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Another IPOD thread... FM TUNERS

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by heavyLox, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    So im trying to to get one of the gazillion FM tuners for the ipod so i can use it in the car and cut down on wires.

    who uses what? and why should i get or not get, what you got?
  2. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    Get the Monster tuner that plugs into your cigarette lighter. Especially if you live in a city. I bought the Airplay FM tuner and it was always going to shit because I'm in the city, but I heard it works great in the burbs. The Monster one is probably the most expensive one you can get, I think it's 70 bucks, but it also charges your I-Pod at the same time. I can get you one for probably 50 bucks or so with my discount there. Only thing wrong with it would be if your cigarette lighter broke because then it wouldn't work.
  3. courtorder

    courtorder Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 0
    yikes, 50$ ive been thiking about the iTrip, but i heard that's 40$ if i found one for like 20$ then id get it.
  4. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 5,056 Likes Received: 0
    I have the iTrip, definitely lacking when it comes to consistency...I've had talks with various retailers about the best tuner on the market and they've all come back at me with mixed reviews on basically every one out there..go with a wire if you want optimum sound quality...
  5. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    I use one made by Monster... it pretty much sucks... not that I know they make a good one.. but it's better than the radio
  6. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    I use the tape adapter set up - just like the one you use on CD walkmans, etc. Plugs into the earphone jack on the player and the tape deck in the car. The sound is surprisingly good, but the tape makes a "crunching" noise when it plays. I've returned it and gotten another, and I've had the same issue with both of 'em.

    My lady has the iTrip, and the sound tends to fade in and out, usually accompanied by occasional static. I prefer the tape adapter instead.
  7. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    I dunno, I heard the I-Trip breaks a lot and the signal ain't too great, I got no problems with the Monster one, it'll never sound as good as a fully-amped radio station but it does the job, especially since I don't have a tape player in my car.
  8. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    i have the tape adapter but coupled with plugging the ipod into the lighter for power there get to be too much crap happening in the center console and cluter in the car drives nuts (no pun intended).
    found this but im not sure itll work with the ipod i have.

    the monster one says it allows full range along the FM dial so that seems better then the ones that only allow a few specific stations.
  9. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2005 Messages: 220 Likes Received: 0
    I had the iTrip and it fucking sucked. I just got AirPlay and it works fine so far.
  10. cloner

    cloner Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2004 Messages: 1,717 Likes Received: 0
    my itrip worked good, til it broke.
  11. SLAUGHTER305

    SLAUGHTER305 Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 24, 2004 Messages: 113 Likes Received: 0
    fucck apple

    dell jukebox>
  12. yeaaaah baby

    yeaaaah baby Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2004 Messages: 3,366 Likes Received: 150
    ive never gotten an FM tuner that has really worked well. if you have a casette player in your car you should get a casette adaptor, thats where its at.
  13. kyer

    kyer New Jack

    Joined: Oct 3, 2004 Messages: 29 Likes Received: 0
    Fuck Ipods!

    i just got me one of these...

  14. JohnnyHorton

    JohnnyHorton Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 2, 2002 Messages: 2,201 Likes Received: 0
  15. saraday

    saraday Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2004 Messages: 2,054 Likes Received: 1
    i've got that one too.. it's not that bad.. i have to fiddle with it sometimes but usually i get pretty good signal

    :p :p :p