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Which MP3 player for use in car and walking

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by RussB, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. RussB

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    Hi all,

    Looking into a portable MP3 player, for walking the dog and connecting to my car stereo.

    My wife has the ipod mini with the griffin italk FM add on, works well, however before I get one I want to look at whats out there and what others recommend.

    I like the look the of the iRiver H10, however have read some software bugs with it...

    I have all my music in MP3, on XP using windows media player 10...

    Thanks in advance
     
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    I use my ipod everywhere. At home (connected to Stereo), at work (headphones) and in the car (hard wired in, as i found the iTrip was rubbish quality).

    I couldnt live without it now !
    I bought the 4g 40Gb version.

    This is the only mp3 player I have owned, so cant comment on anything else.

    Mark
     
  3. RussB

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    Which hard wired in option do you have?
     
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    The hardwire solution depends on what make/model car you have.
    Mine is a Laguna, and cost me £60 job done.

    What do you drive ?
     
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    mark - how does this 'wired in' process work?
     
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    msdm001,

    Basically you buy a little box that converts your CD-Auto changer socket on your head unit, into an AUX in device. Then you plug in a simple 2phono to headphone jack converter cable (from Maplin for about £3) and plug your ipod in.

    If you have your ipod in your car, you dont need a CD-Autochanger, so no worries at all !

    The benefits are that the sound is 100% better than an FM modulator (like the iTrip) and you can feed the cable into a glove box, or arm rest (like I did) to hide your ipod away from those pesky chavs when you leave your car for 5mins to pay for your petrol !

    Mark
     
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    I've got a 4th gen ipod for everything, loads of storage capacity for all my music. I also had the itrip fm transmitter but for long road journeys you are constantly retuning it and it London there is barely a free frequency. I ended up buying a new stereo in the Jan sales with aux in and am much happier with this solution.
     
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    Yeah, I use iPod for my car for a long time. It safely charge & play your iPod in your car, works with all dock compatible cases, provides unlimited play time, sleek, compact with expanding cord, replaceable fuse protection, changes your iPod through power / cigarette lighter outlet in your car, RV and boat. Look at this shop Results for iPod - Find cell phone accessories you are looking for throuogh search results!, have kinds of nice iPods you can choose with a reasonable price with a interesting price.
     

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