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      10-28-2005, 06:18 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by JBM View Post
Seriously . . . there are a lot of posts on this.

Here's the breakdown.

Get either the belkin or the monster car charger. Both have the minijack output. Plug the charger into your car and the other end into the iPod. Plug a male to male line from the minijack output on the charger to the aux input of your 3 series. The reason for this is to allow you to put the line out feed from the iPod into the aux input of the car. This line out feed provides a non-amplified data stream. Therefore this will allow you a single volume control (the car's) to control how loud it is.

If you plug the regular headphone jack on the iPod into the aux input of the 3 series, you have to optimize the volume on the iPod and then adjust the volume on the 3 series to get a non-distorted sound. But this setup will work.

Although the aux input is nice and a welcome additive, there is no iPod specific controller included or available for the 2006 3 series. In other words, you have to control the iPod through the iPod. You canNOT control it through the head unit or the steering wheel.

BMW may in the future release this, but we'll see.

The benefit of this current setup is that you can use any MP3 player or sound source with your car. Although I'm a big Apple fan, choice is important too, and some people like their players and should be able to use them with their cars.

Sound will be fine. CDs should sound the same in the car as the iPod or any other MP3 player. Remember a car is actually the worst type of location to listen to music (all because of the wind noise and other distractions). So the minor differences between CD quality and MP3 are not noticable in the car.

P.S. The belkin model has a volume control on it and can act as a very low power amp. The negative of this is that since the power plug is in close proximity to the miniplug you may get a hissing sound. therefore you'll need a grounding terminal. I would recommend the Monster kit instead. But that's just my 2 cents . . .

I'm experiencing a hissing/swimming sound using the monster kit. It comes and goes intermittently. I read the entire post and I might've missed it but do I need to do something special to make that little noise go away? Better cable? Grounding?
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      02-06-2007, 06:24 PM   #25
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Try another cable with the monster.
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