Is there something I'm missing? I just got my first ipod (the 30gb one for $250.00), hooked it into my 1990's stereo (through the phono as I noticed no aux area), and I immediately noticed a flat, muffled sound as well as a background noise of some sort. Is there a secret to making the sound better? I played with the EQ but wasn't impressed. It seemed some of the EQ options were noticably better but many weren't at all. ?? Thanks!