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    Don't know kung natanong na ito noon, but I need your help. What has better sound quality - an FM tuner or cassette connector for ipod? It's for an old car w/ an old set-up: AM/FM/cassette, nothing else. A new head unit is too expensive at this pt. Thanks.

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    FM modulator na lang pre. Direct connection ka na. Piliin mo lang mga mp3 na isasave mo sa flash disk. Wag mong gamitan ng mp3 na sagad ang compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post
    Don't know kung natanong na ito noon, but I need your help. What has better sound quality - an FM tuner or cassette connector for ipod? It's for an old car w/ an old set-up: AM/FM/cassette, nothing else. A new head unit is too expensive at this pt. Thanks.
    maingay ang cassette connector

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    neither..sayang lang pera mo.. iipon mo nalang yan pambili ng bagong HU

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    both of them produces not too good sound like CD or USB, but the FM tuner is a mile greater than the ncassette connector.

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    The Cassette adaptor would produce a more consistent sound than an FM modulator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by non-vtec View Post
    The Cassette adaptor would produce a more consistent sound than an FM modulator.
    +1

    Also get good quality cassette adapter. Cheap ones give a lot of hiss and poorer audio quality. I used to use an original SONY cassette adapter when I used a Sony discman many years ago in my car to play music (way before MP3s were invented).

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    I used a cassette adapter myself back in the day. You'll be surprised by the sound quality compared to FM. I used a Tamiya anti-wear grease (from my RC days also) to quiet down the gears inside the adapter.

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    Thanks for all the tips guys.

    Actually it's for someone who owns an old car. Passed on your comments and told him to try to borrow either type of device and see w/c one works best w/ his MP3 player (w/c isn't an ipod pala, kundi yung Zen). Eventually, mag-u-upgrade daw siya ng sound system but til then, the cassette connection or FM transmitter will do.

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    I'd prefer a good cassette connector (although I have one from CDR-king which pretty much does a good job IMO and only costs P60). I tried both and what I don't like about FM modulators are it being prone to static and FM interference. Minsan nagiging mono pa ang tunog.

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