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Another IPOD thread... FM TUNERS

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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DONT GET THE I-TUNE... it sucks.. i have it and i would rather get the tape cassete thing... cuz the wireless tuner gets static...

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He already said he doesn't want the cassete adaptor. I'm telling you man, the monster one that runs off the car charger is the way to go, plus you don't have to worry about the batteries running out. Mine works great in Boston, no static, only occasionally do I get a kind of high frequency tone that lasts for a few seconds.

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i have the mini itrip. but i heard the itrip for the regular sized ipods suck. i don't have any problems with mine. i get pretty damn good reception where i live. no complaints. i didn't get the monster b/c its exepensive. so i go the itrip and some after market charger, which ended up beingl ike 20 bucks cheaper than the monster kit.

 

like some1 said, if you have a tape player, the best thing to do is get the tape adapter.

 

i also heard that they have an fm tuner that directly plugs into the back of your deck to the main antenna plug, which gives crystal clear sound.

 

or u can just buy a new car which a lot of companies have the upgrade options which they make the car ipod ready.

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^^^^ thats it kid im buying a new car fuck a 34.99 FM transmitter. the real deal is to get a new whip and since im filthy i can do it.

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Originally posted by heavyLox@Jul 24 2005, 03:34 PM

^^^^ thats it kid im buying a new car fuck a 34.99 FM transmitter. the real deal is to get a new whip and since im filthy i can do it.

 

 

haha yeah, you know....

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