I purchased a belkin cord from the apple store made specifically for the iphone. Hooked it up to my stereo receiver and played the music. It sounds like crap. So bad, I can't listen to it at all. Not only is there a hissing sound but the sound is muffled as if coming from a small box. I have a harmen karden receiver and paradigm speakers. i tried turning airport mode on to eliminate the wifi from activating which did not help. I don't have an ipod but I know the sound of an ipod MUST be better than this. Any ideas??????? Can anyone else try this to replicate the problem?