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yourtoys7
Nov 2, 2010, 09:53 AM
I'm trying to find better way to play audio out for my kids in car?, what are my options?, thanks.



eawmp1
Nov 2, 2010, 09:56 AM
What audio inputs does your car have?

yourtoys7
Nov 3, 2010, 07:13 AM
Basic honda accord 06.

eawmp1
Nov 3, 2010, 07:21 AM
The best way is to install an MP3 adapter. Any car audio ship can do it, or if you are handy and have several hours you can do it yourself. Honda makes an adapter cable that runs to your glovebox or you can use third party options: http://http://www.google.com/#hl=en&expIds=17259,26637,27113,27219,27357&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=Honda+accord+2006+iPod+adapter&cp=18&pf=p&sclient=psy&aq=f&aqi=g4g-o1&aql=&oq=Honda+accord+2006+&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=b2da8a77dcd93603

yourtoys7
Nov 3, 2010, 09:15 AM
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and that's the only way?, I'm using for kids to watch their movies and iPad speaker is not loud enough.

prot0type
Nov 3, 2010, 09:24 AM
By any chance does your Accord's stereo have an aux or 3.5mm input?

yourtoys7
Nov 3, 2010, 07:31 PM
I have a botton that says "aux" but its not on the radio, I'll look tomorrow in glove box and around, maybe its hidden somewhere!

chasemac
Nov 3, 2010, 07:34 PM
Does your car stereo have a bluetooth feature?

ReallyBigFeet
Nov 3, 2010, 07:43 PM
The "Aux" button on most factory head units is meant to control either a multi-disc CD changer or some other device not contained in the head unit itself. It can control a 3.5 aux in jack as well but if you don't see one on the head unit itself, it likely means that you don't have that option installed.

As pointed out above, the easiest (and best sound quality) method is to buy something like an iPod2Car module. They are sold specific to your make/model of car and stereo rig. For a 2006 Honda Accord, click here:

http://pac-audio.com/productSearch.aspx?Make=Honda&MakeId=12&Model=Accord&ModelId=1323&Year=2006&YearId=17

That page has all the various modules that PAC (formerly Peripheral Electronics, maker of the iPod2Car kits) sells. Aux input modules or iPod integration modules....I'd choose the latter if money isn't an issue as you'll get superior sound and the ability to use your radio's seek or rew/ff buttons to navigate iPod playlists.

I put one of these on the family Suburban years ago and it took all of 15 minutes to install. No tools needed other than a screwdriver. Great solutions.

yourtoys7
Nov 3, 2010, 08:03 PM
this is for ipad not ipod :rolleyes:, will it make a difference?

jgodden
Nov 4, 2010, 03:54 PM
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/sc/33897034-2-440-OVR-1.gif

http://reviews.cnet.com/headsets/jabra-cruiser/4505-13831_7-33897034.html

This is what I use. Bluetooth Speakerphone with a built in FM transmitter. Works great, and I can run music off my phone or my ipad. Also, it will pause your music when a call comes in. Can pair up to 2 simultaneous devices.