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I receive constant complaints about how awful and noisy I sound when using my iphone via the m5's bluetooth. I am not sure if it is my phone, the beast or soemthing else.

I recently had service done and told the service dept about this issue. They said everything seemed to be ok when they ran their 'tests.'

Anyone else having the same issue?
 

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I find that the M5's bluetooth is not the best. Yes, you are audible, but it's definitely not clear. Our Prius' built in bluetooth is far more clear, as sad as it is.

Have your friend or someone call you with your phone through the call. Then try again using just your phone. See if there is a difference in quality. You can also try a friends phone (talk with the phone directly and then with the phone hooked up to the car to see if there's differences and to eliminate the difference between the phones themselves).
 

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I have been told mine is hit or miss. Worse thing is an odd delay when I answer a call. I end up saying hello a couple of times before they hear me.
 

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Ive never had a problem with my iPhone 4
 

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No problems.... ...yet :shakemitkopf: :ziplip:
 

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If you have the original bluetooth, then there might be two issues.

Firstly BMW changed the Mic somewhere along the line to another that's 6db more sensitive. Take a look at the P/N for the Mic and check against the new number, it's plug'n'play and it's not very expensive.
Also the ULF unit has changed many times, it's now release 13 i believe. This will also change the sound to the better, and the phonebook will get transferred aso.

But check out the mic first.
 

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Mine is perfect
 

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I got both iPhone4 and HTC Evo. iPhone4 (so cali) is much better than Sprint phone.

Also, is there any way to bluetooth both phones at the same time? One phone is for company 1 and other phone is for company 2. Can't figure out how to automatically switch other than going into settings and manually moving one phone up or down.
 

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If you have the original bluetooth, then there might be two issues.

Firstly BMW changed the Mic somewhere along the line to another that's 6db more sensitive. Take a look at the P/N for the Mic and check against the new number, it's plug'n'play and it's not very expensive.
Also the ULF unit has changed many times, it's now release 13 i believe. This will also change the sound to the better, and the phonebook will get transferred aso.

But check out the mic first.
I appreciate the help but have no idea how to accomplish what you have detailed above...
 

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A few observations about my bluetooth.

-no issues when car is not moving
-accelerating even around 20-30mph causes sounds like being in a wind tunnel..Other party says it hurts their ears
-moving phone to different places in the car does not seem to help
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Originally Posted by v8fan
If you have the original bluetooth, then there might be two issues.

Firstly BMW changed the Mic somewhere along the line to another that's 6db more sensitive. Take a look at the P/N for the Mic and check against the new number, it's plug'n'play and it's not very expensive.
Also the ULF unit has changed many times, it's now release 13 i believe. This will also change the sound to the better, and the phonebook will get transferred aso.

But check out the mic first.

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can anyone help with the above? how do I go about checking these and where is the bluetooth located in the car?

thanks
 

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Most of the time I found the the wind noise is the AC vents pushed up and its hitting the mic on the overhead unit. Most the vanes down and try the calls. This was my problem.
 
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