1. donjt81's Avatar
    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 02:27 PM
  2. maaatter's Avatar
    You can go to Walmart and pick up a $10 MP3 cassette tape adapter.
    06-21-2011 02:46 PM
  3. rayz336's Avatar
    Bluetooth receivers like in cars w/ SYNC, Auxiliary inputs for 3.5mm cords, tape deck adapters are about the only other ways I believe.
    06-21-2011 02:48 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    Bluetooth receivers like in cars w/ SYNC, Auxiliary inputs for 3.5mm cords, tape deck adapters are about the only other ways I believe.

    Yep. Wife's LaCrosse has bluetooth connectivity. My Miata has a cabled AUX input. Both work flawlessly.
    06-21-2011 02:50 PM
  5. donjt81's Avatar
    i dont have a cassette player in my car. just a cd player.
    06-21-2011 02:50 PM
  6. donjt81's Avatar
    no bluetooth either. I will have to look into the aux port. That might be my only option looks like.
    06-21-2011 02:51 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    no bluetooth either. I will have to look into the aux port. That might be my only option looks like.
    Best buy sells a kit that's made to hook to factory stereos in 2 ways if your has a aux button or they route in as a direct connection using a splitter on ur fm antenna you can buy the kits cheaper on amazon but that's If your comfortable to install yourself or a friend if not you can buy at best buy and they can install

    Or you can buy a after market stereo with the connection you want
    06-21-2011 03:28 PM
  8. takeshi's Avatar
    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 04:06 PM.
    06-21-2011 04:00 PM
  9. brokenxreality's Avatar
    My friend bought her fm transmitter from apple. She loves it and it sounds good. My car has factory cd player and no other goodies. So fm is the only way for me. Really don't wanna fork out $50 for the transmitter but it's worth it.
    06-21-2011 05:29 PM
  10. donjt81's Avatar
    brokenxreality: do you remember what brand is her fm transmitter
    06-21-2011 05:36 PM
  11. j7469's Avatar
    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.
    +1 on the USASPEC. I have their iPhone adapter in my Acura TL and love it. I believe all you need is XM radio in your car for it to work but if you have Navigation like I do, you get to see all artist and song info listed on the screen. It also runs your iPhone by the steering wheel controls if you have them plus it even charges your iPhone. The best feature to me is the ability to listen to and streaming audio out of iPhone too.
    06-21-2011 07:24 PM
  12. brokenxreality's Avatar
    brokenxreality: do you remember what brand is her fm transmitter
    I will have to ask her next time I see her.
    06-21-2011 07:42 PM
  13. oNly1pHone's Avatar
    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!
    06-22-2011 03:49 PM
  14. chris.zacher452's Avatar
    New car, BT

    Old car, Alpine unit with iPod/ iPhone connection. I was able to control the iPhone through the Alpine and I could watch music videos and movies also
    06-23-2011 03:17 PM
  15. applefanboi's Avatar
    Or just replace the factory stereo with one with an AUX port.
    06-23-2011 03:31 PM
  16. nj1266's Avatar
    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.
    06-24-2011 05:37 PM
  17. jjdustr340's Avatar
    Has anyone used, or know someone who owns, the O'Car stereo from Oxygen Audio? That thing looks way too cool. Might be worth the $349 price tag.
    06-24-2011 11:47 PM
  18. BigLan's Avatar
    I've tried them all and I must say I like using the HU with iPod Inputs.
    Last edited by BigLan; 06-25-2011 at 09:42 AM.
    06-25-2011 09:35 AM
  19. eklenken's Avatar
    Lots of good ideas here.
    06-25-2011 10:32 PM
  20. bakerman1's Avatar
    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?

    Ken
    06-26-2011 12:09 AM
  21. T-ulk's Avatar
    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
    06-26-2011 09:54 PM
  22. kgreen518's Avatar
    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?

    Thanks!
    11-06-2014 09:10 AM
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