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Better MP3 players using AUX units

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Old 09-03-2008, 08:35 AM
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to answer your first and second question yes an aux will give you as good of sound as usb if not better, just dont use an fm transmiter. an ipod is probable your best choice i use an aux with an ipod in my accord and it sounds great. as for second question im not sure
 
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:16 AM
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USB is better than an aux input. USB is digital where a headphone jack is analog. I have an aux input in my tC ..... I used to have my Sirius radio hooked up to it, but it got a lot of interference noise. I switched it to the wired FM modulator and the signal was much better.
 
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:20 AM
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I'm a big Mac fan so iPod would be my first choice, but the Zune comes in second.

Anything connected to an iPod through the dock connector or Zune through the USB port is going to be 100% digital and sound nearly CD quality. However, when you connect either one via the headphone jack that is a 100% analog signal and you're prone to interference. FM transmitters are the worst. FM modulation cuts off the high and low ends of the audio spectrum to reduce the power needed to amplify the signal, resulting is horrible treble and bass.

If you go the iPod route, check out dICE. They make an AUX converter for the iPod and I believe they have something available for 8th gens.
 
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:56 AM
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I was talkiing about a wired transmitter that plugs into the antenna jack and kills all radio reception when it is active. I agree that the "over-the-air" transmitters $uck ..... wired ones sound pretty good though.
 
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:40 AM
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Go with dICE of the Honda Genuine one, that one does look a little on the shady side.
 
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