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      04-06-2024, 09:22 PM   #1783
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If anyone thinks AUX in sounds as good as a high quality source via MOST needs to get their hearing checked imo.
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      04-07-2024, 01:32 AM   #1784
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If anyone thinks AUX in sounds as good as a high quality source via MOST needs to get their hearing checked imo.
That's been my opinion too and my hearing is kinda shot. I could clearly hear the difference between my tune2air and the P2000. Tron Legacy soundtrack was the big eye opener for me.
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      04-07-2024, 10:56 AM   #1785
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After having the most recent version of the mr12volt in my car for 5 days now, the OEM mic support is a great improvement over the previous version with the separate mic (which in my opinion wasn't even usable). I'd previously been using airpods for phone calls while in the car, but after installing this latest mr12volt version I'm able to use the OEM mic for calls again which is great. I don't make a ton of calls in the car but the handful of calls I have been on have sounded just fine on both ends. Probably not a big enough reason alone for most people to warrant the time+cost to upgrade, but if buying a new carplay box (or in my case replacing a failed unit) this would be the one to get.

I got it from GORDON.M3, shipped out within a day of ordering and I had it a few days later. Highly recommended!
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      04-08-2024, 07:13 PM   #1786
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After having the most recent version of the mr12volt in my car for 5 days now, the OEM mic support is a great improvement over the previous version with the separate mic (which in my opinion wasn't even usable). I'd previously been using airpods for phone calls while in the car, but after installing this latest mr12volt version I'm able to use the OEM mic for calls again which is great. I don't make a ton of calls in the car but the handful of calls I have been on have sounded just fine on both ends. Probably not a big enough reason alone for most people to warrant the time+cost to upgrade, but if buying a new carplay box (or in my case replacing a failed unit) this would be the one to get.

I got it from GORDON.M3, shipped out within a day of ordering and I had it a few days later. Highly recommended!
Question - I know this new box uses the OEM microphone, but are you able to make calls without leaving CarPlay? I have the blue box (uses the m12volt mic) and I need to exit CarPlay and move to standard iDrive when making calls. I'd definitely upgrade if the new box allows for calls to be made within car play, but if it still requires switching back and forth to iDrive, I think it's only a marginal upgrade.
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I have the blue box (uses the m12volt mic) and I need to exit CarPlay and move to standard iDrive when making calls.
The blue box can make calls through carplay/mr12volt, i.e. without going out to iDrive. I forget the exact setting and it's quite a few pages back. One option is to "forget" the bluetooth connection to bmw.

Some people prefer to exit carplay and make calls thru iDrive since you then are using the oem mic. but i like staying in, as you are trying to do.
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Question - I know this new box uses the OEM microphone, but are you able to make calls without leaving CarPlay? I have the blue box (uses the m12volt mic) and I need to exit CarPlay and move to standard iDrive when making calls. I'd definitely upgrade if the new box allows for calls to be made within car play, but if it still requires switching back and forth to iDrive, I think it's only a marginal upgrade.
I have the version for CCC that uses its own mic, not oem mic, and the calls stay in CarPlay for me.

Mic performance is another issue though lol
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I have the version for CCC that uses its own mic, not oem mic, and the calls stay in CarPlay for me.

Mic performance is another issue though lol
could you elaborate? what happens with the MIC during phone calls? how did you remedy this?

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Question - I know this new box uses the OEM microphone, but are you able to make calls without leaving CarPlay? I have the blue box (uses the m12volt mic) and I need to exit CarPlay and move to standard iDrive when making calls. I'd definitely upgrade if the new box allows for calls to be made within car play, but if it still requires switching back and forth to iDrive, I think it's only a marginal upgrade.
Yes, delete ("forget") the factory BMW bluetooth connection and let carplay handle everything. This allows you to make calls without leaving the carplay interface.
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could you elaborate? what happens with the MIC during phone calls? how did you remedy this?
TIA

I need to do more investigation, but essentially the sound is very muffled and somewhat muted (to the other party, I can hear fine). One call I had when the car was off seemed ok, but I just don't answer calls while driving now (or take my airpods with me for calls).
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