There's a lot to love about the 2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. I already talked about the prancing pony courtesy light. And you can see the photo of the iconic sequential taillights above, which are a stunning sight in low light. And then there's the rumbly exhaust and fun-to-shift 6-speed manual. But the rave I didn't expect to make is about the sound quality of the Bluetooth phone connection.
Usually when I drive a ragtop convertible, the sound quality is less than stellar -- even with the top up -- because of the road noise that transfers into the cabin through the soft roof. So, imagine my surprise when I made a call to my boyfriend (who lives and dies by his phone), and he said: "So, you haven't connected your car to Bluetooth yet, huh?" Puzzled, I said: "No, I did." I mean, I was talking to him while I was driving in Chicago, so, of course I was hands-free. Then I asked: "Why?"
His response floored me. He said: "This is the best Bluetooth connection you've ever called me from." And I've called from Jaguars, Bentley's, Volvos and Mercedes -- among other luxury cars. Yet, this convertible Ford somehow had the best sound quality of any car I've driven and called him on. Interesting. A convertible.
So, that leaves a few options why:
- The ragtop is so sound-proofed that the exterior noise stays outside.
- The equipment used for the mic is so sensitive that it hones in on the talker's voice and projects it well over the receiver.
- The mic was perfectly positioned to pic up the talker's voice.
If I had to guess, I'd say it's mostly No. 3. Mic position plays a huge role in sound quality (and has served as a past rant). But, whatever the reason, all I have to say is: Well done. Oh, and thank you.
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