- 07-14-2010, 12:02 AM #2
fm transmitters generally all suck. If its for your car and you have a cassette player get a cassette adapter.
Here's the one i'm using. Amazon.com: iriver AFT 100 Mobile FM Transmitter: Electronics
As with all FM Transmitters, you need to change frequency constantly while driving around, and this one has 3 Presets which match my cars presets so it makes it easier.
- 07-14-2010, 12:29 AM #3
The hiss of a cassette player adapter isn't really any better. And the fact that it requires moving parts that can wear out over time makes it worse in my view. Not all FM transmitters are cut from the same cloth. Some work pretty well. Not as good as a line in mind you, but good enough for most people. I have one of the FM Transmitters made by Monster and I have been happy with it. Unfortunately the one I have is made for my iPod and does not work for an EVO or other device though.
- 07-14-2010, 12:41 AM #4
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- 07-14-2010, 08:35 AM #8
Agree...I have the Phillips one from Walmart it was about 8 bucks. Works pretty Awesome for that cheap.
For my Zune I have the FM transmitter, and don't use it anymore.
Check if it's available at your store....90 reviews and a 4.5 out of 5 star. Thats what sold me on it, I was planning on ordering thru amazon and happy I decided on this one.
- 07-14-2010, 08:35 AM #9
- 07-14-2010, 08:39 AM #10
The audio quality is as good as the source you are listening to. If your streaming a lower bitrate then it will sound low end....higher bitrate = better sound. Because it is an FM transmitter as your travel you will run into spots were the station you are using will be populated by a "real" local station so you will get static...the T505 can find other stations with less or no traffic
- 07-14-2010, 08:41 AM #11
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- 07-14-2010, 09:51 AM #13
I use the generic tape adapter that came with a XM radio that I bought years ago and the quality is great. I suggest cutting the "Media Volume" up on the EVO. That will greatly reduce, if not eliminate, any sort of added noise from the adapter.
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- 07-17-2010, 05:17 AM #17
Thanks to those that have posted about the T-505. It has been one of the things I have been considering getting. Good to know it works with the EVO.
- 07-17-2010, 06:14 AM #18
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- 09-15-2010, 10:25 AM #21
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Hoping to find help with this issue.
I have an Evo, and an FM transmitter. The FM transmitter yet not always clear sounding, worked until I upgraded to 2.2. Since then I have noticed that when I plug in my FM transmitter, that a icon shows up at the top of the phone that suggests that I have a full headset connected to the headphone jack. Usually, this icon would have been just a headset icon. But now it shows a mouth piece (full headset) type of icon.
This creates the phone to pick up sounds from somewhere, don't know where, but make the phone/music player go nuts. I.E. the music player starts to fast foreward, skip to another song, and stop altogether. I have even seen the Google Voice command come up on the screen for a second. Is there a problem maybe with the FM transmitter, I don't think so, but maybe. It didn't do that before 2.2. upgrade.
- 09-15-2010, 08:51 PM #22
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- 09-26-2010, 03:40 PM #24
My car does nto have bluetooth nor does it have a headset port, so I will need a Universal FM transmitter for the EVO
Do all of the suggested ones on this list have a hiss during playback?
Is the hiss only with podcasts or is it also audible during music playback as well