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I had had this FM Trasmitter for a while now but recently have had no need to use it due to bluetooth streaming in the car, so i only use it as a back up. Previously I have used this FM Transmitter to play songs on my Iphone through the car stereo.
While this FM Transmitter may seem to be higher spec than other transmitters, I would say the performance is of the same standard of the more basic transmitters which can be bought for a cheaper cost.
The sound quality was average at best. The tunecast feature attempts to find a frequency where there will be the least interuption to transmit via. This is a good feature but i don't think it justify's the extra cost. You are better off finding a frequency yourself that you can always stick to.
Overall if i could go back, I would just buy a cheaper FM transmitter that would do the same job as this one.
I bought this about 6 months ago as a replacement for my old fm transmitter, also by belkin, which had stopped working. I was very disappointed with this product.
Fm transmitters work by broadcasting a radio signal of your music a distance of a few meters, if you have the transmitter in the car near your radio you are able to pick up the music by tuning the radio into the right frequency. They are a very good idea if you want to listen to music from your ipod/mp3 and do not have a radio you can connect directly to.
The transmitter itself is very easy to use. It plugs into the audio jack of your ipod/mp3 player and has a plug for your car cigarette lighter to power the devise, however if you want to charge up your ipod/mp3 at the same time you will need to buy a separate connector. To set it up all you need to do is chose a clear radio frequency on the transmitter and tune the car radio into that frequency to pick up your music. If you cant find a good frequency to broadcast your music you can press the "clearscan" button and the devise will find a clear frequency for you, I found this to be very handy.
The sound quality I found to be very poor and staticy, no matter how many different radio frequencies I tried to tune it into I could not get rid of this, even when using the clearscan button. With my previous belkin transmitter, it plugged into the base of my ipod (where you put the charging cable) as opposed to the audio jack, I don't know if that has made the difference as my old belkin transmitter had perfectly clear sound.
I think it can be a bit hit or miss with these transmitters whether you get a good one or not, I wouldn't recommend it on the basis of my experience however I did research it before a bought it and it got lots of positive reviews.