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In-Car MP3 Player Wireless FM Radio Transmitter for USB Flash Drive SD Card with 12V Lighter Plug
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This MP3 player wireless FM transmitter allows you to listen to the MP3 music saved on your USB flash drive or SD card in your car, truck, boat or RV. Now you can enjoy your MP3 music collection without having to spend money to upgrade your car stereo. It
Top Customer Reviews
No CD to burn or scrach... no cd player that will stop working... don't need to change your original Cd player in your car for an mP3 CD player...just get this fm transmitters that transmit any mp3 files from your flash memory to your fm waves in your radio... as if you are the dJ in your own radio station that broadcast from your fm transmitter to your radio... amazing idea and a very beautiful and portable device.
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Lacks memory to remember where you left off when you turned off your car, but in a vehicle with a 12 volt jack that's always hot it's no major issue. I use a 1GB Sandisk Cruzer with it and it's good for me.
After a few days of playing with it and tweaking out some of the quirks, I find this great as a generic FM transmitter with the bonus of a remote control, digital frequency selection all through the band, and MP3 playback internally. To the quirks though:
1) I found initially that charing my phone and feeding through the transmitter at the same time introudced a lot of noise in the audio. Not ground hum but specifically a digital-like noise. I get this with my notebook through headphones when it is charging but goes away when running purely on battery. Might be ways around this and might not turn up for everyone. I find simply having my phone charged ahead of time and running on battery produces perfectly clean audio. My trips are only around 30 minutes max so not something I worry about.
2) Overmodulation/distortion: Very easy for audio distortion on this device. I guess it doesn't have any built in audio limiting hardware which can either be a good or a bad thing. Good being it is a more direct audio path with no modification. Bad being, as noted, it is easy to distort. And if all of your music is at different volumes, you are going to be constantly tweaking the output volume of your given device at every song change. And with the maximum level this transmitter will accept before distorting on you, you are going to want to keep the volume maxed as much as possible as I found the resulting volume through the radio was MUCH less than regular stations. My advice on this is to search for a program called Mp3gain which will put the volume of all your music at the same level so no constantly volume changing in the car.
Once the quirks are out of the way, it is a surprisingly good experience for the price. Not CD quality, but about 98% there and exceptionally clean with no static once a clean channel is found (I found 87.7 the best in my area. Bottom of the band is usually a good bet) which is surprising given the car in question is one with the antenna off the back (2005 Kia Optima) so getting good reception from a dinky fm transmitter is a bit hard to begin with. There are the occasional pops every so often but they are rare enough to not be a bother. All in all, deserves the 5 stars from me given my usage.
I do recommend though not using the included patch cable and using your own. For some reason it seems like the cheapest one they could include as the slightest jostle even at the headphone jack on the phone would cause scratchiness like you'd get from brushing up against a microphone. It is also too short for most cases. You can pick up one anywhere for pretty damn cheap and good quality if you don't have one somewhere in your house already. Monoprice.com is a good place to look here.