I don't always like listening to the radio. Sometimes, I prefer to listen to the music on my phone; be it Pandora, or local files stored on my phone. I'm sure most of you can sympathize. The following tutorial is for anyone in these shoes:
1. Wish to listen to phone via AUX but cannot find the cable
2. Wirelessly control newly AUX connected phone
3. Wirelessly stream music to vehicle
4. AUX audio is too quiet for your liking
What you will need:
1 AUX extension cable (make sure that it is double-male, and that the male ends have 2 black rings around the silver/gold connection portion -- this means stereo sound)
1 PHP Audio Sound Shocker Pro
I will address each and every one of these problems throughout this brief tutorial.
1. Can't find your AUX port? Me neither. Not until I found a thread that described where Mercedes (at least for the C300s) sometimes place the AUX port. Take a look at your side glove compartment. That's right, open up your passenger's side door, place your hand against the side of the glove box. That side paneling comes clean off. There are ~4 plastic latches. Carefully pry it off, starting from the bottom. Be careful not to break the latches!
Then, look for a black piece of electrical tape and peal it off. That's what's covering the AUX port. Weird, eh? Now, get that long AUX cable you purchased and hook her up and listen to some tunes!
2 and 3. For me, there are two problems here. 1. I like to skip tracks without reaching over and pushing my GPS mounted phone. 2. I like things to remain charged without me having to charge them anywhere else. So, with your newly purchased Samsung bluetooth headset, plug it into your AUX cable that you hooked up earlier. Then, attach your Bestek power inverter so you can take the Samsung's 12V charger and plug it in and keep it powered on whenever the car is on with no worries! Just walk into your car, and it will auto-connect. Also, the Samsung bluetooth headset will wirelessly control your bluetooth device; e.g. skip tracks, play, pause, and volume control.
4. Last but not least, the AUX being artificially lower than the rest of the vehicle, and a low bass response. This was a big deal to me. I purchased the Sound Shocker Pro preamplifier and my sound quality in my vehicle is much richer and louder than on the regular CD, SiriusXM, radio, etc. setup. It is passive and requires zero power. This thing is boss.
Well, I hope that this helped bring insight to perhaps some of your problems. This has certainly made my audio experience enriching while driving my C300 sport.
If you guys have any questions, please post them here!