listening to music in car
On my drive to work I would like to listen to songs on my iPhone thru the car speakers.
I dont have one of these new cars where there is an iphone attachment to listen to your iPhone.
I have tried the FM transmitters that you plug into your iPhone and change the frequency of the radio to, lets say, 88.1. I have the one from Griffin. But I get soo much static that I can't listen to anything consistently, no matter how many times I change the frequency.
How do you guys listen to your iPhone songs thru your car speakers? There has to be another way.
- 06-21-2011, 01:46 PM #2
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Or you can buy a after market stereo with the connection you want
- 06-21-2011, 03:00 PM #8
FM transmitters are the worst option if you care about sound. An iPod/iPhone interface is generally preferred but AUX in and bluetooth A2DP are good options as well.
If your factory stereo does not have an iPod/iPhone interface or an AUX in there are companies such as USA Spec, Pac Audio, etc that make interfaces for factory stereos.
My wife's car has an AUX in on the factory head unit. I replaced the head unit in my car for one that included an iPod/iPhone interface.
Last edited by briareus; 06-21-2011 at 03:06 PM.
- 06-21-2011, 04:29 PM #9
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- 06-22-2011, 02:49 PM #13
I use the auxiliary jack on my factory deck in my 08 Chevy Silverado pickup! Works excellent!! I have in the years passed used FM transmitters and I agree, it is not a great connectivity method. It works but there are much better ways!
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- 06-24-2011, 04:37 PM #16
One of the better FM transmitter/Bluetooth is Satechi. Highly recommended. I have one for my other two cars that do not have bluetooth.
Google Satechi and follow the link to Amazon's website. I cannot post a link since I am a newb.
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- 06-25-2011, 11:09 PM #20
I have a clarion cz500 in 2 of my cars and i play Internet streaming and music through Bluetooth to the stereo and it's works great! It was a fairly cheap deck to from crutchfield with free shipping and the dash kit for your specific car. $160. Not bad, one frustration that I have though and I'm not sure how to remedy it is when I get into my car, myphone automatically connects and starts playing music. I love that it connects but I don't want it to start playing music. My Pre didn't do this? Any thoughts?
- 06-26-2011, 08:54 PM #21
I too don't have cassette player not AUX port so I bought one of this fm transmitter and it works great! True you will never get a cd quality sound but i dont listen my music full blast and most of the time it works fine for me. I too have tried those expensive transmitters but after comparing all, they all work similar and the key is to find the right frequency. Also try to find a sweet spot for your transmitter which gives you consistent signal like cup holder or door handle!
Wireless FM Transmitter+Car Charger for iPhone 4G Touch | eBay
Also use this site to find empty frequencies http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/vacant
- 11-06-2014, 08:10 AM #22iMore Nanite
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Re: listening to music in car -
My daughter listens to her Ipod music in her car on her long long drive to work. She says she cannot hear it very well. Her car is old has no cd, cassette or port. She only has AMFM radio;
is there anything she can buy to hook to the car speakers that will make the sound louder and more clear?