car already had a Parrot phone interface, but I plan on removing the Parrot so that my phone calls can go through the GROM as well.

If you were on the fence about getting it, I'd say go for it. I give it a A+

By Tony on November 19, 2016


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