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Old Jun 20, 2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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I want to play music from my iPhone 5s through the car stereo

I have a car with a CD player and a FM/AM radio in it. I want a cheap way to listen to my iPhone 5s through the car stereo while I'm waiting for the right deck to come out. Does anybody know of a FM transmitter that works with the iPhone 5s or a FM modulator? If so could you please post the link? Thanks
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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Quick amazon search showed me this: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Tran...fm+transmitter

It has great reviews.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Or this one;
Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit for Cars with Aux Input Jack (3.5 mm) - supports aptX
http://amzn.com/B009NLTW60


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Old Jun 21, 2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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Is cheap all that matters? There are plenty of FM modulators out there to choose from. Any with a 3.5mm plug will work with the 5. However, sound quality isn't typically their strong point.
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 03:07 AM   #5
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?index=0&sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=111034131670

I just picked this up off of EBay. If it is what it says (fingers crossed), then it's a high quality fm transmitter for a really good deal.
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 10:41 PM   #6
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Is cheap all that matters? There are plenty of FM modulators out there to choose from. Any with a 3.5mm plug will work with the 5. However, sound quality isn't typically their strong point.
If you read my post you might notice I said cheap because I don't want to spend a lot of money on something I won't use in a little while when I get a new deck installed. Also I am in Canada and I have been searching for an FM modulator for a long time and just can't seem to find one that doesn't already come installed (I want to install it myself)

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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?index=0&sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=111034131670

I just picked this up off of EBay. If it is what it says (fingers crossed), then it's a high quality fm transmitter for a really good deal.
This is perfect, thanks!

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Or this one;
Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit for Cars with Aux Input Jack (3.5 mm) - supports aptX
http://amzn.com/B009NLTW60


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That's cool however if my car had a 3.5mm jack I wouldn't have made this thread.
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 10:46 PM   #7
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Follow the instructions here and you'll get this...

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Old Jun 24, 2013, 10:55 PM   #8
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Monster RadioPlay 300 Universal Full Spectrum FM Transmitter MBL-FM XMTR300
http://amzn.com/B000E43GOO


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Old Jun 25, 2013, 07:17 PM   #9
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Quick amazon search showed me this: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Tran...fm+transmitter

It has great reviews.
I ordered one of these today, I can post a review when I get it.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 02:19 PM   #10
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That's cool however it has nothing to do with my post. I have a CD player in my car not a 8-track or cassette deck.

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Monster RadioPlay 300 Universal Full Spectrum FM Transmitter MBL-FM XMTR300
http://amzn.com/B000E43GOO


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Old Jul 23, 2013, 07:55 PM   #11
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Does your car have aux in? If yes, you can just buy the cable and you're all set.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 08:35 PM   #12
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I ordered one of these today, I can post a review when I get it.
Hello, please post a review when you get this. I also have a 2007 Lexus GS350 and that stupid thing didnt even come with aux port and bluetooth is only good for talking.

def interested in this if i can use my iphone 5 to play songs or pandora.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 03:13 AM   #13
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I ordered one of these today, I can post a review when I get it.
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Hello, please post a review when you get this.
Agreed. You can't trust the 3,000 reviews of this device on Amazon.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 11:10 AM   #14
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Agreed. You can't trust the 3,000 reviews of this device on Amazon.
out of those 3000, many of those reviewers said it died or stopped working within first few days/months.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 11:27 AM   #15
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Hello, please post a review when you get this. I also have a 2007 Lexus GS350 and that stupid thing didnt even come with aux port and bluetooth is only good for talking.

def interested in this if i can use my iphone 5 to play songs or pandora.
Been using it almost a month now with my iPhone 5, great piece of hardware. I was surprised how good the FM transmitter worked, wasn't perfect, like with an AUX input, but better than other FM transmitters I used in the past.

When I use it for hands free calling, the person on the other end can hear me okay, but they say I sound distant, so I just have to talk a little louder than normal. Might be due to the location of the mics (I drive a smart car and the 12V port is kind of low and hidden) but not much I can do there.

I highly recommend it if someone needs a BT solution for their car that doesn't have it.
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out of those 3000, many of those reviewers said it died or stopped working within first few days/months.
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I highly recommend it if someone needs a BT solution for their car that doesn't have it.
Uh oh. Who do you trust now?
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 11:44 AM   #17
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Been using it almost a month now with my iPhone 5, great piece of hardware. I was surprised how good the FM transmitter worked, wasn't perfect, like with an AUX input, but better than other FM transmitters I used in the past.

When I use it for hands free calling, the person on the other end can hear me okay, but they say I sound distant, so I just have to talk a little louder than normal. Might be due to the location of the mics (I drive a smart car and the 12V port is kind of low and hidden) but not much I can do there.

I highly recommend it if someone needs a BT solution for their car that doesn't have it.
thanks for the input, i only need it to stream music since i already have bluetooth in my car. just ordered one .
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 01:01 PM   #18
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Quick amazon search showed me this: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Tran...fm+transmitter

It has great reviews.
I have the Gogroove Smart Mini. It's easily one of the best iPhone accessories I've ever bought. It transforms any vehicle with a FM stereo into a modern Bluetooth hands free vehicle.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 03:28 PM   #19
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I can attest that the Flexsmart is really great. I use it every single time I drive. While my iPhone is charging, there is a slight buzz/hum whenever I accelerate, but not a huge deal. I got used to it.

I love it!
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:53 AM   #20
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Does your car have aux in? If yes, you can just buy the cable and you're all set.
Unfortunately, no, if it did I would not have created this thread.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 01:50 PM   #21
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Quick amazon search showed me this: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Tran...fm+transmitter

It has great reviews.
This is by far the best transmitter I have ever used. The device connects to your phone via bluetooth so no need to hook and unhook cables when you enter or leave your car. Great sound quality too. Highly recommended.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 04:26 PM   #22
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?index=0&sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=111034131670

I just picked this up off of EBay. If it is what it says (fingers crossed), then it's a high quality fm transmitter for a really good deal.
How did it work out for you? Can you switch the transmitter to international mode and select 87.9?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 04:52 PM   #23
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Quick amazon search showed me this: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Tran...fm+transmitter

It has great reviews.
I have been using this one for over 2 years and love it. Easy set-up and the sound quality is very good. Highly recommend.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 08:36 PM   #24
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For best sound I would get this which I had before I got a new car that had built in bluetooth.

http://www.gromaudio.com/
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Update: I found one in a dollar store, and with a combination of an old 30 pin dock, some wires and adaptors I was able to build one for under $20
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