Resolved I want to play music from my iPhone 5s through the car stereo

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    AppleDeviceUser

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    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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    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


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
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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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    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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    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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    This is perfect, thanks!

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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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    Follow the instructions here and you'll get this... :cool:

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


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
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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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    Thanks :)
     
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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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    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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    Agreed. You can't trust the 3,000 reviews of this device on Amazon.
     
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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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    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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    Uh oh. Who do you trust now?
     
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    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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    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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    Unfortunately, no, if it did I would not have created this thread.
     
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    How did it work out for you? Can you switch the transmitter to international mode and select 87.9?
     
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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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