1. Post #1
    magepro99's Avatar
    September 2008
    1,224 Posts
    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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

    Cassette Adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Xm-Auto...pr_product_top

    Both have excellent reviews, but I don't know...anyone have experience with using their mp3 in their car? Thanks!

  2. Post #2
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    Amy Pond's Avatar
    November 2010
    1,348 Posts
    I'd go for the Cassette adapter. I've personally used one for a pretty long time, and it's also cheaper.
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    Cheesemonkey's Avatar
    April 2006
    16,101 Posts
    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
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    Dennab
    March 2009
    2,583 Posts
    Get the Cassette Adapter, they work great.

  5. Post #5
    silverhawk79's Avatar
    November 2011
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    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.

  6. Post #6
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    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    29,825 Posts
    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.

  7. Post #7
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    devotchkade's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,167 Posts
    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.).

    Edited:

    Also the cassette is easier to use, if only slightly.

  8. Post #8
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    Alan Ninja!'s Avatar
    February 2009
    1,871 Posts
    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.

  9. Post #9
    gerbile5's Avatar
    August 2010
    2,992 Posts
    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
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    OutOfExile2's Avatar
    December 2008
    11,202 Posts
    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.

  11. Post #11
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    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    29,825 Posts
    so nobody has a line-in?

    They're not too difficult to fit.

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    Michael Bay Christus
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    October 2010
    7,849 Posts
    so nobody has a line-in?

    They're not too difficult to fit.
    But effort.

  13. Post #13
    q0q
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    February 2012
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    Honestly, just save up $60 and go buy a cheap Pioneer head unit with Aux in and throw that in your car.
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    October 2008
    14,585 Posts
    see I don't even have a car so this is all flying over my head

  15. Post #15
    vagrant's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,447 Posts
    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