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FM transmitters any good?

Im stuck with the factory head unit so i dont have a plug in. Do these really work? Is the sound quality anygood? thanks

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They work ok, but do not sound as good as a CD or headphone cord. I'd save your money and just get a aftermarket head unit.

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Im stuck with the factory head unit so i dont have a plug in. Do these really work? Is the sound quality anygood? thanks
If you are out in the country they do OK, close to a city where it can be hard to find a 100% clear frequency to use they will be staticy.

What are you trying to listen to? Ipod or sat radio?

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just a mp3 player

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Then I think a new head unit or an fm modulator is your best option. Spend the little bit extra that gets one that will scan for the best radio station to tune to automatically.

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I just bought one this week from Ebay for $4. And as they say its OK.
If i put the ipod really close to the stereo it sounds a lot better!
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The best one I have heard is the Monster brand model. I tried a few over the years and this one was the best quality sound. Its not CD quality, but much better than any other transmitter I have tried

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i would just save the money....I got one when i first got the truck so i could listen to my ipod....just made me want a deck put in that much faster.....it does ok if u hold it in the right spot, and dont have any radio stations around.....
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I have the Monster and it works OK. The sound quality is not as good as regular FM broadcasts. I have thought about an inline modulator that you install in the antenna cable. It might be better.

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