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I have a 2010 C300 with factory installed iPod integration kit and Multi Media package. However, I can't stream or control the stream via Bluetooth unless it is plugged into the iPod (30 Pin cord) in the glove compartment.

I searched the forum and saw many saying that they bought the Bluetooth A2DP to 30 pin adapter. However, many stated that they can’t control the stream from the steering wheel like when the phone is connected.

Did anyone find the Bluetooth A2DP to 30 pin adapterthat would stream via Bluetooth and with the option to control the stream from the steering wheel? Would the adapter work in parallel with car's bluetooth system. I mean would it switch between music to call when a call is coming? Please share your experience.

I had the iPhone 4 and now to make it worse I have the iPhone 5. So more of the reasons why I want that adapter to work even if I bought the iPhone 5 adapter.



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As you mentioned, some have used Bluetooth adapters with A2DP capability that would connect to the iPod cable in Mercedes systems (and also to those for 3rd party units, such as older Gateway 500 units) - there are a number on Amazon ( search for "30-pin A2DP adapter") and ebay - but I don't know how they worked out. http://mbworld.org/forums/audio-electronics/443723-bluetooth-adapter-ipod-integration-kit-i-want-pandora-my-06-clk.html discussed a unique approach; and http://mbworld.org/forums/audio-electronics/267233-iphone-3g-using-a2dp-connected-pioneer-car-audio-deck.html discussed some 30-pin adapters, but not much.

Just as a note - when you plug your iPhone into the 30-pin connector in an MB system, you are not using A2DP streaming (a Bluetooth function) for music playback. You are using the direct wired connections which are designed to allow control over the iPod or iPhone music playback. The phone portion of an iPhone continues to function via Bluetooth.

I was told when I bought my iPhone 4 that iOS5 did not permit control of the phone's music selection via Bluetooth. However, I have a '78 450SL into which I installed a modern Alpine head unit with a Bluetooth capability. While control of music is limited, on both the iPhone 4 and 4S using iOS 5 and iOS 6 I can at least scroll through music via Bluetooth. I can't select playlists, etc - but once within a playlist I can scroll, and the song title reads out on the unit. That would indicate that at least some controllability has been added to the OS.

Some folks choose to use an additional amp in their setups, to increase audio quality (the first link provided discusses that). I must say, in the '78, the audio quality is MUCH better wired than via A2DP. The SRS MyTunes Pro software helps, without an additional amplifier - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/audio-telematics-forum/1653757-neat-music-enhancement-app.html - I use it both when using A2DP in the '78, and also when plugged into the Gateway 500 in my '05 W220.

I know I have seen some other discussions, specifically addressing 30-pin Bluetooth adapters that plug into the Mercedes iPod cable and provide A2DP capability; but having looked for an hour without success for the particular posts, I now leave that to you.

If you find something that works, there are a number of members who would like to know.
 

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One of the best alternative I found is the a solution from ViseeO called Tune2Air WMA1000 which works with my Mercedes Media Interface. It is a tiny squared device which has built-in Bluetooth that will supports wirelessly stream music and also allow you to wireless browse music list, see the song title on the original in-car display. It also allows me controlling the music directly from the head unit control. This music list function only works with my iPhone. I have tested this tiny device with my friend's android phone (galaxy 3) which also works well however, with android it does not support the music library browsing though. Sportify online music service is also supported. You can stream music from Sportify app to the head unit via WMA1000. Again like the android phone it does not support music list though. Only Apple's device is supported for the music library I guess.







I have a 2010 C300 with factory installed iPod integration kit and Multi Media package. However, I can't stream or control the stream via Bluetooth unless it is plugged into the iPod (30 Pin cord) in the glove compartment.

I searched the forum and saw many saying that they bought the Bluetooth A2DP to 30 pin adapter. However, many stated that they can’t control the stream from the steering wheel like when the phone is connected.

Did anyone find the Bluetooth A2DP to 30 pin adapterthat would stream via Bluetooth and with the option to control the stream from the steering wheel? Would the adapter work in parallel with car's bluetooth system. I mean would it switch between music to call when a call is coming? Please share your experience.

I had the iPhone 4 and now to make it worse I have the iPhone 5. So more of the reasons why I want that adapter to work even if I bought the iPhone 5 adapter.



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