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Old 02-17-2013, 08:11 PM
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i put this same post in custom audio but i may get a better response here.i have read the bluetooth music doesn't sound all that great-so im wondering how the sd card and the usb sounds?
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I read somewhere today on another that there is a BOSE SD card that sounds good for music with the new Uconnect radios, i think it was on another forum for Dodge or Rams
i believe there are several different sizes of the SD cards
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No problem with the sound on usb and sd
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Lossy vs. Lossless codecs - that is the key question. If your source material is badly encoded, like a low quality MP3 (a Lossy codec), it will sound bad on USB, SD or Bluetooth. If you have a good quality MP3, or even better, a Lossless codec like FLAC, it will sound as good as a CD. Bluetooth can compound the problem, if they use the SBC codec for your audio (low quality transfer). I suspect that uConnect has an improved Bluetooth transfer, but I will not be able to verify that until my Ram is built and delivered. I can tell you that the Bluetooth in my wife's Volvo is excellent, however the USB does not support FLAC. I play my music from my phone because of that.
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Lossy vs. Lossless codecs - that is the key question. If your source material is badly encoded, like a low quality MP3 (a Lossy codec), it will sound bad on USB, SD or Bluetooth. If you have a good quality MP3, or even better, a Lossless codec like FLAC, it will sound as good as a CD. Bluetooth can compound the problem, if they use the SBC codec for your audio (low quality transfer). I suspect that uConnect has an improved Bluetooth transfer, but I will not be able to verify that until my Ram is built and delivered. I can tell you that the Bluetooth in my wife's Volvo is excellent, however the USB does not support FLAC. I play my music from my phone because of that.
Your spot on about Volvo. My wife has a fully loaded s80 and it is amazing. We also have a 2012 XC90 and it to is a great vehicle
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We have loaded a XC70 I bought through their military sales program, so the accessories/options were very affordable. It has the Volvo premium system, good sound as it blows away the Bose in my (former) GMC. Do you have the Alpine in your Ram? And if so, how does it compare?
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