2014 Ford Mustang Convertible Bluetooth connection rave

2014 Ford Mustang Convertible Bluetooth connection rave

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:

  1. The ragtop is so sound-proofed that the exterior noise stays outside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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