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iPod Hook-Up Sound Quality Overall

Old 09-09-2006, 06:42 PM
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Have you tried hooking up and iPod to your deck? How is the sound compared to the sound from the MP3 player in the car? Sound quality is good @ high volumes?

Old 09-09-2006, 08:31 PM
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if you hookup through any of the direc connect jacks and you have cd quality music on your Ipod then it's going to sound just as good as a cd
Old 09-16-2006, 07:59 PM
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I hooked up an ipod connection in my car and the music just sounds muffled and quieter.
Old 09-17-2006, 04:06 AM
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You should try messing with the equalizer on your dash and I-pod till it sounds best. Which hookup did you go with, or did your car already have an aux port in it?
Old 09-18-2006, 09:37 PM
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I have a 06 Kenwood CD player and i bought the Jack for the ipod for an extra 100 bucks. The quality is alright but it just seems that it wont get loud enough when it plays through the ipod.
Old 09-21-2006, 08:15 AM
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I don't ue an iPod I dont like them. Too expensive for what you get. I use a Creative Zen Xtra mp3 player. I hook mine up to the aux input all the time. I never have any sound quality issues. The common mistake people make is that they get low quality bit rate mp3's and then blame the mp3 player and or connection. Another problem is over equalization. like setting custom eq settings on mp3 playerm and then the sound gets EQ'ed more at the head unit, and sometimes even further EQ'ed with a seperate DSP unit. LOL. My best suggestion would be set a preset on the mp3 player just for the car, keep it basically flat, volume up 3/4 of the way (Just under max volume, like if it goes to 25 set it at 20 or so) Above all, don't get low bitrate mp3s. I keep only mp3's with bitrates of 160kbps+ people say 128 kbps is cd quality but if you have an ear for will know that is NOT true. the quality of your mp3s will have the greatest effect in quality of sound over you car system. Just my .02
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