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      10-19-2020, 03:55 PM   #1343
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Wondering about something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KQDPM8R..._jSFJFb972YM4Y

I have pretty bad hearing so I'm not really sure I "care" much, let alone giving up even more space inside the console (unless there is a clever way of fitting this underneath) but wonder if this would solve some of those issues.

Amazon has a pretty forgiving return policy, might be worth trying as a science project.
Having a quick read up it looks like the ones with a battery (like this) shouldn't be used on permanent charge - I'm looking for one that can run of USB safely, I'll report back if I find one.
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      10-19-2020, 04:14 PM   #1344
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Having a quick read up it looks like the ones with a battery (like this) shouldn't be used on permanent charge - I'm looking for one that can run of USB safely, I'll report back if I find one.
It'll probably wear the battery down rather quickly, but might be cheap enough just to prove the concept or not. I don't see why it would be a problem since it wouldn't charge when the car is off.

This might do the trick, seems there are a ton of these:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EUFQAQS..._2fGJFbTGN6SW5
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      10-19-2020, 04:35 PM   #1345
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It'll probably wear the battery down rather quickly, but might be cheap enough just to prove the concept or not. I don't see why it would be a problem since it wouldn't charge when the car is off.

This might do the trick, seems there are a ton of these:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EUFQAQS..._2fGJFbTGN6SW5
True, I think I'll give it a go.
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      10-20-2020, 08:06 AM   #1346
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True, I think I'll give it a go.
Are you using a back up camera with this setup?

I spent all of last night searching Ebay/Amazon/Alibaba and it seems impossible to make heads or tails of it since half the reviews sound fake or might be 7 years old.

Trying to figure out what the best China camera to buy would be but I really don't want something that has horrible quality or doesn't fit.
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Are you using a back up camera with this setup?

I spent all of last night searching Ebay/Amazon/Alibaba and it seems impossible to make heads or tails of it since half the reviews sound fake or might be 7 years old.

Trying to figure out what the best China camera to buy would be but I really don't want something that has horrible quality or doesn't fit.
I'm not no, maybe the same seller does one? You'd expect that to work if they do.
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Are you using a back up camera with this setup?

I spent all of last night searching Ebay/Amazon/Alibaba and it seems impossible to make heads or tails of it since half the reviews sound fake or might be 7 years old.

Trying to figure out what the best China camera to buy would be but I really don't want something that has horrible quality or doesn't fit.
You can grab any of them, they're all okay quality as far as image goes.

Been running mine from AvinUSA for a year now, zero issues.
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True, I think I'll give it a go.
Ok, this sort of worked. It does improve the sound a bit, but when plugged in causes annoying noise. In the past I've seen this caused by an led and this comes on when charging, might see if I can disable it. Would still like to see if I can get this working through the harness.
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Ok, this sort of worked. It does improve the sound a bit, but when plugged in causes annoying noise. In the past I've seen this caused by an led and this comes on when charging, might see if I can disable it. Would still like to see if I can get this working through the harness.
Is it hissing or buzzing? Might be a lot of room for introducing noise/interference between the cables and the other stuff. Did you find a device that had a battery or just used USB power?
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Is it hissing or buzzing? Might be a lot of room for introducing noise/interference between the cables and the other stuff. Did you find a device that had a battery or just used USB power?
It's a buzzing sound, typical electrical interference noise.

The one I got has a built in battery, it works OK on battery only just not when plugged in to USB. I couldn't find a USB powered one for a decent price that didn't have a battery. To be fair a lot of these type on Amazon say not to use it plugged in.

Here's the one I got:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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It's a buzzing sound, typical electrical interference noise.

The one I got has a built in battery, it works OK on battery only just not when plugged in to USB. I couldn't find a USB powered one for a decent price that didn't have a battery. To be fair a lot of these type on Amazon say not to use it plugged in.

Here's the one I got:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Gotcha - so when just on battery power, it seems to improve the sound? Or you still get interference? I found that other amp which just uses USB power, though I see it's out of stock already. Wonder if it's even worth trying.

I'm half deaf so honestly I don't even know why I'm bothering but it sounds like an interesting problem to solve.
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It's a buzzing sound, typical electrical interference noise.

The one I got has a built in battery, it works OK on battery only just not when plugged in to USB. I couldn't find a USB powered one for a decent price that didn't have a battery. To be fair a lot of these type on Amazon say not to use it plugged in.

Here's the one I got:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Does this improve bass signal at all?
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Does this improve bass signal at all?
Yes, it has a bass boost option too - I need to play around with it and the sound isn't perfect, but it is an improvement. Just wish I could get rid of the noise when it's plugged in.
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