Cassette Adapter or FM Transmitter for playing music in the car?
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Hello, I'm in a bit of a squeeze here. I finally got a car (thanks to my brother for a hand me down), and I really want to use my iPod to listen to some tunes, but I'm not sure whether to buy an adapter or a transmitter. Any of you guys know which is better? I'm stuck between these two products:
FM Transmitter: [url]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002S4Z2NQ/ref=s9_simh_gw_p422_d0_g422_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1EWVRKH4QCCT58F0JFRF&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846[/url]
Cassette Adapter: [url]http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Xm-Auto-Cassette-Adapter/dp/B000FVDD30/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url]
Both have excellent reviews, but I don't know...anyone have experience with using their mp3 in their car? Thanks!
I'd go for the Cassette adapter. I've personally used one for a pretty long time, and it's also cheaper.
casette adapters work really well and you won't annoy anyone who wants to play music off of their not iphone or cd player or portable boombox
Get the Cassette Adapter, they work great.
I've used a cassette adapter for years. I tried an FM transmitter and hated it. I use my mp3 player every time I go driving, and I've always used cassette.
They're horrendous. Don't waste money on the FM crap.
The cassette will work better obviously, but it's miles better to fit yourself a line-in adaptor.
Of the two, definitely go with the cassette adapter. The FM transmitter is affected fairly significantly by your location, and has frequent issues (static, picking up the radio of the car next to you, etc.).
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Also the cassette is easier to use, if only slightly.
Go with the cassette adapter. I have a FM transmitter (because I don't have a cassette player) and it ranges from sounding great to being a staticy mess for no apparent reason.
buy a one of those things that plug into the cig lighwe slot and play over the radio. it plugs into any standard headphone jack. i picked mine up for 11 dollars + shipping on deal extreme. been using it over a year with no problems
My friend has a cassette adapter that works pretty well, but I've tried numerous FM transmitters and they were much more work to use and the sound quality was absolutely terrible.
Cassette adapter if you can, use CDs if you can't.
so nobody has a line-in?
They're not too difficult to fit.
[QUOTE=AK'z;34991408]so nobody has a line-in?
They're not too difficult to fit.[/QUOTE]
Honestly, just save up $60 and go buy a cheap Pioneer head unit with Aux in and throw that in your car.
see I don't even have a car so this is all flying over my head
my radio transmitter is annoying as hell, it gets fuzzy under some powerlines and you have to adjust it on long trips sometimes and it sounds bad.
i'd say a cassette thing or what qoq said
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