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Question Best way to play a mp3 player

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I have a 2006.5 Optima and have recently bought a zune. Since the car doesn't have a aux outlet and I don't plan on replacing my cd/radio player. What is the best way to play my zune in the car. I currently have a radio broadcast thingy that uses any station that has nothing on it. But I find that the sound quality is less than what it is with the cd player itself. can someone please help?
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this is the only thing Ive been able to come up with. I too , am looking for exactly the same thing as you.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142FMMO...02.html?tp=121
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My 2007 optima has a 12v plug in the arm rest console. Just pick up a 12v to USB converter ($5) and your zune will stay charged forever. As far as the FM Modulator goes, theres only one way to get the best sound quality. Either buy a really expensive one, or do what I did.... remove the battery panel, and hardwire the unit to the radio fuse. When the battery begins to die, the signal strength goes with it. Keeping it at 100% power will help with quality issues.
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I think the mp3 input under the driver's arm rest started in 2007+ models. 2006.5 models don't have it.

Your sound quality is always going to sound better from a CD than an mp3 player (or .mp3 files jammed onto a CD), it's the way the files are compressed that affects sound quality. Not really a huge issue..

Rather than using the FM transmitter adapter use the straight tape adapter, it's just a tape with a plug in for your mp3 and plays your mp3 player via your tape player in the car. You have to deal with a wire coming out of your tape player though (aesthetics..)

Or take a trip to best buy and purchase one of their $20-$25 convertors.
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