I have a Galaxy S i9000 and would also like to use it in my car as a sound player.
But how do I get the best quality out of it? I prefer to listen to music but not with a very high volume.
So a really loud volume doesn't really matter to me. Furthermore I don't listen to any flac files anymore but just MP3's wwhich usually have 192 kb/s - 246 kb/s.
Maybe a simple solution would therefore be just fine for me and other solutions might be overkill?
I don't care if I have to connect the phone via cable or wireless via bluetooth.
Hence I think that I would have the following options:
1. Connecting the phone directly to the amp (Crunch GTX4800) of my car via headphone out to Cinch but installing voodoo sound first -> costs 0,00
2. Connecting the phone to the line in of a good head unit via headphone out but installing voodoo sound first -> costs 100,00 (I have a good used headunit (JVC KDR-701) which I could sell for 120,00 USD)
(I assume that the analog sound will just be amplified by the headunit which would result in better sound during a higher volume.
But will other quality attributes also improve or just the one mentioned? If so I would rather prefer not to have a headunit in my car at all)
3. Installing cyanogenmod 9.0 on the i9000 with an increased bluetooth sbc bitpool of 53 and streaming the music via bluetooth to a good headunit -> cost 120,00 USD for the headunit + 80,00 USD for a headunit bluetooth adapter)
(But will the sound be better then 1. and 2.? I also heard that the CM 9.0 version isn't really ready for everyday use yet?
The main advantage is probably that the music won't go through the Samsung's DAC but goes directly to the Radio's DAC. However I have no idea how good that increased "53" bitpool really is. Enough for 192 kb/s - 246 kb/s? I read that the maximum file transfer is 300 kb/s via bluetooth with the increased bitpool?
I assume that the wolfson dac of the i9000 with the voodoo sound might be as good as a good headunit which receives it's music with the increased "53" bitpool via bluetooth or am I wrong?)
3.1 Doing the same as in 3. but streaming to a [url=http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Speaker-Bluetooth-980-000540/dp/B004VM1T5S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343169488&sr=8-1&keywords=logitech+bluetooth+music]"Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth Audio Devices"[/url] or a similar device and connecting it directly to the amp -> costs 40,00 USD
4. Using a no name 7" TFT Double DIN touchscreen head unit which I have and loading the songs via external usb hard drive.
(I do like the large 7" display as it is very ergonomic to browse through folders and pick songs etc. but I am not sure about the sound quality)
5. I know that the best way would be to use a Galaxy III which is supporting some USB Dac's. However I don't have the cash for a Galaxy III + good USB DAC right now. But maybe one of the stated above options is enough for my needs to listen to 192 kb/s - 246 kb/s MP3's.
I am looking forward for to read your oppinions and appreciate your help.
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