Originally Posted by Noubourne
Nope. I tested again and found a "HD" or high quality audio streaming setting on the phone and turned it on.
That did not change the garbled high frequency sounds. Cymbals are garbled. Even the snare drums sound wacky. Definitely noticeable.
Don't think it's my phone. Just think it's A2DP. At least until I hear it working correctly anywhere else...
Till then it's easy enough to hook up my phone via USB and listen to what's on it that way if necessary. I have listened off it a few times to recharge it. The issue there is that it's hard to control since the iPod thinks it's plugged in - and the stereo tells me to control it on the phone...
I now have a Droid Incredible. The A2DP streaming remains unlistenable for me. As previously stated, even with high-bitrate mp3s on my device, the cymbals are garbled and there is a wavy-ness to the sound - almost like it is going in and out a little. It's subtle but once I notice it, I can't continue listening.
Another thing I have noticed: Pandora is significantly worse than streamed on-board mp3s.
My conclusion after testing both the iPhone 3GS and Android Incredible: Either A2DP is not ready for high-quality audio streaming, or the Kenwood falls down hard on their implementation.
One plus I will give to the Incredible: Voice detection is 100x better than it was on my iPhone, and the HTC Car Nav app is killer for dialing from the phone in the car - you get huge buttons on the screen that you can easily read/identify without much more distraction than changing the song on your stereo.