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  1. dunphero

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    Hi all, I am very new to android and smart phones and would like some advice. I have gone for the Sony X10 with one of the main reasons music and hopefully using it in the car. Can anyone advise me what is the best way (device) to pipe my phones music through the car stereo. I do not have a bluetooth car stereo or and mp3 inlet. Any advice thankfully received. Cheers
     

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    If your car has a cassette player in it, you can just get a 3.5mm cassette adapter, that will give you the best sound since you dont have a direct input. If not, then the only other way would be to get an FM adapter. You plug that into the phone, set the frequency, then tune your car radio to that station. These don't really give you good quality sound though. So unless you want to get an aftermarket receiver, that's all you can do.
     
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    You always have to qualify what you mean any time you use the word "best". Best is always subjective.

    Best sound quality?
    Best price?
    Best appearance (lack of cable clutter)?
    Something else?

    Part of the answer to your question also depends on what options are available to you.


    In terms of sound quality, I'd suggest the following list, roughly in decreasing quality and IMO:

    - Aux in
    - USB (only suitable for listening to music stored on memory card and only if your head unit supports it)
    - Bluetooth A2DP
    - Wired modulator
    - Casette adapter*
    - Wireless modulator*

    * Avoid if possible unless you're really not picky at all about quality

    Check out companies that make iPod interfaces and line in adapters for factory stereos for your make/model as that may be an option for you. Some companies off the top of my head: DICE, BlitzSafe, USA Spec, Peripheral Electronics. I'm sure you can get more suggestions if you hit some car stereo sites.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Most suitable option to my needs seems to be a FM transmitter. Has anyone had any experience with these and maybe could suggest a good one for sound quality. Cheers
     
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    Motorola's ROKR T505 Turns Your Cellphone Into a Car Stereo - Popularmechanics.com

    This is the best Bluetooth/FM transmitter I have had. You can find this anywhere from 69.99 and up. The bluetooth controls work to pause/play or forward and go back from song to song.
     
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    Just ordered an Allkit hands free fm transmitter and mount, read some good reviews and liked the mount. Cheers, will post good or bad when tried.
     

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