Pure Highway 600 In-Car DAB+/DAB Digital Radio FM Adapter with Spotify Control and Bluetooth for Music Playback – DAB Car Radio Adapter/Transmitter and Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Black
About this deal
Designed as an easy-fit solution for the millions of vehicles on the road worldwide without digital radio, you’ll find Highway 600 easy to install in your car, you won’t even need any special tools, just a few simple steps and you’ll be up and running. The sound quality depends on the quality of your car’s speakers, but if they are high-quality, the Pure Highway 400 is capable of producing a great sound, with more detail than you’d get from FM, provided you have a good DAB signal. Optionally, you can set up a Bluetooth connection to your phone to enable more features. This is definitely worth doing because it means you can stream music from your phone, including with Spotify, Deezer or any other music streaming service. It also provides access to your phonebook to make and receive calls through the car audio system, hands-free, with impressive quality.
Next, you’ll need to put your Highway into USB mode. On Highway’s wireless controller, press the Home button and turn and press the Select dial to choose ‘ SETTINGS’>‘ USB UPDATE’> Confirm by choosing ‘ YES’. Designed as an easy-fit solution for the millions of vehicles on the road worldwide without digital radio, you’ll find Highway 600 easy to install in your car, in most cases you won’t even need any tools, just a few simple steps and you’ll be up and running. Along with the near-identical Kenwood (top), the Pure 400 is the easiest and neatest adaptor to fit, with just two wires to connect: power and aux out. The display and control unit is wireless and battery-operated, so it can be placed anywhere on the dash without needing cables.
How does the DAB get to the stereo?
Before starting - there are several requirements needed to ensure a successful software upgrade via USB: On the down side though, the main unit comes with 2 AAA batteries, so doesn't get plugged. I knew this from the outset before I bought it anyway. I bought this because it was the best recommended DAB 2018.
If I had to mention negative points about it, I'd have to say that although it's not bad, it's not quite as sensitive as my old system. That did however have a proper 1/4 wave external aerial, so it's just physics - an outside aerial will always give better results. Also, as a necessary consequence of being battery powered, the controller goes into standby after so many seconds, and also you don't get any programme (SI) information. It does do traffic information (according to the manual), but I've yet to hear any. Update announcement for models Evoke C-F6 and Evoke F3 with necessary action for continued internet radio serviceIf you experience this some cars will let you change Bluetooth settings so the car is only used for hands free calling but not for music streaming. So you would need to use the car’s own Bluetooth just for phone calls and Highway 400 for Bluetooth music streaming. To install the Pure Highway 400 in your car, you will need a safe and secure place to attach the receiver and antenna, as well as a 12V power source or a USB power point. The antenna needs to be placed on the windshield to get a good reception. The receiver connects to the car stereo via an aux cable. This means your car stereo will need to have an aux input to use this adapter.