I purchased the Apple A/V cable. It's the one that is 3 RCA's on one end and plugs in to the headphone jack on the iPod (Classic 80Gig in my case). It works fine, but it's very quiet on my home stereo. I have to crank up both the iPod and the home stereo. I'm wondering if the Apple cable that plugs into the docking port on the iPod performs any different or better. I didn't bother with that one because it cost more than twice as much. I figured they're both apple brand and I didn't care about the USB extra when plugged into my home stereo. But this thing really doesn't peform any better. Anyone have any experience with these two cables?