Those cassette adaptor things...

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...do they work very well, or does it sound totally crap?

I've got the standard Ford 5000 unit in the Mondeo, and i've got a trip to Scotland this weekend so i'm looking to use an MP3 player.

Theres loads on eBay for £2 - £3 each so hardly expensive, just wanted to know if anyones used one before, and if they are worth buying/using, or sticking to CD's!

Cheers,

Phil.
 
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I've got a belkin one (boo hiss) and it did the job in my Escort. I'd say the quality was on par with the radio.
 
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Worth a shot - depends on the HU. Some of mine refused to accept it as a playable tape and would stop it automatically after a few seconds, or reverse it and then stop.

Worked just fine in some instances though, bit quiet or grainy but much, much more preferable than not at all! :)
 
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I got one from Tescos.. Its very good, I use it with my phone. No distortion at all, its just as if the phone is plugged into the stereo. If you find that at first it sounds a bit garbled try rewinding the tape.
 
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I had the standard Ford stereo in my car and it accepted it fine, probably due to it's cheap mechanical nature :p i didn't find any grainyness at all, it was just a couple of notches quieter on the volume.
 
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Also have a Belkin one, which works fine for me. I've also tried one of those short-range FM transmitters which was pretty dire, far worse quality-wise than the cassette.
 
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Yea, my original I-trip was great but died :( The replacement 12v powered Belkin is useless! :(

Still, a cable's much more reliable for the most part :)
 
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One of my mates has one for his Lexus IS200 Navigator as its CD player is busted...i think he paid a fiver for it and it's pretty decent for what it is...

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They seem to work absolutely fine, i guess it depends on the quality of the tape deck in the car.
 
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Had one years ago, worked fine, little on the low side on volume which made for laughs when i switched back to tuner and got a big wakeup call :D

Mine was like that, when I turned from tape to radio I nearly ended up in a hedge from the shock!
 
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I found the same when I used one many many years ago. Not seen a cassette player in a car for years.

most BMWs bar the current shapes have them as well as a 6 cd changer. Generally the ones without the changer got a single cd in the dash.

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My car has the harman kardon stereo upgrade and still has a tape deck! lol
 
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