Another solution to bluetooth
After much testing of several configurations (memory stick, iPhone Bluetooth, Nano iPod Bluetooth, 3.5mm to RCA, Nano to USB) I settled on what I believe is the best solution.
Plugging an iPod into the USB port and leaving it there provides the best sound, excellent head unit controls and quick loading upon startup.
I have several Apple devices but needed another one to leave in the QX60 so I bought a used 16gb iPod nano 7th generation for $70 on eBay, plugged it into the USB and problem solved. This nano also has Bluetooth in it if I just have to go Bluetooth but why?
The head unit music controls are excellent (I do have the nav screen) I can choose playlists, podcasts, artists, albums, genres, etc. and I see cover art which btw Bluetooth will not show. Over 2,500 songs capacity is plenty for many months before a playlist refresh will be desired.
In my view my iPhone is an overused device as a phone, iPod, nav system, etc. using the nano takes away one of these uses and saves my battery charge.
2015 QX60 AWD Hermosa Blue/Graphite/Maple, Premium, Premium Plus & Deluxe Touring
Last edited by humvet; 02-06-2016 at 01:01 PM.