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Just wondering... I am still in the decission process of getting a V50 as I've discussed in another thread or two. Right now I use a Griffin iTrip in my current car. Occationally, I get lots of static and noice and wanted to know for the $150ish that Volvo charges for a iTrip adapter, how well does it work? I know it is FM based but I want to know does it sound better than most of the FM moduals that people use w/ their iPods?<p>Thanks!<br>Bill
 

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Re: V50 iPod Adapter compaired to an iTrip (audiomidiman)

I'd suggest the RoadTrip from NewerTech if you are looking for better quality, charging in the car, and are at all concerned about price. It's gotten great reviews from iPodLounge.com, and its only about $25.<p><A HREF="http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/roadtrip" TARGET="_blank">http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/roadtrip</A>/
 

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Re: V50 iPod Adapter compaired to an iTrip (audiomidiman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>audiomidiman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just wondering... I am still in the decission process of getting a V50 </TD></TR></TABLE><br>if you're getting a 2007 model you don't have to worry about that.<br>comes with an aux in for the i-pod. <br>And it's a big difference in quality
 

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Re: V50 iPod Adapter compaired to an iTrip (audiomidiman)

It works about as well as the iTrip, which is to say okay except for all the radio interference. The signal easily reaches the antennas in the rear side glass, if you keep the iPod in the rear of the center console area.<p>I ditched my iTrip and am now using a <A HREF="http://us.kensington.com/html/6402.html" TARGET="_blank">Kensington transmitter</A>, which is a lot more powerful and can be left plugged into the 12V socket at the rear of the center compartment. Works well, but I still have to futz with the frequency deending on where I drive. The unit has three preset buttons, which helps a lot.<p>Tom.
 

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We have actually done a <A HREF="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ipod/review/the-fall-2005-fm-transmitter-shootout/" TARGET="_blank">FM Transmitter Shootout</A> which you might find of some use.<p>I am currently using the <A HREF="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ipod/review/griffin-technology-itrip-auto-fm-transmitter-and-charger-for-ipod-ipod/" TARGET="_blank">Griffin iTrip Auto</A> which while not perfect does a good enough job for the day to day running around I do. Switching from the stereo mode to mono certainly removes some of the hiss/static. Again not perfect, but then I'm listening to the music in a odd shaped box on wheels travelling along noisy road surfaces with engine noise mixed in, so I'm not looking for a living room experience...<br>
 

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I finally received my Griffin iTrip in the mail yesterday and I think that it works well.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BobV50</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Switching from the stereo mode to mono certainly removes some of the hiss/static.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree. In LX mode it was solid static regardless of what channel I had it set to. I switched it to DX mode and readjusted my equalizer and it sounds really good. There is little-to-no static and the sound quality is good. This is the first FM transmitter I've tried and it works a lot better than I thought that it would.
 
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